Then almost rudely she queried, "Why?" As I looked at her face, I realized she didn't understand the motive and I started to formulate an answer that should have been obvious to her as well as to me, but I had rarely framed a response. "It's about souls to Heaven. It's all about heaven. We want people to get to heaven," I finally affirmed.
"Oh," she countered and her book came out, signaling that our conversation had ended.
The book of I John talks about: Doing what God wants you to do, believing in Jesus, confessing sins, loving your brothers by actually doing things in addition to saying them and then in chapter 5, verse 13, he writes:
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
In his gospel, John says God loved the world so much that He gave Jesus so we can believe in Him and have everlasting life. John 3:16-17:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.