Since you believe there is a heaven and that you
have behaved well enough to go there, you apparently believe there is a God who
will judge us all, and He offers heaven as a reward for those who deserve it.
The problem with setting your own standards,
or your parents setting them is- What if they're wrong? What if your
not the same as God's? I know that gets a little personal, but there are billions of
people that have lived and died on this planet. most of which had some
kind of standard for living or religious practice.
If there is a God who is the final judge of our
actions, He must also set the standard for those actions. Otherwise there
could be no real justice. Everyone would just do what is right in their
own eyes. Hitler thought he was doing the right thing, and had no remorse
for his actions. Osama Bin Laden feels he deserves a reward for his
terrorism, which he believes honors God. Everyone can't be right.
God has to set the standard.
That's why we are so thankful that He left us His
Word, so we will know what He expects.