"Each to his own ideas.” I think I have heard that statement or one rather like it more times than I care to remember.
Some dear folks do not wish to hear that the Bible states that there is only one way to God, there is only one way to heaven at the end of life’s journey.
Before man sinned he was exactly the kind of person that God created him to be, and that was to be in perfect union with Himself. He bore the very image of God and reflected His very character. God who is Holy and man as he once was enjoyed perfect fellowship together but sin came in the form of disobedience on man’s part to one simple command from God.
All that was lost when Adam disobeyed and took the fruit that had been commanded by God not to eat. Adam’s sin has been passed on down through the generations, even to this present day; but at the very same time so has God’s remedy.
If a holy God has been offended by mere mortal man, it stands to reason that He has the right to stipulate the means by which that communion can be restored.
Back in Adam’s day God provided animal skin to clothe him and his wife - pointing to the fact that a sacrifice had been made, blood had been shed; and this was the grounds by which Adam and Eve were to meet with God from now on. God’s way was on the grounds of shed blood and not by their feeble efforts. They attempted to cover their nakedness with aprons they had made for themselves and they supposed that their own efforts would somehow make them acceptable in His sight. Notice also that it was they who ran away from God and not He who refused to see them!
Mankind has a few ideas of his own about the subject of approaching God and hoping to secure a home in heaven, but his ways are insufficient and will cause him to want to run away and hide from Him in the end. Be assured it is never because God is not seeking a good and happy, full and satisfying relationship with human kind.