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What Are the Keys of Heaven? JESUS's

  • Death

    Jesus's DEATH: Isaiah 53:5 “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.”

    (See also: Romans 5:6, 8; John 3:14-17)

  • Burial

    Jesus's BURIAL: Isaiah 53:9 “And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.”

    (See also: Matthew 27:57-60; Psalm 103:1-5, 8, 10-12)

  • Resurrection

    Jesus's RESURRECTION: Psalm 16:10 “For thou wilt not leave My soul in hell; neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption.”

    (See also: Isaiah 53:10-12; Psalm 49:15; Mark 16:6-7)

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The Keys of Heaven Ministries, by Gary and Vicky Westgerdes
The Keys of Heaven Ministries, by Gary and Vicky Westgerdes
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Hello, and welcome to the website! The Keys of Heaven Ministries was founded by Gary Westgerdes, located in Celina, Ohio.  

"As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us."  (Psalm 103:12)

Hi, my name is Gary Westgerdes, the founder of The Keys of Heaven Ministries. I was born and raised in a Catholic family in a mostly Catholic community, in Ohio. At age seven a religion class that I was in was being taught about heaven and hell; God was convicting me of my sin and I was worried about going to hell. A week or so later, the class teacher, I don't know why, read John 3:16 and upon hearing God's word I was born again as I trusted in Jesus for the forgiveness of my sins, “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." After wandering from God my Father this prodigal son returned home at age 23 for forgiveness. I celebrated my 57th year as a Child of God the summer of 2020. View my testimony to hear more.

My wife Victoria and I have been blessed with five wonderful children and seven beautiful grandchildren. Read More

 

Contact Gary

E-mail> [email protected]
Mail: The Keys of Heaven Ministries, Gary Westgerdes,

313 E Wayne St, Celina, OH 45822-1520
iPhone: 419-953-4633
Home: 567-890-9409 

Donations: If you would like to donate you may do so by mailing a check to the above address, payable to Gary Westgerdes.
Donations are not tax deductible. Gifts will be used for the printing, mailing and distribution of brochures. 

Thank You For Your Prayers & Support. 

Former Catholic interviewed by Pastor in 2009.

Please check out the website www.thekeysofheaven.com/resources/book/ for my recent book published to achieve the goal mentioned at the end of the video.
The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart, it compares the differences between Biblical Christianity and Catholicism.

B.C. Jesus died once, sacrificed on the cross shedding his blood for the forgiveness of the world's sins. Your sin debt is paid in full.
Cath. Jesus is offered daily many times throughout the world in an unbloddy manner during the sacrifice of the Mass, your suffering and good works may be added to complete the offering for the sins of the world this is pictured by the pouring of water into the chalice of wine. The final cleansing before heaven, if necessary, will take place in purgatory.

B.C. Jesus is the door to heaven, his sheep hear and follow his voice.
Cath. Jesus's death and resurrection opened the door to heaven, Catholics follow the voice of the Church for guidance to achieve heaven.

B.C. Jesus offers assurance of eternal life through his word and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Cath. There is no assurance of eternal life because you may decide to reject Christ/Church even up until your last breath.

B.C. Written final proof of what we believe is in the Bible/Scriptures.
Cath. Written final proof of what we believe is in the Catechism.

B. C. Gal. 6:14 "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ..."
Cath. CCC-1327 "In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: 'Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.'"

1 Corinthians 2: 9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them to us by his Spirit..." Read Revelation chapters 21-22.
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Former Catholic interviewed by Pastor in 2009. Please check out the website https:www.thekeysofheaven.com/resources/book/ for my recent book published to achieve the goal mentioned at the end of the video. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart, it compares the differences between Biblical Christianity and Catholicism.

B.C. Jesus died once, sacrificed on the cross shedding his blood for the forgiveness of the world's sins. Your sin debt is paid in full.
Cath. Jesus is offered daily many times throughout the world in an unbloddy manner during the sacrifice of the Mass, your suffering and good works may be added to complete the offering for the sins of the world this is pictured by the puring of water into the chalice of wine. The final cleansing before heaven, if necessary, will take place in purgatory.

B.C. Jesus is the door to heaven, his sheep hear and follow his voice.
Cath. Jesus's death and resurrection opened the door to heaven, Catholics follow the voice of the Church for guidance to achieve heaven.

B.C. Jesus offers assurance of eternal life through his word and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Cath. There is no assurance of eternal life because you may decide to reject Christ/Church even up until your last breath.

B.C. Written, final proof of what we believe is in the Bible/Scriptures.
Cath. Written, final proof of what we believe is in the Catechism.

B. C. Gal. 6:14 "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ..."
Cath. CCC-1327 "In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: 'Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.'"
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The website includes a video of my testimony and the book is the achieved goal shared at the end of the video.

Some of the differences between Biblical Christianity and Catholicism explored in the book include:

Bib. C., Jesus died once, being crucified on the cross shedding his blood for the forgiveness of the world's sin debt, paying the debt in full.
Cath., Jesus is offered daily many times throughout the world in an un-bloody manner during the sacrifice of the Mass, to this sacrifice you may add your suffering and good works as a sacrifice to God for the world's sin. The faithful's offering is pictured/symbolized in the water that is added to the chalice.

Bib. C., Jesus is the Door to heaven, his sheep follow his voice.
Cath., Jesus's death and resurrection opened the door to heaven, Catholics follow the voice of the Church for guidance to achieve heaven.

Bib. C., Jesus offers assurance of eternal life through his word and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Cath., There is no assurance of eternal life because you may decide to reject Christ/Church even up until your last breath.

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
... See MoreSee Less

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Testimony of Gary Westgerdes. Please check out the website www.thekeysofheaven.com for my recent book published to help achieve the goal mentioned at the end of the video. The book is available on Amazon and is a comparison between Jesus’s Gospel of the Cross and the Catholic Gospel of the Eucharist. Only one gospel can be correct, I have chosen Jesus! ... See MoreSee Less

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Differences between Biblical Christianity and Catholicism.

BC: Jesus died once, sacrificed on the cross shedding his blood for the forgiveness of the world's sins.
C: Jesus is offered daily many times throughout the world in an unbloody manner during the sacrifice of the Mass to, your suffering and good works may be added to complete the offering for the world's sins.
BC: Jesus is the Door to heaven his sheep follow his voice.
C: Jesus's death and resurrection opened the door to heaven, Catholics follow the voice of the Church for guidance to achieve heaven.
BC: Jesus offers assurance of eternal life through his word and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
C: There is no assurance of eternal life because you may decide to reject Christ/Church even up until your last breath.

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart
... See MoreSee Less

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Compare the Two Gospels - Brochure Responses

Brad Heckman

Sep. 3, 2017

Sep. 3, 2017, 5:13 AM: "Hello, my name is Brad Heckman ... I had just read your pamphlet that I received in the mail and timing could not be more perfect. I recently had my eyes opened by reading the Bible and doing careful research online. I have questions and seek fellowship. I would love to meet with you sometime. I work second shift. Thank you for your time" (We met on Saturday Sep. 9, 2017 ).

Kathy Brown

Sep. 22, 2017

Sep. 22, 2017, 10:13 PM Kathy Brown: "I want to Thank You for sending me the brochure. I am a 78 year old widow being widowed now 9 years ... I have take(n) God into my heart as my Lord and my Savior and I feel that my life and my future are in His hands ... I make quilts for the terminally ill children and refurbish cabbage patch dolls for the needy kids. I would rather give and help than receive. I would appreciate your prayers for me ... Thank you for praying for me and God Bless you both. Regards, (Kathy Brown)

Non-Christian Jewish Friend

12/2017

A Paraphrase of about 10 – 15 minutes; “I really liked your pamphlet, it was very well written. I liked the way you just presented the facts and didn’t really bash anybody. You just laid it out for them to decide. It was very good.”

Text Message from: Christian Pastor, Steve Clayton

12/2017

“Bro Gary, I just wanted to congratulate you on the terrific Gospel Tract you have been distributing recently. It is excellent and a real blessing. Great to know others are working to get out the true Gospel. God Bless ... We will be praying for you and the power of God upon that tract. May many souls be added to Christ Kingdom.”

What Would I Say - Brochure Responses

CPL R. J.

Liberated Iraq

4-29-03

Dear Gary,

Thanks for the letter & pamphlets. I gave them away – hopefully they made a difference. How awesome that God used you to minister to us over here!

S. H.

Dear Gary,

     Thank you for the teaching on salvation. To answer the question “if tonight God asked you: Why should I let you into heaven? Why Should I give you eternal life” … the only way is through Jesus Christ and what He has done for me!! Praise God!!

     Thanks for your mail evangelism. What a good idea! I will pass the brochure along to others.

D. H.

January 30, 2005

Dear Gary,

     Thank you so much for your kind words and inspirational correspondence. Yes, I find all of the literature very helpful. Although I won’t be deploying back to Iraq with my unit due to my retirement, I’ve taken the liberty of duplicating the information and passing it out to my comrades who are deploying. If there is one thing that helped me through some very rough and trying times, while I was deployed in Iraq, was the assurance that God was with me always … watching over me and my soldiers.

     Well, Gary, I guess I’ll sign off for now. Again, thank you for your letter and literature. I hope to meet you upon my return home.

LCPL J. R.

USMC

27 July 2003, Kuwait City International Airport

Dear Gary,

    Thank you for the scripture pamphlets you sent me while I was in Iraq. I am amazed at how many letters I and others in my platoon have gotten from people who don’t even know us personally. It’s really great to know about all the support and prayers from back home.

     Thank you for keeping us in your prayers and for all of your support.

John SPC Martin

Kuwait

Dear Gary.

     How are you doing? I’m doing great, well as great as the desert allows. It’s a different kind of living, but we are getting by rather well. Thank you for the literature you’ve been sending, it is very enlightening. Sorry for the long time before responding, we are really busy. Hopefully, we will be home soon. See you soon. Thanks again.

S.S.

28 Jan 2005

Hello Gary,

     I wanted to thank you for the note of thanks you sent my husband J. S. It was very thoughtful and touched our hearts greatly.

     We have been retired from the U.S. Navy for 3 ½ years. We were involved during the Gulf War.

     Your support and letters do so much for so many in need.

     Thanks for the tracts you sent. I put them in my bible and perhaps I’ll be able to pass them on to someone else.

     Many thanks again for your prayers and support for all our service men and women.

Brochure Distribution

Total residents or businesses reached to date with brochures:

27,000+

Reached 15,000 in Mercer Country, Ohio, 5,000 in Washington D.C., 7,000 in Chicago

... One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise ... but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8,9)

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