Saturday, December 5, 2009

I feel that I am a good person; won't God accept that?

Many people think that if they can live a good life, if the "good works outweigh the bad", then they think that they have somehow "earned" their way to heaven.

Picture yourself with the nicest car money can buy headed down the road toward the river during the spring rains. In order to cross that swollen river, you must use the bridge that has been provided. It is not a matter of how "good" your car is, it will not make it across if you do not use the bridge. Whether it is an "old junker" or "new off the showroom floor", both will be caught in the current of the river if you attempt to cross anywhere other than on "the bridge".

The Bible says "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."(Ephesians 2:8&9) Good works have nothing to do with a person entering into a right relation with God, because you cannot earn it. In Titus 3:5 God's Word says "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us". Jesus is "the bridge" that we must rely on to get to heaven. It is so very important that you rely totally on what Jesus has done on the cross for you. In John 14:6 Jesus states "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." I hope you will put your trust in Him today.

It is eternally important that you rely on what Jesus has aready done on the cross for you.

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