Tuesday, September 14, 2010

If people try their very best, won't God let them into heaven?

It is amazing how many people simply "hope" they will make it to heaven. It's a lot like putting the human race on a ladder and then saying that the more good deeds a person does, the higher on the rungs he goes, with the lowest scoundrel on the bottom and the most saintly on the top. Then if they were ask to select which rung on which God would draw the line for salvation, most would respond that the cutoff is just below their rung. Then they play a balancing scale game with their good versus their evil deed but cannot know the outcome until the end.

This is why we must rely on what God's Word says, as in Ephesians 2:8 &9 "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." Salvation does not come through comparison with others or through good works, it can only come through faith in Jesus. If you have never trusted Christ, won't you do it today? It is not through trying your best, salvation is through putting your trust in Jesus Christ.

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