How many times have you been at a funeral and heard people talking about the deceased. We hear things like… he was a very good person. He went to church every Sunday, gave to the Church and other charities, and he even helped out with some of the programs at church. I’m sure we will see him again in Heaven. During the eulogy it was never mentioned about this person’s love for God or about his relationship with God, but only about his good works. But my friend, let me tell you that good works alone will not get you in to Heaven. Today, I want to take a look at Good Works versus how to get to Heaven.
Many of the world’s churches today believe you can get to Heaven by doing good works. Some Churches believe that by sacrificing your life in a terrorist act you earn your way to heaven. They consider this a good work. Still other churches are knocking on your door and handing out tracks. They believe that this is a way to earn a place in Heaven. There’s nothing you can do to earn your way to Heaven.
The Bible tells us in John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Jesus tells us that He is the way to heaven. There is no other way to the Father which is in Heaven but by his Son Jesus. About 2,000 years ago the ultimate sacrifice was made. God son Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins. In Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Christ died for our sins so we do not have to die. In 1 John 1:9 tells us “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
If you are unsure about your relationship with God, I ask you to take a moment right now and confess your sins and ask Jesus into your life. This is the only way to get yourself into Heaven. If someone or a church is trying to lead you in a different direction… by working your way to Heaven…. run. Remember Christ died for you and now you have a loophole through Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:8 says “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” Yes… it’s a free gift from God! May God Bless You!
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16