I dont understand why the bible says you dont get to heaven through good works but through accepting the lord into your heart but then the bible says many references about people sinning and going to hell believers or not.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:18 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 9:54 PM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by MicahsMom612 at 9:54 PM on Mar. 5, 2009
Jesus Christ died to open the gates of Heaven that were closed after Adam fell. There is NOTHING a human can do to get himself into Heaven--only through the price Jesus paid on the cross--thus the Perfect Sacrifice. This Sacrifice is the Redemption---accepting Redemption leads to Salvation. We all have the opportunity to turn to Christ and accept Redemption and thus Salvation. All mankind have been redeemed--those that have accepted and LIVED it will be saved. You can throw this "gift" back at God any time you want and thus go to Hell. Works do not save a human soul but are the fruits of living for Christ. One cannot be living for Christ and lack "good works"--but there is no "good works" that will get you into Heaven. We are saved by Grace alone---and thus our lives show the love of God through the works we do. A tree is known by its fruit.......
Answer by Anonymous at 10:10 PM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by hinson7169 at 11:00 PM on Mar. 5, 2009
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:02 AM on Mar. 6, 2009
Answer by stvmen88 at 7:55 AM on Mar. 6, 2009
Answer by oldermomof5 at 11:19 AM on Mar. 6, 2009
I needed to step back a sec. What I'm trying to say is this. yes Christ did pay a debt that we could not even Begin to pay back ourselves. But If we just sit back and say I believe hallelujah. all is forgiven and not work on ourselves, with God's help, or try to help others, by helping those through works of mercy. Then we are not living or preaching the Gospel. Preach the Gospel at all times when necessary use words. So faith alone will not do it. As will works alone will not.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 11:43 AM on Mar. 6, 2009
Answer by deedee3849 at 12:12 PM on Mar. 6, 2009