Many people think following God’s laws and doing good works will get them into heaven. Muslims, for example, strive to keep the Five Pillars. If good deeds outweigh bad deeds, people hope God will accept them. But God says in the Bible that no person can earn heaven by following theses procedures or doctrines or principles.
“For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. . . . for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:20, 23).
The more a person tries to obey God’s laws found in the Bible (ultimately fulfilled in perfectly loving God and neighbor—Matthew 22:34-40), the more a person sees he is a sinner. God is a just Judge with a holy wrath against sinners (Romans 2:5). He will punish sinners—regardless of good deeds done or laws kept (Ecclesiastes 12:14; James 2:10; Revelation 20:11-15). Since sin prevents our entrance to heaven, who can help us?
The only thing that guarantees your place in Heaven is your faith in Christ Jesus. Thinking or doing things that makes you feel like you right with God is a fallacy from the devil or his way of telling you that you gain righteousness by doing good works.
Lets compare these two Bible verses and hear what the Bible says about those who thinks the can gain righteousness or can go to Heaven in their own ways without acknowledging and accepting the finish work of Christ on the cross:
But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousness’s [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
*What is the Bible trying to say here??….You have been bought at a price and not by works.
My beloved reader never be carried away when you are been told (consistently/always) to do good works and that will guarantee your assurance of going to heaven…its a lie from the pit (hell). Satan in his own way has blinded many and most pastors, teachers, and others from seeing the saving grace of God through Christ on the cross and that encourages them to tell the congregation to do more good and follow the law, so that they can go to heaven.
The Law is Good but it cant assures my appearance in Heaven. God in His way and wisdom has given us the path way to heaven and that’s by accepting Christ and believing in Him. He didn’t say if you follow the law and do good then you are made right with me or that’s your ticket to heaven for even His chosen people (Israel) couldn’t follow the law, and there Christ came in!, born perfect and lived perfect life, obeyed and followed the law diligently and then the Bible says “…….then whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”….Meaning if you come to accept Christ as your Lord and Personal Savior, you automatically become righteous and that you are made right with God because your burden of following the law was laid on him and He did just that. Hallelujah!
What law again do i need to have everlasting life??….doing good is good because there’s blessing in doing good. but it isn’t a way to heaven but it is what moves God to bless you with more of what you have.
If you become grace conscious, you live above sin and sin has no dominion over you or you will not under bondage of sin.
In all what am I trying to say here??….you cant be saved by doing good, neither can you be saved by following the law.
God is good. I live by grace, I am saved by grace and I move by grace.