Friday, November 13, 2009

Good Works Don't Save Us

"Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." Galatians 2:16

There is a story about a man that was visiting the burial site of a "holy man" from another religion. While visiting this site, the man asked the gatekeeper if the man was in heaven. The gatekeeper responded, that we can only hope that he is. If he did enough good deeds, our god will accept him. The man walked away grieving knowing that this "holy man" had followed a false, works-based faith with no assurance of heaven.

Some believe that doing works will get you to heaven. NOT TRUE!! Good works don't save anybody. God alone saves us by grace through faith. In Him we have assurance no other faith can offer.

Do you have that personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Have you poured your heart out to Him and asked him to come into your life and to be your Lord and Saviour? If you have I rejoice with you. If you havn't, I am saddened and pray that you will. What are you waiting for, the Father is waiting. There will be many people when we get to Heaven that we(Christians) will not see, why because they will be in hell because they did not do that one most very important step in life........asking God to be in our their life as their Saviour.

Do you have friends and family that are not Christians? Our family does. What do you do, how can you help them? Pray for them and be an example everyday of God living in and through you.

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