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The Common Spiritual Misconception

confusedIf you would ask 100 people on how they believed they would arrive in Heaven, most would say that it is based on living a good life, doing more good than bad, and essentially just being a “good person”.
Then if you would ask them; “Do you believe that you are a “good person?”, they would undoubtedly say that they were. They would quickly think of someone they considered worse than themselves and feel justified in their good assessment of themselves.

The truth is, God is not going to be grading anyone on the “good person” curve. The truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ is that the only one who will be in Heaven are those who have placed their faith in Him as Savior. Salvation comes from trusting in Jesus, not from being good. Of course, once you place your trust in Jesus and become His follower, your heart will change and good will come. The good however, is the result of salvation rather than the path to salvation.

We are saved by faith in Christ apart from our good works, as clearly stated in Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

You see, it is faith in Christ’s goodness when He died on the cross for your sin that you must trust in, not in your own goodness. We have all sinned, and that sin disqualifies us from being good enough to go to Heaven based on our own righteousness. We need a greater righteousness than ours, and Jesus provides that for us as a free gift, the moment we place our trust in Him as our sin bearer and Savior. What good news! Jesus has purchased your redemption and paid the whole price Himself! Now he offers it to you for free if you will accept Him.

Just pray to Him right now and say, “Jesus, I need you. I thank you for dying for MY sin. I invite you right now to be my Lord and my Savior. I believe that because you died for me, I am accepted by You and granted a place in Heaven with you forever. Thank you Jesus. Help me to live for You from now on. In Jesus name, Amen.

April 28, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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