Wednesday, February 06, 2008

It Is A Gift!!!

No matter where people are from, any culture, any social ranking, most of them naturally believe they can please God and go to heaven by doing good deeds. They figure that if they do more good than bad, they will earn their way to heaven.

Nowhere in the Bible is going to heaven by good works taught. We cannot pay for our sins by our good deeds. However, a price has been paid for our sins. Jesus’ death on the cross is the only payment God will accept. Salvation is a free gift offered to those that will accept Christ’s work as payment for all their sins. Here are some verses showing that salvation’s price has already been paid, and that it is a free gift to us:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Eph. 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  • 1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

An article from The Bible View by Bill Brinkworth

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