If our good deeds outweigh our bad deeds, will we enter heaven? Many people think so but what does God think?
1. God cannot be bribed with good deeds
Deuteronomy 10:17 “For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of
lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and
takes no bribe.”
2. Any bad deed can keep one out of heaven
James 2:10 “For whoever keeps the whole law buy fails in one point has
become accountable for all of it.”
3. Therefore, most people will not enter heaven
Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way
is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the
gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are
Truth is that which equals the facts. Is the statement, “In John 14:6 it says that Jesus is the only way to the Father” true? This statement is indeed part of John 14:6, therefore, the statement is true – it equals the facts.
Truth is Not Wishful Thinking
Truth is not what equals wishful thinking. For example, I wish to determine my own way to heaven, therefore, I do. But in the case of heaven it is God who determines who is admitted and no amount of wishful thinking will change that.
Not All Truth is Relative
The most prevalent competing view of truth is that truth can be show to be false with three questions:
- Are you sure?
- Really sure?
- Absolutely sure?
If the answer is no, then there can be absolute truth. But if the answer is yes, then all truth is not relative, for there is at least one absolute truth, which is that all true is relative. But if there is one absolute truth, why can’t there be more? Indeed there are. For example, all people should always be loving and intelligent.
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I wish there wasn’t but wishful thinking does not make it so. Jesus thought there was a hell.
Mark 9:43 “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.”
Who’s better to know?