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Can I Just be a Good Person And Go To Heaven???
« on: October 03, 2013, 01:08:39 PM »

Can I Just be a Good Person And Go To Heaven???

"People are basically good", wrote a great poet, "it is only their behavior that lets them down."

 It is amazing to think that some people actually believe they are good enough to get into heaven. Perhaps it is because we read so much bad news in the papers about others that we are quick to conclude that by comparison we are superior, and so deserving of a place in eternity.

 The fact that the same person can think themself superior to others, whilst at the same time criticizing Christians for arrogance underlines one of the joys of living in a post-modern world. But how do we respond to the question, Why can’t I just be a good person? Isn’t it unfair of God to say that you can’t get into heaven unless you believe in Him, even though you have been a good person? Who does He think he is!

 It is NOT a question of being more *good than bad,* in order to qualify for eternal life. Jesus seems to define goodness in terms of being 'like God', and on that basis, NO ONE anywhere is good enough.

 However, ‘The Gospel’ is good news. The good news is that getting into heaven is first and foremost about forgiveness and receive spiritual life by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit ONLY indwell those that are saved...and those that are not saved are spiritually dead!!!! Christians can be sure that they are going to heaven, not because 'they' are so good, but because they have received forgiveness of all their sins and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. It really that easy. Its a free gift!

 Do you want it? Here is what you must do to get it. But remember it is NOT just ‘forgiveness of sin’ but the ‘imputation of spiritual life’ by virtue of Christ resurrection. He died forgiving your sins and he rose from the dead to impart eternal life.

 Do you believe Jesus died to pay your sin debt, was buried and rose from the dead to give you the gift of eternal life? This is what is required to receive salvation.(1Cor. 15:3,4)

 1 Thess: 4:14
 "For if we believe that *Jesus died and rose again* (To save you), even so them also which sleep(died) in Jesus will God bring with him." [Emphasis for clarity]

 Please place your faith in Jesus and what he did for your salvation now while you still have time. And of course faith is the conviction that something is true that we rely-on or trust-in

 Best to place your faith in Christ now and his sacrafice for you while it is fresh on your mind!
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