For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
In a survey conducted last year by the Pew Research Center, nearly three-fourths of U.S. adults said they believe in heaven, but there was widespread disagreement about how to get there. Among all Americans, nearly 40 percent said heaven will be the home of those who do not even believe in God. Among those calling themselves Christians, 58 percent said there are multiple religions that can lead to heaven.
The poll didn’t ask about whether we can go to heaven on the basis of good works, but many people seem to believe so. Ask them why they think they’re going to heaven, and they’ll say they’re trying to live a good life.
The Bible teaches we are saved by faith and grace alone. Eternal life is the gift of God, purchased for us by Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection. We engage in good works because we are saved, not in order to be saved. Good works don’t earn our salvation; they are the result of our salvation in Christ. You must receive His gift of everlasting life.
Christ’s mission on earth was to give men Life…. Spiritual and Eternal Life. Henry Drummond
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