Do Good People go to Heaven?
In today’s world there is a belief that good people go to Heaven. This is based upon a belief that God, being just, would weigh the good works of a person against the bad, and the good person would have the scales of God’s justice balance in their favor.
Consider this example showing how some individuals think in regards to “Good” people: Three people unable to swim were dropped in a lake. One was dropped in the middle of the lake, another one quarter of the way to the shore and the last very close to the shore of safety. The World looks at certain people as better than others, the really good person is the one closest to the shore and safety, the least good is in the middle of the Lake. The example is that without Faith in Jesus their goodness will not save them no matter how great it is (Shown as one of them being very close to shore and safety). They all will drown, their good works will not save them. Our goodness, good works performed outside of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, are “filthy rags” in God’s sight and cannot save us! In Romans 3: 10-11 Paul quotes the prophet Isaiah saying: “There is no one righteous, not even one, there is no one who understands, there is no one who seeks after God (But Jesus seeks after the sinner).” In the Fall of Adam we all became like a dead people, (Dead to God in our spirits) in a Tomb Like Lazarus. Until he heard the Lord call him to Life.
It is so wonderful to have a loving God who sees us in our miserable fallen condition, has mercy on us and saves us — no goodness or works needed! (Ephesians 2:8) He seeks us like He did Adam and Eve, covers our sins, calls us to Life everlasting!
He rejects the proud and self-righteous, gives grace to the humble and abased. He chose some fisherman to give His message and confounded the wise! Jesus came to save sinners. Jesus as God the Son put the Pharisees (“good” people of Jesus’ day) to shame. When they were condemning a woman to death for adultery. The King Of Kings said to them: “He who is without sin cast the first stone.” How divine, He is able to forgive all your sins with no prerequisites — just belief (faith). Call on Jesus, He will rescue you as He did that woman. Good works or religion can’t save you — the Lord rejects them — you will still drown!
He is still seeking the lost today. If you hear His voice do not harden your heart. Read the Bible, the Book of John is a good place to start!
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