Thursday, February 14, 2008

Do good deeds, go to Heaven.

It was interesting to watch the hearings on steroid abuse in baseball put on by the House Oversight & Govt. Reform Committee. It was interesting, I guess, because I was actually watching our tax dollars going down the drain. We all know that's where our money goes, but to really see it is another thing.

Anyway, there was one comment that really stuck out to me in all the hours of the, 'he said, he said' back and forth.

Congresswoman Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York (the name kind of fit) said that because of all the good works of Roger Clemens, he was sure to go to Heaven.

That's what most people believe too. If I can do enough good works, tip the scales a little more in the favor of God, then I will go to Heaven.

I seem to remember God Himself saying unless one is born again, he will by no means enter Heaven. The Bible says that there is none good, no not one. The Bible says that you cannot enter Heaven based on your good works. The Bible also says that salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ and not of works, lest any man should boast.

Do you think your good enough to go to Heaven? You want to take a quick 8 question test to find out?

Just click the flashing link on the right side of the page that say's "Are you a good person?" to take the test.


Joseph Albrecht said...

I haven't seen until now. This can be very effective! I've posted the site on my MSN and Warcraft names now. :)

We need to come back to the essentials like this very often.

pastorbrianculver said...

a friend of mine has on a piece of paper taped to his back window of his car. We were sitting at McDonald's one day eating when a person came up to us and asked if that was his car. You never know who might be impacted from it!

Anonymous said...

I am not trying to create an arugement or conflict. I simply am trying to find peace in my heart about my Christin belief. With that said, I wanted to ask your interpretation of James 2:14-26.

14What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

15If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

25Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.