Wednesday, August 8, 2012

God only grants eternal life to those who merit salvation

Scripture is very clear.  God only grants eternal life to those who merit salvation:

Exodus 20:6

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And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

1 Corinthians 6:8-10

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Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Revelation 22:13-15

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13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

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Can it be any clearer?  

You must merit eternal life by doing good in your life.  If you don't, you will die in your sins.  God is no respecter of persons.  It doesn't matter if you're Jew, Greek, Catholic, Protestant, or whatever.  Unless you obey God's law and do good until the end, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven:

Romans 2:1-13

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Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Notice something else.  God judges who has done good and who doesn't.  We don't.  We are not our own judges.  It doesn't matter how much faith you think you have.  God is He who reads your heart.  If your faith is self deception.  God is not deceived.  He judges your faith.  He judges your works.

1 Corinthians 4:2-4

King James Version (KJV)
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.


De Maria

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