Can we earn our salvation?
Can we go to Heaven based on good works? Can a sinner go to Heaven? Do we deserve to go to Heaven?
These are the questions we often ask ourselves or the questions we encounter most of the time. But what are the answers?
The truth is, we can only go to Heaven if we truly and genuinely ask Jesus to be our Lord and Savior.
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
I want to emphasize the phrase ‘believe in your heart’ because there are some people who only view Jesus as their one-way ticket to Heaven. They confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior but do not allow Him to be the Lord over their lives. If you believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord, you will allow Him to intervene in your life and influence your choices. You cannot say Jesus is your Lord if you continue to live in sin.
“If you love me, you will keep My commandments.” (John14:15)
Can good works save us?
Good works cannot save us, but genuinely believing that Jesus is Lord and that He died for our sins compels us to do good works. You see the difference? You can’t earn your salvation through good works because we all fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), and the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
The blood of Christ removes the death penalty from us each time we sin only when we truly repent. Repentance involves turning from sin and following God and His law.
Can we earn our salvation based on good works? No. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Watch the video for an exact representation on why we can’t earn our way to Heaven based on good works!
This article was written by Le-Jovale Vallejo. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily the opinions of GOD TV.