Good Deeds Are Not Enough

Good Deeds    There is no one who is good enough or kind enough to know God. Many people try to earn a place in heaven by performing "good" deeds such as attending church, giving money to the poor, or by getting baptized or christened.

    Despite their good intentions and diligent work, they will die eternally separated from God. It is impossible to earn entrance into heaven or into a personal relationship with God. As the Bible states in John 3:7, "You must be born again!"

    The Bible further warns: "The wages of sin is death." (Romans 6:23) The punishment for our sin is not just a bad day or a slap on the wrist–it’s an eternity of separation from God in hell. You may be thinking, "I thought God was a loving God. Why is the punishment for sin so harsh?" It is true that God is a loving God, but He is also a God of justice. As it would not be right for a judge to allow a criminal to go unpunished for his crimes, it is not right for God to allow a sinner to go unpunished.

    There is only one door to Heaven.