We can never be good enough to get into Heaven on our own. The reason is God is pure and holy, and every sin is an offence to God. He does not take our good deeds and see if they out weight the bad deeds.
“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” James 2:10
That is why we need Christ, for He came into the world to take away our sins. We can not remove our sins and guilt but Christ can, because He was the Son of God, and He was sinless.
When we trust Christ as our Saviour, and come to Him by faith, all our sins are forgiven.
“And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Revelation 21:27
We can trust Jesus and what He has done for us, and that’s the only way to Heaven.
Patsy Lambert is from Whitmire. Her columns appear weekly in The Newberry Observer.