I want you to tell you something big, plain and straight. Salvation is not a reward for the righteous. It is a gift for the guilty.
Many come to church and perhaps say, “You know, I need to change my way of living. I’m going to change my lifestyle. I want to be right with God.” And so they begin to reform themselves.
I‘ve often wondered what a church full of Pharisees would be like. Number One, they would be the most faithful attendees. Number Two, all of them would tithe. Number Three, they would live outwardly clean, pure, moral lives. Number Four, they would be very busy doing church work. Sounds like a good church, doesn’t it?
Oh, did I forget to mention Number Five? They would all be going to hell. Why? Because they are ignorant of God’s righteousness. They attempt to establish their own righteousness and have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
The worst form of badness is human goodness when human goodness becomes a substitute for the new birth.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst and author. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on True Conservative Pundit and Inspirational Christian Blogs, and from there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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