Heaven is a Free Gift!
The Bible says “For the wages of sin is death, but the GIFT of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
And because HEAVEN IS A GIFT, like any other genuine gifts …
It is Not Earned or Deserved
No amount of personal effort, good works, or religious deeds can earn a place for you in Heaven.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2: 8-9)
WHY is it that no one can earn his way to heaven? Because…
Man is a Sinner
“For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
Sin is breaking God’s law. Sin includes such things as: lying, lust, cheating, deceit, anger, evil thoughts, immoral behavior, and more.
And because of this …
Man Cannot Save Himself
If you wanted to save yourself by good deeds, do you know how good you would have to be?
“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)
With such a high standard, no one can save himself. However, in spite of our sin …