Good Deeds Alone Won’t Get Us Into Heaven
Good deeds alone will not get us into heaven. There are some Christians who believe that if they just do enough good things that God will look over their sins and He will accept them into heaven because they gave a prophet a drink of cold water in the name of a prophet. (A misunderstanding of Matthew 10:40-42) God will never condemn anyone for doing things that are loving, we are made in the image of God and we are not completely cold hearted (like a demon, fully demonic). But many of us have attributes of God AND ARE STILL IN SIN, and the Holy Spirit is calling us to OVERCOME SIN. If you are doing good things for others and you are helping them but you still have sin in your life, that will NOT be justified before God (the sin). He will not just forget about it because you have helped others. You will be blessed for what you have done, for helping others, but still if you have sin in your life, that sin is still taking you to hell. Be warned that God does not make exceptions for people who do good things. He loves all of us, but He is calling all of us to live completely righteously. I fear God, I am afraid that if I do anything that displeases Him, He can cast me into hell, my life will be destroyed. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God. (Hebrews 10:31) But perfect love drives out fear (1 John 4:18) and we know that if we abide in His perfect love, if we truly do the things that He asks then He will bless, us, He will protect us and He will lead us into everlasting life. But we cannot think that we can serve ourselves, do things that are sinful in the flesh and then just help others and do good deeds outwardly before men that will merit eternal life. We need to be very careful that we obey the words of Jesus and live on every single word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Are we really living completely holy and righteous without sin, as Jesus called us to be perfect as our Father in Heaven is perfect? (Matthew 5:48) Are we saying; “Lord, show me if there is anything in my life that is sinful so that I can repent of that and not do it, I don’t want to be disobedient.” We need to check our own heart and our own life and make sure that we are completely pure before God. Don’t be deceived; Not one sin and not one sinner is entering into the Kingdom of Heaven, into that eternal Kingdom. Obey Jesus or you will perish.