DO GOOD PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN?

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DO GOOD PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN?

Post by Brenda Pike » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:21 pm

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"Jesus answered and said to him [Nicodemus], 'Most
assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he
cannot see the kingdom of God.'"1

If ever there was an individual who would have
qualified for heaven through his goodness, it would
have been Nicodemus, a religious leader of Christ's
day.

By all human standards Nicodemus would have been a
model citizen--strong in character, a man of integrity,
and a sincere religious leader. It was to this good man
that Jesus said, "You must be born again." In other
words, unless a man/woman is born again, he/she will
not even see the kingdom of God/heaven, let alone enter
it.

"You must be born again," meant that Nicodemus, like
everybody else, needed to be born spiritually (as well
as physically) if he was to enter God's heaven.

Once, after addressing a group of church workers, the
famous evangelist Dwight Moody was confronted by an
angry person. "Mr. Moody," she said, "do you mean to
tell me that I, an educated woman, taught from
childhood in good ways, and all my life interested in
the church and doing good, must enter heaven the same
way as the worst criminal of our day?"

"No, madam," said Mr. Moody, "I don't; God does. He
says everyone who would enter heaven, no matter how
good they think they are, or how well educated, or
zealous in good works, must be born again [that is,
born spiritually]."

The difficult thing to grasp is that our sin has made
us spiritually dead to God. This is why we all need to
be reborn spiritually. To become a member of the human
family, we were born physically. To become a member of
God's family, we need to be born again spiritually. But
how can we do this?

Contrary to what many people think, it isn't by being
good or through good works...or religion. It is simply
by confessing our sinfulness to God and by believing
that his Son, Jesus Christ died on the cross for our
sins, and by responding to his call to receive him into
our heart and life as personal Lord and Savior.

If you're not sure that you have been born again
spiritually, you can be--right now--by sincerely
praying a prayer such as the following: "Dear God, I
confess that I am a sinner and ask for your
forgiveness. I believe that Jesus, your Son, died on
the cross to pay the consequences or penalty for all my
sins. And dear Jesus, I thank you for doing this for
me. Please come into my life as Savior and Lord and
help me to become the person you want me to be and to
live always for you. Thank you for your forgiveness and
the assurance that I will spend eternity with you in
heaven forever."


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Post by Janice Kennedy » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:39 pm

Another wonderfu artlicle, Brenda. Yes, being born again, spiritually is the only way into Heaven.
It is by grace that we are saved,it is a gift from God, all we have to do is accept His Son, and repent.
We can never earn our way in, by our good works or deeds.

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Re: DO GOOD PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN?

Post by B.J.Morbitzer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:50 pm

Dear Brenda.,
Yes I agree with Jan, Another wonderful and blessed artlicle.
I truly agree that being born again is the only way to the gates of Heaven.
To be with our Heavenly Father God and His Son Jesus Christ.
I thank you for sharing this write Brenda.
GLYASDI
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Post by Sharlee » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:57 pm

Wonderful post Brenda. God has made it so simple, sad that man thinks he must do something. The something he needs to do is accept, repent, and receive. I so enjoyed reading this. May you day be filled with God's blessings.
Love,
Sharlee

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Post by Brenda Pike » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:10 pm

THANKS DEAR JAN, I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENT. I HAD TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE, MANY DON'T REALIZE THAT BEING SAVED, IS TAKING JESUS INTO YOUR HEART AND SOUL, MAKING HIM YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR IS THE WAY. BELIEVE AND ACKNOWLEDGE JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD. GOD BLESS YOU. LOVE BRENDA

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Post by Brenda Pike » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:14 pm

THANK YOU DEAR B.J. FOR YOUR COMMENTS. GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL. GLYASDI. LOVE BRENDA

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Post by Brenda Pike » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:18 pm

SHARLEE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS DEAR FRIEND. YES, I'VE SEEN MANY WHO THINK THEY CAN BUY THEIR WAY INTO HEAVEN OR THEIR GOOD WORKS GET THEM TO HEAVEN AND MISS THE PEARLY GATES. GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL.
LOVE BRENDA

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Re: DO GOOD PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN?

Post by Hope » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:56 am

Brenda,
This says it all Not by works do we make it to Heaven.But by accepting Jesus into our hearts and asking for forgiveness of our sins. That is why Jesus was sacrificed on the cross was for our sins. After we accept Him into our lives we want to live for Him and then we see the changes comming into our lives. And yes that includes doing good things from the heart for others.

God Bless You Love Eva

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Post by Brenda Pike » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:44 am

Eva, thank you for your comment and you're so correct, good works counts when your saved by Jesus Christ. Helping and doing good deeds from the heart is one of His commandments. Bless you and yours. Love Brenda

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