I wonder what's better though; dying now and going to hell or getting to live to see the Apocalypse and then getting sent to hell. What do you guys think?
People will go to hell not because they are murderers, drunkards or what have you. People will go to hell because they are SINNERS!
Can my good works save me?
Jesus said in Matthew 5:48 "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."
Who can then be perfect? Of course nobody lahat tayo may kasalanan eh.
It is not your good works who will save you but your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faithand this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast."
Who can then be perfect? Of course nobody lahat tayo may kasalanan eh. That's inherently flawed, since it is already the Lord Himself who is calling people to perfection.
Again, forgetting verse 10 there, I see.
Except for Jesus can you think of anybody who has achieved perfection? Perfection meaning someone who did not sin? The Lord maybe calling us to perfection but who can really be perfect in one's lifetime?
Verse 10 was not included because it talks about something else. Let's look at verses 8 to 10 and see what it means.
Paul is only talking here to those who are already saved meaning those who has accepted Jesus as Savior through faith. The PREPARED GOOD WORKS is only for those who have already been saved. It is not the Good WORKS that saves you but you now have the Holy Spirit within you, clearing your eyes on what needs to be done. Having experienced Jesus's saving grace you will now do these things for Him.
Again with the fruits of the spirit if you are truly saved, you will act with kindness towards your fellow man.
This is a state of your saved condition. If indeed you have been truly saved then you will know what God has called on you to do.
IF ONE IS TRULY SAVED... NO ONE CAN SNATCH HIM FROM THE LORD'S HAND.
It says there that a man who is saved cannot be snatched from the Lord's hand. It doesn't say he will not sin again.
Again we will always sin that is why man cannot go to heaven on his own and on his own merits.