After you accept Jesus, and your heart is bubbling over to share His Word with the world, expect a backlash. Nonbelievers will mock and ridicule you. People who consider themselves spiritual enough, without Jesus, will say He is not the only way. They will argue over this point. Good works alone, however, are not enough to enter the kingdom of heaven.
You have been saved by grace through believing. You did not save yourselves; it was a gift from God. It was not the result of your own efforts, so you cannot brag about it. (NCV)
No one can ever be so good. In fact, it would be arrogant even to suggest that you could enter heaven on your own merit, without the sacrifice of Jesus covering your sins. If this were possible, Jesus dying on the cross would be joke.
As the Scriptures say:
“There is no one who always does what is right,
not even one.
There is no one who understands.
There is no one who looks to God for help.
All have turned away.
Together, everyone has become useless.
There is no one who does anything good;
there is not even one.” (NCV)
At the last day, many people who thought “being good” would be good enough to get into heaven will end up sadly disappointed. So, accept the truth while you can. Accept Jesus into your heart now, while you still have time. All He asks of you is your simple faith in Him.
Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.” (NKJV)
Yes, many are invited, but only a few are chosen. (NCV)