Good Works Are Great, But Not Good Enough To Get Into Heaven!

Good works are nice to do but can not get you into heaven! NeedEncouragement.comPlease contact us if you have questions or if you need some encouragement.

The ideal scenario is that we do good works for others because of gratitude to God, but must remember that good works will NOT get anyone into heaven. A person can be the most helpful or friendliest guy or gal in the world and do good works, but without Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, there is no forgiveness of sin, and heaven will not be his eternal home without accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Since God has clarified that the only way to get to heaven is by faith in Him. If we could earn our way to heaven by our good works, then Christ’s death on the cross was UNNESSESARY if you looked at it that way. There is nothing at all wrong with doing good works, but if you are expecting them to get you to heaven, you are deceiving yourself and will never make it to heaven by the good works that we do! In the grand tapestry of life, good works serve as a testament to our gratitude towards God. It is an act of reverence and appreciation for the blessings bestowed upon us.

Picture this: a person, with genuine kindness and unfaltering compassion, goes about their days, spreading joy and lending a helping hand wherever it is needed. They are like rays of sunshine in a world often overshadowed by darkness. Their good works touch countless lives, bringing peace to those who yearn for it most. But in the middle of all these acts of benevolence, we must remember that good works alone cannot pave the path to heaven’s gate. For even the most selfless individual can never attain eternal salvation solely based on their deeds. It is through Christ’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross that forgiveness becomes obtainable; His divine mercy transcends any earthly goodness we may possess. The notion that one can earn their way into paradise purely through good works undermines the very essence of Jesus’ unparalleled act of love. However, let us not despair or belittle the significance of good works in our journey towards righteousness. These acts hold immense value within our earthly existence – they are tangible demonstrations of our faith and devotion to God’s teachings. By extending kindness to others without expectation or ulterior motive, we emulate Christ’s example and become vessels through which His love flows abundantly. So do not let discouragement take root if you find yourself pondering whether your efforts will secure your place in heaven’s embrace; instead channel that to your love and faith in God. ~ Bill Greguska

Ephesians 2:8-9  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.





Can I Get To Heaven With Good Works?



Nobody Is Going To Heaven By Doing Good Works!

Are You Putting Your Trust in Jesus Christ? God Does Not Want You To Follow Works And Rituals To Make Jesus Your Lord!

Our behavior during our lifetime does not influence God’s decision about whether we will go to Heaven or Hell; only what we believe in our hearts and how we live our lives for God that matters. If you are unsure, contact your pastor to discuss this with him. You can also look in the Bible for your answers. While there are many religions, there is only one way to heaven. Jesus explicitly states that “no one comes to the Father but through Me” John 14:6. He used several picture descriptions to emphasize this point—He called Himself the way (John 14:6), the door (John 10:9), the living bread John 6:51), and the good shepherd (John 10:11).

However, Some Biblical Elements Are Essential When Beginning A Relationship With Him:

  • Confess your sin and admit your need for a Savior. 1 John 1:9.
  • Are you going to trust Jesus Christ as the only possible Savior, acknowledging that He died for your sins, was buried, and rose again three days later? John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.
  • Understand that your sins are entirely wiped away, and your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. 1 John 5:11-1 
  • I am not saying that daily prayer, Bible reading, church attendance, and fellowship are unnecessary. It is more of a relationship with God wants us to have with Him. You will want to continue to do these things because of your love for Jesus.





Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Matthew 5:16 ESV

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

James 2:26 ESV

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

Hebrews 13:16 ESV

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

James 2:18 ESV

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Galatians 6:9 ESV

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up.

James 4:17 ESV

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Titus 2:14 ESV

Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV

Let all that you do be done in love.

Titus 1:16 ESV

They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.

Titus 3:8 ESV

The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.

Hebrews 10:24 ESV

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Titus 2:7 ESV

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,

Ephesians 2:8 ESV

For by grace, you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Titus 3:1 ESV

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.


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