Friday, June 1, 2012

Is Self righteousness saves any person?

Bible says, in front of holy nature of God, every man/woman is a sinner. God's holiness is different than sinful nature of man. Self righteousness people never accept, I am a sinner. They say their good works, religious rituals, charity & man's effort enough to reach heavenly places. But don't forget, all sin separates us from God, even a “little lie or envy”.

[Romans 3:9-19]
9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin.

10 As it is written:

“There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.”
13 “Their throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues they have practiced deceit”; 
“The poison of asps is under their lips”; 
14 “Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways;
17 And the way of peace they have not known.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness. (Romans 3:23-25)

But your sins have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. (Isaiah 59:2)

Salvation is a free gift of God & God's grace. No man's work or effort will help to save themselves & to enter heaven. The Bible is very clear that there is one and only one way to heaven through Jesus Christ. Our sin is the only barrier to enter heaven where holy God dwells in.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

In Christ, we can know the forgiveness of sin that comes to us through grace. Because He stood in our place & took our sins, we benefit from both His sinless life and His sin bearing death. Only in the cross can we see the grace that covers all our sin, and defeat the constant tendency to self-righteousness in our hearts.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.(John 14:6) Jesus is the only way of salvation because He is the only One who paid penalty of our sins. "This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference" (Romans 3:22)

Most people believe in God, even Satan does. But to receive salvation, we must turn to God, form a personal relationship, turn away from our sins, and follow Jesus christ. 

Satan is a great deceiver of souls [minds] & do not allow to find truth. "But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age [Satan] has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them". (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)

See other posts;

How I can receive Jesus christ?
Is Christianity a Religion?
Salvation of Body, Soul and Spirit
How we can confirm Jesus Christ is Alive?
Inspirational Quotes from the Holy Bible

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