Friday, March 25, 2011

Guilty-The Fallacy Of Your Good Works Outweighing Your Bad Deeds

Scales of Justice
Lev 6:1-5  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  (2)  If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;  (3)  Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:  (4)  Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,  (5)  Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.

Throughout the ages, man has been at odds with what God told Moses in these few verses listed above. When considering life after death, there is a great number of the population that have this idea that, “My good will hopefully outweigh my bad and God will let me into heaven." Those who put their faith in trust in that belief have a tough time with God’s assessment in verse 4, “Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, AND is guilty, he shall… {emphasis mine}”  Notice all that the sinner is to do in restoration to the one he sinned against in vs. 5, “…he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall ADD the fifth part more thereto…{emphasis mine} So, in an effort of restoration, the sinner is required to go above and beyond in which he deceitfully took or lied about. Yet, he is still guilty before God!

No matter how many good deeds you may do, the scales of eternal justice will never balance out in your favor. The Bible tells us in James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” Those who hope to stand before God in eternity future and plead their good works have already been told of the outcome in Revelation 20:12-15, “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  (13)  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.  (14)  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  (15)  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.{emphasis mine}

The only hope of all mankind is to turn to Jesus Christ in faith and repentance, calling upon Him to save your soul. The Bible proclaims in Romans 10:8-13, “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;  (9)  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  (10)  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  (11)  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.  (12)  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.  (13)  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Do not put your faith and trust in your good works outweighing your bad deeds. Believe in the One who can save your soul – Jesus Christ. If you are reading this and not sure about your salvation, please email me at and I will be more than happy to speak to you about it and answer any more questions you might have using the Word of God. If you are saved, would you think about passing this post along to those who are lost so that they might here the truth?

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