I've always heard "Be good and you'll get this." Or "Be good and you can have that." I've even heard that I must be good to go to heaven. Is this how we can enter heaven after death?
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Beautiful! And purity of intent will include a removal of self-concern. It will include loving others as yourself and wishing for them everything that they desire. When you achieve this, turning the other cheek becomes effortless
Thanks for the support, Bro.
Have a great Christmas for you and yours!
sounds nice to the ears but totally non scriptural
No human being, sinful as we are, can reach this state of perfection in this life. Only after we "shuffle off this mortal coil" will regenerate believers attain heaven. We are only positionally sanctified now. Paul tells us to press toward the goal.
So salvation is going to heaven?
And salvation is a removal of self-concern (ego) and replacing it with altruistic love of others (as if they were ourselves). This is God's viewpoint. This is following Christ. This is pure bliss, because your pleasure is not for the separate self
@ Lone Did an angel appear to you and tell you what you preach?
So Lady you have come to your own conclusions about salvation from only a very few verses from the Bible. I am afraid you are missing the entire point because you refuse to believe the rest of the Bible that does not support your illusions.
jf is am reporting you and that is that!
Reporting me for what? Questioning your ideology?
jfis- yes thats about it. she does not like her wierd unscriptural ideas and thoughts questioned or compared to scripture in proper context