Will God allow anyone into His Kingdom if they try to follow the 10 Commandments

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    graceinusposted 5 years ago

    Will God allow anyone into His Kingdom if they try to follow the 10 Commandments in their life time?

    I believe the issue of Grace vs Law is an issue that needs to be resolved. But there are many who mix Grace and Law together. What is the Bible answer to this question and why is it so difficult to resolve?

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    Answerpleaserposted 5 years ago

    Yes, those who love him obey him. Jesus even said honor his fathers commandments. Understand it is possible to not break these commandments but then again impossible since all have sinned and fallen short of the glory and no one is righteous, not even one. You want to enter the kingdom of heaven do good, love, believe.

    But since this is a national Q&A the answers will differ from person to person and faith to faith. The answer you look for is in the Bible and Jesus said it clearly so after you see it for yourself you will know, and no ones opinion can deter you.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Answerpleaser- I will direct your attention to Titus2: 11 (NKJV) which states: "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to ALL men."

  3. NotPC profile image58
    NotPCposted 5 years ago

    To go to heaven all you need to do is believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that Jesus died for your sins.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      NotPC- Your answer is a good start but I believe it goes a bit deeper than that. One also need grace through faith. The book of Romans explains it very well if one takes the time and effert to study it (in it's context). God bless.

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    lesliebyarsposted 5 years ago

    You must believe in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. If you believe Jesus is the son of God and that he died for our sins then you will be fine.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lesliebyars- I agree which means we are under grace.

  5. Dr. Haddox profile image67
    Dr. Haddoxposted 5 years ago

    The commandments are good. If one can follow these these ten commandments, that is, if one can keep them, then good for him or her. These ten commandments are laws to live by.
    As far as who God will allow into the Kingdom of God, only God knows. Humans tend to believe that they know everything and have all the answers.
    Of course, this is not true, no man or woman has all the answers.
    So, it appears to me that God will allow whomever Gods wants to allow, into God's Kingdom.
    Regards,
    Dr. Haddox

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dr. Haddox- No man who has ever lived is without sin except Jesus Christ and possibly King Melchizedek. Therefore it is ONLY through God's grace that ANY person will enter into the Kingdom of God. Jesus Christ paved the way to God's Grace.

    2. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry graceinus - but since I am sure you have not met every man that has lived on the earth, you are unable to support your statement "No man who has ever lived is without sin....." Therefore, your statement is simply an assumption.

    3. celafoe profile image63
      celafoeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      tab-- then you are saying ,since Jesus someone else has done this?  hogwash, Jesus did it because no man could.  And when He did it it completed the law and it is of  no current use except as an example.

  6. The Stages Of ME profile image65
    The Stages Of MEposted 5 years ago

    The way to His kingdom is through belief in Christ and the fact that He died for our sins.  He paid the price and by His blood we are set free.  To be a Christ follower is then to be as Christlike and to by example of a Christlike life, do our best to follow His commandments.  We will sadly slip and yet His love and forgiveness is unconditional.   His Love Is Amazing.  Have a Blessed Day

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Stages of Me- Thank your for you answer. Blessings

  7. danieliam profile image61
    danieliamposted 5 years ago

    Brother I would suggest going through the book of Romans prayerfully and there you will find a lot of answers to this question and more. Good theology all through that book and yet one of the most skipped over books of the Bible for personal reading.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      danieliem- I am fully aware of the Book of Romans. It explain God's grace far better than any other book in the bible. The problem is far to many people take many of it verses about grace out of context. Then claim we must follow the 10 Commandments.

    2. danieliam profile image61
      danieliamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If we have a relationship with God then by our faith he will transform us into the children he desires us to be. We will love him with all our body, mind and soul and we will love others as we love ourselves. This IS the law.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    No. No amount of good works will get you to Heaven. Only the blood of our savior Jesus Christ. We must accept him within our hearts and confess it with out mouth that he is our savior and died on the cross for all's sin. Then we bare fruit that is pleasing to him. Although good works are not required to go to Heaven, once you accept him you will want to do his will. God bless you my friend!!

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      JThomp42- Many thanks for a great answer.

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you my friend.

  9. taburkett profile image60
    taburkettposted 5 years ago

    The simple answer is YES. God is a forgiving spirit and will allow anyone into His Kingdom if they try to follow his 10 Commandments.
    2 Timothy 2 (CEB)
    14 Remind them of these things and warn them in the sight of God not to engage in battles over words that aren’t helpful and only destroy those who hear them. 15 Make an effort to present yourself to God as a tried-and-true worker, who doesn’t need to be ashamed but is one who interprets the message of truth correctly. 16 Avoid their godless discussions, because they will lead many people into ungodly behavior, 17 and their ideas will spread like an infection. This includes Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have deviated from the truth by claiming that the resurrection has already happened. This has undermined some people’s faith.
    19 God’s solid foundation is still standing with this sign: The Lord knows the people who belong to him,[a] and Everyone who confesses the Lord’s name must avoid wickedness.[b] 20 In a mansion, there aren’t just gold and silver bowls but also some bowls that are made of wood and clay. Some are meant for special uses, some for garbage.[c] 21 So if anyone washes filth off themselves, they will be set apart as a “special bowl.” They will be useful to the owner of the mansion for every sort of good work.
    22 Run away from adolescent cravings. Instead, pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace together with those who confess the Lord with a clean heart. 23 Avoid foolish and thoughtless discussions, since you know that they produce conflicts. 24 God’s slave shouldn’t be argumentative but should be kind toward all people, able to teach, patient, 25 and should correct opponents with gentleness. Perhaps God will change their mind and give them a knowledge of the truth. 26 They may come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap that holds them captive to do his will.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      taburkett- I'll quote what you just said; "God is a forgiving spirit." GRACE. No matter how hard we try not to sin we will fail at some point. I do like your answer. Thanks

    2. PlanksandNails profile image86
      PlanksandNailsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      To take out a segment of text and declare that there is none righteous, no, "not ONE righteous!," will entangle a person in a whole world of contradiction (1 John 3:7).

    3. PlanksandNails profile image86
      PlanksandNailsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't understand your gibberish.
      He that lives righteously demonstrates that he is righteous and resembles the One with whom he fellowships with. Self-righteousness is not of Christ, but a pious front to deceive others into thinking that it is.

    4. profile image57
      graceinusposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Norine Williams- I warned you before about commenting in my Articles and questions. Your comments will be deleted. Do not comment again.

    5. Rich kelley profile image61
      Rich kelleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      1Jn 3:7  Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;

      As disciples we copy what Jesus did and we are righteous.

  10. RealityTalk profile image59
    RealityTalkposted 5 years ago

    Matthew 19:16-30 (New International Version)

    New International Version (NIV)
    The Rich and the Kingdom of God

    16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

    17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

    18 “Which ones?” he inquired.

    Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’[a] and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”

    20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”

    21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

    22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

    23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

    1. profile image57
      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      RealityTalk- Thank you for your answer.

    2. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have this "thing" w/the time 3:33. I paused a NetFlix movie & 33:33 was left w/19:16 to go, then I thought look up verse 19:16 & see how it applies to your question & viola. True story! Now is that weird or what?

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep. never heard of anything like that happening before.

    4. RealityTalk profile image59
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I thought you'd get a kick out of that. No, that is not the first time for me. I've had what some would call clairvoyant and empathetic experiences. But I usually chalk things up to being aware of my surroundings & doing the right thing.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Some people do have a knack for be at the right place at the right time. But it very seldom happens to me. But that's O.K.

  11. PlanksandNails profile image86
    PlanksandNailsposted 5 years ago

    Grace is not about trying to attain salvation, but through His power changing to becoming obedient to His will. It is not about what we do when we accept His free gift, but about what He does after we choose to accept it. There is nothing we can do apart from our free-will to choose and accept the grace Jesus Christ that will bring us into His kingdom in the Church age.

    Grace is solely the working of God, not man. The is nothing in the grace of God that requires the works of any man to attain salvation.

    Grace has fulfilled the purposes of the Ten Commandments.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      PandN- I heard this saying long ago, but don't remember exaclty who it was that said it:
      Grace is what God shows towards man,  faith is what man shows towards God.  Your answer is exactly right and thank you.

  12. celafoe profile image63
    celafoeposted 5 years ago

    it seems clear to me.   Jesus came to give us a way to salvation because no man could live up to the harsh requirements of the law.   He completed the law, including the 10 commandments and gave us 2 commands that He said included all the law and prophets.
    Matt 22:37-40   Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'  38 This is the first and great commandment.  39 And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'  40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
    In other words all requirements were met simply by accepting HIS payment for our sins and repenting and following Him alone .   The bible also says if we profess to follow Him and try to keep any of the law we are denying Him  and MUST KEEP IT ALL.
    So i have to say that if one does not Submit  to, accept and follow Jesus the Christ then keeping the 10 commandments is a useless and futile effort. The answer would be a resounding NO. 

    Supporting scriptures :
    Gal 2:15-16   We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, 16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
    Gal 2:21   I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain."
    Gal 3:10-14   For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them."  11 But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for "the just shall live by faith."  12 Yet the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them."

    13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

    1. profile image57
      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      celafoe- Thanks for your answer. I am amazed with how many don't understand the Book of Romans which completely explain God's grace or the fact that Jesus died on the cross and fulfilled the law. I agree with your answer.

 
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