If I was to conduct a straw poll of the average person in America today and ask this question, “How does one enter Heaven someday?”, I believe I could chisel down the plethora of answers to virtually one.
I suspect I’d hear such spiritual responses as, “I obey the 10 Commandments;” or “I’ve been baptized;” or“I’ve been confirmed;” or “I regularly go to church”. In addition, I suspect I’d also hear the more ethereal answer, “I’m a good person”; whatever that means since the term “good” is so subjective. So what is that singular answer to the question, “How does one enter Heaven someday?” By performing good works; stringing together a series of “good” deeds that so impress God that He is left with no choice but to welcome us in.
Come this Sunday to learn from the Apostle Paul’s personal journey down this “good works” path. For if ever a man lived who could line up his credentials and make a credible case for earning salvation, Paul’s da man. But he learned that this path is nothing but a dead end.