Actually, according to Born-again and Protestant belief (as it says in The Bible) you cannot get to heaven by simply doing "good works". The bible says in Ephesians 2 verses 8 and 9, "For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast." This is saying that you are saved simply by God's grace and through your faith in Jesus. Good works are a "fruit" of the Christian - in other words, Christians are supposed to endeavor to live good, sinless lives and do good for others. These works alone do not and cannot save on their own, because they are simply a "fruit" of a born-again Christian". According to Catholic theology, good works have no merit unless done for the love of God with the person's soul free of sin and in the state of grace. Good works are dead without faith, just as faith is dead without works. The two are not mutually exclusive; one who believes lives and does all his actions in the spirit of Christ just as one who truly does things for the love of Christ must have faith in Christ.
Christ came down on earth in order to redeem man by His death and again open the gates of heaven that had been closed since the fall of Adam and Eve. Catholics believe that to get to heaven one must believe in Christ and that means believing in His Godhead as well as His mission. Scripture, Tradition and History, Catholics insist, show that Christ's mission involved setting up an institution on earth called the Church, a hierarchy and seven sacraments to aid people in attaining salvation. Catholics also believe that salvation can be lost through sin. Since men cannot do actions that are neutral - things are either for the glory of God or they aren't - the practice of virtue in thoughts, words, and deeds is therefore vital if man hopes to stay on the good path. Catholics point to St. Matthew 25.30-46 as an excellent illustration of this. In Catholicism, having faith is vital, both the beginning and the staple of the spiritual life but faith without works is dead, as is expounded through the entire Gospels and epistles, especially that of St. James.
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The Bible is quite clear - man cannot do any thing to merit good favour with God. Salvation is and always has been a provision of God. In this age God's provision of salvation is through the death of Jesus Christ, who died as the "lamb of God". This is the teaching of the Bible and the reason the Bible was written:
John 20:31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
The Gospels were extremely important and still are today. In them is the answer to salvation. When we belive that Jesus Christ is God, and came down from Heaven to Earth to save mankind; then we have salvation. The Gospels are what Jesus did, has done, and is still doing for EVERYONE so that we may come to live with Him, forever.
No, he came from Heaven
I don't know that much about people who come from Heaven except for Jesus, who came from Heaven to save the world (John 3:16).
He will take the people who believe in him to heaven.
Roman Catholic AnswerNo where, because it is not true. The Catholic Church teaches that there is no salvation outside the Church: this does NOT mean that only Catholics go to heaven. It means that anyone that makes it to heaven makes it through the mediation of the Catholic Church. The reason for this is very simple, the Catholic Church is the mystical Body of Christ (read St. Paul). There is no salvation outside of Jesus Christ, so it follows that any salvation must come through Him, and His Church which He set up as the ordinary means of salvation.
Jesus arose from the dead, to give us victory over death and Satan , and we can have salvation.
Salvation is actually not a religion its a relation ship with the one true God if you get saved you got heaven when the Lord come back If you wanna get saved read below 1. Admit your a sinner 2. Believe Jesus died for you 3. Confess with your mouth
He was and is God and the son of God, and he came from heaven.
It came from the name Joshua. The name Jesus in Hebrew is Joshua Literally the name Joshua means God is salvation.
He can and will (if you invite Him into your heart) help you to become a better person. He will come again to take us into Heaven. When we die we don't go to Heaven or hell. We stay there until Jesus comes and IF we loved Jesus and everything,He'll raise us to life to go to Heaven.
Jesus theme is: 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near' (Matthew 4:17)
Jesus Christ is the son of God, born of a virgin, who was put to death on the cross and rose again on the 3rd day. He and he alone is your path to salvation. You cannot loose that salvation once you accept Jesus Christ as your personnel savior. You should be baptized into a local Baptist church but it is not necessary for salvation. Baptism is by immersion in water and not by sprinkling. You are saved by the Grace of God and not of any works you may do. Jesus is alive and will come again to take his believers to heaven. The dead will rise again to be with the Lord in heaven. Heaven and hell are real places. Hell is the abode of Satan who is a fallen angel. All evil comes from Satan. We are born a sinner and without salvation we will forever be separated from God. These are the basic beliefs and one verse in the Holy Bible sums up the Baptist belief. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life".
Maybe you are thinking of this verse: Luke 18:22 So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
Jesus mentioned salvation two times. Once to Zacchaeus:Luke 19:9 And Jesus said to him, "Today salvationhas come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham;and once to the Samaritan woman:John 4:22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvationis of the Jews.Jesus didn't mention salvation a lot because salvation through His death as a sacrifice for sin was not available while He was alive.Jesus came to earth primarily to the Jews to convict them of the way they had forsaken God and His ways. As it says in the verse above 'salvation is of the Jews'. So Jesus came to call the Jews to repentance but they on a whole rejected Him.Many of the parables Jesus taught were directed at the Jews eg The prodigal son.
Because we believe that Jesus rose from the dead to save us from our sins and bring us eternal life with him in heaven. heaven. Jesus said he would come again and we are still waiting for him to come, which is why we celebrate Christmas.
In the Bible, it says that the only path to salvation is through Jesus Christ. You must confess him as Lord and Savior, in doing so you can have direct access to God in prayer because you come in the name of Jesus.
This occurs only in parts of the Bible. The Old Testament comprises the majority of the Bible, written before Jesus was born. The New Testament has portions in which Jesus is to have said that one can only come to God the Father through him (thus achieving salvation).
i think they said to not fear and that your lord is alive ANSWER: Acts 1:11......."Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."
Visual portrayals of Jesus are artistic works sprung from man's imagination. There's no such thing as a "picture of Jesus."
The salvation that Jesus purchased for mankind is received through faith and this faith is a gift from God, who bestows on those who believe the gift of salvation. Freedom from the penalty of sin. Ephesians 2:8-9 Paul writes that " it is by grace through faith that you have been saved, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:10 tells us that "we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared before hand." So we are saved by grace through faith to do good works that God has prepared for all who come to Him.
He had not completed His Father's work then.
Jesus was sent on this Earth for a purpose and that was to die on the cross and resurect in three days so that people like you and me can have eternal life in heaven and not have to go to hell. Salvation is easy and free. All you have to do is pray and ask Jesus to come into your heart and save your soul and forgive you of your sins. I promise if you are sinceere and truly ask him and know that he is drawing you to be saved, then you will be saved. Acts 4:11 Says, "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." So therefore we all must be saved or we shall go to hell and be burned and tormented for eternity. If you are saved you will go to heaven and see Jesus Christ your saviorand will have eternal rejoicing and praising.
Christians believe that as long as you ask Jesus to come into your heart and to save you from your sins, than you will go to heaven. Muslims believe you have to earn your way to heaven and do many strange things. catholics believe that you must please God by doing "good works".
You don't get to heaven by works, or doing good deads, or even just going to Church. There's only one way to get to Heaven, through JESUS the CHRIST. Yep, you need to become a Christian. Anyone can do this. Even villiens. God's son, Jesus, payed for everyone's sin when he died and rose again. he shed his blood for us on the cross so we could get to Heaven. Pray this to be saved and get to heaven with Jesus: Dear Jesus, I know I'm a sinner. I believe you died on the cross and rose agai nso I could have eternal life someday. Please forgive me of my sins. Please come into my heart and save me. Amen. If you meant that, your saved and go to heaven. That's the one and only way!
Luke 23:42 Then he said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom." Luke 23:43 And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise." Jesus rewarded the thief's faith with the promise that that very day, they would be together in Paradise. Paradise is the same as the third heaven (2Corinthians 12:2 +4) and means the dwelling place of God. This story shows us that salvation is through repentance and faith, salvation is independent of sacraments. The thief had never been baptized, he had never taken part in the Lord's Supper. But he did boldly profess his faith in the presence of a hostile crowd and he was saved without any formal rites. It is also evident that salvation is independent of good works. We can also see that salvation is not universal. There were two robbers; only one was saved.