It's A Done Deal
Ken D. Trivette
1. If you were to take everyone's ideal and belief on how to be saved, what it takes to get to heaven, they all could be placed in one of two categories. The difference between them all would be the difference of 2 letters. One category would be "Do" and the other would be "Done."
2. George Barna found that more than half of all adults (57%), believe that "if a person is generally good, or does enough good things for others during life, they will earn a place in Heaven."i
3. If that survey is correct, then 57% of all adults could be placed in the "Do" category. This category involves all who believe that a person must do this and that in order to be saved. It involves all who believe that if a person will not do this and will not do that, they will be saved.
4. The "Done" category involves those who believe that salvation is not based on what they do, but what Christ has done. Those in this category believe that salvation is a matter of acceptance based on what Christ has done, not a matter of achievement based on what one does.
5. The difference between these two categories is the difference of just 2 letters as I said earlier. But there is also another difference between the two: there is the difference of heaven and hell.
6. There are not 2 ways of being saved. Thus one way is false and the other is true. If salvation is based on what one does, then those who are relying only on their faith in Christ will go to hell. But on the other hand, if salvation is by faith in Christ, those who are relying on their works will go to hell.
7. Let me go on record and say, that salvation is not based on what man can do. We read in Ephes. 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast." The Bible is clear.
8. Jesus said in John 14:6, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh ...
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