Backing off a cliff

 When we rapel down a cliff we trust as we take a backward step of faith that the rope will hold us. When we trust God’s way to heaven it also is a step of faith. We are tempted to remember all the reasons God shoud find us acceptable to enter into the pearly gates: responsible, hard working, stayed married, had children who are good people, worshipper of God, etc. God’s way to heaven, however, is not based on man’s efforts. God’s way to heaven is based on the substitutionary atonement of His Son paying our debt. As much as we would love to do payback for sin, it’s never enough. We should not underestimate how pleased God is with the obedience of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. His way to heaven is paid for by one act- He laid down His life for us!!!-Teresa

 I Thessalonians 5: 9-11 (NLT)
9 “For God chose to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. 10 Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever. 11 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”

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