What are your chances of making it to heaven?
One person said, “50-50 the older I get, the more I think my chances will improve.” Another said, “My chances are kinda slim, maybe 50-50. You have to be more than a nice person, but I’m still in the running!” An optimist said: “85%! I don’t think the entrance exam will be very tough.”
Many people think Judgement Day will involve something like a balance scale––with SINS on one side––and GOOD DEEDS on the other side. Then if good deeds outweigh the bad deeds then we “deserve” to go to heaven. The only problem is this Concept is FALSE––God’s plan doesn’t work this way…Because just one sin outweighs ALL the good deeds you’ve done! Just one sin incurs the full penalty of the law which is death (Romans 6:23). And Being a “Good Person” Cannot Atone for a single Sin! We’re going to look at an attribute of God that’s not fair––because grace is not fair. Grace is a gift. Let’s learn more about the grace of God in this study.