What about those people doing wonderful work?
What about those people who do wonderful work in Jesus’ name? What did Jesus say about them? What about the people healing and donating and preaching and creating wonderful music all in Jesus name? Do any of these activities give us any brownie points?
It never ceases to amaze me how religious people tell me that all their sins are forgiven and their ticket-in is guaranteed. There must be many different heavens that I do not know about because the Prophets and Jesus’ words tell me that, regardless of your religion, unless you try your hardest to do the right thing, you’re gonna be toast.
Just the other day I was talking with an internet buddy and once more I was told that ‘following the commandments is not recommended’ or something like that. And her words implied that, ‘A curse is attached to the commandments and you should pray over it.’
You may think this is funny but it is not to me. I take my faith seriously and continuously bump into people who call me cursed because I choose to follow the commandments. Not funny!
So let’s have another look at this and see what the Bible has to say about the commandments.
I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses
So I prayed and opened my Bible once more on the subject of following God’s Commandments. Very early on in the Bible heaven and earth are called as witnesses against us,
Life and death, blessings and curses … What was all this about? Let’s have a closer look at these words and the context in which they were given. I’ll give a synopses of Deuteronomy Chapter 30 where Moses prophesied, warned his tribe and told them to do the right thing.
Choose life … keep His commandments
Obey His voice, do all His commandments
If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
Life and Good, Death and Evil
Blessing and Curses
I don’t know about you, but it is pretty clear to me that Moses says that following the commandments is ‘a blessing and life.’
Moses pronounces a ‘curse and death’ over those who don’t attempt to do the right thing, and he calls this ‘evil.’
I’m sorry if this annoys you. The whole purpose of this blog is to highlight all the cases and instances where promises and prophesies are made for eternal life.
I know that there is church doctrine which disagrees with this and I respect that there are people who prefer to follow church doctrine.
I am quoting the Bible. And according to Moses and Jesus it is considered a blessing to follow the commandments.
On this blog I list where promises and prophesies are made with regards to eternal life in the Bible. And as we can see above, Jesus merely reiterated Moses’ words. Jesus said something to the effect of, ‘it doesn’t matter how religious and holy you think you are. And it does not matter whatever good deeds you think you are doing … if you don’t do my Father’s will and follow his commandments … you’re not part of my posse.’
The bottom line is that, according to the Son of God, calling yourself a Christian means nothing unless you’re prepared to abide by the house rules.
Is Heaven just for Jesus’ friends?
Not according to my Bible. As we say here in Australia, ‘do the right thing and she’ll be right mate!’
It’s all about love. By following the commandments we show love for our Creator and each other. Not that complex really.
What is love? This is love according to the prophets with a little help from ‘Moments in Love.’ Music courtesy of Art of Noise.
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