When we think to ourselves, "I am glad I am not like others in their 'sinful' ways", WE ARE! The fact is, no matter how hard we try, no matter how much we want to be "righteous", WE ARE NOT! "...by GRACE you have been saved through FAITH... and not by your own doing, it is the GIFT OF GOD." (Ephesians 2:8). And the Bible does not tell us we are going "to preparatory" training for Heaven after we die, TO BECOME PERFECT so we can enter Heaven; perhaps because IT'S GOD'S FREE GIFT! Only JESUS gives us ETERNAL LIFE not "by our own works..." (Ephesians 2:9). We don't get to Salvation by "doing good"; we tend to "do good" because of our Salvation. GOD says it, and WE BELIEVE IT; JESUS is our way to Eternal Life; not graduating from HEAVEN "101".
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