You Cannot Be A Good Person If You Do Not Believe In Heaven

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” (II Peter 1:3-4 NIV)

The Bible teaches that you cannot live a good life if you do not believe in God’s promises. These promises include the promise to resurrect us to heaven if we believe and repent, and to rescue us from our sins.

If you do not believe God’s “very great and precious promises” you have not “escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

You cannot defeat the selfishness inside you by your own power.

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Posted on May 30, 2012, in Christianity, Culture, Faith, God, musings, relationships, religion, spirituality and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I think I disagree with the title of your blog post, even though I agree there is much power in faith toward becoming more than you can be by yourself. I regularly connect with many people who are atheists, humanists, or of other faiths – many are truly *good* people. It is an illusion to believe that Christians are the only good people – but the real world, with 7 billion people, bears out a different reality.

  2. “You cannot defeat the selfishness inside you by your own power”

    Not with that attitude you can’t

    I’ve read alot of books, some with wisdom some not. The so-called Holy Bible does contain some very interesting ideas, however it’s still just a book.

    Then there the fact that most of so-called Christianity has next to nothing to do with the teachings and example set by Christ anyway.

    Also course theres all those supposed Christians who don’t follow either that adulterated piece of literature the Bible OR the teaching and examples of Christ.

    Book, words, buildings, it’s all Stuff. Useful but unnecessary to some, those that need it fine, those that don’t however are the ones closet to God, because they hear it in their Soul. Sometimes without even knowing it.

  3. Thanks for your comments

    People can do some good things some times, but we are unable to fix the problem of sin in our soul. We need God’s help. If we say “no, let me do it my own way” we fail. It takes a lot of humility, and sometimes desperation, to let God win.

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