There have been so many issues that people depend on Earthly things to save them so that they can go to Heaven. Some depend on church membership, baptism, helping people, or giving money to help them go to Heaven. Some say that God will weigh out the good and the bad, If a person has all good than bad, then he would go to heaven. Even some people believe that they would have to do indulgence in order to go to Heaven They would have to pay money to the church in order for someone in Limbo to go to heaven.
I hate to say this, but none of these things above can allow you to go to Heaven. One day I was thinking about Salvation and why people believe on Earthly things instead of faith. God revealed to me the real reason why Earthly things cannot save people. There are three reasons that are Biblical fact that Earthly things cannot save people.
1. All these things are created by God, therefore they are impossible to save anyone. Colossians 1:16-17 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Everything that you see on Earth has been created by our Lord Jesus Christ. Can a created things like water save people? It can’t because it is created by God. Can giving money save you? NO, it is created by the materials that were made by the Lord. Even human being were created by God, therefore doing good will not save you. Even following the law cannot save you because it is based on creation Therefore it is virtually impossible for any created things to save you.
2. The other reason is that the Earth is already cursed by the Lord. Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Emphasis mine. The Earth is already cursed by our Lord. That also include the water and among thing that were manufactured by man because of the materials that comes from Earth. It is another impossible for any things from the Earth to save you.
3. We must have a substitute for our sin. Remember the sacrifice that Israel had to do in order to forgive their sin. Even though sacrificing animals cannot save people because it is a created things and already cursed, but it is a picture of the one that will come to Earth to save people. We must have something that is a substitute for our sin, because it is impossible for any created or cursed thing to save us. This is the reason why Jesus Christ who is the creator of all things has to leave his throne to come to Earth in human flesh to die on the cross in order to substitute for our sin. Jesus knew no sin and no sin was found in him according to 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Another verse prove that Jesus did no sin is 1 Peter 2:21-22 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Emphasis mine. Therefore Jesus Christ is the perfect sacrifice for anyone to be saved, and it is by FAITH!!
Those are the three reason why nothing can save you except for Jesus Christ. This is why John 14:6 says it all that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life that no one can be saved unless it is through Jesus Christ. It has to be by faith according to Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Emphasis mine. The main reason why God established the law is to show us that we are sinners and in need of Jesus Christ for our salvation. Remember it is a gift from God that you need to accept his gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ in order to go to Heaven. AMEN!!!