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"And I saw the dead both small and great standing before God and books were opened. And another book was opened which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by things which were written in the books." -Revelation 20:12
There has been some speculation as to the contents of these books. What do they contain? How can I make sure I'm found in the Book of Life? Will my works be enough? While we do not know the specifics of these volumes, we do know God's Word, The Book, says that all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags before our holy God.* And, by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.** AND, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.*** AND, no man comes to the Father but by Me.**** We are saved by God's grace through our belief. As it is written, He who through faith is righteous shall live.***** Our belief, our faith, is the ONLY WORK that counts towards our righteousness. That is the work God is looking for. All else flows from that.
Anthony is the Pastor of Living Water Christian Fellowship.