The Will of God
Matthew 7:21, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
The Bible tells us that the only way to Heaven is by doing God's will. Contrary to what most people errantly think, God's will is not doing good deeds nor joining a religion.
Fortunately, Jesus told us the will of God the Father concerning salvation. John 6:40, "And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day." There it is. God's will is for us to BELIEVE ON THE SON.
No amount of religious devotion, good deeds, sorrow over past mistakes, nor keeping of rituals, can save a person. The big issue is sin. We are all sinners. Consequently, there is a penalty for sin, death (Romans 6:23). This includes a second death in Hell (Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8). The good news, i.e., Gospel, is that God sent His only begotten Son into the world to pay our debt of sin. Thus, eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15). Salvation is freely given (Romans 5:15), freely offered (Romans 10:13), and freely received (Revelation 22:17).
Salvation happens when a person acknowledges their guilt of sin, coming to God on the basis of being a hell-deserving sinner; believing on Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God, to forgive their sins. This is the will of God.
John 8:32,36, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free ... If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
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