Romans 4:4-5 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,
We are justified by faith, not works. Romans 4:4 basically says that our works are not grace but debt! Our redemption is through Christ alone. Nothing we can ever do will repay him because it was a gift, and gifts are free! Attempts to be good enough are futile and based on pride and worry.
“If the promise of God is based on our performance it becomes worthless.” _ Our Pastor
Romans 4:13-15 For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. 14 For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect, 15 because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.
The law was created to show us our sins and point us to our savior. Jesus is the only way to get to heaven. He died and abolished the law. The law remains simply to point in two different directions. One is our sin, the other is God!
God accepts all and loves all with equal fervor.
Revelation 7:9-10 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Salvation belongs to God and he gives it to everyone, no matter how strong there faith is. True faith simply honors God and takes him at his word. God is incapable of only one thing, and that is breaking his promises. He will keep his promise to forgive you.