There is no one righteous, not even one. - Romans 3:10, NIV
“Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves” (Gen. 11:4, NIV).
In their pride, the builders of Babel assumed they could work their way into God’s Presence and He would accept them on the basis of what they had done. They were wrong then, and they are still wrong today.
God has said that “All our righteous acts are like filthy rags,” (Isa. 64:6, NIV) and “There is no one righteous, not even one,” (Rom. 3:10, NIV) and “Without holiness no one will see the Lord” (Heb. 12:14, NIV). So how does one get into heaven? Jesus gave clear instructions, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven,” (Matt. 7:21, NIV) and “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6, NIV). All religions are man’s organized, rebellious, prideful attempt to get around God’s stated will and way and work and Word. Instead of arguing with Him, just come to Him through Jesus.
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