Good Works

Today in the world around us morality is incredibly low. People think that if they do good it will somehow erase the bad. The problem is that good does not erase  the bad. Think about it, if I scar my face and then ever after I take care of my face, i.e. putting lotion on, etc, the scar will still be there, no amount of good that I do to my face will make the scar go away. Although I can use makeup and try to hide the scar it will still always be there. Picture your life as a mirror, and when you sin you get a black blotch on it, even if you do good it won’t work the Bible says, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isaiah 64:4” Have you ever tried to clean a mirror with a filthy rag? It just doesn’t work. For this reason, we can’t clean ourselves by doing good. The only way we can get perfectly clean is if someone lived a perfect life and was a perfectly clean cloth, and then that person takes on our dirtiness and gives us his cleanliness. That person was Jesus Christ.

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