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Do We Need to produce GOOD Works before Christ will Save Us?

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What does the Words of Christ teach us about doing GOOD Works?

Are we BE SAVED by our Works or can we be saved without any works? (James 2:18 KJV)

(Deu 30:19-20 KJV) "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: {20} That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them." (Mark 12:30 KJV) "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment."

(Rom 3:31 KJV) "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law."

Jesus Christ clearly establishes that the all the Laws of the Old Testament are still in effect in the New Covenant except for the ones that were fulfilled in Jesus as the Christ. The First Law could not be changed as it to was Sealed with His Blood. It all has to be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.

(Mat 5:17 KJV) "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." To do away with the Covenant containing the Ten Commandments, is to do away with everything the Prophets wrote in the Bible.

(Deu 11:26-28 KJV) "Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; {27} A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: {28} And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known."

In the above scripture, we see that The God of the Jewish Nation has set forth a Curse on all them who will not obey His Commandments contained in the New Covenant He made with His People Israel and the Gentiles who believe through the Preaching of the Gospel.

(Heb 8:10-11 KJV) "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: {11} And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest."

In His Covenant, God said that if one should turn aside and live a way of life apart from God's Righteous Way of Living, after one had joined themselves to Him, to serve Him, and than again serve other gods of the lands that they would dwell in, He would curse them. (See 2 Pet 2:20-22) The physical Nation of Israel was cut off from being God's Special People because they worshipped the Pagans gods and Him at the same time. The gods Molech and Baal were the gods of the lands that the Israelite dwelt in and they worshipped them also. They are still gods in this country.

(2 Ki 21:5 TLB) "Heathen altars to the sun god, moon god, and the gods of the stars were placed even in the Temple of the Lord--in the very city and building that the Lord had selected to honour his own name."

The Gentiles who were converted to the Jewish Christian Faith in Europe, turned again and adopted the Roman gods of the land and worshipped them as one God. We have Sun Day worship, Easter Sun Day worship and the worship of the Pagan gods of ice and snow on DEC 25, from Northern Europe in the Christian Churches along with the Christ of Israel still to this day.

Can we who call ourselves Christians, who claim to be the followers the God of Israel, Jesus Christ, still participate in the Pagan ceremonies and keep there Pagan Holy Days, that the Pagans worship their gods through? Does the Christian Church as we know it today, which is composed of people converted from the Pagans Nations, have a special "unmerited favour" that is given only to Gentile people? A special statue in the eyes of their gods that allows them to continue to worship their former Pagan gods. The very gods that the God of Israel cursed and distorted His people Israel for serving? Does God show dis-respect for the Jew that worshipped other gods and give special favour to the Gentiles who do? Does the God of Israel who pronounce His curse on Israel and destroyed Israel every time they did it, now have mercy on those who count His Holy Covenant of no importance by their participation in the Roman Religion?

The question that we must ask here is; can a person worship the Devils of Paganism and the Holy God of Israel at the same time and still receive the Salvation of the God of Israel who sent His Son, Jesus to deliver us from our sins of Idolatry?

(1 Cor 10:13-14 KJV) "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. {14} Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry."

(Gal 5:18-20 KJV) "But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. {19} Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, {20} Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,"

The Bible teaches that no man can be saved by doing his own works. Can a man be saved when he is doing the works of the Devil? The God of Israel did not create man to do his own works or the works of the Devil. He created man to do God's Works. However, if one does not do the works that he was created to do by God, he is Useless and he is Unprofitable to His Master. By living a stubborn and rebellious life that goes against God's will, makes God your enemy . If one is not living right before his Creator, how can he please Christ His Master?

(Psa 103:21 KJV) "Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure."

If one does not please Christ, will he not be cast away?

(Luke 9:25 KJV) "For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?"

We ourselves cast away our things that don't work. As long as we are pleased with the work they are doing, we will keep them.

(Mat 24:48-51 KJV) "But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; {49} And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; {50} The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, {51} And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Here in these teachings of Jesus Christ Himself, under His New Covenant that He Sealed with His own Blood, He said His unprofitable servant would receive their portion with the hypocrites. All the people who call themselves by the name Christian, and don't do the will of the Father of Jesus Christ, that is written in His New Covenant, are hypocrites. hy·poc·ri·sies. 1. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness. 2. An act or instance of such falseness.

(Eph 2:7-12 KJV) "That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. {8} For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: {9} Not of works, lest any man should boast. {10} For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. {11} Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Un circumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; {12} That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:"

A Gentile is a carnal man who lives his life apart from the will of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

(Rom 8:7-8 KJV) "Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. {8} So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God."

The Carnal man must accept Jesus Christ and accept His Covenant He made for His people Israel to come back into a relationship that will Please the Father once again. We must understand that a person who says He believes in Jesus Christ and accepts the Blood of Jesus Christ, is a person who is then under the Blood Covenant God made with Israel. As you can see, it was the people who accepted the Covenant, that was sprinkled with the Blood of the Sacrifice.

 (Exo 24:4-8 KJV) "And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. {5} And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD. {6} And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. {7} And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient. {8} And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words."

(Heb 12:24 KJV) "And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel." (Mark 14:24 KJV) "And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many."

There is a more fearful thing waiting for them who call themselves by the Name of Christ and do not keep the Laws of the New Covenant, given by Jesus Christ. The Carnal Christians say that the Laws were for physical Nation of Israel and do not apply to the Gentile Christians that came from the Gentile world.

(Heb 10:28-31 KJV) "He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: {29} Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? {30} For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. {31} It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."

If the person that calls himself a Christian, that is not keeping the Covenant Sealed with the Blood of Jesus Christ, whom the scripture says is despising "the Spirit of Grace", how can Grace be "unmerited favour" that allows one to live in sin and be saved? If one cannot be saved just by keeping the Laws, and the keeping of the Law is the Works (Duty) of man that he was created to do, can a man be saved when he dis-please God by despising (not keeping) them? The Spirit of Grace was said to be "trodden under foot" by rejecting the teaching of the Son of God, by not hearing and doing them? Jesus Christ was saved because He kept the Laws of Moses. And in so doing, He never bowed His knee to Baal.

He was saved into the Spiritual Kingdom of God, because He pleased the Father with the life He lived as a Jewish man, and He received the Election of Grace from His Father, to receive the Christ within.

How did He please God above all other men on earth?

(Mat 12:18 KJV) "Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him,"--.

(Heb 1:9 KJV) "Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."

Jesus Christ was saved as a man on earth only when He received the Renewing of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ did not have to be regenerated by the washing of the Word, as He was the Living Word that came down from heaven as a man. We do, because we were born with sin in us from our earthly father's from Adam. Now, to enter into the Kingdom of God, we must repent of living apart from the New Covenant and be born again into God's Kingdom by pleasing Him.

(Titus 3:5-8 KJV) "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; {6} Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; {7} That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. {8}This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men."

Here we have the regenerating or rebuilding of the man's life back into a person that would be acceptable to and pleasing to God the Creator. Only when God is pleased with the way a man lives his life as a servant to God, will God renew the Holy Ghost back into the man by the Anointing, making the man once again the Son of God. The man gets on credit for the righteous work Christ is doing in him. Man was created to do the Righteous Works of God as a Son of God at creation. It was man who failed to fulfil the main purpose for which he was created for in the first place.

If you make a piece of equipment for a special purpose and it brakes down and you repair it to make it WORK, would you give the equipment the glory for doing the work you intended for it to do. The answer is no. The equipment was made to show forth your Glory. All the Glory must go to the person who made it, and to Him that repaired it. After a man has been regenerated back to working condition that he was created in, he must "be careful to maintain good works" in order to please the creator.

(Psa 21:5 KJV) "His glory is great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him."

(Psa 79:9 KJV) "Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake." Even when we have done everything that we servants were created to do, we are still unprofitable servants."

(Luke 17:7-10 KJV) "But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? {8} And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? {9} Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. {10} So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do."

We cannot be the representative of a Perfect God, if we are imperfect as the results of a carnal nature within us.

(Mat 5:48 KJV) "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (1 Pet 1:15-17 KJV) "But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; {16} Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. {17} And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear". There is a warning here to make sure that your works are perfect before you call upon the Father in heaven."

Why should we care what kind of works we are doing when the Grace of God, that the Protestant Churches define as "unmerited favour" covers all our sins?

(John 9:31 KJV) "Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth."

(1 Tim 1:9 KJV) "Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers," Sin is defined in the Words of God, as not keeping the Laws God wrote in the Two New Covenant that He Sealed with His Sons Blood.

(1 John 3:4) (James 5:16 KJV) "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

Here again, man is being restored through his obedience to do what the Word of God tells him to do. He gets no credit for being obedient. He was created to be obedient when he was created as the Son of God. Man was create to Glorify God by doing the Works of God in this earth.

(Eph 2:10 KJV) "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."

It was man who sinned by his own free will. Man committed the sin, not God, that caused him to come short of the Glory of God.

(Rom 3:23 KJV) "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"

It was man who had to repent of doing his own works to do the Father's Will once again. Jesus Christ came to help man repair the Life of God that was Perfect when God breathed it into man at creation. Man became in-perfect through man's disobedience to do only the Works of God.

(Rom 2:10 KJV) "But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:"

Only by becoming obedient once again to do the will of the father, can a man fulfil the purpose he was created to fulfil. He was created to be obedient to do the Father's will as we see in the life of His Son Jesus Christ. Here again man gets no credit for being obedient. He gets counted as a sinner for not doing the Father's will. Adam as a Son of God was not obligated to do the father's will. He was warned what would happen if he disobeyed the will of God.

Why is it important to obey God and live the life He lives? Only the way God lives His own Life is the Way of Eternal Life. "And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:"

Every man will be judged by the life he lived. God has no respect for a man who lives his life apart from the life he was created to live as God's Son. "a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God." God only has respect for the man who lives His Life in them,His Way. A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God,

(Mat 5:15-20 TLB) "Don't hide your light! {16} Let it shine for all; let your good deeds (Works) glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father. {17} "Don't misunderstand why I have come--it isn't to cancel the laws of Moses and the warnings of the prophets. No, I came to fulfill them and to make them all come true. {18} With all the earnestness I have I say: Every law in the Book will continue until its purpose is achieved. {19} And so if anyone breaks the least commandment and teaches others to, he shall be the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But those who teach God's laws and obey them shall be great in the Kingdom of Heaven. {20} "But I warn you--unless your goodness is greater than that of the Pharisees and other Jewish leaders, you can't get into the Kingdom of Heaven at all!"

Here we have warnings to all who do not think that they have to obey God and do the works He demands of us as His Sons. "Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father." God cannot be Glorified through the life that lives in a carnal man even thought he may believe in the God of Israel also. When a carnal man claims to be Christians, his carnal works will always disgrace the Name of God the Father. People who do this can't get into the Kingdom of Heaven at all!

Good Works As Found In The Bible.

(Mat 19:17 KJV) "And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."

All the Good works that a man does is ordained of God. If we do not do the Work of God that God Commended man to do, we cannot enter the Kingdom of God. What is the Work of God that He told Man to do if it is not the Works of keeping His Commandment? Keeping them is the Work God told us to do. He gave us the things He Wants us to do in Commandment.

(John 4:34 KJV) "Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work." If an officer in the Army gave you as a soldier, a command in the time of war, would he expect you to do it? Yes. If you did not do it, you would be put to death.

(Rom 13:3 KJV) "For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:"

(1 Tim 2:10 KJV) "But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works."

(1 Tim 5:10 KJV) "Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work."

(1 Tim 6:17-19 KJV) "Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; {18} That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; {19} Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life."

(2 Tim 3:15-17 KJV) "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. {16} All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: {17} That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."

(Titus 2:6-8 KJV) "Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. {7} In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, {8} Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you."

(Titus 2:13-14 KJV) "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; {14} Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."

(Heb 10:23-24 KJV) "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) {24} And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:"

(1 Pet 2:11-12 KJV) "Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; {12} Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation."