There is no way we can buy our way into Heaven, but we must be productive believers and find ways to do good things in this life. James 2:24: “You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.”
We may have the finest church in town and we may be life members, but I do hope we don’t stop at that junction of the journey. There is so much more to living for Christ than just saying we do.
The Christian life is interactive. In other words there is need for participation in some form. After all, the scripture says, “Faith without works is dead.” Come alive and know that God loves you.
The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, is a Bishop in the Lutheran Orthodox Church and can reached at 812-614-2160 or email@example.com and, can be followed at www.doclayne.com.