All People Break God’s Law
Case 7: God's Law
Can sinners get to heaven by trying really hard to obey all of the Ten Commandments?
No. Nobody but Jesus is good enough to get to heaven by keeping the Law perfectly. Romans 3:20a – Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight.
This Truth Makes
Some people think that if they try hard to obey God’s Law, they will be accepted by Him. But we have all fallen short of God’s standard of perfect righteousness. Even if someone did try to live perfectly from this moment forward, he could never make up for the sin he has committed in the past by doing good in the present. That is why no one will ever be declared righteous by keeping the Law perfectly. It is impossible to be saved by “good” works. Without faith in Christ, nobody’s work can be truly “good.” The Law cannot give life, it only guides to Life (Jesus Christ). Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.