Believers foolishly like to compare themselves to the people that were written about in the Bible. They point out the mistakes and failures of historic figures and thereby attempt to justify their own sins and shortcomings. That is foolish, because we will not be judge by the lives and examples of others. We will be judged by the words and example of Jesus Christ.
We must live up to and attain to the standard of Jesus Christ to be suitable to enter heaven.
The words and commandments of Jesus are the standard, as He also said: "48There is a judge for the one who rejects Me and does not receive My words: The word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 49I have not spoken on My own, but the Father who sent Me has commanded Me what to say and how to say it."John 12:48,49.
Many believers disregard the words of Jesus and they disobey Him. They like to quote the words fo Paul and the words of other followers of Jesus. Adhering to the words of men will not save us. We have to obey the words of Jesus to have salvation.
Go and read the words of Jesus, (the red letter words in some Bibles), in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Obey those words and live according to the standard and example of Jesus Christ. how He lived. That is what is required of a born again child of God, not what Paul or anybody else said..
The words of Jesus are the words of eternal life, for those who obey Him. Those who disregard and disobey Him will perish. Jesus Christ is the only way. Follow and obey Him only, to have eternal life.
May Jesus bless you.
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