Once again proving you never actually read your Bible which states quite clearly that you can't "earn" your way into heavenI was brought up to believe people earned their way up or down, by the way they chose to live. Righteous up, evil down. God made the rules, people chose their direction.
The Apostle Paul identified himself as "The chief of sinners" and you claim to be righteous? The Bible says there is none righteous. No not one.Maybe the word "earn" was not the best choice of words, but maybe "live" would be better. You can go to church every Sunday and still not live a righteous life, and not be saved.
IDK if I wanted to know how to be saved would I be better off going to the Bible or asking you?I am not a Bible "quoter". I have read it several times, but don't go around spouting quotes at others.
No disagreement whatsoever but this righteousness is not the product of our own efforts ( as some are implying) it is imputed to us through Grace.What are some things that we can expect from God when we choose to believe and accept His son, Jesus? The Word says, “WE ARE the righteousness of God IN Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. ALL who are "Born Again" are righteous in the sight of God.
If you've read the Bible as many times as you say you have perhaps you should consider a plain English translation. Maybe the Good News translation to start outI did not say I was righteous. You assumed that. Salvation is an individual thing. No one can get it for you and you cannot get it for anyone else. It is up to you alone.