The ONLY reason we will get to heaven is by Christs righteousness reckoned to us.
The Only reason anyone will get to heaven is because of Christ And His righteousness that is reckoned to us when we believe, thus being Born Again.
There are no distinctions
Your works wont get you there,for as good as they might be,they dont meet the requirements that are demanded by God, to be as Holy as He is.
Please dont find yourself before God pointing to your works or law keeping,as a reason For Him to allow you into heaven.
He may say as He said to those who said,Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I NEVER KNEW YOU: depart from me, ye that work iniquity
Please dont find your self pointing to how well you kept the Law.That demands that you keep it PERFECTLY At ALL times.That only Jesus was able to fulfil. Our own self righteousness is as filthy rags Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.At best our righteousness must exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and pharasees.Mat 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven……How you going with your own righteousness?
So let me encourage you to point to Christ and His righteousness, when you are asked Why will Jesus allow you into Heaven and not send you to hell.
Find yourself agreeing with God, that all your attempts to qualify you to be Eternally Saved is found Only in Christ and His righteousness.
Be always,forever pointing to Christ As your reason for your Salvation,as your reason for why God will allow you into His presence, when you come to the end of your life or Jesus returns.
Any other reason,may find you where you don’t want to be.In hell,eternally separated from Him.
My prayer for All who are saved is the same as Paul’s.
Eph 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
NOW look at this incredible statement,That says that the same Power of God,that raise Christ from the dead,is the SAME Power of God that,raised us from the dead and seated us IN CHRIST at the right hand of the Father.
Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Eph 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
When?The moment we had faith in Christ.The moment we believen.We are already Spiritually/Positionally seated IN Christ at the right hand of the father in heavenly places.Sealed in him waiting the redemption of our bodies.Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.