By: Ethel Chadwick
I am watching an episode of "The Good Place," a comedy about a woman who dies and wakes up in a type of paradise that they call " The Good Place."
The leader, or head angel, calls an assembly and explains to the group that each person is there because of all their good deeds while they were alive. They received points for each positive or unselfish act they did while on earth.
So what is wrong with this picture? Are good deeds enough? Isaiah 64:6 says:
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.
As believers in Yeshua we know that good deeds aren't enough. We must repent, turn from our sins and totally submit to Yeshua. Getting into heaven isn't based on our goodness, but on His goodness. See you in the Good Place!