HERE’S A SEARCHING QUESTION?
“If you were to die tonight, and “St Peter” or “Elijah” or “Mohamed” was at the “Pearly Gates of Heaven” and asked you, ’Why should God let you into His Kingdom?’ – what would you say?”
1) What would your own personal answer be?
2) What do you think the answer would be from a true believing Christian?
THE MOST COMMON RESPONSES ARE:
a) I am not perfect, but in all honesty, I think I’m a good person.
b) I sincerely try to keep the 10 commandments,
c) I always try to do my best ( – although I sometimes fail)
d) I know I am a good person ( – and at least better than one of my neighbors !)
The answers assume that if a person rates high enough on a divine “scale of goodness”, then that person SHOULD get into “heaven” based on their performance (or merit). The answers from people in other religions have a lot in common with these same answers.