Imagine this. You are standing before the LORD at the gate of heaven. He asks you, “Why should I let you enter?” What would you say?
I really hope I need not face this question. I know I am a sinner not deserving entry to heaven. It is by grace and love of the LORD that Jesus came to us. His death on the cross cleansed our sins. And the moment I believed the gospel and accepted Jesus as my savior, I received a pardon for my sins. The bible says that is the way to salvation and heaven. But despite knowing all these, am I supposed to reply, “Because you, O lord, promised in the bible that those who believe in Jesus shall be saved”. That reply sounds haughty and arrogant, does it not?