Acts 17.31 declares He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the man He has imagesappointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.

The crucifixion marked the end of heaven being earned by good deeds. In the crucifixion of the Perfect One God made clear that all the good deeds of all people were insufficient for getting them to heaven.

All religions and all people from all time have always tried to measure themselves by their good deeds hoping those outweighed their bad deeds by just enough to get them to heaven. God says all of our good deeds are as menstrual cloths to Him, that no one is good not even one.

He demonstrated His disdain for the works of men trying to earn salvation when He sacrificed the One Whose works were perfect, the One Who never broke a single command of God at anytime in His history. God did not spare the perfect One Whose works were perfect therefore He will not spare any of us whose works are far from perfect.

The resurrection marks the acceptance of Jesus’ sacrifice for all the disobedience all people have done for all time.

Heaven is now a product of who you know rather than what you have done. Those who know Jesus as their Savior will be allowed into heaven to live with God and His people forever.

Heaven is not earned but received by those who believe in the work of Jesus and accept His pardon for their disobedience. Heaven is a result of our belief in the work of Jesus, whether He alone accomplished what we can not in order to appease God.

God demands we accept His work accomplished on our behalf in order to be accepted by Him. Jesus did the work we could never do to get us to the place we could never go apart from Him.

The resurrection is our invitation to accept God’s work for us, our response will determine our destiny.

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