Saturday, October 12, 2019

God Defines Sexual Perversion

Leviticus 18:1-30
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.
3  After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.
4  Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.
5  Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.    
6  None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.
7  The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
8  The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.
9  The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
10  The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.
11  The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
12  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.
13  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.
14  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.
15  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
16  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
17  Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
18  Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.    
19  Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.
20  Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.
21  And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
22  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
23  Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
24  Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
25  And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
26  Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:
27  (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
28  That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.
29  For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
30  Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God. 

Have you been caught up in things that God says are sexual perversion? 

Let Jesus Christ set you free from sin, to serve Him in Truth and give you an eternal and joyful home with Him.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Global Warming, Guns, & Sin

I'm asking the reader to be rational and honest; to put aside feelings, preconceptions, and prejudices. Please, be honest with yourself and God as you answer these questions.

Isn't it completely irrational for people to blame human beings for messing up the weather with their claims that humanity and our life styles are prime drivers of global warming, while we are yet emerging from a great ice age? While they blame humanity for global warming, yet many of those same people also blame inanimate objects (guns) for violence and crime? How inconsistent and illogical is that?

Who or what are those same illogical fault finders going to blame if another ice age starts to return on the same grand scale as before it began receding?

Why are people blaming people for the continued and expanding thawing of continent covering ice that started thousands of years ago, before people had any control over fossil fuels, and before there were billions of people on this Earth?

Do those same complainers and blamers want to return to the life threatening Little Ice Age of the 17th through late 18th centuries, before the great flush of modern industrial influences that they all blame today? What irrational contortions must one entertain to arrive at the modern clamor naming people as the primary cause of ongoing global warming? Their historically inaccurate view of global weather patterns and human history warrants serious reprimand.

But, since they do blame people as the main driver of global warming, instead of recognizing the inanimate natural cycles of Earth, Sun, and volcanism as the major influences on global warming, why are those same people not blaming the human sin nature for crime and violence, instead of blaming inanimate guns that have no control over themselves?

It only stands to reason that if they refuse to find that natural causes predominantly drive global warming, then they must also find that inanimate things, in and of themselves, do not maim or kill people. If they are going to insist that global warming is primarily the fault of humanity, then they must also blame human sin for crime and violence. Yet, they fail to obey their own logic in either direction. Why?

God's Word says that people love their own sin so much that they worship themselves and their own sin, and that the god of sin has blinded them. People look for all sorts of things to blame because they don't want to deal with their sin the way that God commands us to repent of sin and accept the holy blood that His Christ shed to redeem us from our sin.

God has provided only one way of salvation, and that is only in and through His Christ, Jesus. "For there is none other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved."

Read John and Romans in the Bible, for yourself, that you should be fully convinced, for we shall all answer to God Almighty, either clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, or naked and ashamed in our sin. You s shall not be able to blame anyone for your choice for it is yours alone to make.

God bless you to repent and receive Jesus, before it's too late!

Monday, July 15, 2019

God Condemns All Murders that We Call Abortions

Exodus 1:15-21
15  And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah:
16  And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
17  But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
18  And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men children alive?
19  And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
20  Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21  And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

This is a righteous condemnation of US abortion laws, whereby tens of millions of our own babes have been and continue to be pre-meditatedly murdered. It should NOT be of any surprise to Bible believers that God allows other nations, cultures, and even false religions to migrate here to replace or displace us, so long as idolatrous US citizens continue to approve and assist the murder of our own nation’s children?

Repent and be saved, before it is too late to change where you are choosing to spend eternity.

Right here and now, YOUR eternal destiny depends on YOU making the decision to repent and trust God's only Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, who suffered, bled, died, and resurrected Himself to show you, and the rest of us, the way of eternal life, God's victory over sin and death. 

Take responsibility for your life and decisions, right now, and stop blaming God or His Word for your own sinful decisions. YOU are the only one who can decide if you are going to accept or reject God's only offer of salvation to all people for all time. YOU are in charge of whether you go to Hell or Heaven, by the decision you make about whether to believe on and live in God's Christ, Jesus. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Where Does It Hurt? How Do You Deal With Your Pain?

Do your joints or muscles hurt?
Do you have migraines?
Is your heart broken over some grievous loss?
Is your mind troubled by earthly woes and cares?
Are you feeling overloaded by everything that life seems to throw at you?
Is your spirit or soul troubled by the life you live or the world around you?
Have you lost your joy?
Are you chasing happiness and fun, yet feeling life is pointless?
Have you become frustrated and angry by not getting the things you want, when you want?
Does it seem that no matter what you do, of right or wrong, that others get away with things for which you get punished, or they gain what you lose?

Every ache, pain, suffering, loss, gain, joy, sorrow, shall all be dealt with by God, both now and eternally. The ONLY way for us to effectively cope with the trials of this one life that we are given is to accept and surrender to the ONE WAY that God has provided for dealing with all things in this life. God says, "Casting all your care on Him; for He careth for you." (1 Peter 5:7). Who is that HIM upon whom we are to cast all our care, all our suffering, all our pain, all our longing? And what about what must we do to deal with the exceedingly great weight of our sin in every one of our lives?

The ONLY way for any of us to be saved and to have a positive eternal outlook can and shall survive God's scrutiny is that we MUST accept, trust, and surrender to God's biblical way of salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Remember that the Bible did not invent God, but God gave us the Bible as THE one Owner's Manual for human existence. We are not our own, but we have been bought with the price of the blood of Christ Jesus. We deal with that by, either, choosing to reject Him and His salvation, OR we choose, in repentance and faith, to allow Him to have His way with our lives.

God's biblical way is the only open door that He offers to us; the ONLY one that God has EVER offered to humanity. IF we refuse to repent of our sin and step through that door that He offers to us, we shall have chosen to reject Him. Neglect, by default, is just another form of rejection. By neglecting and rejecting God's Christ, we snub the ONLY true friend we shall ever have for all eternity; the ONLY One who ever submitted to public torture, bloodshed, and death on our behalf.

By repenting of our sin, stepping out in faith, choosing and inviting Jesus Christ into our lives, we cross an eternal line that we shall never be required to cross again. By repentance and faith, we move our of the family of evil and sin (wherein we had attempted to deny or work toward God). By choosing Jesus Christ's salvation over all other earthly things and all other spiritual things, we shall have moved, by faith alone, into the family of God through our faith in the righteous blood, suffering, death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, who chose to take our place and our suffering on Himself, so that we could choose eternal life with Him instead of choosing eternal suffering.

Are you tired of a life of hopelessness and suffering? Let Jesus Christ bring His Life, Light, Peace, Joy, Patience, and purpose into this life that you find so distasteful.

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IF you still think that you are too sinful to be saved, remember that Jesus did not come here to save good people, "for there is none righteous, no not one." He hates all of our sin, but He loves us and gave Himself in our place, taking our punishment on Him, so that we can choose to have eternal life in and through Him... IF we will simply repent of our sin and accept HIM as the ONLY One who gave Himself in our place to pay for all of our sin, for He ALONE has already done that. It can never be undone. We MUST choose His offer of His salvation in this one life that He gives to us, for that offer only lasts until our earthly body dies, as He says, " it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment...." Do not continue to choose to waste your life in sin or on sin. Choose Christ Jesus and His way, that you might will to live in and with Him forever. Amen.

I want to see you with Jesus, able to enjoy His blessed company forever.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Have You Ever Noticed...?

We've almost all heard someone say, that, the older they get the faster time goes.

Have you ever noticed that the faster our technologies accelerate, and the more robotically controlled our customer services become, that, our human waiting lines and on-hold phone delays feel like they are getting longer and longer, as we lose touch with the people around us?

Do you remember the electronic guru mantra, that, "Computers are going to save paper and trees!"?

Ever notice how easy it is for anyone to make almost any computer-printer "dynamic duo" spit out volumes or tons of paper? Just like in fairy tales, once upon a time, people counted paper sheets, carefully planning their art and literary and business endeavors. What happened to true conservation and true conservatism?

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Some of the People Whom God Says Hate Him and His Word

With any honest personal examination of the Bible and of ourselves, we must admit that we have exercised ourselves in at least one, if not many of the following lists of sinful things about which God warns us. That means that we are already guilty before the ONLY righteous and holy God. Therefore, we MUST repent and return unto the LORD God through and in His Christ, Jesus, before it is too late for us, for there are no second chances after this body dies; lest we die in our sin, having chosen to live in sin and in eternal damnation. Our natural inclinations are to just follow our own hearts, to "do our own thing", as the hippies used to say. 

Jesus made it clear that THAT natural inclination is the path to hell and eternal suffering, NOT the way to God or eternal peace and joy. In John, Chapter 14, verses 5 through 7, when (doubting) "Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 
6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Romans 1:17-32
17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;    
19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. 

Revelation 22:14-15
14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 

Don't deceive and cheat yourself out of peace with God Almighty. Get saved. Be born again of God's Word and Spirit. Don't stay lost in the world and its corruption. The choice IS yours, and ONLY YOURS. God does NOT want you to suffer eternally, but if you choose to neglect or reject His ONLY salvation that He offers to you through the Lord Jesus Christ, then YOU shall have chosen to go to eternal death and suffering in the lake of fire that burns without ceasing, for there is no relief there. Jesus, God in the flesh, also warned us about that, in Luke 16:19-31.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Worship God and His Christ. Don't Worship This Dying World

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1 Peter 5:6-11
6  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.    
10  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
11  To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Peter 1:16-21
16  For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17  For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
18  And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.    
19  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2 Peter 2:1-22
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2  And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.    
3  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
4  For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5  And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6  And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8  (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
9  The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:    
10  But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
11  Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
12  But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
13  And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
14  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
15  Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
16  But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
17  These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
18  For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
19  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
20  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22  But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

2 Peter 3:1-10
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2  That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:    
3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.    
9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Revelation 20:1-15
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.    
11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21:1-8 
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.    

The choice is YOURS. Choose eternal life and stop working your way toward eternal death. Be born again of God's Word and Spirit so you can escape the wrath that is coming upon this world to destroy it and all physical Creation. There are no second chances in the next phase of our human history. The choices we make here in this earthly life are the choices that determine our eternal placement. Either we shall have chosen, by faith, to join God and His Christ in Heaven, according to His Word, OR we shall have chosen, in disbelief of the simplicity of His salvation, to work our way into the eternal fires that follow the judgment of all our false works and self-interest. Even the most well-intentioned goody-two-shoes is going to hell if he/she fails to repent and receive the Christ of God, instead of trying to work her/his way into the favor of God. 

Repent while there is still time and opportunity!! By your actions and beliefs, accepting or rejecting God's gift of His Christ, YOU are the one who signs up for eternal peace or eternal suffering. You cannot blame God for your own choices.

Ephesians 2:4-10
4  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Good works are NEVER a precursor to salvation, but repentance is. Good works follow salvation, even as God has said, repeatedly, throughout His Word. In Jesus own words, He said that He came to save sinners, not righteous people. So, unless people admit and repent of their sin, they remain dead in their sin and lost to the salvation of God, for they have chosen to remain in sin for having shunned repentance and faith.