posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 03:28 PM
We are fallen beings, because of the original sin. Church exists as a place to share your faith with other believers, build community in Christ, and
to worship together. Worshiping through songs and studying reafferms faith in God, and the community is there to show you that the reason we go to
church is not because we are "better" or "sinless", but because we know we are the biggest sinners. Jesus did not come for the righteous, because
if they are sinless as they claim, they do not need him, rather he came for the broken sinners.
We should glorify God through our actions on earth, think of church as a support group for drug addicts and prostitutes.
back to the proposed question -
you overlooked the fact of original sin, going good deeds won't save you. Being alive is only enough to send you to hell, and all are born with
original sin, so even if you are a good samaritan, do good deeds all of your life, it is not enough to save you, only condemn you.
On the bright side, committing all those horrible deeds does not mean that God forsakes you, you still would have a chance at salvation, he has
revealed himself, all you have to do is accept his offer.
*Edit- addressed original question*
[edit on 19-1-2009 by Bob Sholtz]