We have asked ourselves many times what is really the most significant will of the Father for us? Most of us have read Matthew 7:21 and then come-up with different "beautiful" answers. Too few have really searched the Bible and got the correct answer. They have actually found the highest grade gold at the end of the rainbow! Them, I am truly grateful especially when they willingly share this very special truth to others.
Yet, many of us have come-up with different ideas from the books other than the Bible. Even many so-called-christians can site you samples of "persistent works to the very end to be saved" when they already know the basic salvation truth. Many (well, they are identified as "christians" to differ them from the other ethnic group or they are not truly christians but happened to open the bible for occasional research) give dramatic answers on tales of the most heroic deeds of man that even the world's most religious person could not follow.
I talked with my former college professor, a former religious woman who is now a lay-woman-of-single-blessedness representing the holy big church of Rome. It really saddened me to hear her say that the sure way to go to heaven is to do the 7 Corporal Works of Mercy plus another 7 Works of Mercy I forgot to recall already (Hey, I memorized them in college when she taught it to us in her Theology class. I got perfect in her test).
What really is the most significant will of the Father in order for man to go to heaven? Simple! John 6:40 says: And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. In 1 John 3:23, it is God's important commandment, too - ... That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
Friend, let me ask you then, who among you find this difficult to do?
(c) Luisa Mercado, May 10, 2011