Many a column has been written by Mr. Campbell in which he equates going to hell because of the lack of enough good works. The Bible does have the answer to this, and it is found in Ephesians 2:8-9. God tells us it is by His grace that we are saved and not of our works or being good enough. We simply receive the free gift of eternal life by placing our faith in the finished work of Christ at Calvary. Luke 19:10 tells us that Christ came to seek and to save those which are lost, which is all of us. Jesus didn’t come to this earth to be an example of social justice or to be a politician. He left His home in heaven to come to earth to redeem mankind. Mr. Campbell is correct about the works that we are commanded to do; however, it will have no meaning if you are not saved first.
Jeffrey M. Koltz
From the Jan. 12-18, 2011 issue