<<mistaken belief>>

Our beliefs must be firmly grounded in the Bible or else they are as the house built on the sand, which appeared secure until the storm demolished it (Mt 7:24-27; Act 17:11).

What does the Bible really say? 

Satan sold Adam and Eve a lie. He inferred God was not being honest with them (Gen 3:1-6). “A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man
who has discernment sees through him” (Prov 28:11).

Many people mistakenly consider that because they have lived reasonably good lives their actions will merit favour with God and they will be going to heaven when they die (Mt 5:20, 23:1-28; Eph 2:8,9; Tit 3:5). However, entrance is only permitted to those who have Jesus as Saviour (Jn 14:6; Act 4:12).

See also: assumptions, deception, eternal security, facts, foundation, salvation.

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