Bible – Exact Instruction, How in one Life deserve Eternity in the Kingdom of the God Himself.
Jesus – A Man who, by His Personal Example, Proved How to Implement It.
I will add:
The essence of our Being on Earth - is the Atonement, Good Deeds and own Sacrifices - For the sake of Someone and for the sake of All.
But also on a smaller scale affairs, we can to sacrifice: to spend time once a week in the Pension for Old Humans, playing with Grandmothers and Grandfathers in their favorite games or simply talking with them about their favorite themes.
More Smaller scale - to replace someone at work, when you have your plans on the same time. Wait for the late, do not rush your Lover with the answer, accept someone's annoying traits to save the Family.
But what degree of Sacrifice Is Ours, the main thing that it must came from the Pure Heart and must be filled with True and Unconditional Love.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV)
If I might be allowed to respectfully disagree, I believe you have it backwards. We don't prove our worthiness to God by good works in order to receive salvation; we prove our salvation to the world by our good works in order that the world might see God through us. Good works do not result in salvation; salvation results in good works.
"So then [God’s gift] is not a question of human will and human effort, but of God’s mercy. [It depends not on one’s own willingness nor on his strenuous exertion as in running a race, but on God’s having mercy on him.]" --Romans 9:16
"Yet we know that a man is justified or reckoned righteous and in right standing with God not by works of the Law, but [only] through faith and [absolute] reliance on and adherence to and trust in Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). [Therefore] even we [ourselves] have believed on Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the Law [for we cannot be justified by any observance of the ritual of the Law given by Moses], because by keeping legal rituals and by works no human being can ever be justified (declared righteous and put in right standing with God)." --Galations 2:16
"For no person will be justified (made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable) in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character]. For we hold that a man is justified and made upright by faith independent of and distinctly apart from good deeds (works of the Law). [The observance of the Law has nothing to do with justification.]" --Romans 3:20, 28
"For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God; Not because or works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.] For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]." -- Ephesians 2:8-10
Any good works that we do are not because of ourselves or our own wills; they are due to the grace and plan of God. Good works do not earn us God's favor; God's favor allows us to do good works.
(All citations from the Amplified Bible.)
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