The Bible says that "Faith without works is dead,"
I was reading the blog of a very spiritual (Christian spiritual) person. He was pretty intelligent in his beliefs and very strong in his beliefs. Sadly, he passed away almost 2 years ago.
He also believed that 'faith without works is dead,' and this is where I got inspiration for today's post.
Having Faith isn't about doing good deeds to prove to God that you have faith in him...is it? That doesn't seem like faith to me. By this passage, it seems like Faith is something that you need to earn.
Faith is something given to someone. Christians put their faith in God. Isn't that enough?
Well, honestly I don't see why God would be upset if someone doesn't do good deeds to prove they have faith. Yeah, it's nice to feed homeless people, but doing good things for others just to make sure you 'don't go to hell' isn't Faith at all. That is being afraid and trying to save your own rear.
If you truly want to help 'prove' to God that you have faith in him, know already that you are already 'In Paradise'. I believe that we do not go to hell. In fact, I don't believe that Hell is even a real place. Sure the Fallen Angels had to go somewhere, but the Christian version (many religion's versions actually) are wrong.
So with this knowledge, do good just because you can help people who need it. If you are looking for a reward or a 'thank you' then you are still doing things for personal reasons. The feeling of "Hey, that homeless man would be cold if I didn't give him my coat," should be enough.