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Are good deeds enough to go to Paradise?

How many good deeds do you have to do? Five times a day you kneel in the direction of Mecca. The creed comes many times from your mouth. You don’t drink during the daylight of Ramadan, even not when the temperature is very high. You are saving money for the trip to Mecca and you are also giving money to the poor. However, all the time the question comes to your mind: “Am I good enough to go to paradise?”. Your conscience is telling you that you cannot comply with the absolute standard of God. How is it possible that the perfect God will do business with someone who has committed even a little sin? Sin is the reason that you cannot go to God. The first man’s sin was not a heavy criminal act like murder or steeling. Only by eating a piece of fruit, Adam was not obeying what God said. Therefore he brought the curse of sin and death into the world. We are trying to negotiate about our mistakes to God, we trying to make a deal with the Most High. However God is perfect, he doesn´t want to do business with imperfect ones, like a king who doesn´t want to shake hands with a dirty beggar full with mud. When God is not righteous, he is not perfect. The Most High is Absolute Perfect. Only Jesus was faultless, the Qur´an says so. Therefore by dying on the cross he is the Lamb of God for the forgiveness of your sins. When you believe that, you can start a new life. Repent what you did against the will of God. Let God make he wants you to be. Put your life in God´s hands. Jesus said:

"You must be born again." (John 3:7).

It has to do with honesty. Everyone tries to make a good opinion about himself. Only when you really want to be honest with yourself you can see who you really are, that you are making mistakes and that God has put you here on this planet with a perfect plan, but that you failed. Only when you have reached this point, you can see the greatness of the Most High, and also his plan to save you. Before that it is the ordinary religious survival plan, in which you want to make a deal with the Most High, like all religions are doing. And, yes indeed: we all will be judged. Any idea with what kind of measure? Jesus said:

"Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?” (Luke 12:57).

It is wise to be concerned of your soul as you are concerned in outward affairs. It is important to obtain peace with God before it is too late. While we are alive, we still may grow, and now is our time. Therefore it is wise to accept Jesus Christ as the righteous one who takes away your sins and to start a new life by following him.