Good People Don’t Need Grace — Right? (storytime)

02 Jun

A man dies and goes to heaven. St. Peter meets him at the pearly gates.

St. Peter says, “Here’s how it works. You need KeynoteScreenSnapz101100 points to make it into heaven. You tell me all the good things you’ve done, and I give you a certain number of points for each item, depending on how good it was. When you reach 100 points, you get in.”

“Okay” the man says, “I attended church every Sunday”
“That’s good, says St. Peter, ” that’s worth two points”

“Two points?” he says. “Well, I gave 10% of all my earnings to the church”
“Well, let’s see,” answers Peter, “that’s worth another 2 points. Did you do anything else?”

“Two points? Golly. How about this: I started a soup kitchen in my city and worked in a shelter for homeless veterans.”
“Fantastic, that’s certainly worth a point, ” he says.

“hmmm…,” the man says, “I was married to the same woman for 50 years and never cheated on her, even in my heart.”

“That’s wonderful,” says St. Peter, “that’s worth three points!”

“THREE POINTS!!” the man cries, “At this rate the only wayFirefoxScreenSnapz500 I get into heaven is by the grace of God!”

“Bingo!”, St. Peter said, “Come on in!”


Posted by on June 2, 2014 in God's grace


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2 responses to “Good People Don’t Need Grace — Right? (storytime)

  1. Clif & Bobbie Detweiler

    June 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Our entire family(all 11 of us) enjoyed and were encouraged, uplifted and challenged by your ministry at GPC in Durham on Sunday. Good to see Linda also. This blog is a good humorous way to show a world of lost people that our righteousness in God’s eyes are filthy rags. We ALL need God’s wonderful, matchless grace. Well done!

    • Dr. Larry Dixon

      June 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Cliff & Bobbie: Thanks so much for your kind words. It was great for us to see you all as well. May the Lord encourage all of you in your service of Him! Larry & Linda


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