Some people think you can go to heaven without obeying God. Ignorance truly is bliss, well at least until judgement day, when we will be judged according to our deeds. (Revelation 20:12).
People who think they have to be co-workers with God and labor in order to retain their salvation will find they were wrong at that judgment seat of God.
I don't work to keep the gift my wife gifted me on my birthday. I don't labor to retain it as my property that she freely chose and gave me in a beautifully wrapped presentment.
That's a metaphor to describe the same thing as the free gift and calling of God to salvation. Jesus did all the work. All we have to do is believe, have faith. The work we do when we've been saved is not to keep ourselves that way. The work we do of God is through God's leading us to serve his plan on earth. It isn't to labor to keep ourselves in the covenant. That denounces the price Jesus paid on the cross so as to be the final blood sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. His blood put the law under the blood.
Prior to Jesus death on the cross, the faithful who sinned worked to cleanse themselves of transgression of the law. They sacrificed the blood of beasts and foul in order to have their sins covered.
Jesus was the pure unblemished lamb that poured out his blood on the cross so that those rites would never need be done again.
When we follow the indwelling leading of God's Holy Spirit as those sealed in the covenant of eternal life and saving grace, we are doing the work the Father calls us to do for his namesake. Not to stay saved in his name.
If we could labor to gain Heaven Jesus wouldn't have died to give us eternal life.
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