In order to enter into heaven on the last day, and not be condemned, you would have to live a life of love 24/7. This is the reason why Jesus rescues you and gives you the hope of heaven.
In keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. 2 Peter 3:13 (NIV)
God will not let even a hint of sin into his heaven—the home of perfect righteousness. How big of a crack does it take to let water in your basement? The tiniest crack in your foundation wall will let moisture seep in and soon the whole place will stink!
If God let one sin into heaven, it would ruin the whole place. How much sin did it take to ruin the world? One act of disobedience. Adam and Eve ate from the tree they were commanded not to. Sin is like a deadly disease—once it gets started, it spreads and multiplies.
In order to enter into heaven on the last day, and not be condemned, you would have to live a life of love 24/7. So you would have to be patient and kind always, and peace would always rule your heart, keeping you free from all worry because you have total confidence in God.
You say, “No one can do that!” Now we are getting in touch with why we need this rescue, and what we need to be rescued from. We are sinners by nature and by practice, every one of us, and the better you know yourself, the more you will know that this is true.
Paul says that “the law was powerless” to save us, because “it was weakened by the sinful nature” (Rom. 8:3). The law would be great—if it wasn’t for the flesh.
React to this statement: “The law describes the good life God calls us to lead. The problem lies in our inability to do it.”