A Gospel of Works?
This morning I was leading our grade school ministry at church. We were going through John 5 and we came to this verse (28b-29):
The hour is coming when all who are in the graves will hear his voice and will come out — those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
We didn’t spend much time on the verse, since we had a lot to get through and I was focusing in on other things. But I was struck by how totally opposed this verse is to the Believe-and-Go-to-Heaven gospel.