My ex-husband (who is still my friend) goes to church on Sundays. But during the week he does go to the bar, he plays the lottery everyday and spends money he don't have.
On occasions because he drives and I don't he will come and take me to the stores and do
a few chores that I may need help with.
He believes that just because he goes to church on Sunday and does favors for people that this will help him get into heaven.
But the Bible says you are not saved by works..
New King James Version (NKJV)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Now in the first example he does good works by going to church. During the week he does not do good works.
If the Bible teaches we are not saved by works then it makes me believe there is no difference between the good works and the bad works but the Bible teaches us to do good things.and God is not pleased when we do wrong.
But if he is living the life doing both good and bad works how does he then obtain the grace of God?