Above the entrance to the concentration camp in Auschwitz, Germany were the words ‘Arbeit Macht Frei.’ The words mean “Work makes free.”
It was a boldfaced lie suggesting that if the prisoners worked hard, they would be given liberty. The promised freedom was a horrifying death.
Many people believe that if they do their best good works they will earn Heaven. This, however, is false. They will learn too late that good works do not earn freedom.
It is Christ’s blood that liberates. He died to give us freedom from the penalty of our sin.
-‘Blood to Remember’ by Charles Adés Fishma. (ministry127.com)
1 John 1:7 (KJV): “… the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
“A great many people want to bring their faith, their works, and their good deeds to Him for salvation. Bring your sins, and He will bear them away into the wilderness of forgetfulness, and you will never see them again.” - D.L. Moody.
“If not washed in Christ's blood and clothed in his righteousness, no heaven for you, no heaven for me.” - William Tiptaft.