In her autobiography, ‘My Life’, former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir tells the story of her devout Jewish grandfather who lived in Russia. He was required to serve in the Russian army for 16 yrs.
During that time he tried to keep every Jewish law & custom even though it meant that he faced intense persecution - even being forced to kneel on a stone floor for hours.
When he was released, he feared that he may have somehow broken the Law & for the rest of his life he slept on a stone floor using a stone for his pillow to try to make up for any sin he may have accidentally committed.
It is tragic that he went to such lengths to pay for his sin when Jesus has provided the atonement.
“To attempt to pay for salvation with church membership, prayers, or good deeds is an insult to Christ, who paid the full price - and is a rejection of the gift of God's grace.” - Dave Hunt.
Mark 16:16 (NLT): “Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.”