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“And that question raises another question. If the messge of Jesus is that God is offering the free gift of eternal life through him – a gift we cannot earn by our own efforts, works, or good dees – and all we hav to do is accept and confess and believe, aren't those verbs?And aren't verbs actions?Accepting, confessing, believing – those are things we do.Does that mean, then, that going to heaven is dependent on something I do?How is any of that grace?How is tht a gift?How is that good news?Isn't that what Christians have always claimed set their religion apart – that is wasn't, in the end, a religion at all – that you don't have to do anything, because God has already done it through Jesus?”