…in a cosmic paradise where God will eventually nuke this earth. Very similar to the other religions. However, the heart of Christianity is that no amount of good works will ever earn you a spot in heaven, and is repeated in the biblical texts that your righteous acts are offensive to God because it means God owes you for being a good person (as if you can somehow put God in your debt). It’s simply through what Christ has done on the cross and his grace alone that you can be saved.
Because I know I’m a train wreck in a dumpster fire. But I also know that God loves me 100% as is, right now, in the midst of the burning carnage that is often my life. I know that if I were to stack up my cards against most church people, I’d fold every time. I’m not that good at following rules, and I run my mouth a lot. And yet, God loves me and is cheering for me as I get better and especially when I fall down. Where I see failure, he sees opportunity for growth. Where I see addiction, he sees an opportunity to take a step. Where I’ve given up, he whispers, “You can make it”.