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Here is why. Because God loves us so much He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to the cross to die for our sins so if we repent and believe the Gospel we will be saved from God’s wrath and promised everlasting life. We can’t earn our way to God. Jesus paid the way to God for us. Then why bother with good deeds? Because though no amount of good deeds can earn God’s forgiveness and the promise of forever with Him in heaven instead of hell, we should spend our lives doing good deeds as a RESULT of God’s love for us, His forgiveness of our sins, and His redemption plan that allows us through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and a life committed to following Him to spend now and forever with Him!
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.