The following test can be used to determine how good a person is and was culled from the book: SCIENTIFIC FACTS IN THE BIBLE by Ray Comfort.
“Let’s look at the Ten Commandments, God’s moral Law, to see if we have kept His standards:
Have you ever told a lie (even once)?
Have you ever stolen anything (the value is irrelevant)?
If you said “Yes” to those two questions, you cannot enter Heaven, because you are a lying thief.
If you hate someone, you are a murderer in God’s sight.
Jesus said, “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Have you ever done that?
Have you ever jealously desired anything that belonged to someone else? If you have (and who hasn’t?), then you’ve broken the Tenth Commandment.
Have you loved God above all else? Have you made a god to suit yourself? Have you ever used His holy name as a cuss word? Have you kept the Sabbath holy? Have you always honoured your parents?
Listen to your conscience. Remember all those secret sins you thought no one knew about. God has seen them, and He will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing.
We are guilty criminals, and to offer God anything in the area of good works, etc., is an attempt to bribe the Judge of the universe. The only thing that can save us from His wrath is His mercy, and that can’t be earned. It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe in God or in Judgment Day; you will still have to face Him.
This is what God did for you. He became a Man in Jesus Christ, and suffered and died on the cross, taking the punishment for our sins. He was bruised for our iniquities. The Bible tells us, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus suffered once and for all for us, and then He rose from the dead.
If we repent (turn from our sins) and trust in the Savior alone, God will forgive us and grant us eternal life: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of your- selves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9).
How could we earn His mercy by “doing” anything? Yet, it is a fatal mistake to believe that God can be bribed—that you will have a second chance. There is no second chance: “It is appointed for men to die once but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
What will you say on Judgment Day? “Hare don’t chew cud?” Will you be worried about where Cain got his wife? Or will your defence be that insects don’t have four legs? What do they have to do with the fact that you have sinned against Almighty God? God is not willing that any should perish. Please, come to your senses and obey the gospel.
If you will admit that you have broken the Commandments, sincerely pray something like this: “Dear God, please forgive my sins (name them). Nothing I can do could merit everlasting life. I trust alone in the mercy that You offer me in Jesus Christ. I repent and put my faith in the Savior (not in man, in a church, or in my good works) for my salvation. Thank you for forgiving me and granting me eternal life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
Now carefully read John 14:21. As a born-again believer, obey God’s command to be baptized and attend a Christ-centered church. Read the Bible daily and obey what you read.
Thank you for being open-minded enough to discuss this with me today. My motivation for doing this is solely a concern for your eternal salvation. I earnestly hope you have made peace with God.