What does the Bible tell us about our nature? We are born in Sin.
What does it say about how we are? Dead in our sins, aligned with the rulers of darkness.
What does it say about how we can truly be born? One way, the only way, the God-man The Messiah, Christ Jesus.
Can our good works help us get salvation? No. They are fruits OF our salvation.
Are we actually capable of good works? Not while we are dead in our sins.
According to Colossians Chapter 1 the truth is startling and it is the following:
13 He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.
We are born in SIN, part of the domain of darkness, aligned with the father of lies and at peace in our rebellion. It is only by His Grace and our moving towards Him in faith, our acceptance of the Sacrifice of the Son for us…that we are transferred through the Blood of the Cross to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ!
Praise God for the Gospel!