What gets me about those loons is that they threaten you with Hell and 'not being saved' if you 'do bad things' (if you do bad WORKS) and yet tell you that 'good' WORKS have no relation to salvation. That's a HYPOCRITICAL stance if ever I've seen one - only BAD WORKS are JUDGED - but NOT good WORKS - I'm sure it makes a lot of sense to God, too - NOT!!!
Those at Mountain Park and Palm Lane demanded that you learn scripture - well in Revelation it talks VERY, VERY, MUCH about being judge according to WORKS! (They probably didn't focus much on the 'works' scriptures - probably didn't want you to know the TRUTH - that the GOOD does CANCEL out the BAD!)
Here are just a few of the mentions:
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may REST from their LABOURS; AND THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM.- Revelation 14:13
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were JUDGED out of those things which were WRITTEN IN THE BOOKS, ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS. - Revelation 20:12
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and THEY WERE JUDGED EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS. - Revelation 20:13
And look at these scriptures from Revelation that speak to the CHURCHES about WORKS:
Rev 2:2 I KNOW THY WORKS, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Rev 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and DO THE FIRST WORKS; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Rev 2:9 I KNOW THY WORKS, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Rev 2:13 I KNOW THY WORKS, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
Rev 2:19 I KNOW THY WORKS, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, AND THY WORKS; and the last to be more than the first.
Rev 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you ACCORDING TO YOUR WORKS.
Rev 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I KNOW THY WORKS, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
Rev 3:2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found THY WORKS perfect before God.
Rev 3:8 I KNOW THY WORKS: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Rev 3:15 I KNOW THY WORKS, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Don't be fooled by the multitudes - read for UNDERSTANDING - don't take a MAN's word for what you should believe because it is a POPULAR man-made belief! (Where would Noah have been if he had followed the POPULAR beliefs of his day?) And REMEMBER THIS: Even Cain, who killed his own brother, was given protection by God everlasting. Why did God protect him? Read in Genesis and find out why! It will perhaps open some GREAT TRUTHS as to the FACT that SALVATION (God's COVERING - His everlasting SALVE) has been about God's MERCY since the BEGINNING - not just since 'Jesus' came along! (He had MERCY on Adam & Eve and didn't wipe them out, did He?)
O.K. Sorry about the rambling - but my favorite thing in life is to STUDY SCRIPTURE for God's TRUTH. (Most of it is reading and using 'common sense' which God blessed all of us with - whether we use it or not is another story, but we all do have it!)