On page 15 of the Jan 2013 Awake magazine we can read, ”[1 John 5:3] God is eager to reward your obedience by granting you entrance into Paradise.”
When we look at1 John 5:3 in the NWT we read……
1 John 5: 3. For this is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments; and yet his commandments are not burdensome, [NWT]
If the Awake is not misleading, why can we not find a story about God being eager to reward your obedience by granting you entrance into Paradise?
Wouldn’t salvation by works be against God’s teachings in Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Where in the NWT can we find a reference to God granting an entrance into Paradise for good works?
Or do you believe that being obedient to God is not works?Update:
@Spirit and Truth,youhave told us a lot about after we are saved but not the good works the awake talks about that will get you saved.
Paul said not from works, not a particular works but not from works, any works which would include doing good works.
If you disagree you are calling the bible a lie,