“he asked Christ for mercy.”-bingo that’s exactly what he did, and that’s all he had to do!
None of the other “works” were necessary.
I guess if you want to respond and say somthing similar to the last two posts, then we ought to end this post now (not because I don’t like you, becuase I do, but becuase it is pointless, we will just be going in circles..
ALL I Have to say: And this I will end with is: Scripture claims that we are saved “by faith, through grace”..that’s all that’s necessary as far as I can see, and since God didn’t say we have to have works sanctioned by the Church to be saved, I’ll stick with The Word (of God). I emplore you in love to reread those passages that talk about faith in Christ being sufficient, I think mostly in the epistles by St. Paul. ;-). God Bless, -Jeremy.
I don’t think picking one verse out of the Bible and ignoring the rest of it because, hey, that’s all that’s necessary, — is an adequate plea for mercy.
The gospel tells us what the Good Thief did for a reason. The reason is to lead us to salvation.