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Am I good enough for eternal life?

From the February 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Jesus promised his followers, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life” ( John 10:27, 28 ). This “eternal life” is the salvation all Christians hope will be the culmination of a life well lived, but such a hope raises the question: Are we good enough for eternal life?  In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke we read the story of the man who asked Jesus, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” ( Matthew 19:16 ).