Mom´s Record Collection: Seven Things to Open

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Back in the day my mom had a collection of records. For the younger generation, I’m speaking of records that are played on a record player, not the kind that are in the Guinness Book of World Records. I think every record she owned was either country and western or gospel. She also bought a lot of albums from the old K-Tel commercials that were so popular back then.
One of her albums was a collection of gospel songs from various artists. One song, in particular, I’ve remembered all these years. After twenty-five years as a Pastor and being in church services from various denominations, reading countless hymnbooks and just being actively involved in church for nearly four decades; I’ve never heard this song anywhere else besides that album.
The song is doctrinally wrong. After all these years the album is long gone and I’m not sure what the name of the song was but as I remember it, the song wanted God to look at the works an individual did when it comes to judgeing them for salvation. The song spoke of all that a person’s hands do and when it comes time to judge, God should look at the person’s hands.
We are not saved by our works, or our feelings, or the religious rituals that we may participate in. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me (John 14:6).”
We are all sinners, every one of us. Some people think that they are not that bad of a sinner. They have the opinion that what they have done, everyone else has done, and

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