The scale theory is held by many people and it goes like this: “As long as my good outweighs my bad I’ll be fine on the Day of Judgment.” Some call this good karma. This is, of course, ludicrous. I often point out that that theory does not hold water in even in a traffic court. Try telling the judge that more times than not you obey the speed limit and see if he let’s you go. To illustrate the fact that they themselves don’t really believe what they say I ask if they have a journal containing all the good and bad they have done. Obviously if they are willing to stake their eternity on such a theory they must have a running tab somewhere right? Well now they do. I could barely believe it when I came across an app while playing around with my I-Phone that does just that. It calculates your bad karma (works) verse your perceived good works so you can tell how you’re doing. I tested it and found that if the user is honest the results should look like this image below after a very short time. However we do not need an app to tell us how we are doing, we have the 10 commandments.
This mind-set that you can erase sin through doing better is just another form of self righteousness. But the Bible is very clear, “As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one.” – Romans 3:10 Until a person is made humble by God’s high and Holy Law he will never be granted the gift of repentance. (2 Timothy 2:25) Let us gently bring about the knowledge of sin by using the law rightly. Then and only then will the sinner see that he has nothing worthy to offer God.
“But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags”Isaiah 64:6