"Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1)
There are many legal and governmental reasons why lost men and women should not go to heaven!
It should not be difficult for us to acknowledge that a holy and righteous God must run His universe according to holy laws - and we do not belong there because we have broken every one of those holy laws in some way!
Therefore, there must be an effective redemption, a justification of some kind if we are to have God and He is to have us!
Thank God, it has been done!
The New Testament language is as plain as can be - in Christ through His death and resurrection, every legal hindrance has been met and satisfied: taken away! There is nothing that can keep us from assurance except our own selves.
Let us quit trying to think our way in, to reason our way in. The only way to get in is to believe Him with our hearts forevermore!
Yes, Lord, thank You so much for providing an "effective redemption: sot that we may have unbroken fellowship with You - both now and for all eternity. Praise Your holy and righteous name! Amen
~A. W. Tozer~