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Frightening, isn't it? Thank God for redemption! Thanks to Jesus, we can go from being a sinner to being a saint.
"...in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace
in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved
through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."
(Ephesian 2:7b-10 ESV)
So it stands to reason that people are not Christians because they do good works. Rather, Christians do good works because they are Christians. And people are Christians because God regenerates them - transforming the heart of a sinner into the heart of a saint.
Isn't God good?