How devout does one need to be in order to be saved?

This smacks of placing limitations on one’s holiness. God does not place an imaginary line that rates how holy we are on us. Rather holiness is a more all-encompassing term. Asking this question suggests that one would like to sin “just enough” to know how bad they could be without spilling into hell.

An adult sense of faith places us into a new sense of relationship with God. This relationship requires participation on our part where we place ourselves in our human weakness before God and humble ourselves in that presence. It’s not about how holy we can be, it’s about always trying to be as holy as we can be.

Mike Hayes

Mike Hayes

Mike co-founded BustedHalo.com in 2001. Currently, Mike is the director of campus ministry at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. A frequent speaker on ministering to young adults, Mike is the author of "Googling God: The Religious Landscape of People in Their 20s and 30s" and "Loving Work: A Spiritual Guide to Finding the Work We Love and Bringing Love to the Work We Do."