Seek Good, and Not Evil
There are certain passages in the Old Testament that symbolize Judaism as follows:
Amo 5:14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
Isa 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Isa 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Isa 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Judaism clearly emphasizes importance to choose good over evil. And good is to take care of the minorities and the oppressed people, orphaned minors and widows.
This religion does not depict Heaven and the hell in details, but encourages to do good and avoid evil. And this characteristics was further intensified by Christ Jesus. Without Judaism and Christianity, people would naturally pursue their own profits even if they have to sacrifice goodness.
Consequently, we now know that God loves goodness but Satan likes evil. And, the reason why God recommends human beings to seek goodness must be that He loves them. Unless doing good, human being will come to be familiar with evil, and eventually they will be captured by Satan. God must be sorry for human being to be controlled by Satan whose aim is to destroy human beings. As long as human beings are trying to do good and avoid evil, they can be free from Satan and will not fall into the hell.
Goodness or virtue and badness or evil are the main theme of Judaism and Christianity. Human beings are requested to do good before they are admitted into Heaven. No other complicated or sophisticated creeds might not be necessary for men to be saved.
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Act 8:14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
Act 8:15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
Act 8:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
Act 8:17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.