You Are A Sinner
The first fact that you need to realize in life is that you are a natural-born sinner, a natural transgresor against God:
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23.
"As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one." Romans 3:10.
"Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me." Psalm 51:5.
Most people have the false idea that we all LEARN to be sinners as we
grow older and are influenced by evil, but this isn't true. God's word
declares that we are all sinners by nature. We are all transgressors
You Are Going To Die
Death isn't a very
popular subject, but it is certainly a very REAL subject. Sooner or
later, your heart will beat for the last time, your loved ones will
mourn over your passing, and your body will be laid to rest in a grave.
It's a fact of life. People die, and the Bible tells us WHY:
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;
and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Romans
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23.
Why do people die? People die because people are SINNERS. Do you
remember the story of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden? It wasn't
until AFTER they had sinned that they were subject unto death. God told
them in Genesis 2:17 that they would "die" when they ate of the
forbidden fruit. Before man had sinned, he was ABOVE death, not subject
unto it. Today, however, we are all sinners, because we have all
inheirted our sin nature from Adam. We must all die, just as Adam died
You Will Be Judged
God is the
All-powerful Creator, the Supreme Commander of the Universe. He is in
complete control of all people, places, and things, so no one should
think it unreasonable that God intends to judge all men. We must all
give account to our Maker.
"For God shall bring every work into
judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be
evil." Ecclesiastes 12:14.
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." Hebrews 9:27.
It may be a terrifying thought, but it is still the truth: YOU will
stand before God and you will be judged by Him. Every sin that you have
ever committed will be revealed--EVERY SECRET SIN! You may have managed
to hide many things from your fellow man, but you have hid NOTHING from
God. He knows all things, and He will hold you accountable. You WILL be
You Can't Save Yourself
When God judges this
world, millions upon millions of people are going to be absolutely
SHOCKED to find out that NO ONE--ABSOLUTELY NO ONE--was able to earn
their way into Heaven. People have the false idea that they'll be
permitted to enter Heaven as long as they "do more good works than bad."
The word of God tells us just the opposite:
"For by grace are
ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of
God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9.
"But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the
ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." Romans 4:5.
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as
filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the
wind, have taken us away." Isaiah 64:6.
The "good works" that
you do are only good in YOUR eyes. In God's sight, you are a hopeless
sinner, and your works are totally unacceptable. If you are counting on
your own righteousness to save you, then you are setting yourself up for
a very big disappointment.
"For they being ignorant of God's
righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness,
have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ
is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth."
The Bible clearly states that we are all cursed
with sin, and that we are all totally incapable of earning our salvation
by our own righteousness. Friend, unless your SINS are removed, God
will NOT accept you. You are hopeless.
Your Only Hope Is The Lord Jesus Christ
When you are ready to accept the fact that you are a lost and dying
sinner and that your "good works" are unacceptable to God, then you can
begin to see your need for Jesus Christ. He came into this world to lay
down His sinless life for YOU--to pay for your sins, because you
couldn't. Jesus is your only hope for salvation. Only by receiving Him
as your Savior can you enter the gates of Heaven. There is no other way.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." John 14:6.
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12.
The Lord Jesus Christ has come and PAID for your sins by shedding His
own Blood on Calvary. By receiving Him as your Savior, you can be WASHED
from all your sins in His precious Blood (Rev. 1:5; Col. 1:14; Acts
20:28; I Pet. 1:18-19). Notice these important words from Romans 5:8-9:
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his
blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."
your way to Heaven for you! By receiving Him as your Savior, you will be
receiving God's ONLY means of Salvation for you. Are you willing to
forsake YOUR righteousness and receive Jesus Christ as your Savior, your
ONLY HOPE for Salvation? Romans 10:13 says, "Whosoever shall call upon
the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:9 says, "That if thou
shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine
heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." Are
you willing to forsake your own righteousness, and ask Jesus Christ to
save you? Why not pray right now and ask the Lord to come into your
heart and cleanse you from all sin. He will save you just as He
promised. That's a fact. Why not receive Him today?
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2014 at 5:54 AM
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