The Most Terrifying Truth of Scripture
Paul Washer, The Gospel
Are You a Good Person?
Reguardless of why you are at my website, this good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ can change your life today. It certainly has mine. Jesus commands all men everywhere to repent of their sins and believe the gospel (Mark 1:15). To repent of your sins means to "turn away" from them. This means to stop your lying, stealing, adultery and turn toward Christ for your righteousness. To believe the gospel means to trust completely in Christ's life, death, and ressurection. The perfect, sinless life of Christ will give you the righteousness you need to have a relationship with a Holy God (Hebrews 12:14), the death of Christ has paid your penalty for YOUR sin (Romans 6:23), and the ressurection of Christ will grant you eternal life with God (John 14:19)! This God-given faith WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Let me elaborate...If you owed a million dollar fine and went to court to be judged, you probably could not pay that fine. The ONLY way the judge can let you go free and still be righteous is for someone else, who has a million dollar fine, to pay your fine on your behalf. If I had a million dollars and came into the courtroom, just before the judge was about to sentence you, and said this "Judge, I am paying his fine for him so he doesn't have to suffer the consequenses of the law he broke. I'm doing this because I love him". In doing this, the judge MUST allow you to go free because your fine has been paid! In addition, in doing that for you, your attitude towards me will change forever! If I asked you "will you do this for me?", you probably would to show your gratitude for the fine I paid for you. If you did something to offend me, you would tell me you are sorry and you would try not to do that anymore. Do you see where I am going with this? This scenario describes biblical faith and repentance.
Jesus has the righteousness you need, the payment for the fine you owe, and eternal life you so desperately need! Do you believe this? If so, Jesus said "If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15. If you believe Jesus did all this just for you, you will love him and serve him. James said "Faith is death without works" (James 2:17). Jesus lived, died, and arose for you, just so you could have a right standing with God! Has this news changed your attitude toward God and your sin? If so, then help me spread the good news of the gospel to the rest of the world because Jesus, the One who paid our massive sin debt, commands us to "preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15)
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