person. Society, the media, education, paints the picture
which everybody believes, that there are good people and
bad people, that there are innocent and guilty peole.
Don't be deceived, God says, (Ecc 7v20) there is not a just
man upon the earth, that doeth good, and sin not. ( Rom
3v23) For all have sinned and come short of the glory of
God is a Holy God who cannot look upom any sin. You see
friend, God's good is not our good; God's good is absolute
operfection. and none of us measure up.
Don't be deceived into thinking that because God is a loving
God, that He will not judge and condemn you. It's because
God is a loving God He must judge you justly or He wounld
not be a just and a loving God.
Youu are thinking to yourself, that's not Good News, that's a
pretty bleak picture. Dear friend, that right, it's a serious
and fearful place to be in.
Your sin = guilt; and
Guilt = separation from God in heaven; and
Separation from God = Hell.
It sounds terrible, ït is", Hell is real and forever is a long time.
"But" Dear sinner friend, God in His mercy, into that helpless
place you are in, God sent the "Son". John 3v16 For God
so loved the world, that, He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but
have everlashing life.
God sent a substitute, a saviour, the only one who is
perfect and without sin. His name is Jesus Christ. ( II Cor 5v21).
For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no
sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in
You see dear sinner friend, he took your sin and all you
ever did and placed it upon Jesus and He died in your place
instead. (Rom 6v23) The wages of sin is death but the
gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
You see someone had to die for sin and bloodhad to be
shed to reconcile us to God. (Heb 9v22) and without the
shedding of blood there is no remission (forgiveness).
God took that perfect life that Jesus Christ had lived, the only
good person, and credited it to the sinner.
The sinful life I lived God gave it to Jesus and the perfect life
that jesus lived, God gave to me.
Because the sinless Saviour died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the just is satisfied
to look in him and pardon me.
Dear sinner friend that's Good news, that's unmerited
If God is speaking to and dealing with you, if this true
knowledge of your sin before a Holy God is weighing heavy
on your heart.
Don't be deceived for a minutelonger that you are a good
person. Cry out from the depths of your heart to jesus:
"Lord have mercy on me a sinner"