People nowadays misunderstand Christianity as being a “good person”. If you just do better, if you just try harder, and do more good things, that’s it! If i walk an old lady across the street, give so and so a compliment every day, am nice to everyone i meet, pick up trash, recycle, give money to the homeless man on the corner, and boom! i made it to heaven. God will accept me because i did all of these good things! Sadly, people think this is true. It’s not.
Because everyone who stands at the foot of the cross is equal. You are guilty, sinful, rebellious, and evil cause of your sin. A holy God cannot be with sin, and God being a perfect Judge cannot look past it. If He did not hold us accountable, He would not be just. But since He is just, and perfect, and holy, there has to be payment. you are guilty. i am guilty. “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—” Romans 5:12 says. We are dead in our sin, awaiting judgment from God. But thanks be to God! Because of the Cross, He made payment for us. He poured out the wrath we deserved on His own Son so that whoever believes in His Name shall not perish but have eternal life. That’s the Gospel. WE HAVE BEEN REALLY REALLY BAD, but GOD has been REALLY REALLY GOOD, to people who don’t deserve jack or squat.
Jesus says this you today Christian. To you today non-believer. To you one who has been rejected. To you downcast one. To you broken one. To you failure. To you man who is trying desperately to be accepted. To you woman who is trying so hard to look attractive. to YOU. He says this. “I made you. I love you more than you can fathom. I died for you. I accept you as you are. Do you accept me?”
That’s the decision. That’s a must do today. Are you going to accept Him? For He accepts you. Or are you going to run away from the God who was scourged, beaten, mocked, ridiculed, and crucified for you, as well took the wrath you deserve from God for you? Jesus loves you today! and forever! why would you run from His love today. Accept Jesus into your heart as Lord and Savior of your life, put your trust in Him, and give yourself forever to Him. He is the only Way to live, or have life. He is the life. He is the Truth, the Way, and the Life. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and apologize for them.
you need Jesus Christ. He doesn’t need you, but He wants you. Don’t run from Him and longer.