God Is Uncreated

Whoa. Can you imagine something that has not been created? You and I were created. The flowers and the trees were also created. Your cute little pup or kitten was created. God created these things for us to enjoy.

But no one or thing created God. God has always been here. He never had a birthday or a starting point. There is nothing bigger than God is. Plus, He has always been in existence.

Think of a point in time. Think of a point in eternity past, like 5 trillion years ago. God was in existence then, not that eternal things are measured in time. God was before that time period. Of course, time is not the same as eternity. Time was created for us, when God created the world.

Whatever point in time that we imagine, in eternity past, God was before that. No matter how far back we could go in our minds, God would still be before that. That’s because He has always been in existence. There was never a time when He did not exist. Not even in eternity past.

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New Heart, New Power, New Desires, New Life!

Have you been born again? When a person comes to Christ in repentance and faith, he or she becomes a new creature in Christ. He or she is learning to live a new life in a new way, with a new heart, and the power of God to say ‘no’ to sin and ‘yes’ to righteousness.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

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How Good Do You Have To Be?

How good do you have to be in order to go to heaven? Are you that good? Here are some questions you can ask yourself in order to see if you are good enough for heaven. Keep in mind that you would have to have never broken any of the commandments, even as a child, in order to be perfect. Perfection is the requirement for salvation. You will have to have been 100% perfect all of your life.

  1. Have you ever told a lie?
  2. Have you ever taken something that is not yours?
  3. Have you ever been angry with someone?
  4. Have you ever not loved someone?
  5. Have you ever been a bully?
  6. Have you ever had unclean thoughts?
  7. Have you ever had an abortion (murder)?
  8. Have you ever had sexual relationships outside of marriage?
  9. Have you ever wanted something badly, that is not necessary?
  10. Have you loved God 24/7 your whole life?
  11. Ever cheated in a game or on your income tax?
  12. Ever desired something more than desiring God (Idolatry)?
  13. Ever boasted (love of self-self-importance instead of God-importance)?
  14. Ever been deceitful?
  15. Ever schemed evil plans?
  16. Ever taken God’s name in vain?
  17. Do you keep one day a week to spend paying special attention to God without distractions?
  18. Do you like to argue (divisiveness)?
  19. Do you play people against each other (manipulation, which is witchcraft)?
  20. Have you always respected the authority figures in your life?

As you can see, this list could go on and on. The point is, God is so very holy and perfect, yet, He loves us and wants us to know Him. But we cannot know Him because we are full of our own selfishness and pride. The two main commandments that we have to obey are: love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and, love your neighbor as yourself. As you can probably see here, that is impossible to do. Plus, because God is holy, we are in danger of His judgment for our sins. He will judge us for our sins by sending us to a place of torment and pain for eternity. Once a person is in hell, he or she will never be able to get out. Eternity doesn’t end.

But God has a better way. God knows that we cannot be good enough to please Him. He wants us to have a relationship with Him, so He sent His only Son, 2,000 years ago, to die on the Cross for our sins. Jesus took the punishment that we deserve, when He died on the Cross. He was buried in a tomb, but he arose from the dead on the third day. He lived a perfect life while He was on earth, 2,000 years ago. He died in our place. We can only get into heaven on His score.

Many people think they are going to heaven after they die, simply because they know these facts and believe they are true. But, all the demons know the facts also and they know the facts are true, but they will not be in heaven. Why?

It is because the demons do not trust in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. A person must come to Christ in repentance and faith. He or she must turn away from living the self-centered life they have been living. The person must trust in Jesus’ death on the Cross to pay for his or her sin. The person must turn to God and away from self.

When a person truly comes to Christ, God will give the person a new heart. The new heart will be one that will not be selfish. God will also give the person His Holy Spirit to live in him or her. The Holy Spirit gives the power to not want to sin anymore and helps people with their sinful struggles. The Bible talks about being ‘born again’ which means that the person who comes to Christ is born into God’s family now. The person’s spiritual heart is now alive as his or her spiritual part has been activated.

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Why Did God Give Us The 10 Commandments?

A lot of people think of God as a tyrant or bully. But why would people think like that? God gave us life and breath, yet we are angry because He has rules or boundaries.

God gives us rules and boundaries to protect us. But He also gives them to us because we are prone to sin and wander. God wants us to be reconciled to Him, but we would rather do our own thing.

We are autonomous, which basically means we want to live our lives independent of God. When we sin, or break His laws, we know we have done wrong. We know that He will not be pleased, so we end up with guilt and shame. Not only that, but God will have to punish us for our sins and wrongdoings.

Jesus explained that there are two great commandments. One of them is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. The other commandment is to love your neighbor as you love yourself. If your love for yourself is small, then your love for your neighbor is small. But human beings don’t have that problem. Human beings do love themselves. But in comparison, we do not love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves.

If you received a check for $10,000, who would you share it with? Would you split it with your best friend, or would you evenly dole out the money to each or your children? I don’t think any of us would do that, unless it was in a will that was prepared beforehand. I doubt if any of us would share our newly acquired money. Plus, we would justify what we did with it by saying that we are going to invest it or use it toward our college tuitions for our children. There is nothing wrong with that either, but, the point is that it would probably never enter our minds to share it with others, especially those who are trying to pay their bills, yet always coming up short, or to give it to someone we know who is looking for a job, so they can buy an outfit to wear during the interview. I know how selfish I could be if I were to find money!

The 10 Commandments were designed for a couple of reasons, but one of them specifically has to do with today’s topic. God gave us the 10 Commandments so that we would be tutored and guided into understanding that God is completely holy and we are completely sinful. No one can study the 10 Commandments and have the assurance that they have always kept them perfectly. The 10 Commandments show us that we are sinners. We need to know we are sinners before we can be saved from sin. Let’s look at them briefly.

1. You (meaning the Israelites and us) shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make any graven images of God. (Idolatry)
3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God, in vain. (Using God’s name as a cuss word).
4. You shall keep the Sabbath Day holy.
5. Honor your father and mother.
6. You shall not kill (murder – anger can be murder of the heart)
7. You shall not commit adultery. (Stay faithful to one spouse. No lustful eyes allowed – Matt. 5:28)
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness (tell lies).
10.You shall not covet (wanting something so badly)

There are other rules and boundaries in the Bible, but you have to remember that we cannot keep those rules and when we break them, there is punishment. God punishes lawbreakers. God calls them ‘trespassers’.

Occasionally, there will be a yard or property that has a sign saying, ‘No Trespassing’. You are not allowed past the boundary onto the forbidden property. But that is exactly what we do when we sin. We go in territory that we don’t belong in.

Trespassers are lawbreakers. God gives us the boundaries, and we always go past them though. God created this world without flaw, in the beginning, yet, after Adam and Even sinned by eating the forbidden fruit, they were now trespassers. In fact, an angel with a flaming sword protected the Garden of Eden and stood in the front so Adam and Eve could not come back into the Garden.

Now we are all trespassers. But, there is One who holds the ‘pass’, so to speak. We have made a mess of God’s world because of our sin, but God in His mercy provided a cure for us, and a way was made so that we would no longer be trespassers in His land.

Around 2,000 years ago, God in His compassion sent His only Son to earth. His mother, a teenage girl, became pregnant without ever having a relationship with a man! God was the Father of this child who was born. This child grew up and although He spent only 33 years on this planet, the impact of His life has changed the whole course of the world.

This man lived a perfect life, and never, not even one time, broke any of the commandments. Yet, He was on trial for things that He was accused of doing, but in reality, He had not done. He died in our place because we needed an atonement.

An atonement is a covering for sin. Since God has to punish all sin, we always need a covering for our sins when we approach God. From the beginning of time, human beings have sacrificed animals to atone for their sins. When Adam and Eve sinned, they covered themselves with fig leaves, but God took an animal and killed it and they were covered with this animal’s skin instead of the fig leaves.

All the Old Testament Fathers (Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, etc.) knew that something had to cover over our sins. During the time of the first Passover, Moses was instructed by God to have all the Israelite families to kill a lamb (one without any blemishes) and to take the blood of the lamb and put it on the door posts in the houses. Any family that did not follow those directions would have a family member die that night when the Death Angel passed over the land. Israel was living in Egypt at that time, and the Egyptian rulers were very mean and defiant toward God. God was very patient with them but they did not repent, so, when the Death Angel came over the land that night, every home in Egypt had someone who died. The wailing was so loud because of the deaths that occurred. But those who put the blood of the lamb on the door posts were protected and did not have anyone die in their homes. God led the Israelites out of Egypt after that so they could go into their own land. This was the first Passover. It is called Passover because the Death Angel passed over the homes with the blood of the lamb on the door posts.

When Jesus came to earth, around 2,000 years ago, He became the ‘Passover Lamb’. In John 1:29, John the Baptist called Jesus ‘The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’. He lived a perfect, sinless life, yet He died because we our sinful and need an atonement for our sins. He also rose again from the grave and is alive today. One day He will return to earth to bring His own with Him, and to judge those who do not know Him and are still in their sins.

We sin whenever we break the commandments. We sin simply by not loving God perfectly. We sin by not loving our neighbors perfectly. (Neighbors are people who we know like friends, family, relatives, co-workers, cashiers, acquaintances, teachers, bosses, in-laws, those in our churches, etc.). We think we love God, but we can tell if we really do by looking at our schedules, check books, friends, activities, etc. Our words betray us and give us the evidence of what we really love and have affections for. What do your actions reveal about your heart and affections?

If we could perfectly love God, we would be able to keep the commandments all the time, without ever faltering. But since we can’t, that is why we need a Savior. That is why we need a covering for our sins. That is what Jesus provides for us today.

Having an atonement for our sins involves much more than just going to heaven after we die. God created each one of us to have a relationship with Him, and He wants us to be reconciled to Him, but we can’t be reconciled until our sin problem is taken care of. Jesus paid the price for our sins. We must respond to God by letting go of our sins and our ‘rights’ to ourselves and our selfishnesses. We also need to turn to God and trust in what Jesus did for us on the Cross. We do not have to find any lambs today to sacrifice for the covering for our sins. Jesus died one time, and that is enough for God to accept as a complete atonement that pays for every person’s sins, for all time. Each person must respond though, or it will do him or her no good. What will your choice be?

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What Happens When A Person Comes To Christ

First, we must understand that all of us are born with a sinful heart that doesn’t love God. We are very selfish and we are trapped by our sinful hearts. We are also blinded to the truths that God wants us to know.
Every person must be cleansed from their sins before they can be made right before God. If a person dies in their sin, God will punish him or her for eternity in hell, which would be beyond horrible.
God provided a way for us to be cleansed from our sins, when He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth, 2,000 years ago. Jesus lived a perfect life and never sinned. He died a death He did not deserve, but He died the death we deserve for our sins. He died in our place so we can go free.
After He died, He arose from the grave three days later. He also ascended back up to heaven, as was observed by His followers.
Now we can have our sins forgiven. We have to trust in what Jesus did on the Cross in order to pay for our sins. When we turn away from our sins and trust in Jesus as our Savior, He promises to forgive us of all of our sins. But there is so much more that happens.
When a person comes to Christ in repentance and faith, he or she is born into God’s family. People are not God’s children until they repent and place their trust in Christ.
People who belong to Christ belong to the kingdom of God now. They are no longer in the kingdom of Darkness. Instead of being ruled by our sinful hearts, we are now ruled by God, because Jesus is their King.
A person who comes to Christ receives a new heart. This new heart has new desires. The old, selfish heart is still there for now, but the new heart can do what God wants that person to do.
A person who comes to Christ has the power, through God’s Holy Spirit to not have to give into sinful desires. This person can say ‘no’ to sin, whereas before, he or she would indulge the sinful desires. There is no power against sin until the person comes to Christ and is born again.
A person who comes to Christ is empowered to live a holy life now, because he or she has the Holy Spirit indwelling him or her. The power of God is now available for the person to live a holy, Godly life. The Holy Spirit of God does not dwell in people who haven’t come to Christ.
The person who comes to Christ is now, spiritually speaking, clothed in the robes of righteousness. No person is good enough to go to heaven on his own. It’s only through what Jesus did on the Cross that provides the righteousness we need to have to be completely pure in God’s sight.
The person who comes to Christ also has spiritual eyes to see with. He or she can now understand what the Bible is saying. A person who hasn’t come to Christ is spiritually blind. He can’t see the kingdom of God, nor can he or she understand God’s Word. It won’t make sense to him or her.
Many things take place in a person when that person comes to Christ. Jesus is the only way to heaven. No good work on our part will add even an iota to their credit. Jesus made a perfect score and we can only get in on His score, not ours. The only thing we score is payment for our sins. But God gives us salvation freely. It is a gift of God, not something we earn.
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How It All Happened – The Story of The Gospel

Have you ever wondered why there is so much turmoil in our world? Have you ever thought about tragedies and why they occur? Why are there tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other such things as these? Well, here is going to be a partial answer, but it will have the core of what you need to know and what you can do for yourself as difficulties hit you or your families.

It all began around 6,000 years ago, or so, when God had created the earth, plants, animals, and people. But before all of this got started, God was there. You see, God never had a beginning point. He doesn’t have a birthday because He was never born. There was never a time or point in eternity past where God did not exist. Can you wrap your head around that?

Besides creating people and animals, the sun, moon, and stars, God had created another type of being. But these beings were not like people, because they were spiritual. They live in the spiritual realm, although they can be in a physical realm and function in many different tasks. Angels were not created in God’s image though, but people were. Angels are beautiful, and very powerful, but they are not as powerful as God is. They are created by God, and they are limited in their power. They serve to worship God and to serve Him in their appointed assignments.

One day, one of these angels named Lucifer, decided he was going to try to be more powerful than God. Because of his rebellion to God, God punished him and he was thrown down to the earth. Lucifer took one-third of the angels with him. Now heaven was minus one-third of the angels, plus Lucifer. Lucifer has other names like ‘Satan’ or as we commonly call him, ‘The devil’. He was now evil and sinister. He has been viciously angry with God ever since then.

On the sixth day of creation, God created land animal, plus He made the first man. This man’s name was ‘Adam’. God made a woman that day and her name was Eve. Adam and Eve were married and lived in a beautiful place that was called, ‘Eden’. After God created different things, he said that they were ‘good’. After God created Adam and Eve, He said that they were ‘very good’. Adam was created in God’s image. There were going to be things in Adam that were going to look like God. God took care of Adam and God would come down and talk with Adam in the cool of the day.

God explained to Adam that they were allowed to eat the fruit from any of the trees in the Garden, except there was one tree they were not allowed to eat from. That tree was called, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. God explained that if they were to eat from that tree, they would die. They had a lot of choices of food to eat, so it would seem like that wouldn’t have been a problem, right?

Eve was by herself, and a snake came up to her and started talking to her (I assume that perhaps animals could talk at this point, since she didn’t seem to be taken by surprise). The devil was inside of the snake talking to her. He asked her if God really told her that she couldn’t eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and she told the snake that God said not to do that. Then the devil told her a lie. He said that she wouldn’t die. He also said that she would become like God. What do you think Eve did? She looked at the fruit, and saw that it tasted good. Adam came around and she gave some of the fruit to him and he ate it as well. What do you think God was thinking? Do you think that God was surprised?

God came down and Adam and Eve ran away and hid themselves. God found them and talked to them. He talked to Adam, Eve, and the snake. God was going to punish Adam and Eve and the snake. Now Adam’s work load was going to be very hard because God had cursed the earth (this is why we have sicknesses today and why we die). Eve was going to have a lot of pain in child bearing, and the snake was going to crawl on his belly from now on. There was one special promise though, that God gave to Adam and Eve. God was going to send Someone one day who would crush the devil’s head. God was going to send Someone who would rescue mankind.

From this point on, there was turmoil. There was no more nice, peaceful earth where everything was beautiful, and everyone was filled with love for one another. Now there would be constant strife among men and women. Adam and Eve had two sons; Cain and Abel. Abel understood that he had to bring the right kind of sacrifice to God, which was an animal. The blood of an animal, usually a lamb, would cover over a person’s sins. Before God, whenever a person sinned, they had to have a covering for their sin, which was an animal. Also, this was a picture of what God was going to do for us one day, when He would send that special person to us to redeem us from our sins. Abel’s offering pleased God because he knew that God hated his sin. But Cain just brought vegetables to God. What kind of an offering was that? God was not pleased with Cain’s offering because Cain did not see his need to have his sins covered by the blood of an animal. Cain was angry with God and he killed his brother, Abel, as a result of his anger. As more and more people were born, they married and had children. The children married and had more children. The earth was becoming populated with people! But sadly, these people all had sinful hearts. Most of them hated the God who created them. They wanted to be God. They wanted the power that God had. There were more and more murders and wars. The Bible says that they were inventing ways of evil. God was sorry He had made man on earth. But God had a plan, and His promise of sending a Redeemer one day, would still come to pass.

There was one man who found favor with God, along with his family. His name was Noah. God told Noah to build a large boat that would house many animals along with his family. God was going to send a rain storm that was going to flood the whole world. Whoever would be in this large boat would be safe when the waters started to rise. If they weren’t in this large boat, they would drown. No one was impressed as they watched Noah build the Ark. They still continued to do horrible things to each other. They didn’t want to repent and go on the Ark. They hated God. They wanted to be God, but it wasn’t happening for them.

When Noah was finished building this huge Ark, designated animals went on board. Then Noah and his family went inside. Then God closed the door. It was too late for anyone else to get in. Nobody else wanted to go in anyway. They were happy in their wickedness and didn’t want to leave that behind. The rain started, and continued, and continued. Never was there a storm like this one. Everyone died except those who were in the Ark. Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives were all spared. All the animals on the Ark were spared too. It took a long time for the rain to stop and the water to subside, but when it was safe, everyone got out. It was like starting over again, only with eight people and lots of animals!

Noah and his family settled in the land. God had given the sign of a rainbow, indicating that He was not going to destroy the earth with a flood again. But the next time He destroys the earth, it’s going to be with fire. Do you think people were going to be happy now? As more and more people were born, and grew up and married and had their own children, guess what happened? People were still wicked! Why did this happen? It happens because wickedness is in all of our hearts. It happened after Eve listened to the devil and disobeyed God. From that point on, every boy and girl that would be born, would have a selfish, wicked heart. But God was faithful and would keep His promise of one day sending a Redeemer.

Over the span of the time of the Old Testament, we see people being evil and running away from God. We see God coming down and trying to reach the hearts of people. God gave instructions to people to sacrifice a lamb to cover or atone for their sins. God wants people to see how bad sin really is. God does not sin. He cannot have fellowship with any being that sins. That leaves a big problem for us though. If God is holy and pure, how can we be forgiven of our sins?

Throughout the Bible, we learn about sin. We learn about it by reading about Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and his family, along with those who lived on earth at that time. We see the sins of the Kings of Israel (and their wives). We see the sins of the Pagan lands that the Israelites were supposed to drive out. We see the struggles of people sins in the book of Psalms. We even see the sins of the Prophets, at times. We are a mess!

About 400 years after the Old Testament activities were done, something was starting to happen. God was silent for 400 years and now we see God at work again. A man named Zechariah had Temple duty, but this time, an angel spoke to him. The angel had a message from God. It was a message telling him that his wife was going to have a baby boy! But this baby boy was going to be the forerunner of the Messiah who was going to come. Not only did this happen, but a young woman named Mary also saw an angel. The angel told her that she was going to have a baby boy as well. Her baby boy was going to change the world. Could this really be the one who God promised to send to Adam and Eve? How exciting this was going to be for these people! But there was a problem. Mary wasn’t married, so how could she have a baby? God took care of the problem and this baby didn’t need a father that was a human being, for God Himself was the Father! Mary did get married to a man named Joseph during this time.

Zechariah’s wife had her baby boy, and some months later, Mary had her baby boy. These boys were cousins too. When the boys grew up and were men, Zechariah’s son, who was called ‘John the Baptist’ lived in the desert land by Judea. Mary’s boy was named Jesus, because that name means ‘Savior’. One day, John the Baptist saw Jesus at a distance, and pointed Him out. He said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.’ Why was John calling his cousin a Lamb? Remember back in the Old Testament days, when people sinned, they would sacrifice a lamb, and take the blood from the lamb, to cover over their sins? John was telling the people that Jesus was going to be the Lamb who would shed His blood on the cross, to cover over our sins. But not only does Jesus blood cover over our sins. It washes our sins away forever. The blood of a lamb can only cover our sins, but Jesus blood takes away our sins. We do not have to kill a lamb now, when we sin. Every time we sin, something has to die because of that sin. When Jesus died on the cross, God the Father took all of our sins, and placed them on His Son, and had His Son take the punishment for all of our sins. He died a terrible death because our sin killed Him. But three days later, He was alive and arose from the dead! He is alive today and has gone back to heaven. But He is coming back to earth, one day. He will judge those who are still in their sins, those who do not have their sins covered or washed away by the blood of the Lamb. They will be punished forever in hell. They will be tormented and they will be paying for their own sins for all eternity.

But Jesus will come back for His own people, as well. He will separate those who are His, from those who don’t know Him. Those who know Him will spend eternity with God. There are many houses in heaven, and Jesus says He is preparing them for His people. So, the choice is ours. Will we choose to be followers of Jesus Christ, and live our lives for His glory, or, will we choose to stay selfish, and spend eternity in the Lake of Fire? We have to respond to God by turning away from our sins, turning to God, and trusting in what Jesus did for us on the cross. There is no other way to be saved from our sins. Jesus is the promised Redeemer who God promised Adam and Eve that He was going to send. If you think you are good enough to go to heaven, there is a post that has the Good Person Test on it. You can also go to www.thegoodtest.net and take the Good Person Test. Remember, if you break one commandment, you have broken all of them. And even if you just break one commandment, just one time in your life, God will still have to punish you in hell, even for just one violation!

The angels that sinned can never be forgiven of their sins. God did not provide a lamb for them. They will have to be punished eternally, with no chance of being forgiven. Thank God that we can be forgiven of our sins. No person is too sinful for God to forgive. Jesus’ blood is powerful enough to cleanse even the filthiest of sinners, if they repent and want to be forgiven.

If you have any questions about this, please contact me at RUgood@mail.com

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Are You Good Enough To Go To Heaven?

Are you good enough for Heaven? How good do you have to be? Go to http://www.thegoodtest.net and take the test to see! How good does a person have to be to go to Heaven? Are you that good? Here is a quick test to see if you are good enough. You can score yourself and it is simple. You either pass it or you don’t. Anything less than a 100% means you didn’t pass! It’s that easy!

Good Person Test

  • Have you ever told a lie?                                                                   Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever murdered anyone?                                                      Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever taken something that isn’t yours?                                 Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever used God’s name in vain?                                           Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever disobeyed your parents?                                             Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever not loved God with everything you have?                      Yes   /   no
  • Is there anything you love more than God (toys, cars, friends)?             Yes   /   no
  • Can you think of a time when you did not think about God?                  Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever been angry with someone?                                           Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever talked about someone behind his or her back?              Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever committed adultery?                                                    Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever had an abortion?                                                          Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever cheated in a game?                                                      Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever wanted something so much, but it wasn’t God?             Yes   /   no
  • Have you ever hated someone?                                                           Yes   /   no

This is a short list of things people do that are sins. You may be a person who has only said yes to 2 or 3 different choices here. Or, you might not even remember doing some of these things. If you answered ‘yes’ to even just 1 of these things listed, then you are not a good person, according to God’s word, the Bible. Even if you managed to live a life where the only bad thing you did in this life, was to tell a lie, then, according to the Bible, you would have to be punished forever for that one lie. The reason for that is, God is holy. That means He is perfect, and He cannot be around sin, ever. Not only that, but He has to punish sin. Every sin that a person commits will have to be punished. The punishment doesn’t end. It will last forever. Sin will be punished in a place called, ‘hell’ where the devil and his angels will go for there punishment as well. It will be a place of torment and there isn’t any way out once a person is there.

How does a person escape this terrible possibility, if everyone has sinned? Are you ready for ‘Good News’? God knew about this problem, all along. God promised Adam and Eve (the first people He created) that He would send someone who would defeat sin, one day. In the mean time, Adam and Eve, their children, their grandchildren, their great-grandchildren, and all their descendants after them, would provide a sacrifice to atone for their sins. The sacrifice would cover their sins until God provided the final, and most effective sacrifice for all people. That happened 2,000 years ago when God sent His Son Jesus, to earth. He lived a perfect life and never sinned. But He died the death of a criminal  even though He didn’t do anything wrong. He died in our place, for us. God put all of our sins on Jesus, as He was on the cross. He died a terrible death, and was buried in a tomb. Three days later, He arose from the dead. Then He rose back to heaven, where He is now. He will come back one day, and all people will be judged. It is called the Judgment Day and it will be terrible for people who aren’t saved from their sins. You can turn to God, right now. Jesus died for your sins, and you can turn away from sin, which is called ‘repentance’ and turn to God. You can trust in Jesus as your Savior from sin. God promises to cleanse you from sin if you repent and turn to Him. He will give you power to not want to sin also. Will you come to Him, and trust in Him as your Lord and Savior? You can do that right now. If you have any questions about this, you can post a comment, or you can send an email to RUgood@mail.com   

 
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