The Bible says that he who has the Son has life but he who does not have the Son does not have life. According to the Bible, which is the inspired Word of God, we are sinners. We have all failed to keep God’s perfect law and as such we are lost, destined for eternity in Hell after we die. For eternity! With no hope of escape. Hell, where the flame is never quenched, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Tormented and outside the presence of God, crying out for a second chance but knowing that help, relief, pardon will never come.
But there is GREAT news! Jesus, being fully God and fully man, part of the trinity that is God, came and died for us to reconcile us to the Father. He took our sins upon Himself to pay that price. And being sinless God, death and sin could not hold Him. He rose from the dead on the third day after His death proving that He has won the war for us. Proving that He has total authority over all.
Jesus loves you very much. He loves His creation enough to enter the world He created as a human, as one of its own, and then allow himself to be beaten, spit upon, ridiculed and tortured by the very ones He created and loves, by the very people He came to save. Dying on the cross, He opened the door to Heaven back up for us. We now have a way to escape hell and it is through Jesus Christ!
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through Me.” That may seem narrow, but consider our sinful state. Consider the fact that sin is deadly and requires eternal death in hell. Consider that Jesus is the only Man that is also God and the only One who died in our place and rose from the dead. Consider how much He loves you because He died for your sins too so you could be saved. He died for my sins too and He is the only hope I have for eternal life with Him and the only way I can escape an eternity in hell.
We can’t be good enough to earn our way to God’s grace no matter how hard we try. We are not branded sinners because we sin, we sin because we are sinners. It’s our nature from birth, born into a fallen and sinful world. But God loves us too much to leave us destined for the hell He created for the devil and his angels. It wasn’t created for us, but we are headed there as long as we stay in sin and rejection of God.
Jesus took our shame, our sorrow, our pain, and our punishment upon Himself. He came to save us from our sins, from eternal destruction and torment.
Please, I plead with you. Be reconciled to God today. Be saved. Acknowledge that Jesus is The Lord and God that He is. Acknowledge that you have broken God’s perfect law and sinned against Him. Realize that He loves you anyway and wants to wash those sins away. Trust in Jesus and His finished work on the cross for you. For YOU! Choose to follow Him as your Lord from this day forward and trust that He will guide you as you submit yourself to Him and trust Him as your Lord and God.
Be saved today! Tomorrow might be too late. Be sure you’re ready to die. Death without Jesus is eternal death in hell. Death with Jesus is eternal life with Him forever! Don’t wait. Trust in Jesus today.
If you choose life, grab a Bible and start reading about God. Get to know Him through His Word and talking to Him. If you’re not sure how or what to do, ask Him. He will help you. He will draw near to you as you draw near to Him. Remember, He loves you. He wants to save you. He wants you to walk with Him. He wants to wash you clean. He was just waiting for you to turn to Him.