HERE IS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:
Do you think you are a good person?
Have you kept the ten commandments?
Lets go through them one by one.
Have you ever told a lie?
What does that make you?
A liar? How many lies do you have to tell to be a liar?
Isn’t it true if you tell one lie, it makes you a liar?
Have you ever stolen something even if its small?
What does that make you?
Jesus said, "If you look at a woman and lust after her, you commit adultery with her in your heart" (Mat.
5:28). Have you ever done that?
Then from your own admission, you’re a lying, thieving, adulterer at heart, and you have to face
God on judgment day; and we’ve only looked at three of the ten commandments. There’s another seven with
their cannons pointed at you.
Have you used God’s name in vain? The Bible says "The Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes
his name in vain" (Ex. 20:7).
The Bible says if you hate someone, you are a murderer (1 John 3:15)."
Now the wonderful thing about God’s law is that God has taken the time to write it upon our heart. Romans 2, verse
15: "…which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness…"
Now, conscience means "with knowledge." Con is "with," science is "knowledge." Conscience.
So when he lies, lusts, fornicates, blasphemes, commits adultery, he does it with knowledge that it’s wrong.
God has given light to every man. The Holy Spirit convicts them of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). Sin which
is transgression of the law (1 John 3:4); righteousness which is of the law (Rom. 10:5; Philip. 3:9); judgment which is by
the law. His conscience accuses him—the work of the law written on his heart (Rom. 2:15)—and the law condemns
So if God judges you by this standard on the day of judgment, are you going to be innocent or guilty?
Well, do you think you’ll go to heaven or hell?
Why do you feel like that?
Is it because you think God is good and he’ll overlook your sins?
Well, try that in a court of law. You’ve committed rape, murder, drug pushing—very serious crimes. The judge
says, "You’re guilty. All the evidence is here. Have you anything to say before I pass sentence?" And you say, "Yes,
Judge. I’d like to say I believe you’re a good man and you’ll overlook my crimes." The judge would probably
say, "You’re right about one thing. I am a good man, and because of my goodness, I’m going to see
that justice is done. Because of my goodness, I’m going to see that you’re punished."
The very thing sinners are hoping will save them on the day of judgment, the goodness of God, will be the very thing that
will condemn them. Because if God is good, He must by nature punish murderers, rapists, thieves, liars, fornicators, and blasphemers.
God is going to punish sin wherever it’s found.
So with this knowledge, are you now able to understand?
You now know you have "sinned against heaven" (Luke 15:21). That you have violated God’s law and that
you have angered God and the wrath of God abides upon you (John 3:36). You now understand the need for a sacrifice.
"Christ redeemed from the curse of the law being made a curse for us" (Gal. 3:13). "God commended His love toward us in that
while we were yet sinners Christ died for us" (Rom. 5:8).
We broke the law; he paid the fine. It’s as simple as that. And if a man will repent, if a woman will repent and
put their faith in Jesus, God will remit their sins so that on the day of judgment, when their court case comes up, God can
say, "Your case is dismissed through lack of evidence." "Christ redeemed from the curse of the law being made a curse for
us." And, therefore, exercise repentance towards God, faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21), put his hand to the
plough and not look back because he’s fit for the kingdom (Luke 9:62). That word fit means "ready for use". The
soil of his heart has been turned that he might receive the engrafted word which is able to save his soul (Jam. 1:21).
(Adapted from Ray Comfort- www.livingwaters.com)
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