Monday, June 29, 2009

The Good Test

What would you say if I asked you if you thought you were going to heaven? You'd probably say "Yes". What would you say if I asked why? Your answer would probably sound something like this, "Because I'm a good person". You might say, "I've never killed anyone or robbed a bank. I've basically been good." Oh really? Let's take the "Good Test" and see how we measure up.

Q: Have you ever told a lie?
A: Yes.

So that would make you a liar.

Q: Have you ever taken something that wasn't yours?
A: Yes.

So that would make you a lying thief.

Q: Have you ever said God or Jesus in a curse word?
A: Yes.

So that would make you a lying, thieving blasphemer.

Q: Have you ever wanted something someone else had?
A: Yes.

So that would make you a lying, thieving, blaspheming coveter.

Q: Have you ever had impure thoughts about a man or woman?
A: Yes.

So that would make you a lying, thieving, blaspheming, coveting adulterer.

I can continue, but I think you get the point. We are all sinners...all of us. The only person to ever NOT sin was Jesus. Thankfully, there is hope. Romans 3:23-25 says For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement... Jesus paid the price, so we can live with Him for eternity...all you have to do is BELIEVE! Really believe with all your heart and you will be transformed...I was.

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