~ That’s For Sinners ~
People Think ~ “It’s sinners that need religion.”
The Bible Says ~ There are two problems with the implications of that statement.
First, all are sinners—including you! “As it is written: ‘There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one’” (Romans 3:10-12). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Second, religion solves nothing—what is needed is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Religions are based on doing (present-continual tense) what is right. Christianity is based on what Jesus Christ has done (past tense) on your behalf, and a personal relationship with the only One who never sinned. Jesus Christ was fully God, came to this world in human form, lived a sinless life, and died for your sins, and rose from the grave—conquering death (the penalty of sin), and allows you to partake in total forgiveness by accepting His payment for your sin! “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
Jesus Christ summarized it this way: “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:14-17).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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