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ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH

If I were to ask you if you are a good person what would you say? Most people when asked this question reply; “Yes I am a good person.” So let’s go through a few questions and see if that is true. As we go through these questions really search yourself.
1) Have you ever at anytime in your life told a lie? What would you call a person who tells lies? I’ll make it easy for you, I’ve told lies before so what would you call me if I lied to you? The answer is a liar. A person who tells lies by definition is a liar.
2) Have you ever stolen anything, taken anything at all regardless of its value that doesn’t belong to you? What do you call a person who steals? A person who steals is called a thief.
3) You know the command do not commit adultery, Jesus said: “anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Have you ever looked at another person with lust that wasn’t your wife or husband?
4) Have you ever used God’s name in vain? God is holy, He created you and everything you see, He gave you life His name should be revered set apart above all other names, yet people everyday use it in place of a cuss word to express discuss.
What we have been doing here is going through a few of God’s Ten Commandments, the standard by which He will judge the world. To be exact the 9th, 8th, 7th, 3rd Commandments in that order (Exodus 20:1-17).

If God judges you by His ten commandments on the Day of Judgment will you be found innocent or guilty? Will you go to Heaven or Hell? You may say God won’t send me to Hell because He is good! The bible says that God is a good and just judge, if God is truly a good and just judge because He is good, He must punish you for breaking His commands. God is not going to let you off because He is good His goodness is the reason He will send guilty sinners to Hell. You may say well that’s in the past, I haven’t done any of those things in a very long time. Time doesn’t take away your guilt you’re no less guilty because time has gone by. For example: let’s say you rob a bank you get away with it for ten years before your caught by the police, during those ten years you’ve turned over a new leaf you haven’t committed any other crimes in all of that time, do you think when you go before the judge he is going to let you off the hook because it was ten years ago? No he won’t there is a penalty for the crime and if he is a good judge he must see that justice is served. You may say that there are a lot worse people than me! That is true if you’re comparing yourself to other people but other people aren’t the standard, God’s law is. The bible says that “sin is breaking God’s law” (1 John 3:4). The bible says: “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23). The bible says: “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This isn’t the death of your body but the death of your soul the Bible talks about a second death: “all were judged according to their deeds. Then death and the grave were thrown in the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death” (Revelation 20:13-14)

Despite everything that we have done God loves us, God loves you! Do you know what God did for you so that you wouldn’t have to go to Hell? God the Father sent His son Jesus born of a women, He lived a perfect and Holy life, He did not even once break one of God’s Commandments. He was beaten and put on a Cross and died for my sins and yours then three days later He rose from the dead and defeated death forever for everyone who believes and trust in Him. “For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed His life, shedding His blood” (Romans 3:25) There are two things you must do to be saved, do you want to know what they are? Repent of your sins and trust alone in Jesus Christ! Meaning turn away from your sins and follow the Savior, no longer trust in your own goodness but transfer that trust to Jesus He is the only one that is good. If you do that you will become a new creation, you will move from death to life and God will give you His Holy spirit as a deposit for your salvation. Then read your bible and pray to Him daily and do what it says, He will grow you more than you can imagine. So pray to Him today, confess all of your sins make Jesus your Lord and trust in Him and Him alone to save you on the Day of Judgment.