Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Not Earning It

But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
John 20:31 ***This is my 5-year old’s memory verse for this week. See if you, too, can memorize it!***

That’s what it’s all about. Not just showing up at church, attending Bible studies or helping with Awana or CCD. Salvation has absolutely zero to do with earning it. Every single one of us is sinful by nature and is incapable of doing the “right thing” all the time. People like to say that they believe that they will go to heaven because God understands that they tried to be a good person and, afterall, they don’t hurt any body. But the truth is that we need Somebody bigger than us, bad! We all sin and sin separates us from God.

The Bible says over and over again that the only way to eternal life is through God’s son Jesus. We can’t earn it, we can’t simply be lucky enough to be born and sprinkled and “blessed”. Nope, we gotta go through the ABC’s and we gotta mean it.
A – Admit that we are a sinner in need of Jesus, that we can’t save ourselves
B – Believe that Jesus died for our sins and rose again
C – Confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord

If that’s the only way, then there are a lot of people every day that are dying and spending an eternity in hell. God is patient, and is giving us a chance. Hurry up! Tell your neighbor, tell your friends, and for heaven’s sake make sure your family all knows. Spread the good news of the Gospel! Whoopeee!!!! I don’t ever have to be GOOD ENOUGH for God, Jesus did it for me!

Happy Wednesday,
Andrea

***anyone desiring Biblical reference that supports the ABC’s, please ask***

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