Does sin matter if you are basically a good person?

Does sin matter if you are basically a good person?

The simple answer to the question is YES! Sin does matter because any sin separates one from an intimate relationship with God just like the sin of adultery destroys the trust between a husband and wife and most often leads to separation. Sin also creates feelings of guilt and shame and can lead to depression or worse.

The real question to consider is; by what standard or definition is a person “good”? The Bible says no matter how good or righteous we think we are by God’s standard of holiness and perfection our righteousness is like filthy rags. (Isaiah 64:6) So, it is clear by God’s standard that you are a sinner even when you believe you are a “good” person.

Therefore, if you are only a good person and do not believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you will not be able to experience God’s love and forgiveness.

The good news is that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) Jesus paid the penalty for our sins at the cross. So now we can experience forgiveness and relief from sin that God offers when we put our trust and faith in Him. That also means that when we stumble into sin again we can seek God’s forgiveness and restore our relationship with Him. When we abide in Christ and walk in the light of God’s Inspired Word we are able to overcome sin and its power in our lives.

Are you a follower of Jesus so you can enjoy God’s forgiveness and the abundant and eternal life that is available only in Him? If not, why not do it today.

How does a person get ‘right’ with God?

How does a person get ‘right’ with God?

This is a good question for all of us to ponder, as who would not want to be ‘right’ with our Creator.

Again, the short answer is YOU CAN’T ever get right with God by yourself. That’s right, YOU can never be so good, never sin, never do everything you can to follow His words perfectly, no matter how hard you try. God, The Father, is perfectly holy and any sign of sin, no matter how small, how large, now or in our past, is not acceptable to Him.

BUT, the most wonderful thing has happened. He loved us so much He provided a Savior, His only Son, for US, you and me. We can never fully understand or comprehend this indescribable love He has for us, but we can experience it. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, lead a perfectly holy sinless life, suffered, was brutally killed and His perfect life was accepted by The Father and He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven with God The Father.

Now God chooses to see us even with all our sins and imperfections through Christ and we through faith in Christ are now   ‘…right with God’.  This faith is called Salvation, saved from being slaves to sin and from eternity in hell. However, there is only ONE requirement for this great gift to us. Each and everyone of us MUST trust in His promises and accept Jesus personally as their Savior. God does not save mankind by groups or churches or religions but by each person individually. All other religions require man to do something to ‘get right’ with their god(s) which unfortunately only leads them to a ‘DEAD’ end. Christianity is the only faith where God came down to man to offer free eternal life with Him.

This indescribable offer is open to everyone who seeks it. You have the freewill to put your trust and faith and yield your life to Him or not. Nothing else is needed. It’s that simple. Just invite Him in. A new joy-filled life here on earth and then eternity in Heaven is the gift God offers.

So, now comes the most important question and decision you will ever make in your entire life. Will YOU place your faith and life in Christ and receive that great free gift? Now is the moment of decision. Chose wisely as your eternity hangs in the balance.

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