I heard someone make a statement last night that I don’t hear very often.
It was something like this:
"If you do not know Jesus, then you are guilty."
Honestly, have you heard many people referring to those that do not know Jesus as guilty?
The problem is, the thought that we all have sinned and stand guilty without the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross has somehow faded away in our society.
It has been replaced by the thought that people are innately good and that—-here is the big deception—EVERYONE GOES TO HEAVEN WHEN THEY DIE.
Think back to the last time you heard of someone passing away.
What did you hear?
"He’s in a better place."
"She’s not in pain anymore."
It’s likely that you’ve heard similar statements.
Of course, I understand that people are only trying to be comforting in times of great sorrow.
Yet, the realization that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, purchasing for us a place in Heaven that we may accept or reject is of ultimate, eternal importance.
Without Jesus, I am guilty.
Without Jesus, you are guilty.
If you have never put your faith and trust in Jesus, repenting of your sin and asking for forgiveness, please don’t wait any longer.
God is listening.
He is waiting.
Talk to Him–-right now.
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
–I John 2:2