Here’s the MILLION DOLLAR question… Are you good enough to go to heaven? Let’s see if you are a good person by the Ten Commandments… Ever told a lie? The ninth commandment says, “You shall not lie.” Ever stolen anything? Have you ever used God’s name in vain? That’s called Blasphemy. Have you looked with lust (sexual desire) at another person? Jesus said, “Everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” How many times have you been guilty of any of these serious violations? You, like the rest of us are a slave to sin. God’s word tells us that all are liars, blasphemers, the sexually immoral, thieves, etc. will spend eternity in hell.
The Bible says: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” And, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The reason we die physically is because of sin, and this is also the reason we deserve to go to hell for all eternity, because we have sinned against God.
But, God loves His people so much, He sent his son Jesus to suffer and die in the place of sinners just like you. Then He rose from the grave defeating death! Jesus said, “Repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15) Repentance involves agreeing that what God says is true; He won’t overlook the guilty, we are all sinners, and Christ has died for our sins. This will lead to genuine sorrow, shame, and even hatred for what we have done. It will also result in a lifestyle of turning away from sin, and trusting in Jesus alone for salvation. Repent and believe the good news today; you may not have tomorrow.