A Matter Of Life And Death
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Read Romans 6:23 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%206:23%20&version=49;
Forgiveness is a matter of eternal life or eternal death. How you respond to the free offer of forgiveness by the God of the universe, who sacrificed His Son to afford you eternal life, will determine your eternal destiny. Life or death? Heaven or hell?
No number of good deeds will bring eternal life. That is because, though a person may have a lifetime of avoiding “major” sins, he or she still was born into sin. We have the nature of Adam, whose sin against God left us in a fallen world. Satan doesn’t make us sin; we choose to sin and adhere to the sinful nature we inherited.
Sometimes an unbeliever will counter a Christian’s witness by saying something like, “I just can’t believe a kind and holy God would send anyone to eternal torment.”
Immediately, the Christian should agree. God does not send anyone to hell. Instead, Jesus lays down His life, and they must trample over Him to get there. They must walk over the Cross of Christ, the empty tomb, the blood of Jesus, the intercessory prayers of others, the songs and sermons of the Gospel, and the Word of God.
No, an unbeliever must fight his way into hell to get past all of the opportunities God grants him to hear the wonderful truth that brings life over death.
About the Author
This devotional was written by Dr Charles Stanley. Read more about him here: http://www.talk.thelife.com/authors/charles-stanley/