- You Never Stood a Chance
- You were born into a family that had its own problems.
- You grew up in a corrupt society.
- You are far from perfect yourself.
- Some people had a better start in life than you did.
None of that matters!
No matter how good or bad you may have it in this life, the thing that really matters is eternity. The fact is you never stood a chance of reaching heaven because God judged you guilty before you were born! Check out what the Bible says about it:
You were condemned because of Adam's sin before you were born.
On the surface that doesn't seem fair, does It? But it is! Listen to God's reasoning about this, and you'll see that It was not only fair, but loving and merciful.
- Consider all the advantages Adam had:
- He was born Into the perfect family (He was God's first created man).
- He was born Into the perfect environment (No death, disease, corrupt government, etc.).
- He was a perfect man (He was made by the hand of God).
- He still sinned, and God knew that YOU would not do any better. Get that.
You would not have done any better than Adam!
You haven't done any better yet, Have you? Given all your privilege, the wealth of your nation, the blessings in your life, you are still a sinner. And you know it, don't you? So God chose to represent you in Adam, instead of giving you the opportunity to make the same mistake. God literally condemned you when he condemned your ancestor, Adam. You were born condemned.
God wasn't finished yet. Having established the principle that He could use somebody else as your representative, He planned to send His only begotten son, Jesus, to be your new representative. The good news is that Jesus lived a holy and sinless life and died under your condemnation on the cross. He took all the righteous judgment of God that you justly deserved. Now God can count you as holy and sinless, even though you aren't.
How Does That Work?
How do you get counted as perfect by God, even though you aren't? To answer that question, let's answer the following question. How did you get counted as condemned? The answer is, you were born. So, In the words of Jesus, "You must be born again"
You need a Spiritual birth. The Bible calls this new birth "Salvation". It happens when you repent of your sins and ask God to save you in the name of His son, Jesus.
Do You Know Who Your Representative is?
Jesus was established as the only means of salvation when He died on the cross for you, and was raised from the dead. Your own works, no matter how good, cannot change who your representative is. Only salvation can do that. So the question is, are you saved?
Settle it Today!
It doesn't take any formality. Simply admit to God that His judgment was right. Confess that you are a sinner and would have made the same mistake Adam did. After all, you've got a lifetime of sin to prove it. Then ask Him to save you in the name of Jesus. That's all it takes. In fact, He promises that if you will call on Him, He WILL save you.
Tomorrow will be too late. Today is YOUR day to be saved. Right now. Do not delay. Go to the Lord and ask him to save you today. He loved you enough to die for you. He will not turn you down. He will save you.
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