The End of Blame-Shifting

December 10, 2009 at 9:20 am | Posted in Salvation | 10 Comments
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At some point in your life, you may have seen hypocrisy, cruelty, or a judgmental attitude in some “church-going” people. But I know for a fact that you have never found anything in God Himself to cause you to go far from Him, or to walk away from Him. And, ultimately, anything that you are walking after in this life that is apart from God is vanity (emptiness, unfulfilling selfishness). (Jeremiah 2:5)

God is perfect. None of His people are. Even the best of people are only people at best. When we stand before God one day, none of us will be able to blame someone else’s hypocrisy or bad behavior if we have rejected His Son.

Are you willing to admit your sin (Romans 3:23)? According to the Bible, everyone has sinned, and all sin is against God, Who is holy and just. The wages of sin is death (eternal separation from God). But God, Who is also loving, would rather give you a free gift than pay you what you have earned (Romans 6:23). This gift must be received by faith. You cannot work for it (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9,13).

Eternal salvation comes from believing that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world, and specifically your sins – that He was perfectly sinless, God’s perfect Sacrifice Who died in your place – that He was buried, and rose from the dead on the third day, according to the Scriptures – and that He is alive and able to save you now (John 3:3-7, John 3:16, I Corinthians 15:3-4).

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