Friday, November 14, 2008

So What Exactly is a Christian?

Last time I heard, 85% of Americans claim to be Christians. Supposedly we are a "Christian Nation" If this is so, then why are we so flexible when it comes to sin. If it feels good, do it.

Here's the truth, a large portion of people that claim to be Christians have no clue what it truly means.

So today's post will give you a lesson on what it means to call yourself a Christian.

If you ask someone "Are you a good person?" Chances are they will say yes. Go ahead, try it some time, I dare you... You know why? Because the majority of people in America think that if you're a good person, believe in God and are sorry for the things you do wrong, you get to go to heaven. That God is like a Grandpa that only sees the good in us; after all he loves us, right. WRONG! God does love us but everyone does not get to go to heaven.

Matt 7:13-14 says this "enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

So the gate to heaven is narrow, not wide. You can't get to heaven because you are a good person. It must be through Jesus Christ.

So here goes....

God did create each of us and He does love us. That is exactly why he sent His son to die for us. He is a holy God and can not look upon sin. That means if we have committed just one sin; told a lie, stole a pencil, had a lustful thought, God can not even look on us. He wants to have a relationship with us and be with us but because of His holiness it is impossible if we have ANY sin. So He made for us to get to Him, by sending His son Jesus to the earth to become flesh and blood. Jesus paid the penalty on the cross for us and made a bridge to God for us.

If you don't believe me, go find a bible and look up these verses:

Romans 3:23 - All have sinned
Romans 6:23 - The wages of sin is death
John 3:3 - You must be born again
John 14:6 - I am the way
Romans 10: 9-11 - If you confess... you will be saved
2 Corinthians 5:15 - Those that live should no longer live for themselves
Revelation 3:20 - I stand at the door and knock

or check out the site below and see if you are good enough to get to heaven without Jesus.

http://www.wayofthemaster.com/goodperson.shtml

Any questions? Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

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