We thank you for coming to our site and for considering more the things of God. The tract that you received has the most important message known to man: The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Gospel shows us our true state before God. This is so important for each one of us to understand. It is SO easy for us to look at ourselves as being good people that would be right with God if we died today, but the scriptures are clear that this is not the case. The Apostle Paul, speaking for Jesus Christ, said:
“”THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; 11 THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS,
THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; 12 ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS;
THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD,
THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE” (Romans 3:11-12).
God formed every one of us in the womb. He made us upright, but we have sought to live life our own way that is contrary to His will (Eccl 7:29). We have all broken His law. The fact that every one of us have sinned is bad news to us because God is GOOD. This means that God cannot just let us off the hook for our lawlessness. We are guilty criminals before the Judge of all the earth because of our sin. No matter how many times we have broken His law, we are deserving of His wrath. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). We should be grateful that every time we sin that God does not strike us dead. He has done this in the past (Acts 5:1-11, Gen 38). God is being patient with you right now, giving you time to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
God is a God of justice and righteousness. The Bible says that “He will by no means clear the guilty” (Numbers 14:18). As long as you remain in your sin, you are an enemy of God. He is angry at you. His wrath abides on you (John 3:36), and you are spiritually dead (Ephesians 2:1-3). He hates all who live in sin (Psalm 5:4; 7:11). If you die in this position, you will receive the full cup of His wrath for eternity in a place the Bible calls Hell. Please consider the following verses that tell us what kind of people God will not allow into Heaven:
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
This is by no means an exhaustive list. We have sinned. We have lied, stolen, misused His Holy Name. We have been covetous, desiring things in our hearts that belong to other people, and in so doing, commit idolatry (Colossians 3:5). We have also lusted (which is adultery in the heart- Matthew 5:28), and hated people (which God says is murder- 1 John 3:15). Every one of these sins are damnable offenses, even down to the “little white lie.” If you remain in any of these sins (or others not mentioned in these lists), the wrath of God abides on you (John 3:36).
But there is good news (the Gospel). Jesus Christ, the Son of God (God in the flesh), came to this earth 2000 years ago to be a sacrifice in your place. Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life. Then He gave His life in our place. Jesus bore our sin in HIs body on the cross, and God in His anger against sin crushed Him, pierced Him, chastened Him, and killed Him in our place (Isaiah 53). Then three days after His death, He was resurrected from His tomb and seen by hundreds of eyewitnesses. This is the ultimate evidence that the Bible gives to Jesus’ claims. This eyewitness testimony proves that the Bible is God’s word. It proves that Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven and the ONLY way to be forgiven of your sins.
Please consider these things. God is right now giving you the opportunity to come into contact with the Gospel so you can come to know Him before it is too late. You are not promised tomorrow. Over 150,000 people of all ages die every day, and most of them leave this life not right with God and suffer His wrath for sin. Believe the Gospel and repent. Submit yourself to Jesus Christ. Make Him your Lord and Master. He can forgive you and cleanse you from all of your sins. He gave His life for you so you could be reconciled to God. He can raise you out of you state of spiritual death you are in (Ephesians 2:1-9; Colossians 2:11-13).
If you decide not to obey the gospel, there is no hope of forgiveness for you. This is the ONLY way God has given to be right with Him.
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
…the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power…
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