Friday, 10 April 2009
Why Did Jesus Have To Die? Its Good To Be Reminded.
Contrary to popular belief, the Jews didn’t crucify Jesus, nor did the Romans. They
may have played a role in the physical crucifixion of Jesus, but the fact is YOUR sins were the reason Jesus willingly suffered and died on the Cross. What is sin? Sin is the breaking of Gods holy law, the ten commandments. Do you think you have kept the ten commandments? Have you ever lied? Stolen anything? Used Gods name as a cuss word? Looked with lust? Hated anyone? If you have said yes to the above then by your own admission you are a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterous, murderer at heart and we’ve only looked at five of the ten commandments! On the day of judgment, when you stand before your creator, do you think you will be found innocent or guilty of breaking his commandments? If you are honest you would say guilty and admit your sins make you deserving of hell. But here’s the good news. This is not Gods will for you. “For God so loved the world, he sent his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16. This is the reason Jesus died, to pay your fine with his own blood so you wouldn’t have to go to hell. He then rose from the dead three days later proving he was God. Now if you repent (turn from your sin) and trust in Jesus as your only means of salvation, you will be saved from hell and receive the free gift of everlasting life. Jesus also promises never to leave you or forsake you. Shouldn’t you make peace with God right now? Pray something like this: “Lord Jesus I admit I’m a sinner. Thank you for taking the punishment for my sins. Please forgive me. I Surrender my life to you right now and receive you as my Lord and Saviour.” Amen