The Gospel

The Gospel

 

Are You Ready To Face Your Creator?

 

One day, every single person will stand before God Almighty.

In that moment, a great number of people will be joyfully welcomed into the eternal pleasures of God’s kingdom, and everyone else will be sent away for punishment to the place of eternal suffering. These are the only two options.

Where will you go? 

"AND THESE WILL GO AWAY INTO ETERNAL PUNISHMENT, BUT THE RIGHTEOUS INTO ETERNAL LIFE.” – MATTHEW 25:46

The day of judgment will be absolutely spectacular. God will be seated in glory on his great throne. At the sound of his command all the nations will be gathered before him. The sight of God’s power and beauty, on display in Jesus Christ, will be so overwhelming that every person will fall to their knees in fear and adoration. You included.

And then God, by his divine right, will call upon all humanity to give an account for their lives. The deeds of every person and the intentions of every heart will be revealed. The sins you thought you’d get away with will be made known. And those dark thoughts you hoped no one would discover will be brought to light.

Nothing will remain hidden.

“FOR WE MUST ALL APPEAR BEFORE THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST, THAT EACH ONE MAY RECEIVE HIS DUE FOR THE THINGS DONE IN THE BODY, WHETHER GOOD OR BAD.” – 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10
 

Imagine yourself standing there. Your heart will be racing. Your knees will be trembling. Your eyes will be stunned by the majesty before you. And then God Almighty will call upon you, by name, to step forward for judgement.

What will you say in that moment? What will be your plea? And most importantly, will God accept you?

Whatever verdict God gives in that moment will never be taken back. There will be no second chances. No time for repentance. His word will be final and that word will determine your eternal fate. Eternal pleasure and eternal torment will hang in the balance.

Many people wrongly believe that it will go well with them on that day. They say to themselves: “I’m a pretty good person. I try to be kind. I give money to the poor. I've never committed a serious criminal offense. I've attended church. I often say my prayers. I've been baptised. Surely, I’m not too bad for God to accept me.”

The Bible teaches us that such thinking is foolish.

No one will be accepted by God because of their kindness, good deeds, church attendance, or prayer habits. These things aren't good enough, and they cannot cancel out the guilt of our former sins. God expects far more. He demands moral perfection.

For this reason, hoping that you could be made right with God through your own efforts is as crazy as trying to jump to the moon. It is impossible! We have all failed to live up to God’s perfect standards, and therefore none of us could earn our way to heaven.

“... FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD” – ROMANS 3:23

So, what is your hope of being accepted by God? How could you ever escape from the punishment that you deserve for your sins?

The answer is simple.

Jesus Christ.

The only hope—for every single person—is Jesus Christ. Whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, male or female, Jesus Christ is your only hope. He is the only Way for sinners to be made right with God.

“JESUS SAID TO HIM, “I AM THE WAY, AND THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE. NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.” – JOHN 14:6

The reason why, is that over 2000 years ago Jesus—the Son of God and King of all things—lovingly came to earth on a mission to rescue sinners. He lived a perfect life, he died upon the cross, he was buried in a tomb and then on the third day he gloriously came back to life. He did it all so that he could save us from our sins and make us right with God.

In living a perfect life, he earned our acceptance with God.

In dying upon the cross, he took the punishment of hell in our place.

In being raised back to life, he proved that he is the only Saviour of sinners. 

“GOD SHOWS HIS LOVE FOR US IN THAT WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US.” – ROMANS 5:8

Never again, in all the world, will we see a greater act of love than this. Though Jesus is the Ruler of the universe, he humbly came to earth and fulfilled God's law in our place. And not only this, Jesus was mocked, beaten, bruised, spat upon, rejected, murdered, and ultimately destroyed beneath the anger of God, all so that he could rescue hell-deserving sinners just like us! Through his perfect life and sacrificial death we now have access to salvation. It's too amazing to comprehend!

So what must you do in order to have Jesus as your Saviour? What must you do in order to be accepted by God and receive eternal life?

The answer is straightforward. You must TRUST in all that Jesus has done to save you, and then you must commit your life to FOLLOW him.

Jesus fulfilled the rescue mission. He did for us, what we could never do for ourselves. He earned for us the gift of salvation and eternal life. There is nothing left for us to do, except to trust and follow.

“FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.” – JOHN 3:16

Please do not turn your back on the incredible grace of God! You are a sinner in desperate need of saving, and Jesus is the only capable Saviour.

Are you ready to face your Creator? God is calling you to receive the free gift of eternal life today! Decide that you will trust in Jesus and follow him from this day on. You will not regret it.