Who Are You?

Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Articles At A Glance

 In God's eyes, there is a great distinction between two kinds of people:

 

 

First, there are those saved, forgiven individuals who have been declared righteous, holy, and blameless by grace through personal faith. They have chosen to trust in who Jesus is and what He has done for them on that Cross.

 

 

Second, there are those lost, unsaved, unforgiven people who reject the Lord Jesus as the only provision and hope for one’s forgiveness, salvation, and new, eternal life. Many of these “Rejecters” are visibly wicked people: unrepentant thieves, murders, rapists, pornographers, drug and human traffickers, carousers, drunkards, etc.

 

Many, however, are not visibly wicked. Yet, in God's eyes, they suffer from a wickedness, the stench of which is utterly unbearable to our Holy God. This is the wickedness of the unsaved, lost person’s own self-righteous attempt at being good and impressing God.

 

This person may go to church, serve the poor, give money to charity, and help a neighbor in need. They may think they are saved, and going to Heaven someday, but they are not.

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23 ESV)

 

1 … there is none who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. 3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;  there is none who does good, not even one.”   (Psalm 14:1-3 ESV)

 

They, in fact, are already condemned in their own wretched pride and self-worthiness. They are blind to redemption because, quite honestly, they do not think they need forgiveness, repentance, faith, and redemption. They actually think they can gain entrance into Heaven based on their own merits. They don’t need the merits of Christ.

 

Let us pray for not only each other that we might walk in repentance, faith, and complete humility, but let us also pray for those who desperately need Jesus but don’t yet know it.

Your Anchor: Don’t leave port without Him!

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