This message is to inform us how we may be able to have a personal relationship with God, eternal life in heaven, our sins forgiven, and our guilt taken away.
The first thing we must realize is that no one measures up to God's perfect standard of holiness. Rom. 3:23 says, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." None of us deserves to go to heaven. Rom. 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death." This death includes an eternal death in the lake of fire. All hope is not gone. The punishment that we deserved Christ took upon Himself. Rom. 5:8 says, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Since our transgression was against Him, He has the right to forgive us. Because of His holiness, there can be no forgiveness of sin without the shedding of blood. So Christ shed His blood in our place, the just for the unjust.
Since Christ paid the price for our sin, how
is this forgiveness applied to our lives?
If through reading this you have trusted Christ, let Pastor Todd Cook know. Write him at 302 Park St. Bensenville, IL 60106 or E- mail Pastor Todd Cook