Friday, June 10, 2016

Good News

Ezekiel 33:11-20 KJV 
11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth. 13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it. 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; 15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die. 16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live. 17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal. 18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby. 19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby. 20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.

God does not desire that anyone should perish. His desire is that all would come to repentance.

Many people say that God is not fair because not everyone will go to heaven, yet this scripture tells us differently.

It doesn't matter how "righteous" you are in this life. Your righteousness will not get you to heaven; it will never be enough. You will still have sin in your life. However,

This is good news!

Just as the person who the world sees as righteous (but still has sin) can be cleansed, so can the wicked. As soon as the wicked turns from his wickedness and walks in the way of Christ, he, too, will be saved! Everyone has the opportunity to come to Christ! Christ will not turn anyone away! 

It doesn't matter how bad you think you have  been. It doesn't matter how good you think you have been. When you come to Christ, you will be saved!

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