Saturday, October 19, 2013

Right With God

I have dear friends who've told me that they've abandoned a certain habitual sin in order to "get right with God." I can't speak directly with my friends, so I often pray fervently that they know that getting right with God involves so much more than abandoning a sin; even if you could abandon all your sin, that alone wouldn't make you right with God. We can only begin to get right with God by recognizing that He is perfectly holy, clothed in pure white light. He cannot tolerate the presence of sin. You and I are sinners through and through . . . no matter how nice, how moral, or how involved we are at church. We need someone other than ourselves to make us acceptable to God: there is nothing we can do on our own. God sent Jesus to die for our sins and to cleanse us so that we can stand in God's presence. Only belief in Jesus, and trusting Him to cleanse us from our sins can make us right with God. There is no other way.

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