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A Message to the Ungodly


One day I met a young lady in one of the fellowships I attend. She had sneaked in without the consent of her parents who are Muslims. She came because; to her the message of Christ made her feel better about herself, especially the part which says,
‘Christ died to take away our sins.’

Even with this strong affirmation, she thought it was too good to be true! ‘My sins, He cleansed them? Nah!’ she thought. When I told her about the redemption story of Christ, she said her sin was too great to be atoned for by a part who didn’t even know her! And besides, “who am I that He could die for me?” she asked.

I agree with the young lady, the redemption story is too good to be true. But the good news is, ITS TRUE! Christ walked on this earth, ate the food we eat, was tempted—and did all the things we do down here. For John says:

The Word (Christ) became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

This messiah came for you and me – the sinner. He did not come for the righteous; neither did He come for those who are well. But if you are not lost, why do you need a savior?

The Gospel will receive you in its halls if you come as a sinner, not otherwise
   —Charles Spurgeon.

In the eyes of men, there are sinners and great sinners. In the eyes of God, we all sinners. “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags. (Isaiah 64:6)”
No one should start feeling bad about himself, for the gospel of Christ exists for the sinner, not otherwise. The good news is that it’s only God who justifies the sinner through His son Jesus Christ. Read this:

However, to a man who does not work but trust God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited to him as righteousness (Romans 4:5) [Emphasis added]

Not the money, cars, career, friends, spouse, children, mention them. None of these can bring real justification to sin. It’s only by God through Christ, for our only way to get to God is through Christ Jesus. We can only do this, not by works of the law, but by faith alone—believing in Jesus Christ. 

What next? One may ask. Well, a divine to-do-list won’t be handed down to you from heaven! God wants you to believe in Him. In His power to save, transform your life. HE WANTS YOU TO RECEIVE HIS SALVATION:

That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9). [Emphasis added]

That’s all. Simple, isn’t it? Enjoy a life of purpose in Jesus Christ.

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