Hebrews 4:2 - “For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.” NASB
So, let me ask you a very sincere heartfelt question. Do you have "faith" in the Gospel?
According to the Word of God here is the answer to that question from I Corin. 15:1-4:
"Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,…"NASU
This is the Gospel my friends: Jesus died for our sins; He was buried, and resurrected on the third day.
When He died on that cross some very important spiritual things took place. Jesus' blood atoned for our sins and because of this atonement we can be seen in the eyes of God as JUSTIFIED. The word "Justified" means to be "Just as if I've never sinned".
I heard a preacher once ask this question, "Do you realize if you were the only person that ever sinned Jesus would have still come to the cross of Calvary and died for you?"
Or are you on the side of the ones who have heard about Jesus death, burial and resurrection, but you can't accept those facts?
Let me say this, "Heaven isn't for everyone. Heaven is for those who have FAITH in Jesus' death, burial and resurrection."
Remember the Good News isn't the Good News for you if it is not believed.
Think On These:
Facts do not cease to exist just because they are ignored.
The hardest thing about facts is to face them.
Fact is fact and feelings are feelings and never does the second change the first.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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