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How to Receive Jesus

Dear Seeking Sister,

The gospel confronts us with the hopelessness of our sinful condition.  A typical response when the gospel is shared with an unsaved person is often, “I’m a relatively good person.”  People tend to have a rather high opinion of their morality.  The concern here is that they are not measuring their “goodness” against the standards of their Almighty Creator.

They fail to realize they are saying they are “good” based on a comparison of the people around them and the acceptable norms of their culture and society.  The problem occurs when this society is a Godless society and compromising on God’s Word is found everywhere.

It is overwhelming to be faced with the fact the gospel teaches us that we are an enemy of God, spiritually dead in our sin, and in our state of rebellion, we are not even able to see that we need life. We are dependent on God to do something in our life that we could never do.

savinggraceThe Good News:  God did that something.  God came to earth in the flesh as a perfect sacrifice for our sin.   And it wasn’t a sacrifice of being crucified dead, Jesus’ sacrifice was made to God the Father fully knowing He would have to take in and on the full wrath of God.  He did that for you and He did that for me.   We owe Him our life.

David Platt in his book, Radical, put it like this:

“What happened at the Cross was not primarily about nails being thrust into Jesus’ hands and feet but about the wrath due your sin and my sin being thrust upon his soul. In that holy moment, all the righteous wrath and justice of God due us came rushing down like a torrent on Christ himself. Some say, “God looked down and could not bear to see the suffering that the soldiers were inflicting on Jesus, so he turned away.” This is not true. God turned away because he could not bear to see your sin and my sin on his Son.” (Radical, by David Platt, p. 36)

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In His Grip,

Tammy