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Man's True Condition Before God

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Todd W. White, Pastor
South Heights Baptist Church
Sapulpa, Oklahoma

    Many people want to believe that they are going to find favor and forgiveness in the sight of God at the Judgment and be allowed into Heaven on their own merits. Is this true? God gave the Ten Commandments to show us the answer. Consider the following questions, and answer them from an honest heart to find out.

    Have you ever lied (even once)? Then you are guilty of breaking one of the Ten Commandments, "Thou shalt not bear false witness. . ."

    Have you ever stolen something (the value of the item doesn't matter)? Then you are guilty of breaking another of the Ten Commandments, "Thou shalt not steal."

    Have you ever had sex outside of marriage? If so, the Bible says you're a fornicator or you've committed adultery.

    Have you ever lusted? Then you've committed adultery in your heart.

    If you have ever hated someone, then the Bible says you're a murderer.

    It gets worse. You see, at birth, God gave you a conscience. The word "conscience" means "with knowledge," so every time you do something to break one of the Ten Commandments, you do so "with knowledge" that it is wrong.

    Remember - God is perfect, and He knows what goes on in your mind. When you stand before Him at the Judgment, will you be innocent or guilty of breaking His law? You know - right now - that you will be guilty, don't you?

    Now, being found guilty will send you straight to Hell. Maybe you donut believe that, but you wont be in there five minutes before you do.

    BUT THERE IS HOPE! Even though you have sinned, Jesus Christ, God's Son, suffered and died on the Cross, taking your punishment on himself. Three days later, He rose from the dead, and now He lives forevermore, saving from eternal destruction in Hell all who will come to Him.

    Friend, that's GOOD NEWS! You see, if you will repent and trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour, God will cleanse you of the penalty of your sins and give you everlasting life.

    What possible reason could there be for not doing so right now? Stop what you're doing where you are at this very moment, and cry out to God -

    * CONFESS to God that you are a sinner - you've broken at least one of His Commandments, and that the punishment for doing so is death eternal in a place called Hell.

    * ADMIT that you are incapable of living "good enough" to save your soul from Hell, and that the only One Who ever did live a perfect life was Jesus Christ, God's Son.

    * REPENT (change your mind) about sin and sinning, and turn FROM your life of sin and TO NEW LIFE in Christ.

    * ASK God to save your soul through the blood of Jesus Christ, and -

    * RECEIVE by faith salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.
 

    If you have repented of your sins and asked God to save you today, I'd like to know. Drop me an e-mail at the address below. Or, you can write me at the address given on our Contact Us page.

    Also - if you live in the Sapulpa area and are looking for a Bible-believing church where you will be loved, taught, and nurtured in the fear and admonition of the Lord, why not come see us at our next service? Our service times and a map to our location can be found by clicking on the links below. If you do not live in our area, let me encourage you to get involved in a solid, Bible-centered Baptist church where you live. If you don't know of one, drop me a note and I'll try to help you find a suitable church in your vicinity.

    May God bless you as you seek to live for him!

Todd W. White, Pastor
South Heights Baptist Church
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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