Thursday, 18 July 2013

Take The Test


Are You a
GOOD PERSON ?

Almost everyone thinks they are a good person. 
But the question you should be asking is:
Am I Good enough
to go to Heaven?

HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?

The way to find out is ask yourself if you have obeyed the
Ten Commandments

Most people say well I’ve broken one or two 
but nothing too serious like murder.
So let’s go through just a few of them to see how you do.

YOU SHALL NOT LIE
Have you ever told a lie?
If you have told just one lie,
then that makes you a liar.
The Bible says:
All liars will have their part
in the lake of fire. (Revelation 21:8.)

YOU SHALL NOT STEAL
Have you ever stolen anything?
The Bible says:
All thieves will also have their part
in the lake of fire (Revelation 21:8.)

Mmmm not doing too good so far are you?
And that’s only two of the
Ten Commandments.
Let’s try a few more…

YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY
The Bible says:
Whoever looks at a woman or man with lust 
has committed adultery in his or her heart. 
No adulterer will enter
the Kingdom of Heaven.
(Matthew 5:28 and 1 Corinthians 6:9.)

YOU SHALL NOT TAKE THE NAME
OF THE LORD YOUR GOD IN VAIN
Have you ever used God’s holy name
as a curse word?
Then you are a blasphemer,
 God will not hold them guiltless  
who take the name of the Lord God in vain.
(Exodus 20:7.)



.YOU SHALL NOT COVET
This means that we shouldn’t desire anything 
that belongs to another person. 
Not their house, car, money, 
wife or husband
or lifestyle.
Have you ever broken this commandment?

How about this one?

YOU SHALL NOT MURDER
Have you ever hated anyone?.
God sees hatred in the heart,
 as wicked as murder.
(Matthew 5:22 and 1 John 3:15.)

ALL OF US ARE GUILTY
OF  BREAKING THESE COMMANDMENTS.

This is what the bible means when it says:
ALL HAVE SINNED
and fall short of the glory of God.
(Romans 3:23.)

Mmmm looks like we are in
BIG TROUBLE WITH GOD,
 We are guilty and heading for HELL..


Let’s face it, we know when we do wrong, 
because God gave us a conscience.
(con  means with, science means knowledge)
Isn’t it true that every time you lied, stole, or lusted you knew it was wrong?

DOES THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE SINNED AGAINST GOD SCARE YOU?

IT SHOULD…
You have actually angered God
by your sin.

The Bible says:
His Wrath (that means anger) abides on you. and that makes you
an enemy of God.
(John 3:36.)

Perhaps you think that God is good and because of His goodness he will overlook your sins? But if you knew of a judge who overlooked your crimes and just kept letting you go free, that would be a bad and corrupt judge, and God could never be a corrupt judge. He will punish all liars, thieves, adulterers, murderers and blasphemers.
(Revelation 21:8.)

GOD DOESN’T WANT YOU TO PERISH
He is rich in mercy and compassion and has provided a way for you to be forgiven..

God is inviting you to accept a
FREE PARDON
In other words every wrong action, thought, and word you have ever done and spoken 
can be forgiven and you can receive
 the Free Gift of Eternal Life.
You cannot earn it and you do not deserve it,
But God is offering it to you as proof of His love for you.

IMAGINE YOU ARE STANDING
IN FRONT OF A JUDGE.
 Guilty of multiple serious crimes,
 all the evidence has been presented
and you know that you are guilty.
You MUST be punished,



 the judge is about to pass sentence on you, 
when someone you don’t even know steps in front of the judge and says
I will pay for all of the wrong things that this person has ever done.
The court accepts and you are free to go.
Your debt has been PAID IN FULL.

This is what Jesus did for you 2000 years ago.
God became a man so that He could die in your place, 
In other words, we broke the law (Gods law) and Jesus took the punishment for us on Himself 
and paid for all the wrong things that we have done. 
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8.)
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. (Galatians 3:13.)

Do you see Gods Love for you?
Do you see your need for Gods forgiveness?
Then do what God commands and repent.
The Bible Says:
Repent therefore, and turn from you sins, so
that your sins may be blotted out, (Acts 3:19.)
Jesus died to set you free, 
Then He rose from the dead 
and is waiting to be your Lord and Saviour.

Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father,
but by me.  (John 14:6.)

Put your trust in Jesus, ask Him to forgive you and allow Him to be the Lord of your life. 
Not sure what to pray? 
Then read on and remember it’s not just about saying a prayer and then living how you want, 
you are giving Jesus permission to be the Lord of your life, 
You will belong to Jesus, you were brought at a price. 
And that price was Christ’s death on a cross.


PSALM 51
Lord Jesus Christ forgive me, a sinner,
Because of your constant love and
Because of your great mercy wipe away my sins!
Wash away all my evil
And make me clean from my sin!
I recognize my faults;
I am always conscious of my sins.
I have sinned against you
And done what is evil in your sight,
So you are right in judging me;
You are justified in condemning me.
Sincerity and truth are what you require;
Remove my sin, and I will be clean;
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Close your eyes to my sins
And wipe out all my evil.
Create a pure heart in me, Lord,
And put a new and loyal spirit in me.
Do not banish me from your presence for eternity
But put your Holy Spirit within me.
Give me the joy that comes from your salvation,
And help me to be willing to obey you.
Spare your judgment on me, Lord, and save me,
And I will gladly proclaim your righteousness.
Help me Lord, and I will praise you.
Please hear my humble spirit Lord;
You will not reject a humble spirit
And a repentant heart.

Thank You LORD for saving me…Amen