PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Nom Deplume
 
Comments: 275
Article views: 3199
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Nom Deplume's badges.
 

The Christian Gospel

22 May 2014, 19:21

Do you think you’re a good person? Regardless of what you may believe, you are not. Consider this. How many lies have you told in your life time? How many things have you stolen in your life? If you are honest with yourself, then you've just admitted to being a liar and a thief. It get a little rough. Purity of thought - Have you ever looked, even today, at someone else with sexual desires or with hatred? Have you ever taken God’s Name in vain, you know, using it like it means nothing.

If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these (most of us will answer a resounding yes to all of them) then you’re a liar, a thief, an adulterer and a blasphemer at heart. And IF God exists and is Just, Righteous, Pure and Holy, and He judged you and finds you guilty, what should He do with you?

The thing is, it doesn't matter whether you believe in God and sin and hell or not, the question is, “Is it true”. I haven’t seen a judge or the inside of a court with my own two eyes, does that mean that a judge or the court room does not exist? Imagine a criminal standing before that judge on earth and admitting his guilt yet at the same time telling the judge “I don’t believe you exist”. It doesn't make any difference what he believes. That criminal will go to jail, right? I hear you saying “But that is something tangible, something I can see”, but just because something is in the realm of faith and the unseen, doesn't mean that it’s true or not.

IF it’s true that God exists, whether you believe in Him or not, and He finds you guilty, you must be punished. You must go to hell because (and if you were honest enough about your…”goodness”) you’d know that you’re a law breaker. And the same thing would be true for everyone. Everybody deserves to go to hell because we’re law breakers.

Now, the Good News is that Jesus Christ is God. He’s the Judge and He is also God and He came to earth to be the sacrifice for your sins. God’s wrath was put on His Son, Jesus, to be the payment for your sins. You've broken God’s laws, but Jesus paid your fine, rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. And if you will respond by repenting, agreeing with God that you’re not good, saying you’re sorry for your sins and turning from them, you don’t become perfect on the spot, but you have a new attitude about your lying, lusting, blasphemy and stealing. And you change your attitude about it. When you apologise and you put your trust in Jesus, the bible says that all of your sins will be forgiven and you’ll be granted everlasting life. Not because you’re a good person, but because you’re a bad person who’s been forgiven by a very good God. That’s the gospel.

Here’s what you need to think about today. What I've told you is either true, or it isn't. If it’s not true, you’re good to go…no worries. But if it is true, you will be judged by God. You should examine your heart – Where would you stand before Him? And if you start to think that you’ll be in big trouble, then Jesus is your Saviour if you’ll repent and put your trust in Him. is that fair enough? Again it doesn't matter if you believe in it or not, what matters is if it’s true. And if it’s true, it will involve you. So the question you need to answer today is this: Is the Christian gospel true or false for you. That’s all I can ask you to think. 

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
275 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Traveller from Kasi

Let’s just face it, travelling can be a bliss. Read more...

0 comments 28 views
Submitted by
Larry
International law is not a suicid...

Reason will apportion blame where it belongs. Only the children of Gaza are innocent and their blood is on Hamas’s hands.  Read more...

14 comments 210 views
Submitted by
Samantha Corbett
What does a book mean to you?

The right to literacy and the right to education should be fundamental pillars for every society. Books represent many things, but at their core, they’re a powerful medium for education and the growth and distribution of knowledge Read more...

1 comments 62 views
Submitted by
Reflect 014
Is this Middle Ages Plague stagin...

In addition to the ongoing spread and efforts to contain the Ebola virus there has been a re-emergence of a middle-ages bacterial disease known as Bubonic plague. Read more...

3 comments 141 views
Submitted by
MIcheal Rhodes
Dear South Africa, being black do...

I have read a plethora of comments on this site with one underlying message; black people in general are incompetent. Dear South Africa that could not be further from the truth.  Read more...

57 comments 1211 views
Submitted by
Brian Faul
The unseen unkown world around us

For the past few months I have been involved in a project in my hometown. Read more...

4 comments 1284 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.