Our Condition - Mortal
It has been said that, “death and taxes are inevitable in this life”. The truth of the matter is that people have evaded taxes for years but no one has been able to cheat death. There are many ways that a person can die but rest assured everyone will die. As much as we do not like to entertain the idea, everyone who is alive on planet earth will one day die. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Hebrews 9:27).
If you have lived any amount of time, you have known someone who has died. My friend, the same will happen to me and the same will happen to you. For those who do not believe in the Bible, I can offer neither solace nor hope. But to those who choose to believe, because you can choose to believe the Bible if you decide to, will indeed live forever in Heaven. Please read and believe what the Bible has to say concerning Heaven.
The Problem - Sin
Everyone is Equal in the Eyes of God
Romans 2:11 says, “For there is no respect of persons with God.” God is not a racist. He doesn’t respect any race above another. We are all the same in His eyes.
Everyone is Guilty before God
Romans 3:19, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”
James 2:10 says, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”
Everyone is a Sinner
Romans 3:10, “There is none righteous, no, not one.”
Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
All Sinners Will Die
Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Hebrews 9:27, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement.”
All Sinners Must Die the Second Death
Revelation 20:14, 15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
The message of the Scripture is clear, in our present condition we are hopeless and helpless. In light of that fact, has God provided a solution for our fallen state? Select the link below for the answer: