The Bad News In The Bible

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May I ask you a question?

Has anyone ever opened a Bible to show you how to be certain as to whether or not you are going to heaven?

The Bible contains both bad news and The Good News.

The bad news is about us.

The Good News is about God.

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Let’s look first at the bad news…

1. Bad News:
We are all sinners…
Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

“Sin” is a term that means to miss the mark. When we lie, hate, lust, or gossip. These transgressions fall into Sin categories: lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, the pride of life -
Our own conscience convicts us, that we have all missed the mark, a perfect standard set by God.

Sin is a term that refers to archery…

Suppose you and I were each to shoot
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but the bad news gets worse…

2. Bad News:
The Penalty for sin is death.
Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death.”

Suppose you had a job with an hourly wage of 50 dollars. That wage is what you earned.

The Bible says that by sinning we have ultimately earned death. That means we deserve to die and to become eternally separated from God. “But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;” (Romans 2:5).

There is no way we could come to God, therefore, according to the Bible, God came to us.
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10-12).

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Good News:
Christ died for you.
Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Suppose you are in a hospital dying of cancer. Someone approaches you and says, “Let’s take the cancer cells from your body and put them into my
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“Father God, in Jesus Christ’s name I come to You today and I confess that I am a sinner.” “I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for my sins, and that He rose again on the third day and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father and will return one day for me.” “I now confess all my sins known and unknown, and repent of them.” “Lord Jesus Christ, I ask You to forgive me and cleanse me from all sin.” “Lord Jesus Christ, I ask You to come into my heart and be my Lord and Saviour and to fill me with Your Holy Spirit.” “Thank You, Lord Jesus Christ, for saving me with Your precious

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