The good news of the Gospel is the greatest news anyone can ever hear. Why? Because it’s not about us. If it was, it would be a story of brokenness, sinfulness, and death. And that would be the end of the story.
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Our human nature can’t help but see fault in others. We get so distraught when see what others can get away with, and we come to God with a shopping list of all their indiscretions against us. However, when we see ourselves in the mirror of God’s law, we come to the realisation that we are no better than them. In fact, we are no better than the worst criminal in all of human history.
I decided to go hardball on him. I said "Andrew, look at me. Listen, you are a sinner, just like me. When you die, you will have to face God for those sins. Alone, with no one else to help you out. His standard is perfection, so He will find you guilty of breaking His laws. Your punishment will be an eternity in a fiery lake called hell.
Our human brain is naturally hard-wired to deflect blame. And our rebellion started the first time we said “I don’t know!” when our parents asked us how the kitten ended up in the toilet bowl. We don’t like to admit fault, and we employ any means necessary to escape punishment for it.
I stood there frozen, my heart crushed. The thought of someone hearing the best news ever and rejecting it, was beyond belief. As I moved on, I prayed for Brian, that God would not leave him alone, that he would reconsider his foolish decision, and turn from his ways.