Sin is missing the mark. It is falling short of God’s perfect standard. No matter how much we try, we fall short of those standards. In summary, we can’t love God enough, and we can’t love our neighbour enough.
This month we celebrate the day hope finally came to this world! The world despised God, but He sent His Son anyway. Not because we deserved His kindness, or His gratitude. Not because we are anything special. Not because we did anything special to warrant such compassion. No, God sent His Son because of one reason: He loved us.
I would never say boo to a goose. In fact, I got out of my way not to be noticed, or stand out.But I force myself to do evangelism. I get very nervous - it doesn’t come naturally to me. But the dread of seeing people that will not inherit eternal life motivates me to do it.
There is only one reason the world say we Christians are idiots for believing in a higher being, and here it is: If there was a God, they would have to be accountable to someone for their actions. That would mean giving up doing the wicked things they enjoy so much – lying, stealing, fornicating, blaspheming, coveting, etc.
As Christians, this is something we should never forget. We do not deserve to inherit the kingdom of God, either. Nobody does. Christian or not, we still find new ways to break each and every commandment that God gave us. That part of us doesn’t change. We can’t help it – it comes naturally.But, praise God, there is good news!
So, how does the unbeliever suppress his knowledge of God? Look in verse 1 – he says “There is no God”. What’s the easiest way to supposedly cheat death and judgement? Ignore it. Keep going along in life, be nice to people, always do good. Make life as comfortable as you can for yourself, and others.
Then, right in front of me he pulled his t-shirt off, revealing a black singlet, and heavily tattooed arms. He then replaced his t-shirt with a black waistcoat. This was no ordinary waistcoat. It was one of the most intimidating ones you could adorn - with the huge circular bulldog insignia of the fearsome Mongrel Mob - probably the most dangerous gang in the country.