For the wages of SIN is death
the gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 NIV
What is SIN?
What comes to mind when you hear the word sin? Most people would say that sin is breaking God's laws by lying, cheating, lust, deceit, anger, evil thoughts, etc. We also sin by being apathetic or hostile toward God.
Sin is literally falling short of God's standard.
If you want to go to heaven, you have to meet God's standard. What is God's standard? God's standard is perfection. But because of our sin we are not perfect. For this reason we have no chance to get to heaven on our own. In fact, there is nothing we can do to earn our way into heaven.
How bad is our situation? The Bible says that even if we were to keep all of God's laws, and only break one of them, we would be guilty of breaking them all (from James 2:10)...
Has God ever seemed far away? Our sin is what creates this distance between us and God. The Bible says that EVERYONE has sinned and fallen short of God's standard (from Romans 3:23), and as a result...
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