Sunday, January 7, 2007


Have you ever willingly looked at pornography? Have you ever been addicted to alcohol or drugs? Have you ever participated in an adulterous or homosexual lifestyle? Have you ever taken something that didn't belong to you? Have you ever told a lie? Ever wished someone would have bad luck? Ever deliberately hurt someone's feelings?

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, I have good news for you: Jesus Christ came to save sinners just like you!

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief [first].” [Paul, writing to Timothy, in 1 Timothy 1:15].

In fact, God knew all along that the world would be FULL of sinners and that’s WHY He sent His Son to pay for our sins! “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” [Paul to the Romans in Romans 5:8].

Denominational churches, and even fundamentalist evangelical churches, in a sincere but misguided zeal to encourage good behavior, have given people the idea that before they can even ask God to save them through the Lord Jesus Christ, they must turn from their sins and “clean up their act.” At the very least, they must earnestly promise to make every effort to stop committing certain sins. By allowing people to believe this, these religious systems are perverting the gospel of Jesus Christ for today!

“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.” [Paul to the Romans, 4:5].

There is absolutely NOTHING that a sinner must do before – or after - he accepts the free gift of eternal life that God is holding out to any who will believe in the cross work of His Son, Jesus Christ. EVERYTHING that needed to be done in order for God to make this astounding offer has already been accomplished by Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary’s cross, His burial, and resurrection from the dead the third day. [1 Corinthians 15:1-4]. When we sinners believe that fact, all of our sins – past, present, and future -- are forgiven and we become instantly sealed into the Body of Christ by a supernatural baptism by the Holy Spirit who now indwells us until the day of redemption. We are now so completely identified with Christ that it is His life living in us that God sees when He looks at us: “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” [Paul to the Romans, 3:22, 23]. Sin is sin, no matter which sins we struggle with personally. Without Christ, we are powerless to overcome the power of sin; but with Christ dwelling in us, we can now have the victory! SINNERS, come as you are, and you will find peace with God in Christ. (See Romans 5:1).

If you're "one of these" like I am, you'll love the good news of the gospel presented by FreedomMountain here on his YouTube page.