Are you a good person?

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Meet Mr. Nice guy you think you’re nice this guy is really nice well I try to do what’s right he’s so nice that if good people get to heaven he’ll be the first in line ah shucks so mr. Nice guy have you kept the Ten Commandments pretty much do you mind if we take a look at them and maybe see how nice you really are uh okay great here’s one you shall not lie mr. Nice guy have you ever told a lie well yeah who hasn’t what do you call somebody who tells lies a liar alright how about another commandment you shall not steal have you ever stolen anything even once nope but you just told me you’re a liar well I I did steal some candy once when I was a kid and what do you call someone who steals a thief alright let’s try another one you shall not commit adultery oh that’s easy I’d never cheat on my wife hi handsome Oh baby Jesus said if you even look at a woman with lust you’ve already committed adultery with her in your heart oh ah right one more you shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain have you ever used God’s name to curse oh my that mr. Nice guy is called blasphemy God gave you life and breath and everything you have and you’ve dragged his name through the dirt so by your own admission you’re a liar a thief a blasphemer and an adulterer at heart and that’s just for the Ten Commandments okay okay so I’m not perfect well actually it’s worse than that suppose we could put a chip in your brain that would record all your private thoughts for an entire week and then play those thoughts on a giant movie screen for all your friends and family to see that would be embarrassing yeah I know the Bible says God knows everything even the secret thoughts of your heart well compared to some people I’m a saint yeah that’s true but the standard is God’s law not other people besides even if you send just five times a day in one year that’s 1,825 sins and if you live to be 70 years old you’ll have broken God’s law over 127,000 times you’ll have to answer for every sin on Judgment Day when the Bible says each of us will give an account of himself to god but God will forgive me right well let’s try that in court Hey look I know I keep breaking the law but hey catch up well you know just let it slide only a corrupt judge would buy that a good judge would say justice demands that you pay for your crimes go God’s not a corrupt judge he’s a holy righteous judge he hates sin Jesus warned that on Judgment Day everyone who had sinned against God would just Li end up in a terrible place called hell and there will be no escape for all eternity ah well then how can anybody get to heaven there’s only one way God loved the world so much that he sent His Son Jesus to live a perfect life he never sinned not even once then Jesus offered to take the punishment for guilty sinners he was whipped and beaten and nailed to a cross and died so that justice would be served and sinners could go free then Jesus rose from the grave and defeated death you can’t earn eternal life it’s God’s gift to everyone who will humble themselves and come to Jesus he’ll forgive you wash you clean and give you a new heart with new desires the Bible says if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation so stop living for yourself turn from your sins and come to Jesus then read your Bible and obey it find a good church to help you grow and then go out and tell other people the good news

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