The “Good News”

If you are a non-Christian and you are reading this blog, you need to understand that at the moment of death you will pass into eternity and that eternity is either with God in Heaven or apart from God in Hell.

  • G is for God. God is absolutely and perfectly holy and as a Holy God, He cannot stand sin, which is rebellion against Him and His Law. Sin brings death–God’s wrath and His curse–us being separated from Him for all eternity.
  • R is for Rebellion. We all (every human) live in a state of rebellion and this makes God very angry with us and He demands that we pay for our sinful rebellion. Our rebellion also makes us slaves to sin so that we cannot do any good at all in God’s eyes.
  • A is for Atonement. Atonement is the way to pay for our sin. God demands a payment for your sin and no amount of good works will pay the debt our sin has caused. Since God is eternal, the punishment for sinful rebellion is severe–an eternity of punishment in Hell.
  • C is for Christ. For those who place their trust in Christ, He pays your atonement for you. Through His substitutionary life and death on the cross, you can have your sins paid-in-full so that you won’t have to pay your own atonement in Hell for all eternity. Because of God’s gracious gift of salvation, Christ will take the penalty for your sinful rebellion and will give you all His righteousness He earned during His perfect, sinless, and un-rebellious life and set you free from slavery to sin.
  • E is for Eternity. Eternity has only two options: (1) An eternity separated from God in a place of torment where you will pay the sin-debt you owe to God and bear His curse of separation for your sinful rebellion or (2) An eternity with God (the Lord of the universe) is the destination of all who trust in Christ to be their Savior, their Substitute. Instead of being a servant or a slave, God Himself offers you to be adopted into His family–as a son or a daughter.

Another way to remember this offer is this: God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV) says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, [9] not a result of works, so that no one may boast. [10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

As a result of God setting you free from sin, you will serve Him and live your life as an act of worship. And rather than amassing money in your bank account or seeking fame for yourself, you will want to use everything you have and everything you are to worship God and to lay up your treasures in heaven.

If you’d like to know more, e-mail me at archangelsblog [at] gmail.com (replace [at] with @ and make sure there are no spaces).

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