Saturday, May 21, 2016

"A Trustworthy Saying"

“A Trustworthy Saying”



Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance:  Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners---of whom I am the worst.   But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His immense patience as an example for those who would believe in Him and receive eternal life.       1Timothy 1:15-16


The Apostle Paul is indicating that what he is about to say is TRUSTWORTHY, and SHOULD have the FULL acceptance of the reader.  Paul, even though he was a GREAT man of God, and a proclaimer of the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ, ACKNOWLEDGED that he was/is a sinner saved by the GLORIOUS GRACE and ABUNDANT MERCY of the Almighty God, through His Son, the MESSIAH, Jesus Christ.


In witnessing to people, I have heard some say that they could NOT be saved, because of all the REALLY BAD things that they have done, and God would NEVER be able to FORGIVE them.  Well that is the FARTHEST from the TRUTH, there is only ONE sin that will NOT be FORGIVEN, which is the REFUSAL to ACCEPT Jesus Christ as your SAVIOR. 


Paul considered himself to be the WORST of sinners, he was on his way to Hell, because he did NOT believe that Jesus Christ was the MESSIAH, and he would go around arresting the Believers of Christ taking them in to the Roman government to be slaughtered for their faith.  But God in His INFINITE MERCY, through the Lord Jesus Christ, confronted Paul on the Damascus Road, where he was on his way to round up more of the Believers and take them in to be annihilated. 


Paul and his entourage was stopped on their way, by the Lord, who brought Paul to his knees with a blinding light.  Paul became a BELIEVER in Jesus Christ, and became a GREAT SOLDIER OF THE CROSS.  So if Paul, who persecuted God’s Children and had a hand in putting them to death, because of their belief in Christ, and who believed he was the WORST SINNNER of all, could be saved, so can YOU!!   Again, the ONLY sin that you WILL NOT be FORGIVEN for is REJECTING God’s ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, the Lord Jesus Christ. 


You, like Paul, MUST come to God, through the Lord Jesus Christ, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and like Paul, receive FORGIVENESS, and eternal life, through Jesus Christ, the HOPE of HEAVEN.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!


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