“IT’S NOT FAIR!” you’ll hear people say. Yes, many things in this world are not fair. People ask, “How can God, who loves the world, send people to Hell?” The problem with that question is the premise upon which it is built. In reality, God has not “sent” one person to Hell! The fact is that the perfect, holy, and righteous God of Heaven has made a way for every person to be able to step into Heaven. First, God warned Adam and Eve (the first man and woman) about eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Second, He offered them every other tree in the beautiful Garden of Eden! Third, God provided forgiveness after Adam and Eve chose to disobey His instructions. The same is true for you and me today. Everyone who is reading this today is a sinner, just as Adam and Eve were sinners. God remains perfect, holy, and righteous. Heaven, where God lives, is perfect, holy, and righteous. It would not be “fair” for any sinner to enter Heaven.
The greatest news of all is that God loved us so much that He sent the only Person that could offer a perfect payment for sin. God the Father sent Jesus Christ, His only Son, to die as payment for our sin. Our sin separated us from God, but Jesus built a bridge from the perfect, holy, and righteous God to us. God is so “fair” that He will receive anyone who comes through Jesus to Him. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9). God offers this forgiveness to every person. God is absolutely “fair!” Trust Him and accept His gift of forgiveness through Jesus Christ as payment for your sin.Article by Jim Bracelin Minister to the Deaf Vice President of Silent Word Ministries
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