Vital Truths - Are You Ready to Meet Your Maker & Judge

Do you think you are ready to meet your Maker and Judge?

In the Bible, God tells you what you must know in order to prepare.

What does God say of you? He tells us that "ALL have sinned" (Romans 3:6). God is saying: "You are a sinner." To see the fairness of this assessment, remember that sin is the transgression of God's law (1John 3:4). Then, think back over your life, and honestly ask: "Have I ever broken one of God's ten commandments? Have I ever disregarded God and his law to do my own thing? Have I ever failed, in any way, to do just one thing God requires of me? If so, then you are a transgressor. God is right, you are a sinner. Honesty requires us all to acknowledge this is true.

What is God's judgment of you? God declares that: "the whole world is guilty before God" (Romans 3:20). Your sin places you before God as a guilty criminal awaiting judgment. Though you walk abroad as a sinner for a little while in this life, your guilt binds you over to God's judgment. This is the great spiritual reality of your life. It may be that you don't feel guilty - but you are guilty in God's judgment, and that is what matters. As a guilty sinner you are not right with God.

What will become of you if you should be called through death into judgment while you are not right with God? God tells you what every sin deserves: "The wages of sin is death ... Cursed is every one that keeps not all the things that are written in the law to do them" (Romans 6:23, Galatians 3:10). Every sin deserves God's wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come. Do not ignore that, for eternal punishment awaits unforgiven sinners.

These are vital truths. Without them you will likely think Christianity is irrelevant, or that you are all right as you are, and that you do not need the Saviour of sinners, Jesus Christ.

The truth is, you have no greater need than to escape the wrath and curse due to you for your sin.

God commands you to repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ as the only one who can deliver you.

Rev C J Connors