sábado, 2 de julho de 2011

Mr Good Person


Mr Good Person

I Met Mr Good Person or Mr Good Enough if you prefer! He really thinks If good people go to heaven he will be first in line. I asked him - Are you a good person?

Mr Good Person - Well … I try to do what’s right.

Have you kept the Ten Commandments?

Pretty much.

Really? Do you mind if we look at them?

Um… All right!

Have you ever told a lie?

Yeah, who hasn’t?

What do you call someone who lies?

A liar

Have you ever stolen anything?

Nope.

But you just told me you are a liar.

Well, I did steal some candy once as a kid.

What do you call someone who steals?

A thief.

Have you ever looked at someone with lust?

Of course.

Jesus said:

“Whoever looks at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery in his heart. Matthew 5:28

Hey, slow it down man… I am a human being.

Have you ever used God’s name to curse?

What’s… # @ * # % !

That’s called blasphemy.

“The Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name Exodus 20:7

After all, what do you want from me?

By your own admission you are a liar, a thief, a blasphemer and adultery at heart. And that’s just four of the Ten Commandments.

OK I‘m not perfect, so what can I do better?

Actually it’s worse than that … sin isn’t just doing things we shouldn’t. There’s more. Suppose we could put a device in your brain that would record all your private thoughts for a week …

And … what?

And then play them on a movie screen for your friends and family to see.

I can only think you are joking … that would be very embarrassing for me!

God knows the secrets of the heart Psalm 44:21

It’s all OK, but, compared to some people I’m a Saint

True. But the standard is God’s law, not other people. Besides, even if you sin just five times a day … in one year, that’s 1.825 sins! If you would be seventy, you’ll have broken God’s law over 127.000 times!

You’ll have to answer for every sin on judgment day, when “each of us will give an account of himself to God”. Romans 14:12

But won’t God just forgive me?

Guiltyyyyyy...!
Try in court … Imagine that you committed a serious crime and you are standing before a judge.

But couldn’t the judge just let it slide.

Only a corrupt judge would do that. A good judge would say “justice demands that you pay for your crimes”.

God is a Holy Righteous Judge, He hates sin and Jesus warned that God in His wrath will cast all who sin into eternal fire … where there will be weeping … Matthew 13:42

Gulp! Then how can anyone go to heaven?

There’s only one way … if a sinless person offered to take your punishment, then justice would be served and you could go free. God loves you so much, He sent His Son Jesus to suffer and die for your sins.

What shall I do to be saved? (Acts 2:37, 16:30)

You can’t earn eternal life. It is God’s gift to all who humble themselves and come to Jesus. “Turn to God in repentance and have faith in the Lord Jesus Act 20:21.

And He will forgive your sins and give you a new heart.

But, how can I come to Jesus?

Would you like to pray … and tell God that you understand now that you broke God’s law and you can’t earn eternal life, but you repent from all your sins and put your faith only in Jesus?

Yes I want to pray right now.

The Prayer of Mr. Good Person:

I am not Mr Good Person!
"Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner. I believe in you and that your word is true. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that he died on the cross so that I may now have forgiveness for my sins and eternal life. I know that without you in my heart my life is meaningless.

I believe in my heart that you, Lord God, raised Him from the dead. Please Jesus forgive me, for every sin I have ever committed or done in my heart, please Lord Jesus forgive me and come into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior today. I need you to be my Savior and my Father.

I give you my life and ask you to take full control from this moment on; I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ."

Amen.

If you did this pray, please before you go to bed tonight read in your Bible about What shall I do to be saved? (Acts 2:37, 16:30)

See “Mr Good Person” - Way of the Master – Ray Comfort


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