One of the best reasons to love God is because he loves you. In fact he loves you so much he wants you to be confident that you will be with him one day in a perfect place called heaven. The reason you can have this confidence is because of Jesus. True God and true man, Jesus has done everything necessary to win heaven for us. Where you and I have fallen short, Jesus lived a perfect life under God's law without sin. As our sin-free substitute, Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world. Jesus then rose from the dead to prove his victory over sin and death. So now God gives the perfect righteousness of Jesus to each and every one of us who trust in him. And so biblical Christianity is unique because Jesus Christ is unique.
How many religions are there? Basically there are two. There's everything that says, "Here's what you must do to make God happy with you so that one day maybe you can make it to that happier place." In other words, there's everything that says, "DO."
But then there's Christianity that says, "Here's what Jesus Christ, God's Son, has DONE for you. God is happy with you. Heaven is yours as free gift of God's grace. Believe it!" This is why the message of Jesus is the called the Gospel. Every other message is Law. "You, DO." But the Gospel is Good News. "Jesus has DONE it all for you." That's why faith in Jesus Christ is your ticket to heaven.
What's your go-to"ticket verse"?
John 3:16-17 16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” - Jesus
Acts 4:12 12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Titus 3:4-7 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
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