What is true? What is false? Make sure you line up with God’s truth. Comes in a pack of 25.
“There are many areas of life that individuals simply have a hard time accepting the truth, or facing the facts. The aging process is one such place. As people age they often take steps to mask the truth, steps such as creams, dyes and even surgery. While all of these may offer a cover-up, none of them are capable of truly removing the truth, or the fact that aging is inevitable. No matter what steps one takes to hide the truth, the day inevitably arrives when one must simply face the facts and cease living in the land of denial.
In the same way denial does not remove or alter the facts as they are presented in the Bible, the Word of God.
Man looks at the world around him through “situational glasses,” right and wrong are simply a matter of perspective. What is wrong for one may not be wrong for another. Each individual must determine for himself what is right and wrong, or truth or error.
But the Word of God presents a different set of facts. To illustrate this let us consider the so-called Ten Commandments. The Command states, “Thou shalt not steal.” One may think that because they have never robbed a bank they are free from this law, but are they? The command doesn’t specify the stealing of something of great versus little value. Stealing is simply taking something that is not your property. Another Command states, “Thou shall not lie.” As in the previous Command there is no value or degree offered, no big or little lie, simply do not lie. The smallest of items, or the simplest little “fib” still stands in disobedience to the Law and are thus considered sin. Fact!
Why do we sin? The answer is quite simple. The Bible states, “…as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” (Romans 5:12) And again, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Why do we sin? Because we are all sinners. We must end the denial and face the facts.
The penalty for sin is death as seen above as well as in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death….” Death not only speaks of physical death, but also it is the eternal separation from God in the Lake of Fire. Because sin entered into the world we all will experience physical death, but we need not experience eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire. That’s the fact. Romans 6:23 continues by stating, “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
But here is the good news, “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) And again, “…Christ died for our sins…” (1 Corinthians 15:3) Through the shed blood of Christ, through His death, burial and resurrection, Jesus Christ has fully paid the price of sin and now is able to offer life. “In Whom we have redemption (the price of sin paid) through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7) And “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preach unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved…For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Friend, I would urge you to face the facts and end your denial. Take heed to the simple facts of God’s Word. Accept the fact of sin and its penalty. Accept the fact of your sin and end your denial. Place your faith, your trust, your belief in the finished work of Christ on your behalf and lay hold of eternal life today. In Whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in Whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise. (Ephesians 1:13)
Face the facts, end the denial and accept God’s love gift of life through Christ today.”