Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Good Person Test

Have you ever taken the Good Person Test? It's a three question test to see if you are a good person. Ready?



1) Have you ever told a lie? If you have, what does that make you if you tell a lie?



2) Have you ever stolen anything? What does that make you if you steal?



3) Have you ever hated anyone? What does that make you if you hate someone?



The correct answers are a Liar, a Thief, and a Murderer at heart. Now, if this is how we face God on Judgment Day, how will He deal with us? The Bible says that "all liars will have their part in the Lake of Fire." It promises that no thief will make it into Heaven. It declares, "Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and we know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him." That tells me that we all deserve to go to Hell, agreed?



But here's the good news: "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." God sent Jesus to pay the fine that we owe for breaking God's Law. Then Jesus rose from the dead and defeated death. Now He offers to share that victory with those who will repent (turn from sin toward God) and put their trust in Him to save them from the wrath of God on Judgment Day. Isn't that Good News?

2 comments:

dominic peters said...

You're preaching to the choir, friend.

Though I prefer a more subtle approach of spreading God's word.

JOSHUA S BLACK said...

Well, time is short. I don't have time to be subtle.

Besides, who has heard of the Good Person Test, anyway? Isn't that subtle? =P