The bottom line

The bad news is that, as you've seen, you've broken God's minimum standard.

I mean, if you cannot even live up to your own standard, how can you live up to God's?


God calls this standard by which he will judge the entire world, His Law, or Commandment.

Breaking this standard is called sin, and those that break this standard are called sinners.

So, if you have broken this standard (and everyone has), then you  are a sinner...


But the good news is that God loves you!

And because He loves you, He sent His Son to take the punishment of your sins and die in your place so that you do not have to be punished and separated from Him.

Here are some Bible passages that reveal God's love for us:


  • "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." ~Romans 3:23
  • "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." ~Romans 5:8
  • Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." ~John 14:6
  • "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart ... that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." ~Romans 10:8
  • Jesus says: "Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven." ~Matthew 10:32
  • "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name." ~John 1:12
  • "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." ~ Ephesians 2:8

Okay, now what?



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Good news, bad news

I once heard Jews-For-Jesus evangelist, Avi Snyder, say that the 

Gospel message is a message of bad news along with good news...

...Sort of like when your best friend comes running up to you and yells...

 "Don't worry ... the fire in your house is out!"

It's good news! I mean, the fire is out.

 That's good, right?


But at the same time it's bad news.

 There was a fire in your house. That's bad...



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Send in the Stunt Double

In the movies,

when the action gets too rough

for the leading actor

the director sends in

stunt double 

 to take the blows.


In a similar way, God has made a way around the impossible for us!

God in his wisdom and eternal love for us

already knew that we could not keep even our own minimal standards of righteousness,

much less His own perfect righteousness.



....That's why He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be born into this world fully God, yet fully man.

He lived a life as a man, tempted in every area that we are tempted, yet remained without sin!

Ultimately He laid down His perfect life as payment for the sins we committed.

And you ask: So what does this mean t o me?



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The Imposible Dream

The answer is





No, you cannot bend the standard!

 God is holy, God is perfect

and only that which is holy and perfect

can approach Him.



And, yes, as a matter of speaking,

there is a way around the standard.


But how?...



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Get around

By now maybe your wondering if God grades on a "curve",

lifting everyone's grades by a certain ratio,

so that everyone could just feel better about themselves,

'cause that's what the modern world teaches us --

that most important in life is feeling good about yourself.


If that's the case, then you are probably asking something like:

"Is there a way of sliding the scale in my favor?"

"Is there an escape clause?"

"Is there some way of getting around the standard

or just bending it or what?"



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