How old are you? Fifteen?Â Seventeen? Perhaps nineteen?Â You are beginning to thinkÂ things out for yourself. Have you everÂ asked yourself the question, â€œWhy amÂ I alive?â€
The sun, the stars and the wholeÂ of nature, even your own capacity toÂ think, tell you that there is a God andÂ that He gave you life. One day you willÂ answer to Him for how that life wasÂ lived.
Yes, but this doesnâ€™t answer yourÂ question, â€œWhy am I alive?â€ The BibleÂ says, â€œO Lordâ€¦ thou hast created allÂ things, and for Thy pleasure they are andÂ were createdâ€ (Revelation 4:11). No oneÂ is able to live up to this great purpose.Â God is holy and cannot allow sin inÂ His presence. The Bible says, â€œThereÂ is not a just man upon earth, that doethÂ good, and sinneth notâ€ (EcclesiastesÂ 7:20).
Because God wants you to be able toÂ enjoy Him now, and to be with HimÂ for all eternity, He gave His only Son,Â the Lord Jesus Christ to die upon theÂ cross to meet His holy claims againstÂ you a sinner. All that God requires isÂ that you repent and trust His Son forÂ your salvation.
The Lord Jesus Christ bore the judgmentÂ due to sinners when He sufferedÂ under the hand of God in the darknessÂ of the cross. â€œChrist died for the ungodlyâ€Â (Romans 5:6). God raised the LordÂ Jesus from the dead and received HimÂ into Heaven to prove His total satisfactionÂ with the payment made on ourÂ behalf at Calvary (Hebrews 10:12).
Through faith alone in the LordÂ Jesus you can know that you haveÂ peace with God, and that God willÂ never bring up your sins against you.
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