Faith in Jesus as our Savior
Me, me, me! call the ego-centered people. I don’t want to lust anymore. I don’t want to lie anymore. I don’t want to get angry and jealous anymore. – And fail again.
On the other hand, those who know the truth, say Jesus, I cannot do it. Take over. – And they will be reconciled with God forever. And get more and more necessary power to sin less and less
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”(Romans 3:23-24; NIV)
How do we become righteous before God? While it is natural to want to live a good life according to God’s commandments, it is clear that no one has ever lived up to God’s commandments. Why not? Because no man can keep all commandments. Therefore, in God’s Word, it says: “For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law.”(Romans 3:28; NIV)
Righteous before God
Righteous before God, and thus reconciled with God, according to God’s Word, are only those who believe in Jesus as their Savior: “But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile” (Romans 3:21-22; NIV)
God and Jesus don’t make things complicated; the devil confuses and complicates everything. But the divine simple truth about Jesus is this: “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.” (Jesus in John 3:18; NLT)
Take this warning to heart: “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse” (Galatians 3:10; KJV) Such people will spend eternity in hell and not in the literally paradisiacal presence of God.