Letter about the reason for Easter…
To the Editor,
“Jesus didn’t come to save civilization from wreckage, He came to save man from the wreckage of civilization” –Adrian Rogers. He came to seek and to save that which was lost. He didn’t come to bring peace to the world, but to bring division. (Matt.10:34) Because the world does not believe God and those of us who do believe Him will automatically be going upstream against the world. So… are you a part of the world? Somebody says, well, no because I’m doing the best I can, you know…keeping the ten commandments, obeying the golden rule, or living by the teachings of the sermon on the mount. So are you gonna get to Heaven? You’d have to say, “I hope so.” The reason you can only “hope” and not “know” is because you are basing your hope on the shaky foundation of your own works. If you base your hope on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, you can be sure. I think one of the biggest lies the devil has ever gotten people to believe is that you can’t know for sure whether you’ll go to Heaven or Hell. The worst part is that people believe it and are completely at ease about it. Dear friend, Jesus Christ has paid for yours and my sins. (2 Corinthians 5:21) “For He (God) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (Jesus). My sins are put on Jesus’ account and His righteousness is put on my account. And that is why I can know that I’m going to Heaven. I owed a debt that I could not pay, Jesus paid a debt that He did not owe.