So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.
I feel sad for some like O.J. Simpson who for years continue to deny his involvement in a doubler murder. In my opinion an immoral and highly biased jury acquitted him of a crime of which he never has to admit to anyone here on earth that is. Simpson will stand before God and relive those murders, at which time, Simpson will not be able to drum up a team of expensive polished lawyers to defend him and to get him off the hook. Simpson will be shown everything in detail by God, even his thoughts. He may have thought since a human jury acquitted him that he is innocent, but God never did and he will stand guilty as charged. No amount of blame, denials, lying, rationalizations, will be able to win his case.
Simpson is not the only one who sadly by delusion think since they could outwit mankind, that they somehow will be able to outwit an omniscient and omnipresent God. The whole blame game does not work with God. You sinned, He records, He judges and you give an account. This also includes actions, inactions, thoughts and words you may have thought were not sins as well. Some will be quite surprised as to the many pages of charges of SIN read against them.
The Good News is that there is a clear and easy acquittal process He has promised. Jesus Christ has promised to be the One sole substitute and Mediator for those who place their faith alone in Him. By His death and resurrection, He has purchased the penalty of debt of those sinners placed in Him. The penalty being the eternal wrath of God on their sins.
CONFESS YOU ARE A ROTTEN WICKED SINNER, CONFESS YOUR SINS OPENLY AND PUBLICLY, PLEAD FOR MERCY FROM GOD TODAY, TRUST IN THE SOLE MEDIATOR WHO CAN GET SAVE YOU FROM THE ETERNAL WRATH OF GOD, HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST! Tomorrow may be too late!
Even a unconvicted murderer as Simpson can be acquitted if he were to confess, repent, and place His faith alone in Jesus Christ. If you believe somehow you are better than Simpson as a person because you didn’t murder anyone? Think again! There is nothing good about lying, cheating, lust, disobedience, AND if you have ever been angry with a person, Jesus would call that “murder committed in your heart.” Some will be quite surprised if they have not repented and believed in Jesus Christ, to be placed with the likes of Simpson on murderers row in hell if he has not repented and believed.
Hitler for example never repented, many will be aghast that they are spending eternal hell with that monster and wondering why. And some will gnash their teeth if Simpson went to heaven and they did not if Simpson placed his faith alone in Jesus Christ and pleaded for the mercy of God. Those in world religions will be confused and panic stricken, when Jesus says “depart from me you workers of lawlessness”, because they trusted in their world religion and not in Him.
We ALL will give an account. A saved Christian will account for their sins as the unsaved. The difference being the saved Christian has had their sins already mediated and the FULL penalty for their sins have been paid for. They won’t need a dream team of high priced lawyers, because they have been placed IN the ONLY Mediator which can give them entry in the Kingdom, His name is Jesus Christ.
As the title of this page states “‘GOOD’ PEOPLE DO NOT ENTER HEAVEN, FORGIVEN SINNERS DO”. And this note goes to Roman Catholics specifically, really really think if your priest was able to mediate just one sin off your record, if he really was serving as some sort of conduit between you and God. Your trust has been misplaced! Mary won’t be able to get you off the hook. A million good deeds and a million prayers did not propitiate one white lie off your record. Today is the day you NEED to trust in the ONE Mediator, Jesus Christ!