by Bailey Smith

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Hour of Decision (13 of 13)
Bailey Smith

Jesus loves you. Even though one may say no to him and curse him, he will still say, "I love you." There is nothing one can do to be unloved by God the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.

However, if one does not accept him in his mercy, one day that one will have to face him in his justice. He could not be God if he were not just. Justice simply means that justice will be done. The Bible promises that sin will be punished. That punishment is hell. Those who receive Christ are rewarded. That reward is heaven.

If you were to die tonight, where would you go? If you can say, "Preacher, I know that if I were to die tonight, I would go to heaven," that is a Christian testimony.

If you were to die tonight and you stood before God, and he said to you, "Why should I let you into heaven?" what would you say to him? You would probably say, "Well, I have been good. I have tried to be decent. I have been a good parent. I paid my bills. I have tried to be keeper of the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments." If those are the things that are in your mind, it is a sure thing that you are not a Christian. The kind of person God will not save is the self-righteous person, the one who depends upon his own goodness.

He looked at the Pharisees and said, "You have closed the door of damnation upon yourselves because the most righteous men in the world cannot get to heaven."

Only through Jesus Christ can you get to heaven. It is not bad people who go to hell and good people who go to heaven. It's saved people who go to heaven and lost people who go to hell.

The worst form of badness is human goodness substituted for the goodness of Jesus Christ. This is so because it places your righteousness and your goodness above the person of Jesus Christ. One just cannot do that.

Some are not worried about self-righteousness because they may be drunks or prostitutes. Jesus loves the dru ...

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