I’M TOO BAD - GOD COULDN’T FORGIVE ME

I GUESS A LOT OF US HAVE FELT LIKE THIS FROM TIME TO TIME.

 

WE FEEL SO SINFUL THAT WE THINK THAT GOD WANTS NOTHING TO DO

 WITH US.

 

SOMETIMES THIS FEELING CAN GET SO BAD THAT WE

WANT TO

RUN AWAY AND HIDE.

 

SOMETIMES IT HAS THE OPPOSITE EFFECT ON PEOPLE. THEY RECKON THEY MAY AS WELL GO THE "WHOLE HOG" AND GET HUNG FOR A SHEEP

AND NOT JUST A LAMB.

 

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WHAT WE'LL LOOK AT IN THIS PAPER IS:

 

1. JUST HOW BAD IS TOO BAD?

 

2. IS THERE ANY UNFORGIVABLE SIN IN GOD'S EYES?

 

3. WHAT IS GOD'S REMEDY FOR SINFUL PEOPLE?

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“...AND HIM THAT COMETH TO ME l WILL IN NO WISE CAST OUT.”  (JOHN 6:37)

 

"FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED. " (ROMANS 10:13)

 

HOW BAD IS BAD?

 

Is lying bad?

Is stealing bad?

Is killing someone bad?

Is robbing a bank bad?

Is running out on your family bad?

Is deliberately falsifying your tax and hoping to get away with it bad?

Is "borrowing" something and not deliberately returning it bad?

Was Hitler bad?

Was Idi Amin bad?

Is not giving to those in need bad?

Is swearing bad?

Is not honoring your mother and father bad?

 

 

WHO DECIDES?

 

What's bad? and who decides it? Who decides how bad is bad and how good is good? Where is the cut-off mark? Who decides what's too bad and what that means?

Is it OK to steal ten times but on the eleventh time that's bad?

Is it bad to steal twenty times but on the twenty-first time that's too bad?

The Roman Catholic Church has a sin register and a list of all the sins and the amount of penance that needs to be paid for each sin. They've raised countless billions over the years with this "nice little money earner".

There was a bloke named Tetzel in 1517 cranked up this fraud for the Catholics whereby you could go and sin and then pay the church to get let off. People could get their relatives out of Purgatory as well with large donations of money to the Roman Catholic Church.

The saying went like this:

"When the money in the coffer rings, The soul out of puragatory springs." There is a reward of ten trillion dollars for anyone who can find Purgatory in the King James Bible. (Why? It can't be found!)

 

HOW MANY LAWS DO YOU HAVE TO BREAK BEFORE YOU ARE GUILTY?

 

 "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." (James 2: 10)

This means that if you break just one law, you're guilty of the whole bang lot in God's eyes.

 

QUESTION: How many times do you have to lie to be called a liar?

ANSWER: Just once.

 

QUESTION: How many times do you have to steal before you can be called a thief? Is it ten times or is it just once?

ANSWER: Just once.

 

QUESTION: How many times do you have to look at a woman with lust in your mind before you are called an adulterer?

ANSWER: Just once.

 

If you're reading this paper and have found out that you're a lying, thieving fornicator, you may be a little shocked.

 

WHERE DO LIARS, THIEVES AND FORNICATORS GO WHEN THEY DIE?

 

 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived, neither FORNICATORS, nor idolators, nor adulterers .... nor THIEVES shall inherit the kingdom of God"

(1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

 

"But the unbelieving .. .. and murderers ... .. ...and all LIARS, shall have their part in  the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone...."(Revelation 21:8)

 

This all may sound incredible to you, but God says that committing one sin is enough for Him to throw you into hell forever for everlasting torment. ONE SIN MAKES YOU TOO BAD IN GOD'S EYES.

 


BUT WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT THE GOOD WE DO?

 

 “...every man at his best state is altogether vanity.” (Psalm 39: 5)

"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all out righteousnesses are as filthy rags... " (lsaiah 64: 6)

God says that even the good we do here on earth is nothing but garbage and muck in His sight anyhow.

Mother Teresa failed to impress God with her "good works". God looked on them as filthy rags.

 

SUMMARY:

 

 1. We are separated from God (and he can justly throw us into hell) because of one "small" sin

2. We are separated from God (and he can justly throw us into hell) because of a million "large" sins

3. God is definitely not impressed with any good works we do

 

WHAT'S GOD'S ATTITUDE TO ANYONE STILL ALIVE?

 

 "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour WHO WILL HAVE ALL MEN TO BE SAVED, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. " ( 1 Timothy 2:3 – 4 )

 

Here we have it in black and white -

GOD WOULD HAVE ALL MEN SAVED.

HE WANTS EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US TO TURN TO HIM, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, SO THAT WE ALL - THAT MEANS EVERYONE OF US, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, THE VERY BAD, THE TOO BAD, THE LOST, THE LONELY, THOSE WEIGHED DOWN BY SIN AND THOSE SICK WITH SIN, THOSE WHO'VE HAD ENOUGH OF SIN, THE MURDERERS, THE RAPISTS, THE SERIAL OFFENDERS, THE CHILD MOLESTERS, NO MATTER WHAT YOU'VE DONE, WILL/SHALL/CAN BE SAVED!

 

NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

There are no exceptions - no mention of saving good people or even bad people but not very bad people!

 

Jesus said “:..him that cometh to me l WILL IN NO WISE CAST OUT. " (John 6:37)

 

"The Lord ...is longsuffering to us-ward,  NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERlSH, but that all should come to repentance. "

(2 Peter 3:9)

 

 No mention here of being too bad or not good enough. Jesus said here that should Hitler come to Him,

He would not turn Him away.

 

WHAT STOPS PEOPLE RECEIVING JESUS AS SAVIOUR?

 

It's your decision entirely. Do you want

Jesus Christ to save you?

 Jesus says "And ye will not come to me,

 that ye might have life." (John 5:40)

 

THINK AND DWELL ON THESE

 

 " This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all

acceptation, that CHRIST JESUS CAME

 INTO THE WORLD TO SAVE SlNNERS; of whom l am chief. "

(1 Timothy 1:15)

 


 "For when we were yet without strength,

in due time CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNGODLY. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:6,8)

 

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: THOUGH YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET, THEY SHALL BE AS WHITE AS snow; though they be red like crimson, they SHALL BE AS WOOL." (lsaiah 1:18)

 

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

 

 "To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name WHOSOEVER believeth in him

shall receive remission of sins." (Acts 10:43)

 

 "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10)

 

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Are you too great a sinner? For people you might be, but for God you're not. Jesus Christ died for all your sins no matter how horrible - past, present and future. Pray to Him to save you now?

 

“DEAR GOD, I’M A SINNER AND DESERVE NOTHING BUT YOUR WRATH IN HELL FOREVER. I CAN'T SAVE MYSELF ONLY YOU CAN. I BELIEVE JESUS DIED FOR MY SINS AND I WANT HIM AS MY SAVIOUR. PLEASE FORGIVE ME AND THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME.”


The King James Bible Church

By HARLEY HITCHCOCK

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Australian Bible Ministries, PO Box 5058 Mt. Gravatt East, 4122 Qld, Australia
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