… know that no one is justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ. And we have believed in Christ Jesus so that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no human being will be justified. (Galatians 2:16)
If you’re not a Christian, this is the one message you must understand about God, Jesus, the Bible and the church. The main message of Christianity: God made you and all of us so we are accountable to him. He is holy and righteous and just. He made us to know and enjoy him but we rebelled against him and rejected him as our God, king, and joy. We wanted to use him to enjoy other things under our own authority and independent desires. The bible calls this sin. And the penalty of sin is eternal death and God’s judgment of condemnation in hell forever. Everyone in this room and on this earth deserves this. But God sent his Son Jesus to live the perfectly righteous life we were responsible to live. He died on the cross for our sins under God’s punishment and judgment. He rose from the dead on the third day defeating sin, Satan, and death. He now calls all men everywhere to repent and turn from your sin and religion and righteousness and trust in his Son Jesus, alone. If you trust in Jesus today and call on him to save you from your sins and the judgment God will save you. Trust in Jesus today. Call on him to save you now. Turn from your religion and sin today.