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Session 7: Would You Consider Yourself To Be A Good Person? (The
wake up call.)
I once went to a local festival and asked 300 people if they considered
themselves to be a good person. 290 said they were.
The #1 reason why people feel they will go to heaven is because
they think they are good enough to get into heaven.
In this video Kirk Cameron shares with a young man and lets him discover,
based on God's standard, he is not good enough to get into
There are many good people, based on human standards. But, God
does not judge us based on human standards. He judges us based on
whether or not we haved obeyed Him. Whether or not we have sinned.
Whether or not we have broken God's law.
"For whoever keeps the whoile law
and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of
it." - James 2:10
Why is sin, which means to disobey God, so bad that it deserves
punishment in hell for eternity?
God's Word (the Bible) tells us that in some respects God is like
an artist. He is like a potter who creates pottery. (In the Bible
see: Isaiah 29:16, 45:9, 64:8, Romans 9:21) If the potter makes
a cracked pot, he throws it away. A cracked pot would misrepresent
the skills of the potter. It would indicate the potter was not a
good potter. So cracked and defective pots, because they do not
accurately represent who the potter is, are destroyed. The potter
can do this because he created the pots. He owns them. He can do
what she wants with them.
We are created by God in God's image. God created us. He owns us.
Because we are created in God's image we represent who God is to
the universe. Just as a potter's excellent pots give glory to the
potter, our purpose is to glorify God. If we do not accurately represent
God, if we do not accurately reflect His perfection and love, we
are misrepresenting God. Just as pots that do not glorify the potter
are destroyed, when we do not glorify God the result is that we
are headed for spiritual destruction or what we call hell.
The commands in the Bible that are called God's laws, such as the
Ten Commandments, are actually a description of God's character.
They describe who He is and who we should be if we are to accurately
represent God. God has even put something inside of us that tells
us when we are misrepresenting God. It is called our conscience.
When we break God's laws, we fall short of the perfection of God.
We misrepresent the character of God and we thus earn the consequences
destruction of our spirit (hell). The only way hell can be avoided
is if we can find someone, who has never disobeyed God, who will
pay the penalty we owe in our place.
That person is Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ willingly died. He gave himself to die in your place,
so that your penalty is paid and you may freely enter heaven, if
you accept this free gift he is offering you.
Most of us have our own "comfort zone"---the place where we
feel safe and satisfied. However, circumstances often drive
us out from that area in which we feel most comfortable. Such
was the case when Ray Comfort found himself being taken 7,000
miles from his homeland in New Zealand, to speak to the daunting
residents of the most dangerous part of Los Angeles, California.
MacArthur Park was infamous for being the home of murderers,
drug addicts, thieves, pimps, prostitutes, and unfortunately,
the destitute and homeless.
At times, this fast-moving and true-life drama will make
your hair stand on end as you enter the dark side of the supernatural.
It will also encourage you and lift your faith as you learn
how a celebrated Hollywood actor teamed up with Ray Comfort
to bring an amazing message to America. Originally published
as My Friends Are Dying! and The Power of Darkness.
Includes the previously published Miracle in the Making.