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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Handling 5 of the BIGGEST Objections to Faith (PM)

Handling 5 of the BIGGEST Objections to Faith #3
Duration:32 mins 29 secs
Handling 5 of the BIGGEST Objections to Faith

Objection #3I'm not perfect, but I am a good person, and God will let me into heaven.

Mark 10:17-27 – Two Questions...
  1. What must I do to inherit eternal life?
  2. Who then can be saved?
The way of the Scales...
  • There are still a whole bunch of people in the world that believe that heaven is purchasable because God is willing to grade on a curve.
  • Mohammad Ali, "One day we all are going to die, and God is going to judge us on our good deeds and bad deeds. If the bad outweigh the go to hell. If the good outweigh the go to heaven."
This is NOT a new idea!!
  • John 9:2
  • The rich young ruler, by those days standards, was a highly respected man of God. He was rich, so the people thought, God must be blessing him.
Mark 10:25
  • We have got to come and understand the morality of God.
  • What drives this objection is the belief that God is obligated to receive my righteousness.
  • Isaiah 64:6
  • My righteousness is NOT like a polluted garment when I get to decide who to compare myself to.
  • We often pick the worst of the worst and compare ourselves to him or her and feel pretty good about ourselves.
  • On judgement day, you and I don't get to define goodness.
Romans 3:10-18
  • Bottom line: NOBODY deserves eternal life.
  • Romans 3:22-23 – there is no difference
  • We are easily offended when it hits home exactly what the cross of Christ is saying.
I am NOT saying...
  • That some people don't sin a whole lot more than others.
  • OR, that all sins have the same consequences in this life.
I AM saying...
  • No man is good when God defines the terms.
  • Salvation is such a huge job that only God is big enough to handle it.
  • Ephesians 2:3-5; Romans 3:24
  • Grace is NOT God making up the difference it is God paying the whole thing.
  • Ephesians 2:8-9
How Do I Get this Grace? I trust him for salvation!
  • If you are trusting anyone but God for your salvation, you have completely missed the point of the gospel.
The Way of the Cross...
  • We are NOT saved because we are good enough...we are saved because God IS!


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