A Son Issue
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
What is the real reason people don’t come to Christ? The reason people do not come to the light is that they do not want their darkness, their sin, to be exposed. “For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed” (John 3:20).
What is the worst sin you can commit? Murder? Adultery? Stealing? Lying? No. The worst sin you can commit is to say no to God’s offer of forgiveness. Because when you stand before God Almighty on that final day, it is not going to be the sin question, it will be the Son question. By that I mean, God is not going to say, “You did a really great job. I am going to let you in to heaven.” God is not going to say, “You went over your sin quota, and because of that, I’m not going to let you in.” That’s not it at all. It is not a sin issue; it’s a Son issue.
You may have committed sins your entire life and have been a wicked person, but if in the end you were to come to your senses and say, “Jesus Christ, come into my heart and forgive me,” then God would let you into heaven. Because the big issue will be what you did with Jesus Christ.
The only way that we will get into heaven is because of what Jesus Christ did for us. Think of the greatest men and women of God that you know. They are not going to go to heaven because of their accomplishments or because of their gifts. They are going to get there because they accepted what God did for them when His blood was shed at the cross.
We all go to heaven in the same way. And it will be the Son issue in that final day.
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