What can you do to be right with God?

Last night we were having the LORD’s supper in a brother’s house with a few other saints. I spoke to the kids present something like this:

What can you do to be right with God?

The Bible says that all you CAN do is to believe that Jesus made you right with God when He died on the Cross. If you believe this, and Him, then God counts it to you as righteousness, and counts you as righteous, with the sinless, perfect righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ (Rom 4:5).

So, you will never be right with God UNTIL you believe that He HAS made you right with God. You can’t wait till you feel that you’re right with God. You’ve gotta first believe the Gospel, that He HAS made you right with Him, and then you ARE right with Him, bcos then you’ve received His grace by believing Him.

If you believe that Jesus HAS made you right with God (and not you, yourself) then according to the Gospel you ARE right with God.

Then, we will see the fruit of your faith. It will become clear, by your genuine repentance from your sins, and desire to obey Jesus, and love for Him, whether your faith is genuine or not.

See also THE JUSTIFIER

3 Responses to “What can you do to be right with God?”

  1. Jesus Wins Says:

    That sure eliminates the ‘+ works’ that has been tacked to this!

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Yes. Good works are the fruit of justification by faith, not the cause.

  3. ian vincent Says:

    bump

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