Unlimited: Believe and Be Free
Oct 15, 2019 1589
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son (John 3:17-18, NIV).
The Crucified One, Jesus, is not only Saviour but he is to be the Judge of sinners. This is Good News indeed!
This is where God’s judgement differs from the legal system we are used to today. God’s judgement does not condemn us simply because of the sins we have committed.
In fact, the real issue is not the “sin question”, but the “Son question”. The Judge himself has declared:
“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son” (John 3:18, NIV).
So, how can you get to heaven? Believe! You will no longer be condemned but forgiven and free.
– Des Ford (adapted)
Eli’s Reflection: Is the Christian condemned? No! Here we see that through belief in Jesus, the follower of Christ is free of judgement. How do you respond to this Good News?
Oct 15, 2019
Thank you Dr. Gonzalez! The one simple thing that you have to do in order to be saved is to believe in Jesus.