You Need HIS Righteousness!
By David J. Stewart
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." —Matthew 6:33
Matthew 6:33 teaches that we are saved by Jesus' righteousness and not by any self-righteousness of our own (for we have none to offer God). All men have fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). If it were possible for a man to redeem himself, then Christ would not have had to enter this world and die on the cross. Jesus paid a debt that He did not owe, because we owed a debt that we could not pay.
Biblical repentance is the recognition of my sinnership—the owning before God that I am as vile as He has declared me to be in His holy Word. God will forgive anybody who looks to Jesus to be saved, no matter how deep in sin you may be. The Word of God plainly teaches that eternal life is a FREE GIFT (Romans 5:15), paid for by Jesus' precious blood (1st Peter 1:18,19). Amen! Salvation is receiving, not giving. It is not what we do that saves us; but rather, what Christ has done for us in His work of redemption.
The Bible proclaims that Jesus died, was buried and rose again. This is the good news (the gospel)...
1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
Salvation is of the Lord, not man. A person does not have to stop living in sin to be saved, for that would make salvation a reward instead of a free gift. A changed life is the result of genuine repentance, and not a part of saving-faith (2nd Corinthians 5:17). We don't give up our sins to get saved; we give up our sins because WE ARE SAVED. God makes the change. Salvation is by grace through faith alone in Christ (Ephesians 2:8,9).
Many religions today falsely teach that a person is required to be baptized in order to go to Heaven.
Other religions falsely teach that a person is required to forsake their sins in order to go to Heaven.
Some religions falsely require a person to observe the Sabbath, tithe, partake of Sacraments, or join a certain religious denomination to go to Heaven. These are all lies of the Devil, who is the father of all liars (John 8:44).
Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 6:23).
The truth of God's Word is that we need Jesus' righteousness in order to be saved and go to Heaven one day.
This is because we have no righteousness of our own to offer God (Romans 3:10; James 2:10).
All we can offer God is our own self-righteousness, which is not acceptable to God (Isaiah 64:6).
We need Jesus' righteousness, which is by faith in Him alone for salvation...
"For he [God the Father] hath made him [Jesus the Son] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
Jesus paid for our sins with His blood.
We read in Romans 10:3-4, "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth."
Salvation is found ONLY in Jesus Christ! Would you like to be saved?
Admit that you are a GUILTY sinner, under the condemnation of God's Law, deserving of Hellfire.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and save you. Believe that Christ died, was buried and rose again for your sins.
"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." —John 1:12
Soulwinning is not an option in the Christian life, it is a divine command from the Lord (Proverb 11:30; Daniel 12:3; Matthew 28:19,20; Luke 14:23). If you are a born-again Christian, then I plead with you in Jesus' name to become aggressive about soulwinning.
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ." —2nd Thessalonians 1:8
Ye Must Be Born Again!