Mankind has a serious problem...but is our own solution enough to fix it? What does the Bible tell us about this?
1. OUR PROBLEM — We are all sinful and separated from God.
God originally created man to live with Him for ever. But the Bible tells us that we are born with a sinful nature and are therefore spiritually separated from God. We ignorantly and deliberately commit sins (any wrongdoing) all the time. We can’t reach God’s sinless standard because we are sinners by nature, practice and choice. The Bible says,
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23
2. OUR ANSWER
"I'm trying to bridge the gap but nothing works..."
3. GOD'S ANSWER
The reason that ‘OUR ANSWER’ fails, is because it doesn’t deal with our sin problem. Sin is what separates us from a relationship with God while on Earth and in Heaven. God in His mercy, sent His Son Jesus Christ to Earth, who lived a sinless life and chose to die for all of mankind. He laid down His life to become the Bridge between sinful mankind and Holy God.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
4. GOD'S TRUTH
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any many should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
Make a choice. You can never build your own bridge to God, but you do have a choice to cross the One (Jesus Christ) that God has provided for you.
If you choose to ignore Jesus Christ as the only bridge to God, the Bible states you will be separated from God forever in a place called Hell (Luke 16:23).
However, if you choose to repent of your sin and receive Jesus as your Saviour, the Bible says you will live forever with God in Heaven (John 14:1-3).
ADMIT you are a sinner and need to repent and turn from your sin.
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.” Acts 3:19
BELIEVE that Jesus Christ died, was buried and rose again from the dead to cover your sins. (1 Corinithians 15:1-4)
CONFESS you need a Saviour and invite Jesus Christ to be the Lord over your life.
“...if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Romans 10:9