Jesus died for our sins

family 086Scripture teaches that no amount of human goodness, human works, human morality, or religious activity can gain acceptance with God or get anyone into heaven. We all fall short of the glory of God that is God’s perfect righteousness.
He saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior. And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life. Titus 3:5-7
What then shall we say that Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh, has discovered regarding this matter? For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about—but not before God. For what does the scripture say? “ Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation. But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness. Romans 4:1-5
No amount of human goodness is as good as God. God is infinite or perfect righteousness. Because of this, he cannot have fellowship with anyone who does not have perfect righteousness. In order to be accepted by God, we must be as good as God is. Before God, we all stand naked, helpless, and hopeless in ourselves. No amount of good living will get us to heaven or give us eternal life.
God is not only perfect holiness, whose holy character we can never attain to on our own or by our works of righteousness, but He is also perfect love and full of grace and mercy. Because of His love and grace, He has not left us without hope and a solution.
For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 5:8
This is the Good News of the Bible—the message of the gospel. It’s the message of the gift of God’s own Son who became man , lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sin, and was raised from the grave proving both the fact He is God’s Son and the value of His death for us as our substitute.
God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21

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