Here is one tip that every Christian can use to make breakthroughs when sharing the Gospel with the lost. This is so very effective – it comes up constantly in discussions with unbelievers. And you’re getting at basically what the entire Bible is about.
I’ve studied this intently. Not as a Pastor, but just as your typical born-again believer. I think teaching it from that perspective has helped make my Christianity Uncomplicated book series so well received in 13 countries and counting!
The one crucial principle is this: pardoning guilty sinners does not make a judge good, loving, or nice. It makes him corrupt. If someone is guilty of breaking the law, the judge knows he’s guilty, and pronounces them innocent anyway, he’s corrupt.
Countless sinners mis assume that God will pardon them because He’s “nice.” But here’s what the Bible says, “Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent- the Lord detests them both” (Proverbs 17:15).
One hundred percent of people are guilty of breaking God’s law. One hundred percent of people are sinners. And the Bible says that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). See, if this get’s a little bit uncomfortable – good. Because people need to know what is so bad about their current state in order to understand what’s so good about the Good News of Jesus Christ.
So, we know God is not corrupt. We know we’re guilty. How do we reconcile that with the fact that God is loving, kind, caring, compassionate, and forgiving? The Bible says that as far as the east is from the west. That’s how far He removes our transgressions from us (Psalm 103:12).
How can God be a good judge, but still forgive me (and you!) who’s guilty of breaking His laws.
Door opened. Because there is only one answer to that question, and it’s found in the cross of Jesus Christ.
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For a deep dive into this topic and the Gospel overall, check out “What Exactly is the Gospel?”