The Bible and You
The teachings of the bible have a three-fold effect: they appeal to the mind as rational expressions of revealed truth; they effect the emotions as touching the deeper needs of the human nature; but they also challenge the conscience as a disclosure of what is right and wrong.
The bible condemns us - "for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God"; but this same book cheers us with a promise of deliverance from our sins. Jesus said of himself “The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and give his life a ransom for many.” He did this when he died on the cross. Again he says “he that heareth my word and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
Receive his word, believe in him, call upon his name: “For whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved”
Scripture references: Romans 3:23; Mark 10:45; John 5:24; Romans 10:13.
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