The Path to Heaven
In these uncertain days with the Corona Virus in the news, a lot of people have become afraid of what might happen should they become infected with it. It can be serious, but there is a more dangerous virus in the human race with only one cure. It is told to us in the Bible. Both the virus and the cure are there.
The Apostle Paul identifies the virus. It is sin. He wrote in the book of Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The human race is infected by sin. The results of this infection is death. Hebrews 9:27 says it is appointed unto men once to die and after that the judgement. It sounds very scary, but there is good news too. Paul announces that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. You see, God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Notice that Jesus came to die for us, to pay the wages of sin for us, while we still were sinners because we cannot rid ourselves of sin without dying. Then, Jesus rose from the dead to prove that He had satisfied the penalty for sin and defeated Satan who had the power of death before Jesus took it from him.
Now Jesus has purchased forgiveness for our sins, we must choose to accept His gift in order to obtain it. As it says in the Bible, John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
A person receives God’s gift of salvation by believing in their heart that Christ died and rose from the dead for them and then telling others they are trusting Christ for what He has done. This miracle takes place when we believe and the Holy Spirit of God takes our sins away and renews our spirit in God (Titus 3:5).
God provided the cure for sin by sending Jesus to the cross for us because of His great love! He will take your fear away if you believe!