What has God put in His Word, the Bible, describing every human being? Note that what you read is what He says about you and me (All passages are from the English Standard Version). Be ready to say… “Ouch!”
You are God’s enemy. Romans 5:10a, “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son…”
You, by nature, are full of wrath toward God. Ephesians 2:3, “We all once lived in the passions of our flesh… and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.”
You spiritual condition is that you are dead… not sick…DEAD. Eph 2:1, “And you were dead in your trespasses and sin…”
You cannot understand anything about God. 1 Cor 2:14, “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God… and he is not able to understand them...“
There is nothing good or commendable in you at all. Ro 3:12b-17, All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known.”
You don’t desire to know God in any way. Ro 3:10b-11, “”None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.”
You cannot do anything to change or remedy your spiritual condition… you have no hope of salvation. Mt 19:25-26, “When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, ‘Who then can be saved?’ But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible…'”
Because of what and who you are, you have no fear of God. Ro 3:18, “There is no fear of God before their eyes…”
If you do not believe and accept these things as 100% true… without any reservation whatsoever… you are not and cannot be saved.
But there IS hope for you to be saved none the less… it is found in Jesus Christ ALONE. ONLY through Him is any person able to be saved and enter into heaven for eternity. What follows now is Good News… The Gospel!
John 11:25-26, Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
John 14:6, (Jesus is speaking) “I am the way, the truth, and the life… NO MAN comes to the Father but through Me.”
Mt 19:25-26, When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
1 Tim 2:5, For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus…
“If we confess our sin He (God) is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Even though all the things at the beginning of this post are true of us, what is more important is what is true about God… namely that He is forgiving, graceful, merciful, and able to save (Matthew 19:25-26)! Now THAT is Good News!!