Can you name the Ten Commandments?  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.  Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.  Honor thy father and thy mother , etc.

  Contrary to popular opinion, the Bible clearly states that you will be judged according to God’s standard, not your own.  Have you broken any of God’s commandments?  For example, Have you ever stolen anything, even a piece of candy when you were a child?  Did you ever tell a lie, even a little “white” lie?  Did you ever laugh at a joke that contained the name of God?  Did you ever long for something that belonged to someone else?  Did you ever hate someone?  The Bible says, Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer… (1John 3:15a).

  If you are like me, your only plea could be GUILTY, ––and we are all made of the same stuff.  So, if today were Judgment Day, would God, as a just God, have to send you and me as liars, thieves, blasphemers, etc., to heaven or hell?  Someone might argue, “But I have only broken one of God’s laws.”  My friend, the Bible says, For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10).  You see, we are all guilty before God.  There is none righteous, no, not one:” (Romans 3:10).

  But God loves you in spite of your sin.  He has made provision for sinners like you and me, to know Him now and live with Him forever in heaven.  But beware, in spite of anything that you might have heard, there is only ONE way.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).  Jesus, God’s Son, died, was buried and rose from the dead to purchase your forgiveness.  If your desire is to be saved from your sin rather than live in it, you can receive His forgiveness as a gift by faith.  Like any gift, it is free, –but this Gift is certainly not cheap.