Who is Jesus? Jesus is God's solution for man's greatest problem
God is perfectly righteous and just. There is no sin or unrighteousness in God. He is perfectly holy. He is also perfectly just, which means in his universe, every wrong will be set right. Otherwise, He would not be a just God. In order for God to be God, He must be perfectly righteous, and He must bring perfect justice. See Psalm 89:14.
Man is unrighteous. Man, on the other hand, is not righteous or just – not perfectly so. Every person has lied or stolen or wished harm to come to someone else or been selfish, or any number of unrighteous and unjust things. We call this “sin.” Man is a sinner, an unrighteous, unjust creature standing before a perfectly righteous and just God. See Romans 3:23.
Since God is perfectly just, all sin must be paid for. How can unrighteous people live in a perfect God’s universe? The answer is, we can’t exist this way forever. God is perfectly just, which means that eventually, every sin must be paid for. God’s very character demands perfect justice, which means every sin must paid for. See Psalm 130:3.
Two possibilities. There are only two possibilities of how your sin will be paid for. The first possibility is that you will pay for your own sin. You can pay the price for being unrighteous, unjust, and sinful. The Bible says that this payment is spiritual death (see Romans 6:23). The other possibility is for Jesus to pay for your sin. The Bible says that is exactly what He did when He died on the cross and then rose again from the dead. Jesus, the Son of God, who is perfectly righteous and sinless, paid for our sin by His own death (see 2 Corinthians 5:21). These are the only two ways your sin can be paid for.
How can I accept Jesus’ payment for my sin? By faith. His death doesn't automatically pay for your sin - you must receive His free gift by faith. By believing in who Jesus is, and believing that what He did on the cross and rising from the dead, Jesus says that His payment for sin will include you, too. See Ephesians 2:8-10.
For everyone who trusts in Christ, God forgives all his or her sin and gives eternal life. What Jesus offers us by faith is no less than forgiveness for all our sin and eternal life in His holy presence. Life in God’s Kingdom in fellowship with our Creator! The Bible calls this being “born from above.” See Romans 10:8-10.
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