"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Everyone Has the Ability to Believe (9/22/2010)

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. -Romans 12:3

Every morning, I start my day by listening to one of Adrian Rogers' messages. In the message I listened to this morning, he talked about the above verse. More specifically, he talked about what faith is and how to have it.

In his message on faith, he said something that I found rather interesting. He said, "Is your next breath a gift of God?" Most people would agree that your next breath--or even life itself, for that matter--is a gift of God. Then he said, "God has given you lungs and He's given you air, but you can smother if you wish." God has given you lungs. God has given you air. You can smother if you wish.

Romans 10:17 says, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." God has given you everything you will ever need to have faith in Him. He has given you His Word and a messenger to share it with you. And, quite frankly, you can strut to Hell if wish. I'm not being crude and arrogant; I'm simply stating the truth. God has given you everything that you need to put your trust in Him, but the choice to trust Him is yours.

If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, I'm telling you that God has put me here today to tell you that you need Him. You have sinned against a holy and righteous God. You deserve justice, but He is eager and willing to give you mercy if you will simply ask.

If you do not know Jesus today, repent of your sin and put your trust in Him. He will forgive you for every sin you have ever committed and make you righteous in His sight.

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