Saturday, March 9, 2013

What the Name Means

Righteously Relevant ... so what could this cleverly alliterated title possible mean?

Did I just slap two words together that sounded good?

The answer to the above question is no. In fact, I believe the being righteous is relevant.

I believe that all people are unrighteous by birth, and unrighteous in actions, thought, and motive. I believe because of this unrighteousness that I, and everyone else, deserve the just punishment of God. This punishment is eternal death in the lake of fire.

But I believe that before time began, God set in motion His sovereign plan to save humanity from their rebellion against Him. The culmination of this plan hinges on the singular event to which all of history is turned. This event is the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

On the cross Jesus received your punishment and you received His righteousness. So if you are a Christian, you are righteous by the grace of God. We, as Christians, are called to spread this message of God's salvation, of how to become righteous.

If you are not a Christian than repent (turn from your sin and turn to Jesus) and believe and you will be made righteous by the cross of Christ.

This righteousness, not the righteousness of tradition, moral ability, or kindness to others, is relevant because it is the only way to gain eternal life.

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