Last Sunday I read a story about a man that jumped 10,000 feet out of an airplane with just his camera. That's right, no parachute. I couldn't believe it! It turns out that he came up with an interesting way to commit suicide. The follow-up is here if you are not familiar with the news story. Of course, the law of gravity won and he got his wish as he plunged to his death.
This story made me think of the many people out there that deny God exists. If they do believe in "God", they deny that God's Law even exists. They are committing intellectual suicide by saying that there is no God and they are not accountable to the Creator. They are violating their own consciences. They are floating through life saying, "See, there is no God! I can do what I want!" All the while, accountability is there and the Judgment is quickly approaching.
We all have broken God's Law. We have lied, stolen, used God's name in vain, etc. If the Creator, who is good and just, gives us what we deserved, it would be hell...the punishment for breaking God's Law. That's the "Bad News".
The Good News is that God became a man in Jesus Christ and willingly took the punishment that was meant for us. The wrath of God was poured out on His only Son. The wrath that was meant for us. The Bible says that if we repent of our sins and put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ then we will be saved and go to heaven.
However, if we do not repent and put our faith and trust in what Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross of Calvary, then we are essentially jumping out of the plane without a parachute on. Every single one of us must jump through the door of death one day. Everything we hold dear to us will be snatched away from us in a moment and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. If we fail to put on the Lord Jesus Christ, He will grind us to powder. We will lose our very soul.
I plead with you to put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Look at the Law, see that you have sinned, fling yourself before the mercy of the Judge, repent and trust in the Parachute of redemption provided by Jesus Christ...and never take Him off.