Passing Grade: 100%

According to God's Word, all of us have sinned (Rom. 3:23) and the penalty for sin is death (Rom. 6:23). So there's no way we can escape eternal death by being good enough. I'll put it this way: Imagine that you're in Math class and your teacher gives you a test. The teacher explains, "Since you should all know this material my now, I'm making the passing grade 100%." Now, imagine that as you take the test, you realize that you've already missed a couple of problems that you don't understand. Now, no matter how many problems you get right from here on out, will you ever pass the test? (Let them respond.) No way. If the passing grade is 100%, then you've already flunked, no matter how well you do on the rest of the test. In the same way, the passing grade for heaven is 100%, and we have already flunked. Resolving to do better won't solve the problem. We need a Savior. ? Copyright 2002 Steve Miller - All Rights Reserved

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