posted Feb 15, 2015, 2:29 PM by Dale Barnes

 " he (God) commands all men everywhere to repent.  For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31 NIV)  “I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.” (Acts 20:21 NIV)  “Brothers, what shall we do?  Peter replied, Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:37-38 NIV)  

God has chosen a day. We don’t know when that day will come,  but all the people of the world will face the moment of truth.  Everything will be brought out in the light; nothing will be left hidden. The one God has chosen to Judge has been raised from the dead and now sits at the right hand of God.  That Judgment will count for eternity. These are sober words!.

What shall we do?  These were honest words coming from sincere people and Peter gave them a clear answer; Be honest and turn to God!  Put your trust in Jesus Christ (be baptized) and you will receive a new life from God; it’s real!  Paul preached to everyone; “Turn to God and put your trust in Christ.”       .           

The God, who is love, first sent his son to die for our sins, so that the penalty for our transgressions has been fully paid.  It was a terrible price!  Now God calls us to come to him and receive his free gift of forgiveness and a new relationship with God.  Then when the moment of truth arrives, we will stand innocent before God, and live forever with him. Thank you, Jesus!.