The most terrifying thing in the world is that God is good. Why you may ask? We humans are not good; we have sinned. We have sinned by breaking God’s law (the 10 Commandments) by lying, stealing, lusting, etc. What does a good and holy God do with sinners like you and me? He must punish us, just like an earthly judge would rightly punish us for breaking earthly laws.
The just punishment for breaking God’s law is death and an eternity in hell. How is that just? Because God is infinite; therefore the punishment of sinning against Him is equally as infinite. How can anyone get to heaven? Only one way… If a sinless person offered to take your punishment, then justice would be served. That’s exactly what Christ did for us on the cross of Calvary!
Two thousand years ago, God the Son became a man in Jesus Christ, came to earth, lived the sinless life that none of us could and took the penalty of our sins upon Himself, bearing God’s wrath on the cross. We broke God’s law, and Jesus paid the fine. Then three days later, He rose from the dead, showing the penalty was paid in full. So what should you do?
Christ paying for our sins doesn’t give us the license to keep on sinning. We will only be crucifying Him a second time if we keep on doing the things that He died for. God commands us to repent and trust in Jesus alone for our eternal salvation. Call out to God for mercy, for only He can pardon sins and put your trust in Jesus, confessing and abandoning your sins. God will transform your heart so you will desire holiness. Read your Bible, Listen to it, and obey it. Finding a Bible-believing church that will help you grow will also help you along the way.