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Why do you need a Savior?

God has established a number of laws for humanity. For example, think of the Ten Commandments. These are not ten pieces of advice. These are ten commandments. What happens if you don’t keep these commandments? The Bible is clear about this, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” (Galatians 3:10)

Who is this for? It is for all of us, because no one succeeds in keeping the law of God. This is what Galatians 3:11 says, “no one is justified before God by the law.” We are all guilty. We do not keep the law. We are cursed.

The modern view of life

It is shocking to say this because it goes directly against the modern sense of life. This modern view of life could be summed up as follows: there is no truth, there is no standard, and there is no judge. Everything is relative, everybody has his or her own truth. And if there is no absolute truth, then there is no standard that you should comply with. And if there is no standard you should comply with, then you cannot be judged on anything, and the idea of a judge is absurd. This results in unlimited personal freedom. This is how “modern man” views life.

However, the Bible has a different world view. God created the world, and therefore there is an objective reality and absolute truth. There is also a standard, because God told us how to live. There is also a judge. God is the judge who determines whether we have met His standard. And here is the verdict for all of us: we don’t make it. No one is righteous before God. We are condemned. That is what the Bible says in Galatians 3:10-11. Do you believe the modern sense of life or do you believe what the Bible says?

You need Jesus Christ as your Savior

If you believe the Bible, you understand why the Lord Jesus had to be crucified. Galatians 3:13 says “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us-for it is written, Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree- so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles.” He became the Savior by taking your condemnation and curse upon Himself, so that you can receive God’s blessing: forgiveness of sins and eternal life with Him.

God’s law shows you that your sin makes it impossible to receive His blessing. But Jesus Christ came. He forgives the sin of everyone who believes in Him. He gives eternal life. You, too, need this Savior.

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Marten Visser

Marten Visser (1971), experienced a call from the Lord to be a missionary while in Kindergarten. He received M.Div., Th.M. in Missiology, M.A. in cultural anthropology degrees and a Ph.D. degree in Theology. In 2000 he became a church planting missionary in Thailand with OMF, together with his wife Esther. In 2015 he returned to the Netherlands where he founded GlobalRize. He continues to serve as GlobalRize’s director of evangelism.

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