Becoming a Christian Is Easy; Being a Christian Is More Difficult
Becoming a Christian Is Easy; Being a Christian Is More Difficult When we say that the Gospel is “good news,” it is truly the best news you’re going to hear in your lifetime. All of us are sinners (Rom. 3:23). By nature, by choice and by practice the sin record is well established. That record is not without consequence (Rom. 6:23a). It creates a debt that we ourselves could never pay. It condemns us (John 3:17,18) and it puts us on a path that ends up in Hell (Luke 16:19–31).
But hold the phone! There’s more that you must not miss. Jesus came and paid our debt for us (I Cor. 15:3,4).
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”—Rom. 5:8.
When we sing,
Jesus paid it all; All to Him I owe.
Sin had left a crimson stain;
He washed it white as snow —Elvina M. Hall
we are singing the amazing truth of God’s Good News for all of us.
Yes, we can go to God’s Heaven; we do not have to go to a Devil’s Hell.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God: “Not of works, lest any man should boast.”—Eph. 2:8,9.
So, yes, in spite of our struggles and in spite of our sinful status, becoming a Christian is easy be cause of the goodness and grace of God.