And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:1-7
This is what is so different about Christianity; we are all blind and lame beggars unable to do anything on our own except wallow in our sins and God came to us. He chose us. Most religions start from the premise that man is basically good and by our good works and deeds we can earn our way into God’s good graces. It has always amazed me that anyone could believe in man’s goodness with all that goes on in the world. We see horrors on the nightly news. Great atrocities have been done in the name of country, ethnicity or religion. Sometimes it seems that good deeds are in the minority.
No matter how good we try to be we will mess up. God does not sit in heaven with some great scale weighing our good deeds against our transgressions and if the good deeds outweigh the bad He lets us in and if the scale tips the other way we are left out. God is holy and perfect. Sin cannot come into His presence and us as sinners would be forever banned from Him. Yet, in His grace and compassion He gave us a way out of our sins and a way to be reconciled with Him. His son, Jesus. If you believe in Him even though you are a sinner His death and resurrection will save you. There is no sin His blood cannot cover. There is no one too far gone He cannot save.
Have a blessed day,