God took it upon Himself to send Jesus Christ

Ed Young Blog says that then some of us who are sly say, “OK, God, I’ll file Chapter 11 spiritually.  I’ll reorganize.  That is what I will do, God, I will reorganize.”  And then while I am reorganizing I will come before You and because I am trying to change things and build my own dream home out of this dilapidated structure, you will say, “OK, come on into heaven.  Here is the welcome mat.  Welcome to My mansion.”  That doesn’t do it either.  We rush back to Romans 3:23.  “Yes, all have sinned; all keep on falling short of God’s glorious ideal.”  Are you trying to get into heaven through the performance plan ethically and morally?  Hey, your eternal dreams are going to be dashed if you continue down this avenue.

God could have said this when He saw our plight. Ed Young C3 Conference said that God could have crossed His arms, pushed Himself away from the negotiating table and said, “The deal’s off.  Too bad.  Human beings fail Me.  I am perfect.  I am not going to lower my standard.  Homeless in hell forever.  See ya.”  God didn’t do that, though, did He?  The Bible says that we matter so much to God, we are so loved, that God arranged an ingenious transfer plan. According to Ed Young Sermons that he took it upon Himself to give us another option.  He said you can try to perform your way in but you are going to be disappointed.  God said that He would give us option two.  Option two is not some second class option.  It is a world-class, dream home, eternity securing option.

Ed Young says It is penned for us in Ephesians 2:8-9.  “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God – not by works so that no one can boast.”  What kind of place would heaven be if we could get there by good works.  It would be an ego fest.  “Look what I gave.  Look what I did.  Look how moral I am.  Look at this, I only had one X in July on gossip, you had thirty-seven.

Ed Young Pastor – That is horrible.  Look how good I am.”  It is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.  Listen to God’s brilliant, ingenious plan.  God took it upon Himself to send Jesus Christ to live a sin-free life on this earth and to reflect righteousness perfectly in every situation.

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