Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam and Jesus

Saddam Hussein was executed last night. Imagine his thoughts as he stands before his maker who will judge him for his crimes. Then, imagine your thoughts as you do the same thing. Looking at yourself morally, are you closer to Sadam or Jesus? The answer is that it doesn't matter. Jesus says, "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." So, no matter how far off the mark we are, we are still short of the perfection that God's holiness demands.

Will we suffer the same fate as Saddam if we don't put our faith in Jesus? No and Yes.

No, because we have committed different crimes, and as such, our judgement would be different. Just as there are degrees of sin, there are degrees of punishment. Yes, because each of us must ultimately answer for our sins. Unless, of course, Jesus is allowed to answer for them.

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