No I’m Good

“Did you get one of these?” or “Did you get your million?” are questions that we typically ask while we are handing out gospel tracts. Frequently, people will say, “No, I’m good.” Sometimes we’ll respond back, “that is THE question: How good are you?”

What they don’t realize, is that they are answering the real question we want to ask them (and it’s on the back of the tract): Are you good enough to go to Heaven? That’s why we go out witnessing. We are concerned about where people will spend eternity. The reason we go out witnessing is because most people think that they are good. Proverbs 20:6 (KJV) states “Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?” So the Bible even tells us that most people think that they are good.

Psalm 14:1 states The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. None of us are good, none of us are righteous on our own (Romans 3:10-12). Righteousness is credited to true believers only through the righteousness of the Son of God, Jesus.

Jesus Christ, the sinless one, died a horrible death on the cross for guilty sinners. God’s wrath was poured out on Him for our sins. Then he rose from the dead on the third day. He defeated sin, death and Hell. Jesus is the only way to salvation. You must turn from your sins and put your trust in Jesus. Then, God will see you through the righteousness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ instead of your own unrighteousness.

Some people may intellectually know this, but they have never truly surrendered their life to Jesus. They are going through life thinking that they are “good.” That they are “alright” the way they are. They don’t realize that Jesus said that all liars will have their part in the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8).

Friends, all includes everyone who is trusting in their own “goodness” to save themselves. They are storing up wrath for themselves on the day of judgment (Romans 2:5). Please don’t go through life thinking that you are alright – that you are good person. Don’t continue saying “No, I’m good.” Cry out to God to have mercy on you, repent and believe the Gospel. Put your faith in Jesus today.

 

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2 Responses to No I’m Good

  1. Why is THE question: how good are you? Obviously the answer for all of humanity is: not very. That’s a very downer message. Shouldn’t the purpose be more about Jesus, redemption, and the gospel and less about the people themselves?

    • Dennis says:

      Unfortunately, a lot of pastors nowadays preach the health, wealth and prosperity message. That message is unbiblical. We are telling people the truth as found in God’s Word – out of love. We have a sincere love for the lost. As the blog post mentioned, Romans 3:10-12 tells us that there is none righteous, no one seeks after God and no one does good. This is the crux of the problem. Most people don’t realize that they are lost and on the road to Hell. Sadly, this is the case because very few professing Christians (only about 2%) tell them so. We would rather tell people the truth and let God convict them of their sinful ways. They have to realize that they need a Savior before they will cry out for Jesus to save them.

      Jesus is the only way. He is the way, the truth and the life, no mam comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). Our prayer is that lost people will realize that the wrath of God abides on them (John 3:36) and that they will turn from their sins and put their trust completely and fully in Jesus Christ our Lord.

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