How to Be Made Right with God - August 21, 2023

How would you fill in this blank: A person is made right with God through…? Simple statement, yet don’t let its brevity fool you. How you complete it is critical. It reflects the nature of your faith.

A person is made right with God through… Being good. Giving sandwiches to the poor. Christian conduct, that’s the secret! Suffering, there’s the answer. Sleep on dirt floors. Malaria, poverty, bare feet. The greater the pain, the greater the saint. No, no, no. The way to be made right with God? Doctrine. Airtight theology which explains every mystery. Inspiration clarified.

How are we made right with God? All the above are tried, all are demonstrated, but none are from God. Romans 3:28 says, “A person is made right with God through faith.” Through faith in God’s sacrifice on the cross. It’s not what you do, it’s what he did.