About Your Questions


God and His law are perfect. Because you're imperfect, you can't obey God's perfect law. Nobody can - "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23) - and the penalty for sinning is death: "For the wages of sin is death ..." (Romans 6:23)

In your eyes, you may be a pretty good person. In the eyes of God, you're a criminal who broke His law and deserves the death penalty. And when God judges you, He will judge you as He sees you, not as you see yourself. That's the bad news.

The good news is that God so loved you that He sent His only begotten Son to pay your death penalty for you. And His Son so loved you that He came and died to pay for your sins and give you life. That's why Romans 6:23 above continues, "... but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23), and the words that immediately follow Romans 3:23 above are: "being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed (Romans 3:24-25).

If you sincerely believe that Jesus sacrificed Himself to pay for your sins, then you will go to heaven when you die and have everlasting life: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

If you don't believe that Jesus died to pay for your sins, then you will go to hell when you die and pay for your sins on your own by burning forever: "... It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched." (Mark 9:43)

"What about all of the good things I have done in my life?"

Good behavior doesn't change the death sentence of a death row inmate. Those who have been saved by Jesus do good things to obey and thank Him for saving them.

"Wasn't Jesus just a prophet?"  -  See Prophet Isa.

"Jesus didn't really die on the cross, did He?"  -  See Muslim Messiah.

"How can Jesus be both God and the Son of God?"  -  See Explaining the Trinity.

"What about our prophet Muhammad?"  -  See Muhammad False Prophet.

"What about our Quran?"  -  See Errors in Quran and Naskh.

"Wasn't the Christian Bible corrupted?"  -  See Tahrif.