is only one obstacle preventing God from establishing a relationship
with us–sin. It is something we all have in common–because we were
all born with it. Because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, the
first man and woman, we are all born separated from God. In the Bible,
3:23 says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God."
Those who have
not been "born again" cannot understand the ways of God.
They are, in essence, enemies of the Lord.
The only way to
change this condition is for a person to receive a new life by
establishing a relationship with God. This is the only method to make
you acceptable in the eyes of a holy God because all other attempts to
please God are merely human.
Perhaps you are
thinking, "That is very narrow-minded." And you are right–God
is single-minded about the way to heaven. That's because there
is only one way. He is all-knowing, and He provided this one way to
heaven because He loves us and has a very specific plan for our lives.
states in John 3 that to have a relationship with God you must be
"born again." This process of being born again occurs when
God forgives men and women of their sins and allows them to establish
a new life with Him.
Deeds Are Not Enough!