"No culture, no nation, no person sidesteps the infection of sin. You can blame the plague of sin on a godless decision. Adam and Eve ignored God's will.......and sin, with death on its coattails, entered the world. The sinful mind dismisses God and becomes self-centered. Sin, for a season, quenches thirst. But, given time, the thirst returns, more demanding than ever.
"God refuses to compromise the spiritual purity of heaven. Here's the awful truth. Lead a godless life, and expect a godless eternity. Spend life telling God to leave you alone, and he will. So what can we do? Acts 16:31 says, 'Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus.' Christ not only became the sin offering, he overcame the punishment for sin---death---through his glorious resurrection from the dead."
~ By Max Lucado