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The Good Test

A rich young man asked the Lord Jesus, Good Master, what good thing shall I
do, that I may have eternal life? Jesus Christ responded, Why callest thou me
good? There is none good but one, that is, God.” After this statement the Lord
questioned the youth about his life compared to the Ten Commandments.


Will you pass God’s test of goodness for eternal life?
1. Thou shalt not steal.  Have you ever stolen?

2. Thou shalt not kill.  This is restated by the Lord Jesus, Thou shalt do no murder.
1 John 3:15 adds to this command, Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know
that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.  Have you ever hated or disliked anyone?

3. Thou shalt not commit adultery. The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 5:28,
Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his
heart. Have you ever viewed pornography?

4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.  Do you have any images
or icons of Mary or any saint?

5. Thou shalt not bear false witness.  Have you ever lied, exaggerated, or remained
silent and hid the truth?

6. Thou shalt not covet.  Have you ever envied with greed the possessions or wealth of
another?

7. Honour thy father and thy mother.  Have you ever disobeyed or dishonored your
parents?

8. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Have you loved the Lord God first
and foremost your entire life?


If you are honest, you failed the good test. If you answered any question in the affirmative, you
are guilty of all. The holy God stated in James 2:10, For whosoever shall keep the whole law,
and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”

Do you honestly believe that you would be accepted by God as a good person? What would a
judge be required to do to the one found guilty? A judge like a good referee will call the foul and
punish the offender.

The God of creation has graciously provided a way for mercy to be offered with justice served. 1
Peter 3:18 says, For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he
might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.” The Lord
Jesus Christ suffered, died, and arose for your unjust acts against God.

The sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ is worthy to be accepted by anyone. 1 Timothy 1:15 says,
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to
save sinners.” You will please God by accepting this offer of grace by faith.

Will you accept by faith this gracious offer of God and receive forgiveness or a pardon for your
sins? Paul said in Acts 16:31, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy
house.” Paul said in Romans 10:9, If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”


Your Choice and the Finals

Accept or Reject?


When you humbly accept the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, God accepts you to be His child
(Romans 8:16-17). You have taken God’s name like an adoption or marriage. The beloved wife
takes the husband’s name. In an ideal marriage both parties seek to please each other.

One commandment says, Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the
LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” Paul stated in 1 Corinthians
15:10, ...his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more
abundantly… In an ideal relationship with the Lord Jesus both parties seek to please and serve
the other (See 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7).

If you seek to please and serve the Lord Jesus, you will joyfully rejoice in the end. Philippians
2:15-16 says, That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke...Holding
forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ... The Lord Jesus has a plan to
provide a glorious inheritance for the dear child who serves the Lord faithfully (See footnote at
Romans 8:17).

If you reject the gracious gift from a loving Saviour and die in your sins, you will hear the
righteous Judge order, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire... To disregard, ignore,
or delay the acceptance of this offer is a decision of stubborn pride. Revelation 21:8 warns, ...all
liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second
death.”


An Amazing Prophecy of the Bible


There is no book, religious or secular, that predicts the future like the Bible. There is no man who
foretells the future like the Prophet of God, Jesus Christ. This unique power is limited to the God
of the Bible. One example of a prophecy reveals the closeness of the end times. God revealed
around 90 A.D. that the numbers 666 will be used to control the people of the world economically
by an international leader or tyrant. Revelation 13:18 reveals, Here is wisdom. Let him that hath
understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is
Six hundred threescore and six.” Are you being conditioned to accept a certain number?

1. A UPC barcode is divided into two parts by three markers (two thin lines at both ends and the
middle) and they always represent or resemble the number six. 6-6-6

2. The acronym “www” is usually used as the prefix of Internet domain names.  The Hebrew
equivalent of the English “w” is the letter “vav” and the numerical value is six.  A transliteration
of “vav vav vav” is 666.

3. The green logo of the Monster drink is: 




This is the Hebrew inscription for “vav vav vav” or 666.  The drink advertises to unleash the beast
(See Revelation 13).  Vav means hook. Are you being deceptively hooked into the 666 system?
Are these examples paving the road to the 666 system?  Do you see the urgency to discover the
truth and power of the words of God?