Lies are so prevalent in our country, in our government, in our families, and unfortunately even in our churches. In fact, lies have so flooded our society that many times it is hard to determine the lies from the truth. Satan will provide as many lies as we are willing to listen to, but one of the greatest lies he has ever told may not seem as sinister as you may think. What is the lie you may be wondering? It is the lie that says as long as you know the historical facts that Jesus died and rose again then you are going to heaven. Many have believed this lie, and many have gone to a real place called Hell. The gospel is not about knowing historical facts, but about repairing the broken relationship that we have with God due to sin.
True salvation is turning our lives to Jesus who is the Way, Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). The gospel is about turning our lives around to Christ and allowing Him to make us new. Salvation is where God restores the broken relationship, removes the sin and guilt, and replaces it with His righteousness. Our destination due to the consequences of sin was a place of torment, but through Christ our new destination is Heaven with Him forever.
This isn’t done through simply knowing historical facts, but through faith in Him. When true salvation is present in your life there is a change of heart, a change of desires, you literally become a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). What are you trusting in today? Are you trusting in historical facts for salvation, or are you trusting in the person of Christ to make you new? Don’t believe the lies of Satan, trust in the One who loved, died, and rose again for you.