PODCAST: So You Think You Are a Good Person? (Gospel Light Minute X #419 with Daniel Whyte III)

Are You A Good Person? (GLMX #419)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #419 titled, “Are You A Good Person?.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

You’re walking down the hall when a $20 bill falls to the floor at your feet. Looking up, you realize that “Mr. Money Bags” is in front of you digging through his pockets. He already has everything: will he ever miss twenty dollars?

Take the money and run: 0 points
Donate it to a charity: 2 points
Give the money back: 4 points

Uh-oh. You forgot about today’s math test and did not study. Luckily, you sit beside “Miss Know-It-All” and her answers are just begging to be looked at. Your teacher walks out of the room. Here’s your chance to “borrow” some answers.

Copy the whole test: 0 points
Use a few answers: 2 points
Do your own work: 4 points

The school bully is walking through the cafeteria with a tray full of chili and pudding. He is about to walk past you when you notice the backpack in his path. If he trips over it, things will get very messy. You have to act fast.

Grab your camera: 0 points
Yell “Look out!”: 2 points
Move the backpack: 4 points

4 points or less:
You should really try harder.

6 or 8 points:
A good score, but it could be better.

10 points or more:
Way to go! You are a very good person.

Are you a good person? Based on your score, you might feel pretty good about yourself. But what does God think? After all, God is the One Who decides what is right and what is wrong. What does God say?

The Bible states in Romans 3:10,23. “…There is none righteous, no, not one.” “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”.

God, Who sees everything we do and knows everything we think, has plainly said that none of us are good enough to enter Heaven and live with Him forever. No matter how many good things we do, our sin (the bad things we do) keeps us away from God, and will keep us out of Heaven.

But God has a way for us to be made perfect in His sight! When God’s Son, Jesus, suffered and died on Calvary’s cross, He paid the price that our sins deserve. God was so happy with that perfect and complete payment that He raised Jesus from the dead.

What do you have to do to go to Heaven? First, you have to realize that your sin separates you from God. Then you must accept God’s way of salvation, trusting Jesus Christ as your Savior. He will wash your sins away, make you perfect in His sight, and promise you an eternal home in Heaven.

Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

If you want to be saved from the wrath to come and from an eternity in Hell, and if you believe that Jesus Christ suffered, bled, and died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again from the dead and you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.


Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at gls@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

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