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The Gospel By Paul Washer

Saturday, August 1, 2009

You Don't Look So Good

You Don't Look So Good: "You Don't Look So Good
When humorist Erma Bombeck saw her new passport photo, she gasped, 'Anyone who looks like that is too sick to travel!' Getting a good look at yourself can be deflating to say the least.
It might surprise you to know that when you look in the mirror in your bathroom you don't really see yourself. You see the exact opposite of yourself. Your left ear is on the right side and your right ear is on the left side. Spiritually, most people think that they are looking pretty good, compared to others. But are we seeing the truth?
Physicist David Thomas made a curved mirror in 1975 that actually reflects the correct image of the one staring at it. The Bible is that kind of mirror for the soul. When you look at it, you will see exactly what you are like before God.
What does the Bible say you look like?
Paul gathered some Old Testament Scriptures to make an accurate portrait for us. He said,
'There is no one righteous, not even one;
There is no one who understands, no one who searches for God.
All have turned away and together become worthless.
There is no one who does good, not even one.'

You're not righteous. Jesus once called some of the most religious people of His day, 'white-washed tombs filled with dead men's bones'—not very flattering, but perfectly accurate from the Holy One's perspective. One man may appear to be righteous before another man, but before God there is no one truly righteous. The only righteousness that God accepts is His own. To stand before God in our own righteousness is certain rejection.
You have no understanding. A professor may give a lecture on 'The Nature of Biblical Conversion' and state every fact accurately, yet not understand. When he comes into the teacher's lounge he ridicules the beliefs he just articulated. Sh"

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