The same is true about going to heaven, for we cannot enter heaven with all of our sins. So, God sent Jesus, the Son of God, to die in our place, and receive our . You can buy a passport at special places, but Heaven's Passport is obtained from only one location: Calvary. In Romans ,9, we find Christ died for our.
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What was I to do? I asked about my alternatives and he very calmly assured me I only had one.
Go home, get my own passport, and get back quickly before the plane doors shut. Without my passport I was not leaving Australia, let alone arriving in England.
I have never travelled in a taxi faster, found more back lanes and side streets, broken more traffic rules, or tipped as generously as that trip home and back to the airport. However, I have also often used this as a gospel illustration. Passports are really important.
You have to have your own. It must be current. It must not be a fake or forgery.
The answer was yes, but how did he know? God has given me my own passport into his kingdom by the death and resurrection of his Son who has poured out his Spirit in regeneration. For more information about Phillip go to http: Alcorn resides in Gresham, Oregon with his wife, Nanci. We may speak with different accents, and even different languages, but yet the message of our hearts is one. But whereas the first two servants do what they are charged, the third does not make his talents bear fruit; he gives back only what he had received. You have to have your own.
It must be recognised by the government. This passport is given by the grace of God bringing us to birth through the gospel.
For Jesus assured us that without this rebirth we will never enter the kingdom of God John 3: The Government of Australia has given me a passport because I was born in Australia. I did nothing for it; I have it by right of my birth. God has given me my own passport into his kingdom by the death and resurrection of his Son who has poured out his Spirit in regeneration. I did nothing for it; I have it by right of my rebirth.
But as I travel around the world I discover that, while my Australian passport is valuable and respected by other governments, it is my Christian passport that opens the doors, homes and hearts of other people. For the Christian passport is not a document like those issued by governments and nations, but a letter written by our Lord on human hearts.
For the kingdom of God is more like a family than a nation, and its members are more like brothers and sisters than citizens and taxpayers.