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10 Jul 2009

True or False Test

Posted by Phil

ch-true-false-testNearing the end of a High School semester, we were all in hyper-study mode.  It was time to learn everything we should have learned over the past four months.  We quickly became masters in six areas of education, at least, masters enough to take the final exam.  This effort was overkill for one class in particular, had we only known.  For that class, the final exam consisted of 100 true/false questions.  Every statement on the sheet of paper was true.  Not one was false.  Finishing the test, we looked around at each other as if to say, “I know this can’t be right”.  But it was, and we all passed with flying colors.

I imagine Judgement day will occur in much the same way.  Ecclesiastes 12:14 tells us that “God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”  If God were to run through a list for each of our lives, the only way to make it to heaven would be to answer “True” to every statement.  Even one wrong answer dooms us to eternity apart from the presence of God.  Some statements we may be able to honestly answer “True” such as “I have never committed murder.”  After a few of those questions, we may begin feeling pretty good about our chances.  But when God gets to questions like “I have never misled another person”, we know we are in trouble.

It is for these questions that Jesus steps in and answers “True” for those of us who have put our faith in Him.  We would begin to protest (or maybe not) saying, “What about the time that I…” when Jesus says, “I’ve covered that mistake”.  And this continues, with Jesus answering most of the questions “True” for us.  At the end, we look at our test and every statement is marked “True”.  We will all look around at each other as if to say, “I know this can’t be right”.  But it will be right, and we will have all passed with flying colors not because we took the test ourselves and accomplished the resulting success alone, but because we had faith in Jesus, and He stepped in where we failed to give us the perfect score.

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