Question: Why Do I Need Jesus?
You need Jesus because you are going to die someday and your soul is not. Your soul is made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) which means it has eternal properties. It was originally designed to live forever on this planet. When sin entered humanity through disobedience to God’s Command (Genesis 3:3) humans began to die. Because the human soul was not outfitted to abide in the holy, unapproachable light of our Creator, the soul must now be cleansed from its defilement in this realm and receive the necessary covering to enable the soul to exist in Heaven’s pure, holy environment.
For example, imagine an astronaut attempting to walk on the moon without a space suit. He’d die very quickly without the suit and the oxygen it contains because he is in an environment that he was not designed to inhabit.
In Jesus' parable of the wedding feast, he asks His guest, “Where is your wedding garment?” The guest cannot answer, he is speechless, and is subsequently cast out into outer darkness. (Matthew 22:11-14).
Scientists will tell you that the portion of light in the universe is very small compared to the amount of darkness it contains. It is primarily darkness. When the prophecies concerning the destruction of this planet are fulfilled (II Peter 3:10-11, Revelation 20:11, 21:1, Isaiah 65:17) then the souls who have not been "saved" will be left out in the cold outer darkness.
In order to enter Heaven, the human soul must first be cleansed from the pollutions, the sins it has acquired in the earth realm and be given a new source of “oxygen” that will enable life in Heaven’s atmosphere.
Jesus Christ provides the cleansing of the soul through repentance and faith in His death and resurrection, and through Him the believer receives His righteousness, the wedding garment, the "space suit," and the "oxygen" – the Holy Spirit - which will enable the soul to abide in God’s Holy presence.
God is unapproachable light and invisible Spirit (I Timothy 6:16, Colossians 1:15). While God’s Being is unapproachable light like the sun, His Spirit can commune and interact with men and speak through His prophets. The Spirit operates as an insulation so to speak, that enables fellowship with God. Clothed with the Spirit, souls can approach and dwell within the pure, holy light that is our Creator.
Only Jesus, the prophesied Messiah, makes entrance and survival in God’s Holy atmosphere possible.
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. – Acts 16:31
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