Our National Debt
A TRILLION dollars is difficult to comprehend. A million seconds is 13 days. If you have lived 32 years, then you have lived a billion seconds. But to live a TRILLION seconds, you would have to live to the ripe old age of 31,688 years! Outside on a clear night, according to astronomers, you can see about two thousand stars with the naked eye. With $1 TRILLION, you could buy all of those stars at the enormous cost of $500 million for each star.
If every American were to pay off our national debt, each would have to contribute $50,888.
If our nation continues to add to this debt we are headed for a sure financial catastrophe and collapse. This is very serious! Something must be done to curb such massive spending by our out-of-control government. It is a debt we can never repay.
Our Personal Debt
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God...There is none righteous, no, not one" (Rom. 3:23; 3:10). We have failed to love God supremely and we have failed to love our neighbor. Jesus said, "None of you keepeth the law" (John 7:19). Because of our life of sin we have earned for ourselves the death penalty (separation from God): "The wages of sin is death" (Rom. 6:23). In and of ourselves there is no way to remedy our lost condition, but God has a solution!
The Lord sent His beloved Son into this world to pay our debt and to suffer the death penalty in our place!
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