Faith

A few of our players who set up the club are Christians from Cornerstone Church in Kingston, which is where our club gets it’s name from. We believe that there is a point to life and good news, and that it concerns Jesus the Son of God. We’ve written this page to say briefly what the Bible claims about Jesus Christ.

Does it ever seem like there’s only ever bad news in the world?

The Bible tells us there is actually bad news for us all, but also some very good news. The bad news is that no-one can live up to God’s perfect standards because of the wrong things that we do – even ‘good’ or ‘religious’ people fall way short of his standards of perfection.

Because God takes wrongdoing – sin – seriously, no-one who disobeys him can be in relationship with Him. In fact, God takes it so seriously that anyone who sins against Him must be eternally punished and separated from Him (the Bible calls this hell). Everyone on earth is in this position and there’s nothing we can do about it ourselves.

And now here’s the good news! The Bible says that:

God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him (John 3:16-17)

In Jesus, God allowed himself to be executed on a cross, dying the death and suffering the separation from God that we deserve. He did not deserve it, but chose to take the place of sinful people.

But the good news doesn’t end there. Jesus didn’t stay dead. Three days later, he rose to life again, demonstrating that His death had been effective in punishing wrongdoing, and defeating death itself.

You might be thinking, “Why should I care?”. Well, there’s more at stake than just God’s forgiveness and approval. The Bible is clear that there is an eternal afterlife and that all people go to one of two places after they die …

Those who give their lives to Jesus have their sin dealt with and so the bad news turns good. Not only that, they have a relationship with Him now and go to live with Him in heaven after they die! This is not a place in the sky where everyone strums harps for a million years, nor is it one long boring church service. Heaven is reality itself, living face to face with God.

So where does everyone who rejects Jesus go after they die? They are sent away and left outside heaven in a place called hell. As with heaven, there are many false and unhelpful things written about hell like, ‘It will be OK because all my friends are there’, or, ‘It will be one big party, with no rules and restrictions’. The truth is that there will be no friendships and no good times in hell. These things are gifts from God and people in hell will be completely separated from God.

So, everybody’s confronted with a choice: make Jesus their King and the greatest thing in their life and look forward to living with Him forever; or ignore Jesus, do whatever they feel like and spend forever missing out on the greatest treasure, which would be more than just bad news.

Because of all these things, we consider Jesus to be the person of greatest value in this life – even more important than looking good on the football pitch. Fantastic news!

We’ve been giving out Gospels of Luke (by Uncover Gospel) at training, which are a small part of the Bible that give an account of Jesus’ time on earth. We’d love for these to be read, and would also be happy to speak to anyone after training about anything on this page or anything else Christians believe.

Please look into the claims of Jesus and the Bible for yourself and don’t just take second-hand opinions from other people or the media as the truth.

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