At some point during the message the pastor began talking about how the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy had a spiritual experience and accepted Christ before he was executed. This enraged me. How could God forgive someone like that? If it weren’t for my friend sitting there, I would’ve gotten up and walked out, and I almost did.
Weeks later (after my anger subsided) I realized: “Wow! If God could forgive someone like Ted Bundy, he could certainly forgive someone like me. In fact, he could forgive anyone.”
Billy Graham said: “Christ died to take away all our sins–not just part of them, but all of them: past, present, and future. And that even if our actions are pure, our thoughts often are not. And even if our actions and thoughts are pure, we still sin because of the good things we should be doing but fail to do.”
Salvation does not depend on you and how good you are. It depends solely on what Christ has already done for us through His death on the cross.