Friday, October 21, 2011

Sin Kills. Jesus Still Saves.


Is dying a choice?-do we die because we want to or because we have to?-do we choose to die or it is smothing we can't negotiate with? Can someone die without fulfilling the purpose for which God created him?

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Romans 5:12 English Standard Version (ESV)
Death in Adam, Life in Christ
"12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—"

No friend, dying is not a choice. Dying is a consequence of the sin of humanity.
Humanity was the best creation of God. We fell when Adam fell. God in his mercy would not let us live in a condemned state. Adam and Eve had eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They next would have eaten from the other tree of eternal life. Humanity would have been in an eternally condemned state.
Sin kills. The Lord gives life.

The law, better known as the ten commandments, shows us our imperfection and leads us to Christ.
Galatians 3:24-25
English Standard Version (ESV)
24So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. 25But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,"

Romans 5:20-21
English Standard Version (ESV)
"20Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Man's sin causes death. Jesus Christ gives us life. Jesus was and is God in the flesh. He is the only substitute for our sinful condition.
By His perfect life he became a worthy substitute for our sins. He died on the cross and bore our sins as our substitute. He took the wrath of God on the cross intended for us sinners. To those who believe we receive Christ riches, eternal life with God, peace with God and forgiveness of sins.

Can you die with out finding your purpose in the Lord. Yes. But, you have a choice. Brother, read the prophet Joshua. Choose the mercy of the Lord.
Joshua 24:14-15(ESV)
Choose Whom You Will Serve

14 "Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

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