2 Corinthians 5:21 “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
The scripture above promises sinners the opportunity to exchange their sin for God’s righteousness through the sacrifice of Jesus. It is sobering to think about how deadly and destructive sin is and how seductive Satan is. The consequence of sin is death, but Satan lies to keep people from believing in Jesus and disciples from trusting Jesus. A Sin kills the soul, separates us from God, destroys relationships, disrupts families, and warps society and culture. Consider these statements about His wrath from the New Testament written by inspiration of God.
Paul said “8 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,” B
Jesus said “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;“ C
Jude spoke of ungodly men “for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.” D
Paul said “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness”, E
Paul said; apart from Jesus Christ we are “children under wrath.” F
Paul said ” 5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. 6 For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, G
Paul said “And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” H
This is why the sacrifice of Jesus is so necessary. For as great as our sin problem is, the sacrifice of Jesus is even greater. The good news of Jesus is that God has come to us on a rescue mission. He gave His life as a sacrifice for our sin. The good news is all sinners who repent and believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven and receive eternal life. I Jesus is the only way to God the Father, J
Disciples have the opportunity and command to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus to the nations beginning in the city where we live. K
Notes: A- Romans 6:23 ; B- 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; C- Matthew 25:41 D- Jude 1:13 ; E- Romans 1:18 ; F- Ephesians 2:2-3 ; G- Colossians 3:5-6 ; H- Revelations 20:15 ; I- John 3:16 , Romans 3:10, 6:23, 5:8, 10:17, 10:9,13; Ephesians 2:8 ; J- Acts 4:12 ; K- Matthew 28:18-20, Acts1:8
Henry Luke 11/10/2017
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