Vol. 19, No. 49 – December 27, 2020
The Virgin Birth of our Lord
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas once again, I wanted to remind you, (especially for those who think Christmas is all about gift giving and RECEIVING), of the importance of Jesus coming into the world in the unique fashion that He did, which is what we truly are to celebrate at Christmas. Jesus came into the world so that He could go to the Cross and pay the penalty for the sins of the entire world, so that whoever would believe upon Him would be saved from the penalty of sin and given eternal life.
John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”
John 3:36a, “He who believes in the Son has eternal life…”
Jesus came into the world so that He could take on and pay the penalty for our sins. But to do that He had to be perfect, without any sin of His own. You see, if Jesus had any sin of His own, He would need to pay for those sins, and therefore would not be qualified to pay for anyone else’s sins. And, because Jesus did not have any sin of His own, He qualified to be the perfect sacrificial lamb for our sins, cf. Lev 22:21; 2 Cor 5:21; 1 Peter 1:18-20; 2:21-22.
2 Cor 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.”
1 Peter 2:21-22, “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, 22who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in his mouth, (Isa 53:9).”
1 Peter 1:18-20, “Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 20For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you.”
In order for Jesus to arrive at the Cross in perfection, without spot or blemish, (i.e., without any sin of His own), He first had to enter the world without sin. To do this God designed a wonderful plan called the Virgin birth. This type of
pregnancy and birth, avoided the pitfall of every other human birth, which includes the passing down of a Sin Nature from the male during copulation, and the imputation of Adam’s original sin to that Sin Nature at the moment of physical birth. Because Jesus did not have a human father, He did not receive the Sin Nature or the imputation of Adam’s original sin. This plan was the genius of God the Father from eternity past that was also prophesized in the OT, Isa 7:14.
Isa 7:14, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel, (God with us).”
This prophecy was re-prophesied to Joseph and fulfilled in Mat 1:18-25. In fact, the first prophecy of the virgin birth was made right after Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden, Gen 3:15‑16. Then after the first Isaiah prophecy another was given in Isa 9:6-7. The NT gives us the historical fulfillment of the virgin birth as noted above in Mat 1:18‑25; Luke 1:26-36, and the result of the virgin birth in John 1:14; 1:1-4; 1 Tim 3:16; Heb 2:14-18; Phil 2:5‑11.
John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Heb 2:14-15, “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
The Necessity of Our Lord’s Virgin Birth:
1. Adam’s original sin is the origin of the Old Sin Nature (OSN) in the human race, Gen 3:6b-7, 17-19; Rom 5:12, 15b-17; 1 Cor 15:21-22a.
Rom 5:12, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.”
1 Cor 15:21-22, “For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.”
It is Adam’s original sin that is the precedence leading to the OSN, not the woman’s original sin, since Adam’s sin was deliberate; the woman was deceived.
2. At copulation, the OSN is transmitted through the twenty-three male chromosomes that contain the cells of the Sin Nature which fertilize the twenty-three female chromosomes in the ovum that is absent the cells of the OSN. The throwing off of the 23 female Chromosomes that contain the OSN is done is the process called Meiosis and Polar body. “Meiosis is a process where a single cell divides twice to produce four cells containing half the original amount of genetic information. These cells are our sex cells – sperm in males, eggs in females.” (Genome Research Limited, https://www.yourgenome.org/facts/what-is-meiosis). This graphic shows the process broken down into two categories called Meiosis I and Meiosis II.
In Meiosis II, (Prophase II, Metaphase II, Anaphase II, and Telophase II and cytokinesis), the last phase Telophase II and cytokinesis, results in the ovum and three polar bodies that are thrown off. “Once cytokinesis is complete there are four granddaughter cells, each with half a set of chromosomes (haploid), in males, these four cells are all sperm cells, in females, one of the cells is an egg cell while the other three are polar bodies (small cells that do not develop into eggs).” (Genome Research Limited.)
“In the egg, there is a division into 4 cells with unequal fates; 1 ovum plus 3 polar bodies. The 3 polar bodies disintegrate. The 1 ovum gets all the resources (cytoplasm, mitochondria) and may get fertilized.” (Iupui department of biology, “Meiosis and the Formation of Eggs and Sperm,” https://www.biology.iupui.edu/biocourses/N100/2k4ch9meiosisnotes.html)
As such, in the female, the elimination of the cells containing the OSN, (polar bodies), are thrown off and the viable female egg or ovum that remains does not contain the OSN cells. Yet, in the male, the process of splitting the cells into 23 chromosomes does not eliminate the OSN, as all four are viable called sperm. During sexual reproduction, fertilization of the ovum (23 chromosomes) by the sperm (23 chromosomes) restores the diploid number and creates a zygote (46 chromosomes) that divides and grows by mitosis to form a multicellular human.
3. At human birth, the baby has the genetic structure of the OSN inside of its DNA. At birth, God imputes Adam’s original sin to the OSN, and the new born becomes a like copy of Adam at the point of his fall in the garden. At birth, the Holy Spirit then breathes the “breaths of lives,” (NESHAMAH), Gen 2:7, into the new born and the baby is born physically alive. But, because of the OSN and the imputation of Adam’s original sin, the baby dies spiritually. There are two factors involved in our spiritual death.
a. The Old Sin Nature.
b. Adam’s original sin.
4. The OSN contaminates all the cells in the human body and when God the Father imputes Adam’s original sin to the Old Sin Nature at the time of physical birth, spiritual death results. Yet, the female, (through meiosis and polar body), throws off the 23 chromosomes that are contaminated with the OSN, leaving 23 uncontaminated chromosomes prior to fertilization. All the other cells in the female body are contaminated by the OSN; the ovum prior to fertilization is the only exception. As such, when the Holy Spirit provided the perfect 23 chromosomes in Mary, combining 23 cells uncontaminated with the OSN to the 23 uncontaminated cells in Mary, our Lord was conceived without an OSN, even though He was born from a human, Luke 1:26-36.
5. Although both the man and the woman in the garden were equally guilty, the woman’s sin of ignorance was the reason she became the bearer of the embryo, 1 Tim 2:13-15. While both man and woman are carriers of the OSN, only the man can transmit it through the fertilization of the female ovum. Since, it is only the male’s 23 chromosomes that carry the OSN and not the female’s, this means that if a woman could have a virgin pregnancy, (i.e., if her ovum could be fertilized apart from male copulation), the progeny could be born into the world without an OSN. Being born without an Old Sin Nature, Adam’s original sin could not be imputed to that person, there being no affinity required for this imputation. Therefore, Christ being born without an OSN meant there was no imputation of Adam’s original sin to our Lord. He was born physically and spiritually alive with no OSN and no original sin imputation.
6. This was how our Lord was born as the last Adam, 1 Cor 15:45. The first Adam was created perfect (without sin); the last Adam, Jesus Christ, was born perfect (without sin). So, Jesus Christ was in like form as Adam before the fall.
1 Cor 15:45, “So also it is written, “The first Man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”
7. Remember that while Mary was a virgin, she was not perfect or impeccable. Only her virgin‑born son was absolutely perfect at birth. And, Mary did not remain perpetually as a virgin. She had other children Mat 13:55-56; 12:46; Mark 6:3.
8. Therefore, it is the virgin birth that is the basis for redemption, because it provided the world with a perfect human being, the only one qualified to be judged for the sins of the world.
Heb 9:15-16, “For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. 16For where a covenant is, there must of necessity be the death of the one who made it.”
This is what we celebrate on Christmas, that the Christ / Messiah / Savior was born in perfection, so that He could go to the Cross and pay the penalty for our sins, giving all who would believe upon Him eternal life.
The Hypostatic Union of our Lord
The understanding of the Virgin Birth of our Lord cannot be fully understood without an understanding of the hypostatic union of our Lord. Hypostatic union comes from the Greek word HUPOSTASIS and defines the principles and facts that our Lord was born 100% as man, while continuing to be 100% God. This does not make a 200% person, lol. It just means that He was fully man, as well as being fully God during His time here on earth, and forevermore. The Greek noun HUPOSTASIS means, “underlying essence, nature, reality, substance, standing under, taking a thing upon oneself, etc.” Christ took upon Himself true humanity since hypostatic refers to the whole Person of Christ as distinguished from His two natures: Divine and human, John 1:1-2, 14; Rom 1:3-5; 9:5; Phil 2:5-11; Heb 1: 3; 2:14; 1 John 1:1-3.
John 1:1-2, “In a beginning was the Word (Deity of Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.”
John 1:14, “And the Word, (the Deity of Christ), became flesh, (true humanity in hypostatic union), and tabernacled among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Rom 9:5, “And from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever, Amen.”
Heb 2:14, “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.”
Therefore, in the Person of Jesus Christ there are two natures which are inseparably united without mixture or loss of separate identity, without loss or transfer of properties or attributes. This union is personal and eternal. Jesus Christ is the God-Man and the Unique Person of the Universe.
The incarnate person of Jesus Christ includes undiminished Deity. Jesus Christ is God, coequal and coeternal with the Father and the Spirit. The incarnate person of Christ also includes true humanity, with a body, soul and spirit. He is like us in all our humanity, just absent the Old Sin Nature, (OSN). He is also just like Adam was in his humanity prior to his fall.
Through the virgin birth, Jesus avoided both spiritual death and the OSN. His humanity was different from any other because it included Deity and because He did not sin personally. His Deity was different in that it included humanity.
The two natures of Christ are united without transfer of attributes. The attributes of Deity never became humanity and vice versa – the attributes adhered to their corresponding natures. In the Incarnation, no attribute of essence was changed. As such, the union of the Divine and human natures of the incarnate Christ are considered hypostatic and personal.
Jesus came into the world in this unique fashion for many reasons, as we will note below, but especially to be our Savior, by fulling the OT prophecies of the Messiah / Anointed One, while continuing to be our God / Lord, Luke 2:11. Let us read the story of Christmas once again in the Gospel of Luke 2:1-20.
Some of the Purposes for the Lord Becoming Man.
a. That He might manifest (make apparent, display, prove) God to man.
John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
b. That He might manifest (make apparent, display, prove) man to God
Rom 8:34, “Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.”
Heb 7:25, “Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
c. That He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest.
Heb 7:24, “But Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently.” Cf. Heb 9:24; 1 John 2:1.
d. That He might destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:8, “The one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” Cf. 1 Cor 15:50-57.
e. That He might be Head over a new creation.
Eph 1:22, “And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”
f. That He might sit on David’s throne.
Rom 1:3, “Concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh.”
Luke 1:32 “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” Cf. Acts 2:29-36.
g. That He might be the Kinsman Redeemer.
Titus 2:14, “Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”
1 Tim 3:16, “By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.”
Another important part of the birth of our Lord is found in the story of what happened after His birth in Mat 2:1-23. This is an important aspect of the story, in that even in the face of the world trying to kill off our Savior, God provided protection and a way of escape. That should speak volumes to you and I today, as we are facing a most difficult challenge where Satan’s world, (Cosmic System), is trying to kill us off with this virus and pandemic one way or another. Therefore, just as God our Father provided for the safety of His beloved Son, when Herod was trying to run Jesus down, our God too will provide His beloved sons and daughters protection throughout this pandemic, if we would remain faithful to Him. Remember, Jesus did have a predetermined time for His death that was upon the Cross, and no one or nothing was going to kill Him prior to the time. Likewise, God has a predetermined plan for your life, and no one or nothing will take you until that prescribed time comes. So, continue to walk faithfully each and every day trusting whole heartedly in your Lord and Savior by applying His Word in your life because that is one of the reasons why Jesus came to die for your sins.
Heb 1:1-4, “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.”
As we celebrate this Christmas season, we celebrate the remembrance of our Lord’s first Advent, when He came into the world to pay for our sins. Jesus celebrated this with His disciples at the Passover supper the night before He went to the Cross. We read about this in the Gospel of Matthew 26:26-28, “While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” 27And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins”.”
And as Paul recounted in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, “For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”
The Impeccability of Jesus Christ During the Hypostatic Union.
Definition: The humanity of Christ in hypostatic union, did not use His Deity to solve His problems, but instead used the prototype spiritual life functioning in His human nature. The power was the combination of reliance on the indwelling Holy Spirit coupled with the consistent application of God’s Word / Bible Doctrine.
This also tells us that the Deity of Jesus Christ did not prevent His humanity from sinning. Our Lord depended upon His spiritual life in His humanity. He depended upon what the Deity of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit did for Him, but He never depended upon His own Divine nature. The attributes of Deity never stepped over the line to help His humanity.
Heb 4:15, “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things in the same way as we have, yet without sin.”
Our Lord was under attack in His human nature and used the power of His spiritual life in His humanity to resist all temptation. The impeccability of Christ is now eternal, but the testing of Christ only occurred in time during His First Advent, and only against the human nature, as God cannot be tempted, James 1:13.
James 1:13, “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God;” for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.”
Deity did not come to the rescue of the humanity of Christ in hypostatic union when He was tempted to sin; yet, the human nature of Christ was the target of all the forces of hell.
Heb 2:18, “For since He Himself was tempted in what He had suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are being tempted.” Cf. Luke 4:1-13, (the three temptations of Jesus in the wilderness).
Because our Lord was tempted in every way we are, He is able to come to the aid of those who are being tempted through the function of the unique spiritual life of the Church Age. The human nature of Jesus in hypostatic union first came to the aid of all Church Age believers by using the prototype spiritual life and proving that it works and then providing it for us.
The human nature of Christ in hypostatic union was the target of the greatest temptations in history. The attributes of the Divine nature could not be transferred to the human nature of Christ to help the human nature resist temptation. The human nature had to depend entirely on the plan of God the Father and the power of God the Holy Spirit.
Heb 12:3, “For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart, (faint within your souls).”
These temptations were directed toward wearing Him down so He would faint in His soul and sin. But He did not. As a result, Jesus Christ remained impeccable though His humanity was temptable. He did not once sin or yield to a temptation, though He was tempted in every area.
The doctrine of impeccability states that our Lord in hypostatic union did not sin during the incarnation. Two Latin phrases summarize the doctrine of impeccability related to our Lord Jesus Christ.
1. Jesus Christ is said to be “NON POSSE PECCARE,” meaning, “not able to sin.” This refers to the Deity of Christ. As God, Jesus Christ is not able to sin. It is blasphemous and unthinkable to associate temptation or sin with infinite and holy God.
James 1:13, “Let no man say when he is tempted, ‘I am tempted by God,’ for God cannot be tempted with evil nor does He tempt anyone.”
2. Jesus Christ is also said to be “POSSE NON PECCARE,” meaning, “able not to sin.” This refers to the humanity of Christ inside the prototype spiritual life. As true humanity, Jesus Christ was able not to sin because He continued to reside inside the prototype spiritual life.
Though the humanity of Christ was tempted in all ways that we are tempted and far beyond any temptation we have ever experienced, He remained perfect; He did not sin. The reason for our Lord’s continued perfection in His humanity was the residence of the humanity of Christ in the prototype spiritual life under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit.
Because of the virgin pregnancy followed by the virgin birth, our Lord’s humanity did not possess a genetically formed Old Sin Nature (OSN). Therefore, at the point of the virgin birth, there was no imputation of Adam’s original sin. As such, our Lord’s humanity was born into the prototype spiritual life perfect and He maintained that perfection throughout His entire life. And, though all His temptations came from outside of Himself, like our original parents in the Garden, they did not come from within because He did not have a sin nature.
Heb 4:15, “…. He was tempted in every way just as we are tempted, yet without sin.”
Therefore, the humanity of Christ was both temptable and peccable, i.e., He had the ability to sin because His humanity had volition. Yet, the deity of Christ was neither temptable nor peccable; therefore, He was impeccable. The human nature of Christ was temptable; the divine nature of Christ was not temptable. Nevertheless, temptability does not mean susceptibility.
In hypostatic union, our Lord was tempted in His humanity, but He remained impeccable from the standpoint of the hypostatic union. As eternal, infinite, and holy God, Jesus Christ is not able to sin. As true humanity inside the prototype spiritual life, under the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, He was able not to sin, though He was tempted far beyond anything we have ever known.
While our Lord’s temptations were real, He had infinite power to resist all temptations, both from His deity and from the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the spiritual life. Our Lord’s temptations were real, but the power of resistance was so great that He remained in a state of perfection. In theology, we call this impeccability.
By way of illustration, a piece of copper wire can be bent and broken. But if the piece of copper wire is welded to a steel bar, it cannot be bent or broken. By analogy, the humanity of Jesus Christ is the copper wire; His deity is the steel bar. The combination of the two means He did not sin. So, because of the hypostatic union, Jesus Christ was able to resist all sin. Another way to say it is that Jesus Christ in hypostatic union is like an unconquerable nation. It can be attacked but never defeated. In addition, it is like a tug boat attacking a battle ship. The tug boat is sin and the battle ship is Jesus. A tug boat would never be able to defeat a battleship.
By His reliance on the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the spiritual life, Jesus Christ set a precedent for us in the Church Age. Inside the spiritual life, you do not have to say “yes” to sin. As a piece of copper wire, you are temptable and susceptible to sin. But, as a believer, you are attached to a steel beam called the indwelling of God and His Word in your soul. So, if you stand fast by faithfully applying God’s Word to the situation, you can overcome that temptation.
Impeccability qualified our Lord to become a lamb without spot and without blemish. Therefore, He could go to the Cross and be judged for the sins of the world. He became “the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world,” John 1:29; 39.
Many verses document our Lord’s impeccability. Speaking of our Lord during the great power experiment of the hypostatic union, 1 Peter 2:22 says, “He committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth.” 1 Pet 2:24 says, “He carried our sins in His own body on the cross.”
Our Lord remained impeccable during the entire course of the great power experiment of the hypostatic union.
1 John 3:5, “Indeed, you know that He was revealed (manifested) in order that He might carry our sins. In fact, sin is not in Him.”
Heb 7:26, describes our Lord in His humanity, “Holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.”
The impeccability of Jesus Christ in the great power experiment of the hypostatic union is based on three factors.
1. The deity of Christ is not temptable and is impeccable.
2. The humanity of Christ inside the spiritual life is temptable, but is able to resist the temptation and not sin, and therefore remain impeccable.
3. The person of Christ in hypostatic union is temptable but impeccable. This qualifies the humanity of Christ to be judged for our sins on the cross.
Impeccability must precede the doctrine of reconciliation; there would be no salvation through faith in Christ were it not for the fact that Jesus Christ remained impeccable when He was judged on the Cross. Apart from the impeccability of Christ, there could be no removal of the barrier between God and man in the doctrine of reconciliation. Impeccability qualified our Lord to become an offering for us.
2 Cor 5:21, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin as a substitute for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
Finally, the impeccability of Christ is the basis for the strategic victory of the Angelic Conflict. Because Jesus was impeccable, He was the perfect sacrifice for our sins. On the Cross He defeated sin and Satan.
Heb 2:14, “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death, (substitutionary spiritual death on the Cross), He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.”
1 Cor 15:54-57, “But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory, (Isa 25:8). 55“O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING? (Hosea 13:14)” 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
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If you would like more information on this subject, you may watch/listen to lesson:
#’s 20-135 & 20-136 & 20-137
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A PERSONAL NOTE FOR YOU
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I am here to tell you that Jesus loves you. He loves you so much that He gave His life for you. God the Father also loves you. He loves you so much that He gave His only Son for you by sending Him to the Cross. At the Cross Jesus died in your place. Taking upon Himself all of your sins and all of my sins. He was judged for our sins and paid the price for our sins. Therefore, our sins will never be held against us.
Right where you are, you now have the opportunity to make the greatest decision in your life. To accept the free gift of salvation and eternal life by truly believing that Jesus Christ died for your sins and was raised on the third day as the proof of the promise of eternal life.
So right now, you can pause and reflect on what Christ has done for you and say to the Father:
“Yes Father, I believe that Your Son, Jesus Christ,
died on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins.”
If you have done that, I welcome you to the eternal Family of God!