- Who am I?
- Where did I come from?
- Why am I here?
Although science has always sought to answer these questions, they continue to perplex mankind.
It has been said: “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, through His Son Jesus Christ.”
There is the answer!
Creationism, or the belief in a Divine Creator, has always been around, but with hundreds of gods being worshipped throughout the world. The question you must ask is: “Which is the right one?”
Psalm 14:1, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”
Among the religions of the world, there exist two main categories of thought concerning one’s path to reach a heavenly state in the afterlife.
- You must be good enough for God to accept you. Therefore, people ask the question, “What does God want me to accomplish in order for Him to accept me?”
- You can do absolutely nothing to deserve His acceptance. Therefore, your only hope of acceptance is to rely on the merits of another, i.e., Jesus Christ.
The former is what man and religion will tell you, the latter is what God and His Bible tells you.
In the first category, “human viewpoint” wants a god who will accept us based on our good works and achievements. We want god to accept the righteousness of all our thoughts, motives, and actions. In reality, if there is a God, and He is perfect in every way, there is no way we can be accepted in the light of His perfect holiness.
If God is perfect, and He is, and if He were to accept us based on our righteousness, which is tainted with sin, heaven would no longer be a perfect place. Romans 3:23 states, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
God cannot overlook the issue of sin He must deal with it. To solve this problem of sin, in eternity past, God put together an amazing plan that is perfect in every way.
In the initial stage of the universe there existed creatures referred to as angels. These creatures were created perfect and vastly superior to humans, and they too were given freedom to make their own choice. The leader of the angels (Satan) became arrogant and wanted to exalt himself above the One that created him. This rebellion against God, and his failure to repent, violated the perfect holiness of God, who then had no choice but to pronounce judgment upon this angel.
Satan’s judgment was eternal separation from God and to be ultimately placed in the Eternal Lake of Fire. The argument from Satan was then: “How can a just and loving God cast one of His creatures, (who He says He loves), into the eternal Lake of Fire?” God answers his complaint by granting him an appeal trial. This appeal takes place throughout human history.
That is why God created the first human, Adam, and furnished him with the very same freedom of choice given to the angels. Adam used that freedom and disobeyed God, just as Satan did, dragging the entire human race down with him. Every human after him will be born with a nature that is separated from God.
Romans 5:12 states, “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned”.
This curse is actually a blessing in disguise, because it frees God, through His righteousness and love, to provide for his fallen creatures a way of reconciliation.
God then provided and revealed the missing piece of the puzzle: His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Son of God flawlessly executed His Father’s plan and became 100% human minus Adam’s condemned nature.
Romans 5:15-16 states, “But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!”
In order to accomplish the Father’s plan of bearing the sins of the world, Jesus had to become a human and remain sinless throughout His life. The Father’s justice could only accept another human that was completely without sin to atone for, (pay the penalty for), the sins of the entire world.
Jesus Christ was the only One qualified to complete this task. While hanging on the Cross, God the Father imputed the sins of everyone past, present, and future onto His beloved Son. Before Jesus died He said, “It is finished,” which means the payment for the penalty of our sins was paid for.
The saving work of Jesus was accomplished once and for all! Three days later, the Son of God rose from the dead and into glory, thus providing our so great salvation.
Now through Jesus Christ, God offers us all a relationship and a place with Him for all of eternity. By believing in His son, one realizes the sacrifice He made. We realize that without belief in Christ, there is no way that our sin can be accepted by a just and holy God. We accept that God provided us with a solution, the highest and best He had to offer. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, it creates in us a new spiritual creature, so that we are born again! Now when our heavenly Father sees us, He no longer sees our sin, instead He sees the perfect work of His Son!
2 Corinthians 9:15, “Now thanks be to God for His indescribable Gift, [His, inexpressible, free Gift]!”
The Lord Jesus Christ died spiritually in our place, and therefore mankind is offered salvation as a free gift. Salvation is a private matter between you and God. Right now, wherever you are, in the privacy of your soul, you can tell God the Father that you recognize that you are a sinner and you need a Savior. You simply tell God the Father that you believe in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as the Savior. In that very moment, your destiny will be secured for all of eternity and you will receive eternal life.
Dear Father, we thank you for anyone who has made the decision to believe in the saving work of Your Son, Jesus Christ.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ, I would like to welcome you into the Royal Family of God.
Galatians 3:26, “For you have been born again as living sons and daughters of the living God.”
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