What a tremendous truth – our loving God values us so much that He sent His son Jesus Christ to take the penalty of our sin. Consider, from the moment we are born, our inherent sinful nature condemns us to death. Sin may simply be defined as any action or thought that goes against the laws and commandments of God. Because Adam and Eve sinned against God in the Garden of Eden, they have passed along the curse of death and sin through their descendants. Because of our natural carnal nature we are condemned to death from birth. However by accepting the love of God for what it is, a tremendous and remarkable gift, we may be reconciled to God, through our Saviour Jesus Christ. You must clearly understand, that while God loves the sinner, He hates the sin. In order for us to be accepted by Him, we first must address the sin problem, through the acceptance of Jesus as our saviour and repenting of our sins.
It is a truth of scripture that while God loves us completely, He will not force us to love Him, because that would be a kind of rape. No, He loves us so much that He has granted us free choice about seeking after Him freely. He loves you but hates your sin. He loves me but hates my sin. After choosing to accept His free offer of salvation, the penalty of my sins was deemed paid in full due to the sacrifice of Jesus at Calvary. Am I now free to sin? No!! Upon true conversion and receipt of the Holy Spirt, our carnal nature is replaced little by little over time, with a new spiritual nature. Looking back at my old life, I hate what I was then, and loathe the things once deemed good. There was repentance, and a change in direction away from death and towards life.
You have the same option available to you, offered freely with no strings attached. Will you leave the darkness behind and enter into the light? Will you abandon the lies of this world and freely accept the truth? This world has been declared terminal and destined for destruction and renewal. The plan of God cannot and shall not be altered, the course has been set and the stage readied. The time for each of us is running out and there is no time to waste. I pray for each of you, that you will make the right decision while there is still time.
In the blessed service of Jesus Christ,