Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The World, evil or just misunderstood?

"Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:" - Apostle Paul (Galatians 1:3-4 KJV)
Here's the crux of our struggle - We see our world not as evil but just in need of reform. We want to enjoy all the good this world offers and fix its problems.

God's answer is not reform but deliverance.

Our sins render us unable to escape, like a man trying to pull himself up by his own bootstraps.

Jesus gave himself for our sins1 , puts us into His Kingdom2 to obey His laws3 , to extend His rule where we have responsibility and authority4 , and to live as ambassadors for Christ5 to others who are, likewise, in need of deliverance.

1 - "Asking the Wrong Questions"
2 - Colossians 1:13
3 - James 1:25
4 - Like the centurian in Acts 27:43
5 - 2nd Corinthians 5:20

- Fritz

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