Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Lamb Of God Who Takes Away The Sin Of The World

Man..Hebrews chapter 10 used to just make me so paranoid. But now I read it, and it's good news! If we go on sinning willfully after receiving knowledge of what Christ has done, there is no other way to be right with God. There is no other sacrifice.

I know most people preach this is as willful sin like immoral sins. But has not Christ taken away the sin of the whole world? Are sins still the issue? I thought Jesus said in John that the issue now is unbelief in Him? So, how much will someone be punished for rejecting the blood of God's very own Son? I thought this was talking about believers, because the author clearly says they have been sanctified. But I now understand that Jesus took on Himself literally the sins of the entire human race. The only thing separating people from God is their own unbelief that God has given us life in His Son. So we need not condemn sinners or unbelievers, because they are NOT condemned. Jesus says they have a judge. Unbelievers judge themselves. Jesus didn't come to condemn anyone, but to save. He has nothing against anyone. He already took away the sin of the world. (John 1:29)

It's right in front of our faces, yet we still don't see. The amazing goodness of the good news is incredible. It's better than we ever imagined.

The terrible wonder of God's agape...The lavish, unlimited measure of His grace. Who can know how deep or how high His agape goes?


The Lewis Family said...

This will encourage you too. . .

Grace Walker said...

This is incredible!! Man, it really spoke to me. How powerful! That is so true about unbelievers having a judge...themselves. How very profound and true. Thanks for sharing.