Monday, April 21, 2008

"Duh!"

I was watching Joseph Prince again today and something he said really encouraged me in God's Grace (Jesus).

It was really short but made me slap my head and say "duh!" ;)

He made the point that sinners, born in Adam, can do nothing "good" in order to bring them out of their sin in Adam. Sinners can't do anything good enough to make them right with God.

And so in the same way, people born in Second Adam (Jesus) cannot do anything bad in order to bring them out of their righteousness in Christ. There is nothing that they can do that will make them sinners, just like there nothing a sinner can do can make themselves righteous.

That, my friend, is why exactly why there is Eternal Security for us who trust in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus has put away sin forever by the sacrifice of Himself! There is no other sacrifice to be made, so if He didn't do it all, then you, my friend are screwed because Scripture does not say, "without confession there is no forgiveness of sins." It also does not say, "without repentance there is no forgiveness of sins." The scripture says: "Without the shedding of Blood, there is no forgiveness of sins."

You either accept this or you reject it.

2 comments:

Bino Manjasseril said...

Absolutely Matthew! I couldn't agree more! The 'finality of the cross' played a major role in my life to get me established in the truth of Christ's Gospel. Your post was a good reminder today. I have heard Bob George often saying, 'Unless we believe the finality of the cross, we will not experience the reality of the resurrection'.

Charity said...

That's how I feel when I watch Joseph Prince! I go.. "Whoa!!" These things have been under our noses ever since, but because we have grown up being taught differently in church, it's like we're only seeing it now for the first time! I feel like chains of bondage are being broken inside my heart, every time I watch Joseph Prince! And it's so good, I just toss my head back and laugh!