Saturday, August 18, 2012

Paying For Our Sins Was Expensive!

Getting Right to the Point!

Paying For Our Sins Was Expensive!

Just what is "sin" anyway? Sin is any thought word or deed that goes against God's will; doing what God forbids, or not doing what He commands.

Think of how many times every day we just don't do what we know God wants us to do, or do things we know He forbids. Then add our wrong thoughts and words. Now multiply that times every human being ever to exist. That's a lot of sin! And the Bible says that the payment for sin is death (Ezekiel 18:4) – not just physical death, but eternal death; that is, complete separation from God in hell forever. Certainly, no one wants this, including God Himself!

People wonder why the Passion of Christ was so bloody and terrible. But consider all the sin that needed to be paid for! This is why Jesus came – to make this payment on behalf of all mankind. And that is exactly what He did with His life, suffering, and death! That's why His life was so short and hard, His suffering so harsh, and His death so horrific. But now the price is paid, totally and completely. We don't have to pay it. All we have to do is believe it! And that's the point!


Jon said...

Pastor Spencer,

How do you respond to Universalism counterpoints of not wanting anybody going to hell?

They say things like 1 Tim 2:4 and "And all people will see God’s salvation " and "every knee will bow" to prove themself.

Jon R

Pastor Spencer said...

Hi Jon,

First, I don't pay a lot of attention to universalists, since they deny the Trinity and thus are outside the pale of Biblical Christianity anyway.

But, to the passages you site - of course "everyone" will "see" God's salvation, that is, they will be witnesses as Christ takes believers to heaven. And they too will have to bow their knees and acknowledge the One True Triune God and His salvation as true. Sadly, however, it will be too late for them.

Pastor Spencer

Anonymous said...

I like to think of "every knee will bow" this way: believers will willingly bow with joy and thanksgiving. Unbelievers will be forced to bow with "weeping and gnashing of teeth".
Scott E. Jungen

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