Updated: Jul 4, 2020
Many of you may consider yourself a good person because you give money to your church or you may go to church on Sundays. You consider yourself a good person, maybe because you have not murdered anyone or maybe because you have not stolen anything from anyone, but these things alone do not make you a "good person". God's commandment says, you must love God and your neighbor.
John 13:34 (CJSB) says: "I am giving you a new command: that you keep on loving
each other. In the same way that I have loved you, you are also to keep on loving each other."
1 John 4:21 says:
"...this commandment have we from him. Tat he who loveth god love his brother also."
Some of you do not love God and you certainly do not love others and it shows in your actions and words.
Christ died for you and I. No he just wasn't placed on the tree called "The Cross". He was beatened with a whip that had several strands and each strand had chards of glass, nails, maybe even pieces of bone intwined in the straps. Imagine, being beaten with something like this. You wouldn't have skin left on your body and most people living today would have died during the beating. Nontheless, He went through this for us.
Romans 5:12-21 (KJV) says: "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin: and so death passed upon all men, for that
all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: sin
is not imputed when there is no law. Neverthless death reigned
from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned
after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure
of Him that was to come. But not as the offense, so also is
the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead,
much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is
by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And
not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judg-
ment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of
many offenses unto justification. For if by one man's offense
death reigned by one; much more they which receive
abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall
reign in life by one Jesus Christ.) Therefore, as by sth offense
of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation: even
so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all
men unto justification of life. For a by one man's disobedience
many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall
many be made righteous. Moreover, the law entered, that
the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace
did much more abound. That as sin hath reigned unto death,
even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord."
You see, Christ died for us while we were ungodly, sinners and enemies of God. Jesus (Yeshua) saved us by His death. The consequences of Jesus' obedience extends as far as Adam's disobedience. Since we are Gentiles and descendants of Adam, we partook of his sin and its consequences, so we also are free to partake of the redemption of Christ. From Adam all men derived their beings.
Acts 17:26 (CJSB),
"From one man He made every nation living on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the limits of their territories and the period when they would flourish." (TO BE CONTINUED)