Friday, January 29, 2016

The Tragedy of Human Existence!



The Bible states that 'it is appointed unto men once to die'. This most obvious of facts is among the most distressing things that we human beings face. I have a friend who committed suicide just before Christmas a number of years ago - why I can guess but I do not really know. One day one of my friends in Liverpool found that her partner's nephew has been found dead in his flat. Death comes to us all but why?

The Bible tells us why. It is because of sin. 







The Bible states that we die because we were born into a fallen race. The first man, Adam, brought 'sin into the world and death by sin'. 

We also are all in the habit of sinning and the Bible states 'sin, when it is finished bringeth forth death'. We all sin (fail, hurt, lie, disobey etc etc) and therefore the moral and physical result is death.

But Jesus said 'I am come that they might have life'. 

But we all still die - why? That is true physically but when a person comes to Jesus (in faith, by praying) and asks him for forgiveness they receive eternal life. The Bible says 'He that hath the Son hath life'. God promises in his word (The Bible) that 'he that cometh to me I will no wise cast out'. The Lord Jesus said 'come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest'.

This is actually only possible because 'Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners'. The Bible puts it like this 'The Father (God) sent the Son (Jesus) to be the Saviour of the world'.

Amazing as it is God has intervened to solve the human tragedy of death but his only course of action legally was for someone else to die in my place. The only person who qualified was Jesus. His death was voluntary because death had no claim on him (He could not sin and therefore death had no claim on him). The Lord Jesus willingly died to save me from eternal death in hell and the lake of fire.

What about you will trust the one who can deliver you from the 'fear of death'?


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Unknown said...

I'm going to save this and print it out. I have been inundated with questions by non believers lately. I don't know why, all of a sudden people are interested, some who have known me and not understood or asked for years. Could it be that they too sense the end times may be near? Though we do not know the hour of our calling, the world is in a mess right now. Either way, my point is that this and the links included explain Christ and Christianity very simply and very well. It may help me convince a few people of the simplicity and reality of our Lord. I thank you for this and it couldn't have come at a better time. As always, the Lord has made my life easier and my duty as a Christian. Not always an easy job. Lol

Unknown said...

I'm going to save this and print it out. I have been inundated with questions by non believers lately. I don't know why, all of a sudden people are interested, some who have known me and not understood or asked for years. Could it be that they too sense the end times may be near? Though we do not know the hour of our calling, the world is in a mess right now. Either way, my point is that this and the links included explain Christ and Christianity very simply and very well. It may help me convince a few people of the simplicity and reality of our Lord. I thank you for this and it couldn't have come at a better time. As always, the Lord has made my life easier and my duty as a Christian. Not always an easy job. Lol

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