Friday, September 13, 2013

We Condemn Ourselves

The message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3.16) Jesus went further to say, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3.17) Then where is condemnation? We bring it on ourselves by loving darkness and the ways of the world rather than the ways of God. Again Jesus said, “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3.19) The way of the Cross is the way of life. The life of the Church is the way of the Cross. We must remain focused upon and believe in the Cross of Christ in order that our eternity will be salvation rather than condemnation.

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