Did Jesus Christ really die on the cross? Christians say Jesus died to save me from my sins. Does God really have to die to save me? How can such a weak God who lost his life on Cross in a helpless way solve my life problems? Many ask these questions.
I humbly request you go through the article = Why Jesus Came to Earth, for a deeper understanding of why Jesus came to this world and how he adopted as his own children. Before we continue, lets us understand more about the problem of Sin then we will discuss how God solved the problem of sin through his son Jesus Christ.
What is Sin?
While the laws of the earth are written by men, God embeds His laws in our mind and it is known as human consciousness. Even a small child knows when to hide after doing something mischievous. We need not attend a two-day training course to understand lying or stealing is wrong. Everyone knows having a relationship outside marriage is wrong. How do we know it is wrong without anyone teaching us? Because God created us in his own image. He embedded the spiritual laws in our minds. Any incident that we do that involves breaching God's law is known as sin. We know very well when we breach it since our subconscious mind will immediately cry out that we have breached God's law and we have sinned. A guilty conscious will start filling our hearts. Hence no one in this world can say that they are not aware that cheating or telling a lie is wrong.
Sin and its consequence
When we sin, we get a warning from our conscious. If we constantly ignore the warnings and forcefully do it again and again, our conscious becomes numb and get suppressed. But, If we continue to do the same mistakes, at some point our consciousness will wake up and say we are guilty and will die. Bible says the wage of sin is death i.e eternal death of the soul. No one can escape from the judgment of God's laws that are embedded in our mind and none can run away from it.
While the laws of the earth are used to judge and punish us based on the category of crime, there is only one punishment in spiritual law that is the eternal death of the soul. It does not matter what we have done is big or small. All sins leads to the eternal death of our soul. Who can help us escape from eternal death?
Why care about Soul?
Why should we care about our souls? Why should we care about eternal death? Here is the truth. Our body perishes when we die. But our souls lives forever. Any soul that comes into the world destined to live forever. There are only two paths for our soul after our physical body dies. If it has eternal life, it goes to heaven and lives there forever. But if it attains eternal death, it goes to hell and suffers there forever away from the presence of God. The soul once born never dies it continues to live after the physical death either in heaven or hell. All of the religions believe in soul and in eternal life and death, which results in the attainment of heaven or hell. This is not something we do not know.
How is it possible to solve the problem of eternal death and hell? If I am born with evil thoughts and continue to do evil, I will always end up in hell. How can I save my soul? How can I escape from my mistakes and evil thoughts?
Solution Offered by God
God took the problem on himself and offered a solution. The solution God offered cost him everything, but he gave it free for those who believe in him. In order to save us from eternal death, God did something no man will do.
God has to forgive our past and wash us clean from our past evil life. But forgiveness does not come free. No one is allowed to be forgiven unless the price is paid. A person who committed the crime should take the punishment. But if someone can prove in court that he is the one who has committed the mistake and not the one charged as guilty then the law will punish the one who accepted the mistake. God did exactly the same. He sent his son Jesus as a man. Jesus took responsibility for all our mistake. Hence, he was condemned and punished. He was charged as guilty and sentenced to death. Think through it. Won’t we will feel the shame if we are declared guilty for mistakes we have not committed? Jesus the Son of God took the shame for the mistakes we did. He wanted to redeem us, and hence he offered himself as a sacrifice willingly.
They crucified Jesus instead of you and me. He went through what we had to go through. Through his death, Jesus took responsibility for all our mistakes so that we could go free. What a great God he is? We can receive forgiveness from Jesus by confessing our sins to him. All the precious things in the world are free. God gave forgiveness, the most precious gift as free of cost for you and me and our children and those to come, whom we will not see in this life.
Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wrongdoing - Bible
Jesus not only forgives our past mistakes through his death on the cross, but he adopted us as his own children. Why do we need adoption? We inherit the evil thoughts from our birth. No one needs to teach us how to do the wrong things. Once we become children of Jesus, like a father corrects his children Jesus convicts, corrects, and guides us. He guards us against all evil thoughts. Not only that. As a child of most high God, no one can accuse or punish us. We can always run under the wings of God’s shelter and live a peaceful life. Does it cost anything? Yes. It cost you and my lifetime commitment and obedience to His commandments.
When you are forgiven, adopted as a child of God and follow Him diligently, we can no longer be judged and put to eternal death. With God himself as a father who can raise against you and who can condemn you? God will lead you to an eternal life which is everlasting in the glorious heaven. After his death, Jesus rose again on the third day. The grave and the cross could not contain him. He is praying for you standing before God so that you can have a victorious life on earth. You can overcome your struggles by His (Jesus) prayers.
For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. – Bible
Dear Friend, it does not matter what you have done in the past. God can forgive you and give you a new life if only you can commit your life to Jesus. I wish and I pray that God will speak to you today. Will you allow God to speak to you and love you unconditionally. Please give a chance in your life for the God who created you and took all the shame to save you. He did it for you. Wherever you are please do down to your knees and confess your sins. God is willing to touch you right and change your life. Would you pray the prayer along with me?
Dear God, Thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ to forgive my mistakes. Who else can forgive my mistake and who else can save me from death? Change my life. You know my heart and my deepest thoughts. You know my situation. Let my eyes focus on you. My hope comes from you. I put all my trust on you. Come into my heart. Thank you for the supreme sacrifice you have made to forgive my sins. Jesus, please forgive me and wash me with your precious blood. Make me clean. I believe you and want to follow you all my heart. I pray in Jesus's name, Amen.
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Dear friend, if you are going through this message right now, do not harden your heart. Today is your day. Humble your heart before the Lord. Ask for forgiveness for your past life. God is waiting to forgive you. Please do not let this time slip away without you making a decision to follow Christ.
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