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Salvation

The Love of God Made A Way To Satisfy His Justice!
by Dick Wood, B. Theology

God created man and placed him in a perfect environment giving him one prohibition, knowing full well what man would do. By this I mean, man disobeyed the only prohibition God gave him, " don't eat from this tree." This disobedience the Bible calls "sin". God knew before hand they would disobey and that this disobedience would result in their becoming estranged from God. As I said, God knew beforehand man would do this. We also know beforehand some of the things our children will do, for we being a parent have lived long enough to learn by our own experiences something of human nature, and being a fallen creature also we have our own track record to look at. Now please allow me to explain what has happened to man and how God already had pre determined to intervene in the affairs of man for the benefit of man and the glory of God's name. This God is Absolute Truth, Holiness, Righteousness and Justice, equally. He is also Merciful and Loving, but his Justice must be satisfied in order for him to lavish his Mercy and Love on guilty man. God's Holiness demands Perfection in all things. God cannot simply over look the sin of man because his Justice must be satisfied. This rules man out in being able to approach God himself, for man though created in innocence and without sin, disobeyed the only prohibition God gave him when he placed him in a perfect setting, thus becoming a sinner, and from that moment man become a total rebel. Now, see the Love and Determination of God to make a way for man to be justified before this Righteous, Holy, and Just God. This is the greatest Truth of God, found anywhere in the Scriptures, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world". God determined beforehand that he would take full responsibility for the punishment of the rebellion of man against him. Man had sinned, man must pay the price. So, God sent Jesus his Eternal Son into the world in the form of man, the perfect man without sin and incapable of sin. This man was God in the flesh, Immanuel. Jesus was given to the world through the Virgin Birth, so he had none of the fallen nature of man in him. God became personally involved with his creation, specifically man who is created in the very image of God. God the Son became a man and suffered at the hands of wicked sinners; suffering not only the railings of humanity against himself and his Father, but a beating which left him unrecognizable to those who knew him and then dying a grotesque death, the most cruel death by torture man has ever devised, death by crucifixion. Because God is Love, God determined to do this for man; suffer in the place of man and die in the stead of man, though God is innocent of any wrong doing what so ever. Jesus, hanging on the cross suffered and endured the full wrath of God against sin, and in this God totally consumed his anger and wrath against the rebellion and sin of man, thus removing the obstacle between God's Love and sinful man. Now, there is nothing standing between this Love which motivated God to take the only course of action which could open up the way for man to approach God with no condemnation and fear. This is called reconciliation. Now, having provided the way for man to come to know him and escape the damnation of the hell his sin deserves, God calls to all of humanity, Come! Free Pardon Right Here (at the foot of the cross}, Right Now (in the person of Jesus). Now friend, follow me with this reasoning, assuming what I have said is Truth; the greatest and surest proof of the total depravity of man is the fact that he despises and with choler rejects the only hope of escape which a kind and loving God so freely offers him. Man wants to believe himself good enough to win Gods mercy and grace, at least hoping that when the good he has done is tallied and the bad he has done is tallied the good will be on the plus side. But God, in his perfect understanding and righteousness, declares in the Psalms that there is none that is good, no not one. God has set the standard, and that standard is as high above the ability of man as the heavens are above the earth. If man could be what God is, then man would be God and in no need of a Savior. There are fearsome consequences in the rejection of and spitting on the suffering of Jesus the Messiah and the sacrifice of His Blood for sinners. So, it is not that God is hateful and vengeful, but that God is merciful and loving in that God himself in the Person of Jesus the Messiah has suffered the penalty of his own judgment against sin and sinful man; and that he has done this freely and lovingly. Jesus, the Just One, standing in the stead of the guilty one, enduring the shame of the cross and the full wrath of God's Just Anger in his own body. This is why there is no other name given under heaven where by we must be saved! Jesus said I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father, except he come by ME! Suppose one were to say, I want to believe, but do not find it in my self to do so, I am filled with doubt that I can believe such wonderful words of consolation from a kind and loving God. I tell you that God is sufficient, all he demands of the sinner he provides. He demands faith of us, his voice by way of his Word, convinces our heart and then by his power he gives all he demands. He has provided a perfect salvation by way of his perfect Son. If you believe the things I have written concerning God and His Salvation which is His Son Jesus Christ, it is because the Holy Spirit is revealing his truth to your heart. If you will simply accept the testimony of God concerning your sinful condition and the fact that God offers Jesus as the only Lord and Savior, you will be born again. Simply believe what God has gone on record as the truth about you, confess you are a sinner and that you cannot save yourself and believe that God has offered Jesus on the cross in your place. God is Truth and cannot lie. The Gospel is the best news any person could ever hope to hear and it is offered to you. There is no other way to be saved, there is no other hope of salvation but Jesus. Jesus has promised in John 6:37: "All that the Father has entrusted to me will come to me, and him who comes to me I will never cast out" and in verse 40 it promises: "Yes, this is the will of him who sent me, that all those who see the Son, and believes on him may have eternal life". How about it friend, will you believe the Gospel, the Good News and be saved. If so, do it now and thank God that he has given you eternal life in His Son Jesus. Ask God to make his promise real to your heart. Do you suppose that God has sent his Son to bleed and die but will not save one such as you? Nonsense! He will do it, because he cannot lie! Mark 10: 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. You may said: I am afraid I cannot believe? Nonsense! God has spoken and based on his character and promise, you have no excuse at all not to believe immediately. You may say: I am afraid I cannot believe strong enough. I say, it is not the strength of your faith, but rather the strength of Jesus on whom you are to believe. Jesus said: All power in heaven and earth is given unto me, and all of his power is behind his salvation. Stop doubting, stop disobeying right now and believe this wonderful news God has sent you, that in Jesus Christ his Son all of your sin is put away and a new life is given you in his Divine Son.

The only way to reach God is through Jesus Christ

Believe with all your heart and soul and have faith
that he died on the Cross and rose from the dead on the third day


Say the Sinners Prayer below and Find Peace and Joy
In Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior!


Lord Jesus, I am a sinner and the worst of them all.
Lord I see your face and I hear your whispering call.
I know you died for all my sins alone.
You hung upon an old rugged cross for my sins to atone.
Lord Your blood ran down into the sand.
Oh, God help me to be a Godly man.
I turn from the world and its evil game.
Please come into my heart and forever be the same.
I can't make it alone and I can't walk without Your help.
I know by Your word my soul will forever be safely kept.
I give my heart and soul to you now and
ask you to write my name in your book.
Upon Your face I'm ashamed to look.
Take my hand and walk with me.
Don't ever let me be so proud that I forget all about Calvary.
I love you heart, soul, spirit, and even my mind.
Come into my life and together we will dine.
I am yours forever and I promise to try
To live for you daily because now I know the reason why
You gave your life only for me.
Thank you for removing the scales from my eyes
so that I can now see.
Into Your hands I commit my spirit!
With You in heaven one day I'll sit!
Thank you Jesus!
Amen.

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