The Gospel of Forgiveness Plain and Simple!

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NIV) For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

The gospel of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior is pure. It does not involve sharing FB Meme, or posts, or promises of unimaginable wealth on this earth.  It does not involve the selling of one’s soul to a corporation or a political ideology just because that organization or ideology calls on the names of Jesus and uses the kind of phrase Christianise words that we – the church wants to hear.  No human being can save a person, a family, neighborhood, culture, or a nation only the blood of Jesus Christ can do that.  He Jesus, “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,”  God fulfilled His word of promise to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David.

Genesis 26:4 I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your off spring all nations on earth will be blessed. Genesis 22:18 and through your offspring  [Jesus] all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.

The crucifixion was not a walk around event that God had to make plans for after the fact. It was always His eternal plan for humanity from the sin in the Garden of Eden.  But the death of the Lord was not our saving grace it is His resurrection and the fact that He remains at the right side of the Father pleading my cause every second of the day that makes it such a special event for me.  To be able to share with someone who is conflicted because of a sin that they have committed that God already knows about it and has forgiven then if they are willing to accept His forgiveness is a blessing. God fulfills His promises to us with gusto and some.  He did not half-step His promise. He came as God the Son – died an ignominious human death and rose as an example of what awaits us after death.  Forgiveness is not a human trait. We hold grudges, We destroy each other in the name of our own righteousness and then insist that others do the same as we or we will NOT be their friends.  God simply sent His only priceless Son.  Who took upon Himself my sins. Died in my place. Rose on the third day and lives forever more.

Father I do not even begin to fully comprehend how purity could look at the filth that is called humanity and still love it.  Then came into a world filled with the thing that you hate the most – sin – just to give me an opportunity to be a part of the family of God. You died, and rose, then returned to your rightful place as God the Son tho make intercessory prayers for me when my thoughts are not as your thoughts, and the word of my mouth and my actions embarrass you.  Teach me to love other unconditionally as you love me unconditionally. Give me th willingness to never be ashamed of this gospel. And give me a burn to share this Gospel of eternal peace with all who will listen in Jesus name amen and amen!

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