"The Story Continues"

posted Mar 15, 2013, 11:57 AM by David Sincock   [ updated Mar 15, 2013, 12:21 PM ]

Like a virus, sin entered into all of creation and into the hearts of Adam and Eve. Sin, suffering, and pain were passed down from generation to generation; all of creation was distorted from its original design. We have all read or heard the stories of war, poverty disease, greed and scandals that plague our world today. Those are all a result of sin.

Everyone has sinned, and the ultimate consequence, even worse than physical death, is eternal separation from a loving God, in terrible misery and unhappiness. Because of all this, we need to consider the question: Can anything be done? Is there any Hope?

God promised Adam and Eve that one of their descendants would someday rescue mankind from sin. The whole Bible ultimately points to this one person as the focal point of all human history. His purpose in coming was ‘to seek and to save what was lost”.

The promised Savior, simply, was God. God became human in the person of Jesus Christ almost 2,000 years ago, fulfilling all the predictions in the Old Testament. Jesus’ birth was miraculous since His mother was a virgin. His life was unique: He perfectly enjoyed and obeyed God without sin.

This ultimately led to His agonizing death on a cross as He willingly, obediently, and sufficiently died to pay for the sins of mankind, according to God’s plan. In the greatest display of mercy and grace the world has ever know, Jesus’ life and death became a substitute for all who would trust in Him. The perfectly innocent died to rescue the hopelessly guilty from sin and Satan.

But the grave couldn’t hold Jesus…   Continued