Romans: 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
John 1:29 “…Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”
Revelation 22:3 “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:”
What’s the Problem?
These last couple days we noticed that our newborn had a bump on the back of her head. When the doctor saw it she immediately scheduled for an ultrasound to make sure nothing was serious. Thankfully the doctor did not tell us to put a bump on the other side for symmetry or to just buy a hat to cover it up. Nor did she try to pretend that nothing was there. Doctors know that the way to deal with a problem is to focus on removing the cause.
Now apply that idea to the state of this world. The world has symptoms of a major problem. The year 2020 has really made that evident. The symptoms show disease, deception, destruction, confusion, hatred and more. Something is wrong.
Don’t Get Distracted
There is a solution for mankind’s problem. As believer’s in Christ we can’t get distracted focusing all our attention on the symptoms. One good example is politics. Even a perfect political system would never succeed. That is because a sinful heart will corrupt it. Sin in the heart of man is the problem, and that problem is spread into the fabric of his being..
The solution is not found in some new technology. It is not found in an enlightened state of consciousness. There is no new philosophy or any being in outer-space who can come to save us. All of those are just a repackaging of the lie that started in the Garden of Eden. There is nothing new under the sun. History repeats itself, and it keeps showing us that man won’t fix his own situation. If you think “it’s different this time”, then get ready for a re-run. There is no solution found in future things to come. The solution rests in what has past and is finished. Two thousand years ago God sent His Son, JESUS, into this world. He died on the cross at Calvary for our sins and rose again. God provided the solution. People are rejecting Him, but He is their only way out. It is our sin that separates us from the God of heaven, and God sent His Son Jesus to take away the very thing that separated us from Him.
Embrace the Solution
All we need to do is turn to God and seek salvation in Jesus Christ. If you haven’t turned to Him and found salvation, call upon Him now.
If you already know Jesus Christ as your personal savior and know what it means to be saved from sin, then let your conversation be salted with words that point others to the Cross.
(Jesus said) “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:10-11
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12