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Love, Christianity, Jesus and Salvation

It seems like Christianity and Jesus are increasingly under attack. What's going on? What we'll be looking at is what happens when Christians use human wisdom to interpret the Bible, twisting scripture away from its intended message. This blog is dedicated to using Scripture itself to interpret and help us understand Scripture. You are welcome to add your comments and thoughts. Other viewpoints are welcome. Disagreements are welcome.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Who Are We? Who Are You?

Who are you? Why did God create you?

"Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But, because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incompatible riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus." - Ephesians 2:3b-7

Notice some of human characteristics...

- We are, by nature, objects of [God's] wrath.

- We are dead in our transgressions.

This means that every person was born as an object of God's wrath. Keep in mind that God is just [justice]. He never does anything that is not just. That means that from birth there is something that naturally makes us objects of God's justice... His wrath.

The other characteristic of humanity gives us the reason. Transgressions. Transgressions so serious that as a result we are dead. The Greek word "paratoma" is being translated as "transgressions." It means "a false step".

We transgress God's law. We disobey God's law. And those many wrong steps mean our death and that we face God's wrath. False steps that are so serious that they deserve an eternity in hell.

To understand this we need to go back to Genesis chapter one. That will be the next post.

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