The Story of Redemption
概要: Creation, man's sin, redemption through Christ - His life, death, resurrection, ascension. Invitation.
|主題:||Son of God; Saviour of Sinful Men; Creation; Sacrifice / Atonement; Faith, trust, believe in Jesus; Shame; Authority|
Whenever any thoughtful man looks at nature and all the creation, he arrives at the conclusion that the Creator is the all-powerful and all-knowing One, the Great God. The Bible says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... The heavens were created by the word of the Lord and the host thereof by the breath of His mouth... The worlds were created by the word of God."
About the Word of God, it is written that "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." This is a great mystery that the Word of God, by Whom all things were created, became flesh and being full of grace and truth, dwelt among men; and we saw His glory as of the only-begotten Son of God. This Word of God is the eternal, only begotten Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. He created man in His own image and likeness. Male and female He created them. And God blessed them, gave them all the best of food and gave them authority over all things in this earth. In return for so much blessing from God, man was tempted of the devil, and yielded in this temptation.
Man sinned by transgressing the law or the commandments of God. Suffering, shame, fear, darkness which follows sin, was their portion. When in such a condition, the man and woman wanted to run away from God and hid themselves somewhere in the darkness. God grieved in His heart, sought them, and called unto them. Sinful man now was not any more bold to come near to God. So God came near unto them. The loving God came unto them and sacrificed a spotless animal, and made coats out of the skin and covered the shame of the fallen ones.
This same God has never changed. In the fullness of time, He sent His Son, "born of a woman, made under the law." So Jesus came and became sin for us, shed His blood and offered His life for us. He suffered death, was buried, (but) on the third day He rose up again from the grave. He showed Himself (for) 40 days living, unto His disciples, and then ascended into heaven. Before that, He commanded to preach faith in Jesus Christ and thereby remission of sins unto all people. Whosoever shall believe on the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart, shall be saved.
Friend, Jesus has shed His blood and has suffered and died for you, and has atoned for your sins. Believe on Him. Call on His name, and thou shalt be saved.
References: Gen. 1:1, Psalms 33:6; Heb. 11:3 John 1:1,2