Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Gospel of Free Grace

God created a perfect world, with not a blemish in it. Our first parents disobeyed His clear and unambiguous command, and so plunged our world into clear and unambiguous sorrow and grief. Ever since that day man has been born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward. God could have left us in that state forever, but He did not. Although God could have just abandoned us there, in His good grace he determined not to. Immediately after our fall – though it might be better to call it a crash – God promised us a Messiah. The woman would eventually be avenged on the serpent. The seed of the woman would crush the head of the serpent’s seed. So we have it all—creation, fall and promised salvation—and all within the first few pages of the Bible.
When the Messiah finally came, the Lord Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life, and went to the cross out of obedience to His Father. There He suffered as a perfect sacrifice for sin, bearing in His sorrow and grief all the wrath that God’s people had gathered up for themselves. He who knew no sin became sin on our behalf so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. So it was that our Jesus lived, suffered, bled, died, was buried, was raised from the dead, and ascended into Heaven. His Spirit was then poured out on everyone who was to be born again, so that they might be born again.--Doug Wilson

So that YOU might be born-again. Call on the Name of Jesus today and be saved.

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