Thursday, June 21, 2018

Did Not God Say What We Sow We Will Reap, Is It Karma?







Do We Believe In Karma?

Question: If l am going through a lot of troubled hard days, thus it means I am going through HELL. Or What I did in past is coming back to me like a cycle. As the Lord JESUS said what you sow you reap. Do we believe in Karma?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

Karma is a Hindu doctrine that believes the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences and also good or bad luck, viewed as resulting from one's actions. Karma takes out the picture of a sovereign God who loves us as a Father, His only begotten Son who died to save us from our sins, and finally the Holy Spirit who is our great helper who lives within us to overcome all our weaknesses through praying to God for victory and His will to be done through us. So as a Christian we need to stand on
Rom 8:28, that is, even all the good and bad things that happen, God works together for the good of all those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. All curses Jesus Christ took upon Himself so that we can be blessed like Father Abraham was blessed through his faith (Rom 4:16, 20-21; Gal 3:13, 14). Faith is our victory, even though sometimes through our struggles we may find it all difficult to believe and trust God. But understand, heaven we see and the earth we live might pass away, but the Word of God will stay with power and be fulfilled in the life of all who have believed to stand on it by faith (Matt 24:35; 1 Thess 2:13).

There are no good or bad luck for a Christian because God works all things together for the good of a Christian who is His child, therefore there is a good time, and a bad time, but all times God stands within and upon a Child of God and uses both the times to bring something eternally good for us all. Therefore only God's favor and blessings exist for a Christian. Though some things might seem as a temporary failure and defeat, in the long run all are turned in to a special blessing, so that we can learn by experience to be thankful to our loving Father in Heaven for the rest of eternity ahead. Paul wrote in the Book of
Galatians 6:7, "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." This above verse cannot be compared to a godless karma theory where God is wrongly pictured as being powerless, loveless and not involved in our everyday life to turn the curses in to a blessings because of his love towards us (Deut 23:5). But rather it is written by apostle Paul to the mockers who speak faith and profess one thing with their mouth but live totally the opposite of what they profess to be. These are deceived believers, who think that because God gives His grace, he does not demand holiness. When in fact God has clearly revealed through His word that "without pursuing peace with God and men, along with holiness no one will be able to see God and His great activity of true temporal and eternal blessings their lives." (Heb 12:14).

So those who try to mock God with their lives of religious hypocrisy before people, will be ashamed to end up without the true eternal blessings of the grace of God at the end of their lives because of being fallen from it, and will end up in bitterness against God and men to lose both temporal and eternal rewards
(Heb 12:15-17). All the children of God who willingly take up the cross of Christ (Luke 9:23-26), and daily put their own will and the cravings of flesh to death in order to walk in the will of God day by day (Gal 5:16-17; Rom 13:14; Col 3:5), might be chastised by God because of His love to perfect them more (John 15:2; Heb 12:6, 11), but they will be favored and eternally blessed in their future lives (Isa 54:7-8; Ps 30:5).

Please do not misunderstand troubles, Jesus did not promise a bed of roses all the time for God's children, but rather in a very practical and pragmatic way with understanding the state of humans in sin and the world the system of governance ruled by the influence of Satan
(2 Cor 4:4), Jesus encouraged the believers saying, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, NIV). So according to what Jesus has foretold us, troubles being experienced in the life of a believer who live as God's child in this world doesn't mean that they are going through the troubled days as like Hell, even though they feel like that sometimes, the feelings do not convey the truth and it will go away as times passes on. It is not always because of sins or something wrong the believer have done, they go through such hellish feelings, but because we have fight against the evil powers in the heavenly places, we experience feelings that the evil powers of the world bring to us in order to oppress and suppress the joy, peace and righteousness of the Kingdom of God within us to to which we belong (Rom 14:17). So to overcome these kind of temporary struggles, please go pray to Jesus Christ everyday to give your troubles and take His peace within you to keep your mind safe in faith as God has promised that He cares for you (Php 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:7). The very reason there are a lot of cares that troubles you because, you have not transferred it all for Jesus to carry and solve it, instead you are trying to carry it in your life. Have peace in Jesus by taking His peace to keep your mind still through daily prayers done by keeping a personal time in your closet alone with God. When you cheer yourself up by taking the things given to you from within your spiritual heart, that is peace, joy and righteousness all the time, all will be well in faith because you will understand the Great God Almighty as the one who is in control of all your life's problems in all its complexities, and you will safely rest in God by believing His promises that He will never leave you, nor forsake you to fail you though because of the complex nature of your specific problems faced it might seem unsolvable (Heb 13:5, 6). Remember, nothing is impossible with God when we live in partnership with Him through developing intimacy and friendship through personal closet prayers done daily to transfer our troubles and receive peace to live in it for the Glory of God (Luke 1:37).

God desires all His children to succeed, but the most important thing for God to work in our lives is that we need faith, and without it God is never pleased with us
(Heb 11:6). For us to maintain and grow in faith, we need to constantly feed ourselves with the Word of God and maintain our peace through prayer (Rom 10:17). The LORD has promised that if we hold our peace and keep silent and still, believing in His power to fight for us and give victory, then the Lord can easily bring good success and victory in all areas of life (Exo 14:14; Psa 46:10; Jos 1:8).

Thank you.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Should Not We Give Thanks To God Everyday Rather Than One Day In A Year?









Why Christians Celebrate Thanksgiving Once A Year And Not Everyday?

Question: Why do Christians and Churches celebrate thanksgiving unto God once a year and not every day of the whole year?

Answer: Greetings to you in Jesus wonderful name! Yes indeed, thanksgiving is an attitude that God wants us to inculcate day by day in our lives. The Bible says,
"Enter in to the gates of God's temple with thanksgiving and in to the courts of His holy place and the holy of holies with praise; give thanks to him for all his goodness and praise his name for who He is to us personally." (Psa 100:4, Paraphrased).

All the spiritual Christians are asked to pray without ceasing, rejoice always and give thanks for everything, because these are all the perfect will of God for their lives in Christ Jesus
(1 Thess 5:16-18).

The religious Christians are not really spiritual people, they rather live in the carnality of the fleshly gratification which self feeds on, so they concentrate on the festivals, days and sabbath which are all shadows of the things that has already come in the substance of Christ
(Col 2:161-7). Slowly instead of realizing the reality of the life of Christ within them, they slowly tilt towards rule keeping and become judgmental towards others who do not adhere to their way of system (Col 2:18), they end up taking delight in false humility, being puffed up by their fleshly mind, forgetting the truth that true spiritual growth never comes by law keeping but rather by being in close relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ (Col 2:19).

So is it wrong to celebrate thanksgiving? No, it is good to have a day on which the whole nation, state, family can remember all the blessings that God has done, and particularly remember to thank the Lord for His mercies and grace that has come new every morning day by day to keep us all intact for His glory. But individually and personally, thanksgiving is not a one day remembrance if we are really a born again believer, we ought to inculcate the habit of praying, praising, rejoicing, thanksgiving all the time, everyday , twenty four, six, three sixty five as this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for all of us as individual believers. We truly grow in the life of Christ, only as we walk in the will of God that has been revealed to us.

The first original thanksgiving celebration was held by the Pilgrim settlers in Massachusetts during their second winter in America in December, 1621. The first winter had killed 44 of the original 102 colonists. At one point their daily food ration was down to five kernels of corn apiece, but then an unexpected trading vessel arrived, swapping them beaver pelts for grain, providing for their severe need. The next summer’s crop brought hope, and Governor William Bradford decreed that December 13, 1621, be set aside as a day of feasting and prayer to show the gratitude of the colonists that they were still alive.

These Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom and opportunity in America, gave thanks to God for His provision for them in helping them find 20 acres of cleared land, for the fact that there were no hostile Indians in that area, for their newfound religious freedom, and for God’s provision of an interpreter to the Indians in Squanto. Along with the feasting and games involving the colonists and more than 80 friendly Indians (who added to the feast by bringing wild turkeys and venison), prayers, sermons, and songs of praise which were held and considered as important in the celebration. Three days were spent in feasting and prayer.

From that time forward, Thanksgiving has been celebrated as a day to give thanks to God for His gracious and sufficient provision. President Abraham Lincoln officially set aside the last Thursday of November, in 1863, “as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father.” In 1941, Congress ruled that after 1941, the fourth Thursday of November be observed as Thanksgiving Day and be a legal holiday.

So United States of America being a Christian nation with a godly heritage in the past, have valued the importance of setting aside a day for the nation and its people to remember the goodness of God which God has showered upon them all.

Hence staying religious by keeping festive days and sabbaths with fervor will not really benefit a Christian eternally, because God rewards at the end of our life in the afterlife, only to the altitude and place where we have grown in our spiritual life. If we profess about Christianity and do not run the race to get the eternal crowns and prizes He has for us by disciplining ourselves on earth while we live, we are fooling ourselves and might be disqualified from the race of faith to be declared just a child of God but without any glory of God and glory deposit from God upon us for eternity ahead
(1 Cor 9:24-27). For example, a poor man living today and the richest man on earth living today will have what quality of life in the difference between the two that they will enjoy (Luke 16:25), yet both are living in the same planet earth and God is the same God of the rich and the poor in spite of the curse of sin which caused inequality (Prov 22:2), they breathe the same air, are made warm by the same sun and drink the same water provided, yet one lives in abundant quality and comfort of life, yet the other suffers physically and mentally due to hard work and labor, both have the same eyes, with which the rich sees the abundance with their mind and the other sees poverty through their mind (Prov 29:13; 19:4, 7; 14:20), one enjoys good health in spite of the labor to sleep well, the other suffers because of abundance as this is a sin cursed earth (Matt 5:45, 48; Eccl 5:12; Psa 62:9). Likewise, in this spiritual race we compete against ourselves, and all believer who run with discipline in taking the Cross and denying the flesh will get the eternal price according to the sacrificial life of faith they lived, and the exploits they have done for the Lord and in the Lord (Luke 9:23-26). There are at least five crowns we can inherit from God for each specific work we do for the Lord like,

1) The Incorruptible Crown: This is also called the imperishable crown because apostle Paul compared the leafy crowns from plants they placed on the winners in sports events before nearly two thousand years ago when the international games used to take place in Rome, these crowns soon withered and dried away. Comparing these temporal crows, Paul was emphasizing the eternal crown that we will receive from God in heaven for winning the race against the flesh through self discipline and prayer, which is the "Victor's Crown" of every champion believer who have partaken in this race of holiness
(1 Cor 9:24-27).

2) The Crown of Rejoicing: To those who faithfully are witnesses to the saving grace of God and leads souls to Jesus will receive this "Soul Winners Crown"
(1 Thess 2:19; 4:1).

3) The Crown of Life: For those who have been faithful through trials, sufferings and even martyred unto death will receive this prestigious “Martyr’s Crown Or Sufferer's Crown”
(Jam 1:12; Rev 2:10).

4) The Crown of Righteousness: Those who love intimacy with God. Who long for and look forward to the appearing of Jesus
(2 Tim 4:8). Being with Jesus in His perfect will and obeying Him by hearing Him who is in their hearts all the time, these people let their life be consumed by the fire of the love of God and love for God in them that sets hearts afire around them who catch the same fire and spread it for the Glory of God! We can call it as "Intimacy Crown" and it will be given to all those who are love sick lovers of Jesus. 

5) The Crown of Glory: Those who are servant shepherds of the followers of Jesus will receive this "Shepherd’s Crown”
(1 Pet 5:2-4). The five fold ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ who are all given as a gift to the body of Christ is entirely set forth for this prize in their lives (Eph 4:8, 11). They must become a great example to the flock of God by exercising spiritual oversight for the individual believers spiritual growth, who do ministry not for the income but for the eternal outcome, exercising servant-leadership not by Lording over but by setting a life example before them will be the final prize winners of this crown. Praise the Lord!

Do we as believers run the race to become eligible to receive the various eternal crowns set before us? Or are we living a fleshly life with no eternal meaning and purpose?

What we do today will decide what we will become in the eternal plans of God which He has purposed for us. If we miss our prize, it will go to someone else, and we will have spiritual regret at least at a certain point of time which will be at the prize distribution ceremony of Christ Jesus in the light of eternity which is called as "Bema Seat Judgment"
(2 Cor 5:9-11; Rev 3:11; Matt 25:28). Will the eternal regret continue? Yes to a certain extent they will remember of how they have missed their chance of gathering great treasures in heaven by wasting the time and squandering it when they were on earth as a Christian believer (Matt 6:19-21). Never under estimate the power of time, talent and treasure that God has supplied to you now on earth to make a eternal difference in your after life.

Learn to cultivate the habit of praising and thanking God for all things, all the time, always for the Glory of God to make a eternal difference in your life.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Mountain Top Experiences With God Means What?









When Some One Sees A Person In Mountain Top In A Vision, What Does It Mean?

Question: I want to know. ....when someone sees a person in Mountain top in a vision....what does it mean?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

When you are seeing a person in Mountain top, that means in Biblical way, that person is seeking the will of God and intimacy with Him in his or her life. God wants them to stay there with Him and understand fully His purpose for their lives by making them linger in his Presence. They will experience a lot of heavenly download from the cloud like Moses did. The experiences will not only change his or her life, but a lot many will be blessed through the experience of Mountain top that He gives.

Matthew 14:23
tells us, “And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.”

We read in Luke 6:12, “And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.”

There is power in prayer, but private intimate prayer with God releases a volcanic power that destroys the flesh and keeps the spirit open to fulfill the will of God, by continuing to hear His voice and obey it by His strength that comes supernaturally from within.

The very reason God shows a person standing on a mountain top is that He may be expecting that person to pursue intimacy with Him, if it is other person whom you see standing on a mountain top, perhaps He might want you to convey the message to him or her, in order to encourage them in their spiritual life.

We see how Jesus led His disciples to the mountain top as the Bible says, "1 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light." (Matt 17:1-2).

Thus mountain top experience are those which reveal the mighty sovereign power of Jesus in a new way to experience a sudden elevation that takes us to a spiritual altitude that may astound us and is never possible unless Jesus leads us to it.

So when the vision is released by God at a certain point of time in a person's life, it conveys that God is leading that particular person to a mountain top experience as they have followed Him in the past with all their heart in faith.

FOLLOW GOD'S LEADING and HEAVEN WILL BE EXPERIENCED ON EARTH.

Where God leads, He reveals Himself supernaturally. Follow him, follow him in this life and yield your life to Him - because He has conquered death, He is King of kings; He is there to give the joy of the mountain top to all those who yield their lives to Him.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Why Does God Harden Hearts?







Does God Really Harden Hearts?

Question: Does God really harden hearts? If yes, why does God harden hearts and then condemn them to hell fire? That means, does God make people do what they do and then make them responsible for what they have done.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

There are many places where it is mentioned that God has hardened peoples heart in the Bible and still he does that. God never changes, the way God has been in the past is the same character with which He still does live with now, and He will be the same in the future time too, in Him there is not a shadow of turning
(Mal 3:6; Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17).

Fourteen times in Scripture a statement is made that God hardens someone’s heart, nine of those times are in relation to Pharaoh. Outside of Pharaoh, God has hardened the hearts of the Egyptians
(Exo 14:17), the spirit of Sihon, king of Heshbon (Deu 2:30), the northern kings in Canaan (Jos 11:20), Israel’s heart (Isa 63:17), which Paul summarized saying, "whom God wills He hardens" (Rom 9:18).

The same topic of hardening and the same question that you have asked, apostle Paul dealt it in details in
Rom 9:13-24, " 13 As it is written, “Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.” 14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! 15 For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.” 16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.” 18 Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. 19 You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?” 20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? 22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, 24 even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?"

We see in the above passages of Scripture two important things, that apostle Paul was expressing, one is predestination and the other is sovereignty. Predestination does not mean God creates some people to be sent to hell fire and some to heaven. But rather the first example of Jacob and Esau brings out the truth that all blessings that comes from God is not based on the works we do, but rather in choosing the things that God has already predetermined to show His blessings, any person can avail it and be blessed in this life and forever more. When Esau sold his birth right it was a poor choice of choosing sustenance and material things over spiritual and eternal things from God, that decided what kind of blessing Esau inherited, it was material existence for him and his family line (Gen 36:8; Jos 24:4; 25:29-34). Jacob inherited God and His promises of spiritual blessings, even though he could not work himself to deserve the least of the blessings God showered upon his life and his descendants (Gen 32:10). In other words, because Jacob sought God, God worked His righteousness through his life of faith. Because Esau was self-sufficient and did not honor the spiritual aspect of the blessings of God, he inherited only temporal blessings and not the eternal blessings of God's promises which actually went to Jacob.

Next we see Paul the apostle emphasizes that there is a fine place where God overrules over the decisions of men based on the righteousness of God and His justice. God has declared that all men are sinners and have fallen short of his expectations because of their sin nature from birth, and their inclination to sin when a chance appears before them to exercise their will (Rom 3:23; 8:7; Gal 5:17; Psa 58:3). In the natural life of a human, self becomes the president which causes him to sin against the voice and will of God. God wants humans to put Him in the seat of the president within their heart, because He is their Creator who has created them all for His glory. God deals with all sinners alike, based on his mercy. Apostle Paul says that when people ask, if God knows people even before they were born, why should He send them to hell for their sins when He already knew that they were going to sin. Paul himself answered that God does create everyone for His glory to be revealed to the world like Pharaoh, who was created by God. Paul then says God waited for Pharaoh to repent all the days of his life when with each intervention of God through Moses and His miracles. But Pharaoh being unrepentant, wanted to avoid the suffering and consequence of disobeying the voice of God, hence he actually hardened his own heart still more and sinned more than before against God. After God continued to shower His mercies abundantly on him by pardoning his mistakes when He did let go of God's people the Israelite's against the will of God, which shows how insincere he was and was lying to God as the Scripture reveals clearly "Pharaoh hardened his heart, to not let His people go this time also as he did before many times." (Exo 8:15, 32, 34). The LORD said to Moses a little later saying: “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his servants…” (Exo 10:1). Thus when we compare the above description of the fact and the truth that God revealed beforehand, it clearly shows that God and Pharaoh are seen as participating in the hardening. In other words, God knows what will happen to a particular person in a situation, because God is omniscient enough to know all things. But that does not mean God is influencing them to do sin and evil. Each person falters when he is tempted by his own desire of pride, lust of the flesh and eyes to fall in to evil. After all God cannot be tempted by evil to make it happen in partnership with man because He is Holy (Jam 1:13-14; 1 Pet 1:16).

Then, what does God actually do in hardening?

When a person is filled with Pride like Pharaoh was, and he wanted to avoid the consequence of his sins but does not want to repent of his sins and turn to God for salvation from its evil influence that works within, then after having mercy on them for a long long time from the day of their birth, God finally decides that Pharaoh's sin has come to fruition for judgment and then allows him to go his own way by stopping his warning and letting him go his own way, which led him to pursue the Israelite's in spite of knowing that it is not the will of God to pursue them. What happened? Pharaoh and his Egyptian army drowned in the red sea when Moses who parted the sea, this time after he and the Israelite's crossed the sea lifted up the same staff which was in his hand to close the sea again (Exod 14:27-28; 15:19). Pharaoh was arrogant and prideful to the very end, as Ex. 15:9-10 testifies, so God directly intervened to take out the chariot wheels and suddenly they realized God's direct intervention and anger against their evil doing which they have been doing without repentance, but it was too late as their pursuit to fulfill their own will to sin against God led them to physical death which is the result of hardening of heart (Exo 14:23, 24-27, 28; Psa 136:15).

So what have we learnt from the hardening of heart?

When anyone who is a unbeliever continues to harden their heart to throw away all the mercies of God with which he has delayed His judgment by suffering long for their sins of rebellion which always deserves physical death any movement, then God will show His wrath one day as they keep rejecting his mercies with which He has graciously shown to them His goodness in their lives on earth. God prolongs the lives of sinners so that they could repent and turn to Him before their physical death which will consume them in to the eternal death, of which there is no respite eternally, and they will all be condemned forever for their sins and lack of repentance (2 Thess 1:6, 8, 9-10; 2 Pet 3:9). Thus hardening of heart is a place where God say yes to the will of the sinner to let him go to fulfill his desire to continually rebel against Him even for eternity, and thus go to hell fire where their desire to live without the Presence of God will be fulfilled forever, and that is when they will realize that torment is the only state of existence without God's Presence (2 Thess 1:9; Mark 9:42-48). But it is too late for a sinner, as once a sinner enters hell fire, he cannot ever can be able to come out of it.

God proves his sovereignty at the end of all things by hardening the hearts of humans who reject his mercies consistently (John 12:40; Isa 6:9-10), when the time of judgment comes to show that He is the one who rules over the entire universe as its King and Lord over it (Psa 115:3, Pro 16:9, Gen 50:20, Isa 40:23, and 2 Chron 20:6). God's vessels of mercy are those who are saved and repent of their sins, through them God will reveal his glory. God is not partial to condemn some humans and send others to hell (Acts 10:34-35), but rather those who go to hell are they who choose hell out of their own volition for themselves, and then asks God not to disturb them anymore, God being a gentleman grants them their desire, and they suffer in hell for eternity (Rev 16:9, 11, 16; Rom 1:19-21, 24, 27, 32).

God never sends even a single human being to hell, rather He waits for all sinners to repent and be saved. Those who harden their heart against God perpetually, will one day be hardened by God and will be granted their desires to be fulfilled, which will take them to hell fire for eternity ahead. Also just because God knows what we will do by His omniscience, does not mean that He influences us to do what we do against His will, which is called as sin and evil works for which God judges us and makes us accountable because it was done out of our own will (Rom 14:12; 2 Cor 5:10; Heb 9:27; Acts 17:31; 1 Pet 4:5-6). God is the greatest real life movie director who has written the script for now and for eternity already, and have given a free will for all humans to take their part in His-Story, those actors who join with Him in His purpose and will, will end up enjoying their life and eternity with Him. But those who act on their own will and stand opposed to His purpose and will, will end up as villains without Him in His-Story which is what we call as History. History is the story line of God. Those who accept the gospel of Jesus Christ will be judged for reward, those who have rejected it will be judged for their sinful works. Those who accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will end up in heaven to enjoy their life with God in his goodness, those who have rejected Him will end up in hell fire to be condemned for eternity ahead to receive his wrath and anger for their sins.


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Is It Not Unjust For A Just God To Make All Humans As Sinners And Judge Them To Hell Fire At The End Of It All?









When I Have Not Sinned Like Adam, Why Should I Be Declared As A Sinner Still?


Question: Why is it when I have not eaten the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil to disobey God which actually Adam did, still I have been considered a sinner? Is it just for God to make all humans as sinners and then judge them to hell fire at the end of it all?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

First of all, God says,
"For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts." (Isa 55:9, NLT). This means we can never truly understand fully why God does something in a particular way, but one thing we can be assured, when God does something "His way is perfect" (Psa 18:30), God "is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he." (Deut 32:4, NIV). With a three pound or one and a half Kilo brain we cannot expect to understand the infinite God who created us all in a short span of time, but if we really want to understand something of the greatness of Divine purpose for which God has created us all, we need to turn in to the revealed things of the Word of God to study it and research it and have pleasure in it to find a satisfying answer that can whet out our intellectual appetite for the Glory of God (Psa 111:2; Deut 29:29).

Why did God declare all humans to be under original sin of Adam? How come God can declare us who have not sinned like Adam to be sinners?

To our human logic, the above question might seem very appealing to point our finger to God and ask Him such questions, but then it will be knocked off if we look in to the greatness of God's mercy and grace, and the greatness of God's ways in doing things a particular way which is the best that we cannot even think of in our mind, because only God knows all the probability of what can happen if all the possibilities are played out. Like a pilot who test rides a virtual reality plane-simulator, before he rides a real one successfully, God tests everything in his plan and then finally He chooses the best plan to execute it all at the end in reality.

The Bible says, Christ coming to the earth to die for the sins of man is not God's second best, but it was God's first best plan as the Bible reveals Jesus Christ as the sinless Lamb,
"slain from the foundation of the world." (Rev 13:8).

So God knew that Adam out of his own free will choose to fail in the test that he has put before him, as he gave Adam only one command to keep, that is not to eat the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but he along with his wife were given the freedom and liberty to eat all the fruit's from all of the trees in the garden
(Gen 2:16-17). What is it we see regarding the human free will? So many choices humans had and the liberty to enjoy life, but only one restriction to keep, which he disobeyed and as a result of it was led to the sinful state of death in the beginning. So Adam had a free will of choice to make and he was inherently innocent by nature from the day he was created by God, but made responsible by God for exercising the volition as a mature adult as he was the one who was given the authority to rule over the planet earth along with his wife (Gen 1:26; 2:15-17). As he was just inherently innocent, God wanted to make him inherently-holy, that is why Adam was put to test along with his wife Eve. Satan tempted Eve, Adam stood with her without warning her of the seriousness of disobeying God's commandment because he wanted to please his wife rather than God at that point of time (Gen 3:6). Did God know that Adam will fail before he ever failed? Absolutely, that is why God had the plan of bringing Christ in to the world in his purpose and plan. But God even though knew by His omniscience that Adam will fail, but in no way did God influence him to fail. God was like a film director who called the actors to choose their part, to act the story which He has written. What happened was history because of the power of the free will of humans which God respected, and I can tell it was His-Story line which is executed until today.

In other words, God knew what was going to happen but He did not influence Adam or Eve in any way to sin, even though He could have stopped them from disobeying Him, he did not do so because of being a gentleman who keeps his word to the end, even when it means a personal risk and sacrifice to maintain a dangerous silence, and the risk of sacrificing Himself to redeem back humankind in friendship to Himself
(Gen 3:6; Lam 2:17; Isa 45:15, 22; Jud 2:1).

So humans after the fall of Adam our forefather in to sin, have not only become sinners by rebellious action of one man
(Gen 5:12), but also in their very nature of their being, sin began to reign by influencing from their mother's womb itself (Psa 58:3). In fact, if God had individually judged Adam and Eve and let that type of judgment come to all their progeny to come, there was no way out of sin and death for the whole of humankind. This is the same a Psalmist thought about and bewailed of such a scenario when he said, "If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?" (Psa 130:3, NIV). No one could ever stand before God, if our sins are ever taken in to account.

But thank God, as we have all become sinner both by nature within that influences us to sin, and also by our weak will that want to please self and opt for comfort so that we could not stand against sin because of it lure and appeal to our sin nature, which further only satisfies self and stands against God's requirement to be a rebel and an enemy
(Gal 5:17; Rom 8:7). When we were weak and powerless in our sins, God chose in his mind the first Adam our forefather as a type of the One who is to come, that is Jesus Christ, and promoted a faith in Him so that all people who believe can accept themselves as sinner and accept Him as a righteous substitute of sacrifice on their behalf before God, who will appease perfectly His demand of perfect righteousness on their behalf. These believers did sacrifice by their external action as a testimony of their internal faith as taught by God to symbolically sacrifice bulls, lambs, doves, etc...even though they did not sin like Adam in open rebellion against God (Heb 9:9-10, 11-12; Rom 5:15). Thus by their faith they were saved and not by their works of any kind which would have been rejected by God forever because it was considered as filthy rags of no value to God (Eph 2:8-9; Isa 64:6). According to God's estimate, if man were to be judged individually by his works, no human can ever be saved. So the first Adam being taken as model for the negative extreme of a sinful living-being, was substituted by the positive extreme of a life-giving spirit of a heavenly righteous being becoming one among the human being, which brought back God's life supernaturally through the last Adam Jesus Christ through whom righteousness was multiplied as he was the last of old creation, just like sin was multiplied in all people through the first of the old creation who was the first Adam (1 Cor 15:45; Rom 5:17).

Can we not notice the genius mind of God? Truly His thoughts are as high as the heavens are high above the earth.

Also we should understand that if a father has got a loan for his family, his children growing up cannot do anything about it, but just enjoy it. One day if the father suddenly and unfortunately dies, still the family have to pay the rest of the loan, whether they like it or not. In the same way, Adam our forefather through whom we all have come in to this world have fallen in to debt towards God that he could not pay, and also we could not pay because of us all having the sin nature from the day we were born which is inclined to sin and live selfishly
(Psa 51:5; 58:3; Eph 2:3), and we as the progeny of him have to pay with the sin nature that has come in to us. The wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23), that is why the death rate for all the children of Adam is perfectly hundred percentage. It is not whether we will die, but rather from the day we are born we fight against the time when we will die. So we cannot ask God the following question, 'Why is it when I have not eaten the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil to disobey God which actually Adam did, still I have been considered a sinner? Is it just for God to make all humans as sinners and then judge them to hell fire at the end of it all?', without considering and understanding the greatness of God's grace and mercy that He has shown to our human family, by sending His only begotten Son Jesus Christ in to this sinful world to carry our sins and die on the Cross to become a sacrificial substitute, so that we could be forgiven of all our past, present and future sins too. And thus could have a hope to live with God in friendship and intimacy in the days to come and be in heaven after we die on earth to be among the righteous people of God and God Himself being in our midst of the rest of the eternity ahead (Rev 21:3-4).

God's wisdom is the best that we could expect in the entire universe, and the great wonderful thoughts of God have not even entered in to the mind of fleshly humans to fathom the great things of God. Only the Holy Spirit have the ability to reveal the wonderful things of God to those who believe in Jesus Christ. So what about the humans who end up in hell because they are sinners? God being a just and righteous God will not allow even a single human born on earth to go to hell without letting them hear the good news of how they can be saved, but when they reject the invitation of God to get saved through believing, the sinners themselves choose hell fire by their own self will
(Matt 25:41, 46). Hell was not made for humans, it was originally made for Devil and his angels who rebelled against God, but those who join the devil by choosing to work their own way to reach heaven through keeping a religious law to please God or believe in nothing or believe in their own gods, will by their own choice will end up in hell fire because of rejecting the way of faith to please God which is the only God prescribed way to way and eternal life (Matt 7:13-14). A sinner is show the way of life by Jesus Christ, if he rejects, his blood will be upon his own head (Psa 145:17, GNT; John 3:17-21). So no person will ever go to hell just because they have been a born sinner, but rather they will go to hell because of rejecting God and continuing in sin to please themselves rather than to repent and believe God and His Son Jesus Christ to have the saving faith to please God. When man does not want to end up in the place where God lives which is heaven, by his own choice, he ends up in hell fire where God will withdraw himself completely to let his desire be fulfilled for eternity where fire is never quenched, worms do not die and the torment which causes people to weeping and gnashing of teeth will never cease forever and ever (Matt 13:42; Luke 13:28; Mark 9:43-44). So let us who believe celebrate the wisdom of God for eternity ahead! Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!

Much Blessings....





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