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Saturday, May 9th 2009

7:07 PM

Get it right who needs reconciling!

In the news recently I noticed a headline that amazes me everytime I read it -Helping Christians Reconcile God With Science.  Everytime I read it I think, they need to get it straight on who needs reconciling.  Science IS NOT the benchmark and we don't reconcile God to great and mighty, infallible science.

NO, NO WAY, NO HOW! 

God is God.  HE is the ONE who is INFALLIBLE. HE is the ALMIGHTY. If anything or anyone needs reconciling it is to God.

God gave us His Word so we could know the truth. We don't change or reconcile it to fit our ideas, we believe it by faith and let God change us. Science that disagrees with God and His Word is nothing more than false science, as mentioned in   1 Timothy 6:20-21a, "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith."

Elevating science above God and His word is nothing more than setting up another idol and that is what many have done - set education and science up as idols to be worshipped and followed at all cost.

There is nothing wrong with good education and science, but if it lifts itself up against the Word of God - there is a problem.

This is just another example of man's sinfulness and why ALL of us NEED to be reconciled to GOD.

You see our sins separate us from God - Isaiah59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.  It is our sin, the sin of unbelief ( the sin from which all the others stem from), that results in us being condemned to Hell.  Part of Romans 6:23 tells us that "the wages of sin is death"  That death is eternal spiritual separation from God in the lake of fire - Revelation 20:14-15, "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

John 3:18 makes it plain what condemns us, "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

God has given us a way to escape that condemnation.  God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, left the glories of Heaven, took on a body like ours so He could lived a sinless life, and then willingly take the punishment for our sin, shedding His blood to cleanse our sin, so that we could be reconciled to God. Jesus suffered and died on the cross for you and me, was buried, then bodily arose the 3rd day in victory over sin, death, satan, hell, the grave - all for us.

Here is what the Bible tells us about these things :

Jesus took our place - 2 Corinthians 5:21,"For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."

Jesus shed His blood to cleanse us - 1 John 1:7, "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

Jesus died and arose again to reconcile us to God,  Romans 5:8-10, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. "

2 Corinthians 5:19a "To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself"

Colossians 1:19-22 "For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight"

Jesus arose from the dead is the only way of salvation for any of us. If you will be reconciled to God it must be through HIM -

Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

So the choice is yours. Read the verse carefully and let the Holy Spirit deal with your heart about the truth of God's Word.  Believe God, Repent of your way, and trust Jesus as your Saviour  and Be reconciled to God today before it is too late!

 

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