This is an issue I've been meaning to write about for months. To lay a little ground work, I'll describe myself and my basic thoughts on Christianity. I call myself a Christian because I believe and know in my heart that Jesus was and is the promised Messiah foretold by the prophets in the Old Testament. From His birth, to His death and resurrection, He fulfilled every prophecy concerning the coming Messiah. I believe and understand that He came to earth to bridge the gap between God and man which was created way back in Genesis with original sin known as the fall.
I believe God bridged this gap by sending Jesus, the Perfect Sacrificial Lamb as a final atonement offering for the sins of mankind, and that final atoning sacrifice washes away the sins of all who accept it. I'll talk about this a little more in a few minutes, but let's have a look at something regarding original sin, because I think it escapes many people. God doesn't grade sin as we do. That is to say, all sin is against His will, and it is punishable by death. To back that up; in Genesis, Adam and Eve had only one, (1) rule to obey and live by, and that was not to eat the fruit of a certain tree, under penalty of death. Death for eating a certain fruit!Add a comment