Reflections on the Holy Scripture
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Jesus died and was resurrected so that we may have life as it was meant to be lived.

It is always good to hear good news in the midst of bad occurrences. Today, we live in a world infested with sin and wickedness. It seems that no matter where one looks, there is some sort of iniquity going on in the world whether it be stealing, murdering, or sexual perversion. And indeed, everyone is a sinner, including ourselves. How could we ever make up for the crime? The good news is, we don't have to.

In the beginning, God created everything, including Adam and Eve, the first people. However, they sinned by direct disobedience to God and introduced death into the world. Sin is committing something unrighteous, something that isn't good in the eyes of the Lord. This includes stealing, murdering, and disregarding God Himself, but even little things such as gossip, lust, and lying are considered sin.

According to Romans 3:23, all have sinned. There not a single person out there that has not sinned. Therefore, we are all condemned to be judged. Our rightful judgment is eternal separation from God in hell (Romans 6:23), which is death in a spiritual sense.

Thankfully, all is not lost. God does not desire for anybody to have to go to hell, so He provided us a way out through Jesus Christ. Because of Jesus's death on the cross and His resurrection three days later, our sins are already paid for, and we are able to make the choice to have a new life through Him. Ultimately, those who accept Jesus as their Savior will spend eternity with Him in heaven.

16For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.17For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

~ John 3:16-17 NKJV

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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