Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sin Separates Us from God

Sin created a wide chasm or barrier between God and humans. Throughout history, people have tried to build a bridge across this gulf in many different ways (religions, good works, philosophy, morality, etc.) but without any success. Despite the common misperception that there are many ways to God, in reality there is only one way for us to regain fellowship with God. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). 

For centuries, Satan has attempted to destroy humankind. He caused poverty, sickness, pain, and death. Men and women began to lie, and cheat, and steal. Huge wars were fought and millions died and went to hell, “the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41) where there is darkness and “weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matthew 8:12). 

Yet, despite the great chaos, humans held on to the promise of a Savior who would destroy the horrible effects of sin. Jesus said, “The thief (Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10). 

Just like Adam, all people are sinners.  “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).  Every single person on earth has disobeyed God’s commands (Exodus 20:3-17) by lying, cheating, stealing, hating, speaking evil words, committing adultery, and even murdering. Each person is separated from God because of this disobedience.

The result of human sin is eternal separation from God. Since all life comes from God, eternal separation from Him is the same as eternal death. “Sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned” (Romans 5:12). The price which must be paid for sin is death. “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).

This is an excerpt from Daniel King's book, "Welcome to the Kingdom." Over 600,000 copies are in print. Get your copy by clicking HERE.