“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For 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.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8.
Jesus Christ died for your sins. Its a simple statement and a significant impact on the world. God didn’t send Jesus to the world, not to condemn it but to save it.
Sin is a big problem of course, and it does lead to death. However God did not send His Son to go through the trouble of dying for sinners only to condemn them of the same sin. Jesus came to save us from sin and death by taking our place, fulfilling the requirements of justice. The Word of God tells us “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). The ‘reward’ for sin is death. Its more of a penalty, but you get my meaning.
The price mankind was supposed to pay was death. We didn’t have the pennies to pay for it. You see, only blood can pay for sin, but not just any kind of blood. Tainted blood can’t pay the price for our sins. The blood of a sinner, nor that of animals can’t pay that price. Only a righteous man’s blood could do that. Look at this:
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” 2 Corinthians 5:21.
A righteous man (Jesus), who knew no sin, became sin for us so that we could be free from sin and become like God. Yes, when you receive Jesus, you become the righteousness of God. You are set free from sin; from sickness, depression, the influences of dark forces, the curse, you name it.
God is not angry with you anymore if you’re in Christ Jesus. Sin has no more dominion over you because the price for your sins has already been paid and you have no more debt to pay. The consequences for sin were already settled in Jesus Christ’s death and your new life of justification was secured in His resurrection. We no longer only justice the debt of death IF we have received Jesus and have become born of God.
So why are you hesitating? Why are you holding back? Why won’t you receive this Eternal Life that God has made available in Christ? If it because people have told you The Gospel is the “White Man’s” invention? Is it because people have told you salvation by faith in Christ doesn’t make sense? Well, quit with those doubts. The Bible says “… whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13). The name of the Lord in this context, is Jesus. Call on the name of Jesus today. He is the only way to God the Father. He’s the only answer to all your problems (Trust me; even if He doesn’t always solve them the way you’d expect). Receive Jesus today and receive Eternal Life. Its for your own good, not His.