Luke 13:1-5 Jesus answered, ‘Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, No! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. (Jesus is talking about the second death, who’s names are not found in the Lambs Book of Life found in: Revelation 20:11-15) Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them-do you think they were more guilty than the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you No! But unless you repent, you too will parish.
Notice what Jesus is saying here. For the mind set of the people then believed, that those who die in freak accidents or murdered, were “worse or more” guilty then all others. So Jesus is telling those: every one is equally guilty before God, and unless you repent, you too will perish.
The word repent means: “a turning away from sin, disobedience, and rebellion. And turning back to God.” (according to the Nelsons Illustrated Dictionary of The Bible) Jesus came into this world by The virgin birth in the flesh to save the sinner. All are guilty of sin, no one deserves eternal life not even myself. Everyone deserves the ultimate judgment of Hell. All deserve to die in the second death including myself. According to:
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
And in: Romans 3:10-18 there is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God, all have turned away, they have altogether become worthless. There is no one who is good, not even one. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips. Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery marks their ways, and the ways of peace they do not know. There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
So these passages of Scripture proves that all human kind on the face of the earth are equally guilty in the sight of Almighty God. There is no one more sinful than the other person, all are equally sinful according to God’s holy and righteous standards.
Therefore, Romans 6:23 the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (this is the only way to be saved, because notice) the gift of God is eternal life In Christ Jesus our Lord.
I watch a lot of documentaries on the History Channel, and I watched this one documentary about the Holy Bible. They teach false teachings of the redemption plan of Christ. They always slip, tid-bits of false teachings with truth to make it sound good. Such as: faith and works will get you into the kingdom of Heaven. This falls short of the true teachings of redemption.
In: Romans 3:21-26 but now a righteousness from God apart from law, (meaning works) has been made known, to which the law and the Prophets (all of the Old Testament, testify) The righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory (standards) of God, and are justified freely by His grace through redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Him (meaning Jesus Christ, The Son of God) as a sacrifice of atonement through faith in His blood. He did this to demonstrate His justice, because in His forbearance He had left the sins committed beforehand (that is all people living from Adam and Eve of the old Testament up to Christ death) unpunished – He did it to demonstrate His justice at the present time, so as to be just and the One Who justified those who have faith in Jesus.
Good works and observing the law alone is not good enough to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Expressing love and feeling loved alone is not a good enough standard to enter the kingdom of Heaven. What Jesus Christ is getting at here, that non are good enough to enter the kingdom of heaven. It is by faith in Jesus Christ that we become righteous in God’s sight through Jesus Christ, for Christ’s blood cloth’s those in righteousness who believe.
John 14:6 I Am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
There is no one on the face of the earth of all religions since the dawning of time to today, has ever proclaimed this, and never will (in exception to the antichrist, for he will proclaim to be God according to: Ezekiel 28:1-3, to deceive every tribe, tongue and nation as the devil possibly can in the last days. It has already started to happen) And the reason being is that man are not naturally spiritual. If man were, then all would have known that God the Father sent His Only Begotten Son, Lord Jesus Christ into the world by the virgin birth conceived by the Holy Spirit. To die for our sins and raised back to life on the third day and ascended back into Heaven and sits at God’s right hand to give us ever lasting hope and ever lasting life, and all would except that.
Men and women are naturally born sinners. We are all sinners not because we sin, but because of the sin nature in us all, that causes us to sin greatly against the LORD. Where does this sin nature come from? Where did it originate from? Adam and Eve: Genesis 3. All are born into this sin nature. This is why the Lord proclaimed in the Old Testament the New covenant according to: Jeremiah 31:31-37, (I encourage you to read this passage of Scriptures to understand what the Lord had proclaimed hundreds of years prior to His birth) For the New Covenant proclaims what the old Covenant could not do completely, that is to make one righteous. For The Old Covenant was only temporary until the Messiah, Jesus Christ comes into this world and He already did 2000 years ago.
God in the beginning taught man that there has to be a blood sacrifice in order to make one righteous in the sight of God: Genesis 3:20-21. After Adam and Eve had consciously decided to rebel against the one commandment God commanded them not to. (I also encourage you to read for yourself Genesis 3 in order to know what we are talking about here) therefore the Old Covenant could not save, but made man sin conscious. This is how God taught man what sin is according to:
Romans 3:19-20 now we know what the law say, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. Therefore no one will be declared righteous in the sight of God by observing the law, rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
Which was the point of the law to begin with, remember the Apostle Paul who wrote this through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, was a devout and zealous Pharisee, a teacher of the law, as well as his dad. And in fact he tried to reject the gospel message by, approving the death’s of the early Christians in the first century church after Christ’s resurrection. God the Father was teaching man then, what sin is, and the sacrifice that God commanded man to make for the atonement of sin in the Old Covenant, which was a temporary fix then, points to the New Covenant that is in Jesus Christ, WHO IS THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB OF GOD through whom God is well pleased.
Jesus Christ is truly the hope God had given to all mankind. This is the only way to Heaven. To have faith in Jesus Christ and believe He did come into this world by the virgin birth in the flesh conceived by the Holy Spirit. Died for our sins, transgressions and iniquities. And risen from the dead on the third day, ascended back into Heaven into His former glory (John 17:24) and sits at the right hand of God Almighty. We do not believe and serve a dead God, but the One true living God; God The Father, and of His Son Lord Jesus Christ, and of His Holy Spirit.
With that being said, the LORD destroyed mankind off the face of the earth before, and the only people the LORD has saved was Noah and his family, eight in all to start life all over again according to: Genesis 6;7;8. Why did He do this?
Genesis 6:5-6 the LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that He made man on the earth, and His heart was filled with pain. So the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth-men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and the birds of the air -for I am grieved that I have made them.
And so He did by a global flood as you read further in that chapter and He will destroy this earth by fire next because of sins as it is written
2 Peter 3:10-12 but the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
There is no escaping the wrath of God through any natural means, either in this life or in eternity except through Jesus Christ. This is why God Almighty sent His only begotten Son for the remission of sins, and to save sinners from their sins and from the wrath of God to come. And this is the heart of what Jesus Christ is teaching here: “unless you repent, you too will parish.”
(to be continued……..)