Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Way The Truth And The Life

In the book of Genesis the first book in the bible, God exposes the evil that lurks in the hearts of mankind and clearly lays out His own unique plan for dealing with sin that separates man from his Creator. 

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.” And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is couching at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.”

Cain said to Abel his brother, “Let us go out to the field.” And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him. (Genesis 4: 1-8)

One might think that the Lord had shown unfair favoritism, however keep in mind what the Lord had previously said: And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you. (Genesis 3:17)

The reason Cain’s offering was unacceptable to God is because he had offered what he had produced from the ground that the Lord had cursed, therefore it was an affront to God. However Able’s offering was acceptable because it honored what God had done as a sign that spoke of the necessary future shedding of blood when He would offer His own son as the only suitable sacrifice and covering for the sins of all mankind. The following verse clearly indicates that the Lord himself set the precedent as he slew an animal drawing innocent blood as a covenant between God and man. “And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them.” (Genesis 3:21)

Down through the ages those who have refused to accept this covenant between God and man, thinking of it as repugnant, have made themselves their own god thus passing judgment on the Creator who alone is the maker of rules concerning the universe and the lives of men. They in turn have accepted the hand of the Deceiver and believed the whisperings of the Liar, while thinking in their arrogant hearts that they can control the future of the world and it’s population by murdering millions of children still in their mother’s womb. While Demon influenced men are interfering in the political affairs of nations, others seek to inoculate millions and even alter the rays of the sun, seeking to gain control over the world population. These are they for whom the fires of Hell are reserved!

There is clearly a vast chasm between believers and unbelievers. Men pray for peace and hope for a kinder, friendly and civil world, however Jesus knowing the hearts of men said this: “Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” (Luke 12: 51-53)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:16-17) To all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, (John 1:12)

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. (Titus 2:11-14) 

You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble, brethren, against one another, that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the doors. (James 5: 8-9)

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” 

(Luke 21: 25-28)


Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, every one who pierced him; and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty 

(Revelation 1: 7-8)

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