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Thursday, November 6, 2014

To Know God...series...The Greatest Trade

This "To Know God' book is chalked full of wonderful information. In fact, it's been kind of difficult for me to decide on the most important things to touch on. And I hope I am able to do it in a way that the proper message is conveyed, which is basically the Good News for each and everyone of us.
We "Mankind=sin and righteousness= Jesus. Jesus is the only one born into this world who was not born sinful, not born separated from God. Jesus is the only one who was ever born righteous. It is clear from this analogy that the only possibility for righteousness as far as man is concerned, would be Mankind+Jesus= Righteousness. Mankind without Jesus is still sinful. The real issue in sin and righteousness is whether or not Jesus is in the life."

      But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.   
Isaiah 64:6

"If everyone in the world, except Jesus, is born sinful(Rom. 1:16). Jesus, our Saviour, provided salvation at the cross, through which the power of sin is broken. When a sinner accepts this great salvation, he is born again, and the greatest trade ever made takes place."

The Bible talks about the greatest trade ever, in 2 Corinthians 5:21: "For he (that is, God) hath made him(that is, Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." We could change the wording just a bit: For God hath made Jesus, who knew no sin, to be sin for us that we, who knew no righteousness, might be made the righteousness of God in Him."
Excerpts from pgs 23, 25

And thanks so some very helpful friends - We have a great song to go along with this portion as well. :O)


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