Sunday, August 23, 2015

Christian, You Are Not At War With God

Christians, I have good news for you. If you have truly put your faith in Jesus Christ, you are at peace with God. The Apostle Paul wrote, "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1).

The Bible tells us we are hostile to God in word, thought, and deed because of our sin. We were at one time, "dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind" (Ephesians 2:1-3). God was ready and willing to pour out His wrath on us.

Thanks be to God, the war between us and God is over. Romans 5:1 says we have peace with God because of our faith in Jesus. Faith knowing that He is who He said He is and the work He has done is finished. Many Christians may think God is out to get them. God is only out to get to you conform to the image of His Son, Jesus, but never out to get you because you sinned. Yes, we will still wrestle with our flesh and the sin that "clings so closely" (Hebrews 12:1), but God will never cast us out.

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