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Rick's 2 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment on 12/15/2021, 3:08pm...

Hi Jerimiah God has made a lot of things available to man but you still have to believe to receive. When

Jesus Christ was ministering when he went into His Home town of nazareth of galilee Mathew 13:53-58 he

could not due many mighty works because of their unbelief! All thing of God are given upon man first

believing to receive i.e. confess Romans 10:9+10 and believe in thine Heart action mouth then inner most part

and then God can work.

 


Chris's 2 Corinthians Chapter 5 comment on 12/15/2021, 4:18am...

Hi Jerimiah. Yes, Jesus was sacrificed to pay the price of our sin that we couldn't pay - and that payment was God's requirement as His pure Lamb was killed as our substitute, so we wouldn't have to take the awful penalty of God's Judgement against us. So the Sacrifice was for all mankind - but not all mankind want that Sacrifice. Jesus' Coming & Death was God's Gift to us so we can have our sins forgiven & enjoy eternal life with Him - but not all want to receive that Gift. In fact, not only do they refuse Him, but also shame & mock Him with their talk & way of living, just as those Romans & Jews did at Jesus' crucifixion.

So, the way is indeed narrow - the narrow path to eternity that only a few can traverse on, as God's children looking to the day when they will be with their God & Father & Jesus Christ. But the other way is wide, for there are so many more that have refused the Gift, & so blinded by their own lusts & passions, that they don't even recognize that hell is at the end of it (Matthew 7:13,14; Luke 13:23,24). Every man, woman & child has the Blood of Christ available for them - it's now up to them what they do with that great expression of God's Love - God doesn't force that Gift upon them. That is why John 3:16 is so precious: "For God so loved the world (all people), that He gave His only begotten Son (as His Sacrifice for them), that whosoever believeth in Him (they must come - they must place their trust in Jesus), should not perish, but have everlasting life (life forever in God's Presence & not a life forever in hell's torment).

 


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