Greetings brothers and sisters. Surely I need not tell you the greatness of the Christ and his sacrifice and I surely do not need to tell you about how thankful we should be for Christ but this article is rather about others who have forgotten Christ and others who believe in Christ but yet continue to sin. I'm one of the later ones and though I try to be the best that I can be, I sometimes fail. Recently, I committed a grave sin and I was truly angry with myself and sorrowful. It was during this time that the sacrifice of Christ became clearer than ever before. It was during this time that I learnt how much Christ had done for me through his sacrifice. Through him, I could be forgiven. Through him, I could reach out to God. Though I felt abandoned at first, I knew that this was far from the truth.
"When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins." --- Colossians 2:13
I will never be perfect but I can try to be and through the sacrifice of Christ, I - along with you all - am saved. When the woman who had committed adultery was brought before Christ, he rebuked those who had told him to stone her and said "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" and he then told the woman to "Go and sin no more". Did the woman never sin again? Unlikely but it's probable - if she believed Jesus to be the Messiah - that she tried her best to avoid sin and repented and became sorrowful every time she did sin. Through the sacrifice of Christ, she would have been saved.
Through the sacrifice of Christ, we are all saved so long as we attempt to follow Christ's path which is the path of truth and righteousness.
Jesus is king and savior and I have declared this before many in life and will continue to do so until death. Only by his greatness can we be saved.
"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him." - 1 John 4:16
It's a long journey to reach God but as long as I have spirit in my body, I shall not give up.
Remember in the first paragraph where I said that this article was also about people who have forgotten Christ? Many self-professed Christians have. I'd like to warn people of "Christians" who condemn people to Hell and threaten people with damnation if they refuse to believe their view on The Bible.
These men and women have become so twisted in hate that they have forgotten Christ altogether. These men and women condemn those who refuse to believe what their doctrine teaches and some of them even try to justify terrible sins based on Bible verses quoted out of context. These people have forgotten Christ because if they hadn't, they would remember these words:
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged." - Matthew 7:1
I've seen so many "Christian" sites which have so much hate on. These sites can't be inspired by God because a Christian is suppose to be kind and gentle when spreading the news.
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." - Colossians 3:12
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." - Proverbs 15:1
I even encountered one site (Jesus is Savior.com) telling people that women should be slaves to men. The Bible actually says that a husband must seek to serve his wife as a wife must seek to serve her husband. In other words, they are both equal and both belong to one another. In Christ's words, they become one flesh.
"The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife." - 1 Corinthians 7:4
That same hate filled site went onto say that all women must marry a man or be doomed to Hell. Where the hell did the author get that nonsense from? Virgins - male or female - are blessed in The Bible. That site is filled with such hate and the nonsense that is spewed across it just makes me angry. The author seems to be a rather sad and unhealthy individual who is either so twisted and corrupted in hate that they have forgotten Christ's love or it's either an atheist's attempt at making Christianity look bad. Even if it was a satire site, this doesn't change the fact that many sites created by those claiming to be true genuine Christians exist.
We can only pray for such people because it's clear that they know not the way of the Lord. Hate is not going to lead people to God and when Jesus preached, his words were always kind and gentle and that's how our words should be when we preach the good news.