Monday, October 03, 2016

Let Jesus make you whole

Love does not equal approval. God loves all people equally. But He hates our sin for how it distorts our characters, ruins our lives, brings us death, and destroys our relationships with Him and others.

God became human in Christ and accepted the death sentence we deserve for sin, in order to bring forgiveness of sin and the restoration of our characters to all willing to admit our common human addiction to sin--both in general and in the specific areas in which we're most prone to sin--and trust Jesus as the way to wholeness.

Jesus says: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

God loves you. Let Him make you whole. It won't happen all at once. In fact, it won't be completed in this lifetime.

The New Testament explains:
...friends, that’s...who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own. [1 John 3:2-3, The Message]
Jesus, true God and true man, is the way to wholeness and to eternity with God.

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