Ephesians 2:5, Romans 8:10 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Yesterday I ended by asking you what choice do you have. Today I show you the only two choices you have. You are either dead in your sins or alive in Christ. That’s it, no other choices.
This fact infuriates those who oppose God. This one verse has created more hatred against Christians than any other.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Christianity is viewed as an exclusive club that only a few may join by invitation only. The truth is simple and they fail to believe it. John 3:16 say whosoever believes. Whosoever is an all-inclusive term, denying none who believe, having made that choice to live in Christ. Many chose not to move into this neighborhood. They are not denied entry, they just refuse to move.
Those who refuse are the walking dead. They love the show but do not see themselves as the walking dead. It is a fantasy show and they look at Christianity as fantasy. Christianity is not a fantasy, it is not a vain attempt. Christianity fulfills the law of love, it fills the void in our hearts and extends that love to others in need.
No one wants to be told they don’t love. The issue here is not that they cannot love but that if the love of God does not abide in their hearts, they cannot agape love. God’s perfect love is the purview of God alone. Any love we can show without God in our hearts is not agape love.