Updated: Mar 11, 2022
Welcome to Lost In His Presences Blog Post
What does it mean to commit my life to Christ and how do I do it?
A personal relationship with Jesus is the most important decision you will ever make in your life. It is unlike any other relationship. If you go into eternity without this relationship, you will spend eternity apart from Him. It is the desire of Olive Branch Church that everyone understand the gospel and accept the free gift of salvation offered to all mankind through the life, work, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
God Desires a Personal Relationship With You.
God created you (Genesis 1:27). He didn’t just create you to exist alone and apart from Him, He created you to have a personal relationship with Him. Remember, God had personal encounters and fellowship with Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:8-19). Just as God fellowshipped with them, He desires to fellowship with you (1 John 1:5-7). God loves you (John 3:16), never forget that fact.
Problem that Separates us from a Relationship With God
When Adam and Eve chose to sin against God in the Garden of Eden, they catapulted the entire human race into sin. Since that time, every human being has been born into the world with a propensity toward sin. Each and every one of us has rebelled, choosing for ourselves to usurp God’s authority and question His goodness through that process.
The apostle Paul affirmed that...
"sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin" (Romans 5:12).
Indeed, we are told that...
“through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners” (Romans 5:19). Ultimately this means that “death came through a man…in Adam, all die” (1 Corinthians 15:21-22).
Jesus often spoke of sin in metaphors that illustrate the havoc sin can wreak in one’s life. He described sin as blindness (Matthew 23:16-26), sickness (Matthew 9:12), slavery (John 8:34), and darkness (John 8:12; 12:35-46). Moreover, Jesus taught that sin is a universal condition and all people are guilty before God (Luke 7:37-48).
He also made clear that both our inner thoughts and our external actions render us guilty (Matthew 5:28). He taught that from within the human heart come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, envy, slander, arrogance, and folly (Mark 7:21-23). Moreover, He affirmed that God is fully aware of every person’s sins, both external and internal; nothing escapes His notice (Matthew 22:18; Luke 6:8; John 4:17-19).
Not What You Think
Of course, some people are more morally upright than others, but we all fall short of God’s infinite standards because His standard is perfection (Romans 3:23). In a contest to see who can throw a rock to the moon, I am sure a muscular athlete would be able to throw the rock much further than I could, but all human beings ultimately fall short of the task. Similarly, all of us fall short of measuring up to God’s perfect and holy standards.
Though the sin problem is a serious one, God has graciously provided a solution.
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