God came to man

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God came to man

All the world’s religions are seeking ways for man to get to God. The question is what do I need to do to get to God? The world’s religions have a religious checklist detailing the requirements to get to God. The world’s religions are about man’s attempt to get to God. If the ocean separates man from God tell me how far I need to swim to get to God. Can I take a boat to get across the ocean to God? Can I fly in an airplane to get across the ocean to God? This is the attempt of the world’s religions and the attempt of man to get to God.

With Christianity, God came across the ocean to get you and all mankind. God came to man in the form of Holy God and human flesh Jesus Christ to redeem man from the Satanic Rule of the Devil caused by Adam’s high treason. God sent his only son Jesus Christ to take all of man’s sins and selfish nature on HIMSELF. Jesus Christ died for ALL the sin of the world. HE took the heavy weight on the cross of King David’s sin of adultery with Bethesda and the murder of her husband. Jesus took all the sins of man on his shoulders. HE took all of your sin with HIM on the cross. You were born rebellious toward God. You cannot overcome sin, evil and wickedness in your own effort; only God has this power through Jesus Christ. There is no religious self-effort checklist which will take you to God. God came to you as a gift in Christ Jesus to redeem mankind so that they could enter into HIS PRESENCE.

He has saved us and called us to a holy life- not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 2 Timothy 1:9-10

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions- it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2: 4-9

If we could get to God by our own efforts, there would be a formula. How much time do I need to spend in prayer? How many times do I need to go to Church? This is the way man attempts to get to God – through self-effort. However, God’s way is so different than man’s. God’s way is sending HIS only son to redeem mankind. God came to man to redeem man through Jesus Christ. This way man cannot say he did it on his own or through a checklist.

God loves you.

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