Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chaplains Corner - October 2013

God loves the sinner. How do I know this and believe it with all of my heart, mind, and soul? Here are the biblical truths that proved it to be true for me.

In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, He wrote about the universal sinfulness of men, “for all have sinned (rejected God) and fall short of the glory of God (1:18-3-23). The penalty for our sin is spiritual death (5:12). We face God’s wrath (1:18; 2:5; 5:9). We become God’s enemies (5:10). Yet despite our rebellion and sin, God demonstrated His great love (Grace) for us by giving His Son Jesus “to be the propitiation (appeasing sacrifice to God) for our sins” (I John 4:9-10), “that while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8), “Christ died for the ungodly (v.6). Christ’s blood justified (made us right with God) and saves us from God’s anger and condemnation (v.9).

When we publicly confess by faith that we believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead (v.10), and recognize our need and accept God’s offer of forgiveness and reconciliation with Him, we shall be saved, and receive the gift of a new life now and the promise of eternal life with God in heaven. Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!!!

Chaplain John Szilvasy

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