Sunday, November 15, 2009


Mankind shares one common bond, that of sin. We are all of the seed of Adam, and therefore share this bond, which cannot be broken without the grace of God. It is the strongest of bonds among men, and yet the deadliest of all; it degrades us, and defiles us before a moral and just God, and condemns us all to a fiery, burning hell, of which we deserve. Just the nature of sin merits the torments of hell; the mere thought of evil deserves the punishment of hell. In this one thing, we are all united, and all equal, and yet, we can all be made free from its grasp; no one of us is without sin, and none qualified to judge the other because of it. We share the reproaches of sin—every one of us. Let us not, therefore, be too condemning of our fellow man when we see him do that which is natural for him to do, He is only acting out of himself. Sin aligns us with the most vile of sinners, and though the bond is broken by grace, we still have its seed deep within. The bond is broken, but the flesh retains the seed, and it cannot be removed in this life. Though we deplore the atrocious acts of the manifestation of sin, we align ourselves with it ---we cannot help but do so, because we are born into it. Ah, but thank God there is a deliverance; there is hope! This hope comes in the form of Jesus Christ, the ultimate sacrifice for sin.
We will receive a new body some day, though not soon enough, I am afraid, and it will not be of sinful flesh, but of the spirit. It will be the embodiment of the Spirit in us, because Christ is in us, and we in Him, and He is the Holy Spirit. “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” (Rom. 8:11) Yes, we shall be raised up into the newness of life, much “newer” than the new birth we now enjoy; much more pure and Holy, and unto a better hope. Praise the Lord for this unspeakable gift, the gift of “new life” and a new body.

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