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The Greatest Gift of All
Having inherited Adam’s sin, widely known as original sin which made us weak in our struggle with sin every day, I continue to relish deep down in my heart our Bible Study with Tanglaw CG last week. It’s about the hope of all hopes for the hopeless and helpless because all of us have been once trapped in the snare of the devil and doomed to suffer the rising torment in the lake of fire and burning sulfur, if God did not do something to rescue us from the pit of hell because of sin.

I grew up believing in half truth and buried in the dungeon of fear because I can’t hide my sins in the eyes of God but praise God for opening my eyes to see His Infallible Word revealed in the Bible saying, “Everyone was going to be punished because Adam sinned. BUT BECAUSE OF THE GOOD THING THAT CHRIST HAS DONE, GOD ACCEPTS US AND GIVES US THE GIFT OF LIFE. Adam disobeyed God and cause many others to be sinners. BUT JESUS OBEYED HIM AND WILL MAKE MANY PEOPLE ACCEPTABLE TO GOD” (Romans 5:18-19).

It is an explicit declaration of the second half truth exonerating us from the original sin and all sins after that from generation to generation not by our own works but by the redemptive work of Jesus on the cross to pay our debt in full as His free most precious gift a man could ever have on earth before he dies to face God in His judgment seat.

“He (Jesus) was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. . . . Christ (Jesus) never sinned! But God treated Him as a sinner, so Christ (Jesus) could make us acceptable to God . . . . Sin pays off with death. But God’s gift is eternal life given by Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 4:25; 2Cor. 5:21; Rom. 6:23)

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from ourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast” (Eph. 2:8-9).

Before, fear of death kept on haunting me every day because of sin but now God has made all days of my life a joyful celebration of His goodness forever and ever. Hallelujah!