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Monday, March 18, 2013

One Man Can Make a Difference

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. - Romans 5:12

Romans 5 makes it quite clear that sin entered into the world because of one man, Adam. Yes, Eve was the first to eat of the fruit, but the Bible tells us that she was deceived by the serpent. Adam, on the other hand, ate of the fruit willingly, knowing full well what he was doing and the consequences of his actions. And so, one man's disobedience led to sin which, in turn, led to death. I guess it is true what they say – one man can make a difference. And if the story stopped there, we would be in sad shape indeed. Fortunately for us, Romans is a book of much more.

For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. - Romans 5:19
Yes, one man's disobedience lead mankind into a downward spiral, but thanks to the obedience of Christ, salvation is available to each and every one of us. The Bible tells us that Jesus was obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. He didn't have to die. He didn't have to sacrifice Himself. But knowing that His death was our only way to eternal life, He willingly gave up His life for ours. Once again, we see that one man can make a difference. Granted, Jesus was not just any man; He was the God-man. But the point is that what was done because of Adam can be undone because of Christ.

The key here is to make certain that you have accepted Christ's payment for sin. He willingly laid down his life for yours, but you must acknowledge the fact by asking Him to forgive you of your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Make Him the Lord of your life and allow Him to work in you and through you. He loved us enough to die for us. Shouldn't we love Him enough to live for Him?

If you do not know the Lord as Savior, and you are unsure how to be saved, please contact me. I'd love to introduce you to my Savior and Friend. Today is the day to trade in your filthy rags for a robe of righteousness. I urge you to act today before it's too late.  One man can make a difference -- especially when that one man is the God-man, Jesus Christ!

Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. - Romans 5:20-21

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