The Big Picture

What is the big picture in life? Many people think Jesus came to offer religion and solve politics, but that is untrue. Christ did not come to organize religious rituals, nor did he arrive to solve political battles, international wars, human pandemics, or manmade disasters.

 

He came to solve two issues that cause the above crisis and the end result from it all—sin and death.

 

Paradoxically, people generally do not want to discuss these topics because of the association to politics and religion. Primarily because we deny the presence of sin, call it by another name, or enjoy the season of destructive hedonism that we find ourselves in. While we may not believe we have a sin problem, we all have a dilemma with death as it eventually finds each one of us.

 

I’m not trying to scare anyone into heaven, as I personally do not believe in those tactics. But I am making a concentrated effort to influence everyone to ponder eternity.

 

Bottom line: Jesus is the perfect sacrifice for all that is wrong—the sin of humanity. As we accept the substitutionary atonement offered by his life, we can claim that which he promised, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life” (John 5:24).

-Jim

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