domingo, 5 de maio de 2013
WHAT WILL DO TO INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE?
16.15,16 In Mark's Gospel, Jesus said: Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
First we need to consider that life is not just when we return to the dust of the earth, because we have a spirit that is immortal and there are only two places where we spend eternity, namely, the Lord Jesus to Paradise or Hell with Satan and his spirits malignant.
After the fall in Eden for disobedience, the man went to live under the curse of sin, delivered the paradise that God has given you, in the hands of the enemy, and domineering became slave of Satan, but the Lord God in his infinite mercy, loved the man so much that he gave his only Son to die on the cross as a sacrifice for everyone who believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. And Christ, by his death on the cross annihilated him that had the power of death, has again opened the door of Heaven to man, and reconciled with the Father
Salvation comes not by imposition, it is oferecidade grace through the sprinkling of the blood of the Lamb of God, and for this it is necessary to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ unconditionally, to keep his commandments, obey His Word, abiding in his truth, persevere sound doctrine that the Lord has given us, that Christ's death on the cross is not in vain, but is to cleanse us from every work of sin and salvation of many souls.
In the Gospel of Christ, He ensures that only by repentance, conversion, and love for Deusacima of all things and your neighbor as yourself, all based on faith, the reconciliation with God and eternal life. Because repentance comes forgiveness, forgiveness conversion, the conversion makes us a new criaturalavada and redeemed in the blood of the Lamb, and when we become a new creature, shall receive the gift of faith, which leads to salvation, for the help Deus.Porque of the Holy Spirit by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8).
Forgiveness is not required, but a gift of the Lord to those who repent, and seek to truly believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life.
THE NEW BIRTH
Gospel of John 3:2 7 - A certain prince Jew named Nicodemus came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Jesus answered him, He that is born again he can not see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him: Master how can a man be born when he is old? Perchance you come again in his mother's womb and be born?
Then Jesus said to him: Indeed indeed I say he is born of water and the Spirit he can not enter the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that have said, you need to be born again.
It is important to note the greatness of Christ's words not said about the necessity of the new birth to a thief or a prostitute, which burdened with sins needed a radical and urgent, but just said to a man of unblemished conduct , Prince of the Jews, religious, zealous of the law of Moses, which was sure that Christ is truly the Son of God. However, to inherit eternal life, that man was the same conditions for all sinners, because he lacked the essentials for salvation, he lacked repentance, conversion, faith, bury the old sinful man and born again by the blood of Christ.
Nicodemus understood the warning of the Lord Jesus Christ in a vision material, asking Him how could a man ever formed, re-entering the womb of his mother, but the Lord was speaking of spiritual things, the rising water is repentance, and born of the spirit conversion, faith to truly believe in Christ's sacrifice on the cross for the forgiveness of sins, believe in his resurrection for the salvation of eternal life. Enough faith to receive Christ as Lord and Savior of your life, because there salvation in any other.
II Corinthians 5:17 - If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature, old things have passed, behold all things are become new.
Everything is new when we repent, believe in Christ, and you surrender to life, and the Holy Spirit of God comes to dwell in us, and regenerates in the work of the flesh to sin. When you put off the old sinful nature of man lying under the care of the flesh, dwelling in his body the law of sin and death, but having received a new heart, we are freed of carnal desires and lust for sin, is a new creature tilted to the fruits of the Spirit, sanctification, proving the good word of God, the heavenly gift, being partaker of the Holy Ghost and of the virtues of the age to come.
Now no condemnation to them which are in Christ, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit (Romans 8:1)
Unless one is born again, he can not have dominion over the flesh and sin, the old man, the lack of spiritual understanding, and the hardness of heart, was ruled by the flesh and serving sin, was separated from fellowship with God. But when we are born again, we are freed from sin's power to live according to the will of God. Once restored peace with God through the blood of Christ, that is, God is in Christ reconciling the world, not counting their trespasses against them, and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
CHRIST, SALVATION FOR SINNERS
The Lord Jesus being crucified between two thieves, one of the malefactors railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. The other rebuked him and said: We indeed justly, for we receive the reward of our deeds: but this has done nothing wrong.
And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom. However Jesus answered, Verily I say to you today you will be with me in paradise (Luke 23:30 to 43).
The Lord Jesus could have saved the two sinners, but only one received the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life. Salvation, this was the reward received by the sinner seuarrependimento and conversion.
Did not need baptism, good works and sacrifice, he was saved by his faith, because he believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as the only and sufficient Savior.
The word of the Lord in the letter to the Hebrews 12:16, 17 tells us that Esau, for a bit of morsel of meat sold his birthright to right, and when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place of repentance, although with tears sought it.
Esau found no place for repentance, because man had sinned and were cast out of paradise, and that the man in sinfulness, do not live forever, God had placed angels guarding the way to the tree of life, which is heaven that Christ offered to the man who was crucified beside him.
Today, being washed by the blood of the Lord Jesus, we place of repentance, porqueEle bore the sin of the world (Isaiah chapter 53), opened the door of paradise, and we are God's enemies, we were reconciled by his death and, by his blood restored peace between God and man.
In the book of Acts l6.25 to 31, Paul and Silas in prison, were praying and singing hymns to God, and osoutros prisoners heard them. And suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and bands were loosed from all.
Waking the jailer and seeing the prison doors open, drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm, we are all here. And the jailer fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
The word says that at that time the apostles were taken out, and the house of the jailer they preached the word of God, and that hour of the night, were baptized and took communion with God, and the joy of the Holy Spirit, because truly believed in the Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation of eternal life.
Acts 2. 37-39: On the day of Pentecost, the crowd, after listening to the speech of Peter, which filled with the Spirit proclaimed salvation to sinners, and when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and the other apostles What shall we do, men and brethren?
Peter said unto them, Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is unto you and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
To obtain salvation for eternal life, it is essential repentance, conversion, transformation of sinner to a new birth, because the man himself can not change your life, unless you renounce sin, truly believe in Christ and open your heart to receive the word of the cross. That also leaves the broad way that leads to destruction, and enter through the narrow door, because there are few who pass through it. Salvation is a work of God by grace, but only receive those who truly believe in Christ as their rightful and sufficient Savior.
João14.6 Gospel, Jesus said I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.