Friday, July 28, 2006

Tempted in all points, yet without sin

Man in his bent towards evil is in perfect contrast to the GOD of heaven and earth who will not so much as look upon sin (see Hab.1:13) for “GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Gen 6:5)

We see this contrast most evidently when we look upon the LORD JESUS CHRIST who came into the world born of a woman just like every other man who has been born in time. HE “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Heb 4:15) In fact, HE “did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:” (1Pe 2:22). The reason that HE committed no sin was that HE had no corruptible nature. HE said to HIS disciples, “for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” (John 14:30)

The prince of this world has no power at all against HIM who is without a sin nature. It is impossible that HE should in any way be tainted with the corruption of any sin. The LORD JESUS was free from sin in every aspect except that HE willingly and effectively bore the penalty and guilt of our sin on Calvary’s cross. HE who was totally without sin “became” sin for us, HE who could not be blamed for our sin, took our blame and nailed it to HIS cross, setting us forever free from any condemnation. What a glorious SAVIOR!

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.’ (Eph 1:3-7)

-- by Mike McInnis, O’Brien, FL, Shreveport Grace Church bulletin, July 27


Anonymous said...

What a fine specimen of biblical truth for me to say what I have to say.

Whilst I have enjoyed reading and posting here, and the splendid fellowship, I am bowing out of all things called evangelical Christian.

My reason will be evident if you read the BaptistBoard, and in particular, the politics forum and remarks regarding the woman in Texas who drowned her children.

I fear that I was absolutely aghast at the attitudes of so many, calling for blood. One obese chap even volunteered to place his fat body on the poor woman, when he should have improved his testimony by looking after his own body.

This is not the Jesus I preached all my life, and this is not the life I believe my Lord Jesus expected of me as His disciple.

To reiterate, everyone here has been absolutely above board, honest and a good example of Christian attitude and composure, and I thank you all.

I feel I must abandon the general atmosphere that I perceive to be in the so-called Christian Church, and I feel badly that I must say this to you, but I also felt that you deserved this explanation.

Cheers, and God bless,

most sincerely, and with absolute sadness and tears,


R. L. Vaughn said...

Jim, it is sad to read that you won't be commenting here anymore. While I'm sure we haven't all agreed all the time, I feel your assessment that those who have commented on this blog have shown a good attitude even amongst disagreement is correct.

At least you could drop by once in awhile and say hello.

amity said...

Jim, I am not going to say I understand this or support your decision. I have no idea what this other discussion was even about. We will miss you here and I hope you will reconsider. You especially have taught me a great deal. Please stay.

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