One and But One- Part 4
The results of the “insignificant” sin are enormous!! What man thought irrelevant to his relationship to God proved to be “the stick that broke the camel’s back.” Knowing right from wrong is not what it is advertised to be. Satan was not the “father who knew what was best,” but, then again, he never claimed to be the “father” who cared for his offspring, did he? Unaccountable for the actions he directed, absolutely, NOT!! Satan might have thought he pulled off the biggest scam in the history of the world, but because of his direction, God “prepared Hell for Satan and his angels,” Satan will one day pay the price all those who follow him will pay. Some ask the question, “Will he pay, enough?” Never, my friend, underestimate God!!! What sin cost man is his/her innocence? Many do not realize the sheer joy of such a state. This is the happiest time of man’s existence!! Existence in this state defines Christianity-this is called PEACE. More can be said on this point, but nothing can restore the loss of innocence but the blood of Christ!! You and I cannot handle accountability before the righteous and sinless God, the only way we can ever be ready for such a judgment is having the blood of Christ and Christ the older brother and high priest as our advocate and mediator!!
“It is not within man that walketh to direct his steps.” We do not know the way home nor do we know how to find that “way”. This demanded the grace of God. “I am the way, the truth and the light. No man cometh to the Father, but by Me;” came from the lips of the only Being to ever walk the shores of life having come from the Father’s presence who returned Home to prepare for us a place!! Sinless and of the species called God, this Being we know as Jesus Christ. He will be ‘ABLE’ to present us faultless before the Father. This is pointedly the reason we cannot trust man who has sinned as we have sinned, to lead to the Father!! There is NO denomination or denominational body of believers who follow implicitly the directions of our Master. They add to or take from His blood-bought Will or Testament to satisfy themselves, they claim equality with His authority to govern mankind, and those who they find like-minded as themselves, walk confidently, yes, many times boastfully, on their way to eternity. Like mother Eve, they are satisfied with the religion originated by some man or woman in some other city other than Jerusalem, in some other century than the first century fifty three days after the crucifixion of the Lord of Glory, while the Roman Kings were reigning over the world, assembled in the Temple of Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, 33 A.D. following a message that will re-turn that peace of innocence all eternity!!
If man was to start a church that was to be in competition with our Lord’s Church would it not have been shown in prophecy? Special men born for special times who did special things for the advancement of God’s plan were prophesied!! Cyrus was mentioned by name years before he was born, Methuselah was named some 600 years before the definition of his name became a reality, and Jacob was chosen before birth to receive the birthright. If they had the approval from God to start man-made denominational churches, would they not at least been prophesied before they were born? named so none would miss their special position before the Lord?, or at least shown to be allowed special recognition as did men like John the Baptist?? Their plans of salvation they advance, would they not been shown in prophecy as did that of our Lord? Do you think it a lucky coincidence that baptism was defined thousands of years before it was commanded by Christ?? Were the flood, the Nile, Naaman the leper, and the building of the Tabernacle and Temple, not all connected- showing “water” saves”??