“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Steps to Peace with God Step 2

Step 2: The Problem: Our Separation

God created us in His own image to have an abundant life.
He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him.
God gave us a will and a freedom of choice.
We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way.
We still make this choice today.
This results in separation from God

The Bible says ...

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
—Romans 3:23 (NIV)

"For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
—Romans 6:23 (NIV)

Our Attempts to Reach God

People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God ...

The Bible says ...

"There is a way that seems right to a man,
but in the end it leads to death."
—Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)

"But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
your sins have hidden his face from you,
so that he will not hear."
—Isaiah 59:2 (NIV)

No bridge reaches God ... except one.

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