Commentary By: Gordon King
The God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, the God of the universe, Jesus Christ, the One who came to set us all free, to give us all eternal life.
God loves everyone, the sinner and the saved. His grace and mercy extend to all, and He has come for all in order to save us from the sins of the world.
All of us have sinned, and all have fallen short of the glory of God. None of us deserve eternal life, yet God gives it to us by His grace. It is a gift of forgiveness and the love of the Father in heaven.
We must first recognize that we have sinned, and that this sin separates us from God. We must understand that our sin is rebellion against God. If we do not first do this then we cannot be reconciled back to God.
This is what God wants, to be in fellowship and communion with us daily, just as Adam and Eve were before their fall in the garden of Eden. It is sin which separates us from God, not us personally as humans, but the sin in our heart, the sin we commit against God by our sinful lifestyle.
God is perfect in all of His ways, He is pure, holy, and righteous. He cannot commune with sin in our lives, we must first be washed clean by the blood of Jesus, the blood of God Himself!
Love one another as I have loved you says God. Love your neighbors as you love yourself, and love even your enemies. Telling people about God’s love, about sin, and about our rebellion against God can come across as condemnation by the world. Yet, it is necessary in order for a person to be saved! It should be done out of love, the love for a person’s soul.
All can have eternal life, all can commune with God, all can be reconciled back to God. There is only one sin which is unforgivable, and that is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. This means to completely ignore God and His Spirit, and to reject Christ and not have a change of heart. After-all, a person cannot be saved if they reject Christ.
We need to remember that in the New Testament, the apostle Peter rejected Christ three times, yet he was still saved. He became the foundation of the church.
Therefore, if any person wishes to commune with God and have eternal life, then he or she can! God will forgive all sins, such as murder, adultery, sexual promiscuity, prostitution, sexual immorality, drug addiction, alcoholism, stealing, hatred, etc.
It is not the person that God hates, it is the sin! God loves us all so very much, so much that He sacrificed Himself on the cross in order to save us. This is the message to the world, the message of hope, joy, and peace!
God can give you a new life, a new beginning, and a change of heart. He will give you a new spirit, and eternal life. He wants you to live a life of abundance, of peace, and of joy! This is the true God, this is the God who created you, this is Jesus Christ!
Those who place their trust and faith in Jesus Christ will be blessed! They shall inherit the kingdom of God, and theirs is eternal life.
If you are feeling down and depressed, sad and lonely, without hope and in despair, do not be discouraged for there is hope, and that hope is Jesus Christ! He can be your Lord, your Savior, and the way to a better life, an eternal life.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!