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For Those Who Want To Understand But Don't Quite Get It
by Jack Vorster
1/16/2011 / Christian Living
All over this world that great, masterful species, the human race, is busy breathing in air. It uses this air to enable it to function, which includes the activities of working, frolicking, warring, destroying and killing. It comes naturally for this species to do these things, for it carries the knowledge of good and evil.
The human race owes its knowledge of good and evil to the very first of its kind, a created human being, who discovered the existence of the freedom of choice when presented with it. Only when making that choice did it become manifest. However, this first human being made the wrong choice and therewith plunged the entire human race into a pit of self-destruction.
All of the offspring of this first human being were born after his likeness. He preferred the evil side of the knowledge he gained and this preference became an inherent choice with all members of the human race to follow. It has to be said, that he was deceived into making this blundering error by a spiritual entity who, as the greatest enemy of the Creator, wanted to gain control over the minds of all the members of the human race and in so doing dictate their livelihood and ultimate destiny. Nevertheless, the first human being, Adam, did receive warning of the consequences should he make the wrong choice.
The tragic addition to this choice was the fact that it carried an unredeemable death sentence meaning that it was impossible for the human race to save itself from this irrevocable judgment. Man was to live under the resultant curse of sicknesses and diseases, poverty, despair, fear, mayhem, tragedy and eventual physical death. But worst of all, after physical death he was to live on in the spiritual realm in a place called Hell, where he would suffer torment at the hand of the Creator's enemy, who, together with his horde of demon creatures, would inflict horrendous punishment upon the souls of the human race, for eternity simply because they were made in the Creator's image.
Sadly, today, the vast majority of the members of the human race are oblivious to this reality. In fact, they have been blinded to it by spiritually-inflicted propaganda to make them believe that God is a myth and that man has evolved from the apes. Ironically, it is fellow-members of the human race who have been used by evil spiritual forces to instil these lies through the power of the written word. So-called "schools of thought" have given birth to the theory of evolution, philosophy, humanism and the various names we have for religions. The minds of men have indeed come under the control of the Creator's greatest enemy. They have been indoctrinated to believe that they are "too educated", form part of the elitist section of human society and are impervious to any form of foolish ideas concerning creation that might be imposed upon the masses.
So just exactly what are those "foolish" notions? Well, the Creator, who made the human race in His image, so loved this creature that He had a plan of redemption up His sleeve all along. His human creation, which He called man, was to be born again, enabling him to start afresh. But for this to happen He was going to need just one man to bring this plan of redemption to fruition. Alas, there was no such man, so He decided to do it Himself by becoming a man. He created man by His Word, so He would make His Word become flesh through the legal means of entry to the Earth through the womb of a woman. Emmanuel meaning God with us would be the name of that child. But His name would become known as Jesus, the Word of God.
How was the Creator-God going to achieve this act of redemption? This man Jesus, being the very Word of God, would be the only man on Earth without sin, which is the word for the condition of fallen man. He would relinquish the power He had as the Almighty Word of God and subject Himself to all of man's temptations and onslaughts by that enemy, Satan, and overcome the latter on behalf of man. As the express image of the Living God in the form of man He would announce the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth, demonstrate it by introducing what would have been if man had made the correct choice and promising it as a way of life to all who would believe.
At the conclusion of this mission He would perform the final act. He would sacrifice Himself on the Cross. Every member of the human race came out of Him and, therefore, had their existence within Him and is represented by Him. In other words, the entire human race is contained within Him, complete with its condition of sin. The suffering, as a result of the penalty of death and eternity in Hell because of sin, would be taken upon Himself in the place of every man. In Hell itself the torment would be upon Him, the Word of God.
Sicknesses and diseases the result of sin would be absorbed by His own body for every man, once and for all. He would take all of it into Hell, suffer torment, humiliation and pain for three days and three nights and then throw it in the face of Satan. He would ascend from Hell, born again, together with every man within Him. And so every man would be made alive within Him and no longer be of this world, but remain in this world as overcomers of sin and death through Christ, the Word of God. The only requirement would be belief in what He had done. By God's Grace, through faith in the Name of Jesus, every man would be saved and redeemed.
Those who believe would now be able to look forward to the transfer of their souls to Heaven after physical death, as redeemed, sanctified children of God all at the cost of the Blood of the Lamb of God.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God". (John 3:16-18)
Now retired, Jack Vorster has a background in marketing in the field of newspaper advertising. As a result of a life-changing experience he turned his attention to the study of the human make-up and the realities connected to human behaviour based on the Word of God.
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