KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:17 KJV “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
The prophet Isaiah said the following prophecy about Jesus. Isa 42:3 KJV” A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.”
A reed is a plant that grows in swampy areas meaning it is very soft because it is the water that hold up its shoot. If a reed is bruised then its condition is really helpless. To break it, will be just wickedness. He also said a smokey flax, will he not quench. If the flax is not flaming with fire but giving out smoke, then it is just close to being quenched off. To estimate it will be wickedness. This word about the Lord Jesus is exactly what he came to do. Man was dead in his sins and trespasses.
Man needed life and not condemnation.
The most unfortunate part of the whole thing is that most men, do not realise they are lost and this is the reason he needs help.
When a man forsakes the relation with a woman to lie with another man, then men are lost. If a man would lie with a dog and the world body see it as right, then man is indeed dead. In this day and age, when there is so much knowledge in abundance, how could any man claim Jesus is a myth? This points further to the hardness of men’s heart, proving that man is dead in sins Eph 2:1. One unfortunate lie swallowed by many in the face of abundant knowledge is the teaching that says Christianity is a western or European religion. Europe, before the arrival of Christianity was into sorcery and idolatry.
Christianity was never the religion of any nation, but, according to the bible, it comes to takes over any community it goes into.
All nations of the earth were into idolatry. ALL the above shows how blind, lost and dead that man was.
The Lord never condemned any. He said they were like sheep without a shepherd. Jesus does not condemn anybody, neither does He turn His eyes away from any. To the women who was brought to him, claiming she was caught in the act of adultery, He asked her accusers, if any of them had not committed sin before? They should then cast the first stone at her. No one did. He told the woman, neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more. (John 8:3-11)
Please note, men could only be condemned after they had been given the chance to receive life, and if they willingly rejected it, then would it be right to condemn them. Jesus has died for all men, would you accept His sacrifice for you?
THOUGHT: LOVE ALWAYS LIFTS UP THE FALLEN, AND DOES NOT ACCUSE THEM NEVER CONDEMN YOUR FALLEN BROTHER, RATHER HELP HIM TO STAND
Isaiah 53:6 KJV “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Rom 5:8 KJV” But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”