Why Do We Need "New" Life?
A couple of days ago, a young girl on Youtube sent me the following comment:
"i don't believe in any of this. i look at these types of videos to laugh...btw,i am not a satan worshipper(virgin,never drank,smoke,took drugs,etc). surprised? a non-believer shouldn't be so "innocent",should they?"This young woman has the same problem that many Christians do: She thinks being "innocent" or "good" is the result of what she does or doesn't do. She doesn't understand that it is the very nature she possesses which is anti-God.
I used to wonder why the solution for man's sin had to be so drastic. Why did God have to allow His Son to be slaughtered on a cross in order to redeem mankind? It is not because such an act speaks to the severity of sin (although it does), but it is because there was a particular objective in God's mind. In the crucifixion of Christ, God was killing off the very nature that man possesses.
Years ago, I had a dream that I was speaking to different people about God, and while these individuals professed a love for Jesus, once the conversation was over they turned back and headed to the world. After this happened a few times, I asked God about it in the dream and He said, "Adam Cannot Be Saved." It is then that I began to understand what happened at Calvary.
|Adam & Eve were not fallen because they committed |
"one sin", but because through sin, they had
become the antithesis of what God had created.
They were now afraid of God, hid from Him, and were self-conscious before Him. While they were able to previously take responsibility over all creation, now they shirked responsibility and blamed others for their actions. Yet, these changes were not just because they were ashamed of their sin. Something had happened whereby they were no longer the creation God had designed. As God had foretold them, the day they ate thereof, they died (Genesis 2:17).
Nothing speaks to the pervasiveness of this change in man more than God's response to it. God's answer for their sin was not to simply offer correction and tell them not to sin again. Something in them had changed so irrevocably that they had to be "driven out" of the Garden of Eden. The only resolution possible was death.
This is why Jesus is called the last Adam (I Corinthians 15:45). When Jesus died on the cross, He killed the corrupted nature Adam possessed after the fall (Romans 6:6-7; Galatians 5:24; Colossians 3:9-10). Through His sacrifice, He then makes it possible for us to receive "new life" in Him by being born again and becoming partakers of the divine nature (II Peter 1:4).
"Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." John 3:7
This is why Adam cannot be saved. Adam cannot be redeemed by being dressed up, educated more, or the doer of good works. Nothing Adam does can ever be acceptable to God (Romans 8:8). He must be crucified so that we can in turn "put on" Christ.
This young girl above from Youtube does not have to be a willful "Satan worshiper" because the very nature she possesses (as all who are not born again) reflects the image of Satan. Sin is not about what we "do" but what we "are" because we have inherited from Adam a fallen nature whereby even our thoughts and motivations are evil (Romans 5:14-19; Psalm 51:5). We are "by nature" children of wrath (Ephesians 2:3).
Without this understanding, unbelievers will fool themselves into believing that they are already "good" people and believers will run around trying to perform good works in order to be "good" people. There is none good, but God (Matthew 19:17). Unless we are born again & crucify the Adamic nature to walk in newness of life, then we will never please God.
The following message is from Pastor Gary Price as he addresses "Exposing the Mystery of Iniquity" and delves more into exactly what happened to man in the Garden of Eden. Many Christians do not understand this and are unprepared to stand against what is happening now in the world.
There is a "mystery" to the workings of iniquity which have its roots in an angelic rebellion when the one responsible for offering praise before the throne of God rebelled against Him and was cast down as a perversion of what he was created to be.
Now Satan is working in the earth as the King of Sodom to retain in man the same mutation which occurred in him; in other words, he desires to make of us what he has become (Genesis 19:5). If we do not know his tactics, then he may use our ignorance to get an advantage over us. (Hosea 4:6; II Corinthians. 2:11)
Take the time to listen to this message and decide for yourself whom you will serve. To not to take a stand is to in fact take a stand; you will simply be a casualty of the spiritual war being waged against man by an adversary who seeks nothing but to steal, kill, and destroy.
"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3
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