March 16, 2022

The Best of the Portals of Prayer

“For He will save His people from their sins”
Matthew 1:21

Because of Sin

Is sin really so terrible? Many things the Bible tells me to be sin, seem to bring people delight. But the Scriptures, as well as human experience throughout the ages, prove that “sin when it is fully grown brings forth death” [James 1:15]. Sin has brought on our earthly death. God told Adam, “in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” [Genesis 2:17]. Adam and Eve transgressed God’s command, and so “sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin” [Romans 5:12]. We are a dying people because of sin.
Sin leads to eternal death. “Whoever does not believe will be condemned” [Mark 16:16]. Un-repented for sin sends a person hell. That’s what sin does when all is said and done. There is no escape – on our own. Jesus went to the cross and died that we might live. Through the Holy Spirit, we are “born again, not of perishable, but of imperishable” [1st Peter 1:23]. And yet, we die to this world do we not? However, the sting of death is removed. We can depart in peace, unafraid, knowing that eternal life is ours because of Jesus. All this is possible because of our Lord Jesus Christ.

March 16, 1938

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