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Introduction (front page):
We all start out on the same road …
In the Garden of Eden man decided to disregard what God had said: “…of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Through that first act of disobedience, the first man and his wife did in fact die spiritually. Since then all their descendants inherited this state of spiritual death – i.e., separation from God (after all, God cannot come into contact with sin).
Do you want to reconnect to HIM?
Three options to do so are listed overleaf. Only one of them is correct.
A. This is the starting point for all of us:
– Inability to overpower our tendency to sin,
– Being cut off from God,
– Spiritual death.
B. The point of realizing my sinfulness (we all get to that point sooner or later)…
– through my conscience,
– through exposure to the written Word of God,
– through the positive example of godly people.
1. Choosing the road
– Road A.: Crying out to God for help
– Road B.: Pleasing God through religious observance*
– Road C.: Success in reaching material or other goals / self-realization*
* There are countless variants of roads A. and B.
2. This is how God views the different roads
– Road A.: Psalm 51:17
– Road B.: Isaiah 29:13; 64:6
– Road C.: Isaiah 53:6a
3. Our experience along the road
– Road A.: God answers my cry and points me to the promised Savior – Jesus the Messiah.
– Road B.: (b1) Realization of my inability to live up to the requirements of God’s Law;
(b2) I fall into spiritual pride, legalism, feeling superior to others, being unable to see my own sin.
– Road C.: Disappointment, dissatisfaction, emptyness, often developing self-destructive habits and addictions.
4. The decision: To whom does my life belong – to myself or to God?
– Road A.: I embrace by faith the substitutional sacrifice of Jesus the Messiah for all my sins.*
I turn control of my life over to the Lord Jesus and begin to enjoy fellowship with God.
– Roads B. and C.: Disappointments along the road give me another chance to return to point 1A and cry out to God for help.
I have decided that I do not need a savior. I therefore remain …
– in the state of spiritual death inherited from my forefathers;
– separated from God.
* The Torah determines that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins (Leviticus 4:27-31; 17:11). Jesus the Messiah in fact was that sacrifice who “bare the sin of many” (Isaiah 53:12).
5. The threshold of physical death
– Road A.: I continue to live in eternity in the presence of Jesus the Messiah.
– Roads B. and C.: I remain eternally cut off from God, in spiritual death and “everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:2).
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