Thursday, January 26, 2017

"Problem Or Solution"

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."  Romans 5:12

I saw a picture of one of the signs that was being paraded during a recent protest.  Interpreted it blamed Jesus for all the "mess" and "problems" of the world.  This is the belief of most of the world's population.  They belief that Jesus is the reason there is no peace on earth, wars, famine, addictions, disease, murder, rape, adultery, theft, sex-trafficking, human slavery, corruption, hate, violence and every other evil condition on the earth. 

Let me clarify once and for all:  Jesus is not the reason for the problems of the world, we are.  Mankind is at fault and we are the ones to blame for the "mess" that the world is in

God created a beautiful and perfect place for man to live.  That evidently wasn't enough.  He wanted more-- he wanted to partake of the only thing that was forbidden.  So, he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Man then learned evil and opened the door to sin.  As a result of his own disobedience sin came into the world, death entered in and every other evil imagination of the heart.  That is why we live in a messed up world.

Yet, even after we did, God loved us and came to earth and gave His own life to purchase us out of this "mess".  Oh, no, He is not the reason-- He is the answer.  Jesus is the answer for the world's problems.  He is the answer for your problems.  He is the answer, and has the answer, for every sin issue, every dysfunction, every mental instability, every broken relationship, every bondage, everything and anything... you name it... He is the answer. 

I don't know where you stand.  You may be one who blames the Lord for the world's problems or your own problems.  But if so, you are blaming the wrong one. We have to blame ourselves.  Instead, acknowledge Jesus as the One who solves your problems and the problems of the world. 

Have a great day.  Jesus is the problem solver not the One to be blamed.

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