Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made , and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Everything that God made is described as “very good”. This indicates the perfect nature of God’s creation. Sin had not entered the universe at this point. Adam and Eve are best thought of as “innocent”—they had the ability to sin, but had not done so yet.
There are some logical conclusions to this sinless state. First, physical death was not a possibility. Sin brought sickness, pain, suffering, and death as is seen in Genesis 3 and numerous other passages in the Bible. Continue reading →
Luke 24:1-7 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
After Jesus died on the cross, paying the price for our sins, He rose again on the third day, just as He said He would. Hallelujah! He conquered death, hell, and the grave! He did what we couldn’t do for ourselves. He paid the price for our salvation and made a way for us to spend eternity with Him. All we need is to accept His gift of salvation (John 1:12; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9, 13).
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. (Matt 26:27-28)
And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. (Mark 14:24)
Countless animals were killed in Jewish history to provide the blood required for the proscribed sacrifices. This is because blood is required to remit sin (Heb. 9:22). However, none of those sacrifices provided the actual blood that was required. Those sacrifices were only symbolic of the ultimate sacrifice provided by Jesus Christ (Heb. 10:4, 10-14). Continue reading →