Saturday, January 31, 2015

If God is not Sovereign

If God is not Sovereign

Sin is outright rebellion against God. (Deuteronomy 9:7)

And the wages of Sin is death. (Romans 6:23)

The law of God condemns us.

The law was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. (Romans 8:3)

The purpose of the law is to expose our sin. (Romans 7:7)

Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God's sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. (Romans 3:20)

The purpose of the law is to show you how sinful you were (Romans 7:13)

So that you may come to Christ. (Romans 7:24-25)

Romans 7:24-25 New Living Translation (NLT)
24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? 25 Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.

Many are saved because of the Sovereignty of God.

So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit. (Romans 8:3-4)

If God is not sovereign, in other word if God does not have the ability to exercise His rights as a King, and thus allows His laws to run it's full course, man would ultimately face the wrath of God.

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.(Romans 3:23 NLT)

And the wages of Sin is death. (Romans 6:23)

We are saved solely because of His sovereignty and mercy.

The law was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. (Romans 8:3)

The righteous laws of God demands our condemnation.

Romans 5:13 New Living Translation (NLT)
13 Yes, people sinned even before the law was given. But it was not counted as sin because there was not yet any law to break.

Romans 4:15 New King James Version (NKJV)
15 because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression.

Romans 4:15 New Living Translation (NLT)
15 For the law always brings punishment on those who try to obey it. (The only way to avoid breaking the law is to have no law to break!)

The law exist because God exist; because God is Holy.

Man exist because of God's mercy.

Man should not have walk the earth in the first place if not for the mercy of God

For all have sin and fall short of the glory of God.

The law of God condemns us.  It's purpose is to expose our sin.

But God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV)

He gave His only begotten Son ,so that His justice is satisfied and His wrath appease by the blood of Christ.

Romans 3:25 New Living Translation (NLT)
25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,

All these happen because of His Love, His Mercy , His Name, His Glory and His Sovereignty.

1 Timothy 6:15 English Standard Version (ESV)
15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

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