God not only gave life to the dead, He continues to give life to the dead.
This is the gospel.
God did not come to make bad men good. God came to give dead men life. He came to give life to those who were dead in their sins and transgressions.
We see God giving life illustrated through the birth of Isaac to Abraham and Sarah, even though their bodies where as good as dead (see Hebrews 11:11-13).
But this was not written just for Abraham and Sarah. The promise of life to the dead is was not just for them, but for us too—so that we would understand and believe that no matter how dead we are spiritually because of our sin and our transgression, God CAN and DOES and WANTS to GIVE LIFE to the DEAD.
Do you believe in Him? Do you believe Jesus was raised up from the dead? Do you believe Him who was delivered up because of our offenses and was raised because of our justification?
That’s what it takes to receive God’s righteousness, redemption, and salvation—belief. There is nothing we can to do to earn God’s righteousness. There is nothing we can do to merit His favor. There is no amount of work we can accomplish to gain what He wants to freely give through faith.
His full and complete acceptance is possible by just simply believing and receiving it by faith as a gift.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
From Pastor Dom...
When I first gave my life to Jesus, there were friends in my life who helped me to grow in my understanding of God, through His word, and for those friends