Qualifying to Enter at The Strait Gate – Knowing God
John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into theworld to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”John 3:18, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world,and men loved darkness rather then the light, because their deeds were evil.For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light
, neither cometh to the light, because their deeds were evil.”
The Son of God Lightsthe narrowpath!
Matthew 1:21, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call hisname JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
Why didJesus come?
Jesus shed blood does not allow you to stay in your sins!
1 John 3:8-9, “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroythe works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seedremaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”
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Qualifying For The Strait Gate – Understanding Sin
Galatians 2:17, “But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are foundsinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.”
OK to Sin? – Think Again!
Isaiah 59:2, “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sinshave hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”John 8:34, “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin isthe servant of sin.”
That would mean sin is
Romans 6:16, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants yeare to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”Romans 6:9-13, “Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath nomore dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, heliveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin
, but alive untoGod through Jesus Christ our Lord; Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body
, that yeshould obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead,and your members of righteousness unto God.”
Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,that shall he also reap.
Romans 6:22-23, “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of Godis eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”