For All and All For One
CBN Staff Writer
-- Understanding the principle of how one man's sin could affect everyone
for generations to come is hard for us. But I have good news for you.
Adam's one sin brought condemnation upon everyone, but Christ's one act of righteousness
makes all people right in God's sight and gives them life. Because one person
disobeyed God, many people became sinners. But because one other person obeyed
God, many people will be made right in God's sight" ( Romans 5: 18-19 NLT).
sinned and his ONE sin affected ALL those who would come after him. Thus, we have
the first part of our title, One For All.
The sin nature, something we
cannot see, smell, hear, feel or touch, was born into the lives of every child.
Sin is not acceptable in God's eyes. Romans 3:23 says, "For ALL have sinned: ALL
fall short of God's glorious standard."
This sounds like a terrible sentence
to place on innocent people but that is what sin did. It attached itself around
the heart and spirit of mankind like a deadly cancer. It sounds like there is
no hope for us, but there is good news.
The second part of our two verses
says, "but Christ's ONE act of righteousness makes ALL people right in God's
sight and gives them life. But because one other person obeyed God, many people
will be made right in God's sight." Yes, Jesus is that ONE we are ALL thankful
for, thus ALL for ONE.
We can all be set free from the curse of sin thanks
to the ONE sacrifice, Jesus Christ. He left His home in heaven to be born a man,
to live a life as an example for everyone, and to die for ALL our sins. He carried
the sins of the whole world with Him to the cross. His great love for us made
Him willing to do this for everyone.
"But God showed his
great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were sinners" (Romans
We are not without hope. The answer to sin is found in accepting
what Jesus did for us. We only need to ask Him to come into our hearts and to
forgive us of our sinful nature. The penalty for sin is removed when we accept
Christ as the payment for our sin.
"For the wages of sin is
death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord"
"For if you confess with your mouth
that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right
with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved" (Romans
If you have never committed the life-changing act of
asking Jesus to forgive you of your sins, now is a good time. Romans 10:11 says,
"anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed."
How cool is that?
If you even for one moment thought that believing on the Lord Jesus Christ was
a questionable thing to do, well forget it. The Word of God promises you will not
So accept Jesus today. Allow Him to cast your sins into the sea
of forgetfulness, never to be remembered again. God doesn't look back on our sins
when He forgives them. He gets rid of them.
trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean!"
(Micah 7:19b NLT).
Audio Adrenaline sings a great song titled,
Ocean Floor. The words say it all:
"They're all behind you
They're on the ocean floor
Sins are forgotten
on the bottom
They're on the ocean floor."
Adam may have caused it to
be One for All, but through Jesus Christ, it's All for One! Thank you Jesus.
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