One does not need to look far and wide to see that this old decrepit and antiquated world is reeling under the weight of Sin. Though Our Lord and Saviour Jesus The Christ has paid the price of Sin, the vast majority of humanity have not yet acknowledged Him as the Saviour of all mankind. As a matter of fact, some do not acknowledge the sinful nature of man though the moral turpitude of man is a self-evident fact. Man is corrupt and totally deprave. Moral depravity does not mean that man is incapable of some good. Whilst man is capable of some good, even great good, he is equally capable of unimaginable and abhorrent evil.
Of those who believe and know that man is indeed sinful, some seek solution in man made gods. These human efforts rooted in Satanic deception had yielded a multiplicity of religions. But we know that there is only One Way for man to return to his maker. Jesus said, “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life: no man cometh unto The Father but by me.” (John14:6). This is an inviolate and eternal biblical Truth. Men may debate it, grapple and wrestle with it, even fight and commit murder to invalidate it, it remains an Eternal and inviolate Truth. Very soon every man will stand to give account of himself to God(Rom.14:12).
In an age of tolerance, when all religions are about to meld into One world Religion, an ecumenism of sort, those of us who believe that Jesus is the only way to salvation are in danger of being accused of religious bigotry.
If man were a temporal being like animals, Sin would have no eternal consequences. God requires no morals from animals, because animals are temporal brings. Though animals have souls like man, but their souls are based on the flesh and vanishes and disintegrates at the disintegration of the flesh. Therefore there is no salvation for the soul of animals(Eccles.3:21). The soul is the constellation of the will intellect an emotion. To that extent animals have souls but not spirit. They are dichotomous. Man is trichotomous , a tripartite being. It is wrong to liken man made in the image and likeness of God to animals.
But man is an eternal being made in the image and likeness of God(Gen.1:26). Because God is eternal, man, made by God in His image and likeness is eternal. Man was made to have fellowship with God. Man was made glory to God. Man is the supreme creation of the supreme God, superior to the highest archangel and endowed with the creative ability of God. There is a pyramid of creation. God sits on and above his creation-transcendent. Immediately beneath God is man. Man like God his maker is capable of indirect creative acts or secondary creative acts. Direct creative act, primary creative act, or creation ex nihilo as theologians call it is the exclusive prerogative of The Almighty God. Satan and his fallen angels create nothing. The only thing they are capable of is perversion of God’s creation.
Though angels are spirit and eternal beings like God and man, they were not made in the image and likeness of God. Therefore when some angels rebelled against God in the great satanic revolt, there were no divine programme instituted to rescue them from the consequences of their rebellion against God. They had made their choices: they were locked in unrighteousness. They were cast out of the heavens, prior to being cast into Hell. But with man, it was not so. A divine programme was instituted to rescue man. It is the out working of this divine programme in the final scenario of human history that is God’s Agenda for the last days.
Those who do not believe in the immorality of the soul of man neither believe in Sin. Evolution denies the existence of God and His Creation of man. This is a human attempt to escape from the huge moral responsibility of man and his accountability to God which weighs heavily on the human conscience.
The signs of the decrepitude of our planet Earth and the heavens about it are self-evident. Sin and sinful human activities have their toll on the Earth and the heavens about it. The ozone layer is increasing being destroyed, therefore more ultra violate rays of the sun reach the Earth. Consequently, there is increase in skin cancer. Global warming has untold consequences like flooding, desertification etc. The effects of nuclear bomb blasts like Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear blow-ups like Chirnobyl and Fukushima are with us to this day and act as reminders to the self-destruct fallen nature of man. Even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;….(Rom.1:28).
If Adam had not sinned, man had not died. Death is the logical consequence of sin. Sickness and disease are stages in the process of Death. If Adam had not sinned, there would have been no tsunamis, no earthquakes, no volcanic eruptions, etc. If Adam had not sinned, there would be no accidents, no wars, no murders; there would have been no armies, no law enforcement agents and no prisons for criminals and felons.
As we approach the Ends of the Ages, as Satan upregulates his efforts to drag man with him into Hell built for him and his angels(Matt.25:41), God shall pour out His Spirit in an unprecedented proportion upon all men and all flesh and shall show signs and wonders in the heavens in the last days(Acts 1: 17-21). We invite you to join us in this ministry to share in showers of heavenly blessing which fresh us from the Throne Room of God.