John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Christ put on human nature for our sakes!
John 1:1-5, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not…
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Evil Dwells Here, do you see it? There are signs…
The most dangerous counterfeit is the one which most nearly resembles truth. Religious counterfeits are so deadly and are often tolerated rather than identified and exposed. Christians in general are afraid that they will be misunderstood if they attack something which looks so much like the finest thing in religion. Since there is often only a thin line separating the best from the worst, they fear being charged with attacking the genuine if the oppose the counterfeit.
Has Satan fabricated some look-alike perversions of the most sacred doctrines in Christianity? Indeed, he has [done just this], and the delicate distinctions have made even theologians and scholars very reticent to oppose them openly.
Many sincere Christians argue that the parallel views are so close together that no issue should be made over them. Others believe that the difference is largely semantical and involves only shades of meaning in the use of the words.
Is it possible that our mighty psychological adversary anticipated these predictable human reactions and skillfully created subtle deviations from the truth that will seldom be recognized and resisted? Indeed, I believe he would be foolish not to exploit his six thousand years’ expertise in the mind sciences. Therefore, the path of error lies ever so close to the path of undeniable truth. Satan has gambled that the average Christian will be reluctant to take a stand against something so close to truth, especially if that truth happens to involve the work of the Cross, or the spotless life of the Son of God. Who wants to appear to be in opposition to these holy realities? It seems much safer simply to tolerate the deviant position than to risk being misunderstood in attaching the near-perfect counterfeit.
I am convinced that Satan has cleverly produced and popularized a disguised error which has led to a network of related errors. And they all circulate around the sacred subject dear to the heart of a committed Christian: righteousness by faith, the incarnation of Jesus, and victory over sin.
There can be no doubt that the series of erroneous views are related to each other by a convincing chain of human logic and reasoning. If one point is true, then all the other points must necessarily be true also. But if one point is in error, the other points lose their credibility as well.
…To be continued “The Original Sin.”
What was the original sin?
Who perpetrated it?
Who did he target?
What was his lie?
Taken from “Christ’s Human Nature” by Joe Crews, Library of Sermons No. 26 pgs. 1-3