Updated: Jul 4
Acts 17:26 (KJV) states that:
"And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;"
The whole race was in Adam's loins when he sinned. He was the spiritual, moral and physical head of the race. You see, he was our representative. He did not act as a single person but as the whole human race. When he fell he sinned for all of us. When God contracted with him, it was a contract for the whole race. The covenant was blessings if he obeyed God and curses if he sinned. Well, guess what?? He sinned, by disobeying God and eating from the "tree". Death passed upon all men and women because of Adam's (disobedience) sin. Through Adam's sin, that was disobeying what God told him, a sentence of death without the promise of resurrection, passed upon all men. But by the obedience of Jesus taking man's place; the sentence was completely cancelled and the original dominion restored. You are considered a sinner through Adam, but not by his personal sins. However, we are considered righteous through Jesus, but not by His personal acts of righteousness. Those who accept Jesus Christ as their savior, receive free pardon of all offenses and grace abounds and reigns in your life. As Jesus died completely, those of us who profess Christianity must be completely separated and saved from sin having no more connection with it. No matter how bad you think your life is or was, Heaven and God isn't slack regarding His promises to and for us. He is not willing for any of His creations to perish or go to Hades but he would like all (like yourself) to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 says: "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises, as some people think of slowness; on the contrary, he is patient with you; for it is hot his purpose that anyone should be destroyed, but that everyone should turn form his sins." Romans 5:8 states that "God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." For those of you who want to study further or want further explanation, please read Romans chapter 6. God so loved us that He gave His only begotten son, just for you! Would you give or have your only child killed for your neighbor or the person next to you or even a so called friend?? I don't think so... I have a friend named Jesus. Would you like to meet my friend? He certainly would like to meet you. If you believe that Jesus is Lord and sincerely believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord of your life and that God raised Him from the dead, then say aloud: Father, I come to you today to thank you for all your blessings. I (say your name) come to you today with a sincere heart requesting forgiveness for my sins. I accept Jesus as my Lord and savior. I believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and I ask that my sins be forgiven. Amen.
Book: God's Victorious Army