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Do You Believe The Game Changer Makes You A Good Person?

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Repentance is a game changer for your life, it makes you a good person.

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Many of you may consider yourself a good person because you give money to your church or you may go to church on Sundays or maybe because you have not murdered anyone or maybe because you have not stolen anything from anyone, but, these things alone do not make you a "good person". Here's the game changer. God's commandment says, you must love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself.

Romans 5:12-21 (KJV) says:

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin: and

so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin

was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is not law. Nevertheless

death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after

the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to

come. But not as the offense so also is the free gift. For if through the offense

of one many be dead*, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace,

which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it

was by one that sinned so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to

condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses unto justification. For if by

one man's offense death* reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance

of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one Jesus Christ.)

Therefore, as by the offense of one judgement came upon all men to condemnation: even so by righteousness of one the free gift came up-

on all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many

were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover, the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin

abounded grace did much more abound. That as sin hath reigned unto death*,

even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus

Christ our Lord."

We like the way The Complete Jewish Study Bible, puts it:

"... it was through one individual that sin entered the world, and through sin,

death*: and in this way death* passed through the whole human race, inasmuch as everyone sinned. Sin was indeed present in the world before Torah [the law] was given, but sin is not counted as such when there is no Torah. Nevertheless death

ruled from Adam until Moshe [Moses], even over those whose sinning was not

exactly like Adam's violation of a direct command. In this, Adam prefigured the

one who was to come.

But the free gift is not like the offense. For if, because of one man's offense,

many died, then how much more has God's grace, that is, the gracious gift of one man, Yeshua [Jesus] the Messiah, overflowed to many! No, the free gift is not like what resulted from one man's sinning; for from sinner came judgment that brought condemnation; but the free gift came after many offenses and brought acquittal.

For if, because of the offense of one man, death ruled through that one man; how much more will those receiving the overflowing grace, that is, the fift of being considered righteous, rule in life through the one man Yeshua the Messiah!

In other words, just as it was through one offense that people came under condemnation, so also it is through one righteous act that all people come to be considered righteous. For just as through the obedience of the other man, many will be made righteous. And the Torah came into the picture so that the offense would proliferate, but where sin proliferated grace proliferated even more. All this happened so that just as sin ruled by means of death, so also grace might rule through causing

people to be considered righteous, so that they might have eternal life, through Yeshua the Messiah, our Lord."

You see, Christ died for us while we were ungodly, sinners and enemies. He saved us by His death. The consequences of Jesus' obedience extends as far as Adam's disobedience. Since we are Gentiles and descendants of Adam, we partook of his sin and its consequences, so we also are free to partake of the redemption of Christ. From Adam all men derived their beings. Adam had all of us in his loins.

Acts 17:26, (CJSB)

"From one man He made every nation living on the entire surface of the earth and he fixed the limits of their territories and the periods when they would flourish."

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 (covenant) for the whole race. The covenant was blessings if he obeyed God and curses if he sinned. Well guess what? He sinned by disobeying and eating from the "tree". You know what? I often wondered, what would have happened if Eve ate the apple but Adam stood firm and said, "God said, don't eat that!" and he didn't eat of the fruit? But he did so no sense in me chewing on that!

Anyway..., death* passed upon all men because of Adam's sin. Through Adam's sin, 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 original dominion restored. Let me say that again, dominion resto