What is the Gospel? Reconciliation!


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By Luis Palau. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
British statesman William Wilberforce once commented, "The objects of the present life fill the human eye with a false magnification because of their immediacy." Problems and concerns often cloud our present situation. They keep us from seeing things in proper perspective. When the fog lifts, we still hesitate. That's the way our world operates. God, however, works with different eyes. Four times in the Bible God tells us, "The righteous will live by faith." [Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, and Hebrews 10:38] In Colossians 1:21, the apostle Paul tells us that our evil behaviors alienated us from God, making us His enemies. Like a cracked mirror, we bear the remnants of God’s image, but we are far too distorted to be united with Him on our own. Jesus came to deal with that. As a friend of sinners, He gladly reconciles us to our heavenly Father. Jesus can do so because of His perfect substitution. Second Corinthians 5:21 explains: “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become right with God.” In Jesus Christ we are reconciled with God and adopted into His family forever. What beautiful Good News, that we can share with our world today! This is Luis Palau.  

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