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A conversation with a member of an international para-church ministry led to an interesting discovery that I wanted to share.  

 

When it comes to how people view the Gospel and what Jesus did on the cross, we in the West have a very strong legal/court related outlook.  We were guilty of sin, Jesus accepted our sentence and paid our fine, now we are ‘not-guilty’ of our sin debt.

 

Among the Eastern cultures, a story like the Prodigal Son resonates with a deep message of both personal shame and the shame that the son brought upon the father.  So Jesus death on the Cross is seen as restoring honor both for us, and for God whom we have shamed.

 

Among many parts of Africa and certain parts of South America, when a person comes forward to accept the Gospel, their greatest fear is will this bring the attack of evil spirits upon them.  For these people, the power of the Gospel is seen in Jesus healing the demoniac and His death on the Cross and resurrection proves that God and His Holy Spirit is more powerful than any evil spirit.

 

Jessie Stone (a student pursuing his PHD in Scotland) pointed out that both the first few chapters of Genesis and the Gospels of Christ address all three points of view.  God paying our “debt” seems to be only the beginning of what Christ has done for us.

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When you think about God's purpose for Satan and his fallen cohorts, you begin to see these evil beings as a tool our Creator uses to refine believers. God could have imprisoned the fallen angels on Mars, Jupiter or anywhere else than earth. They are spirits, they do not need oxygen to breathe. Why did God put them here right where He was beginning a new work with mankind.

 

Why was Christ main purpose of taking on flesh? 1 John 3:8 "Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil."

 

Evil is evil and good is good only because God says so. The angels and even mankind had not tried these principles in practice. I feel this is what is playing out with this world system. We will see the end result of evil having run its full course. What caused the downfall of man, deciding good and evil for himself. By partaking of the fruit of "knowledge of good and evil."  When He is done He will have shown us.

 

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On 6/17/2018 at 4:18 PM, atpollard said:

A conversation with a member of an international para-church ministry led to an interesting discovery that I wanted to share.  

 

When it comes to how people view the Gospel and what Jesus did on the cross, we in the West have a very strong legal/court related outlook.  We were guilty of sin, Jesus accepted our sentence and paid our fine, now we are ‘not-guilty’ of our sin debt.

 

Among the Eastern cultures, a story like the Prodigal Son resonates with a deep message of both personal shame and the shame that the son brought upon the father.  So Jesus death on the Cross is seen as restoring honor both for us, and for God whom we have shamed.

 

Among many parts of Africa and certain parts of South America, when a person comes forward to accept the Gospel, their greatest fear is will this bring the attack of evil spirits upon them.  For these people, the power of the Gospel is seen in Jesus healing the demoniac and His death on the Cross and resurrection proves that God and His Holy Spirit is more powerful than any evil spirit.

 

Jessie Stone (a student pursuing his PHD in Scotland) pointed out that both the first few chapters of Genesis and the Gospels of Christ address all three points of view.  God paying our “debt” seems to be only the beginning of what Christ has done for us.

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God bless,

William

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