Seven Fundamentals of The Cross
ONE: THE NECESSITY OF THE CROSS
II: The Divine Nature and Character of God
By: Brother Cliff
Holy: good, wholly other-than, unique, no comparative, different.
Love: severe, other-centered, self-giving.
Holy is far beyond the opposite of evil. Every attribute of God is incomparable to all other expressions. There is nothing, there is no one who compares. He alone is God. The eternal, unchanging God is Holy Love. He is a hungry, consuming Fire. He is everlasting Light. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is Righteous. He is Just. He is Jealous. He is Wisdom.
God is merciful. He is full of grace and kindness. God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is wholly, Holy Love!
Joh 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.
:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
God is immutable: unchanging, always the same!
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Consider next the nature and character of fallen man: the horror and depravity of sin. From the moment Adam was deceived by Satan and then chose to sin by rejecting God’s Word, all of mankind have been the inheritors of his sin nature and its fruit; which is death. What is it about sin that is so horrifying and depraved in, and through the life of a sinful person?
Rom 5:12 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:
“sin entered into the world, and death by sin…”
Every time sin is committed it is directly enabling and promoting death in the world. Sin is the inherited nature and character of every descendant of Adam in the earth. All are sinners by nature, and by default; promoters of Satan’s kingdom of darkness through sin and death.
All that produces death; whether it be by disease, murder, war, abortion, prejudice, hatred, starvation, suicide, or any other means by which death comes, its spiritual root is always mankind’s sin in the earth.
This Biblical truth strips away the subtle lies of rationalization; justifying some sins as more or less ok, because they are not nearly as bad as others. All sin fuels death. Sin must be destroyed and the sinner punished as a promoter of death. That is why God has declared: “the soul that sinneth must die”. [Ezek 18:20]
Brother Cliff — Fort Mill, SC