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Bible Study Lesson 48

What God Want Man To Ponder And Realize
 
 A.  To Whom God's Message Is Addressed And Why
 B.  What Does God Want Men To Ponder And Realize
 C.  Examples: How People Justify Their Wicked Works
 D.  Man's Problems Does Not End When He Dies
 E.  How God will Judge All Men For Their Sins
 F.  A Sinful Man Is Likened To A Beast Or Animal
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The Kind Of Man That God Chose For Himself
 H.  Man Should Not Let Himself Die Like A Beast
 I.   Man Should Die A Righteous Death

 

       

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 48H.   Man Should Not Let Himself Die Like A Beast

 


A sinner is considered dead in the eyes of God, and he is no better than an beast or animal when he die. But, man was created by God for Himself, unlike the animal which was created by God for man. It is of utmost importance for man to turn away from sin and accept God's invitation to repent and and return to Him. For this reason, even if a man die (cessation of breath), he will still be made alive together with Christ, so he can serve the Living God.  

48H.1   How can a man be made alive even when he is considered dead in trespasses?

In Ephesians 2:4-5, this is written:

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,  even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), NKJV

God with His great love and mercy, can make man alive even though he is considered dead in trespasses or sins by making him alive together with Christ.

48H.2   How can man be made alive together with Christ? 

In 1 John 4:10  Apostle John explains:  

Real love (God's love for us, not our love for God) is this: God sent His Son to be the way that God takes away our sins. (IEB)

God sent His Son to be the way that God takes away man's sin. This is God's way for man, the sinner, to be reconciled to God, so that he can be made alive together with Christ.   

48H.3   How did Christ become the "way that God takes away (atoning sacrifice) man's sin"? 

In Romans 5:8-9, this is explained:

But God reassures us of His love for us in this way: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us!  Since Christ's blood has made us right with God, even more we will be saved from God's  punishment through Christ. (IEB)

Christ became the "way that God takes away (atoning sacrifice) man's sin" when, He (Christ) died for man and with His blood He made man right with God.  
What is the effect of Christ death which resulted in making man right with God?
In Ephesians 2:13, this is written:

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been made near by the blood of Christ. (NKJV)

With the blood of Christ, those who were once were far off (because their sins) from God, have now become near to God because their were made right with God. 

48H.4   After having been made alive together with Christ, how can a former sinner be made to serve the living God again?

In Hebrews 9:14, this recorded:

how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (NKJV)

The blood of Christ will purge or purify their conscience from dead works, so that they can serve the living God!   Having been justified by the blood of Christ man can now serve the living God. 

48H.5   How does the Bible consider a man who has escaped from the wicked ways of the world by learning about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and then gets tangled up with sin and becomes its slave again?

In 2 Peter 2:20, this was clearly explained:

And when a person has escaped from the wicked ways of the world by learning about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and then gets tangled up with sin and becomes its slave again, he is worse off than he was before.
It would be better if he had never known about Christ at all than to learn of him and then afterwards turn his back on the holy commandments that were given to him.
There is an old saying that ``A dog comes back to what he has vomited, and a pig is washed only to come back and wallow in the mud again.'' That is the way it is with those who turn again to their sin.
(2 Peter 2:20-22, Living Bible)

The Bible consider him as worse of than before, he is considered as a beast again, and is comparable to  ``A dog who goes back to what he has vomited, and a pig who is washed only to come back and wallow in the mud again.'' That is the way it is with those who turn their back from Christ and return to their sins again. They will still die like a beast.

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Man should not allow himself to die like a beast or the animal because he was created by God for Himself.  Man was created by God to serve Him with gladness (Psalms 100:3,2). He was created by God to be holy and blameless before Him in love. (Ephesians 1:4)  Therefore every man should seek the way and strive to be with Christ for the rest of his earthly life.  For it is only through Christ as a member of His Church that man (the sinner who is condemned to die the second death in the lake of fire)  can be made alive so he can serve the living God.  Having done the will of God, man will attain eternal life and he will be with the Lord God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ in the Heaven forever and ever.

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