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Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Rich Man Went to Christ One Night - M. Robbins

A rich man went to Christ one night;
He thought he surely had the right,
But Jesus knew the man’s own plight;
He was condemned through unbelief!

Wherever Christ did speak His Word,
Vast multitudes of hearts were stirred;
But Jesus knew that though they heard
They were condemned through unbelief!

Today, Christ sees your precious soul,
He sees your sins; He knows their toll,
And yet He knows you can be whole;
Salvation comes when you believe!

From condemnation step away;
Oh! heed the voice of Christ today;
On Him believe and yes, be saved,
For He’s the Truth, the Life, the Way!
                                       M. Robbins

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn 
the world; but that the world through him might be 
saved.  He that believeth on him is not condemned: 
but he that believeth not is condemned already, 
because he hath not believed in the name of the 
only begotten Son of God.                                                                                            
                                              John 3:17-18

     Imagine for a moment when you left for work this morning,
your house had a solid foundation, firm outside walls, a
carefully tiled roof and flowers were blooming abundantly in
your yard.
     Then in this hypothetical situation imagine coming home
after work and finding nothing different except
“CONDEMNED” signs posted all about your house and
     Wouldn’t you naturally be confused, angry, and stunned?
     Wouldn’t you even question the fairness of such a verdict?
     And wouldn’t you do your best to reverse such a ruling?
     Now in John 3:17-18, Christ addresses the matter of
condemnation, but the issue isn’t about houses or lands being
condemned.  He speaks about a different kind of
condemnation - the condemnation of the soul.
     And because “all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags,”
the condemnation that Christ speaks of will forever be a
justifiable verdict.
     Yet!  Yet, there is good news! 
     The verdict of “condemnation” upon an individual’s
soul can be reversed because Christ came into the world
not to condemn the world “but that the world through him
might be saved.”
     Yes, God didn’t send us into the world to bring about
own salvation.....God sent Christ.
     As John 5:24 simply states: Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me,
hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation;
is passed from death unto life.                                                               
     Salvation?  Condemnation?  Death?  Life?  Eternity is at
stake - “.....now is the accepted time; behold, now is the
day of salvation.”  Another time may never come.
     May it be Christ in whom you’ll choose to believe!
                                                                  M. Robbins