Peace Has Been Restored
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Have you noticed that the world’s religious leaders we mentioned on May 20 have no way to deal with the main problem in the human race–namely sin? Some acknowledge sin, others view it as “mistakes” or “lapses in judgment.” Yet, the closest they espouse to solving the problem of evil and sin is to try harder...humanly speaking. It is by human effort and striving to attain the unattainable that drives the religion.
Christianity is entirely different. Not only does Christianity acknowledge the sinfulness of all human beings, God, in Christ, provides a way to completely, eternally, solve the sin problem of the entire world. Through Jesus, there is a way for every person to be freed from the weight and guilt and truth of sin. God’s own blood cleanses every one who comes to Him in faith. It is solely by the grace of God that people are washed clean of their sin.
Human effort to cleanse one’s self is futile. In spite of their efforts to attain another state of mind, the adherents of the other religions remain in their sin. Only Jesus cleanses. Rejoice today knowing you have been cleansed by the blood of the risen Lord!
That’s what it means in Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances when He says to His followers, “Peace be with you.” Peace has been restored with the Father through the shed blood of the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world.