Keith posted:

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Our sin separates us from God, the creator and sustainer of life. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life" (John 14:6). God is known as the great "I AM." Life is in God. So, when we sin and become separated from God, we become separated from true life. Sin does not necessarily result in physical death right away, rather, it is referring to spiritual death. Christ died so we don't have to face the ultimate penalty of sin, "eternal separation from God".

Think of a child and a parent. When a child disobeys, the relationship with his parent is strained. The parent still loves the child and still has the child’s best interest at heart. The child never stops belonging to the parent. However, the child may experience some consequences: mistrust, discipline, a sense of guilt, and the like. The relationship is ultimately restored, but generally pain comes first.

So it is with us and God. When we rebel against God’s rule in our lives, we rebel against the Life, and therefore experience "death" (a brokenness resulting in pain). When we return to God, we are also restored to spiritual life communion with God, a sense of purpose, righteousness, freedom, etc.

What path can a sinner take to return to God after being condemned to hell?

antabanta posted:
 

What path can a sinner take to return to God after being condemned to hell?

You can choose to trust in Jesus' payment for your sin, or you can choose to pay for your sins ourselves but you must remember that the payment for your sin is eternity in hell. C. S. Lewis said it this way: "There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says in the end, 'Thy will be done.'"

Keith posted:
antabanta posted:
 

What path can a sinner take to return to God after being condemned to hell?

You can choose to trust in Jesus' payment for your sin, or you can choose to pay for your sins ourselves but you must remember that the payment for your sin is eternity in hell. C. S. Lewis said it this way: "There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says in the end, 'Thy will be done.'"

Let me repeat the question. What path can a sinner take to return to God after being condemned to hell?

ksazma posted:

If man's sins burdened the world so much that even animals became casualties of it how does animals regain everlasting life since they do not have the wherewithal to accept Jesus to do so?

God is interested in saving the soul which is the part of you that is made in the image of God. Now you tell me which have a soul Man or Animals?

Keith posted:
ksazma posted:

If man's sins burdened the world so much that even animals became casualties of it how does animals regain everlasting life since they do not have the wherewithal to accept Jesus to do so?

God is interested in saving the soul which is the part of you that is made in the image of God. Now you tell me which have a soul Man or Animals?

If you are suggesting that animals don't have souls and didn't commit any sins that made death to them necessary as well as they don't have the opportunity to accept Jesus and enjoy everlasting life, why did God even create them? Was if for fun and games bai?

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