Why Should I Repent?

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We preach the gospel to the world, “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” but do they understand why it is important for them to repent. We told them Jesus is the only way to life, but do they understand why. I believe it is important we explain these and many other reasons, so that the world may know the full story.

Now I am not saying that the world is un-aware of the reason for repentance, because God has engraved on every hearth the need for salvation, and has whispered to our souls his name, that we might make the choice, which leads to life. However, it is a knowledge the world has thrown behind them, a message we are to promote; for it is urgent for the world to know, they are in danger of judgment.

Why is it important for the world to repent of their sins? And to understand this question we have to go back to the beginning, and to a time when the first human was created. To the place where the need for repentance begins. If the world fails; however, to believe this story, it is from this place they will stumble finding it hard to accept the Lord Jesus Christ. For it is the place of our transgression and promise of redemption.

The world need to repent, because in the shadow of the past our ancient father, and ancestor Adam turned away from God. In the act of disobedience he brought the whole world under judgment. He was given a law to obey God, and not to eat from the tree of good and evil. But after receiving the law, Adam In his act, obeying a rebellious devil chose to go after the lust of his eyes, and in doing so sinned against the law of God.

As Children born to this rebellious man, we fall under the judgment of God revealed. And it is on account of this truth we now need to repent. We say we are good people, and we are capable of doing what is good, but equality so we are, and often times capable of doing what is evil. No man will every judge himself as being evil, it would be very un-popular for him to do so, but the reality is before us, our nature as humans is to always revenge and defend our right. And in a similar way God has brought judgment on humanity, on account of what Adam had done against his kingdom.

What was Adam’s sin? and why was he judged with such judgment? This is a struggle for many trying to answer the question. To eat from a tree should not have produced such harsh punishment. The opinion of many. It simply gives no explanation.  If God knew they were going to eat from that tree, why did he plant it in the garden. But until the world understand this lingering question, they may not have a clear eye to make a choice.

The sin of Adam was not so much that he ate from the tree, his sin was that he knew God, and as a man created in the image of God he had complete control over the kingdom of God on earth. Both the heavens and the earth were one in those days, what was declared by Adam on earth, was also declared in heaven.

Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth concerning anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven.

This was Adam’s transgression, he was a man created in God’s image, holding  power over the kingdom, and by turning away from the law to disobey God, he declared a rebellion against God, and it was for this he was judged. Adam along with the angel of transgression, had rebelled against God on earth and in heaven, and as a result was thrown out of the kingdom. On account of Adam, we his descendants were born under this curse of death, from which we need to be redeemed. However, to redeem us God sent Jesus Christ through whom he made a covenant granting us the promise of everlasting life in his kingdom to come.

Matthew 16:19 And I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Death came about on account of mans fall, man loosing the kingdom lost the power and key to life, and falling under the power of darkness, we are held in reserve for judgment. That is until Christ came.


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