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WHY NOT MORE LOVE

BEFORE WE GET INTO THE MAIN PORTION OF OUR TEXT. IN LIGHT OF ALL THE TRAGEDY TAKING PLACE AROUND US, IN THESE LAST DAYS. WE WANT TO TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO REFLECT ON THE BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW, OF SIN.

TURN WITH ME, TO ROMANS CHAPTER 5 VERSE 12. IT SAYS, WHEREFORE, AS BY ONE MAN, SIN ENTERED INTO THE WORLD, AND DEATH BY SIN, AND SO DEATH PASSED UPON ALL MEN, FOR THAT ALL, HAVE SINNED.

WHEN ADAM SINNED, SIN ENTERED THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE. ADAM’S SIN BROUGHT DEATH. IT BROUGHT DEATH, AND IT SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE. IT SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE, ALL THE WAY INTO THE 21st CENTURY. ALL THE WAY INTO THE MURDEROUS SOCIETY THAT WE SEE RIGHT NOW IN 2007. ADAM AND EVE UNLEASHED A CATASTROPHIC CHAIN REACTION. IT WAS A CHAIN REACTION OF TRANSGRESSION, THAT AFFECTS ALL OF US. IT AFFECTS US ALL, BECAUSE ALL HAVE SINNED. YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT IN THIS VERY DANGEROUS WORLD OF THE WAR ON TERROR, AND SCHOOL SHOOTINGS YOUR ONLY SAFETY ZONE, IS IN JESUS CHRIST.

WHILE THERE ISN’T ANY GUARANTEES OF SAFETY IN THIS LIFE. THERE IS ONE GUARANTEE. IT’S THE GUARANTEE OF OUR HOPE OF SALVATION, IN THE LIFE TO COME. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS. THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE TRAGEDY THAT TAKES PLACE AROUND YOU, IS TO MAKE THE CHANGE WITHIN YOURSELF. THINGS CHANGE ONLY WHEN YOU ACCEPT THE CHANGE, AND BECOME A BORN AGAIN, HOLY GHOST FILLED CHRISTIAN.

GOD HAS SENT ME TO REMIND YOU, THIS MORNING THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ANYONE COULD EVER DO, IN THIS LIFE, IS BECOME A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN. BECOME BORN AGAIN INTO A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST JESUS. IT’S THE ONLY SAFETY ZONE YOU WILL EVER FIND.

IN THE PAGES OF BIBLE HISTORY, YOU WILL FIND THAT HUMAN TRAGEDY IS ALMOST FOLLOWED BY A MIRACLE. ONE COULD CALL IT A MIRACULOUS TRANSFORMATION. WE MUST COME TO UNDERSTAND, AND FOCUS ON THE FACT THAT IT’S THE SAME GOD. IT’S THE SAME GOD WHO PERFORMS YOUR VERY OWN, MIRACULOUS TRANSFORMATION. IT’S THE SAME GOD WHO WILL ACCOMPLISH ALL THE GOOD IN THE MIDST OF ALL THE EVIL.

IT’S THE SAME GOD WHO USED AN HUMBLE SERVANT NAMED NOAH. HE USED AN HUMBLE SERVANT NAMED NOAH, AND BROUGHT ABOUT A NEW EXISTENCE. HE BROUGHT ABOUT A NEW EXISTENCE FOR MANKIND. IT’S THE SAME GOD WHO NOT ONLY DELIVERED HIS PEOPLE FROM SLAVERY, BUT DELIVERED THEM FROM THE TEN PLAGUES OF EGYPT, AS WELL.

IT’S THE SAME GOD WHO THROUGH THE DESTRUCTION OF JERICHO, BROUGHT THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION IN A PROMISED LAND. IT’S THE SAME GOD WHO THROUGH THE DEATH OF HIS BELOVED SON, GAVE SALVATION TO ALL MANKIND. IT’S THE SAME GOD WHO THROUGH THE JUDGMENTS IN REVELATION, WILL BRING TO US HIS GREAT, ETERNAL KINGDOM.

SO, SINCE THERE’S SUCH A LACK OF LOVE, OR MAYBE I SHOULD SAY, A GREAT NEED FOR MORE LOVE, IN OUR WORLD TODAY. WE HAVE DECIDED TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF MORE LOVE. WE WANT OT ASK THE QUESTION, " WHY NOT MORE LOVE"?

NOT ONLY IS THERE A LACK OF LOVE, OR THE NEED OF IT, IN OUR WORLD TODAY, BUT SO MANY PEOPLE SEEM CONFUSED ABOUT LOVE. THEY SEEM CONFUSED WITH THE IDEA OF WHAT LOVE, IS REALLY ALL ABOUT. THIS CONFUSION HAS CAUSED DIVISION, AND CORRUPTION, RIGHT IN THE CHURCH. WHICH IS THE VERY REASON WHY, I BELIEVE, THE CHURCH IS IN THE DECLINING STATE, IT’S IN TODAY.

SO, FOR THE SAKE OF COMPARISION, WE WANT TO BEGIN WITH A WORLD OPINION OF LOVE. SOMETIMES DURING THE LATE 70’s, A FAMOUS POP ARTIST SANG A SONG. SHE SANG A SONG ENTITLED, "WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT"? IN THE SECOND LINE OF THE LYRICS, SHE SAID, "WHAT’S LOVE, BUT A SECOND HAND EMOTION". NOW I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I THINK THAT’S A PRETTY PATHETIC, DISGUSTING VIEW OF LOVE, DON’T YOU?

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE’S GOT TO DO WITH IT. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT, AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS IN YOUR LIFE. YOU NEED TO GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE ORIGINAL LOVE. BACK TO GOD’S LOVE FOR MANKIND. WE COULD GO AS FAR BACK, INTO THE BOOK OF GENESIS, TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME.

IN CHAPTER 1 VERSE 27 OF GENESIS, IT DESCRIBES THE CREATION OF MAN. GOD SAID, LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE, AND AFTER OUR LIKENESS. SO GOD CREATED MAN IN HIS OWN IMAGE, IN THE IMAGE OF GOD CREATED HE HIM, MALE AND FEMALE CREATED HE THEM.

AND THEN, GOD SENT HIS ONLY SON, JESUS CHRIST, INTO THE WORLD, TO LIVE, AND DIE FOR EACH, AND EVERY ONE OF HIS CREATION EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN’T DESERVE IT. JESUS DID IT OUT OF PURE LOVE.

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