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Carmela
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Even if I didn't have the means to help a dying man, I would try to save him. Both eternally and physically. Sometimes we can help people in many ways, even if we don't have the resources ourselves. There are plenty of resources available, if we take the time to search them out. Getting the man to the hospital wouldn't take much of my own resources. Call 911, stay until someone comes....

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by Russell S. Miller

“But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

“Which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour” (Titus 3:4-6).


If a man is dying, and you have the means to help him, would you let him die?

Adam and Eve partook of the fruit of “the tree of [the] knowledge of good and evil” (Gen.2:9), and falling into sin themselves, they plunged the whole human race into sin (Rom.5:12). Having been warned of God, “for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Gen.2:17), they were disobedient, and so we are no longer perfect, but sinful, and in need of the Saviour. While it may take 70 or 80 years from the moment we are born, we begin to die, and “dying thou shalt die.” Consequently, mankind, that’s all of us, were blinded by Satan’s lie, and as such, walk in darkness.

“In whom, the god of this world HATH BLINDED THE MINDS OF THEM WHICH BELIEVE NOT, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (IICor.4:4).

God is the God of eternal values, His principles are the standards by which the universe was created, and by which the universe is held together. Whatever the Eternal God does it shall be for ever. Thus our first parents were created with an eternal soul. The soul of man shall either live forever with Christ, or shall be lost in an eternal hell without Him. And since God cannot compromise His eternal principles how was man to be redeemed? There was only one way. In eternity past the God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit counseled together that God the Son would offer the sacrifice that could redeem mankind. Since we are of “eternal worth” to Him, the “Eternal God” sent “His own Son” to pay for our sins, Himself, at the extreme cost of His own life’s blood that we, by faith in Christ, might know the kindness and love of God our Saviour:

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? HE THAT SPARED NOT HIS OWN SON, BUT DELIVERED HIM UP FOR US ALL, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? IT IS CHRIST THAT DIED, yea rather, THAT IS RISEN AGAIN, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” (Rom.8:31-34).

It’s not “good works,” then, but rather a matter of whether or not we believe God’s Word. Why else would God have sent His “only begotten Son” into this sin cursed world to die on a cruel cross? It is what Christ did on the cross that God accepts, and as we accept Christ’s redemptive work on our behalf, God “accepts” us in His beloved Son:

“To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved [One].

“IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, ACCORDING TO THE RICHES OF HIS GRACE” (Eph.1:6,7).


Therefore God cannot, and will not, accept your good works as substitute for Christ’s “finished work” of redemption on Calvary’s cross. Do we believe the truth of the Word of God or the devil’s lie? God loves us, each and every one of us, with an everlasting, an eternal, love. How MUCH He loves us.

“BUT GOD COMMENDETH HIS LOVE TOWARD US, IN THAT, WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US” (Rom.5:8).

“Now then we are Ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: WE PRAY YOU IN CHRIST'S STEAD, Be Ye Reconciled to God.

“For He hath made Him to be sin for us, [Christ]Who knew no sin; THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM” (IICor.5:20,21).

“BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED, and thy house” (Acts 16:31).


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