Monday, 3 December 2018

The Messiah Saga Begins

I'm sure we've all heard the Christmas story so many times that it becomes stale. In fact, I've found that familiarity with our Lord's birth has bred contempt among many of my friends. What most Christians don't appear to know is that the beginning of Christ's story starts at the beginning of the Bible.

When Adam and Eve defied God's only restriction on them, he cursed both them and Satan but he also gave a promise of a deliverer. Genesis 3:14 and 15 (KJV) reads, "And the LORD God said unto the serpent, 'Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.'"

Furthermore, Eve rejoiced when she gave birth to her first baby boy. Genesis 4:1 (KJV) reads, "And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, 'I have gotten a man from the LORD.'"

John MacArthur said in one of his sermons that Eve thought Cain would be the one to crush the serpent's head. Instead, her boy became the world's first murderer. As Christ's favourite disciple wrote in 1 John 3:12 (KJV), "Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous."

As history proved, the promised one was to come thousands of years later. I'll be pointing out more details about the long journey to the arrival of the Messiah in future posts.

The theme of our fallen nature will be the main point of my next book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? It's this fallen nature that we all inherited which makes it impossible for us to earn our own salvation. Only repenting and forsaking our own rebellious desire for autonomy will get us into the kingdom of heaven.

On Thursday, I'll post about the continuing saga of Christ's lineage and how Muslims claim they're superior to us.

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