accepted Jesus death as payment in full for our sins, and
raised him from the dead. The risen Jesus is now what humanity was
always meant to be: Gods ruler of the world.
Gods ruler, Jesus has also been appointed Gods judge
of the world. The Bible promises that one day, he will return to
call all of us to account for our actions.
the meantime, Jesus offers us new life, both now and eternally.
Now, our sins can be forgiven through Jesus death, and we
can make a fresh start with God, no longer as rebels but as friends.
In this new life, God himself comes to live within us by his Spirit.
We can experience the joy of a new relationship with God.
more, when we are pardoned through Jesus death, we can be
quite sure that when Jesus does return to judge, we will be acceptable
to him. The risen Jesus will give us eternal life, not because we
have earned it, but because he has died in our place.
Well, where does all that leave us? It leaves us with a choice of only two ways to live.