Sunday, 21 March 2010
THE MATHEMATICAL GOSPEL
Hello again folks! Here is my take on the True Gospel expressed in a slightly different manner [as usual!]
In the beginning was God. He was and is and is to come. He made the universe in six  literal 24-hour [yom] days and rested on the seventh. In these early stages He had to deal with sin in the heavenlies when Lucifer prided himself too much and led a rebellion against his Maker. Down on Earth; the jewel of His Creation; he had created Man in His image. With just one exception; to NOT eat of the Tree of Knowledge [good and evil]; his children Adam and Eve were free beyond freedoms range to live long and fruitful lives. But the wily serpent [a.k.a. satan - onec nemed Lucifer] put temptation in their path and made evil [disobedience] out to be a good thing. So Eve [and then by extension Adam] sinned against their Father and corruption came into the world. Everything was now cursed and the ultimate curse was not only physical but spiritual death.
But a promise was made there and then that a second Adam; a Redeemer-Kinsman [Saviour/Messiah] would come along down the road with the means to undo what the first Adam had done and set Man free again - as God had originally intended. And God fulfilled his promise some 4,000-ish years later. He sent His Son - Jesus [Yeshua; Joshua; 'Salvation'] to live a sinless life and then pay the ultimate price for all our sins - past; present and future. He could and He did and He was obedient unto death. And to seal this marvellous achievement and complete the ultimate victory over death and sin; God the Father raised His Son from the dead [as He promised] three days later. He spent another 40 days on earth before ascending to His Father but not before telling all His followers to spread the Good News of His Salvation Plan [which is a 1-2-1 relationship with His Son; by PERSONAL invitation and by faith] to one and all AND leaving Holy Spirit as our Comforter and Guide until He returns.
You see ... before sin came in to this world via Adam and Eve ... the perfect creation by an Infinite God in perfect harmony was ... well .. infinite and eternal. In mathematical terms you could express it as everything divided by nought . If we take 'everything' as 'x' then looks like this as an equation: x/0 = 0 [infinitely zero]
But when sin came in that zero became a '1' - so the equation now reads: x/1 = 1 [a finite value]. This puts Creation [and us] out of harmony with our Creator because He is infinite. Whether we sin 1 time [like Cliff Richard perhaps!] or 1,000,000 times - because it's always divided by a '1' it has a value that is not infinite. The numbers 1 and 1,000,000 are equally, eternally separated from the infinite value. What we need is a way to have our 'value' to be returned to '0'.
But we can't do it; only the Infinite God can. So He sent His own precious Son to sacrifice His perfect; sinless body and blood on the old rugged cross in our place so that He can give us [freely] - if we want it - a '0' value again to divide all our sins by infinity so we can return to relationship with the Infinite One.
1,000,000/0 = 0 & 1/0 = 0
It doesn't matter if you have sinned 1 time or 1,000,000 times - the offer is the same and the result of acceptance is the same. An eternal life with the Infinite One because of what He has done and nothing at all to do with what you have done. Isn't God great! This is what this writer calls the Mathematical Gospel ... because it is Infinite and True.
Are you a '0' or a '1'?
Is Jesus' blood your infinite atonement?
It could be - just ask Him!
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 21-March-2010