Romans: “The Gospel of Jesus Christ: Hear It! Believe It! Live It!”
In order to understand the purpose of your life and your place in God’s plan you need to realize that the Bible is the only book in the world that explains where you came from, why you are here, and where you are going! You need to believe the Bible is God’s Word, from beginning to end, and that it is the only faithful record of the entire history of mankind, from God’s creation of Adam and Eve in Genesis 1, to God’s creation of the new heaven and the new earth in Revelation 21-22. Everything that is happening in our world today is the result of mankind’s rebellion against God, and the only hope of escaping God’s judgment in the near future is to receive His grace and forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ! In our text today, the Apostle Paul explains in detail God’s “Covenant of Grace,” first made with Abraham 4200 years ago, after God had destroyed the world with the flood. The coming of Jesus … His birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension, was in fulfillment of all of the Old Testament prophecies given to Israel, the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The New Testament does not “replace” God’s covenant with Abraham, but fulfills it!! All who believe in Jesus Christ are now called “children of Abraham,” and it is only these who inherit the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that God would be their God and they would be His people. In the Bible WORDS actually mean something! Knowing the truth and believing the truth brings the assurance that by faith in Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah, the Anointed One, you have eternal life. God will keep His promises and you will dwell with Him forever! Hallelujah!! Praise the Lord!