God Condemns Sin

Without Christ’s death and resurrection, all we get in the covenant is God’s wrath, i.e. the just execution of His covenant sanctions. On the cross, Christ our representative and substitute suffered the penalty of God’s covenant wrath. Because of His death and resurrection, we are free from hell and judgment, as the Savior Himself declares: “Whoever believes in him is not condemned” (John 3:18a).

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Babylonian Exile - Nuremberg_chronicles_f_63v_1 - Copy Illustration from the Nuremberg Chronicle of the destruction of Jerusalem under the Babylonian rule

By Pastor Glem Melo

Today at Kagay-an Reformed Church:

GOD GOES TO COURT WITH HIS COVENANT-BREAKING CHILDREN

Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the LORD, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. (Isaiah 1:2-4)

  1. In the covenant, a legal father-children relationship is established between God and His people.
  2. In the covenant, God and His people are legally obligated to mutual love, loyalty and faithfulness.
  3. Covenant-breaking incurs covenant wrath.

"The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem" in A.D. 70, by David Roberts (1850) “The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem” in…

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