I want you to take a look at this question seriously and look at the bible to see if you are an enemy of God. When we first open our bibles up to the first book, our question is answered rather quickly. This is a serious question. It is also one of the most important questions you will ever be asked. In Genesis 3:6 we read "So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate." This is speaking of the original sin. This disobedience lead to the corruption of all humanity as well as nature as we read in Romans 5:12" Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned". Sin spread throughout humanity and so did death. In Romans 6:23a we see why "for the wages of sin is death,"
You may look at this and so "ok what do I do about my sin?” Well, there was a sacrifice that was paid for you and your sin. The reason for the sacrifice is explained in Hebrews 9:22 "Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” It also had to be a perfect sacrifice. That's why Jesus was born, was to be a "lamb led to the slaughter" Isaiah 53:7. In John 1:29 it says "The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!". He takes away our sin. He doesn't cover them up but takes them away. When He was on that bloody roman cross, there was much more going on than you think. God’s wrath was being poured out on Him to pay for our sin. In Isaiah 53:10a it says "Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him; he has put him to grief; an offering for guilt,” This sacrifice was so that you can have forgiveness of sin. In Acts 13:38 it says "Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.” this "man" that is mentioned is Jesus. Not only did He die on the cross paying for our sins and taking on the full measure of God’s wrath but He also rose on the third day!
At this point you may be asking “ok, so what do I do now?” Now that you have seen your sin for what it is. The very thing that Jesus “laid down His life” for 1 John 3:16a. I want you now to look at the very words of Jesus Himself in Mark 1:15” and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” So let’s look at this repentance. I’m sure you may look at that and figure that it’s just us saying we are sorry for what we have done. It is however much more than that. It’s a complete turning from our sin. It’s hating what we once loved and loving the things of God. Putting your faith in Christ and in His work done on the cross as well as Him rising on the third day, proving that His sacrifice was worthy and has truly paid for our sins. Trusting or putting your faith that its by His sacrifice that we are justified (made right) with God. We become redeemed or also known as born again. Which is what Jesus was talking about in John 3:3 “Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” I pray that you take a look at this seriously and think on this. Think about it like your life depends on it, because it does.
If we continue reading in the Old Testament we see a man with the name of Moses. He is who God gave His 10 commandments to. Some of you might say that we are no longer under the law. In a way that is correct. So far as that we don't have to live it out perfectly without once infringing on the law-James 2:10- "For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in point has become accountable for all of it." We also must understand that the Law or 10 commandments we never meant to save us. We are suposto look at it and say "God I can’t do this on my own". These laws that are given are a glimpse of Gods character. Let’s go over a couple of them to see how you compare. Let’s try the 8th commandment. It says "You shall not steal", have you ever stolen anything no matter what the value? Or how about the 3rd which says “You shall not take the name of the lord your God in vain", have you used the name of God lightly or as a curse word? Or, how about the 7th which says "You shall not commit adultery", this one ties into the New Testament because Jesus said in Matthew 5:27-28"You have heard it was said," You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Have you ever looked with lust?