Day 13: The Curse of Religion – Dying without Grace

Day 13: The Curse of Religion – Dying without Grace

Day 13: The Curse of Religion – Dying without Grace

Day 13 meditation reveals the curse of religion that kills.

A unique distinctive of Christianity is the reality that all men will die twice. Like the creation of the original man, every man will die a natural death simply because he experiences a natural birth.  In the original creation of man, “God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Gen. 2:7).  Simply because man was formed with a flesh and blood body he will die. Man does not die this natural death because of sin.  He dies because he was created with a physical body. Day 13 meditation reveals the mystery of this death.

One thing is certain in the world of creation, all things created die. God (who does not die because there is nothing in God that can die for the essence of God is spirit) brought into existence a being that is not eternal by the act of its beginning. The fact that it had a beginning declares that it is not eternal.  It also is not eternal because the actual act of its creation makes it to be of a substance that is not God therefore it does not have life within itself. The act of its creation decrees that it will die.

Day 13 emphasizes that all men will die a natural death and he will also die a spiritual death just as Adam.

Every man will not only die a natural death he will also die a spiritual death. Like the fall of the original man (Gen. 3), every individual who is born into this world experiences spiritual death through his own fall.  The Scriptures simply state, “All men have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23).  It is also written, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Rom. 5:12).  Spiritual death comes to all men because all men have sinned. All men are not sinners because of Adam. All men our sinners because everyone sins just like Adam when they begin to use their mind in experiencing life.

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Dr. James Stone is the founder and President of Christian Ministries, Inc., a ministry for personal, family, and church growth. He travels extensively across America and several foreign countries sharing his experiences with Jesus. His over 40 year career in ministry has included individual counseling, family counseling, church pastor, Bible college/seminary professorships, leader of revivals, Christian growth seminars & church growth specialist.

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