Sin Does Not Send You to Hell, Rejecting Jesus Does (Hebrews 2:9)
"But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone" (Hebrews 2:9)
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"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son" (John 3:17-18)
Many assume that sin is what sends a person to hell. But sin has been paid for by Jesus, therefore the only thing that condemns a person is rejecting the payment for sin. Jesus was the payment. God provided the way in Jesus so to reject Him you are rejecting the only way for salvation. This is a hard truth for some who look for multiple ways to heaven, but Jesus is the only one who tasted death in our place so we could be completely forgiven and righteous before God. God didn't see the need to provide a different way when he started with the perfect way.
Jesus Saves Lives
"For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!" (Romans 5:10).
The most amazing thing about Jesus is the abundant life He offers to us. It is not just about getting to heaven as the end goal, it is certainly a plus, but it is about experiencing Him in this life. Jesus promised us a full and abundant life right now. By believing, clinging to and relying on Him we are saved and filled to fullness of God. When we were His enemies and ruined by sin, God sent Jesus. So now that we are completely forgiven and righteous before him we are saved and offered His abundant life!
Tomorrow we look at Hebrews 2:10: Jesus’ Role as Our Faithful High Priest