The majority of church goers do not understand that
our salvation is not based upon what we do but upon what Christ did.
They think that their relationship with God is based upon their
performance. They think that as long as they live "right" that God will
not condemn them. This is a "works" system. To attempt to live the
Christian life by works is to live under constant guilt and
condemnation. But to understand that salvation is by grace through
faith, and that we are absolutely secure because of Christ's work will
bring great peace to your soul.
THINK ABOUT THIS: Is physical death a result
of the fall, or just part of being human? Scientists tell us that every
human being begins to die physically from the moment of birth. Even
while we are growing and developing, cells begin to die and the evidence
begins to show: teeth decay, hair begins to fall out, eyes go bad, and
Did Jesus Christ age? Absolutely! Was he sinless?
Yes! So, his aging was part of being human. If he had not died for us on
the cross would he have died of old age? I believe he would have. I
believe, at this present time in my studies, that physical death is part
of being human and not a result of Adam's sin.
Concordance with Hebrew and Greek Lexicon