JESUS: THE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
St. Paul, the former Jewish enforcer who met the Crucified and Resurrected Jesus Christ in a blinding light on the Damascus Road and built God's Church upon CHRIST ALONE (1 Peter 2:6-8; 1 Cor.3:10,11) among the Gentiles in Asia Minor and Europe, stated: "Thank God for (Jesus Christ) His unspeakable Gift ." (2 Cor.9: 15)
"Grace be unto you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who GAVE HIMSELF for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of our God and Father." (Gal.1 3,4)
"For the GRACE OF GOD that brings Salvation hath appeared to all men. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world.
"Looking for that blessed Hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: Who GAVE HIMSELF for us, that He might REDEEM us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar (purchased) people, zealous of Good works." (Titus 2:12-14)
Seven hundred years before God the Son was INCARNATED (God in human flesh), Isaiah prophesied His Coming: "He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb so He opened not his mouth." (Is. 53: 7)
The Bible says: For God so LOVED the world that He GAVE His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE." (John 3:16)And Jesus said: "I am come to seek and to save that which is lost." (Luke 19:10). I join with St. Paul and millions of Christians world wide, saying: Thanks be unto God for Jesus Christ His unspeakable Gift to the world. Christ has died! Christ is Risen! Christ shall come again! Amen