So you see, God had a plan to defeat Satan, his lies, and sin so that we could be saved through Jesus Christ, the second Adam. Because all who sin will die…
(Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Because we are sinners, the penalty for sin is death for us all. This may be unfair, but this is the case. Did we have a choice to live under this penalty of sin? No, we didn’t, it was forced upon us by Satan.
Sin was passed on to us by our original parents, Adam and Eve. We were infected by sin just as if we had been infected by a virus. We had no choice. Remember, sin doesn’t just affect you, it also affects and touches others. Did Jesus ever sin? No, Jesus never sinned, so Sin and Death have no right to claim ownership of Jesus. Sin, Death, and the Final Judgment have no hold or right to destroy Jesus in Hell-Fire.
Jesus’ death on the cross shows that He, the second Adam, succeeded in winning back the right to be called the Lord of His creation. Because our original parents disobeyed God, humanity had no choice but to be born captive under the penalty of sin. Satan falsely claimed the rights of the Human race even though he had illegally captured the Human race through deception and lies.
Satan forced us, “without our consent”, under the penalty of sin and stripped away our freedom of choice, and alienated us from a loving God. Now that Jesus is truly the legal owner and Lord of the Human race, He is giving us a “Choice”… either to accept His free gift of salvation or retain or keep sin and die the Second Death.
We now have a choice which we didn’t have before! Jesus offers us the freedom to choose Him and if we do, we are legally exempt from the Second Death and will not have to pay the price for our sins, which is death.
So what will be your decision? Please don’t let pride or misunderstanding cause you to miss this wonderful gift of eternal life with the promise to live in the presence of God and His other creations forever.