· Man’s Condition – (Sin)
· God’s Diagnosis -
“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).
“There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins” (Ecclesiastes 7:20).
“The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one” (Psalm 14:2-3).
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
· Prognosis of Man’s sinful Condition -
The wages of sin is death in the absence of God’s intervention (see Romans 6:23; John 3:18).
· The Only Available Cure –(Faith in the name of Jesus)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Whoever believes in Him is not condemned” (John 3:18).
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).
· Status Post Treatment –(Assurance of forgiveness and eternal life)
Forgiven – “I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His name” (1John 2:12).
Provision for Future sins - “If anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense –Jesus Christ the Righteous One.” (1John 2:2:1).
Eternal Life - “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life” (1John 5:13).