Yes, the "sinner" dies, finally, yes to "square things" with God. When he dies, he finally has been "acquitted" from sin. Yes, he pays for his sinful condition, by death itself...ultimately in God's eyes.
This is the legacy left all mankind, by our first human parents, Adam and Eve. Therefore, if it were not for the magnificent intervention of Jehovah Himself, actually mankind itself would be permanently locked into "death" forever, since the sinner can only pay for his "crime" against Jehovah, by dying himself. In other words, he must give up his earthly life, in order to pay for his life of "sin", which he/she inherited from his "sinner" parents. No doubt, this places mankind in a vicious cycle, where normally speaking, and without supernatural intervention, mankind could not ever, on his own efforts, ever be free of sin, and death.
Thus, it becomes necessarily incumbent upon the Grand Creator Himself, to make a way for Adam's "sinner" offspring, so that they can finally receive the wonderful gift of "life", everlasting life from God Own Hand, by way of a very special provision itself. Yes, Romans 6:23 says,
"For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord."
Yes, "God loved the world" so much, so much that He was willing to give up his "only begotten son," Jesus Christ, so these miserable, poor, wretched human descendants of Adam, could finally be free of "sin" and gain "everlasting life," the kind of life that Adam and Eve once enjoyed before transgressing God's Law. -- John 3:16
HOW THE GIVING OF DIVINE LAW LEADS TO THE REMOVAL OF SIN AND DEATH
Simply put: either Jehovah God is going to become your Ruler, your King, or Death and Sin will become your "king" or "ruler." Think about it.
You see, the remarkable thing about this whole situation with the OVERWHELMING domination and earth wide prevalence of "sickness" and "death" facing us today, is its unique connection to the giving of a Divine "Law" of God to his people ... for example, our first human parents, Adam and Eve.
The Bible tells us Adam and Eve, in the beginning, enjoyed perfect human life from the hand of Jehovah God, with no interference from the ruthless "kings" of Sin and Death, on an everlasting basis in the Garden of Eden. What a wonderful prospect Jehovah held out for them, for life on earth. (Psalms 145:16) In other words, as long as they obeyed God's Divine Law, they would prosper and enjoy perfect human life, completely free of sickness and death. So obedience to God's Divine Law, made all of this possible.
However, we remember this situation did not continue. No, but sometime later, Adam and Eve broke God's Law ... they sinned against God's Law. They became "transgressors" against God's Divine Law. They became "sinners" against God's Law, dismissed from the Garden of Eden, and eventually grew old and finally died.
But nevertheless, Adam and Eve were given a chance, a chance to live a life free from the ruthless, relentless "kings" of Sin and Death. Isn't that true? But of course we recall, they decided to NOT keep that Divine Law, isn't that true? And IMMEDIATELY after they "transgressed" this God-given Divine Law, they were quickly classified as "dead" spiritually-speaking, yes in God's eyes, and subsequently dismissed from Jehovah's Holy "Kingdom" arrangement forevermore, branded as "sinners," only worthy of "death" because of their chosen course. Had you ever thought about that before? -- Genesis 2:17
So the important point can be readily made namely, the GIVING OF A DIVINE LAW, is crucial to the advent and rulership of the Kings called "Sin" and "Death," who continue to "rule" over mankind today. Indeed, Paul said it best by showing,
"To what end? That, just as SIN RULED AS KING WITH DEATH, likewise also undeserved kindness might rule as king through righteousness with everlasting life in view through Jesus Christ our Lord." -- Romans 5:21
Yes, Paul said that "Sin" actually has "ruled as king WITH death," over mankind...did you notice that? Yes, "Sin" and "Death" actually act as our "KINGS"...our rulers, ever since Adam and Eve were evicted from being members of God's Kingdom in the Garden of Eden. Did you know this?
But now, for the real shocker. The big point that even the Watchtower Society and its illustrious leaders can't comprehend...and that is this:
If Jehovah were to decide to authorize another kingdom, yes, another kingdom government to be put into place....why yes, even the giving of another Divine Law Covenant to His people, then the relentless "kings" of Sin and Death....rule no more over this Blessed People, forevermore. Did you know this?
That's right, if Jehovah God decided to resurrect his original Kingdom Government, that was visible upon the planet earth during the time of Adam and Eve, and if Jehovah decided to grant the giving of another Divine Law to His People, just as he did originally with Adam and Eve, did you know that these individuals who were invited into this Grand Law System, would be free of the relentless "kings" of "Sin" and "Death,"...did you know this?
Actually, the Watchtower Society does not know this...and neither does 7 million Jehovah's witnesses themselves. But the "Chieftain," the Modern Day "Servant" who feeds upon Sacred "Bread" in the "East Gate," yes this one does know this. (Ezekiel 44:3) Yes, this has been told by God to His Chieftain, in the "East Gate," that mankind can once again be free of these relentless "kings" of "Sin" and Death," which ultimately brings upon mankind so much "sickness," that we see prevalent in the world today. This is an amazing thought, don't you agree?
To prove this point, let's examine the following verses. Let's consider Romans 5:13, 14, which says:
"For until the [Mosaic] Law sin was in the world, but sin is not charged against anyone when there is no law. Nevertheless, death ruled as king from Adam down to Moses [or the giving of a Divine Law], even over those who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression by Adam, who bears a resemblance to him that was to come."
Did you notice in the above verses, the hidden truth that "death" (and "sin") only ruled as "king" from "Adam down to the Moses," or specifically the giving of a Divine Law ... did you notice that?
(To get a detailed discussion of Romans 5:13, 14, Please see the article entitled: Romans 5:13, 14 Promises Grand Blessings For God's Kingdom.)
(A Challenge To Jehovah's Witnesses & Other Religious Organizations: If you ask Jehovah's Witnesses or members of any other religious organization for that matter, about the meaning of this bible text you will discover, they will have a particularly difficult time or problem trying to explain Romans 5:13, 14 to you. In fact, they can't explain it. Did you know this? Indeed, we've noted the churches and religious organizations of our time, amazingly have NO REASONABLE EXPLANATION WHATSOEVER, for these very important verses cited above. No, they simply cannot explain it. Ask them ... and see for yourself. Think about it.)
Yes, when Jehovah God extends his Great Generosity toward a special group of people, and decides within Himself that He wishes to establish an EARTHLY KINGDOM GOVERNMENT ARRANGEMENT, and new COVENANT ARRANGEMENT with them, just like He had in the Garden of Eden, then guess what...Jehovah is now offering to REMOVE these relentless "kings" of "Sin" and "Death," also. Again, did you know this?
Donald C. Burney
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