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1 Cross + 3 Nails = 4given

Updated on December 3, 2011

The title to this piece could easily be described as Maths for the simple. That's because it is. That's because it's a description of the Gospel. The other way to say it is this 'He was wounded for our sins'. This is how the Bible puts it. Either way this is the description of a transaction that has taken place.That transaction was Jesus, the Son of God giving His life in exchange for our forgiveness.

Why?

See, that's simple too. Heaven in a place for perfect people to go when the end comes. But none of us are perfect. So here's the situation, if you were to imagine that Heaven has an entrance fee which is around 5000000000000000,0000000 pounds or dollars then you would be ready to admit that absolutely nobody has that kind of money. But what if Heaven's owner Himself paid for you to come in out of His very own money?? This is pretty much what happened when God made His plan to get people into Heaven- only it's not money that is the cost for getting into Heaven, It is holiness, perfect goodness like God Him self's. We don't have that do we? I mean, none of us have that kind of perfect goodness. We would need to have someone who is perfectly good let us use theirs. But who would do that kinda thing?? And, erm, who do you know who has perfect goodness of their own- never mind some to spare. But it's needed. We can't get in without it. Around about now would be a good time to start panicking!


Or maybe not....


Remember the idea we thought about a little while back? The one where God gives you 5000000000000000,0000000 out of His own money to let you in? Hmmm, what if that actually happened? What if God paid the price Himself for you to be able to spend eternity in perfect happiness in Heaven with Him?




Hold that thought...

We looked at a transaction taking place involving the Son of God and the forgiveness of our sins at the beginning of this piece. Then we looked at how we need to be perfectly good to get into Heaven. We're not perfectly good though, and we can't ever be- but it is perfect goodness and nothing even a tiny bit short of it that's needed. So if we need perfect goodness and we have sin in our lives (and everybody does because as we've reasoned, no one is perfectly good) then we need to have our sins forgiven so that we can have a relationship with God while on Earth and so that we can spend forever in Heaven with Him afterward. Good News! God sent His Son Jesus to come to the Earth and to tell everyone about how to know God and have Him in your everyday life as well as how to be able to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. He then made these things possible by giving His life as a sacrifice so that He could take God's punishment for every one of us sinners, so that when we want to be able to get to know God and have Him in our lives speaking to us and listening to us everyday as often as we want to communicate with Him- and even more- spend forever in Heaven with Him!, we can say "Jesus paid the debt for my sins and took the punishment so that I don't have to".


If you think of it this way, when Jesus was on the cross He became like a human shield, and He took the shots meant for us. Because only God is perfect, only God could pay the cost of $$$Perfect and so God the Father sent His Son Christ Jesus to Earth as a human so that a sacrifice could be made from amongst humanity to pay the price for all of humanity. Of course Jesus was the only human to have ever been perfect- that's because He was God walking the Earth as a human, and This made God so happy because He loves us and wants us to be able to be children of His who talk to Him and listen to Him and when the time comes, to be in Heaven with Him.

So that's our simple Maths explained- Jesus died so we could be forgiven, or

1 CROSS + 3 NAILS = 4GIVEN!


If you are no already living your life in a relationship with God, and sure that you have eternity with Him to look forward to please pray to God now and ask for Him to forgive you for your sins because Jesus, His Son has paid the price of these for you. If you have any questions please leave a comment or email me or message me via my facebook writing page: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=120210661326953

Also find a local Church to go along to if you don't already have one.


God Bless you all

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    • teacherjoe52 profile image

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Very beautifully written.

      I read in the comments you need one more follwers. Here is my Christams present to you. I am now a follower.

      Merry Christams.

      Joseph

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      God gave us so very much indeed. By His blood we are saved and by His stripes we are healed. Great hub.

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      Lone Ranger 

      6 years ago

      Fiona:

      I just love your heart and your desire to share the love of God with others. You are a real inspiration! - L.R.

    • teacherjoe52 profile image

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Ver good article.

      You need 100 followers? I will be your follower on HuPages as we are both followers of Christ

      God bless you.

    • gracefaith profile imageAUTHOR

      gracefaith 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Excellent Rasta! :P

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      Marvin Parke 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      great analogy WD.

      I love your equation gracefaith. I actually tested it mathematically, which proved true.

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      If I had an original thought, it would die of loneliness. I stole it from my cousin.

    • gracefaith profile imageAUTHOR

      gracefaith 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Haha, that's great. Thanks :)

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      Brett Foster 

      6 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

      While checking out your profile I also just noticed you have 99 followers. You are 1 follower away from reaching that magic number of 100 and receiving your HP accolade for 100+ followers, being as I am already following you I am of no help concerning this but good luck to you I hope it happens soon!

    • gracefaith profile imageAUTHOR

      gracefaith 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Ooh WD Curry 111, that's fantastic. Mind if Iuse it as an analogy at some point?? :D

    • gracefaith profile imageAUTHOR

      gracefaith 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks Kurant82. I do like the more discursive pieces! :)

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      So, you want to get all smarty smart with math. How about some real smart stuff like relativity? The only thing faster than the speed of light is the speed of darkness fleeing before it!

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      Brett Foster 

      6 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

      I love this hub, great writing! Very unique style and theme used here. Writing style you show is similar to the style I use in some of my hubs so I applaud you. Keep up the good work. Voted up! Very cool title as well, it helps to grab the viewers curiosity.

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