© 2019 Warren L. Johns. All Rights Reserved.
by Warren L Johns, J.D.
Human anatomy is a magnificent mechanism responding to a living computer capable of thousands of split-second calculations in a time span of minutes. Unlike computers constructed from micro-chips, a living, breathing human being is endowed with a thinking apparatus responsive to full range of emotions inspiring actions that can override rational intelligence.
Love heads the roster of human emotions!
The fully operational, two formats of mature human beings can be elegantly designed, mutually attractive, walking, talking men and women. Love inspires parenthood. A parent’s inherent, life-long love for a child never computes from a mathematical equation. Strangers instinctively rush to a lakeside to save a drowning child or risk their own lives to pull another person from a burning car.
The sin virus has mutated our DNA, compromised our ability to love and launched life on earth into a death spiral. The virus’ tentacles wrap around human hearts inspiring pride, selfishness and revenge. Once infected, external conduct surfaces, blemishing character, the sinner slave, bereft of love, becomes a taker rather than a giver. Doors open to unspeakable traits that defy the will: dishonesty, hatred, bullying, theft, physical violence and even murder.
Evil’s pandemic inspires the merchants of hate to unleash mass murder in the form of equal opportunity killing machines that devastate the human family. To demonstrate the essence of true love in human form, the Almighty God of the universe, our Creator, sent His “only begotten Son” to Planet Earth to show His justice and the power of perfect love. Mortals cannot begin to comprehend the agony God the Father must have felt witnessing the death of His innocent son.
Jesus Christ, “the way, the truth, and the Life,” demonstrated love in action. His ministry led to His excruciating death on the cross at the hands of evil men.
His life demonstrates perfect love and absolute morality. His sacrificial death and miraculous resurrection conquered the death curse and offered a prescription that cures the sin virus with life eternal to every human who ever lived on Earth.
The cure, built on faith in Christ and a Holy Spirit empowered “new birth,” results in intuitive, life-enriching emotions, ranging from smiles to tears—the joy of a “peace that passes all understanding,” patience, forgiveness, compassion, humility, honesty, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and goodness.
Christ, in Mathew 25, and the Apostle Paul, in Galatians 5, explained that living a life of love in action, walking in Christ footsteps and powered by God’s Holy Spirit, represented obedience to God’s commandments.
Man-made religious systems, and nuanced brands, may serve as launching pads pointing towards God, but form cannot substitute the experiencing the substance of God’s love and grace. The one, true “church” consists of God Almighty, holding the hand of any single individual believer from any era, race or culture. John the Revelator these “saints” as those who “obey God’s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus.” The miracle of a “born again” life awaits every Christian “faithful to Jesus.” There is guaranteed “abundant living” for the here-and-now with the a life eternal tied to a complimentary ticket to that “Grand Reunion” with all mankind who have remained faithful to Jesus.