Easter is upon us and we will soon be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. To understand why Jesus’ resurrection is so important, you first have to know why He had to die. Which leads us to the sin of man.
Every person walking the Earth has sinned in one way or another. It could be something as sinister as murder or something as simple as coveting or lying. Everyone is guilty of some kind of sin. This is why Romans 3:23 says
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
Psalm 14:1-3 goes further.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
But wait, we know that people have done good things in this world, so how can the verse say that no one does good? I think the answer is in how God views man’s sin. It is a poison and it infects the whole body. It is distasteful to Him and He will have none of it in his Kingdom of Heaven.
You can’t be a little bit pregnant. You can’t be a little bit dead. You also cannot be just a little bit of a sinner. You have either lived a perfect, blameless life, or you have not. A man dying of poison does not argue with death on the basis that there’s more healthy blood in his veins than corrupted poison.
Jesus’ blood alone gives us the antidote to the poison.