Theme: Creation and the Fall
[Have some model
cars on the pulpit; Ask the congregation how many have had cars that were
recalled. A surprisingly high percentage will probably indicate that they have
had this experience.]
Many cars are being recalled today because of manufacturing defects.
There is another recall you need to know about:
The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the central component of the heart (Isaiah 1:18). The defect is known as S-I-N (don't say the word but spell it), and this defect will eventually bring forth death in every unit that is not repaired (James 1:15).
The Manufacturer is not liable for this defect, nor is He at fault. When the original unit was manufactured it was extremely well made. In fact, the Maker Himself looked at what He had made and declared that it was very good (Genesis 1:31).
The serious defect is due to a malfunction in the original prototype unit, code named Adam. This resulted in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units (Romans 5:12).
The defect is not limited to only one part of the unit; the problem has affected every part. In Isaiah chapter 1 the prophet said, "From the sole of the foot even unto the head, there is no soundness in it" (Isaiah 1:6). It's totally broken.
Some of the symptoms of this serious defect include loss of direction, going the wrong way, going astray, uncontrollable acceleration to do evil, and foul vocal emissions (Mark 7:21-23).
Even though the manufacturer did not cause the problem, He has offered a solution, a repair for every single unit that will take advantage of it (1 Timothy 1:15). And this factory-authorized repair is provided absolutely free of charge (Isaiah 55:1; Romans 6:23). It's also guaranteed to correct the defect which if not repaired will lead to certain death.
The Repair Technician, whose Hebrew name is Yeshua (Matt. 1:21), has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. He didn't pay in cash, nor with silver or gold, but with His own precious life blood (1 Peter 1:18).
The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be consigned to a furnace and suffer eternal consequences (Matt. 13:42). The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven, in order to prevent contamination of that facility (Revelation 21:27).
If you need further information about this serious defect and the repair procedures, please consult the operator's manual, abbreviated as B.I.B.L.E., which stands for Believer's Instructions Before Leaving Earth (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
If you need to contact the original Maker of these units, please do not use e-mail, but rather use "Knee Mail." Get down on your knees and do some serious communication (Psalm 145:18).
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