Aug 27, 2011


Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live (Ezekiel 33:11).
Bible speaks about the gracious feature of God. God is so gracious that He forgave us from our sins so that we can live. It is not the good things that we have done in our life are the reason that we are saved, but the grace of God has saved us (Ephesians 2:5). The Grace of God is a free gift from God, which came through Jesus (John 1:17). We hear about a theory of Karma in the world which says that the sins of our past life is the reason that we live a life today, but as the believers of Christ and the heirs of the Grace of God, we have no Karma Siddantha for us. God said, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, means God wants everyone to get saved (2 Peter 3:9). When we trust in the name of The LORD we will be saved (Joel 2:32).
When we read Ezekiel 33, God said to Ezekiel that the righteousness of the righteous man will not save him when he disobeys, and the wickedness of the wicked man will not cause him to fall when he turns from it (verse 12). Yes, when we turn from the life that we are living, God will wipe out all the transgressions of our life. It is God’s promise (Psalm 103:12). He never remembers the past life that how we have lived once. Apostle Paul, however a persecutor of the followers of Christ, when he turn from his past life and turn to The Lord, God gave him a whole new life. Yet, few people of God trust in the Karma Siddantha. When I was having some sickness and going through very bitter situations, a so called woman of God told me that I am facing all these things because of the sinful life I lived once in past, I am just scared when I listen to the words she spoke; I don’t know what should I do then? Then after God gave me the word from the book of Ezekiel, that when we turn from the past life to God, he will not remember the sins we have committed against us (Ezekiel 33:16). Before coming to Christ, everything that we have done will be considered as the things done in ignorance and unbelief (1 Timothy 1:13).
If we are facing troubles and going through bitter situations, it is not the result of the sins that we have committed in our past life. People of this world always remember what we have done few years ago, what we were before we come to Christ. But God is saying I will remember your sins no more (Isaiah 43:25). Whom shall we listen to? For us as the believers of Christ, the Karma Siddantha is no more active. We are living by the Grace of God.
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