About Jesus - Steve (Stephen) Sweetman

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Living A Life Of Entropy


Entropy is the process by which all things, nothing excluded, are in the process of decay that leads to death.  It was God Himself who introduced the reality of entropy into creation, as seen with the word "die" in Genesis 2:17.


"... but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die."


It was also God who plunged all of creation into a life of decay and death, as seen in the events of Genesis 3 and the wording of Romans 8:20 and 21. 


"For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one [God] who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God."


We will all suffer the effects of entropy until heaven and earth are replaced by an entropy-free heaven and earth (Revelation 21:1).  Until then, everyone, including Christians, suffer decay that ends in death.  Even Jesus suffered the entropic life, as is implied in Hebrews 2:17.  


"For this reason he [Jesus] had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people."


Jesus was just as much fully human while on earth as He was fully divine.  He got tired.  He would have caught colds and had the odd head ache.  He would have suffered all of life's unpleasant decay-filled realities, just like you and I suffer from them. 


Now that I am completing my seventieth year of life, it is quite evident that the process of decay that leads to death is intensifying.  Over the years, I, like you, have experienced the effects of entropy.  There were failed aspirations, unachieved expectations, disappointing losses, life threatening sickness, and all of the rest of an entropic life.  Despite it all, I have picked myself up, and with help from Jesus, have moved on with my life.  In the end, I can say that I have had a blessed life.       


To the degree, then, that you and I can accept our present decay and death reality, will be the degree to which you and I can manoeuvre our way through our God-decreed entropy inflicted environment without being overwhelmed by it.  When it's all said and done, you and I will stand before our Lord and thank Him for the eternally-blessed life we are about to enter.


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