Humanity’s greatest need is for Salvation.

Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,   but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot 1 Peter 1:18,19 NKJV.

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Useless, (aimless conduct) mataios, Strong’s #3152: defined as fruitless, empty, futile, frivolous, hollow, unreal, unproductive, lacking substance, trifling, ineffectual, void of results, devoid of force, success, or utility, and worthless. This word is used to describe Greek and Roman mythological ritual.

The unregenerate philosophy of that day in which Paul and Barnabas urged the people to turn from the useless (mataios) things in Acts 14:15.

Humanity’s greatest need is for Salvation. The value of the human being can be inferred from the price paid to redeem man (John 3:16; 1 Cor. 6:20). God the Son, the Divine One through whom the worlds were created, became flesh and died for the sins of humanity.

That Jesus willingly shed His blood and died for us reveals not only the value of human personality, but also the importance of salvation. Through Christ, believers are forgiven, reckoned to be righteous, and by the New Birth are renewed in the image of God.

Unregenerate men and women can only produce the works of the flesh. Only the Holy Spirit, by the New Birth, can renew and recover that which was destroyed by the fall (John 3:5,6). To reach highest human potential, to have the abundant life, one must repent of one’s sins, with the help of the Holy Spirit who brings conviction and awareness of the “exceeding sinfulness of sin,” and one must accept Jesus Christ as the only savior by faith.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 02:54:01

    This is the Gospel message my friend.

    Until we have been washed by the lamb, we are all mataios. Once again I am struck by how the perfect word has been used to describe the human condition. God used the Greek language for his glory. I like your statement about reaching our highest potential. We become servants afterwards.

    May God help us to live the life better than our ability to speak it.

    God’s blessings, Manny.

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