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We can have the same peace offered 2,000 years ago

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POSTED December 29, 2012 2:43 a.m.

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

As you look ahead to 2013, are you concerned about the prospects for peace? Most folks are right in saying we find no peace among men. We see no peace between nations, only more war next year. All this is evident, when you read the daily headlines on the front page of any U.S. newspaper. So take a shopping break today, and read in your Bible of the first Christmas. Please read Luke Chapter 2 verses 1-20, notice the words of God’s messengers as the angels proclaim, “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men”, found in Luke 2 verse 14.

But what are God’s angels saying to us? I believe peace comes only in knowing Jesus, born in Bethlehem in Israel. Please read more verses in Romans Chapter 5 vs. 1-2, and II Thessalonians Chapter 3 vs. 16. Peace between you and a holy God comes about, when you accept by faith Jesus, full payment for your sin, in His death on a Roman cross 2,000 years ago, as your substitute. By His death, as the lamb of God, Jesus redeems your soul to God, by His perfect blood-shed to cover your sin against God, see Ephesians 2 vs. 4-19, key v. 15-19. So by His grace, you are no longer an enemy of God, under His judgment of your sin. The gospel truth is that forever, I am at peace with God. The same peace available to the Bethlehem shepherdsis still offered to us today, through faith in Jesus God’s only Son, and the Earth’s only savior from sin.

Larry Matulich
Stockton
Dec. 12, 2012

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