The Rock Church Live: Boot Camp for Believers – James Ch. 1

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The Problem is the Fall not a flag. 

As our nation grieves over the tragic events in Charleston, SC, the debate has taken a sharp political turn. First, the POTUS quickly used the event to posture for political gain over more gun controll. Secondly, many have turned their attention to the “Congrferate” flag as a symbol of racism. While one may make a compelling argument to the fact that Dylann Roof should not have had access to a gun, however, guns are not the real issue. Moreover, it is undeniable the “Confederate” flag has been used by many as a symbol of their racists ideology, however, flags are not the real problem. 

The problem in this world is depravity. Dylann Roof did what he did because he is a depraved human being who’s soul is desperately wicked. He did what he did because he was conceived in sin and born in iniquity. Before, you are pridefully seated in the saddle of the high horse of pride, my dear friend I remind you that you too are equally depraved. In fact all of humanity suffers from the same sin sick soul. 

When our federal head Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden his sinful guilt was imputed to his posterity in perpetuity. Adam’s seed is destined to depravity and all of the consequences thereof. Everyone of us has been mared by the blight of sin and left to ourselves will act accordingly. Unfortunately, we don’t need outside stimuli to influence us to evil, although such stimuli does reenforce the natural evil desires of our heart.

Man has killed his fellow man because of his innate hatred since the days of Cain and Able, long before gun or flag. Therefore, no matter how many more gun control laws man puts on his law books he will not and cannot cure himself of his sin sick depravety. No matter how many flags man prohibits from display he will never cure himself of his depraved nature. He will continue to be driven by his sin sick soul and go on loving himself more that he loves his neighbor. 

The only cure for sin is the saving grace of Jesus Christ. The only path to peace us through the Prince of Peace Jesus Christ. Man will only be changed when he is changred from the inside out through the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit of God. Our only hope is the gospel of Jesus Christ. There must be a change of Federal Headship. Men must repent of their sin and believe the gospel of Christ. Men must belive that “He who knew no sin , became sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor 5:21). Men must be born again. In that moment a great transformation takes place. In that moment the Righteousness of Christ is imputed unto us and we are translated from death to life. In that moment we are transferred from the Federal Headship of Adam to the Federal Headship of Christ. In that moment for the first time in our lives we have the ability to love as God intended for us to love. 

If we want to see this world changed we must pray that all men everywhere hear the clarion cry of the Gospel of Christ and that every man everywhere pledges his allegiance to the Kingdom of God under the Banner of Christ.

Soli Deo Gloria, 

Ronnie Kinght

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