Meskel (The Feast of the Holy Cross) Part 3

This article is prepared by Mahibere Kidusan USA Center

1. We Have Found the Gift of Life

As a result of our sins, death had reigned over our lives. Through Adam, sin entered the world and death was passed on to all mankind. Therefore, death reigned over mankind until it was destroyed through Jesus Christ and we were able to regain life (Romans 5:12-14). That is why it is said, "For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive." (1 Corin-thians 15:22). In addition, it is said, "among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)" (Ephesians 2:3-5). This is because our Savior Jesus Christ abol-ished death through His own death and gave us life and immortality (2 Timothy 1:10).

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