Root Cause

"This requires an immediate Corrective Action", says the boss with furrowed brow.  If you've ever worked in a mid to large sized corporation, you know these dreaded words can mean possible product recall, or manufacturing line down, or at minimum a slight production delay because something has gone wrong with the process. It also means that an aggressive search for the root cause begins, and a time-consuming, costly process of risk assessments followed by preventative measures to avoid further problems.

For whoever is found responsible, there is also the strong possibility of disciplinary action.

We strive to preserve our companies' reputations by preforming corrective actions which prove we have resolved issues that would otherwise call into question our integrity.

God's Word is a risk assessment. The issues with humanity are spelled out plainly, followed by the "process improvement" steps required to remedy what appears hopeless. It begins with identification of root cause and proceeds to the only acceptable solution.

Unfortunately, however, that solution is humanly unachievable. God's verdict is "guilty" and our sentence is the death penalty.

What, you might ask, is the good news? How can we get an acquittal? There is only one way.

Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and paid it for us. He told us that we must repent (turn around), and trust Him for salvation:
  • All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
  • The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
  • He, Who knew no sin, became sin for us. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
  • If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
  • Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other Name given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6)

Do you believe this?

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