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Realization of Truth (Part 6 Jesus, Our Savior)
Realization of Truth
Part 6 - Jesus, Our Savior
The world has many religions and many founders of religion. Does a true religion exist, and does its founder represent the truth? Many people are searching for the truth about life and death. They want to know why we are here, and what our ultimate destination is. Many others seem to be oblivious to issues that concern our existence. They have a materialistic lifestyle, and believe that appearance and possessions are the most important considerations.
Whatever their lifestyle, most people live according to what they believe is right or wrong, and that is their religion. But will that religion save them from an ultimate death? Many just want to live out their lives and not be concerned with the hereafter. Some are curious about life after death, but never really develop a strong belief in any religion.
Many people cling to money and material things, believing that these will provide a lifetime of comfort and happiness. However, money could be stolen, and material possessions could be stolen or damaged. Besides that, the economy could get worse, resulting in a depression. Or worse, we could be attacked by terrorists, or be killed in a nuclear war. Additionally, we are always susceptible to sickness and disease, and if we survive all else, we still die of old age.
Life is more important than what we own, or what we can achieve. We should be much more concerned about living right, and about life in the hereafter. We should want to know what happens to us after we die. If there is a possibility that we could live eternally in a perfect world, we should know about it. If there is a possibility of losing our lives for eternity, we should know how to avoid it. Can we be saved from eternal death?
What does it mean to be saved in the religious sense? We are born with a sinful nature and, as a result, we are imperfect, causing us to commit sinful acts. This makes us subject to death. Is that death permanent? We die because of our sins, but can we be forgiven for our sins and live again? The truth is that we can be saved from a permanent death; God has a plan for our salvation. In the Bible, God's Word, we can discover how to be saved from an eternal death, and have eternal life in a perfect world.
In the Bible, we can read about Jesus, who is the Son of God, and our Lord and savior. God sent Jesus to be born and live as a human being, and to teach us the way of love and truth. Many of His teachings were in the form of parables so that we could better understand the truth.
Jesus did not sin during His lifetime; nevertheless, His life ended when the Romans crucified Him. Jesus died for our sins; but God resurrected Him and He ascended to Heaven. If we ask God to forgive our sins, and believe that Jesus died for our sins, we can escape death, and have eternal life. In this life there is death; but through Jesus, there is life after death.
The cycle of birth and death has continued all through history. Your status in life doesn't matter; death will find you. For Christians, who believe in Jesus as their savior, the death and resurrection of Jesus represents hope of eternal life. Christians believe that Jesus is the way to truth and salvation.
God loves us and it's not His will for us to die, therefore, He sent Jesus to save us. If you don't believe in Him, you will eventually be destroyed after Judgment Day. Nothing in the world, including people, money, or power, will save you from destruction.
After death, do we come back to life as a ghost, a reincarnated spirit, or a soul in Heaven or Hell, or any other form of life? If we did, would we be able to live without sinning? Each of us has a choice to make. You could spend your life, trying to achieve your goals, and not caring what happens after death. Alternatively, you could search for the truth about the hereafter.
In the Bible, you can find the truth about Jesus, and the way to eternal life. Are you content just living a temporary life in an evil world? Or would you rather have hope of eternal life in a perfect world by believing in Jesus, our Savior?
In Summary, many ask, does a true religion exist, and does its founder represent the truth? Many people search for truth, and many others don't seem to care. Whatever their lifestyle, people live according to their religion. Will that religion save them from an ultimate death?
Many people cling to materialism, thinking it will bring them happiness, but money and things could be lost or stolen. Besides, the world has other major problems to be concerned about, and if we survive all else, we still die of old age. Life is more important than what we own or achieve, and we should be more concerned about living right, and about the hereafter. We should want to know about the possibility of eternal life in a perfect world. We should also want to avoid losing our lives for eternity.
What does it mean to be saved from dying because of our sins? Can we be forgiven for our sins and live again? God has a plan for our salvation. In the Bible, we can discover how to be saved and have eternal life. We can read about Jesus, who is God's Son, and our savior. Jesus taught the way of love and truth. He did not sin during His lifetime, and His life ended when He was crucified. Jesus died for our sins, and God resurrected Him. If we ask God to forgive our sins and believe in Jesus as our savior, we can have eternal life.
The death and resurrection of Jesus represents hope of eternal life for Christians. God sent Jesus to save us from death. If we don't believe in Him, we will eventually be destroyed. After we die, we don't return to life in any form until God resurrects us. Those who are saved will be resurrected to eternal life, and those who are not will be resurrected to face Judgment Day, and be destroyed by fire.
The Bible contains the truth about Jesus, and the way to eternal life. We could be content living a temporary life in an evil world, or we could have hope of eternal life through Jesus, our savior.
From the Bible:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life."
"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world through Him might be saved."
(John, Chapter 3, Verses 16 and 17)
Next in this series: Realization of Truth (Part 7 Essence of Love)
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