Truth and Fact
As a society we seem to know quite a bit, although not as much as we think. But there are not many who know the truth from the fiction. We like to think everything is relative but the truth is; there is absolute right and wrong. And it is not debatable. We think; if we are good people than we will go to heaven. But what defines good? It is different to many people. Just not murdering someone is good to some. While only lying a little is okay to others. We must accept that there are absolutes and we will be judged by them at the end of time. The Bible says all will stand before God and be judged. Not by our definition of good but by Gods. That is truth. On that scale we are all lost; none can stand before Gods judgment and live. Accepting Christ is the only way to heaven. It is a free gift given by God to wipe the slate clean and be saved to live in eternity with God and Jesus in heaven. For many that is too hard because we enjoy the ease and no guilt of modern society. Everything being relative means that as long as you are not as bad as most, okay, should do; that thinking keeps us safe and protects us from harsh judgments; but harsh judgments are coming whether we believe it or not.(2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV) Our only hope is too accept the gift of grace as sinners and repent. We can not work our way into heaven either; that is another fiction we choose to believe. It is not true. No one person can escape the fact that they are sinners and need a Savior, not a work program. God does not want our works: He wants our faith, devotion, worship, trust and the acceptance of His gift of grace- Jesus. In essence, our lives here on earth for our life in eternity with Him. It is an unbalanced trade but Gods grace is worthy and eternal. We must read His word, know it and live it. We must not rely on the words of others, me included. You must know Gods word for yourself so you can not be deceived by many in the world today. Not always on purpose, may layman water the truth down to make it palatable and get numbers in the church. It will still lead to hell if you follow the false doctrine. Know Gods word for yourself, live it, it is imperative. And...share it: by words, actions and deeds, show the love and forgiveness of God to others. Always reminding them to learn it for themselves. The more you know the less chance you have of being deceived in the first place. This does not mean life will be easy, God guarantees us trouble in this life, but with God for us, who can stand against us.(1 Peter 1:6-7 NIV) God does not promise happiness, He offers peace beyond all understanding and the strength to survive everything in life. (Proverbs 3:5a6 NIV) Hell is separation from a relationship with God, many are living it right now in their lives today. You may be surviving right now thinking everything is good but you know there is something missing you just could not put your finger on it. The feeling of despair even though everything is going okay and you are "happy". It is life without Christ and the peace freely given by Him. Hell will be horrible, but the ultimate torture will be eternity without God and Christ in heaven. With God a peace that transcends all understanding and get through everything ahead of you is a promise. (Romans 5:1 NIV)
Life Application Bible, NIV (1991) Tyndale House publishers, Inc. Wheaton Ill.60189
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