|Faith, Religion and Beliefs
As you probably know already, I am a believer in Christ Jesus, baptised, professing, and willingly sealed to Him eternally. I live to bring glory and honor to Him and God Almighty. Sometimes, it may be said I do as well as I can at that. Other times, honestly, I don't do so well. But I keep trying, trusting in the promises of love and forgiveness of everything that keeps me from being acceptable to Holy God. Jesus is the means by which my sins were forgiven. We are all sinners, born into sin, guilty of sin, and condemned by sin.
Yet because "..God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life," by personally believing in Jesus my sins are forgiven, I am made clean and presentable before God and am assured of a place in heaven with Jesus and our Father eternally. I have repented of the things that God opposes and now set my life to live for Him and not myself. I try to share God's message of salvation daily wherever an opportunity occurs, whether with people who may not have heard or understood it yet as much as with those who know it well and still rejoice at hearing what Christians call "The Good News."
That God sent His only begotten Son to die for my sins, and for that same Son to have been raised from the grave and overcoming the power of death itself, and accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior is not something that is of meaning only to me. Jesus died for the sins of the entire world, as God's only means of redemption for anyone and for all mankind. Salvation is the free gift of grace from God Himself to all who believe in His Son, Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection, as their personal Lord and Savior.
How can anyone, who knows Jesus as their Savior, ever possibly not want to see everyone know about His love and forgiveness? If anyone does not share The Good News, it's not likely they ever really knew the Savior or understood God's simple and clearly explained plan of salvation. Salvation is free, it cannot be earned by anything we do in the form of works or by any other means. It is really free.
And if you are wondering, there has always been ongoing spiritual warfare all around us as Satan attempts to lure souls away from God's love and the Savior's forgiveness. Look out your door or window; do you think you are seeing reality? The reality that is true is this:
Those who do not accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior will not spend a moment of eternity in heaven; they will spend eternity in hell, without companionship, compassion or anything except eternal suffering and misery.
It's a choice that each of us can only make for ourself. No one can make that choice for you. It is all written in the Bible, God's word of life for all mankind. Want to explore it, maybe see God's truth for yourself? Send email and let's look at it together. There's no pressure, I'll simply guide you to the things you want to know more about as shown in the Bible.
I am praying that I hear from you soon. My concern for you is in the love of Jesus Himself.
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