God's Word is the best thing you could ever read in your whole entire life. It is the key to life. The only problem is that people don't take the time to read and study it.
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In fact, some religions feel the need for additional books and deceive you by making you think they follow the Bible when they only use the Bible as a secondary to their book. Other churches who claim to follow the Bible don't even encourage people to read the Bible and nobody brings their Bible to church. How bizarre is that?
Plain and simple....Jesus is the answer, not the saints, not Jesus' mother, only Jesus. Jesus is the only mediator, the bridge from us to God. All glory and honor should go to Jesus. Only Jesus died for us, not anyone else. Jesus is God's son, only His blood can cleanse us.
Some people say it is contradicting...I would like to know how they come to that conclusion. Unless you know God personally, you really cannot say. I say that because unless you open your heart and let God lead you, you can never really understand.
I have always believed in God. I knew that He was there somewhere, but until I truly wanted to know more, and not until I opened up my heart to hear, I just couldn't fully understand.
Some people may think being a "born-again" is some freaky thing, but the phrase "born-again" means spiritually. What is so hard to understand here? Jesus clearly states in John 3 that you must be born-again in order to see the Kingdom of God. Good works will not get you to Heaven. Believing in Jesus Christ and understanding what He did for us will get you to Heaven. Jesus was sinless, yet He died on the cross to make payment for everybody's sins. All God asks is that you believe in His Son, Jesus, accepting what He did, and following Him. If we think WWJD? (what would Jesus do?) before we made our choices, we wouldn't get ourselves in the troubles we have.
No, life isn't going to be all peaches and cream, and it isn't easy to live a Christian life, but I can tell you it is worth every last bit of it. I am the first to admit, as a believer, I still sin. Stupid little sins that even as I decide to do something I know I shouldn't, I do anyway. It is the sin of the flesh that drives us to give in to evil or wrong-doing. But the heart that knows Jesus will repent, even if it may take a couple of more times. I find the more I meditate on God's Word, the easier it is for me. When I am lax on reading the Bible, I can feel my old selfishness creeping back.
There is no doubt about it.....the Bible is the answer, but you must believe to understand.
Some people will ask why then does God let babies die, or young people get cancer, or other terminal illnesses, or be born handicapped. Well, it's not God's fault. It is because of man's disobedience. God told Adam and Eve what to do, or should I say what not to do. Did they listen....no, of course not. They were disobedient, so they had to pay the price, which was inviting sin into the world. Adam and Eve brought on sin, not God! When God says something, He means it!!
At least He didn't turn His back on us. He has offered a way of salvation. It's so simple, I can't understand why people get so bugged out when someone tries to give them Good News!!!
I'll tell you what, even if Christianity wasn't true, which I truly believe it is, I would much rather live a life like a Christian than running a muck in this world. I was a mean person at one time. I wish I could go back and re-do, but the only reason I am grateful for my past is that without it, I might never have gotten to know God and His Gift!!!
I have read some of the responses to the epinions on The Bible. It is truly sad. For others who have read them, can't you hear the hate in people. I'm sure people who don't believe and read this may have something to say...that's fine, because THE LORD IS MY ROCK AND MY FORTRESS (Psalm 18:2)......
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