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What if you are wrong?

January 20th, 2010 2 comments

What if you are wrong?

I have been asked these questions many times…. Do you really believe in a God that created Heaven and Earth? Do you really believe that this God of yours sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die on a cross for your sins? And that you can confess your sins to Him and be forgiven so when you die you will spend eternity in Heaven?  Do you really believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God? And my answer to all of these questions is very simple I know, but that answer is YES!

To the non-believer here is what you need to consider. Because I believe that all these things are true and I have confessed my sins before God, I am forgiven, I am saved, and I am set free. Therefore I do my best to understand God’s written word and ways. I try (I am not perfect) to do my very best to live the best life I can here on Earth. Now because I believe that, my life seems to be and is driven by blessings from the Father. I live a happier, healthier and more enriched life, which in turn has a wonderful overflowing effect on my family, my friends, my co-workers and even complete strangers that I am around. I am not saying that life is always perfect; we live in a fallen world, so there are difficulties that arise. But that’s were faith and hope collide. That’s a whole other writing in itself, more on that at another time.

Okay so here is when the non-believer really comes in. What happens when the day comes and I die and I find out there is no God? Oh well, right? I lived a richer, fuller, happier life and now I am dead. Nothing happens, right? But if there is this God in Heaven that I believe in, I live an eternal life that words can’t begin to describe.  So let say you die and there is no God. Oh well, right? But what type of life have you lived while you were here? Were you happy, healthy, and content or were you lacking and continually searching for answers? Once again, if there is no God and you die, you are just like me, dead. But what happens if there is this God, then what? What does your promised eternity look like?

Bottom line: I die – No God – Oh well. You die – there is a God – OH HELL!

Why not believe in something that promises a much better life, rather than a continued struggle here on Earth? My God is a loving, forgiven, caring God that longs to have a relationship with you. Call on His name today and start painting your eternal picture now.

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I once was lost……

January 12th, 2010 4 comments

Amazing Grace is one of the most beautiful songs that was ever written.  Of course you mainly hear this song at a funeral, but take a minute and read the lyrics and think about it’s wonderful message.

Another thing that’s amazing is that I don’t believe I have ever heard this song done as a Christian Rock song. If you’ve heard it done this way, please let me know who did it. I’d love to hear it.

Okay, read the lyrics and be amazed! 

 

Amazing Grace by John Newton (1725-1807)

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

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