God can, and does, change lives. I am a living example of that fact. I have come to the conclusion that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. For many years, I had some belief in God, yet held onto the belief that the Bible was written by the hands of errant men. I also fell into the large group of people who argued about the Bible without having read it. Once I read it, my life changed. There are so many levels to each story. I know that I never will understand it all, but I will devote the rest of my life to understanding all I can. The most important message of the Bible is the grace of God. Grace is an unmerited gift, getting something we do not deserve. One way of remembering grace is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
We don’t earn His forgiveness, but He wants to give it to us! He has existed for eternity, and created us all, not as playthings, but to share His amazing love with us all! When Adam sinned, all of creation changed. Though we inherited Adam’s nature to sin, we still have a way to wipe that sin away. In Old Testament days, God asked men to follow His 10 Commandments. Yet no man could follow them all the time, and even one sin makes a man a sinner in the same way that one crime makes a man a criminal.
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23)
Jesus did not just die for some of us…He loved the world, all of us. His love is an amazing gift, but if we do n0t receive the gift, it is wasted. I have spoken with so many people who claim that they cannot believe in something they cannot see. It is easy to know that God exists by just looking around. The Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Law of Entropy, tells us that everything is in a state of deterioration. Those of us over 30 will not argue with this as all it takes is a look in the mirror to convince us! Yet in a universe of disarray, the theory of evolution tells us that out of chaos came order! Instead we know the opposite occurs. All we have to do is look around and see the incredible intricacies of our world: plants, the human body, nature. God shows His mighty power all around us.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, (Romans 1:18-22)
I cannot see air, but I have experienced air. I know what it is like to have a breath in my lungs, and I know what it is like to be underwater and run out of air. In the same manner, I finally know what it is like to have the presence of God in my life, as I have experienced God. As horrible as it is to be without air, it is much worse to be without God. For anyone who wants to know more, just ask as I would love to tell you more about what it takes to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. It does not matter what sins you have committed or what your lifestyle is. He will come into your life and help you make the changes. You never will be the same again. It is so sad that we hold onto our sinful lives, though they cause us all so much sadness. Though walking as a Christian certainly does not guarantee an easy path or a stress-free life, it does carry many positive attributes. We never will be lonely, as Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to live inside of us. He promised to teach us all things! He will give us eternal life with Him, so death is but a blink of the eye. And He gives us the peace that passes understanding. You just don’t know what you are missing. He loves you so much!