There are biblical truths and facts we can not escape, that affects each and everyone of us, and every person that was ever born, save Elijah and Enoch. One thing we all share and have in common, is everyone has physically died, or is headed in that direction. Many people don't want to entertain that thought or to think about those facts until they are in serious trouble, or it's too late. This biggest gamble you ever made has eternal consequences that can not be reversed, changed or dismissed after physical death. Please think about this very deeply and seriously. What happens and where am I going when my last breath leaves my body?
Heb 9: 27 (KJV) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement.
If you don't believe or reject that we are born with a body, soul and spirit, doesn't negate or dismiss this Biblical truth. An analogy would be an automobile tire; the tire representing our flesh body, the inner tube the soul, and the air that fills it the spirit. Sometimes you can get tens of thousands of miles out of that tire before it wears out, gets old and fails. Sometimes unexpectedly going along on your merry way, you suddenly have an unexpected 'blowout' and the tire is finished forever. On a few occasions one might notice the tire is leaking air, and before long it will not be of any service and out of commission.
In all 'three' of these cases, there is something wrong with the tire and it expired, or had unexpectedly failed (perished), or is failing. Just like our physical bodies this tire has a limited lifespan and can go at anytime with or without warning. This tire has all of a sudden lost, or is rapidly losing its air (spirit). In all three analogies the inner tube (soul) survives and remains, just like our own souls.
We can't escape the fact and must accept we are going to physically die one day. We are only 'one heartbeat' away, one 'breath of air' away from our eternal unchanging destination. We were created and gifted with an eternal 'soul', meaning our 'soul' will continue to live on through eternity, forever and ever without end.
According to God's infallible Word the Bible, there's only 'two' places our souls are going to eventually reside; based on our free will choices of accepting our Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour, or rejecting Him. We will either find ourselves rejoicing in heaven with our Lord and Saviour in heaven forever, or in the 'lake of fire' (hell) for all eternity. Shuddering and severe spine chills doesn't even to begin to describe my thoughts on the latter. Not believing in something that is the "truth" doesn't make it go away, or not apply to you directly and personally.
The English language is an imprecise language. The words 'regret' and 'sorrow' do not even begin to describe your feelings after it is too late to change your mind. But, our gracious heavenly Father provided a way to forgive our sins, and it's a FREE gift from God.
Romans 10: 9-10 (KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with thy mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Many people will ponder the following questions in their lifetime:
- Who am I?
- Where did I come from?
- Why am I here?
- Where am I going?
- Is this short life all there is, or is there more?
The following is secular humanist thinking with disputing facts:
Charles Robert Darwin and his 'theory' of evolution and natural selection, and that we evolved from a cocktail of primordial soup and pond scum? Is that all I am, an evolution of pond scum by chance and accident? Gee, that makes me feel all loved, warm and fuzzy inside. As you know, a theory is a hypothesis of unproven ideas and that doesn't mean it's consistent or correct. Secular science is based on atheism and the universe was created by a singularity of unknown origin. Dumb-dumb-dumb...
You may not know that Darwin later in his life, realized his 'theory' was completely wrong and so publicly corrected and recanted himself. Still this radical deception of the truth is required teaching in today's Federal public education system. I haven't heard of any public education system that allows the teaching of 'intelligent design creation' theory.
God has been forced out of our school system in favor of relativism and atheism, and that's a regrettable fact. Just take a look at our country, government and diseased culture since our nation and its people declared war against God. Has God turned His face away from our nation and left us to our own sinful devices?
I would like you to reason and calculate, that the hundreds of things that are necessary for our existence are by chance, luck of the draw or by accident. What are the odds of all the things required to sustain life on our planet lined up by accident and chance. Any statistician's out there? Obviously I can't mention them all, so I'll just concentrate on twelve of them.
You maybe thinking to yourself, where is the proof of intelligent design and His grand creation?
The Bible contains hundreds of prophecies that have been fulfilled, and are yet to come. Every single prophecy has been 100% accurate, one hundred percent of the time, down to the smallest detail. No other religion, writing or person can claim that fact. Only a supernatural creator sitting outside of time viewing the past, present and future all at the same 'time' can do that.
There are literally hundreds of things that had to come together to make life possible and to continue life. Please consider just the twelve I've listed below:
1. What if our earth were just a few million miles closer or further away from our sun? Would human life be possible on our planet? Answer: NO.
2. If our atmosphere had 2% more or less oxygen, could we survive? Answer: Not long.
3. If our atmosphere and ozone protective canopy were made up any differently, radiation and space debris would not sustain much life.
4. If it were not for our moon and tides, our aquatic sea creatures, marine life and reefs could not exist in our chain of life. If the moon were several thousand miles further or closer to earth, life would be radically different, if the chain of life could exist at all. The moon is visually self evident, absorbing meteor impacts the earth would have received if it were not there. If we had no moon at all, most or all of life on earth could not exist.
5. If our gravity were any greater or less, we could not live any length of time. Can anyone explain what gravity is and how it works? Answer: No, science doesn't even have a clue.
6. If our solar system were configured in any other way, we would have frequent Armageddon events of asteroid and comet impacts.
7. The miracle of the human eye alone and its complex design that allows us to see, in itself screams intelligent design. If the speed of light were much faster or slower, we would see nothing but a blur.
8. Our deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) genetic make up. The vast majority of top secular geneticist's are now admitting that DNA could not have possibly been created by chance, it had to be created by intelligent design.
9. Humans stand alone in all of creation and the universe. We are self aware and made in the image of God. We solely have the ability to reason and make free will choices, flora and fauna do not have these attributes.
10. Humankind and by extension the universe can not nor will ever be able to create something out of nothingness. Therefor it had to be initially created and designed by a great and wonderful creator.
11. If our planetary orbit around the sun, or our earth's location, and our orbit in the Milky Way Galaxy were any different, life could not exist.
12. The earth regenerates itself, and not one drop of water has ever escaped earth by its own volition.
It's so obvious someone created and is maintaining order in the universe, instead of its natural decaying state of entropy and chaos. At the rate a star (sun) burns energy, who can believe a star can burn for billions of years, much-less millions of years? Throughout all of history, including today with our powerful optics, no one has ever witnessed a star igniting and being born. Why not? Science claims stars are formed in nurseries called nebulas, yet none has ever been observed coming to life, nonsense. The universe does not regenerate itself, only our planet does.
There are dozens of other examples not mentioned needed to sustain human life on this planet. From just the few examples above, what are the odds of all these things coming together by chance that sustains us? A tornado plowing through my pole barn producing a complete Boeing 747 aircraft in flight, would be more likely than we were created and sustained by alien seeding, by chance, or by accident. What do I mean by seeding?
There's now a ridiculous new popular theory gaining ground and advanced by the so called intellects. That we were seeded here on Earth by space aliens by way of planting DNA here on earth to grow and flourish. Anything to account for our being and dismissing the one true living God who created us. DNA evidence alone 'proves' there is an intelligent design creator, and it's NOT a galactic race of space beings. It's so simple to read and believe the Biblical narrative compared to man's attempt to dismiss God as the creator. Why do we try so hard to blatantly deceive ourselves from truth? A wonderful and caring God, who gave us a record of everything we need to know about ourselves, why we're here, what's His plan for us, and what the future holds.
What's most amazing of all; He loved us so much he sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, to die on the cross at Calvary for our sins, atonement and Salvation. There has never, and there will never be, a greater love shown to us.
On a clear dark night away from the city lights, have you ever taken the time out of your hectic schedules to looked up at the majesty of the heavens in awe? That alone testifies to a glorious intelligent creator and not a big blow hard bang deception.
Then it stands to reason, surely if there were a creator who created us, he would leave us a message explaining the five preceding questions most everyone will ask themselves sooner or later in their lifetime. And the true living God did, with the sixty-six books of the Bible, penned by about forty different authors over thousands of years. Imagine that!
May I repeat myself once again, for His glory and that we may know our Bible is from the true living God; He has given us hundreds of prophecies that have been historically 100% accurate one-hundred percent of the time, and many prophecies yet to be fulfilled, that will be 100% accurate. Only someone sitting outside of time and space can look and see the past, present and future all at the same time. The 100% accuracy perfectly describing history in advance, hundreds and / or thousands of years before it actually happened is astounding. Prophecy is not given for our benefit to predict the future, it is to glorify God and prove He is whom He say's he is, and least not to let us be ignorant of what the future holds for us. What other religion or religious book dares to verify its divine authority and authorship by giving even one prophecy, albeit hundreds of specific prophecies? Prophecy alone should convince the most ardent of skeptics of a divine being, who knows the end from the beginning, the first and the last, the Alpha and Omega.
Wide is the way and narrow is the gate. In my opinion, it takes quite an overactive imagination to believe our ancestors belly crawled out of a primordial scum soup cocktail pond, and we 'evolved' from primates. You can only be deceived and avoid the 'truth' only so long before you make the conscious decision to accept the truth, or permanently reject it. God has given you a free will choice to make, and with all my heart, I sincerely hope you make the correct choice and accept His free gift of eternal Salvation, by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Savior.
Rejecting the Gospel (Good News of Jesus Christ) of God's Word, the Holy Bible, and the FREE gift of no greater love our Lord freely gave to us, for our salvation through the person of Jesus Christ our Lord, being born of a virgin in the flesh, living a sinless life, dying on the Cross at Calvary for our sins, and being resurrected on the third day. There is no greater love story in history ever told than that, nor could ever be told.
2 Peter 3: 9 (KJV) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Do you really want to gamble your eternal destination with a role of the dice and turn up craps? What if we Christians are right, and believe every Word of the Bible literally, and the narrow path that leads to salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ? Have you considered where you're going and how long eternity is?
John 3: 16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
You're only one heartbeat, one breath away from eternal regret by not accepting this 'free gift' while you still can. God's Word, the Bible will speak to your heart and answer all of life's puzzling mysteries. There will be no second chances when we leave this earthly body, then it is too late to change your mind or repent. This is the most important decision you will ever make, and it lasts for all of eternity.
God's Word the Bible, is the most fascinating and wonderful true love story ever written. From Genesis to Revelation, it reveals everything we need to know about us, our past and future, and everything He did for us that we might be saved from eternal damnation.
How do I receive this gift of salvation?
Receive Jesus' death for your sins. It's in the Bible, Romans 10: 9-10, (KJV). "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
Repent and confess your sins. A powerful, personal response to the gospel is "repenting" or feeling sorry for our sins, confessing them, and turning away from them. It's in the Bible, Acts 2: 37-38, (KJV). "Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."
It's in the Bible, 1 John 1:9, (KJV). "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Receive Jesus' life. Surrender your life to God, and let Christ live in you. It's in the Bible, Galatians 2: 20, (KJV). "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."
John 3:16,17 (KJV) For God so loved the world , that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
It's in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 5: 17, (KJV). "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Rejoice, for you are now a child of God! It's in the Bible, John 1: 12, (KJV). "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."
I've gambled and played a few hands of poker in my lifetime years ago, but I'm not gambling with my eternal soul and eternal destination. Are YOU saved?