Monday, July 14, 2014

DO WE BELIEVE ALL THAT JESUS SAID?

DO WE BELIEVE IN JESUS AND ALL THAT HE SAID? Do we believe there's more than we can see? Do we believe in the spiritual? There is the spiritual world, which most all people in one way or another readily admits does exist. To seek the unseen and worship what is greater than man is the propensity of all cultures in all times. To think spiritually and to worship is not something only the minority of people do. The search for the spiritual meaning of life is pervasive and everywhere.

If chance be
the Father of all flesh,
disaster is his rainbow in the sky
and when you hear
State of Emergency!
Sniper Kills Ten!
Troops on Rampage!
Whites go Looting!
Bomb Blasts School!
It is but the sound of man
worshipping his maker.
- Steve Turner

There is the carnal world that believes there's nothing beyond death. This carnal world recoils at the thought of God. Thus they are left with nothing to work with but mechanistic processes - yet unknown - to explain where life came from and to derive from it some meaning for their lives. They believe they are the product of chance and time. Ordered life and chaotic destruction are equal in a world where chance is God. There's no right or wrong; there just is.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE SPIRITUAL? Now being spiritual means believing in the unseen. Believing in the unseen means believing in more than the physical. Being spiritual means rejecting the naturalistic philosophies of godless men. Being spiritual means accepting that we are not our own creators. Being spiritual means believing in something or someone greater than ourselves. Being spiritual means acknowledging that life has meaning, order, and rules to live by. Being spiritual forever pits one against the natural and carnal world. There is no reconciling the two.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST? To believe in Jesus Christ is to believe in His ministry to save the sinful world and give sinners the victory of eternal life. Now there are many who say that they are Christian but they do not believe everything that Jesus said. They are spiritual but they stop short of accepting all that Jesus said?

WHY DID JESUS COME TO EARTH? Why did God send His Son to earth? Why a cross and what is the meaning and implication of Gospel?

- Is Jesus the only way to heaven and what of those who reject Jesus? Jn 14:6
- Must we deny ourselves and carry our crosses and what of those who don't? Mt 16:24
- Does sin, a single sin and not just an aggregate life of sin, separate man from God and earn him eternal separation from God? Gen 3:3; Rom. 6:23.

Most spiritual people who say they believe in Jesus agree in general on the teachings of Jesus Christ. But they falter often when it comes to embracing the morals or values taught by Jesus. They get shaky and wobbly when asked about sin and the consequence of sin. This is not a true belief in Jesus.

IS HELL REALLY THE CONSEQUENCE OF SIN? Each and every person has to decide if he believes that sin brings spiritual death and eternal separation from God.

- Are people going to hell for sins?
- Read: Gal. 5:19-21; Romans 1:28-32; Eph. 5:5; 1 Tim 1:8-11.
- Is sex outside of marriage a sin and what is God's punishment for sin?
- Is it a sin for a man to have sex with a man or with a child and what is God's punishment for sin?
- Is stealing a sin and what is God's punishment for sin?
- Is putting the pursuit of money ahead of worshiping God a sin and what is the punishment from God for sin?
- Is vain worship sin and what is the punishment for sin?
- Is adding to the Bible a sin and what is the punishment for sin?
- Is teaching a little bit different than the Bible a sin and what is the punishment for the sin?
- Is skipping worship a sin and what is the punishment for sin?
- Is being cowardly a sin and what is the punishment for sin?
- Is a lack of faith a sin and what is the punishment for sin?

We live in a world that merrily marches through the hours, days, and years with nothing to look forward to but hours of entertainment on the television and a multitude of carnal pursuits with which to satisfy itself. There are no rules except the rules set ungodly and powerful people who live by no rules. There are no boundaries. The godless will protest and say, "Not true, we believe it's wrong to do what hurts others." Then they go about their business of hurting others who do not believe like them. The only sin in secular society is the pointing out of what is sin. In a fully secularized society, a society that has lost all spiritual meaning, all moralizing must be destroyed and stopped. Secularization of society is not completed until it is has destroyed the last voice that whispers the name of God.

Perhaps the most visible sign that a society is nearing its own collapse and destruction is when it rationalizes the destruction of itself. The meaningless nothingness leads to a despair that no medication can cover. The home is destroyed in our midst. The marriage is in shambles. The children fend for themselves in blended families that have become the norm. Millions of children grow up without a father! And most heinous of all is the mutilation of the innocent life inside the woman's womb. It must be killed. To have life with no hindrances abortion is necessary. To have free sex without the "punishment of a baby" (Barack Obama) there must be abortion. It's not possible for society to keep its sanity once it has convinced itself such a thing is normal and amoral. When such a heinous act is accepted as the norm, the society and culture has broken its compass. It can no longer moralize. It can no longer judge others. Once a society has blinded itself to the truth of a heart being stopped and a spinal column being cut, all the rest of the living had better watch out because next it will be the aged or infirmed who are in the way.

JESUS CHRIST BRINGS SANITY BACK TO OUR LIVES. Jesus brings truth and He shows us what is true, Jn 14:6. Jesus brings order to a crazy and chaotic world. Jesus resets the compass so that man knows what is right and wrong. Jesus shows us what is right as He speaks what the Father Creator has told Him, Jn 14:10. Jesus says very clearly that judgment is coming and that the majority of people are going to hell, Mt 7:13,14. Do we believe Jesus or do we believe some iteration of the opposite? We either accept Jesus and all that He said or else we blindly venture into a vast unknown that ends in oblivion.

I choose to believe in Jesus and in all of His teachings. With love for souls and for the Truth of Jesus Christ, I speak all of these things.

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