If there is the slightest possibility of God existing and that He has sent His only begotten Son Jesus to be your savior from your transgressions, wouldn’t it be wise to investigate it for yourself?
If you had evidence beyond doubt that God exists as described in the Holy Bible and that He loves you and wants you to be in Heaven with Him forever, would you want to be in Heaven with Him too?

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  1. Victor E. Pearson

    You know, that in following Christ Jesus that there is no shortcut around pain and suffering. Jesus himself said in Luke 14:27 – “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” Romans would led a criminal to his execution site making the criminal carry the cross on which he would be placed on to die. This was to not only display the criminal’s submission to Roman authority, it was saying to all the people who saw this that they should submit to Roman authority. As a true and honest follower of Christ Jesus, we are to carry our own cross and follow where Jesus leads us… even to death.
    Truly and honestly following Christ Jesus means it isn’t something to take lightly and casually. In Revelation 3:15-16, Jesus says, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” Again Jesus is telling us that following Him means total submission. This kind of submission is something that many people do not want to do. In fact, at times I don’t want to do it because it is much easier just to go with the flow and take the easy path yet I know that it is my responsibility to point others to Christ Jesus no matter how rude and/or crude to me they are. In Matthew 7:13, Jesus said to, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.” This means a great deal to me as Jesus also said in Matthew 7:14, “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” I do not want to be lukewarm so to miss that narrow gate because Jesus made it clear in Luke 13:24 that everyone should, “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.”
    In Acts 14:21-22, Paul and Barnabas returned to visit the people who had freshly placed their faith into Christ Jesus in all of the cities where they had just recently been threatened and physically attacked. These two men knew exactly the dangers which they faced and they still felt the responsibility to encourage the new believers in Christ Jesus. What a great testimony of courage and pure example of submission to Christ Jesus giving an example of how far we should go to help others find and accept Christ Jesus. Helping someone find and accept Christ Jesus is worth giving one’s life in doing because the love of Christ Jesus is purely perfect!
    Ecclesiastes 1:12-15 “I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. I devoted myself to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under heaven. What a heavy burden God has laid on men! I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. — What is twisted cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.”
    What a powerful statement being made with, “What is twisted cannot be straightened; what is lacking cannot be counted.” This is referring to the ultimate perplexity and confusion that comes to us because of all the unanswered questions in life. Solomon was writing about his own life and discovered that neither his wisdom nor accomplishments could truly make him happy. True wisdom is found only in God as is true happiness only achieved through pleasing God. Pleasing God means submitting to God and carrying your own cross and doing so because you truly want to do so and giving it all you have; even if it means giving your life.

  2. George

    Seems everyone wants an easy answer to getting through life. Wonder why The Apostle Paul said:
    Act 14:21 And preaching the gospel to that city, and having made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and Iconium and Antioch,
    Act 14:22 confirming the souls of the disciples, calling on them to continue in the faith and that through much tribulation we must enter into the kingdom of God.
    Or What Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes:
    Ecc 1:13 I applied my heart to inquiring and exploring by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens:it is an experience of evil Elohim has given to the sons of humanity to humble them by it.
    It is obvious that humility is of Great Importance in the life to come, and that the suffering of this life, is what stores up as Treasure for us in The Coming Ages.

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