In God's nature, there exists not even the faintest stain of impurity; the Holy One is the originator of virtues like honesty, patience, purity, holiness, love, and much more, which are also reflected in the creation of our planet.Do You Go To Hell If You Do Not Believe In God?
God has certain expectations for us because of who He is, not because He wants to make things difficult. He is doomed to always be and do the same thing. God only behaves in ways that are in line with His essential self.
You might describe it as the unalterable principles of the universe.
The God of the Bible created both the vast universe and the microscopic world we cannot see. Check out what the Bible says here:
"I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols. (Isaiah 42:8)
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:24)
The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. (Psalm 113:4)
Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. (1 Chronicles 29:11)
All the angels were standing around the throne...They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, (Revelation 7:11)
Many people these days have only heard of God, but haven't actually met Him.
God owns everything in the universe, including us, and He just wants what's His. He wants us to love and serve Him back for all the good He's done.
The world belongs to God, and He can change it as He sees fit, even if it's hard for us to understand. If you or I made it, we could set the rules. However, God announces:
'Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.' (Deuteronomy 6:5-6)
God could have removed the dangers out of this life, to make life easier, but only by making us all as obedient robots. But that's not what God had in view for us. God wanted beings that could choose to love Him without force.
A creature that shared some qualities with God.
Letting people choose for themselves means they could say no to you and that's dangerous.When you give someone the power to choose, they might disobey you, and that's exactly what we did.
There's a concern because we all make mistakes or have thoughts that the Bible calls sin. These things utterly violate God's nature and holiness, and again, you could say a violation of the Unchangeable Laws of the universe, the ordered universe He created. We are no longer in a good place with God because of these wrong things.
'The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?'(Jeremiah 17:9)
'But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.' (Psalm 19:12)
Keep in mind that every immoral action incurs a responsibility towards God that must be met.Our duties to God:
'And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.' (Matthew 6:12)
These things go against God's perfect purity. Can you see it?
In the Bible, God says that it is wrong to steal, have you at any time stolen anything in your life?
Scripture reminds us not to covet what belongs to others. Have you ever grappled with envy over your friend's wife, life, possessions, or home?
Respecting our parents is important to God. Have you ever talked back to your parents?
It's against God's wishes to use His Name carelessly or without respect. Did you ever use God's Name as a cuss word or without thinking?
God knows everything, even the tiniest things. We learned that every bad thing must be fixed. At some point, we will have to account for every bad thing. In simpler terms, finding harmony with the unchanging laws of the universe. Or as the Bible calls it, to lessen God's fury. This might be surprising to you, as you might have been told that God loves everyone so much. It's common for people to believe that God could never be angry with anyone, regardless of their actions. Many people who don't know the basics argue that God is supposed to love us even if we sin.
It's true that God loves the world, but you can't forget that He is also holy. That's not going to work.
Understanding the eternal God becomes an insurmountable challenge when we employ our expectations, conduct, and worldly standards.
He's beyond our wildest imaginations, but the Bible tells us about Him. Demanding that He abide by our rules, only gives us a futile hope in something that is not real and will end soon.
People often point fingers at God for the bad things that happen, but it's not fair to blame Him. The things He created were perfect. Adam made a mistake and now we have to learn from it.
As it is recorded in the Bible...
'For all have sinned (done wrongs things), and do need the glory of God. wrongs' (Romans 3:23)
Just being good and doing good things won't save you from the punishment for bad thoughts and actions. Only Jesus Christ has the power to save you. Only being a good person and going to church won't be enough to avoid hell. The first step to being forgiven by God is being honest with ourselves and acknowledging our wrongdoings. And then we must live totally for God.
Again, this is what God says in the Bible about the hellish consequences of our bad stuff:
'For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.' (Romans 6:23)
The Price for Your Mistakes, Paid by GodLuckily, God found a way to pay for all the bad things we do so we can follow His unchangeable laws.
God's plan for redemption involved Jesus Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. The incredible plan was executed in the open, witnessed by all creation: humans, angels, and even Satan. Our bad choices can only be remedied in one way.
You might hear people asking, "Why is God so strict? I thought He was all about love." Love is intrinsic to God's existence., but, the Bible is very clear, you cannot have His love without His terrifying justice as well. You cannot have one without the other.
Understanding God requires more than just our own intellect. Thinking God will follow our rules is dangerous and inaccurate. God is aware of every single thought you have, so you can't trick Him.
Giving Your Life to God After Apologizing Shows True RepentanceWhen you truly regret your actions, it's right to feel the need to living a life for God. This is what God stipulates for us to do. We can choose to make God our lifelong boss. We strive to follow every rule in the Bible.
The Bible indicates that's the right order of things:
'Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.' (Luke 9:23)
At no time did God speak these words; 'If you're nice and do good things, you can be saved and live with me in heaven.'
Here's what the Most High God said about atoning for your sins:
'To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:
"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed:'God, I thank you that I am not like other people--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
"But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said,'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'
"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." (Luke 18:9-14)
The man in the story who practiced religion did not commit "bad" sins like grand theft, but God did not forgive him.
The tax collector was forgiven by God because he was truly sorry and repented. Admitting our mistakes and submitting to God is a humbling experience. Yet, surrendering to God and admitting our faults is necessary for salvation.
Jesus Christ expressed:
'He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.
'And said, “Truly I say to you, unless you change and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.' (Matthew 18:2-3)
Simply being a good person won't settle your debt; even an exceptionally good person cannot pay it off.'You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better than we deserve. This is God's gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own.' (Ephesians 2:8)
Would You Rather Repent And Let Jesus Pay For Your Wrongs, Or Not?'Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.' (Luke 9:23)
Living for God means taking up our cross every day and living a life of selflessness and service to Him.
The Word of God discusses:
'Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship. (Romans 12:1)
'But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.' (1Peter 3:15)
To put it in other words:
You acknowledge your wrongdoings in front of God. You sincerely express remorse for your error. You make Jesus Christ the head of your life. You choose to follow for all time. We choose to live our lives for God, as the Bible instructs us to do. Read the Bible daily to learn about God. Building a daily habit of prayer to God. Testifying about God to others. Helping others in whatever way we can. Your life's work becomes centered on serving God Most High every day.
God our Father will then lead us to the glorious heaven.
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