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.Believe In God?
God wants us to live our lives in a certain way because that's who He is, not just to give us a hard time. He is unable to become or accomplish anything different. God won't do anything that goes against His character.
It's like the fixed and unchanging regulations that govern everything.
The God of the Bible created both the vast universe and the microscopic world we cannot see. Look at 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)
A lot of people today only have secondhand knowledge of God, they haven't met Him personally.
Everything in the universe belongs to God, including us, and He wants what's His. He wants us to love and serve Him back for all the good He's done.
This may be hard to accept, but God has complete control over the world He created. If we created it, we would be able to determine what the guidelines are. 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 made life easier by taking away danger, but it would mean we lose our humanity and become robots. But that's the opposite of God's plan. He desired beings that could choose to love Him on their own.
A being that had some likeness to God.
When people have free will, they could decide to leave you, which is a gamble.When you give someone the power to choose, they might disobey you, and that's exactly what we did.
It's a problem because we all make mistakes or have bad thoughts, which the Bible calls sin. When we do these things, it's a total disregard for God's nature and holiness, and it's like breaking the laws of the universe that He set in motion. Our bad choices have caused a separation between us and God.
'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)
Remember that every bad decision carries an obligation towards God that must be fulfilled by you.What we owe to God:
'And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.' (Matthew 6:12)
All of these things are a violation of God's perfect purity. Do you understand?
God doesn't like stealing, as the Bible says. Have you ever taken something that didn't belong to you?
The Bible's guidance emphasizes refraining from desiring what others possess. Have you ever been consumed by envy over your friend's spouse, life, possessions, or residence?
Respecting our parents is important to God. Did you ever answer your parents back rudely?
God forbids using His Name in vain or flippantly. Have you ever said God's Name disrespectfully or as a throwaway phrase?
God is aware of everything, big or small. Don't forget, we saw that ALL the bad things must be made right. There will come a time when ALL the bad things will be judged accordingly. Or, you could describe it as being in sync with the unchanging laws of the universe. Or as the Bible puts it, to calm God's wrath. It's surprising to many because they've been taught that God loves every person unconditionally. Many believe that God would never be wrathful with someone, no matter how much they transgress. People who don't know the basics often argue that God is supposed to love us no matter what.
Yes, God loves the world, but we can't ignore His holiness either. There's no way that can be done.
Understanding the eternal God becomes an insurmountable challenge when we employ our expectations, conduct, and worldly standards.
The Bible shows us how God is completely beyond this world and anything we know. Trying to make God follow our rules is pointless and won't lead us anywhere real.
It's easy to blame God when things go wrong, but He's not the one causing the trouble. The things He made were perfect. The first man, Adam, made a mistake and we continue to do the same.
In the Holy Book, it is written...
'For all have sinned (done wrongs things), and do need the glory of God. wrongs' (Romans 3:23)
Good deeds and a good character won't save you from the punishment for bad thoughts and behavior. Your salvation is only possible through Jesus Christ. Going to church and being a nice person won't automatically save you from hell. To be forgiven by God, we must come to Him with humility and confess our mistakes with sincerity. Once we ask for forgiveness, we must live our lives solely for God.
Again, the Bible tells us that the punishment for our bad stuff is going to hell:
'For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.' (Romans 6:23)
The Payment God Made for Your Bad DeedsDon't stress, God has a plan to pay for all the bad things we do, so we can follow the unchangeable laws of the universe.
God's plan for redemption involved Jesus Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. This incredible plan was carried out in front of everyone, including humans, angels, and Satan. No other means can compensate for our misdeeds.
You may wonder, "Why is God so tough? I thought He was loving." Love is a big part of God's nature., but, the Bible states that it's impossible to have God's love without His justice. They're both part of God's character.
Our own expectations can't help us understand God's truth. Expecting God to follow our rules give us a distorted view of Him. You can't hide your thoughts from God because He knows everything.
Surrender Your Life to God After Asking for ForgivenessIf you're truly remorseful for your actions, you'll want to dedicate your life to God. This is what God expects of us. We can make God the boss of our lives from now on. We obey every commandment and rule in the Bible.
The right way to do things is what the Bible says:
'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)
This was never said by God, at any time; 'If you're kind and do good deeds, you'll be saved and come to heaven with me.'
God has spoken about the path to forgiveness for our 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)
In the story, the religious man didn't do "bad" sins like terrorism, but he still wasn't forgiven by God.
Despite his cheating, the tax collector was forgiven by God because he repented. It is hard to admit our mistakes and hand our lives over to God. In spite of that, if we don't surrender to God and admit our faults, we cannot be saved.
The words of Jesus were:
'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)
Being a genuinely good person won't clear your debt; not even an exceptionally virtuous individual can settle it.'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)
So, Will You Pay For Your Own Debts In Hell Forever?'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)
Taking up our cross means living a life of selflessness and service to God every day.
God’s Word brings to light:
'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)
In simpler terms:
You acknowledge the magnitude of your sins in the sight of God. You wholeheartedly ask for forgiveness. Jesus Christ becomes your teacher. It's a lifelong devotion. We dedicate ourselves to living for God, as the Bible teaches us. Make it a habit to read the Bible every day. Setting aside time every day to pray to God. Proclaiming God's love to others. Doing God's work by helping others. The focus of your life becomes serving God Most High for eternity.
We get to go to heaven with our Heavenly Father.
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