Saturday, May 13, 2006

If you are still breathing, read this...

Hey, if you are reading this, that means you are still breathing, which means that you still have an opportunity to confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, thereby receiving redemption (a pardon) from your sins.

What sins, you ask? Start with the 10 commandments. How many did you break so far today? Yesterday? Last week? Last year? I think you get the picture and I think you're reading me loud and clear. You (and I) have repeatedly broke God's laws and though you consider yourself a good person (others may have told you that you were a "good" person), you've fallen short of the standard by which you can gain entrance to heaven. God's standard is perfection.

So, for those of you who are perfect and have never broken one of the 10 commandments, disregard this message. You are perfect and do not require a Messiah or a Savior. For the rest of us, (actually, 100 percent of us), we indeed DO require a Messiah or Savior.

No worries though, Jesus Christ is Lord and action has been taken on your behalf. Kind of like a guy who walks into a courtroom when you are on trial for you life, and switches places with you. Jesus took the place for you and all your sins, every sin you've ever committed, is wiped clean by putting your faith in him. Your past, current, and future sins, all completely forgiven.

Further benefits include a way (Jesus), a truth (Jesus), a life (Jesus), joy, peace (i.e., the peace that passes all understanding), goodness, self control, abundant life (a topic of its own, to be discussed), a variety of blessings to come in Heaven, guidance via the Holy Spirit for the life on this planet, etc., etc., and so forth. Hey, I’ve only scratched the surface! What are you waiting for???

Do not delay. You are currently still breathing. You might not be breathing later today and the chance will have escaped you, forever. Do yourself the biggest favor and start the journey from darkness into light. Don't worry about the many obstacles, intrigues, worries, struggles, and other that comprise your life. God will make a way where there is no way.

First things first, get down on your knees and ask for forgiveness. Actually, begging is better (when you think of the magnitude of what he is doing and has down for you, it makes perfect sense). Confess every sin, put every burden on the Lord (he is more able to carry them than you), put every decision in his hands (let him decide, his decisions for your life always seem to work out in the end).

Next, get involved in your local church, begin studying the bible, surround yourself with loving and supportive Christians, let your friends know about your conversion, be proactive in your prayer life, support the church, give to the poor, let your good works shine so that glory will be given to the Lord, be humble, and share the gospel with others.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
Psalms 1:1-3



Anonymous camanintx said...

I challenge you to present one clear, concise and reasonable arguement why Christianity should be believed over any other religion.

5:33 PM  
Blogger The Scribe said...

Camanintx, good comment and it is easy to answer you. However, I am not sure you would understand it for, the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14).

Prophecy is the "smoking gun" that sets Christianity (and Judism as well) from all other religions and creeds. Matter of fact, statistically speaking, it is not possible for so many prophecies to be accurate, but they are (if God be for you, who can be against you). So prophecy should convince the intellectual part of your brain to believe (if you know anything about probability and statistics).

There are many spiritual reasons, but like I say, unless you have the Holy Spirit living inside you, you...being the natural man would consider it foolish. But, I can say that the story of Jesus is an amazing and inspiring story of sacrifice, love, and truth, that reading about him should melt your cold hard heart.

But currently your heart and mind (the two key components of belief/faith) are blind and decieved by the God of this world, the Father of Lies...

He has an eternal destination and you'll share it with him lest you repent from your sins and call upon the name of the Lord.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:9)

10:18 PM  

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