In this, I'll be sharing some of my thought of the Gospel of Grace, the Message of Salvation.
Feel free to comment and share your thoughts, as well.
Here's my first few.
Truth is not relative. Think about it. Is 2+2 ever not 4? Is 9 squared ever not 81?
Likewise, where we come from is an absolute. There is nothing that can change it, and it doesn't matter what you think about it.
And regardless of what one may think, what happens to us after these bodies cease to function depends on one, single, solitary decision. Based on that and that alone, NOTHING else, you will either spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus living out the biggest party to ever exist, or you will spend eternity in Hell with countless demons and other vile creatures that hate you beyond imagining, separated from any possible source of joy forever.
That choice is the simplest, most important choice you will ever make. There are only two options: either accept the free gift of Salvation by Jesus' precious blood shed on the cross, or don't. I won't cost you anything material, and if anyone says it does, they're trying to scam you. No action you ever take, no deed you ever do, will overrride that decision, at all.
If you say yes, and go off and do things that make Adolf Hitler look like a good samaritan, but still say yes, you will still go to heaven. Granted, you will be one of the last, but you still get in. That's how much God loves us.
On the other hand, if you say no, and live the most charitable, sacrificial life ever, solve all the world's problems, but still say no, that willl not change the fact that you're going to hell. That's how bad we need Him.
You can change your mind at any time in your life. But once Jesus comes back, if I'm not mistaken, it's too late.
Today is the day of Salvation.
In the Bible, there are two people referred to and addressed as "son of man": God Incarnate, Jesus, and the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel.
Ezekiel is the only person to share a title with God Himself. What does that say about him?
An extreme example of exactly how much God loves each and every one of us.
There was a man who made a living of hunting down Christians and throwing them in prison, or worse, killing them. He said, essentially, that they were heretics and pagans. And he said he did this for the glory of God.
After a bit of chistisement and one of the biggest tangible manifestations of God, this man became one of the most successful evengelists to the gentile world.
And his name was Paul.
During His last hours before death, Jesus was thinking about you, me, the girl down the street, the boy up the block, and everyone in between. Even if they never came to know Him, He STILL died for them. He died for each and every one of us, personally. He died for me; He died for you; He died for that cousin of your's you never liked; and He died for them because He LOVED them. He died for them to pay for their shortcomings, failings, and sins.
Then, three days later, He was resurrected to redeem them from Death, Hell, and the Grave. His face was so disfigured from His beatings, that one of His closest disciples, Mary Magdalene, didn't even recognize Him.
Those who say that God is out to get us, or is mad at us, are just plain wrong. The Gospel is a message of untamable love, and grace beyond comprehension.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering, Mary Magdalene was, to be perfectly frank, a whore possessed by seven demons. If Jesus can take care of THAT, do you really think He can't take care of your stuff?
So, what'd ya think?
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Thank You, Jesus, for everything You've given me.
His Love is deep, His Love is wide
And it covers us.
His Love is fierce, His Love is strong
It is furious.
His Love is sweet, His Love is wild,
And it's waking hearts to life.
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