If you have no hope in life after death, what purpose would you have to live? Without hope man would be like animals; their lot would be: to be born, to live and to die.
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If you have no hope in life after death, what purpose would you have to live? Without hope man would be like animals; their lot would be: to be born, to live and to die. In the animal kingdom, the strong have dominion over the weak and do as they please. If life was meant to be lived on earth without the hope of an afterlife, it would indeed be meaningless. Only the strong (they could be benevolent, dictatorial or somewhere in between) would survive and rule over the weak. Suicide would be for many a better option than a meaningless life.
There is something within man that compels him to cry out for peace within his soul and the need to worship the Creator God. The “children” of Satan do not have this need as they worship him and his materialistic world, and the immorality of pleasure.
Man knows of God through what has been created and revealed; however, his mind has been clouded by his human nature’s self-will and his desire for wanton pleasures (read Romans 1-2). Man has an innate need for God, but does not understand how to find God.
Satan, the god of this world who was called Lucifer when he walked in the heavenly realm as a creation of God, desires to be worshipped by man. His spiritual powers lead man to follow humanistic pagan rituals: worship of the sun, moon, stars and carved images desiring fertility, rain, warmth, and other creature comforts. Man, without God, will cry out to unknown materialistic gods seeking benevolence, power and victory while the True and Living God beckons their hearts to come to Him.
All men will cry out, promising or cursing, to their God or gods in times of despair. I would bet even atheists, if they were honest, would admit they have cried out to a god in a moment of “desperation and despair.” Their cries were not answered because gods of gold, silver and worldliness cannot see, hear or talk. Man will deny the existence God or gods when he in desperation pleated for God’s help or answer to prayer and no answer was given. Only those who have faith and belief in God will receive an answer to prayer.
There is a creator God. He will answer your cries if you acknowledge Him as the one TRUE God and make Him your Lord and Savior. He will hear your prayers and cries and will answer them. The Bible “speaks” of man’s journey to find God; find a Bible and begin to read of this journey. Caution: If God is not calling you and you are not seeking God in repentant faith but only in remorse, your reading and prayers will be of no avail to finding peace with God and eternal life.
It is ironic that while man cannot accept in faith the Creator God, they will accept the thoughts and actions of other men as truths. God said sexual immorality would lead to death; man says sexual immorality and humanistic decadent pleasures are individual rights of man and their practice will not lead to death. You are free to decide your own faith and many in today’s secular culture are doing “what is right in their own eyes” as did men more than twenty-five hundred years ago. They died in their sins and unbelief and will face the “Great White Throne Judgment” just as today’s man will.
Christians are condemned in today’s society because they believe in the Creator God and His commandments. A distinction should be made in the word “Christian.” Many, since the time of Christ, have called themselves Christians. They have knowledge of who Jesus is (or was in their belief system), but they never possessed Jesus in their heart. In other words, to be a follower of Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit must indwell the believer, and the believer must surrender his life to God and walk in the newness of life that will be given him.
Without the indwelling Spirit, many who have called or identified themselves as Christians have given Jesus and Christianity a bad name. Christians are to love, not hate. Many terrible things have been done in the name of Christianity by those whose character and walk were done in their humanistic understanding and not in the Spiritual understand that would have changed their heart and soul and made them true followers of Jesus Christ.
I call myself a Biblical Christian in that I follow the commands of the Trinity that demonstrate the perfect love that is found when a man’s self-will is regarded as filthy trash and man turns his life over to be led by the Spirit of God. Please note: A true believer (Biblical Christian) does not become a clone. He still has a choice to live in accordance with the Holy Spirit’s wisdom and direction, or He can decide at any time to lead a decadent life style believing in man’s belief system of lust, greed and self-pleasure rather than in God’s way to life eternal.
The spiritual forces of darkness will lead you to death. The Spiritual force of God will lead you to life eternal. It is your choice. It is my prayer that you will become one of the blessed ones whom God calls to accept the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ and to inherit eternal life.
Those are my thoughts for today, what about you?
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