Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Isaiah 40:6-8 (HCSB)
"6  A voice was saying, “Cry out!” Another said, “What should I cry out?” “All humanity is grass, and all its goodness is like the flower of the field.
7  The grass withers, the flowers fade when the breath of the LORD blows on them; indeed, the people are grass.
8  The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God remains forever.”"

Pretty flowers, but if you look closely, they are already past prime, starting to wither.
"and all its goodness is like the flower of the field"-every kind act, every bit of good that you or I may 
do in this world, doesn't have a long life. Sad.
If you have been separated from God by your sin (the state of all mankind) and NOT brought back into a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ (the state of the Saved-you know where you stand)...
all of your goodness and love are as nothing. Nothing. Destined to be burnt into nothingness.
There's a lot of talk about 'everlasting love' but, if you are not saved by God, that is just romantic nonsense. 
You won't know love at all in hell. You won't know one pleasure. Just Sad.
"the word of our God remains forever."
If you look in God's Word, see what He declares to be true, your life will change. Even if it changes for the
worse, driving you farther away from God, it will change.  
But there is Life and Salvation available only through God's Word made flesh, Jesus Christ.
Of course, you can find a billion or two peoples from different 'belief systems' who will tell you that I and my Christian brothers and sisters are merely arrogant; they consider us self appointed doorkeepers who would deny all others entrance to Heaven. How dare we suggest that everyone else is wrong!
They (you) are wrong
If any of us are arrogant, God will humble us. We aren't doorkeepers-we proclaim to a sinful world that there is but one way to God, and that is through Jesus Christ. We aren't trying to keep you out of Heaven; we want you to come in through the only door possible!
That is love for our fellow man and, unlike the grass that withers and dies, that love is solid through eternity.

1 comment:

Doug said...

So I listen to this pagan podcast where they declare that any and all paths will get you to God. It doesn't matter to them which 'religious belief system' you use-the only important ingredient is your faith in that belief system.
That is crazy. In other words, if you grew up Catholic, have faith in Catholicism, then you can get to God through that church. Buddhist? Same thing. Grokkers? Valentine Smith is your Prophet.
These pagans are very comfortable with all religions, and put great stock in experiences to prove "Faith".
Of the many levels on which this is wrong, the most apparent one is that experiences prove nothing in the spiritual, as experiences take place in the physical world or in the minds of foolish wishers.
"I can astral project!"
"That's nothing! I can tell the future!"
"Yeah, but I can astral project into the future, so there, too!"
Ask any con man-the easiest marks are those who thin that they are too smart to be taken.