Well that's good. Sounds like you have a good strong grasp on your Christianity! Our country needs more people like you living in it. Unfortunately, the reality is that our country is heading in the wrong direction in so many ways. As a Christian it's hard to believe why someone couldn't believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. I firmly believe we live in a society that has to "see it to believe it" and that is dangerous when it comes to Christianity. Obviously Jesus has not shown himself to us in a LONG time, but that doesn't mean that he's not always there with us. He's longs for a personal relationship with everyone in the world... after all he made all of us. It's like fathering a child. Those of you who have children know that the sort of love you have for your children is so special and unlike ANY other love you have for anyone else. Well the same rings true of our God. He is our true "father". He created us, he knows us, he knows our every thought, our every action, there is NO hiding from him. He knows what you're going to be doing 5 min, 1 hour, 3days from now. He knows it already. It's already done in His eyes. He even knows the exact day and hour and minute that we will enter into Heaven with Him! The sad reality is that he also sees the sinners and the non-believers too. God gave us the ability to choose our own destiny. That's a gift that many of us abuse. We take that for granted. Many people believe that God is a good God and he won't let me go to hell since He's such a forgiving God. Well only part of that is true. If you are Christian and have been saved and asked for forgiveness of your sins and you live your life in a Christian way, then YES he is a good God and He will allow you in Heaven. But if you don't accept Him as your savior and accept that He died on the cross for your sins, then you are not saved and you will not go to Heaven. Plain and simple. All he asks is that you believe in Him, live a Christ-Like life, and bring others to Him who need saving. That's all he asks. It's that simple. God has allowed us to decide where we go after this short life here on this earth. We can either follow Him and go to Heaven or we can live our life like we want to and worship other things (money, houses, cars, clothes, etc....) and go to hell. It's our choice as humans. No one elses.
Personally, I would much rather go to heaven and live an eternity in God's presence than go to hell and live in torture.
Which will you pick?
...and on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my times has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!
Last edited by tator; 03-02-2011 at 11:25 AM.