Christianiy is based on beleiving The Bible. So the best place to go to undertstand Christianity, is the 66 small books that make up The Bible. A good god to start with is the book of Luke, because its a great summary of the life and teaching of Jesus. If you come to church, we'll give you a copy for free. Because Chrisianity is all about a free gift. God's free gift to the world -- his Son, Jesus Christ.
Genuine Christian beleivers can live with great security, even in hard times, because they know that God the Father, in Jesus Chirst, has given them the security of knowing where they go when they die. And that is a comfort that changes your aspect on life every day we are given.
Becuse of this, w would encoueg you to ask yourself this important question:
"Have you come to the place in your personal life where if you were to die tonight...you would know for certain that you have eternal life? A life absolutly right with God?"
Your answer may be yes, it may be no. Or maybe simply I dont know. The great knews is that the Bible says that Christians can know for sure, the answer to that question. But please don't misunderstand, we don't have tickets on ourselves. See, the Bible says you can actualy answer that question with an absolute yes, and do so in humbly .
That's why it is it is useful to ask a second important question at this point:
"Suppose you were to die tonight (and I pray that doesn't happen!) ...and you were to meet face-to-face with God, and He asked you, "Why should I let you into my heaven?"...what do you suppose you would say?"
What a great question to ponder! And it is amazing that since the Bible says we will all give account before God, it sobering that many people have never honestly considered it.
What would your answer be? Because there are normally one of two kinds of answers. One answer tends to assume that God wants them to be good people, so they asnwer on the bases of what they have done or not done in this life. Basically they are relying on their own achievements.
But genuine Christian beleivers trust God at his word, and their responce forms the other way to asnswer tese questions.
The Genuine would anwer the first question with an absolute Yes.
And the reason they can do so is because their asnwer to the second question would not be based on their own good works. The genuine Christian beleiver would answer the second question with the words: Because of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who died in my place, and rose from the dead to bring his people home.
That's why we Chrsitians can live knowing our future is greatly secured.
Does this sound like someing, if true, that you would like to investiage?
Here's a couple of verses from the Bible to get you thinking:
(1) The Bible says you can know if you are right with God or not:
1 John 5:13 ESV
“I write these things to you who believe..., that you may know that you have eternal life.”
(2) The Bible says that access to heaven is a gift given to people who arent worthy:
Romans 6:23 ESV
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
(3) The Bible says it is impossible to earn your entry to heaven by good works or by other activities:
Ephesians 2:8–9 ESV
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”.
(4) The Bible says it is impossible to gain entry to heaven by any other way or person, but Jesus Christ:
John 14:6 ESV
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me..”.
(5) The Bible encouurages you to come to Jesus, to listen to him, to trust him, and to obey his good news. This is the good news Christians call "the Gospel".
Romans 1:16 ESV
“ I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.”
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