|But wait a minute ! I don't believe a loving God sends
people to hell.
It is true God is a God of love. He is also a God of
righteousness. He is a God of law and order, without
which there would be no right and no wrong. People could
just do what ever was right in their own eyes. No
consequences means no control , no justice, no peace.
All of God's laws are for the good of man. He gave us the
ten commandments as a guide to a long, happy, peaceful,
and productive life. But God also knew that we would not
keep all of his commandments perfectly. He wanted us to
know what real goodness and righteousness is.
Oh, OK so he knows I can not be perfect so why punish
me by sending me to hell for failing to be perfect?
|For God so loved the world he sent his only begotten son, that
whosoever believed in him would not perish but have ever lasting
life. God provided payment for your sin. Jesus came and paid a
debt he did not owe for a debt you could not pay.
Jesus said "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to
the Father except through me."
Well, I believe Jesus was a good man, maybe a prophet, but not
the son of God. Really ? So he was lying or crazy ? That would
have to change his being a good man or a prophet.
Well, I believe there are many roads to heaven. ? So you believe
Jesus suffered horribly and died on a roman cross because he
would not say he was not the son of God, the messiah foretold of
in prophecy, was all for nothing because there are many roads to
| Look ...... I don't believe the bible is the word of God.
The bible was written over a period of about 1600 years by about 40
different authors, most of whom did not know each other. It does not
contradict itself anywhere. It contains hundreds of prophecies that have
all come true in the time and manner foretold. What are the chances of
this happening randomly? Hint , astronomical !
Find some information on the prophecies of the bible and how they
have been fulfilled. Just the ones on Jesus are pretty impressive !
|What God did...
Think of it this way... Imagine you're in a courtroom again, you're guilty of many serious
crimes. The judge says, "It's a fine of $500,000, or prison." You don't have anywhere near
that amount of money, so the bailiff begins to walk you out of the courtroom when someone
you don't even know appears. He runs up to the judge with a check and says, "I've paid the
fine for you." Now that the fine has been paid, the law no longer has any hold on you. You're
free -- because of the gift you were given.
This is what God did for you by sending Jesus to die on the cross in your place. So that you
wouldn't have to go to Hell, God sent his only Son, Jesus, to die on the cross -- suffering the
punishment that justice demands. Then He rose from the grave, forever defeating death! The
Bible tells us, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth on Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) If you
will repent of your sins and put your trust in Jesus, God says he will forgive all your sins and
grant you the gift of everlasting life. Just like the court case we just talked about, if you
repent (that means to confess and forsake your sins) and put your trust in Jesus, then you
will not have to suffer God's justice in Hell because the payment for your crimes was made
by Jesus on the cross.
If you're not sure what to pray, and make it a model for your prayer. The words
are not "magical," what God cares about is the attitude of your heart. When you pray, it
should sound something like this, "Dear God, I repent of all my sins, such as (name them). I
put my trust in Jesus Christ as Lord (to say Jesus is your Lord means you are now making
Jesus the master over your life) and Savior. Forgive me and grant me your gift of everlasting
life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."
Now read your Bible daily, and obey what you read. God will never let you down.
What should you read? We suggest that you start in the book of "John," and then read
"Romans." Whatever you decide to read, make sure you read every day.
We now suggest that you read "Save Yourself Some Pain" which contains 10 very important
steps for new and growing Christians.
Please also listen to Hell's Best Kept Secret which is a free online message that will give
Biblical direction to your Christian life.
Good teaching ministries :
WWW.AWMI.NET WWW.JOYCEMEYERS.ORG WWW.REASONS.ORG