Religion has caused wars, horrific crimes against children, is a front for fraud and now has links to terrrorism… Religion is a woeful advertisement for God.
Just as well God is not into religion… however, God advocates Christianity. Many people are fooled into following religion because it’s steeped in tradition, appears ‘sacred’ with its stained glass windows and statues, and offers a palatable and superficial, yet empty version of God’s reality and power. Religion is far removed from the things of God. God, however has set out his plan and truth clearly, in the Bible.
You just have to open it up and read it.
If someone knocks at my door professing to tell me the ‘good news’, I want that backed up by Bible passages and scriptures, because let’s face it, there is many a wacko and nut job in the name of God.
Getting right with God is easy:
Repent (which basically means to change your mind from your thinking and give God’s word a go), be baptised (fully under water, not sprinkled – we will get into that in a following post) and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2: 38). This is why Jesus died: because we can’t get to heaven on our merits or goodness. The Holy Spirit: the free gift from God is your ticket to heaven (Ephesians 1: 13). How do you know if you have received the Holy Spirit? You will speak in tongues (Acts 10: 45, 46; Mark 16: 18; Zephaniah 3: 9) – just like Jesus’ mates did (Acts 2:4).
Once you have obeyed God through repentance, baptism and receiving his Holy Spirit: it is God that makes you right with him – righteous. He becomes your Father and He will change your life and answer your prayers. Then upon His return you get eternal life… all this for simple belief, love, obedience and continuance in his word.
After you get right with God, you start living God’s new life: basically worship in spirit and truth at a church that preaches the full gospel. It is important to grow, learn and continue in your salvation experience because God is coming back soon. This Earth was not created to last forever and has a use-by-date (BTW, no one knows the time God is returning (Matt 24: 36), so all those religious loonies that say he is coming back at certain date and time always end up looking foolish and feeling embarrassed).
We, as Christians believe that God’s return is soon (Matt 24:44).
So, get yourself right with God because it is too late once He returns or you check out. Getting right with God is easy, costs nothing and you can enjoy a great relationship with God, also you get eternal life and miracles. But you do have to do it according to his word: the Bible – and not what you think or something that a person has made up.
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