Hidden Treasures

The Bible is much more than a book of religion.

Reason

You do not believe the Bible is the Word of God?  Alright then, let’s lay aside the Bible for the present and let’s reason together.

God’s Challenge

 

In Isaiah 1:18 we are challenged to reason together concerning our salvation. “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”   After all, God is not asking you to do something unreasonable.

Who is the Fool?

There is a sovereign, almighty God who created the universe; or there is not. If there is not, end of subject.  Read no further. Christianity is merely a bad joke and we who call ourselves Christians are deluded fools living in a dream world.   On the other hand,  if God exists and He did create the world, including you and me,  and you refuse to believe Him, then God calls you a fool. Psalm 14:1 says,  ” The fool has said in his heart,  there is no God.”

So you’ve decided there IS a God

You’re still reading, so I expect you agree with me that there is a God who created the universe. Next question.   Is He loving and benevolent  or is He a cruel monster? If He is a cruel monster, I dread meeting Him and so should you.  The more I learn of His creation and the more I learn from His Word, the more I am convinced that He is a wise, kind, loving, long-suffering, gracious God.   Even the atheists and the evolutionists enjoy His wonderful creation which works like clockwork; even though they deny their Creator with every breath God gives them..

Love Communicates

If God is  loving, it only seems reasonable to believe that He would want to communicate with man whom He created in His own image.  If He is sovereign and almighty, it is reasonable to believe that He would have no problem communicating with man

Is the Bible His inspired, infallible communication to us, or is it just another flawed book of religion written by man?

You will have to agree with me that it is either one of the other. If the Bible is simply the flawed product of fallible men, let’s forget this whole thing called Christianity. We have nothing upon which to base our beliefs.  However, the more I study the Bible, the more I am convinced, amazed and awed by its perfection and power to save a lost sinner and make him a saint.

Heaven and Hell:  Fact or Fiction?

If  the Bible is God’s infallible communication to us, since it warns of an eternal hell for unbelievers and promises eternal bliss in Heaven for those who trust Christ; it seems reasonable that we should prepare to meet Him by receiving His gift of salvation, The Lord Jesus Christ.

Of three possibilities, which makes the most sense?

If God loves me and want me to be with Him in Heaven forever, I can think of only three possibilities of getting there and the first two don’t really make that much sense.

1. God could ignore my sins and allow me to go to Heaven in spite of my sins.  The only problem is that God cannot allow any sin in Heaven. Furthermore, Heaven would be Hell if sin were permitted there.  So discard this idea!

2. He could allow each of us into Heaven on our own merit.  Only those who live a holy sinless life would enter Heaven.   Those with sin to their record would be banished to Hell.  Another unworkable idea!  All of us are sinners and we would all go to Hell.

3. That leaves only one choice.  Our God of love could take my sins and bear the full penalty for them in the body of His beloved Son, Jesus.  That’s exactly what the Bible tells us He did.   The sinless Son of God, bore the penalty for our sins in His body on the cross.  That leaves you with one of two choices.  Receive Christ as your sin-bearer and Saviour,  or reject Him and continue in your sins to Hell.

WHAT IF?

What if I, a believer in Christ, should discover after death that it was all an empty dream?  What if there is no eternal Heaven and Hell?  What have I lost?

What if you, a skeptic and unbeliever, should die and find that the Bible truly is the Word of God and that you cave been consigned to an eternal, burning hell?   What have you lost?

God does not ask you to check your brains in the coat room when you come to church.  He only asks you to cast away your pride and self-righteousness and trust Christ as your Saviour and Lord.  He will give you the Gift of His righteousness, making you fit for Heaven.  May God open your mind and our heart to receive His Gift, the Lord Jesus , right now.  Don’t risk another hour.  Go to the SALVATION link on this web site and settle this issue today! 

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April 9, 2006 - Posted by | Atheism

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