Thursday, July 12, 2018


 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; I Peter 3:15
There are many things that we believe right or wrong. We have the right, the free will, to believe in anything we want to believe in, I have written many times about what I believe. I believe it is important to stand up for your belief system and be proud (not in an egotistical way) of your beliefs. As the verse above states, I (we) am to be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks about our reason for the hope we have, who asks about what we believe. You didn't really ask but I will tell you anyway.

I believe God created the Heavens and the earth, the whole universe. I do not believe that this world came into existence just by a big bang... someone (God) made that big bang happen. I also believe that since the earth was created by God and He created Man not child, that he created the earth to seem older than it is...
While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, Or the primal dust of the world. Proverbs 8:26
I believe that because of man's sin and ability to take things too far God flooded the earth and killed all mankind and animals except for Noah, his family, and the animals saved on the ark. There is evidence of a great flood in the earth itself, even though God's word says it happen and that is enough for me to believe it.
Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man. All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died. So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days. Genesis 7:17-24
I believe that Israel was chosen by God to be His people. He raise them as children through the desert with Moses teaching them His will and His statutes. They like all children rebelled many times, they wanted to exercise their "free will" and have what they wanted. They threw tantrums just like children do and cause God to "disown" them. A parent never totally disowns a child, at least I don't think they can, there is always going to be a connection. God sent them to captivity and for a while it seemed that was going to work, they came back to their land willing to serve, it didn't last long. All the while God knew He had to do something more, He already told them what it was...
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Isaiah 9:6-7
I believe God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to save all mankind from themselves. He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, and called twelve men to be His disciples. He taught them all that God tried to teach the Israelis but they did not heed. Jesus had a few issues along the way and many tried to do away with Him, but it wasn't His time. Jesus knew what was going to happen and He told His disciples to be prepared. Then His day came and He was crucified and the sins of the world were placed on Him, He cried out...
After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John 19: 28-30
I believe that on the third day after His Crucifixion, Christ rose victorious over sin and death. He is sitting at the right hand of the Father (God).
But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.” Mark 16:6-7
I believe Jesus promised to come back to set up a kingdom here on earth. And because of His gift of life we will live for 1000 years in peace.
And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. Revelations 20:4-6
I believe all people of all the earth and of all time will be judged by Christ, as a result they will be eternally separated from God in Hell or live eternally with Him in Heaven.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.  In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3  
I believe that if you believe these ten words, this one statement about Christ and His sacrifice you can live eternally with Him...
"Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead." 
"For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve"       1 Corinthians 15:3-5
Of course this is not all I believe, there are to many things to share just about God that I believe, but these are important to me because they show why I have a hope. God provides for His people, and I am one of those people. He loves all and wish that none should perish, and neither do I. If you don't know Christ as your savior, please consider that today, and if you do, please reach out and share the gospel with your friends, family, and even random people you meet.
"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9
Thanks for reading. God Bless You All.



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