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For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Our Bible study class was talking one Sunday about sometimes salvation not being fair. And what I mean by that is ok; take for instance:
  • Someone who has been a very good Christian for a very long time. Now we know that person is probably going to Heaven and has got a first class ticket. Now what about the person that is sitting on Death Row. He's getting executed today, this morning. He's committed murders, rapes, you name it, he's done it. And suddenly he accepts Jesus as his Lord and Saviour. And he's so sorry for all he's done. And he's a new person by the grace and mercy of God. Now, is he getting a first class ticket to Heaven too? Or does he just get the cargo seat?
  • What about the person who has accepted Jesus at one time in their life and they are so happy. And life goes on and they eventually stray from going to church, worshipping God, reading the Bible, so on and so on. They start drinking, partying, doing whatever but doing stuff that really they shouldn't be doing. Is this person going to have to be on stand by or do they get to go to Heaven too?
  • How about that Youth minister that fell to temptation when a very pretty teenage young woman caught his eye?

Well, here's what God says about it: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." Romans 3:23-24. In God's eyes a sin is a sin. And everybody sins. Oh yeah, we try really hard not to. But what about that little conversation with your co-worker about that terrible thing that the other co-worker did. God hates gossip. Or about that extra $5.00 that the cashier over at the store accidentally gave you, did you give it back or keep it? What about that guy that cut you off in traffic this morning? Did you show him that certain hand signal?; we all know what that is.

When you get saved and you've got Jesus in your heart, you really don't want to keep sinning. You feel bad when you do. That's the Holy Spirit saying, "hey, you're messing up here!" We need to confess our sins daily and list them; not just say "Oh Lord, I am sorry for all that I did wrong today." You'll still go to Heaven because once you're saved, nobody can take that away from you. You are in the Father's hands and nobody is stronger. But you will be judged by what you've done, good or bad. When your children do something wrong, you discipline them. You still love them but they still have to pay for their actions. That's what makes them stronger, wiser, a better person.

Well, enough ramblings for awhile. God bless!

2 Comments:

  • At 4:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I believe that God permits these tragedies for our refinement and growth. Our mistakes we make are not as important as the lessons we draw from them.
    My misunderstandings brought a drama between co-workers and myself weeks ago. Their negative reaction to my remark brought resentment. I overcame this evil life-killing emotion with good, through patience, kindness and forgiveness, dismissing it as though it never was, for it is not what you say that counts, but what you do. We are all in need of spiritual cleansing, salvation.

     
  • At 8:27 AM, Blogger 4given4ever said…

    I agree. And we, as Christians are under a microscope by the world as it is. People who are not Christians look at us and say: "well,if THAT'S what being a Christian is, well, count me out because it's not different than anybody else." We should act different because we are susposed to be portraying Jesus. We should try anyway.

     

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