What's Christianity All About?
If you're not a Christian, but think "there's something out there", then this article is for you.
And you're right. There is something out there.
It can't be denied. There is a Creator God. It can be seen from many things, but from nature is probably the most obvious one.
Just think about it. There are 37.2 trillion cells in your body. Each cell has between 5 million and 2 trillion molecules. Each cell has DNA, and blueprints as to how to grow the body. And then it just starts to grow, and grow, until there is a body with complex parts, such as eyes, the brain, the digestive system, etc.
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How can anyone say that that is by accident?
Life is no coincidence. Life is from God.
Once you've concluded for yourself that there is a Creator, you may ask yourself what kind of God this is? I mean, what's with all the death and suffering? Does God not care about us?
The truth is that God cares very much for us, but that something has gone horribly wrong early in His Creation, and that "something" has everything to do with free will.
Currently, everybody has "the knowledge of good and evil" (inherited from Adam and Eve), and we act accordingly (good and evil). There is no standard when it comes to righteousness. Every person has their own idea of what that is. It's the reason this place is such a mess.
God hates the current situation, but, for a short time, allows it, so people can repent.
God's own perfect righteousness can be brought back to these two Commandments:
- Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind
- Love your neighbour as yourself
We constantly violate these Commandments, and it grieves God's heart.
All God wants is a close personal relationship with you, and that, in return, you love your neighbour.
That's not that much to ask really...
As we're running out of time, God will bring this world to a point, where everybody has to make a choice. Life or death. Life with God (His rules), or death.
Because we have broken God's Laws (over and over again), we have received the death penalty. We can not save ourselves.
And this is where God's mercy comes in. God says: if you have faith (believe) that my Son, Jesus Christ, has taken your place, I will forgive you, and give you eternal life.
Our salvation is by faith (from us) and by grace (from Jesus).
All you need to do, is fold your hands, close your eyes, and ask Jesus to reveal Himself to you.
That's it. That's all you need to do. God will explain it to you.
Seek Him with a sincere heart, and He will not cast you out.
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