Christianity in a nutshell
I wanted to thank you all for the opportunity to partake in some of the discussions recently, and I would be remiss if I didn't take an opportunity to spread God's Word. So I ask you to please lend me your eyes and your mind for just a few minutes and read below:
God created this universe and everything in it, including each one of us. Because He wanted to, and He could.
We were created with free will, a conscience that convicts us, and the law written on each of our hearts.
We were created to seek Him and reach out for Him - though He is not far from any of us.
Sin entered the world via our free will, and as such so did death, dissease, aging, etc..
God hates sin.
God is Just, and as such must punish those who break His laws.
God Loves all of us, even though we're all sinners.
When we choose to sin, we reject God and show contempt for all He has given us.
God calls us to repent from our sins and put our trust in Him. This means more and more, we strive to sin less and less.
As a result we become better people, not perfect people.
Jesus came to preach the Gospel, and take the punishment that each one of us deserves for our sins.
The wages of sin is death.
Christianity is different in the respect that all other religions are "Work Righteous" meaning that the more good things one does, the better the chances he/she goes to heaven. We get heaven not because we're good people, but because we're wretched sinners who accept the fact that our sins are paid in full for through the blood of Jesus.
It may not make sense to yo, and you may not like it, but....
Have a Merry Christmas.
All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of His covenant.