<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Heaven or Hell: Live Forever

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Do you feel like you are a good person? Most people do. They think to themselves "God wouldn't send me to hell." Well, let's look at the Ten Commandments of God to see how good you are in the sight of God. Have you ever told a lie in your life? Have you ever stolen something? How about a white lie or stolen something small? Jesus said, If you look at someone with lust, you have already committed adultery in your heart with them. Have you done that? Jesus also said, if you hate someone, you have already murdered them in your heart. Have you ever hated someone? Have you ever used God's holy name in vain as a cussword? That is blasphemy and very serious. Have you ever dishonored your parents or envied what someone else has? Have you ever had something in your life more important to you than God? That is an idol in your life. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

        If you and I were to go rob a bank, kill the tellers, and get caught on video doing it, how much mercy would a judge have on us? We could blame society, our parents, or even say "there are others doing it." Would the judge care? No. In the same way, we are guilty of sin before God who is the judge. We will die and stand before him guilty. What if we were in that courtroom after robbing the bank and a stranger came up to the judge and asked to pay our fine so that we could go free even though we are guilty? That would be amazing, wouldn't you agree? That is exactly what Jesus did 2000 years ago. God became man and died to pay the debt of sin we have all committed before God. We are guilty and need God's forgiveness. So we can humble ourselves and ask forgiveness for our sin, or we can be prideful and end up in hell. The choice is ours. Someone reading this may think, "Well this loving God wouldn't send me to hell." If you are thinking that you just broke the second of the Ten Commandments which says not to create a god. You used your imagination to create a god that would not send you to hell even though you refuse to turn away from sin and get right with Jesus. Jesus' price he paid at the cross is the only way God will accept us on judgment day. There are maybe others out there that say, I don't believe in Jesus. I say to you, you have never met him. When you meet him, you will believe. You can look at a building, or a house, and know there had to be an architect. You can also look at a painting and know there had to be a painter. In the same way, you can look at creation, and know there had to be a creator.

        You may be reading this and are a mystic, a Hindu, or into witchcraft. If you are willing to turn from these things and turn to Jesus, God will forgive the sin in your life. and give you a chance at eternal life in heaven. Others may be reading this and feel you have done too much to be forgiven. There is no such thing as doing to much to be forgiven. God will forgive you no matter what you have done if you come to him. Maybe you're a homosexual, a prostitute, a junkie, an adulterer, a witch, or addicted to porn. Jesus can set you free from that sin and give you what you need to live a holy life, if you turn to him.

        Now I want to speak to those that call themselves "Christians." I have met many in the Bible belt that call themselves Christians, but are getting high, drunk, having sex outside of marriage, look at porn, have a foul mouth, or simply do things Jesus would never do. Let me assure you that you are not saved. Jesus calls you a hypocrite. You say one thing with your mouth, but you deny Christ with your life. Not only are you going to hell, but you are causing others to not want to accept Christ because they see a fake in front of them. If you turn from your sin and become a true follower of Christ, you can be forgiven.

        Now I want to talk to those that are religious. Christianity is not a religion, but it is a relationship with God. Adam and Eve lost the relationship they had with God and Jesus paid the price for that to be restored. You can go to hell with baptismal waters on your face, a communion wafer in your mouth, sitting in a church pew, and singing from a hymnal. Those things will not save you. Jesus said, in Matthew 7: 21. "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. 22. "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 23. "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'

        The two problems Jesus had with these religious people he cast into hell was that they: Did not know him, and they practice lawlessness. In other words they had no relationship with Jesus and they lived in sin. So I ask you, if you claim to be a Christian, what has Jesus been speaking to you lately? If you claim to be a Christian, are you living holy according to what the Bible calls holy? If not friend, you need to get right with God. Many reading this know you need to get some things right with God. Don't put things off! You are not promised tomorrow. Get right with Jesus now! Like you see in the picture in the middle of this page, God is looking for humility and repentance. Repentance means turning away from and forsaking sin. Only the shed blood of Jesus from the cross can wash away your sin. Also, you must forgive others of what they have done to you, before you can be forgiven. Forgiveness is a choice. Here is a prayer you can pray to get right with God:

        Dear Jesus, I have sinned toward you, others and even myself. I have not kept your commands. I ask your forgiveness today. Wash me holy in your blood, which is like spiritual soap that can make me clean and wash all my sins away. Let me be born again and new in you. Give me a fresh start. Please fill and baptize me in you Holy Spirit so I can be used of you. Deliver me from all the works of satan so that I can be free to live a holy life. I give you my life and make you my God today. I renounce satan, all his kingdom, and his works. I am yours now Jesus. In your name I pray. Amen.

        Now if you have prayed that prayer and meant it, you are forgiven. You need to get involved and faithfully attend a powerful on fire church that is in revival. You need to pursue getting water baptized as soon as possible. Get a Bible and begin to read it. You can start with the book of John. Start taking the Lord's Supper on a regular basis- once a week or so. Make sure and get all the sin out of your life. Burn any pornography, witchcraft or occult materials, and any false god materials. Flush illegal drugs down the toilet, dump alcohol down the drain, and throw away any tobacco products. Throw away the old ungodly music, movies, and quite watching T.V. shows or movies Jesus wouldn't watch. If you live holy, you can maintain your walk with God. The only sex God will accept is between a man and wife in marriage. Any other sexual activity (including looking with lust or masturbation) needs to be removed from your life completely. You must love Jesus more than any sin. He must be the only God of your life. If you need to talk to someone or need deliverance from past sins in your life like addictions to drugs or alcohol, witchcraft, sexual perversions, or anything evil that seems to control you, you can Contact us.

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