Sometimes, we get our wires crossed regarding loads of things in life. Even in our Christian walk. Especially if you are a babe in Christ.
How does the belief system work?
What are the rituals?
Am I bonkers to think if I believe, will I go to heaven, if there is a heaven?
All valid questions…as no one should be made to feel silly or stupid in gaining knowledge. It’s how you get the most out of what you need to know. They are the first steps to having a strong, unwavering faith.
Part of our belief system is having faith in our sweet Lord and saviour, is knowing his inspired word~The Holy Bible, is that you have the same absolute faith that it ‘does what it says on the tin’.
Genesis 1:1= In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 1:15= And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Psalms 113:6= Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth!
Acts 7:49 & 50= Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? ~:50= Hath not my hand made all these things?
1 Corinthians 15:1~4= Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; ~:2= By which ye also are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. ~:3= For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures: ~:4= And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to scriptures:
1 Corinthians 15:21= For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
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So, now that we know by scripture that there is a heaven and as believers we will join the heavenly host when we (as Shakespeare would say:) ‘shuffle off this mortal coil’, (die).
What of Hell then and does that exist as the fire and brimstone preachers would have you hear? You bet’cha. So how do you keep from doing the backstroke in the lake of fire for eternity?
Job 11:8 & 9= It is as high as heaven;what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? ~9=The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
Psalm 9:7= But the LORD shall endure forever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
Psalm 9:17= The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Matthew 25:41= (And Christ states:) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
(notice how hell was originally created for when Lucifer went bad and convinced some angels to join him in the darkness, we now know Lucifer as Satan)
Revelation 20:14 & 15= And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.~:15= And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
(The second death is reference to : you die once on earth and a terrible second death going to hell. for simply not being able to find it in your heart to take Jesus into your heart.)
You can live without God, but you shouldn’t die without God.
Acts 20:32= And now, bretheren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
John 3:16= For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I now recommend you read the Gospel of John.
I will expound a bit more on the gospel message in the next post. If spared that is!
Every blessing XxVal