Keep On! If ya gonna preach the Word of God sooner or later you’ll get into trouble. I was at a church in Lawton, Oklahoma years ago and I made this comment. “I don’t believe a Christian can be right with the Lord if he or she is not spending time alone with the Lord daily/” It hit the fan with one two ladies in that church and all hell broke loose. You may not agree with it either and that’s OK with me! The Apostle Paul was considered an evil doer and was thrown into prison for preaching the Word of God but that didn’t stop him. Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds: but the Word of God is not bound! Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sake, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory! Pastors, Don’t get down in the dumps when you’re attacked for preaching God’s Word! Keep your eyes on Jesus and keep on preaching!
Another Reason Why You Should Read God’s Word! All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Doubting Thomas said this to Jesus, “Lord, we don’t know where you’re going, so how can we know the way?”
In other words, “How can we get to heaven?” In our day and time there’s many different religions and they have their own ideas. Some believe you have to be baptized in water to go to heaven and some believe you don’t. Some believe you must be a member of a certain church and some don’t. Some believe you can work your way into heaven and some don’t. Some believe if they give enough money that will get them in.
I appreciate doubting Thomas and I appreciate the questions he asked, but I appreciate the Lord even more for taking the time to answer his questions.
Jesus said to Thomas, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father except through me.”
This my friends is the gospel in a nutshell and this is how a person can get into heaven Jesus is the key!
Some folks believe God has lost control. He hasn’t lost control, He’s still in the saddle. He’s just letting things come to a head like a pimple on someones face or a boil on someones rear end.
One day He’ll get fed up with it all and He’ll come back and put down all rebellion! This is a fact, Jack!
I’ve been pondering this subject of illegal immigration. Question: Is it that the people in the US don’t want these people here? No! They don’t care if they come as long as they come in legally.
Question: Should a person be driving around without a drivers license and insurance?
Question: Should anyone be allowed to come in your house uninvited and eat what they want out of your fridge and sleep in your spare bedroom?
I think about heaven. Heaven is a perfect place filled with God’s glory and grace. Folks want to go there but not everyone’s gonna make it.
You see, for a person to get into heaven they must have the right documentation, and that is Jesus Christ living in their hearts. You see, NO JESUS, NO Entry!
So, I guess you could say that we Gentiles are illegal immigrants trying to get into a place we really don’t deserve.
The only way we obtain entrace into this place we don’t deserve is one way, and that’s knowing the King.
I’m here to tell ya, if ya don’t know Him, He’s gonna say, “Depart from me, I never knew it!”
You can moan, groan, cry and beg but if you don’t know Him, You’re Not Getting In!
God is the good Shepherd and we as Christians are referred to as His sheep. I wouldn’t get all heads over heels about that and here’s why. Sheep are defenseless and stupid. They don’t know their behinds for a hole in the ground. I’m not going to heaven because I’m a smart sheep, I’m going there because of a wonderful Shepherd, and that Shepherds name is Jesus Christ.