GREAT QUESTIONS THAT PEOPLE ASK ABOUT THE BIBLE
 
This page displays a list of some of the great questions that people ask about the Bible and Christianity

Does God hear the prayers of sinners?
Did the Ressurrection of Jesus Christ really happen?
Is Jesus really God, or was He just a good man and great teacher?
Does the Bible teach that there is only one way to Heaven?
Is there evidence that God does exist?
Is the Bible really the Word of God, since it was written by men?
Why is Abortion wrong?
If I really love my boyfriend/girlfriend, is it okay with God that we live together?
If God is real and He wants for us to know Him, why do some people not believe in Him?
Will Jesus return to the earth?
What is the Rapture and when will it happen?
Are we living in the "Last Days"
What is the Battle of Armageddon, when will it happen?
Who is the antichrist?
What is the definition of a Religious cult?
Why are there so many religions and Church denominations.
Does satan really exist?
How could a loving God send anyone to Hell?
What does Heaven look like?
What will happen to me when I die?
Will I see a bright light at the end of a long tunnel when I die?
I have been through a divorce, would the Lord allow me to marry again.
I have been through a divorce, could I still be a pastor or serve God in leadership?
I was molested as a child how can I move on and find healing in my life?
I came from an abusive relationship and it is hard for me to trust anyone again.
Is it okay for a Christian to date a non-Christian?
Can a Christian drink alchohol?
I have been hurt in my church, should I leave?
I was hurt by another Christian and It hard for me to be their friend again
What will we be doing in Heaven?
Why is Jesus spoken of as "The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world?"
Is it oaky for a Christian to smoke?
Can a Homosexual be forgiven and have eternal life?
Does the Bible really teach that Homosexuality or Lesbianism is a sin?
Why does Bill Maher hate Christians?
Why are many Hollywood movie stars and other celebrities atheists or agnostic?

More than 1,000 of the Best Questions ever asked
Questions about God
Questions about Jesus Christ
Questions about the Holy Spirit
Questions about Christian Living
Questions about Creation Part 1
Questions about Creation Part 2
Questions about the Bible and Science
Questions about Death, Heaven, Hell, and Eternal Life
Questions about Angels, Demons, and the Power of Satan
Questions about Angels, Demons, and the Power of Satan

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Does God hear the prayers of sinners?

Some people say that the Lord will not hear the prayers of a sinner.  In the Book of 2 Kings, Jehoahaz was and evil, godless king, notice what happened:

2 Kings 13

1 In the twenty-third year of Joash[a] the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, Jehoahaz the son of Jehu became king over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years.
2 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin. He did not depart from them.
3 Then the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel, and He delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of Ben-Hadad the son of Hazael, all their days.
4 So Jehoahaz pleaded with the LORD, and the LORD listened to him; for He saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them.
5 Then the LORD gave Israel a deliverer, so that they escaped from under the hand of the Syrians; and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents as before...

If the Lord did not listen to prayers of sinners, then no one would ever be heard by the Lord.  Actually, in the Bible we see that the Lord listens to all those who turn to him in humility, and a sincere desire to know Him and recieve His love and forgivness of sin throuhg the sacriifice of His Son Jesus Christ.

No matter what you may have done in your life, you can be assured that the Lord will hear you if you call upon Him.  

Remember that Jesus died for the sins of THE WHOLE WORLD.  This means that at the Cross, Jesus was paying for the sins of every person who has ever been born on the earth.  In reality, all of your sins have already been judged and paid for by Jesus.  All you need to do today is ask Jesus to forgive you of all of your sins, and be willing to turn from them and to follow Him for the rest of your life, and He will give you ETERNAL LIFE.

If you would like to know that all of your sins are forgiven and that you have eternal life, you can pray a very simple prayer and He will hear you right now and come into your heart and give you a brand new life.

"Dear Lord Jesus, please forgive me for all of my sins.  I want to accept you as my Lord and my Savior.  Thank you Jesus for dying for me on the Cross.  I believe what the Bible says, that you died for me and that you rose from the dead, and that I have my sins forgiven and eternal life, just by believing in Your Sacrifice for me.  

I pray this in Your name Jesus, Amen"

According to the authority of the Word of God, if you prayed that oprayer and you meant it, you are saved. Heaven is now your destiny, and you will live in the Glory of your Father forever.


Did the Ressurrection of Jesus Christ really happen?

All of Christianity rests on the answer to this single question.  Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:

1Corinthians 15:14-20
14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.
15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up...
17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.
20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

If Jesus did not raise from the dead as He promised that He would, then trusting in Jesus Christ is a colossal waste of time.

Is there a way that we can know for sure that Jesus did raise from the dead and that all of His claims and promises are true?  Yes, we can know for sure and test whether or not the resurrection happened, in the same way we test any other historical event that happened.

How do you know that George Washington was a real man, that he was the first president of the United States of America, and that all the things that are claimed about Him are true?  

Funny isn't it that we just take for granted what is written in the history books, or when a teacher or professor tells us facts concerning George Washington, we naturally assume them to be true. The Question is, have you verified that these facts are true for yourself?  I would imagine that most people "assume" that the facts about George Washington, or any other historical figure, are true and come from reliable sources.

How do we know that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ really happened?  We look at the Historical record.  We examine the eye witness testimony of those who were there and determine if their account is accurate and reliable.

In 1833, Dr. Simon Greeleaf was appointed to the Royal professorship and Dane professor at Harvard University.  Dr Greenleaf contributed extensively to the development of Harvard Law School and was the chief counsel in the Supreme court case Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge in 1837.

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In 1848, Dr Greeleaf retired from his active duties and became a full time professor of law.  Dr. Greeleaf was an Atheist who did not believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and was challenged by one of his students to try and disprove the Resurrection from the historical record.

Upon examination of the historical record and eye witness testimony of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Dr. Greenleaf came to the concussion that Jesus Christ did exist in history, was crucified on a Roman Cross, died and was laid in a tomb, then raised from the dead three days later.

Dr Greenleaf wrote the books "The Testimony of the Evangelists"  and "A Treatise on the Laws of Evidence", the former in three volumes from 1842-1853.  A Treatise on the Laws of Evidence is a standard textbook used in American Law through the nineteenth Century.  The basis for this college textbook, was the importance in determining how eyewitness testimony is examined for truthfulness, reliability and could be admitted in a court of law.  

Upon applying these strict rules for evidence to the eyewitness testimony of those who wrote that they had seen Jesus Crucified and raised from the dead, Dr. Greenleaf said that the events described in the four gospels of the New Testament are not just Religious documents of faith, but are historical eye witness accounts of an actual event that actually took place.  

Dr. Greenleaf further determined that the testimony in the four gospels are historical events, by credible eye witneses and that the reliability of these acoounts was so overwhelmingly accurate that they should be admitted in any court of law as credible testimony.

In conclusion, Dr Greeleaf determined that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ actually took place and that the testimony given in the gosepels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, are both credible and reliable.  As a result of Dr. Greenleaf's extensive work examining the facts of the Resurrection, he became a believer and follower of Jesus Christ.

There you go, from the historical record, from the facts of recorded history, Jesus Christ lived, died and rose from the dead.

Now, what about the claims of Jesus?  He claimed that He is the eternal God who created all things and that He is the only way to Heaven.

Colossians 1:16
For by Jesus all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

If what Jesus said concerning His resurrection is true, then what He said concerning who He is and That "No one come to the Father, except through Him, is also True.

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

I recently read that Hollywood actor Brad Pitt said that he is 80 percent Atheist and 20 percent Agnostic because he does not believe that we can really know for sure that God exists.  

God does exist, and He sent His only Son to die on a Roman Cross to pay for the sins of every human being that has ever lived on the earth.  Then as proof that Jesus is God and the Only Savior of the world, He raised Him from the dead three days later.  

This is an undisputabel matter of recorded history.  The real question now is, what will Brad Pitt and every other person who will live upon the earth do with Jesus Christ and the facts of His resurrection and claims that He is the only way to Heaven?



Is Jesus really God, or was He just a good man and great teacher?

Following Jesus is about relationship, not religion.  Believing in Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us, is unlike any religion of man.  Jesus Himself, is not like any man that has ever lived.

First, even though Jesus is fully man, the Bible also describes Him as fully God.  One of the mysteries of the Universe is how the infinite God of the Universe could contain Himself within the body of a human being.

It was impossible that Jesus could offer His life in exchange for all of our lives, unless He became one of us, a man redeeming mankind.

Second, according to the pattern laid out in the Old Testament, all sacrifices offered to God must be perfect, without spot or blemish.  Jesus, living as God in Human flesh, would have to undergo all the same trials and temptations that each one of us experience, yet for His entire life, He must be without sin.

If Jesus had succumbed to any sin at any time, He would have been disqualified from being our Savior.  The Father demanded perfection of Jesus as our Sacrifice, just as He demands perfection of everyone who will be admitted into Heaven.

This is the reason that Jesus must have been born of a Virgin as predicted in the Old Testament. If Jesus was conceived by the normal process of human conception, he would have inherited the sin nature from Adam that all of us possess, disqualifying Jesus to be anyone's savior. Because Mary conceived by the Holy spirit, Jesus was missing the sin nature of man, and could be the Savior, if He maintained an entire life of sinlessness.

This makes Jesus far superior to any other man or woman or religion which claims to have the power to grant eternal life.  Jesus is the only man to ever live a perfect sinless life.

No one during Jesus life was ever able to attribute any sin to Jesus at any time.

John 8:46
(Jesus speaking) Which of you convicts Me of sin?

1Peter 1:18-19
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Peter understood that the Old Testament requirement of God was that the sacrifice had to be perfect.

Only Jesus was perfect in all of His 33 1/2 years upon the earth.  No other man that has ever lived can match that record, therefore there is no one else qualified to be the Savior of the World.  This is why we do not follow a Religion, a Church or any other person, we follow the perfect, spotless Jesus.

In both the Old and the New Testaments, Jesus is described as being "God in Human Flesh".

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

600 years before Jesus was born, Isaiah describes Jesus as being both "A Son". Before Jesus was given to us as "A Child", he had already been the Son of God for all of Eternity.  

Jesus was not just a Son, Isaiah says, He is also called "Mighty God".  It was correctly understood that when the Savior came into the world, He would be God Himself, offering His life for us.

In the New Testament, as Paul is writing to the new Hebrew Christians in the Book of Hebrews, this is how Paul describes Jesus:

Hebrews 1:5
For to which of the angels did He ever say: “You are My Son

Therfore Jesus is NOT and Angel, nor was He ever an Angel.

Hebrews 1:8
But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

The verse above in Hebrews 1:8, the Father calls the Son, God, interesting.

In John Chapter 10 the Pharisees took up stones to kill Jesus and He asks them "For which of the things He had done are they desiring to kill Him..."

John 10:32-33
32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”
33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

Did you get that?  

The Pharisees took up stones to kill Jesus because they understood that He was claiming to Be God in Human flesh.

So, for anyone that says that Jesus never claimed to be God, or that  this doctrine is not taught in the Bible, that Jesus is the Eternal God, this verse proves that Jesus believed He was God, and John who wrote the eye witness testimony of Jesus also believed that Jesus is God.

When Paul wrote to the Colossians, it was to correct the teaching of some who had come into the church there and also claimed that Jesus was not God.  Listen to how Paul describes Jesus in Colossians 1, verse 16:

Colossians 1:16
For by Jesus all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him

In order for Jesus to be able to be the One who created "All Things", He would have been in existence before "All Things", Jesus is not a created being, He is the Eternal God, Creator of Heaven and Earth.

Paul repeatedly taught the fact that Jesus is unlike any other man, He is God:

Titus 2:13
Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

1Timothy 2:5
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

This is why Jesus is the Only way to Heaven, because only Jesus was without sin, God in Human flesh, and why the sacrifice of His life as the eternal God was valuable enough to save every person who ever lived on the earth.



Does the Bible teach that there is only one way to Heaven?

Yes, the Bible Claims that there is just one way To Heaven, through Jesus Christ.

In one of the questions above: "Is Jesus God?", we describe the fact that Jesus was without sin, God in Human flesh, and unlike any other human being.  These attributes are the reason that Jesus is the Only way to Heaven.

According to the Bible, the Word of God, the only way that any person can go to Heaven, is if all of their sins have been removed.

Since it is not possible for any one of us to do anything personally to remove our sins, we do not have the capacity to meet the requirements laid out by God.

When a person says that they are a "Good person", their definition of what is good, is different from what God defines as a "good person"

Psalms 14:3
They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one.

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...

Isaiah 64:6
But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags.

One day a rich young ruler came to Jesus and said to Him:

Luke 18:18-19
18 Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
19 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.

In other words Jesus told him, 'Why do you call me good, only God is Good, do you recognize me as God and that is why you say I am good, or do you think that a man can be good, which is not the case..."

In order to be classified as a truly "Good Person", we must be perfect, that is morally perfect in every way, from the day of our birth through the last day of our death.

Most of us understand that on this basis, not one human being has ever met the qualifications of being "A Good Person". Only Jesus lived a perfect sinless life, therefore, only He has met the requirements to be truly good enough to offer His life in exchange for ours.

The incredible truth of the Bible is that when any person places their trust in what Jesus has done for them on the Cross, that person is seen by God as "Righteous", they become truly a "Good person".

The New Testament term "Born Again", from John 3:16 carried with it, the fact that when you trust Jesus sacrifice for your sins, you become a "New Creation".

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Man in  his present state, as a sinner, cannot enter heaven.  No one who has sinned can enter the presence of God.  We see this illustrated in the Old Testament example of the Tabernacle, where no one could enter the presence of God in the Holy of Holies, without a sacrifice to cover their sins.

The Book of Hebrews describes the fact that when Jesus died for us on the Cross, and He ascended into heaven, that he brought the blood of His sacrifice for us into the true Tabernacle that is in heaven, and placed His blood upon the altar.

Hebrews 9:11-12
11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption

On that third day after His crucifixion, Jesus ascended back to Heaven and brought with Him  His own blood to place upon the Altar there in Heaven for us, Amazing!

At the moment Jesus died on the Cross, the eyewitness testimony of those who were in the Temple in Jerusalem at this time, said that the curtain that separated the Holy of Holies from the inner court, was torn in-two from top to bottom.

Matthew 27:51
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split...

This meant that after Jesus made his sacrifice for us at the Cross, all of our debt to God had been paid for in full.  From that moment on, there was no separation from God for anyone who came through faith in Jesus sacrifice.  All those who come to God through Jesus sacrifice are now "Good Enough" to enter the presence of God.

Paul wrote that now that Jesus has made His Sacrifice for us, we can come to the Lord's throne of Grace anytime we desire, because there is no longer any separation between us and God.

Hebrews 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

You might believe that you have done things so terrible in your life that God could never forgive you.  The truth is, that Jesus Sacrifice paid for the sins of EVERY PERSON WHO HAS EVER LIVED.

The only thing that is preventing you from obtaining this complete forgiveness and complete removal of all your sin from your record is for you to say "yes" to Jesus, "I accept you as my Lord and Savior, and I believe that you died for me..."

The price has been paid for all your sins, all you have to do is believe it and accept it.

Ephesians 2:8
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

So, in consideration of the question "Why is Jesus the only way to heaven?", the answer is that only Jesus meant all of the requirements previously described in the Bible to be the Savior.  No other person on the earth ever came close, and that is why no other person, religion or church can save you, only Jesus sacrifice.

The reason that we cannot come to God ourselves on our own terms, no matter how sincere we are, is that even in our deepest sincerity we still cannot remove our own sin.  Only Jesus sacrifice was costly enough to pay the debt we owed.

The final things that Jesus said when He was hanging on the Cross was this:

John 19:30
So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

The Greek word for "Finished" is "Tetelestai".

The idea behind Tetelestai is that a person has a contract in which they owe a debt, and that debt is paid in full.  Stamped then upon the former contract of debt are the words "Paid In Full".

When you surrender your life to Jesus Christ, your sins are not just simply covered, they are removed as if they never existed, pretty cool!

The Bible describes this transaction that takes place when you believe in Jesus Sacrifice as payment for your sins and accept Him as your Savior as you having been "Justified"

JUST-AS-IF-I-HAD -NEVER-SINNED

Thank you Father that you made one simple, easy to understand way to make it to Heaven; a simple faith and trust in Jesus sacrifice.

Romans 10:9
...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved


Is there evidence that God does exist?

This is really a suprising question from my vantage point as somone who has studied the Bible for 34 years.  The evidence is really quite stunning and overwhelming.  So much so, that this particular question will probrably have the longest and most detailed answer.

The evidence is so extensive that I will include a Sub Menu with the various topics for "Evidence that God exists"

In Creation
In Science
In Mathematics
In Your Body
In the Universe
In The Bible



In Creation

The Sun has not been in our solar system forever, the Universe has not been here forever.  If the Universe had been here forever, Then the Sun in our solar system would have burned out already, in fact all of the stars in the Universe would have already burned out.

The second law of thermodynamics, the law of Entropy states that everything in the Universe is wearing out, winding down, running out of energy.  Over time, energy becomes less and less usable.

This means that the Universe had to have a Beginning.  It took the scientist quite a long time to admit this, but most credible scientists today admit that the Universe must have had a beginning.

How does the Bible start?

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning...

How did the Bible know there was a beginning?  Perhaps we should pay some attention to this book!

How did the Beginning, Begin?  With a "Big Bang?"

Where did the energy for the "Big Bang" come from? Why did it Bang just then?  How did you get the human brain out of a "Big Bang?'

It is not possible that energy was just hanging out somewhere in the vastness of Space waiting to make a Big Bang because the energy would have entropied.

We are then driven by logic that there was a time when Nothing existed, because "Things" wear out.

The next step then is that you cannot get "Everything" out of "Nothing".  There had to be "Someone".

Someone who has no beginning and no end.  How does God introduce Himself to Moses in the Bible?

Exodus 3:14
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”

"I am the self existent One, without beginning, without end..."

As human beings, we cannot comprehend this kind of being, with no beginning and no end. Someone who has the power, knowledge and technology to create "Everything" out of "Nothing".

It is interesting that in the first line of the first book in the Bible, it says this:

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

In the original language that this verse was written in, Hebrew, the word "Created" is "Bara", which  means to "Create from Nothing".

How did the Bible know that the Universe was created from nothing, since energy could not have existed before, just waiting for a Big Bang, since all energy runs down over time?

Psalms 19:1-6
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run   its race.
6 Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

2 Corinthians 4:18
while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

The Power, Wisdom, Glory, and Intelligence of God, His capacity to create is evident by the intricate, balanced, well ordered and detailed creation that we see all around us.  And this all happened by accident?  Illogical!

We can see more than enough evidence in Creation that an intelligence made everything, but these things do not tell us about Him as a person.  His Love, His Passion, His Patience, His Purpose, for mankind and what has gone wrong between us and Him and more importantly, how that relationship can be restored.  These things we can only know by His Word.

Jesus said this:

John 4:24
God is Spirit...

Interesting because a "Spirit" cannot entropy.  The Bible says that we are Spirit beings living inside a physical body.  It takes an intelligent revelation to know God.  He must reveal Himself to us.  Man by wisdom cannot find God, He must chose to reveal Himself to us.  So that we can understand Him, His Love and His purpose, and He will have to do it with "Words".

Why Words?  We will answer this question and many more as we come back to this subject later...


In Science




In Mathematics




In Your Body




In the Universe




In The Bible




Is the Bible really the Word of God, since it was written by men?

There is really a very simple way that we can test the Bible to see if it is the Word of God, or is ist just the word of man.  Predictive Prophecy.

If I told you that I am God, you could test my claim by testing my power.  An Almighty God who knows all things would be able to tell me what was going to happen in the future with precision.

The Bible is unlike any other book in the World in that it claims to be able to tell us not only what is going to happen in our futiure, but the entire future of planet earth, and the Universe itself.

There is no other document that has ever been found that has a record of 100 percent accuracy in the prediction of future events.  The God of the Bible asks the question "Who will you compare to me..."

Isaiah 46:9-10
9 Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done

This God claims that the ability to tell us what will happen in the future and do so with 100 percent accuracy, is a quaity that only God posseses.  There have been many men and women throughout history who have claimed to be able to tell us what is going to happen in the future. If you will examine their success rate it is just about 50 percent.  Most of us could predict events that might happen in our future and our rate of accuracy would also be just about 50 percent.

In the Old Testament, the Lord established for Israel a way that they could tell a true prophet from a false prophet.

Deuteronomy 18:21-22
21 And if you say in your heart, “How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’—
22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him

If what someone says is going to happen does not come to pass 100 oercent of the time that person is a False Prophet, don't listen to them.

On that basis, we can test the Bible to see what it says, whether or not it happened exactly the way that it said that it would happen.

Of the more than 3,550 Predictive Prophecies in the Bible, over 2,500 of these have alredy happened in the past.  When we examine what was said with what actually happened in history, we find that not one prophecy has failed.  With amazing precision and accuracy, over 2,500 of the 3,500 prdictions that the Bible has made so far, have already been fulfilled perfectly.

What is the likelyhood that this was an accident, a coincidence, or happenstance?  When you compute mathematically the odds that even eight of the 300 Old Testament prophecies that Jesus fulfilled in His life, minstry, death and resurrection, could have happend exactly the way the Bible predicte, thes oddds are 10 to the seventeeth power.  

That is a 10 with 17 zeros's behind it.  

10,000,000,000,000,000,00

In the evolutionary theory of the estimated age of the universe, allowing enough time for enough mutations in cells to occur, producing all of the variety of life we see present on the earth, the evolutionist have estimated that the age of the Universe is 10 to the 17th power, seconds old.

What then would happen if we computed the odds of 2,500 prophecies coming to pass of the 3,500 made so far, with 100 percent accuracy?  That number is so large that it is beyond the possibitly of chance.

Take for example, one of the most amazing Old Testament prophecies regarding the City of Tyre in the Bible.

In the prophecy of Tyre, the Bible makes 28 specific predictions regarding what God says that He is going to do to this city.

These deatails are so specific, that only someone who has advanced knowledge of future events, an interdimensional being who lives outside time, could have possibly know that these things were going to happen.

Each of the 28 predictions by God are highlighted in Bold Underline:

Ezekiel 26:1-14
A Message for Tyre
1 On February 3, during the twelfth year of King Jehoiachin's captivity, this message came to me from the LORD:
2 "Son of man, Tyre has rejoiced over the fall of Jerusalem, saying, `Ha! She who controlled the rich trade routes to the east has been broken, and I am the heir! Because she has been destroyed, I will become wealthy!'
3 "Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am your enemy, O Tyre, and 1. I will bring many nations against you, like the waves of the sea crashing against your shoreline.
4 2. They will destroy the walls of Tyre and 3. tear down its towers. 4. I will scrape away its soil and make it a bare rock!
5 5. The island of Tyre will become uninhabited. 6. It will be a place for fishermen to spread their nets, for I have spoken, says the Sovereign LORD. 7. Tyre will become the prey of many nations,
6 and 8 its mainland villages will be destroyed by the sword. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
7 "For the Sovereign LORD says: 9 I will bring King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon--the king of kings from the north--against Tyre with his cavalry, chariots, and great army.
8 10 First he will destroy your mainland villages. 11 Then he will attack you by building a siege wall, 12 constructing a ramp, and 13 raising a roof of shields against you.
9 14 He will pound your walls with battering rams and 15 demolish your towers with sledgehammers.
10 16 The hooves of his cavalry will choke the city with dust, and 17 your walls will shake as the horses gallop through your broken gates, pulling chariots behind them.
11 18 His horsemen will trample every street in the city. 19 They will butcher your people, and  20 your famous pillars will topple.
12 21 "They will plunder all your riches and merchandise and 22 break down your walls. 23 They will destroy your lovely homes and 24 dump your stones and timbers and even your dust into the sea.
13 25 I will stop the music of your songs. No more will the sound of harps be heard among your people.
14 26 I will make your island a bare rock, 27 a place for fishermen to spread their nets. 28 You will never be rebuilt, for I, the LORD, have spoken! This is the word of the Sovereign LORD. NLT

Let recap and list the predictions the Lord makes here concerning Tyre:

1. I will bring many nations against you, like the waves of the sea crashing against your shoreline.
2. They will destroy the walls of Tyre and
3. tear down its towers.
4. I will scrape away its soil and make it a bare rock!
5. The island of Tyre will become uninhabited.
6. It will be a place for fishermen to spread their nets, for I have spoken, says the Sovereign LORD.
7. Tyre will become the prey of many nations,
8 its mainland villages will be destroyed by the sword. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
 "For the Sovereign LORD says:
9 I will bring King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon--the king of kings from the north--against Tyre with his cavalry, chariots, and great army.
10 First he will destroy your mainland villages.
11 Then he will attack you by building a siege wall,
12 constructing a ramp, and
13 raising a roof of shields against you.
14 He will pound your walls with battering rams and
15 demolish your towers with sledgehammers.
16 The hooves of his cavalry will choke the city with dust, and  your walls will shake as the horses gallop through your broken gates, pulling chariots behind them.
17 His horsemen will trample every street in the city.
18 They will butcher your people, and    
19 your famous pillars will topple.
21 "They will plunder all your riches and merchandise and
22 break down your walls.
23 They will destroy your lovely homes and
24 dump your stones and timbers and even your dust into the sea.
25 I will stop the music of your songs. No more will the sound of harps be heard among your people.
26 I will make your island a bare rock,
27 a place for fishermen to spread their nets.
28 You will never be rebuilt,

Not only did the Lord speak of this prophecy here in Ezekiel chapter 28 years before it happened, He also fulfilled all 28 points of this prophecy perfectly and in every detail!

Tyre and Israel during the time of king David were joint partners in shipping their merchandise throughout the Mediterranean sea.

As a result, both Tyre and Israel became extremely wealthy and prosperous, as they really had no other competition except each other..

Every since Israel had first come out of Egypt, they had began to fall away from the Lord and go back again into worshipping false gods.

The nation of israel had seen the Babylonians and how they lived, and they had began to desire the gods that the Babylonians were worshipping.

So the Lord began to tell Israel in chapters 23 and 24 of Ezekiel: “You like the babylonians, you got them”.

The Lord sends king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to take Israel and all of her people captive back to Babylon.

The nation of Israel, Gods people, are allowed to be taken captive by Babylon, a pagan nation, because the Lord was seeking to get their attention, to correct them, to draw them back to Himself.

How does the city of Tyre fit into all of this?

If you study your history books you will find that: The name “Tyre” means “A Rock”.   Tyre was built upon a rock.

The city of Tyre was really 2 cities:

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The main city of Tyre was on the mainland about 25 miles north of Israel on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, built upon bedrock.

The other part of the city of Tyre was built upon an island about 1/2 mile offshore of the mainland city of Tyre.

Joshua Said In The Book of Joshua That The City of Tyre on the mainland was “A Fortified City” (Joshua 19:29)

There were over 40,000 people that lived in the 2 cities of Tyre.

The city of Tyre was where king Solomon of Israel had received “The cedar timbers” from king Hiram that were used in the construction of the temple in Jerusalem.

As the Lord has sent king Nebuchadnezzar to attack Israel and take her captive for her falling away from Him, news of this siege reached the city of Tyre.

In Ezekiel chapter 26 as Tyre learns of Israel's siege by Nebuchadnezzar, they begin to “rejoice”.

Remember Tyre had become an extremely wealthy city  as well as Jerusalem, because of all of the trading ships that passed through the waters off their coasts carrying all of their goods to places all over the world.

When news of Jerusalem’s fall reaches Tyre, the people that lived in the cities of Tyre began to rejoice saying “our competition is gone, now we will make all of the profit from our trading ships ourselves”

There is something about the Lord that as He is dsiciplining His people, He just does not like it very much when others see him correcting his people they begin to rejoice over their trial…

Never the less, rejoice and throw a party is exactly what the city of Tyre does after they hear that Israel was taken captive to Babylon.

In Ezekiel 26:2-3 the Lord declares that “He is against Tyre” because they were rejoicing over Jerusalem’s fall.

The Lord then begins to predict this amazing prophecy that we first took a look at in chapter 28 of Ezekiel:

The Lord will send Nebuchadnezzar to the mainland villages of Tyre.

    “Then He will attack Tyre by building a siege wall and constructing a ramp…”.

    “He will leave the main city in rubble.”

    “Even the dirt from the ground of the main city of Tyre will be scrapped off leaving only the      flat bare rock underneath.”

    “They will dump your stones and timbers and dirt into the sea”

About 2 1/2 to 3 years after the Lord predicted this prophecy against Tyre in 588 b.c., Nebuchadnezzar began his siege of Tyre.

The way in which the Babylonians overcame a city was to surround it, cut off their food supply, and gradually starve the people into surrender.

This was the method that Nebuchadnezzar used as he eventually overcame Jerusalem.  The Babyloninas surrounded the city of Jerusalem, and cut off their food supply.  When Jerusalm used up all of their food 2 years later, they became so hungry they were eating their own children, which incidentally the Lord had also also predicted.

Jerusalem became so weakened by starvation that Nebuchadnezzar easily overcame the cityand took it captive.

The city of Tyre was a completely different matter… Tyre was on the coast of the mediterranean sea. The walls of the city went all the way up to the sea completely cutting off Tyre from any land attack.

As He had done with Jerusalem, Nebuchadnezzar cut off all of Tyre’s food and water supply on the mainland, but he could not cut off Tyre’s food supply from the sea because their Phoenician navy was so powerful.

Tyre also had plenty of fresh water suppl.  Archeologists have discovered an underground spring in the ruins of Tyre that produces over 10 million gallons of fresh water per day!

The siege by Nebuchadnezzar over Tyre took 13 years.

Finally, the people of Tyre grew tired of all of the noise and dust from outside their walls, so they began to move the city from the mainland, 1/2 mile off shore to the island city of Tyre.

tyre_two_cities

By the time Nebuchadnezzar had overcome the walls of the old city most of the people and the riches of the city had moved out to the island.

Nebuchadnezzar began systematically, to  completely destroy the old city of Tyre reducing it to ruins.

He broke down the walls.
He destroyed all of the high towers.
He reduced the city to rubble.

Tyre on the island, continued to prosper.

Much of Ezekiel’s prophecy concerning Tyre had already been fulfilled in amazing detail as Nebuchadnezzar finally, after 13 years, did destroy the main city of Tyre on the mainland.

But…—there were still parts of the Lord’s prophecy of Tyre that were left unfulfilled.

The rubble and timbers from the city had not been thrown into the sea.
The dirt from the ground had not been scrapped up leaving only the exposed rocks.

In ezekiel 26:12-14 the Lord says that what he had said “will be done”.

Sometimes the Lord works in our life in exactly the same way.  When we don’t see immediate results after we pray and ask the Lord for help, we begin to think that either the Lord didn’t hear us, He can’t help, or doesn’t care!

Even though another 240 years has gone by, the Lord does exactly what He said that he would do!

Remember that only the mainland city of Tyre was destroyed, when the original Propheecy agains Tyre was that both the Island city of Tyre and  the mainland city pf Tyre 1/2 mile offshore woul destroyed.

240 years later, as Alexander the Great was conquering the entire world, he also came against the remaining island city of tyre out on the Island.

Alexander demanded that Tyre surrender to him, but they refused.

Alexander came up with the idea of taking all of the rubble from the old city of Tyre on the mainland that had been piled up from when Nebuchadnezzars destruction of the mainland city.  

Alexandar's me “threw all the rocks and timbers into the ocean, creating a causeway ½ mile long out to the island of the new city of Tyre

This causeway was over 2,600 feet long and up to 900 feet wide!

tyre_siege_wall

His soldiers went back to the mainland, “scraped the dirt from the ground of the old city to make a road out to the island, leaving only the exposed flat surface of the rock”.

Eventually Alexander overcame the city of Tyre and completely destroyed it, hust as the Lord had said would happen.

The Lord's prophecy was fulfilled “His way”, in “His timing, 240 years after he had first predicted it.

The Lord is not in a hurry but he most certainly will do all that he says because He is in control of every event of human history!

All 28 points of that amazing prophecy werefulfilled literally just as the lord said that it would!

The city of tyre never regained it’s position of wealth and power, just as the Lord said would happen.

The prophet Ezekiel had been given a glimpse into the future, 1,900 years ahead where he saw that the city of Tyre would be “A bald rock where fishermen would gather to open their nets.”

This is exactly what has happened.  If you go to the area where the old city of Tyre was, guess what the people there do for a living?  They cast their nets for fish, exactly what the Lord predicted in Ezekiel chapter 26:

Ezekiel 26
26 I will make your island a bare rock,
27 a place for fishermen to spread their nets


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Satelite View of Tyre Today showing the Island and the mainlad have become one.

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I will continue this article soon with more proof and details...


















Why is Abortion wrong?

Today many people feel that what was morally wrong a hundred years ago is acceptable today because society has changed and so also should social standards change.

When a woman becomes pregnant at the hands of a rapist, or in the case where we have the technology to know in advance that a fetus has a genetic birth defect and we could terminate this life before it ever comes into the world to experience pain and sorrow, are these not valid reasons to exercise the option of an abortion?

A woman may feel that it is her body and she has the right to decide what to do with her body. A single mother already has more children than she can care for, one more mouth to feed and clothe would only make a bad situation worse.

An abusive marriage would only bring a child into a world where it would be battered as the mother and other children have been.  When the life of the mother is in danger should she carry her baby to full term?

These are a few of the very important and valid reasons that are considered in the controversy of abortion.  Are there other factors though that should also be considered in the decision to end an human life.

That is the real issue here is it not, that we are considering whether or not to allow a human being to live?

Has the value of one human life become less important than the life of another human life in this modern, socially evolving society that we live in?  

Is not a woman who has within her own body, the body of another human being, a steward of that life, no matter what the circumstances were for how that life came into being?  What is the difference between a mother who cares for her child within her home and a mother who should care for her child inside of her own body?  

The Word of God says that all human life is precious and therefore deserves honor and dignity, protection and nurturing.

Psalms 139:1-17
1 O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
   You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
   And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
   But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
   And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
   It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
   Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
   If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9  If I take the wings of the morning,
    And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
    And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
    Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
    But the night shines as the day;
    The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
    You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    Marvelous are Your works,
    And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
    When I was made in secret,
    And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
    And in Your book they all were written,
    The days fashioned for me,
    When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
    How great is the sum of them!

In this beautiful Psalm, the Lord reveals that each human life is not an accident.  He is the One who formed us and fashioned us in the womb of our mother.  Whether that womb was in the woman raped, in danger of her life, or in an abusive relationship, the baby in that womb was formed and fashioned by God is Loved by Him.

In verse 16 the Lord reveals that all the days of each human life have purpose, that each one of these days were "Fashioned" for that tiny fetus inside the womb.  Therefore these lives are very precious and have infinite worth and should be honored, respected, protected and preserved with every ounce of strength that both the mother and all society possess.

The Psalm finishes by reminding each one of us that this life inside this woman is "Precious" to the creator of all things, if so valuable to Him, why not then equally as valuable to each one of us?

There have been many stories of children who have been born to woman who nearly terminated the pregnancy of that child. The decision was made to go ahead and carry the child to full term. The lives of these special children are told in the amazing stories of their existence.  How rich and full and meaningful their lives were, what great impacts they made on the lives of others as they had their chance to live and fulfill the life designed for each one of them.

There are countless broken hearted mothers and fathers on the earth today who have not been able to conceive and bear a child who would love and cherish the child in the womb of a woman wanting to terminate the life of that baby.

Every life is precious, every life has meaning , every life is greatly loved by the maker of all things.  To count each life as precious and allow it to come into the world for which it was made, it the highest and most honorable thing a woman could do.

Pastor Rob



If I really love my boyfriend/girlfriend, is it okay with God that we live together?

One of the greatest joys of this life is in finding and then experiencing love.  The emotions and feelings of man a woman who find each other are overwhelming.  The desire to express those feelings and share the love that is felt is at times impossible to hold back.  When the love is genuine, why would it be wrong to give yourself to another person?

When God created us upon the earth, it was His desire that we be able to experience love to it's fullest.  When man and woman were first placed here, we were perfect in every way, and our hearts and motivations were completely different than they are today.  Adam loved Eve with a completely sacrificial and giving love that was perfect and complete.  When man fell, his nature changed from self-less, to sel-fish.  He no longer was capable of perfect love, but instead became self serving and self consumed.

Because we are fallen beings whose natural tendency is towards self, it was necessary that there be guidelines that would guard the human relationship and prevent the abuse of selfishness.  The Lord therefore created the blessing of marriage between a man and a woman. A commitment between two people for life, in which they would love, honor, cherish and nurture each other and learn to become one.  The process of taking two completely different human beings from two completely different backgrounds and life experiences, and make them as one person, is a very difficult and life-long process.

It is within the commitment of a "marriage", the uniting of two lives into one, that this process can occur.  Without the commitment of marriage for life, there is a greater tendency to exercise in times of stress and difficulty, that selfish nature and depart from the relationship.  Even in the commitment of a marriage where a man and woman promise each other and God that they will stay together "till death does them part", divorces and separations still happen.  Only when both persons take their promise and commitment of a marriage seriously and work hard to stay together for life can the process of a happy and fulfilling relationship occur.

Marriage is about sacrifice, serving your spouse, giving up your rights, and doing everything you can to put down your selfish nature and cultivate a loving and fulfilling relationship.

When the relationship is new and exciting, everything just seems to flow nearly perfectly.  You are so much in love that being together is easy and natural.  Then withing a few months, reality sets in and the old fallen nature begins to surface.  Feelings get hurt, harsh words are said, and the time comes for the commitment of the relationship made at the beginning to take over, and the hard word of growing together begins.

In the Book of Ephesians, Paul wrote of the correct way that two persons should treat each other in their relationship

Ephesians 4:31-32
31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

In chapter 5, Paul continues with instruction for Husbands and Wives.

Ephesians 5:21-33
21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.
29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.
30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.
31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”
32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

The key to any relationship is verse 21; "Submitting to one another, in the fear of God".

Simply stated; doing those things that will bless and nurture your mate, doing so because you love and want to honor the Lord.   Thinking of your mates benefit and feelings before your own.

When there is a disagreement, putting aside your desires  and needs to meet their desires and needs.  Imagine what kind of a relationship you could have if both of you submitted to each other in this way.  It would then be two people looking out for each other and constantly finding ways to bless each other.  What a wonderful place to live.

Some would say, "If I lived like that I would get taken advantage of, run over, abused and used."

Not if both persons in the relationship were giving up their individual rights and were looking out for their spouse before themselves. Even in a case where just one person begins to treat the other in this way, before long the heart of the other will be softened and will begin to transform their self into a more giving and serving person.  If no one starts the process, it will never happen. Ideally, both would agree to begin to live this way at the same time, allowing for mistakes and failure, but always continuing in their own desire to become a more selfless being.

If for example, a husband is the one who begins to really love his wife in the same way that Jesus loves His church, then the wife will naturally follow his lead and begin to change and transform herself.  The kind of Love that Jesus shows his church is a completely sacrificial love, giving up of all rights and dying to self to bless each one of us.  Any man who loves a woman in this way, will find that his leading and example, will cause his wife to follow after and imitate his example.  Any man who is unwilling to begin himself to love his wife in this way, will find that the process of experiencing a blessed marriage will be very difficult.

The Lord has given leadership in the marriage to the man, and with great priveledge, comes great responsibility.

Luke 12:48
... For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.    

You want to be the leader in your family men, then start by leading by example, love you wife with sacrificial love, she will follow your lead.  Stop thinking of yourself first and think of her first, this is where changes begin.

To the wife, when you see your husband trying to love you in this way, your commandment from the Lord is to submit to your husbands godly leadership.  Allow him to be the head of the household.  Love and respect Him, support him and encourage him in his life. He will then return to you the love and security that you desire in your marriage.

Ephesians 5
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.
24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

A man who is truly loving his wife in the same way that Jesus loves His church, that wife will want to submit to your loving and sacrificial leadership.

The term "Submit to your own husband", does not mean that he can take advantage of your submission to him and abuse you and use you.  Notice that the submission is "As unto the Lord".

As Jesus loved his bride the church so fully that He was willing to give His life for her, even so, the husband is to follow this example and love his wife in the same way.  I don't know any woman who would not want to submit herself to this kind of godly, loving husband.

One command for each, very simple:

Husbands love your wife, as Jesus loved the church.
Wives, Submit yourselves to your husband, love honor and respect him.

Without these guidelines in an relationship it becomes impossible to experience the kind of lasting joy, love and peace that we all desire in our deepest and most intimate relation ship.  With the following of these two basic rules, love, fulfillment, joy and lasting peace will be yours.

Pastor Rob



If God is real and He wants for us to know Him, why do some people not believe in Him?

For me, one of the greatest mysteries in the world is how anyone could resist the incredible love that Jesus has shown for all of us.

When I was first told that Jesus is the Creator of all things and that He came to earth to die on a Cross to pay for all of the sins that I had done, I was blown away.  Why would anyone die for someone like me?

It was the Love of Jesus that first drew me to Him.  It is still His great love today, nearly 35 years later that keeps me Loving, following and serving Him.

The Bible says this about the human heart:

Jeremiah 17:9
 “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it

There is a condition within the heart of every human being, that is largely unnoticed by us.  The fact that our continual tendency is towards sin in almost every area of our life. We are blinded to this condition and when confronted with the fact that we are sinners and that our natural tendency is towards sin, most people will become angry, deny that it is true, or not be able to see themselves in that way.

Because man is a fallen creature, he does not have the capacity to see himself for who he truly is.  It is only when the Holy Spirit begins to show us what we are really like that we can begin to see ourselves in the same way that God see us.

John 16:7-8
7 Nevertheless (Jesus said) I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

Amazingly, even though we have offended God by the way we live our life, the things we say and do, He still loves us.  Even though He knows us through and through, He still wants for us to have a relationship with Him.  

Isaiah 65:2
I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in a way that is not good, According to their own thoughts...

When we were at our very worst, that is when Jesus was loving us the most:

Romans 5:6-8
6 For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Think of the worst day of your life, that moment that you are the most ashamed of. Those things that you have said or done that you would do almost anything if you could go back and not say or do...that is when Jesus was loving you the most, that is when Jesus was dying for you.

When Jesus allowed them to beat Him in the face, rip His beard out with their hands, tear the flesh from His body and pierce His hands and feet on the Cross, it was for you that He allowed this to happened to Him.

Jesus was not willing that you should ever have to pay for your own sins, or ever experience the punishment for you own sins, so He took the punishment for you.

Then as proof that He is God and the only Savior of the World, Jesus did something unbelievable, He raised Himself from the Dead.  The Resurrection of Jesus  is the best documented event in all of human history.  It proves that He is who He claimed to be, the only way to heaven, the only way to have all your wrong removed.

The Bible says that when Jesus died for you, He completely paid for and removed every trace of sin from your record, and you exist today as a perfect human being in the sight of God IF you accept and believe that Jesus died for you and paid for your sins, and then determine to live for Jesus for the rest of your life.

Why do some people not believe this incredible story?  It is not because there is not enough evidence to convince them.  It is because their own heart will not allow them to believe and receive Jesus into their life....

It is not that people cannot believe, it is that they do not want to believe.

John 3:16-21
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

Jesus did not come into the world to condemn you for your sin, He came to forgive you of all of your sins.

The problem is that even though this is true, verse 19 says that "this is the condemnation, that the light (the truth) has come into the world, but men love the darkness (their own sin) more than they love coming into the truth that Jesus died for them and can set  them free from their sins.

Why do people not all accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, because they love their sin, they do not want to accept Jesus as their Savior.  Not that they can't, but that they will not.

Jesus offers a full pardon for all the wrong you have done today in all of your life, and He offers you eternal life free of charge to you, but at great cost to Him personally.  If you reject His love and His offer of eternal life, you condemn yourself, and accept for yourself the condemnation and eternal separation from God, forever.

God does not send anyone to hell, people send themselves to hell because they will not accept the love of the truth so that they can be saved.

If you are moved to consider Jesus but need a little more help, follow this link to a new page where trust in Jesus is explained in greater detail.  Remember this is the most important decision of your life for it determines where you will spend eternity.

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Pastor Rob



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What is the Rapture and when will it happen?







Are we living in the "Last Days"







What is the Battle of Armageddon, when will it happen?







Who is the antichrist?







What is the definition of a Religious cult?







Why are there so many religions and Church denominations.







Does satan really exist?







How could a loving God send anyone to Hell?







What does Heaven look like?







What will happen to me when I die?







Will I see a bright light at the end of a long tunnel when I die?







I have been through a divorce, would the Lord allow me to marry again.







I have been through a divorce, could I still be a pastor or serve God in leadership?







I was molested as a child now can I move on and find healing in my life?







I came from an abusive relationship and it is hard for me to trust anyone again.







Is it okay for a Christian to date a non-Christian?







Can a Christian drink alchohol?







I have been hurt in my church, should I leave?







I was hurt by another Christian and It hard for me to be their friend again







What will we be doing in Heaven?







Why is Jesus spoken of as "The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world?"







Is it oaky for a Christian to smoke?







Can a Homosexual be forgiven and have eternal life?







Does the Bible really teach that Homosexuality or Lesbianism is a sin?







Why does Bill Maher hate Christians?







Why are many Hollywood movie stars and other celebrities atheists or agnostic?