It is amazing what some people demand of God in order for them to believe in Him. Matt 27.39-44. Mark 8.11-12. News flash! It isn't supposed to be that way! God created mankind and the world and He gives us life and goodness daily. Acts 17.24-28. Therefore, He doesn't have to prove anything to man; instead it's the other way around, man needs to do some proving to God. Romans 9.20-21.
Man can start proving being worthy of God by simply accepting and believing that He is. Hebrew 11:6 1 Peter 1:8-9. This is all man needs to do and this is all God needs to allow.
As His creation, we owe Him all the respect that we can muster up and we don't need to insult Him by making some foolish statement challenging Him to do something to convince us of His existence.
The Lord has removed much hardship from the earth and some of it, man will probably never know anything about. Deuteronomy 29:29. Job 28:23-24. However, He cannot remove all evil things from the earth; for if He did so, we would be living in heaven. Revelations 21:1-5.
Heaven isn't this life; it is the next and God wants men to desire the reward of heaven in the hereafter and not be enjoying peace and security in this life. Philippians 3:20. The word of God said, ?Set your affections on things above not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1-4. 2 Corinthians 5:1-2. Matthews 6:19-21.
So, the next time you hear someone say; "Why did God allow this to happen?" Keep in mind that before that unfortunate encounter, God has been busy taking out many evils all over this world and some will have to be left so that man can realize that preparation for heaven is essential. Matthews 25:1-13
Matthew 5:45, teaches that God sends His rain and sunshine on the just and the unjust. That is because God is good, and He does wonderful things even for those who don't deserve it.
Just because God has blessed a person with material things, doesn't mean He is pleased with that person. Psa 37.7.35. To take God?s blessings as proof He is smiling on us, is to fail to understand the nature of God. Nahum 1.7. Gen 39.4-6.
If a person wants to be in God?s good graces while enjoying the blessings of God. That person must obey the gospel of Christ. 1 Cor 15.1-2. Those who fail to do so; will suffer the wrath of God at the Judgment. 2 Thess 1.7-8. Rom 1.16-17.
The gospel details the offering of Christ for the sins of the world and that men must come into contact with His blood in order to begin a relationship with Him. The rest of the gospel commands men to conform to godly virtues so the relationship can continue. If you want to know what the gospel teaches; contact us.
Tom said he wants to get right so he will not go to hell after death. Heb 9:27. Fair enough! Everyone needs to get their soul right and avoid the fires of hell. Matt 3:7. Acts 16.29-30.
The fires of hell are terrible, a place of darkness where the punishment doesn?t end. Matt 25.46. Matt 13.40-43. Mark 9.43-48. Saving the soul, begins with being taught the gospel of Jesus Christ and obeying it. John 6.45. 1 Cor 15.1-2.
When a person obeys the gospel he makes commitment to the Lord and has his sins washed away by baptism. Acts 22.16. Acts 2:37-47. Acts 16:31-33. Rom 6.1-17. Obeying the gospel places one into the church and there he is safe. Acts 2.47. 1 Cor 12.13. Col 1.13-14. John 10.9.
Being in the church of the Lord is just the start, faithfulness is required till death. Rev 2.10. The gospel is here and available for all who wish to hear it. Mark 12.29. Acts 15.7. Acts 18.8. Rom 10.9-17.