We hope after reading this that you will visit the Mt. Airy church of Christ; and now to our lesson.
Coming to God requires us to empty ourselves of everything that we believe and allow God to fill our minds with what He would have us to know. Acts 9:5-6.
Man cannot come to God holding on to human reasoning, because God doesn't see things as man. 1 Sam 16:6-7. Isa 55:8-9. Pro 21:2. So, man must, and it?s not open for debate; adapt to God's ways and be like Him. Isa 2:2-3. 1 Pt 1:14-16.
That?s not fair! Someone may say. But get this; God is inviting man to spend eternity with Him. Man cannot invite himself, the Lord does. John 14:2-3. So, man has to do what God wants if he expects to go to heaven. Matt 7:21.
Besides, God has commanded men to repent, that means give up our ways. Acts 17:30.
If you want a relationship with the Lord. You must become like the Lord. God isn't going to be with anyone who isn't like Him. He will not listen to the prayers of anyone who isn't like Him. John 9:31. Man must accept the fact that he must learn what God demands and walk that way, so that the Lord will be with him. John 6:45.
We invite you to come and study the bible, not human creeds or today's dogma. Acts 10:33.