Our God is the God of second chances, yet He is also a holy and just God.
The tweet read: “Radical thought… God’s grace is SO enormous and he loves us SO completely and desires SO much that none would perish, that he gives us another chance to accept him after death?”
That was several weeks ago and I haven’t forgotten.
Not because it was a radical thought, but because it wasn’t biblical truth.
Sure, it sounded good, but it wasn’t pointing people to Jesus.
In fact, anyone who reads the Bible would quickly find that it is contrary to what it teaches.
Does it break my heart that people will go to Hell?
Is it tempting to become paralyzed with fear for my family and other loved ones who don’t know Jesus?
However, living a lie won’t help.
Re-writing the Bible makes the whole thing worthless. It’s an all or nothing kind of thing.
Just Give Me Jesus
Easter is less than a month away.
It’s the day we celebrate our resurrected Savior.
I am so thankful He was willing to give His life for us. But if He didn’t have to do that… if God was willing to throw caution to the wind make another way, then Christ died for nothing and my whole life is based on a lie.
So you can keep your radical thoughts, and I’ll keep my Jesus.
Not just because I don’t want to be caught in a lie, but because my Jesus is beyond amazing.
He made the lame to walk, the blind to see, and the dead to live again.
He takes my pain and He heals it.
Jesus breaks the chains that sin uses to bind us. He sets us free from shame.
Jesus might have died over 2,000 years ago on Calvery, but He is alive and well today; living in our hearts. Moving in our lives. Because of Jesus, we don’t have to face anything alone.
It’s no secret that I haven’t always been on fire for Christ the past few years.
There’s something about chronic pain that wears you down.
But even at the times where I know my faith has suffered, I know Christ has never left me.
My faith is secure.
That’s something that I know because of Jesus.
All this is what came to mind when I was reading Diane’s post this week. She asked the question, are you waiting like the bride of Christ or a lukewarm Christian? Hop on over and let me know what you think.
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Are You Waiting Like The Bride of Christ or A Lukewarm Christian?
P.S. If you find yourself to be lukewarm, remember that you are not alone. Check out this post I wrote two years ago when I thought my struggle with chronic migraines was over. I was wrong about that, but I still shared three steps to rekindling your faith that were on target: Chronic Pain & Lukewarm FaithHave you ever struggled with lukewarm faith? Heather has… Click To Tweet
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