This Week's Sermon 1-19-15

And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I amhe,ye shall die in your sins.“  John 8:23-24

 

 

There has always been a belief, even within various religions, that God is too good to let anyone go to hell...especially to spend eternity in hell.

If someone does happen to go to hell for being really bad, those people will only be there long enough to pay for their really bad sins...according to this myth.

And then, God will let them come on up into Heaven.

 

There is a famous celebrity talk show host who was raised an evangelical.

She said publicly - “ I cannot believe that a good God would let anyone go to hell. “

 

She knows about Jesus and His claim to be the only way to Heaven;

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.“  John 14:5-6

 

but thinks Jesus lied to us.

 

 

My friend, we can believe whoever or whatever we want.

After death there is no coming back and changing what we believed while in this earthly life.

 

Jesus existed before the earth was created.

As a matter of fact, Jesus created it.

Jesus, as the only eternal God, saw what happened to the human race in which He created.

He saw that we needed a Savior.

Jesus, as God, came down to the earth that He created and became a human being like He also created.

He was born of a woman just as He created humans to be.

He went through the process of growing up, as He designed all humans to do.

Jesus walked this earth, that He had created.

He went through the seasons year after year that He Himself created.

Jesus created the tree that was used to make the cross He died on.

 

In His human flesh as a human being, He is the only begotten Son of God but as God as He has always been eternally, Jesus and His Father are one in the same God.

 

Jesus said;

I andmyFather are one.“   John 10:30

 

Another false belief among the human race is that all humans are God's children.

According to the Holy Bible this is not true.

Jesus claimed to be the only flesh and blood begotten Son of God;

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.“  John 3:16

 

We only become a child of God when we put our faith in Jesus.

We become adopted children and joint heirs with Jesus.

 

Amazing, the love of God for us, that He would become one of us and die for our sins.

So, when we die, we can have blessed assurance in knowing that we will be in Heaven after we draw our last breath in this present life because we put our faith in Jesus.

Jesus gives assurance in our heart that we will be ok when we die.

 

Jesus is not an option on a list of multiple choices of how to get to Heaven.

 

We either believe Jesus at His word about being, not a way to Heaven, but quite literally being the only way to Heaven or according to Him, we will die in our sins and go to hell to be in hell forever.

 

The choice of who or what to believe is ours.

 

Wayne Brown