The Only Worldview That Promises Hope

We’ve all got a worldview. Worldviews are formed by presuppositions, upbringing, culture, education, media, films and even video console games. Worldviews are not always formed purposely; they might be soaked up by osmosis from the culture around us. Many would lack the ability to defend what they think concerning the meaning and point of life; their worldview is a mesh mash of their experiences and the influences around them. From another standpoint, the Bible worldview is a learned and based primarily on what Scripture teaches, and is the only worldview that promises hope . It relies on these 7 truths:

- God exists (Heb. 11:6)
- The Bible is God?s divinely inspired Word (2 Tim. 3:16)
- God made everything that exists (Gen.1:1)
- God holds everything together (Col. 1:17)
- God came to earth and lived in the human body of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago (Col. 1:19).
- In the Garden of Eden Mankind chose to rebel against God and due to that act of rebellion, sin and death entered the world (Rom. 5:12-14).
- Believing in Jesus Christ is the sole way to have eternal life or to be brought back together ?with Almighty God (John 3:15-19, 5:24), (Luke 8:21, John 3:20, John 14:21, 23-24), (Acts 4:10-12).

God Exists

Whether Gods exists or not in the mind of somebody is the base for every other propositions that compose a world view. If there is not any God in somebody’s mind, the random choice or natural selection theory of Darwin is the sole other alternative. Since natural selection gets rid of any higher authority with no one to be responsible to, then there are no absolutes, no morals, nor any wrong or right and nothing truly matters, so only incomprehensible and despair.

A Biblical world view relies on the proof that God is real, and the proof of his presence can be seen all around us:

- In the complexity of earth?s self sustaining design; perfect in every way to meets life?s wants with the perfect size and supporting functions of the moon.
- In the universe. The universe had to have a beginning. Who started it and who sustains it with an unwavering set of laws?
- In the human body: The DNA code informs, programs a cell’s behaviour with laws that are undeniable perfect.
- In his revelation within us: He pursues us and creates Devine information inside us of his existence. We are innately beings of worship, regardless of whether it is God we choose to worship.
- In his son: More than any alternative way God exposed himself thru his son Jesus Christ.

The Bible is God?s divinely galvanized Word to humankind

All scripture is given by inspiration of Almighty God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Tim. 3:16)

In 1,000s of years the Bible still has to be proved wrong. Yes, there have been occasions when science or historians presented reasons which explain why the Bible could not be true scientifically or historically, but their reasons have been proved to be wrong in time. Below are a few articles that are on my otobefree.com website under the heading of Bible on the navagational bar that give the reasons why we all know the Bible is the word of God:

- Introduction
- Bible and Science
- Bible and Histor
- Bible and Prophecy
- Bible and Unity
- Bible and Power

God made all things

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen.1:1)

?For by him [Christ] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, apparent and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Col. 1:17)

There are 2 hypotheses for creation: creationism as indicated by Gen 1:1 and Col. 1:17, and random selection. Both must be accepted by faith because there aren’t any human witnesses for either. There are 2 issues. With creationism there are many who won’t accept the concept of a. Supernatural being with omnipotent powers to form a universe and all that it contains. With evolution it is the problem of accepting something that goes against all reason or logic, but since it is the only alternative apart from accepting God, many say they accept it whether or not they actually do or not. With the modern day advances in science many scientists do not accept evolution, but neither do they accept creationism. I suspect you could say they are kind of in limbo.

Even when a scientific law, the second law of thermodynamics, which proves that things left to themselves do not improve but denigrate, folks still are of the opinion that things do improve through genetic mutations and develop from lower forms to higher forms. However , Science can’t explain how there are specific precise, incontrovertible laws which control everything in the universe, including the human body, when it might be simpler to expect random selection to also be randomly changing without any strict patterns.

God holds everything together

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Col. 1:17)

We know that all mater is made of atoms. Atoms are made up of a nucleus and electrons that swirl around the nucleus at great speeds. Though ideas have been presented as regards what holds these atoms together, it’s a mystery.

Sir Isaac Newton was 24 years of age when he discovered that all bodies of matter possess a mutual attraction, what we call gravity that makes things fall downward rather than up. That also keeps us from flying off the earth which is spinning thru space at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph.

In Colossians 1:16-17 we are told that Christ is the gravity that holds things together, For by him [Christ] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, apparent and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He’s before all things, and in him all things hold together.

It is reasonably fantastic that Christ is the power behind the universe which he made, and the power we call gravity, or whatever mystery it is, that holds things together!

God exposed himself to us when he came to earth as Jesus Christ

For God was happy to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace thru his blood, shed on the cross . (Colossians 1:19-20)

Sin and death entered the world because Humankind selected to rebel against God

Death Through Adam, Life Thru Christ:

Therefore , just as sin entered the world thru one man, and death thru sin, and in this manner death came to all folk, because all sinned.

To be absolutely certain, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there’s no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over people who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come . (Romans 5:12-14)

According to Scripture believing in Jesus Christ is the sole way to have eternal life or to have a relationship with God.

Neither is there deliverance in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved . (Acts 4:12)

Really truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24)

Jesus asserted, I’m the way, the truth, and the life, and no person cometh to the Father but by me. (John 14:6)

For with the heart man believeth unto goodness; and with the mouth confession is formed unto salvation. (Romans 10:10)

If you would like to kick off a relationship with Our Lord God now, your are able to.

The decision is solely yours. There is not any duress. But if you’ve got a desire to have a relationship with God and receive his forgiveness and guarantee of eternal life, you can do that at the moment today. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door [of your heart] and knock. He who hears my voice and opens the door, I’ll come into him [or her]“ (Rev. 3:20). If this is your wish but do not know how to word your request, this may help:

“Jesus, I believe you died for my sins and rose from the grave. I would like to turn from my life of sin and receive your forgiveness. Please come into my life now and pardon me. Thank you for saving me. Amen.”

When God comes into a person?s life it is permanent. Jesus Christ expounded, “I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life,. And they shall never perish, and nobody shall snatch them out of my hand.”

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Forgiveness: The healing Medication of the Soul

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how often shall I excuse my bro when he sins against me? Up to 7 times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times, (Matthew 18:21-22) . Jesus asserted by this answer that we should forgive as often as it is required. The reason the Bible speaks out on so many things that we should be careful to observe is that God in his love for us needed to give us instructions that were in our best interest. Actually forgiveness is one of those things as we shall see as we go forward in the work.

There’s been much discussion concerning the Rush Limbaugh statement that Sandra Fluke was slut and a whore. I can understand how these types of crude remarks would hurt her deeply. Nonetheless, her requirement not to ever excuse Limbaugh even after he apologizes 2 times is going to resume the hurt for her. It will not hurt Limbaugh who will at the end gain listeners and sell more books. She has had her 15 minutes of celebrity thanks to Limbaugh and now she will be able to retreat into a lifetime loathing of him or dismiss it and carry on.

Hanging on to acrimony and the need for vengeance is counter-productive—-better to embrace forgiveness and move on with your life.

Most every individual has been insulted and hurt by the horrible remarks of others, and frequently it is by someone close. We may accidentally accept that by returning hatred and being merciless is a technique to get back at them, but in truth it imprisons us; forgiveness frees us to keep on on in peace rather than in sourness and hate.

What is forgiveness?

Forgiveness is letting go of acrimony and thoughts of loathing and revenge. If we insist firmly on holding a grudge, we fall victim to letting another person be in charge of our emotions, whereas forgiveness places us in control and can even cause us to feel empathy and compassion for the person who sickened us, understanding they are wrestling with some deep Problems in their life.

Our forgiveness of another in no way alleviates that person of their accountability for their actions. They must answer to God who is the only one who can fairly bring justice and vengeance for unrighteous actions. And obviously if laws have been broken, it is a matter of law. Never is the horrible acts of others excused due to forgiveness; they indeed must pay the toll.

Does forgiving others have benefits?

While hanging on to resentment can have devastating effects, letting go of acrimony and having an attitude of forgiveness can lead to:

- A release of anxiety
- Lower stress levels
- Remove hostility
- Lower the blood pressure
- Enhance contentment and peace
- Create better relationships

How does un-forgiveness affect us?

It can impact your health by raising the blood pressure. It can sour your attitude and cause you to fail to enjoy life. You can become depressed and lose ground in your spiritual growth. You can start to believe that you do fall down short of the mark in the eyes of others. You can lose fellowship with those you would like to be buddies with over things that are actually irrelevant.

Forgiveness is the healing medicine of the soul . The soul is made of the mind will and feelings and hatred and un-forgiveness affects each of those 3 in a bad way, while forgiveness brings healing and produces a peace of mind; a strong and determined will to do that which is right; and calms the emotions and brings happiness.

How am I able to learn to excuse?

Forgiveness requires a change in approach from desiring to get even to want to decide issues and continue on with your life.

- Consider how crucial forgiveness is in your life to make your life better.
- Learn to weigh things and eliminate things according to their significance. Insignificant things are the things that frequently cause the best hang-ups.
- Make it a case of backbone to pardon others.
- Make forgiveness a matter of prayer, asking God to offer you the grace to be forgiving and having the ability to leave it in his hands to cause any needed justice.
- Never take on the victim approach. This is allowing somebody else to have command over you.

Forgiveness is the positive approach that outlines a life that’s in hand and not a prisoner of hate, while un-forgiveness is the opposite, living as a victim of others hatefulness, a captive. Of vengeance and suffering the loss of liberty and peace . “Forgiveness is to set a prisoner free, and to realise the captive was you.” Corrie Ten Boom

The Bible teaches us to forgive:

Bear with one another and forgive whatever grievances you will have against each other. Excuse as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13

Don’t judge and you won’t be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Excuse, and you’ll be forgiven. Luke 6:37

For if you excuse men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also excuse you. But if you do not excuse men their sins, your Father won’t excuse your sins . Matthew 6:14-16

And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against any person, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may pardon you your sins.” Mark 11:25

Conclusion

For reasons aside from for our own benefit, we excuse out of obedience to the Lord. It is our choice; we must decide. When we do forgive, we discover that God had our welfare under consideration all the time. He wants us to be free from the consequences that un-forgiveness brings to our lives.

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How is your evangelism?

It’s just a hard thing. Faith once in a while separates families. The choice often is put, either sacrifice your belief, or you give up on family. It’s actually a great pain, for family is extremely important, they can’t be replaced, however, neither can the saving faith that’s in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. Just what exactly comes 1st, which will you end up picking? In case you surrender faith in favor of family, you then along with your whole entire family will spend eternity in Hell, and they won’t thank you for your sacrifice, they’ll instead ask you forever and ever, Why didn’t you keep working steadfast in faith, and work to bring us also to repentance and saving faith? For those who keep working steadfast in faith, all your family might possibly disown you, and for a time make your life gloomy, but yet as you continue to follow your savior and pray for your beloved ones, it might be that they may repent believe and become saved. In that day, you are going to be altogether in faith, in Christ, and one day together forever in heaven.

Oftentimes people make it challenging to be loved. Quite often people can be hurtful and spiteful, and in the case of family members, they already know the weakness in our defenses, and may be harsh above measure. When individuals address you horribly what do you do? What should you do?

2 Cor 11:23-25 “far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. Five times I have received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I have been beaten with rods; once I was stoned.”

Paul had great sadness and suffering on account of his kinsmen, the Jews. Charged, beaten, stoned at their hands, his thoughts are not of reprisal, but sympathy, and love. The reason, well the simple answer is, he could remember that he had persecuted Christ and the Church, and God had compassion on him, as long as he remember everything that God had suffered because of him, and all that God had pardoned him, it was easier to forgive people who persecuted him, and also to pray for their conversion. The whole world tells us that retribution is the answer, yet vengeance signifies, never forgetting, and having our lives filled with hatred. For the punishment of those that distress us, will not take away the recollection of the distress. It is simply the forgiveness that comes from God, that can get rid of the very painful recollection, for by grace through faith, in Jesus Christ, we aren’t solely healed, but we’ve been made a new creation, and the prior things are all disregarded. In Christ, you’ll be able to forgive and leave behind. For this reason for those that go through the way of vengeance, as soon as the day of retribution arrives, the hurt remains, and afterward there’s no object for our revenge, and our hurt turns to a detest of all things.

It doesn’t have to be that way. You are able to follow the demonstration of Paul, like Paul obeyed Christ. When the law as well as the gospel draw you to faith and repentance, not only will there be forgiveness of sins, but there is one more fellow member within the body of Christ, 1 new coworker with whom you are able to share the journey on the road to paradise.

And also it should really be more painless for us to love those people who persecute us, for rarely have we been beaten, or locked up, or stoned, rarely have we experienced death as a result of our adversaries. It should be simple for us to love our enemies, in order to pray for those that persecute us, nevertheless it isn’t. Satan is always there to emphasize the wounds we’ve sustained, encouraging us to get even, to deter us from forgiving readily, exactly as God in Christ has forgiven us. It is very not easy to love, for there are so few instances of love and virtue on earth, however provided that we recall the love with which God has loved us, in addition to the grace he has poured out upon us, and the forgiveness given us in Jesus body and blood granted for us for the forgiveness of our sins, it isn’t very hard. So that as we keep in mind those who brought us to faith, and aided us to thrive in faith, as we remember folks that educated us regarding Jesus, we begin to see an example of people, nearer than Paul, who definitely have went on in faith, and also have been for us a good example of what it is to be a Christian.

Most people discuss things that are important to us, trucks & tractors, sports & fishing, home & children, food and fashion, in a similar manner that it’s common to talk about these matters, so may also we share with many others the love of God which is in Jesus Christ, for that as well is important, as well as at the centre of life.

Romans 9:2-3 “that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen by race.”

Paul describes his anguish for souls in Romans 9

First Learn to Forgive Yourself, then Others

At some point in our lives, all of us have been wronged by another person and felt hurt, angry or resentful. This is a natural reaction and part of being human. However, if we do not resolve or come to terms with these hurts, they drive our actions and create a negative way of life. By harboring past hurts, we have the potential to do far more harm to ourselves than anyone else can possibly do. Some of the effects of harboring negatives feelings are anger, bitterness, added stress, which all could very well lead to depression. It is best to start winning the battle in beating depression before it even starts, by forgiving.

The following quote is one of a Native American Belief. “All illness is caused by not forgiving.”

Forgiving others - or yourself - does not mean forgetting or condoning what happened, or giving up the values that were violated or assuming you are at fault; nor is it condemning the other person or seeking justice or compensation. Forgiveness can be viewed as foregoing the resentment or revenge when the wrongdoer’s action deserves it and giving the gifts of mercy, generosity and love when the wrongdoer does not seem to deserve them. To release the shackles of the past, we must be willing to forgive.

Forgiveness is about creating a state “for giving” - both to self and others - and excusing a mistake or an offense and letting go of the associated hurt, anger or resentment. Because forgiveness has the greatest benefit to the person doing the forgiving, it is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to yourself.

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Forgiving allows us to get on with our lives and to open up our minds and hearts to new ways of seeing others, the world and ourselves. It releases energy that can be used for other, more productive thoughts and actions.

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The Story Of Jonah

One day God asked someone named Jonah to visit a region called Nineveh and tell individuals living there to cease being bad. The only problem was that Jonah didn’t choose to help the people there. He knew these folks were bad and he wanted the criminals to be punished regarding their mistakes.

So rather than being attentive to God, Jonah thought he’d run away from Nineveh and not do what God asked him. He ran for the sea where he found a ship which was going to another city. He paid the captain, went inside lower part of the boat and went to sleep. Soon after the boat left the shore, an incredibly bad storm emerged and started tossing the boat around. All the men were very afraid so they began to throw all their packages and bags overboard in hopes they wouldn’t drown.

The captain soon went to find Jonah who had been still sound asleep inside the boat. He told Jonah, “How is it possible to sleep? Get up and pray to your god, maybe he will assist us!” The captain didn’t realize that Jonah didn’t just rely on any God but the one true God and that He might help them.

Meanwhile, the other sailors decided how the storm was Jonah’s fault. He must have done something wrong in making his god so angry. So they asked Jonah, “What have you done? What god do you believe in? What will we do today to make this storm stop?”

Jonah told them, “I count on the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and also the land and I am running away from something God asked me to do. It is my fault this really is happening. If you throw me in to the sea the storm will stop.”

The men didn’t prefer to hurt Jonah by throwing him off the boat so they really attempted to row the best they could, although the storm became worse. So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea. The storm immediately calmed plus the sea became still. The men on the boat realized that Jonah believed in the one true God and prayed to Him.

Then the captain along with the crew looked out to sea as a huge fish came and swallowed up Jonah. God actually sent the fish to help keep Jonah from drowning. Jonah stayed within the fish for 3 days and three nights. Consider for a second what it would be like to be within the fish. There aren’t any windows, and plenty of strange things floating around that you just can’t see because it is so dark. Other than that i am not sure precisely what it could be like, but Jonah probably didn’t know if he would ever see daylight again.

While Jonah was trapped inside of the fish he did a great deal of praying to God. He asked God to forgive him for running away. He also thanked God for not allowing him to drown.

Following the third day God told the fish to spit Jonah out onto dry land. And the fish did just that. Jonah was thrilled to be away from the dark belly of the fish, but boy, did he need a shower. He was slimy and smelly.

Then the Lord told Jonah a second time to go to Nineveh and tell the folks there to cease being bad. This time Jonah obeyed God and left for Nineveh instantaneously.

When Jonah arrived he told the individuals what had happened to him. He warned them that God revealed that they ought to stop doing bad things or in forty days the area and all things in it will be destroyed. To Jonah’s surprise the individuals listened to him and they also prayed to God and they said sorry for the bad things that they had done.

Soon the king of Nineveh heard that which was taking place and then he ordered that everyone to hear God and also to stop doing bad things. And when God saw that they were trying to do good instead of bad He felt love for them and would not destroy their city.

That could be the end of the storyplot except Jonah left the area very angry. He was mad that God didn’t punish the folks. He knew that God was obviously a loving God and didn’t want to destroy anything if he does not need to.

So Jonah went on a hill and sulked. God saw Jonah and knew how he was feeling so he explained to Jonah that He loves everyone (after all He made us). He doesn’t wish to destroy folks that are doing things bad, God would prefer to see us turn from our bad ways and do good again.

What the Bible Say About the Story of Jonah

How to Heal the Hurt Through Forgiveness

When you’ve been hurt by someone, it’s common to feel resentful. You may harbor this resentment for years, perhaps waiting for an apology or for something to happen that would “right the wrong.” Forgiveness may seem impossible, as if it would be disloyal to yourself to even consider forgiving those who hurt you.

Time may only make you more upset, offended, cynical, or detached. You might direct your resentment onto other people who don’t deserve it. As fair as it is to feel hurt over the incident, it may seem as though you are mired in the misery and resentment of the situation without relief.

Eventually, as you notice how toxic and damaging resentment is, you might want some relief. Although it is harder, fortunately you can forgive people without receiving an apology. You may begin to realize that forgiveness does not mean that what had happened is all right; but rather, that, as you are forgiving, you can move on from hurtful events.

First, you must stop blaming yourself for other people’s inappropriate behavior, and acknowledge that they really hurt you. Begin to abandon the experience of acting like a victim and acknowledge that you didn’t deserve their disrespectful behavior. Forgive yourself for any role you played in the incident, and recognize that you did indeed survive the experience.

And last, but perhaps the most difficult part of the process, is your recognition that the person who has hurt you has probably had personal experiences in their life that have resulted in their behavior. They probably would have acted in a different way if their life were more nurturing past to develop understanding and wisdom. Once you are able to understand that, the painful experience and how it relates to your life will make more sense, and you can appreciate the learning experience that resulted from the situation.

You will finally realize the powerful gift that forgiveness is as you complete the healing process. You will experience relief at being able to let your resentment go and you will be able to make more room in your life for consideration and compassion. If you would like to read more about forgiveness I would recommend Sidney and Suzanne Simon’s book “Forgiveness: How to Make Peace With Your Past and Get On With Your Life.

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If You Were To Die Today, Where Would You Spend Forever?

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This query appeared on the 1st page of Google, and some fellow was announcing that he saw it on a huge road sign on the side of I-86 in North Carolina and he finished his statement with the “Laugh Out Loud” LOL symbol. He posted it to see what answers he would get from that very same question on Yahoo Answers. I checked out the answers given by different folk, and out of 25 only 5 gave the proper answer. It is amazing how few really understand something as vital as their eternal destiny.

On Yahoo’s best answer 85% voted this as the best answer:” Same place that I have always been .” Hence that the best answer to “If you were to die today, where would you spend eternity?” Since when does any person ever stay where they have frequently been in any sense of the word? Life is ever-changing and no one remains in the same place.

Here are some other answers that were given:

“It does not seem fair or right for me that in 80 years we are going to be judged and sentenced to an eternity of hell or sublime rejoicing. It doesn’t even seem fair. It’s truthfully despicable, but that is just me.”

“I know that I have sinned during the past and that I haven’t been perfect, but who is. The sole good thing about my life and the true reason that explains why I deserve to be in heaven is actually because I always had faith and was true to my word. I am only being who you made me to be god. You didn’t make me perfect or anyone else, why punish me for someone you did not make me to be. I need to be in heaven with my savior, you are my savior.”

“After you die dear, you do not go anywhere. Life is over and that’s it. Your fairy story is pleasant though. I do prefer to fly to Treasure Island with Peter Pan, if that’s OK with you of course.”

If we stopped people at streetlevel and asked them the same query, “If you were to die today where would you spend eternity?” We’d have many various answers and many would think that they were alright and must do nothing. What we think does not actually matter unless it is based on what the Bible says. So what does the Bible say the solution to that question is? It asserts that it is going to be either heaven or hell and it’s up to every individual to decide which. The Bible announces, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. It also says, “For the wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23.

It is hard to believe that any person would reject that they have sinned. Nonetheless many would query why that they would be cast into hell due to their sin. The same ones would expect someone who breaks the law, whether it was breaking speed laws or taking somebody’s life, to get arrested and needed to pay the penalty. When we sin, we have broken God’s law and the penalty is death. Not just physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God.

Being separated from God in this life may not appear to be so bad to most since they have all their things as well as buddies and relatives. But after depth it takes on an entirely new meaning. It implies to be totally alone, separated from God’s love, joy, peace, friends and family and friends and everything for all eternity without end. Whatever else hell may be , the idea of being totally alone in darkness forever is beyond comprehension.

It doesn’t need to be that way, for the same verse that claims that “the wages of sin is death” also claims “but the gift of God is eternal life.” Romans 6:23.

Forgiveness and boundless life is as straightforward as A, B, C:

Admit you are a sinner: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

Believe in Jesus as your savior: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Confess Jesus as your savior: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt trust in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thy shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto goodness. And with the mouth confession is made unto salvationFor whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

It is clear from those scriptures that the sole way you can be sure of going to 1 is by having faith in in 0 Christ. To trust in : includes a eagerness to repent, or turn from a life of sin and to follow 9 in a new lifestyle. When we come to terms with that in our heart, all that is left is to confess that with our mouth according to the scripture. You can do that by telling the Lord in prayer what you believe in your heart and what your motives are.

Here’s a sample of what you can say, “Lord 1 I Know I’ve sinned; I turn from my sins and turn to you for 3. I believe that you died for me and rose from the grave and I would like to follow you for the remainder of my life. Thanks for saving me”

If you have trusted in your heart the book of Christ, that he died for your sins and rose from the grave and you have repented of your sins, according to his word he has saved you.

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Dealing With Infidelity: Learning How To Go On By Forgiving

Forgiveness will likely be the very last thing on your mind if you have just recently discovered that your wife or husband has been being unfaithful. After all, the person that you trust the most has just betrayed you. Forgiveness may begin to appear to be just an abstract notion for you. But do realize that it is possible to forgive.

Successfully dealing with infidelity, actually, requires that you learn to forgive. You’re really giving your marriage an opportunity of survival by finding out how to forgive. You should accept the fact that not all unions could be saved. If you would like to save your relationship is still your own decision ultimately. You will have to have a strong will to stay with the decision that you make specifically if the decision is to stay with your unfaithful spouse. It can be helpful for you to be aware that there are many victims of unfaithfulness who have learned to forgive. The only real prerequisite is that both partners should be prepared to restore the marriage.

To be really honest, you simply cannot expect the process of healing to be effortless either for you or for your unfaithful spouse. Dedication will be necessary to fix the ruined relationship. It may not seem possible if the detection of the affair is still fresh. It can be done. Although the ache of adultery may be preventing you from seeing the silver lining, it truly is doable.

This idea may be hard to understand but the first step in learning how to forgive is actually accepting the truth that the unfaithfulness indeed happened. You can try but despite whatever you do, you simply cannot change the past. Denial is a natural thing to experience when your wife or husband betrays you but do not let yourself be caught in that stage. You have to learn the first step to go on to the next.

The next stage is to learn to communicate the feelings that you experience to your spouse. This really is more difficult than it sounds. One of the things that keep victims of infidelity to communicate their feelings is the fear that their spouse won’t understand them. Learning how to communicate your feelings well to your husband or wife is essential not just in forgiving unfaithfulness but your marriage as a whole.

The aim of conveying how you feel to your wife or husband is to heal. You don’t want to sound like you are blaming your husband or wife even though you have every right to do so. A person being blamed will respond normally by being defensive. You will feel many emotions when your wife or husband becomes unfaithful but it is good to communicate only one feeling at a time. Our brains are normally limited in the way they process information. Your husband or wife could even become more defensive once you tell him or her regarding all your feelings all at once. Start small although be consistent.

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How to Forgive Yourself and Feel Set Free

People continually think that it needs a lot of tricky work or that it is hard to forgive. Fundamentally it is way easier than you’ll think to forgive anbother person. There’s also a pleasure to forgiving that arrives once we have surrendered our life to God. The act of forgiveness releases the obligations of our heart to a larger power, freeing us to have a heart of joy and excitement. Discovering how to frogive yourself is a step toward a life of liberty.

I was told the other day that God does not forget our sins once we ask for forgiveness. That is in contrast to what His word declares.

For I’ll forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. Hebrews 8:12

For us, there is a difference between forgiving ourselves and forgetting the incorrect we have done. God can remove your sin from His mind; we do not have the same capability. The sin we committed may linger in our minds and there could be lasting implications from our acts of disobedience. Yet God tells us we are forgiven and our sins are so far as east is from west.

So far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our sins from us. Psalm 103:12

Does God’s forgiveness have anything to do with the solemnness of our deeds? No, God doesn’t put any qualifiers like, this sin or that sin requires something additional because of the severity of the wrong.

Are you able to live the life God desires for you if you don't forgive yourself? How frequently will you beat yourself up or let your heart be encumbered with the sin in your life. When God’s word tells us to admit our sins it carries no qualifiers, it simply states we are forgiven and purified.

If we confess our sins, he is trustworthy and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Is forgiving ourselves really easy? Yes, it is if you realize the difficult work was borne by Jesus at the cross. It would not be correct to say forgiveness came at a small price. I'm able to forgive, myself and others and forgive promptly, because Jesus death on the cross. He suffered a horrible death and for 6 hours He was totally separated from His Father so I may have forgiveness of my sins. What would that say about the cost of His sacrifice if I did not want to forgive myself? An additional piece on forgivng.

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Discovering How To Forgive Someone

There is a liberty outside your wildest imagination when you fpardon someone for the hurt and pain they caused against you. It lets go so much pent up hurt, frustration, strain and much more. Each one of us has encountered the bondage of unforgiveness in our own lives. If you haven’t experienced the joy of forgiveness I ask you to forgive a person which has committed a wrong against you.

It’s irrelevant if they have asked for pardon or not; you are still able to forgive them. You see, it actually has zilch to do with that individual. This act of forgiveness is between you and God. Now, there’s a reason we will be able to pardon someone that caused us harm and may not have asked for our forgiveness. It’s your Heavenly Father sending His Son to earth to die a terrible death on a cross. Due to His dying we not only have our own sin forgiven but we will be able to give forgiveness to others. Let me share a a few verses with you from the book of Matthew that many people have trouble understanding.

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also pardon you. But if you don’t pardon others their sins, your Heavenly Father will not forgive your sins.

Matthew 6:14-15

God’s words are extraordinarily straight forward, He needs us to pardon others their sins in order to be, ourselves, forgiven. Some people fight this verse and think it is capricious. I can tell you from experience this verse is very freeing. I just excused somebody even though they had not requested forgiveness and they don’t know I have forgiven them. This forgiveness was simply between God and me; it had nothing to do with the other person. It is somebody I care for much and one day they may know I pardoned them without their request. How did it free me? It enables me to love them in a way that respects God, it dumps “you did this or you probably did that to me” and it frees my heart from the weight of their sin. Studying about forgiving otherswill give you a freedom.you have unknown.

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