Friday, October 13, 2006

Some Religious and Political Thoughts.

Alright, this might not be the kind of blog you are accostomed to, but I like to think outside the box.

1. You do not have to be a Republican to be a Christian. I am more conservative I will grant, but I think many people are turned away from Christianity because they think you have to belong to a certain political party or something like that. What is required to be saved is outlined by the Romans Road.

2. Being in the Republican Party does not make you a Christian, being an American does not make you a Christian, your parents being Christians does not make you a Christian. Only you can decide to follow Jesus for yourself. I can't decide for you, your parents can't decide for you, and your political party can't decide for you.

3. Everyone has sinnned, at one point or another we've all messed up and sinned. To prove my point stand up, read through this list, and if you've ever done any of the things mentioned below sit down (you can't stand back up once you are down):

* If you've committed idolatry sit down
* If you've ever stolen anything, of any size sit down
* If you've ever disobeyed your parents sit down
* If you've ever murdered someone sit down

(Still standing?)

* If you've ever told a lie sit down
* If you've ever coveted sit down
* If you've had sex outside of marriage sit down
* If you've ever lusted sit down
* If you've ever taken the Lord's name in vain sit down
* If you haven't loved God with all your heart soul strength and mind sit down.

Are you sitting down? The Bible says "There is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10). "For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23). So at this point do you agree you've sinned? Do you know what the punishment for sin is? "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23a). Not just physical death, but spiritual death, eternal death in hell. Now obviously we don't want to burn for eternity, and God doesn't want us to either. We have all sinned and deserve this punishment "But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23b) And God's gift of eternal life is only through Jesus. There is no other way to receive this gift.

How do I receive this gift? I'm so glad you asked! Romans 10:9-10 says "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in you heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." So what you must do is "repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out" (Acts 3:19). So accept you are a sinner, repent of your sins and turn from them, believe on Jesus and confess Him as Lord and you will be saved! Then find a good Bible-preaching church and a Christian mentor who can show you how to walk the walk, and spend time in God's Word!

God bless you all!


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