According to Scripture, we ALL need God to live happy and fulfilled lives, yet
when we die we will need Him even more. 1, 2
Yet some refuse to acknowledge their Creator, nor to seek Him and
accept His offer of eternal life. In
this regard, it is common that the more “educated” people are, the more
ignorant they are about how we came to be on Planet Earth.
Some assert that because God doesn’t talk to them audibly, or show
Himself, that He doesn't exist, or that it is impossible to know for certain,
much less know the Maker in a personal way, and so they trust in themselves or
so-called “science” and don’t realize that scientists still can’t make
a synthetic blade of grass, nor an amoeba or an ant, nor a bicycle, computer,
or cell phone that can replicate itself.
So instead of turning to the
Lord, and seeking to know Him, many simply make excuses, or become upset at
the thought of seeking, obeying, and serving their Maker, and thus Play God,
and perhaps even die in their sins, having never repented or known the God who
made them: Luke 13:1-5; John 1:1-3; 8:24; 6:37-40; 10:14, 27.
In other words, we are often
our own worst enemies. For we decide what we do with our spare time, and
who we choose as our friends: who, in turn, influence what we do with our
spare time... and which directly or indirectly influences our lives.
Therefore, to a large degree, we control our destiny.
And so many choose to Ignore
the Lord and the people He sends their way: perhaps till the day they die.
But then they won't be able to ignore God anymore. For then they will
need Him more than they ever imagined. But if we don’t know the Lord
by that time, it will be TOO LATE. For God tells us that He will not
compromise His Integrity to Give His Greatest Gift to those who don't Love
Him, or who (in this life) refused to open up their hearts and let Him into
their lives (6:37-40; Rev. 3:20) and who would not Repent of their deeds: John
3:16-18, 36; 5:22-29; 7:38-38; 10:10-14, 27; Rom. 10:13.
And if you are
thinking, that you will let God into your life TOMORROW, or NEXT
YEAR, or on your death bed?
Why wait? Why risk
your eternal soul for temporary pleasures, when God offers you something
eternal? Why not allow the One who Loves you more than anyone into
your life, and who is able to give you the Gift of Immortality right now: John
5:24; 17:3, 2 Cor. 5:17? Why not call upon the Lord right now, and trust
Him to do His part by coming into our lives and saving us from the penalty of
our sins: Rom. 6:23; 10:4, 13; I Pet. 2:24; Rev. 3:20; John 6:37. For
that is what every Born Again Christian had to do to have a clear conscience
and be at peace with God.
Otherwise we will be on our own on the day of Judgment, and rather than be our
Advocate and Savior, Jesus will be our Judge: Matt. 18:3; Rom. 3:20-24;
10:1-4; 9-13; Eph. 2:8-10; Rev. 20:11-15.
See also Our
Greatest Enemy, and
Did you Make
According to Scripture, the only way
to avoid death is to live a life in close communion with God, and hope
that He takes you up as He did with Enoch and Elijah: Gen 5:22-24 and 2
Kings 2:9-11. The only other way is to live for the Lord and/or to
be right with Him when He comes back to reign over the Earth: I Cor.
15:50-58; Matt. 24:29-31; Phil. 3:20-21; I Thes. 4:14-18. See also I
Pet. 1:3-9; I John 2:25; John 17:3; 6:37-40, and Rev. 1:15-18.
As far as God being a
"He," we are told that God made man in His image: and yet they
were made as both Male and Female. Note also that God has both sons
and daughters (Isa. 43:6-7), and mothering qualities (Matt. 23:37).
If you have both sons and daughters, do you love your sons more or your
daughters more? If anything you treat them equally, or favor the
ones who are respectful of you and whose actions reflect your own love
toward others. God is the same: Prov. 8:17; Jer. 17:10.