Do you believe in God?
By Pastor Lonnie
I’ve noticed that people are too superstitious.
By having their own version of God, they make up religions that deny the one true Creator-God.
He is the one Who made the world and everything in it, and so, He isn’t contained in or restricted to any part of it, nor can He be confined to any man-made religious system.
He doesn’t need anything from people because He has given life and all things to people and so, people can’t give Him anything.
He made the human race to live on the earth and set boundaries for where they would live.
He did this so that, wherever people are, they can seek their Creator-God. He’s not far from any of us because He has provided life for us and continues to sustain us.
We exist because of Him!
At a basic level, you know this to be true.
And since we are God’s children, we also know that He is not some made-up god Who can be worshipped by our made-up religion, whatever that may be.
God has overlooked some of this ignorance in the past but now commands that all people everywhere should repent because He has set a day of judgment where He will judge the world through the Lord Jesus Christ.
We know this to be true because He raised Jesus from the dead!
Re-telling of Acts 17:22-31
God is so patient with us!
The Bible says that, “When the fulness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” Galatians 4:4-5
By sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to the world, God was saying, “I love you! Believe in my Son! Don’t go your own way!”
We have many plans and we aspire to great things but God says that without Him, our ways lead to death, or, eternal separation from Him. This is due to sin.
Sin separates us from the one true, perfect and holy God Who created us. And without His forgiveness, this separation will continue forever.
There truly is no hope without the Lord Jesus Christ.
And so, because God loves us, and because we are totally lost without His Son, He made a way for us to be reconciled to Him—to bridge the gap created by our sin.
The only way to God is through believing in the Son—Who He is and what He did.
-Jesus Christ is God.
-God came to earth as a baby, born of the virgin, Mary.
-Even though He was innocent, He paid the penalty for our sins when He died on the cross— in the same way murderers are sentenced to death today.
-He was buried in a grave but God raised Him from the dead!
-And now, by believing all this to be true, we can be certain that we will never be separated from God again.
This amazing gift of God is ignored
by people every day.
Will you please consider placing your life in the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ alone? Those who are in His hands can never be separated from Him again!
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Pastor Dan Driesenga
Pastor Lonnie Mauck
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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.