Video by Youtuber - Jesus#1
The good news as that even though we deserve hell and death as our punishment from simple sins to the extreme sins we have done; our Creator Yahuah sent his son as God in the flesh to be a perfect human who had no sins and sacrificed his life in place of our life when he was crucified/killed. Yahushua (Jesus Christ) gave his life so that his blood would be an atonement or covering of our sins, so that when God looks at us he doesn't see our sins, he sees Christ perfect life. Christ was crucified/killed and raised from the dead on the third day and ascended into heaven to be at the right hand of the Father. If you believe this about Christ and you ask him into your heart and confess with your mouth that Yahushua (Jesus) is the Messiah/Christ then you will begin a relationship with Christ. Next steps you should take are to start talking with God, meet with a loving church to learn more about God and his teachings. Then be baptized so you may receive the Holy Spirit and have your salvation sealed. .
Video by Youtuber - The Lamb's Garden Ministries
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)
Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.
Romans 12:9-13 (HCSB)
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
James 1:27 (BBS)
Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Galatians 6:2-8 (NIV)
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:16-18 (NIV).
I am currently under the belief that the law has not been done away with and the only thing that has changed is that is what is mentioned in Hebrews Chapters 8 - 13, which is the priesthood, the sacrifices, and the tabernacle. These things have not been done away with they have changed. Now we don't have an fleshly earthly priest anymore we have Christ a perfect heavenly eternal priest, we don't have animal sacrifices anymore, we a perfect sacrifice in Christ with his crucifixion, we don't have tabernacle building anymore, our bodies are the tabernacle for the Holy Spirit. So while there was a change in the law no jot or title changed these three parts of the law are still in effect they have just changed.
Probably the biggest argument against the law being done away with is should we still stone people. We aren't under the law of sin and death anymore. Which means we have been set free from the curse of the law. Therefore we can not condemn someone to death anymore we have to leave that up to the Father to handle.
The law is for sinners and is to point us to Christ. The job of the law is to let us know that we are not perfect and we need a perfect savior. Once we come to the realization that we can have sinless life through Christ we will start to not want to break the law and start doing love. Where there is love there is no breaking of the commandments. That being said I believe we need to focus on the law of Christ first before we start to look at the law found in the Old Testament that way our focus is on love and will keep us focused on who saves us and how to love. In my search of what Christ taught I've read that he had anywhere from 25 to 250 commands I'll attempt to list them all Yah willing here with some of the more important ones at the top.
The purpose of this section will to be go over the some of the most debated subjects and propose a reasoning so that we may reason together and come into agreement of what the scriptures teach. Examples of topics to be discussed will be:
Video by Youtuber - Timothy Stern
For me personally growing up I thought there was probably a God, but not necessarily the God found in the Bible. I never read the Bible, however once as kid around the age of six or seven I attended a vacation Bible Study for one or few days. I really don't remember much about it other then church building and after the first day or so my mom asked me if I wanted to go back more which I replied no. It wasn't until I was about 22 years old (am 43 currently) that God brought me to know Christ. It's a long personally story, however basically I became like Nebuchandezzer who lost his mind and became naked. God put something in my heart to start to know the Word. I bumped into some college students studying the Word at a bookstore who let me to join in their Bible Study. It was interesting and new although not much theology just reading the Bible and sharing what we thought scripture meant followed by prayer. We were just searching at that time.
When googling how to lead someone to Christ it basically says you need to let someone know they are a sinner. I think most people already know they are not perfect. Then it goes on to say that the penalty of sin is death, and that sin separates you from God the creator because he is perfect. Since death is the penalty for sin you will go to a place called Hell where you are punished forever for your sins forever by gnashing teeth. Since the creator does not want you to go to Hell he provides a way for you to be with him Heaven instead where there is no sin. The way he provided was that he sent his son Jesus Christ to take the penalty of death in your place.
Around 30AD Jesus Christ was killed/crucified for yours and my account. He died so we don't have to. Yes we will still die physically, however when we do die God will look at Christ perfect life instead of our sinful life. When Christ was crucified he rose from the dead three days later and about 40 days after that was ascended into Heaven at the right hand of Father God. If we believe this in our heart, confess with our mouth and are baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost we will be given this free gift of entrance into Heaven instead of Hell. We will also received God's Spirit, called the Holy Spirit inside us to help comfort us, guide us, correct us and teach us.
While this sounds easy enough for me personally this is blind faith. If someone comes up to you and tells you this information you really you may not believe in your heart that this is true nor have they given you a reason to believe other than it sounds a lot better than Hell. In order to receive salvation or go to Heaven you die you have to believe in your heart that Christ came to earth in a human body as God, he died, was raised from the dead and is now at the right hand of the Father God in Heaven. God sent his son to give you this GOOD NEWS and he left the BIBLE, [Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth], to guide us to the truth. The best way to find out of what God says is true or not is to read the Bible or what is properly called the Word and see if it is true or not. If you start to fact check the Word you will find out for yourself if the words in the Bible are true or not.
After you read the Word you are basically going to fall into one of three groups.
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My name is Rob Hogenmiller, I became a believer in 1995 by a miracle of God. It was not an easy time for me and was very difficult, however God put a thirst for his Word in my life and I've been learning to love God and love others along the way. Also learning what sin is and how to remove it in my life. I'm a single guy with one son. Things that are important to me are, Faith, Finances (want to provide for family why I put that before family), Family, Fitness, Friends and Fun. I believe if you focus on these six areas of your life even though life is not easy you will have a sense of peace in comfort in Christ that keeps you going even when it gets difficult. I am believing God for good things in my future in all six of these areas. Please pray for others, yourself and me. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the site.
p.s. My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 86:11