|User Name:||Raberba girl|
|Last Visited On:||Aug. 11th, 2018, 19:45:51, PDT|
|Registered On:||August 08, 2004|
|Biography:||My main sites are AO3, DeviantArt, and LiveJournal.|
For more information, please see my Web page ( http://raberbagirl.wordpress.com ).
The Good News:
God the Father is the all-powerful, all-knowing maker of the universe, whose very essence is love. He created each and every person with a plan and purpose in mind, and his desire is for each and every person to choose of their own will to return his love, to follow and serve him.
Unfortunately, human beings chose sin over God, condemning the entire human race to death and torment, to be separated from God forever.
The good news is that God loves us so much that he came to earth in human form, as Jesus Christ, in order to live a sinless life and become a worthy sacrifice to take our punishment upon himself. Because of this precious gift, all who choose to accept it are reconciled to God, cleansed of their sin, and live in holy, joyful fellowship with him forever.
You must, however, choose to accept this gift, because it will not be forced upon you. It involves admitting and repenting of your sin, and trusting your life and heart to God.
This is the first step in a lifelong relationship with the Lord, a relationship in which you can grow only by being diligent every day to humble yourself, pray, and seek guidance through his infallible Word, the Bible. God will lead you - he expects to receive from each person only what he knows they can give.
Though Christians should have fellowship with other Christians, never forget that no human being and no church is perfect. If you base your faith on people rather than on Scripture, you will inevitably be disappointed and discouraged. Jesus Christ is the only person without sin, therefore he is the ultimate example of a Christian. People will always fail you at one time or another, but God will never fail you, and he will never abandon you or stop loving you.
&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; (1 Peter 5:8) All the bad things that have happened to you in the past, and all the bad things that might be happening to you right now, are hindrances meant to keep you from God. If you don't overcome them, they will destroy you. Don't let unforgiveness, unrepentance, stubbornness, pride, or fear deprive you of what God meant for you to have. No matter what your circumstances, praise the Lord! Praise is a powerful weapon against the darkness that seeks to destroy you.
You have the rest of your life to repent and give your heart to God - but none of us knows if we will even still be alive in the next hour. Your choice must be made while you live on earth; after that, it is too late. Do not delay!