Mine heart breaks today for all of you my family and friends on my list of friends here on FB. You are
Friends from my past.
Friends I’ve met along the way.
Friends that have already lived and died.
Even friends that I have never met.
Some of you are family members that I speak to frequently. There are those that I hardly know, and those who don’t know much about me at all other than I’m the one always talking about God.
Somehow each and every one of you have found yourselves acquainted with me in some way or another.
One day our path crossed.
We entered into this curious dance of modern-day internet friendship.
Isn’t it funny how that works. Who am I that you should befriend me. I am nothing special and I haven’t done anything that is considered remarkable. My name won’t make a lasting impact in this world.
Yet here you are reading my words.
On the flip side who are you that I would bother to post the written words of God each day in the hope that it might open your eyes?
In God’s eyes YOU are someone worth saving. Because you matter to HIM, you matter to me.
Because my Lord and savior Jesus Christ cares about each and every one of you. He loves you dearly.
Why else do you think the Lord Jesus Christ would go to the cross and die so that you might live?
He sure didn’t die because we were so worthy or because we deserved it or earned it.
You see God loved you so much that he sent his precious Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins WHILE you were yet sinners?
That is why I di what I do. It’s why I talk everyday about the ONE who offers you the only real hope, real peace you will ever have.
Because the same forgiveness that I have in Christ, is offered to anyone who would simply believe the gospel of the grace of God.
And that is why mine heart breaks right now, because I know not all of you will believe. If it breaks mine so how must it break Gods.
But I don’t want a single one of you people on my friend list, or that I come into contact with in this life, to not be given the opportunity hear the truth, to hear the gospel of the grace of God.
If you reject it, it won’t be because I didn’t love you enough to bother to tell it to you.
The truth is this: “Jesus Christ died for your sins according to the scriptures.
And that he was buried and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.“
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
This is the gospel of the grace of God.
People get confused wondering what it is they are supposed to “do“ to be saved. Many have sat week after week in church buildings across the world and STILL can’t answer the MOST IMPORTANT question: “what must I do to be saved?”
My dear friends, there is NOTHING you can do. There just isn’t.
You can’t repent enough, stop sinning enough, get dunked in water, sing hymns enough, live holy enough.
You can‘t earn it by obedience to the Law of Moses, or attending church.
You don’t ask him into your heart, or make him Lord of your life or even walk down the isle at some church crusade.
Salvation is a free gift. You can’t earn it and you don’t deserve it but it is offered to you in love.
It is a gift extended to everyone.
The only thing you need to do is believe.
To be saved from an eternity in hell (which you do deserve we all do), separated from God, you must believe what God has said in his word.
You must hear the gospel of your salvation, and simply believe.
Believe. That takes faith.
Faith is trusting what God said and believing that he is able to do what he said.
One day, there will be no more days left for you to live.
You WILL meet him face to face.
Without the grace of God, you will be guilty before a holy and just God.
If you reject the free gift offered to you, you will pay for every sin you ever committed.
But if you have believed the gospel of Christ…
All of your sins, past and future, will be forgiven the moment you believe.
My heart aches because religion with it’s rituals, traditions, and steps has done its darndest to confuse and distracted you from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Don’t get distracted by all those trappings.
I will be thinking of you and praying that your salvation is today.
I have Bibles for anyone who needs one. And I am always available to answer your questions, talk with you, study, pray.
Please study Gods word yourself, and study it according to 2 Timothy 2:15. Rightly divide the word of truth. Don’t be ashamed. Don’t be religious- religion crucified the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ sent the Apostle Paul to write the commandments of the Lord to those of us living in the dispensation of grace.
Jesus Christ sent Paul.
Paul wrote his epistles, Romans to Philemon to you, for you and about you!
The King James Bible is the written word of God.
Think about that, God loves you so much that he preserved his words for you and promised us in Psalm 12 that he would keep them forever.
Grace and peace.