"Before the Lord : for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth."
(Psalms 96:13 KJV)
Our Awesome God is holy and righteous, merciful and loving. He made us in His image and we will be held accountable for our words and actions. This means that God will judge each of us for what we do and say and there will be consequences for all our actions. Once we, through Adam, had eaten the "the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil," we knew what was good and what was evil and we became responsible for doing only good things because we were made in God's image. We need to see that our fall into sin was not just a moral lapse but a deliberate turning away from God and a rejection of Him by man (Genesis 3). We inherited this rejection of God from Adam even though we really know that God's way is the only way that makes right and makes sense.
If a man does the wrong things and sins, there must be consequences for those sins, so Our Awesome God or Jesus Christ, the perfect one, must judge him. After physical death, that judgment will always yield the sentence of hell for eternity. But those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and will follow Him have already been judged by Jesus and won't have to go through this judgment because He has already suffered the consequences for us.
Yes, the good news is that Jesus Christ has come to earth, died on the cross, taking our sins on Himself, arose the third day and is now sitting by Our Awesome God, interceding for you when you sin. The only way you can get to heaven is to believe that Jesus Christ, God's son, did this.
This means that it is very important that Christians tell other people about our Savior, Jesus Christ. Those that accept Jesus Christ as their Savior will be forgiven their sins and allowed to come into heaven for eternity and some will even get rewards called golden crowns for their help in furthering God's kingdom on earth. All others who reject Jesus will suffer in hell for eternity. So Our Awesome God has given us the choice of heaven or hell.
Learn more about Our Awesome God by joining us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 9:30 AM for Bible Study and 10:30 AM for worship Service. Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, there is also a Bible Study hour along with a children's program called AWANA which goes until 7:30 PM. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and Bible Study along with a separate Spanish Bible Study until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
"And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him."
(Genesis 4:8 KJV)
Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve, born after they were evicted from the Garden of Eden by Our Awesome God. Cain, like his parents, sinned against God. Cain killed his brother, he lied about it to God and he never felt sorry he had done these things. So Cain roamed his part of the world building cities until he died.
Why did Our Awesome God have this situation included in His Holy Bible? God always has a purpose for man's good. Here are a few things that we should remember: 1) God always warns us and even offers a way for us to escape (Genesis 4:6-7), 2) what we do is an outward statement of our thoughts (Genesis 4:8-9), 3) punishment does not mean that we repent of our sin (Genesis 4:13) and 4) the world is not the real Judge, God is (Genesis 4:11-12). God does all the above because He loves you. Sin brings consequences to the sinner.
Cain's grain offering was not what God required for a sin offering and Cain knew it. It was unacceptable because his heart was not broken and repentant toward the things he had done wrong. This is a problem that Our Awesome God knows since He knows every thought you have. We need to realize that our lack of repentance put stripes on Jesus Christ's back and created more humiliation for our Creator and Savor, even as Cain's did.
This is where we need to look at our own lives. Are we sorry for what we've done wrong and are we willing to do or try to do better? If not, don't bring it to Our Awesome God. He will know you aren't repentant. He will know if you will really try to stop sinning. God warns you and offers a way out of your problem. He loves you. No one loves you as God does! Repent, then seek God!
Learn more about Our Awesome God by reading His Holy Bible, praying to Him and worshipping in a church which preaches and teaches the Holy Bible. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 10:30 AM and at 6:00 PM for Bible Study. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests, and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. First, it is time that you should know and love Our Awesome God as your creator and Savior. We can show you how from the Word of God and we love visitors.
Flo & Bill