Realize this

You’re not worthless.
You’re not no one.
You’re not a waste of space.
You’re not good for nothing.
God loves you.
Christ died for you.
You’re alive for a reason, for a purpose.
God gave you life.
You’re here to live, love & be loved, thrive, glorify God.
Realize this. God bless.

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Some food for thought

These breaths you take now
Could be the last ones you take.
Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed for you.
How are you using the time you’re given?

There’s more to life than breathing,
More to life than just getting by,
More to life than watching days go by.
We’re meant to live, to love, to thrive here.

We can disagree on many points
And about many things
But let’s remember to show our humanity
And to keep our sanity when talking, debating, arguing, etc.

We can fight for what we believe in
But not see others as less than human
Just because they believe something we don’t.
Show human decency in all communication.

No one is living for nothing.

“God’s Gospel is For All Sinners, For All of Us” Note by me.

“God’s Gospel is For All Sinners, For All of Us” Note by me.

Jesus Christ can set a person free in the most meaningful and true sense of the word.
He can free a sinner from the deserved punishment, from the penalty of committed sins, from the burden of guilt and shame, from condemnation and misery.
He can give rest to restless hearts, relief to troubled minds, comfort to the grieving, assurance to the doubting.
Yes, Christ can save sin’s slaves and make them His saints. He can redeem them. He can remake them. He can change them for the better, so they can become who they’re meant to be.

There is hope for fools and wretches.
There is hope for the hopeless, the condemned, the outcasts, addicts and criminals, degenerates and vile men and women.
Christ is the only hope for all these and all other people. The Gospel is the light of truth for all if us sinners, it’s the good news we all need and the message we’d be utter fools to reject, ignore, scoff at.

Today could be your last day alive and if you die unsaved, if you reject the Gospel, if you die without Christ, you won’t have anyone to blame but yourself.
God has made Christ the only Way to salvation, and peoples’ feelings and opinions against God’s way doesn’t change the reality that it is just as God says it is and other beliefs and ways won’t change it.

God calls all sinners daily to repent and believe, to come to Christ, to be saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. He calls men and women, children and the middle-aged and the elderly, no matter what their skin color is, no matter where they live or work, no matter how much wrong they’ve done, no matter what sins they’ve committed in public or in private. All sinners, all people, are called by God to repent, to confess their sins and ask for God’s forgiveness, to be saved by Christ, to be reconciled to God the Father through Christ the Son.

God’s Gospel is the best news sinners can get and are given, the light that shines in the dark world to sinners who all need a Savior to rescue, redeem, remake, restore, strengthen, sanctify them, give them a purpose and mission in life to glorify God and obey Christ’s commands and His Great Commission, to become who they were created by God to be.
Thank God for the Gospel. Thank God for Jesus Christ. Sinners can be saved, there’s hope and love and true life and purpose still. Come to God through Christ today. It’ll be too late when you die.

God loves you and He wants you to love Him as a child loves and obeys his parent.
He calls the rebels to surrender to His sovereign rule. He calls the unbelievers to open their hearts and minds and believe and receive His truth. God calls sinners to repentance, to true life, to salvation, to true purpose, to restoration and renovation and renewal.

Glory to God for His love and holiness, His grace and mercy, His wisdom and longsuffering, His Gospel and His Son Jesus Christ!

“Creation Points to God” Note by me.

“Creation Points to God” Note by me.

–Note: Originally just a comment, shared here for anyone to read–

Creation isn’t to be idolized or worshiped but to serve as a pointer to the Creator, a reminder that all is made by God who is Maker, Architect, Sustainer, of all that was and is and will be, all made for His glory, all showing His creativity, majesty, expression of His attributes.
Design and complexity and variety and order, all evidence of God’s handiwork, and though but a good show of His infinite wisdom, yet is enough to give humans an idea of just what God has done, is still doing, and will do.
No one has a valid excuse for not believing in God, and excuses aren’t reasons anyway and so are void.

Turn your gaze to the bigger picture of reality and see that the natural order, all that is, is held together by the living God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things visible and invisible.
Until you’ve looked at that bigger picture, you’re just looking at a few pieces of the puzzle of reality, but you do have the other pieces available so it’s your responsibility to look at them, consider them, add them to the puzzle, and your mind will be wanting more pieces, more answers, and your heart will seek more of what it needs if your will is resolved to seek the truth wherever it leads.

The right place where it will lead you would be to the Cross of Christ, to a knowledge of God, there you’d have to accept the Maker’s conditions and life in Him.

Or you will turn away and reject what He has done for you and return to the darkness of your natural way of living in rejection of and rebellion against your Creator and Savior, which is the most foolish kind of rebellion, but need not be your end if you accept the truth before you die.

“About Jesus, Judging, Christians, Understanding” Note by me.

“About Jesus, Judging, Christians, Understanding” Note by me.

–Note: Originally just a long comment made by me somewhere, shared here hoping it will benefit those who read it–

You don’t even need to judge gays or people of other beliefs because God says they’re judged already, they’re guilty of sinning against Him and they must repent, they need God’s forgiveness and grace and mercy and to surrender their whole lives to God and stop living in rebellion against God, they need healing of their souls, to be given a new heart, a change of thinking and a change of lifestyle. That’s Christianity, that’s the truth gays and other sinners need, the Gospel of God, not interpretations by people who aren’t even Christians or by duped and immature Christians who don’t even read the Bible and just accept what other immature Christians tell them about gays and judging and beliefs and lifestyles.

Jesus didn’t say to never judge anyone for how they live or what they believe, He said don’t judge hypocritically, don’t go bashing others for their little sins when you’re doing worse sins, don’t pretend to be clean when you’re filthy, He said judge righteous judgment, don’t make conclusions about someone until you get the facts from them, the outward behavior shows what’s in the heart. To not say anything to someone who’s doing what God says not to, to not correct them when they’re terribly wrong, that’s not a service to anyone, that’s the opposite of Christianity, that indifference, that’s cowardice, that’s just watching as they get worse and worse and not really caring if they die in sins as long as you don’t offend them and don’t look like you’re judging them.
Satan’s totally ok with quiet, harmless, spineless Christians who won’t say anything to those who sin because they want to seem nice and inoffensive, they don’t want to ruffle feathers or rock the boat, who basically just stand by and watch sinners continue in their rebellion against God and sinning against people. They may believe that’s the Christian way but it’s the opposite of what God wants and calls Christians to do, and cowardly Christians should know better and pray for courage, have their minds renewed by the truth of God’s Word and live the way God wants them to and not how the world tells them to or how their feelings lead them to think and act and live.

Spinelessness, cowardice, compromise, indifference, conformity, apathy, people-pleasing, those aren’t virtues, those aren’t things Christians should be showing in their speech and actions and life. Those are things to repent of, things to change, things to get rid of; those are not good attributes or qualities or characteristics of Christians. They’re things that paralyze and poison and stunt Christian growth and choke our love and attacks our hope, it’s harfmul for us and affects others negatively when we interact and deal with people.

Only God knows everything about everyone and only God will judge finally all who sinned and rejected Him and His call to repentance and salvation through Christ. That should make sinners more afraid of God’s holiness and judgment than any judging that some person does of them. God hasn’t changed His mind about homosexuality, murder, rape, stealing, or other sins, so those who keep sinning are already condemned because they ignore God’s prohibitions and pretend He’s magically ok with things He once said were wrong and sinful and must be repented of. That’s twisting God’s own Word and making up a phony version of Christianity, that’s making God say the opposite of what He actually says, and that’s no small wrong.
People who pretend God’s ok with whatever beliefs and lifestyles they chose, are in for a terrible shock when they’ll find out how wrong they are, they made an idol and they served it, but it wasn’t the real God and they should’ve known better and repented of their idolatry and stopped following the world’s ideas about God which contradict what God says in the Bible.

You can disagree with everything I wrote but it’s your responsibility to know and accept the truth of what God says in His Word Himself and through Christ and through prophets and all the other people in the Bible God speaks the truth through. I’m noy interested in tickling or scratching itching ears or stroke egoes or give false hope to those who sin and say it’s ok. I’ll take God’s Word over sinners’ opinions any day. To do less than give people the truth about such things is to deprive them of what they need, it’s to refuse to do what God wants Christians to do for those who sin and aren’t saved.

“No Other Hope But Christ” Note by me.

“No Other Hope But Christ” Note by me.

Give up hope now that you’re good enough to go to Heaven because it’s a hope not based on the reality of what ‘qualifies’ one for entrance into God’s Heaven.
Your only hope can and should be Christ, He alone can save you and provide you escape from God’s righteous wrath that you deserve to have poured out upon you. Christ took on the Cross the punishment you deserve for your sinful, rebellious life of being an enemy of God.
If your hope of getting into Heaven is anything other than Christ then your hope is vain, empty, throw it away and replace it with the true hope, the blessed assurance that God gives His children in Christ.
Not being saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ means you’re going to Hell when you die.
You having no faith in Christ means no Heaven for you to hope for, much less expect.
Your so-called goodness is irrelevant when you look and finally see the truth of God’s Word.
This truth sets free instead of filling with hopelessness.
The truth God revealed to us in His Word is what we all need to consider, heed, embrace, and believe according to it, or we’re just willingly remaining in the darkness of error and falsehoods, counterfeit ways of getting to Heaven, false ways to salvation, false saviors, and whatever else is not according to God’s truth.