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God's Law, The 10 Commandments, Show us Where We Stand in God's Sight.

Have you ever lied? Have you ever stolen anything? Have you ever cursed using God’s name? Have you ever looked at another person with thoughts of lust? Have you ever treated your parents wrong?
We Are Found GUILTY!
The ten commandments were given to us for two reasons:
To show us the standards that God wants us to live by
2. To show us that we are sinners and cannot live up to God’s standards (This should open our eyes so we can see why we need God's forgiveness.)
The ten commandments basically condemn us before God, and make us aware that we deserve to be punished for our transgressions.
We will all stand before God when this short life is over.
There is Good news Though!
God doesn't want to condemn us to Hell. He loves us and has provided us a way to escape the judgment that IS coming.
God sent his son, Jesus, to earth. Jesus was fully God and fully man. He came to suffer and die a horrible death on a cross to take the penalty for the sins of those people who believe in him through faith, confess their sins to him and follow him.
There is no other way to escape the judgment to come. If you have not come to Jesus, repented & turned from your sins and followed Him. The bible (God's Word) says you are facing hell for eternity.
Our part is simple.

Jesus Paid the Death Penalty for Our Sins! Then He arose on the 3rd day and conquered death. He has given us a chance for Life and Hope. He promises that when this life is over those who turn to Jesus will live with him in paradise! The trials of this life will be gone.

The question, "Is Jesus Real" is by far the most important question a person can ask. It is the answer to this question that determines where we spend eternity when this short life is over.

Life brings many trials and struggles that can sometimes overwhelm us. Sometimes these struggles can even make us question our ability to continue on. We are mortal beings living in a fallen world that is suffering from the curse of sin that was brought upon it through the sin of mankind shortly after the creation of the world.
God created the perfect world and then created Adam and Eve and placed them in the Garden of Eden to enjoy it and care for it. Adam and Eve had the ideal situation and a chance to live life to the fullest enjoying the wondrous perfect world including the opportunity to walk and talk with God their (OUR) creator.
God only asked one thing of Adam and Eve. He asked that they don't eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil located in the middle of the Garden or they would surely die. What a wonderful world we would live in today had they listened and obeyed God. However, the serpent (Satan, Lucifer, The Prince of Liars) tempted them stating they would not surely die but would be like God. Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden tree.
In doing so, they (we, mankind) turned our backs on our true Father who is our loving God and creator. This act brought death and destruction upon the world and the human race. God had asked so little and offered so much, and yet at the first temptation, mankind rebelled against God. Today we all live in world that is under the curse that was brought upon it through that original sin.
After turning our backs on our loving God and creator, what more do we deserve? In reality what we deserve is the consequences of our sins (death, hardship and separation from God and God's Judgment). God is Good, Loving and Perfect, but he also hates sin. He is Just in His Judgment. There is no sin in Him. When we sinned in the Garden, we caused a separation between ourselves and God (our heavenly Father). We are born into sin and are, by default, separated from God. God will cast his final judgment on sin when Jesus returns. He tells us that there will be a place of torment called Hell for Satan and those of us who reject Him (which is our default position).
THE GOOD NEWS is God loves us so much that He has provided us with a bridge across this separation gap which renews us back into His wonderful Grace. Because of God's Love for us and the rest of His creation, He sent his only son, Jesus, who died on a cross taking the penalty of our sins if we will only believe and turn to him. Jesus took the punishment for our sins upon himself so that those who confess their sins and believe in Him will be saved. There is no other way to be saved.

All we have to do is confess to God that we are sinners and accept this free gift of pardon that Jesus has provided for our sins. Then we will be forgiven and accepted into the God's own family where we will be able to praise Him and experience the wondrous gifts he has prepared for us forever.

Our default destination is HELL because we have sinned against Almighty God. Jesus died on the cross taking the punishment of those who come to Him, but it takes action on our part to come to Jesus believing in Him, repenting of our sins and following Him. The bible tells us there is NO other way to be saved!
God says "...No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him."

Don’t blindly believe what I or anyone else tells you. We live in a world full of sin where Satan, his hordes of fallen angels and even our own fallen natures are warring against God. What is a Christian? There are multitudes of religions and beliefs that have been introduced to confuse as many as possible. Don’t be one of them. Don’t let Satan win in your life and end up being condemned to his destination. Read the bible and listen to God’s words. I recommend reading the New Testament first as it pertains to the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus and explains the gift he has given. I would read John, the 4th gospel first, and then read through the entire New Testament. Then read through the Old Testament and see how God has revealed himself throughout history.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.
Genesis 1:31 NIV
Is Jesus Real? My hope is built upon His name!
And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die."
Genesis 2:16-17 NIV
"You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
Genesis 3:4-5 NIV
"Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow will you eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."
Genesis 3:17b-19 NIV
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
John 3:16-18 NIV
Is Jesus Real? Praise His name for what He has done!
For we will all stand before God's throne in judgment. It is written: "As surely as I live," says the Lord, "every knee will bow before me; every tongue will confess to God." So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Romans 14:10b-12 NIV
Is Jesus Real? He lived, He died and He Lives!
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Hebrews 9:27-28 NIV
Is Jesus Real?
He is coming again to give great rewards to those who have believed and trusted in Him and to judge and condemn those who have not trusted in Him.
He has given His life for you. What greater love is there than this?
Confess your sins and ask Jesus to help you live for Him. No sin is too big for Jesus to forgive. Jesus will take you as you are.
Then read His word, the Holy Bible. I recommend that you start reading the new testament to learn about Jesus and His teachings.
Praise the wonderful name of Jesus!
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
Romans 10:9-10 NIV
Is Jesus Real? If you confess you are a sinner, come to Jesus trusting in Him alone asking for forgiveness and asking Him to come into your life and to help you live for Him--He will, and You Will be Saved.
Jesus took the punishment for our sins upon himself when He died on the cross so that those who confess their sins and believe in Him will be saved.
There is no other way to be saved.
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
John 14:6 NIV
"...Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
Acts 4:12 NIV
Is Jesus Real? Jesus is the way and the truth and the life!
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:13 NIV
Is Jesus Real? Jesus is the way unto salvation!
No man is good enough on his own accord to earn or deserve heaven. We all deserve death for our sins. Jesus, God's own Son, came and died on a cross to pay for the sins of those who will believe in him. He took the punishment for my sins, and he took the punishment for your sins if you will just believe in him and ask him to come into your life and save you.
There are many false teachings spreading throughout the world as there have been throughout the centuries. Satan will do anything he can to turn people from the truth of God's word. More than 2 thousand years ago Joshua was faced with the same delima. He put it this way: "...choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
Joshua 24:15 NIV
I choose to stand with the Lord. He alone gives true peace and true hope in the things to come.
Is Jesus Real? He gives hope in our times of need!


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May God Bless you and fill you with the hope of the wonderful blessings to come for those who love him.
Brad Weese