What do people see in Christianity that turns them off? We all admit to one extent or another that we
do wrong. If we do wrong in math, we try
to figure out where we went wrong and fix it so it doesn’t happen again. If we fail at something, do we usually give
up right away, or do we try again until we succeed? What about life? Yes, I know we can’t exactly perfect
ourselves, but we can search for and turn to the Perfect One to show us how to
fix our lives. It may not be easy, and
it may not be fun at the moment, but living a broken life is harder than trying
to ignore it.
Matthew 7:7-8 says: "Ask
and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be
opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to
him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
It is not a guess, and these are not empty words; they are a promise
from our Creator. A promise cannot be
true unless it is proven to be true.
When words are given and they fall void, then that person remains
untrustworthy. These words come from a
faithful God who remains with us during the best and worst times of our
lives. Even if we decide not to follow
Him, He pursues us in order to regain His lost Creation. He did not just start searching for you. He died on the cross 2,000 years ago just so
that you could enter into His Promised Land for Eternity. The nails in His hands are what gave us His
grace, and it is not by any other way that we can come to God. No other key opens the doors of Heaven. He then rose from the grave that could not
hold Him so that He is living and can plead to the Father for us. “Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who
died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is
also interceding for us” Romans 8:34.
It takes more than believing that Jesus existed, or even
that He died for us. You see, even the
Devil and his Demons believe that Jesus died.
What it takes first is prayer.
This is how God shows Himself to us.
Then admit that you are a sinner.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God” Romans
3:23. Believe that Jesus died for your
sins. "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” John 3:16-17. Confess to
God that you are a sinner (anyone who does anything wrong) and then confess
your sins to God. “If we confess our
sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from
all unrighteousness” I John 1:9.
Remember, it just takes one crime to be in trouble with the
law, so what makes it different with God?
If we break one law, we are guilty, and the punishment is death. “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet
stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it” James 2:10. If we are guilty, then we must be
punished. But Jesus came so that we can
be forgiven. That does not give us
permission, if we accept His gift of forgiveness, to keep on sinning. If we purchase car insurance, do we then go
and wreck our car on purpose just because we can be assured that if there is a
wreck that it will be paid for? No, and
the same should apply to Eternal Assurance.
If we know we are going to be in Heaven with God, we should not wreck
our lives just because we have assurance.
Hypocrisy is seen in Christianity right now because people live their
lives claiming to believe in God but live a completely different life outside
of Church. If you are a Christian, I
encourage you to talk the talk and walk the walk.
So, what will it take to give your life to God? He knows your future, so only He can lead you
on the correct path. Do we use books as
doorstops or do we read them to soak up the knowledge that is in them? Which is the intended purpose of a book? The author of a book wants you to use the
book for its intended use. The same is
with the Creator of the World. He wants
us to come to a point where we are who we are meant to be, and the way to do
that is to first get to know the Creator.
Remember, if our life is wrong, we should determine what is wrong and
then fix it. Ignoring it may be easier
sometimes, but it is better in the long run to fix it now.