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Modern Society’s Fascination With MURDER

In a previous post, I listed 20 popular songs that talked about murder (and the 20 songs were ONLY the tip of the iceberg, I narrowed it down to 20 for time/space purposes): songs that either bragged about it, hinted at it or joked about it. Note: You can read that post at the following link: https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/?s=20+popular+songs

However, just a few days ago, I heard about a fairly new TV show called “Getting Away with Murder”, with the word Murder made to look as if it was written in BLOOD! [Nevermind that Papa Roach already has a song entitled “Getting Away With Murder”!] And is it just ME or does anyone else out there in America or even in the world find this show and it’s premise TRULY SICKENING? ;(

A trailer for the show can be viewed at:

http://abc.go.com/shows/how-to-get-away-with-murder/video/most-recent/VDKA0_2jj5shi5

TV SHOW 2015

But then I started to wonder JUST HOW MANY TV shows portrayed/and/or joked about “murder” (rather it was explicitly stated in the plot lines or not). And the numbers were just STAGGERING!

666 Park Avenue
American Horror Story

Army Wives
Arrow
Banshee

Bates Motel
Beauty and the Beast
Being Human
Blue Bloods
Boardwalk Empire
Body of Proof

Bones
Boss
Breaking Bad
Burn Notice
Castle
Continuum

Copper
Covert Affairs
Criminal Minds
CSI
CSI: NY
Cult
Dallas

Da Vinci’s Demons
Deception
Dexter
Do No Harm
Elementary
Falling Skies
Flashpoint

Franklin and Bash
Fringe
Game of Thrones
Golden Boy
Gossip Girl
Grey’s Anatomy

Grimm
Hannibal
Haven
Hawaii Five-0

Hell on Wheels
Homeland
House of Cards
Hunted

Note: INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY has its very own TV channel DEDICATED to the glorification of murder!

It has SEVERAL shows about murder to boot! (41-42 some TV shows……UNBELIEVABLE!!!) 

Unusual Suspects, Cold Blood, Sins & Secrets, Murder Comes To Town, Deadly Women, Most Evil, A Crime to Remember, Fatal Vows, Happy Never After, Who the Bleep Did I Marry, Murder Book, Momsters: When Moms Go Bad, Dangerous Persuasions, Dark Minds, Dark Temptations, Dates From Hell, Dead of Night, Deadly Affairs, Deadly Sins, Evil Twins, Facing Evil with Candace DeLong, Fear Thy Neighbor, Frenemies: Loyalty Turned Lethal, Heartbreakers, Homicide Hunter, I (Almost) Got Away With It, I’d Kill For You, Last Seen Alive, Motives and Murders, My Dirty Little Secret, Nightmare Next Door, Nowhere to Hide, Obsession: Dark Desires, Scorned: Love Kills, See No Evil, Stalked: Someone’s Watching, Southern Fried Homicide, Surviving Evil, Swamp Murders, Secret Lives of Stepford Wives, Vanity Fair Confidential, Redrum, etc.

Justified
L&O: SVU
Last Resort
Leverage
Lilyhammer
Longmire

Luther
Mad Men
Magic City
Major Crimes
Merlin
Misfits

Monday Mornings*
Murder in the First

Nashville*
NCIS
NCIS: LA
Nikita
Once Upon a Time
Orphan Black

Perception
Person of Interest
Pretty Little Liars
Private Practice
Red Widow
Revenge
Revolution
Ripper Street
Rizolli and Isles

Rookie Blue
Salem

Scandal
Shameless
Sherlock
Sons of Anarchy
Southland
Spartacus

Spies of Warsaw
Supernatural
The Americans
The Borgias
The Following
The Glades

The Good Wife
The Hour
The Killing
The Lying Game
The Mentalist
The Mob Doctor

The Vampire Diaries
The Walking Dead
Top of the Lake
Touch
Treme
True Blood

True Justice
Unforgettable
Vegas
Vikings
White Collar
XIII
Zero Hour

The concept of “murder” is now starting to become SO “normal” and “widespread” in TV and in movies that it honestly scares me! For example, the movie trailers down below:

What is this world coming to? It’s only a matter of time before murder laws will be repealed by the courts. First, it will start off as “100% beyond a doubt NO murder charge for self-defense”. Then it’ll branch out from there. “No murder charge for killing the elderly at hospitals”, “no murder charge for killing children that parents were unable to care for”, “no murder charge for scorned wives or scorned husbands”, etc. etc.

In fact, there’ll be this whole new “campaign” someday to completely do away with our current justice system because, in some people’s eyes, it’s “just too old/outdated AND based on God’s law from the 10 commandments”……….in fact, there’ll be this FANATICAL national drive by Atheists/Humanists/Satanists for a type of “Hunger Games” type of society, if you will, where each individual person will get to decide for themselves what is right and what is wrong. And without a true justice system and true moral compass to guide people, by what measuring stick of morality will they judge themselves by?

If you think those days are still far off, think again! At the “Burning Man Festival” in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, they “draw a line” and when a person gets past that line, “there ARE no rules”. So quite frankly, it won’t be too long before “Burning Man’s *moral philosophy* — or lack of it, should I say — becomes the *mainstream philosophy* in today’s world! Because remember that people from all cultures and all walks of life go to this thing every year! So ofcourse, it’ll only be a matter of time before that *new-agey-no-morals* concept SPREADS to other countries and it becomes more like a *global UNCONSCIOUS/acceptance of darkness/Paganism/Satanism/New Age philosophy*!

We are heading into some very dark times ahead INDEED, folks, so get ready for that! Pretty soon, there won’t hardly be any morality left on this planet. Murder/homosexuality/sexuality/drugs/partying/money swindling is being GLORIFIED by the media NON-STOP. And even when people don’t agree with it, they just get SO USED to seeing it on the TV or in the movies/etc. that eventually, it doesn’t even seem that “abnormal” anymore. And that’s a VERY scary place to be in, INDEED!

When you hear on the news “so and so got shot today in front of a store” and you think to yourself “so what?” or “I don’t know the person, who cares?”, that’s a VERY bad sign that you are starting to lose your humanity and empathy towards others. But see? That’s what the MASS MEDIA (TV, movies, newspapers, magazines, online news) is DESIGNED to do. Because hey, the less humanity you have within you, the BETTER (for Satan and his demons, that is!)

But here’s what you CAN do the next time you hear about a shooting or what have ya. Think how YOU would feel if that were YOU or YOUR family! Then think about what that poor victim’s family is now going through! And whenever you see a murder on TV or in a movie, try thinking about the same thing: how would YOU feel if that were to happen to YOU or YOUR family? In other words, try to personalize it and MAKE it your business. Okay, if it’s real-life news, you might not’ve known that person or those people. But just think: it could’ve been YOU on that street corner that got shot. It could’ve been YOUR family member that got attacked in front of that store. And if it’s a TV show or movie, try imagining that the TV show or movie was about YOU and YOUR family, instead. How would YOU feel?

Several years ago, I read some sort of Christian blog post or news article that stated that one of these days, murder would become SO glamorized in our society that it wouldn’t even be seen as a crime anymore and that someday, people would kill pets or other people LIVE on TV for “shi*s and giggles” and that nobody would bat an eyelash. Please keep in mind that was around the year 2009 or so when I read that. And at the time, I thought to myself: “NO WAY! That could NEVER happen in today’s global society!”

But just how far ARE we from such a hellish reality? The number of movies and TV shows that *glamorize murder” already as it is, is ASTOUNDING! We are only in the very beginning stages, I’m afraid. But then again, that’s how the whole “model” works:

Stage 1 = Over-saturation

Stage 2 = Standardization

Stage 3 = Normalization

And I honestly can’t tell for the life of me if we’re in stage 1, stage 2, or a combination. And that’s pretty scary, INDEED! Then again, that’s how the “normalization” of homosexuality went about. In that exact pattern. And lets face it, prior to 2001, homosexuality was much frowned upon. Now, just 14 years later, speaking out AGAINST homosexuality is frowned upon. So how did public opinion change so quickly, just within the span of 14 years? The above 3 stages, that’s how.

Some people may remember back around the year 1997 when Ellen’s character came out as “gay”. While that helped start the tide of events for the LGBT Movement, it wasn’t really until the year 2002 or so that attitudes starting “softening” towards homosexuals. And now, in the year 2015, gay marriage is EVERYWHERE! I never would’ve thought in a MILLION years, as a child back in 1985, that homosexuality would be someday be taught in the schools, that kindergarteners in Germany would be taught sex ed, and that gay MARRIAGES would be taking place all across the country! (Heck, in 1985, I didn’t even know what a “homosexual” even WAS!)

But the biggest problem I’ve had with homosexuality is the PUBLIC PROMOTION of it. Why have to “promote” something if there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it? Where a person “sticks it” should be kept in the privacy of their own home, PERIOD! If a person wants to perpetually sin and end up in the lake of fire someday, that’s their choice and I can not change them! But there’s absolutely NO need for that person to yell on every street corner and in EVERY public venue: “I’m gay!” So so and so is gay/pro-sin and…..??????

I’m not trying to sound heartless there and please forgive me but why have to publicly PROMOTE something that is *so-called* “normal”? See, that’s the catch, there. Straight married people don’t HAVE to justify their actions with the mass media and public venue because they’re ALREADY justified in the eyes of God and man, whereas, active homosexuals are NOT justified by God in any way!  Just because two men and two women get “married” by mankind/human clergy does NOT mean that they’re considered married in the eyes of God! Sad but true.

While all these modern-day movies and TV shows glorify “murder”, homosexuality, and the promotion of it, in and of itself, glorifies SODOMY!

Okay, back to the topic at hand. The POINT I’m trying to make is that, if attitudes about homosexuality and gay marriage can change THAT quickly within a 10-14 year time span, then I wonder how much longer it’ll be before “murder” becomes a “right” and “normal” (both in the eyes of the mass media and in people’s minds and hearts).

Just look at the movie “Hunger Games”, in and of itself. Since WHEN did humans killing other humans become “entertainment”? Does anyone else find that concept TOTALLY SICKENING? People are just RAVING about how “good” the movie is, giving it 5-star ratings and what not but many people are FAILING to see the bigger picture, here and that’s THIS: the powers that be (those that adhere to the DARKNESS/Satan) are TRYING to PROGRAM and DESENSITIZE humans into murder and they’re doing it BY those types of movies and TV programs. If you think I’m paranoid or just making this up, go ahead and look on Youtube and see how many people are doing “parody” videos of some of these shows/movies. It’s totally sickening! 😦

Society is SO far fallen and SO far gone from God/Jesus Christ that I’m now starting to think it’s only a matter of DAYS or MONTHS before Jesus Christ returns to the Earth! But once Jesus Christ returns, that’s it, there’s NO 2nd chances! So you must decide for yourself: whom do you live for? Do you live for God/Jesus Christ/the light OR do you live for lust/sin/Satan/darkness/demons?

This isn’t a game, folks! This is your SOUL we’re talking about, here! Your ETERNITY! And WHERE you spend that eternity WILL depend on one thing and one thing, ONLY: do you live FOR Jesus Christ or AGAINST Jesus Christ? There are two ways and two ways, ONLY! One path leads to ETERNAL FLAMES OF TORMENT and one path leads to ETERNAL PARADISE. Which path will YOU follow? You can’t change your mind at the last minute, as Jesus won’t let you! You either live for him or against him and your decision will affect you for ALL ETERNITY! So choose wisely.

 

 


 

 

REPENT, REPENT, REPENT……..

Whatever is holding you back from Jesus Christ, REPENT of that thing! Pray to overcome that thing! Rather it be doubt, fear, sin, disbelief, etc.

Many churches and pastors today only want to talk about the LOVING part of God and seem to leave out the WRATHFUL part of God. They do this to try to attract more followers to the church no doubt, but IN doing so, the ONLY thing these churches/pastors do is send several souls STRAIGHT TO HELL.

Hell, just like heaven, is a REAL PLACE! Several people have had near-death experiences where they either saw heaven, hell or both and were able to elaborate on their experiences. (Other people, such as myself, have just had a near-death experience where they met Jesus Christ and were told about heaven, but never saw a preview of it).

“But what if someone was just saying that or making it up it for attention?” you may ask. Well, lets face it. There’s probably very few people who would lie about something like that since they don’t want to be seen as “crazy” by the rest of the general population. Think about it.

When a person says something like “I saw demons”, “Satan tried to drag me down to hell with him” or “I saw Jesus Christ”, etc., most “secular” people in this world would probably laugh it off and take that person for a “crazy kook”. So why would someone WANT to risk their reputation, their job and/or their livelihood over something that “wasn’t true” and that would have the potential to “destroy” their reputation and their life in this world?

On the other hand…….if someone has TRULY had a life-changing spiritual experience and they simply KNOW that that experience came from none other than the Lord God Jesus Christ himself, they are NOT going to care what people think. Because they’ve been spiritually reborn again and changed on the inside and are going to go out and tell everyone and anyone who’ll listen. Not for attention…….but to try to save as many souls as possible.

But one thing is certain. As I look around at all the chaous in this world, it has become very clear to me that we do NOT have alot of time left in this world. We MUST get right with Jesus Christ, we MUST repent of and give up our sins and we MUST do all the things that the Lord Jesus Christ wants us to do like “write a letter of apology to this person”, “go witness to THAT person” etc.

REPENT of sin means to GIVE UP your sin. In other words, if you drink alot, stop drinking. If you’ve done something to hurt someone, apologize immediately and don’t wait. If you’ve put off doing something for the Lord that the Lord has specifically requested that you do (such as “go witness to this individual about me”, “go donate your extra food to the local food drive”, etc.), DO THAT THING (whatever it is) without hesitation and don’t wait….don’t wait unless the Lord TELLS you to wait…..Because remember that anything we do outside of the Lord will NOT prosper……

The teaching “Once Saved, Always Saved” is a FALSE TEACHING!!!!!!! It was one invented by “secular-minded pastors” who wanted to increase their profit margins (and brought forth by Satan, who wanted to blind as many people as he possibly could, from the truth). Cause lets face it, NOBODY likes to hear bad things about themselves, right? “You’re a sinner”. It’s human nature to want to hear GOOD things about ourselves. “You’re so great, we’re so great, everybody’s so great”. But again, the “Once Saved, Always Saved” teaching is a teaching that’ll send people STRAIGHT TO HELL.

Jesus Christ said in John 14:15 in the New Testament “if you love me, you’ll obey my commandments”. He also said in Matthew 7:21 in the New Testament “not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father in heaven”. Those are some pretty powerful words right there! So in other words, merely believing in Jesus Christ is NOT enough, you must ALSO do what Jesus Christ says in the bible and beyond or the kingdom of heaven (New Jerusalem/Eternal Paradise) will be forfeited from you!

Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. So guess what, folks? We’re NOT great…….We’re NOT “all that”. We’re all sinners…….and we all need Jesus Christ in order to be forgiven of our sins. It’s just that simple. There can be NO salvation outside of Jesus Christ. For he is the divine judge of ALL.

One of these days, Jesus Christ is going to return to the Earth to judge each and every SINGLE person that has ever lived on this Earth. What will YOU say before God Almighty on that day? “I’m sorry Lord, my sin was just too important to me at the time! Please don’t condemn me & send me to the eternal flames!” By then, it’ll be too late and your eternal fate will be sealed. FOR ETERNITY.

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things that were written in the books, according to their works” Revelation 20:12

“And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead that were in them: and they were judged every man, according to their works” Revelation 20:13

“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death”. Revelation 20:14

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” Revelation 20:15

Please, I beg of you. If you’ve strayed from Jesus Christ lately and have become a wayward Christian, please REPENT and come back to Jesus Christ A.S.A.P. before it’s too late and your eternal fate is sealed for eternity!

And if you are NOT a believer in Jesus Christ or don’t know enough ABOUT him, then PLEASE pray to believe and/or get to know Jesus Christ, TODAY!

Time is of the essence.

Every second of your LIFE spent without Jesus Christ is one step closer to hell for you, my friend. Please open up your eyes and see, before it’s too late and your eternal fate is sealed for ALL ETERNITY!

We never know when we’re going to die.

You could die in a car wreck tomorrow or natural disaster. You might even die before you finish reading this sentence, even. Even if you’re young and in perfectly good health.

Perfectly healthy people have been known to die of instantaneous heart attacks before.

But again, I don’t say this to scare you but to WARN YOU!

Please don’t die without Jesus Christ! Get to know Jesus Christ, TODAY!

Just pray this simple prayer : “Lord, please reveal yourself to me” and mean the prayer with ALL your heart, ALL your soul and ALL your mind and he will reveal himself to you through the bible, visions, dreams, etc.

But you must mean the prayer with all your heart, soul and MIND. You must give it everything you got, when you pray. Put your whole entire “being” into the prayer….

Because Jesus Christ will NOT answer half-hearted prayers…..which is WHY you must mean the prayer with your mind, heart, body and spirit.

And then, after the Lord Jesus makes himself known to you, pray for forgiveness of your sins, REPENT (that means, give up your sins such as drinking, gambling, lust, etc), get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, obey Jesus’s commandments in the bible (such as 10 commandments, Sermon on the Mount teachings in Matthew chapter 5-7, partaking in the TRUE/BIBLICAL 7TH DAY SATURDAY SABBATH & the Lord’s TRUE holidays outlined in Leviticus 23 in the Old Testament and even in certain spots in the NEW TESTAMENT, etc.), preach the gospel to others and have FAITH in Jesus Christ and TRUST HIM to carry you through the rest of your days no matter what and you WILL be saved! You won’t have to question! You will simply KNOW for 100% sure that you are saved and assured an eternal spot someday in Jesus Christ’s “new Earth” if you do all those things!

May the Lord Jesus open up your eyes, mind and heart today to his heavenly truths and UNBLIND the people who (up until this point) have been spiritually blind. Amen.

God of “Many Rules”?

To many Christians (and even non-Christians alike), God can seem like a God of “many rules”. And at times, those rules can feel overwhelming to live by, to say the least. It can even seem at times that God doesn’t want anyone to have fun in life.

But think of a parent who’s trying to properly raise their child. Should they just let their child run amok and do whatever the heck they want? Ofcourse not.

So it is with God.

God is like a “loving parent” and we are like his “children”. He has to give us rules to live by, in order to sustain us and guide us in the proper way of living & for spiritual growth. Otherwise, with no rules to live by, we wouldn’t be here long, as a human race.

Remember that all of our laws are pretty much based on God’s laws. So without God’s laws to inspire our own human laws, where would we be, law-wise? That’s right. We’d have no laws. And everybody would’ve killed each other off by now. But because we have laws based off God’s laws, we are able to have some sort of “order” in the world.

Imagine if you were God and created a human race. And lets say that you valued/loved your creation very, very much but the humans decided that they’d rather disobey you, attack you and talk smack on you instead, with a constant chorus of “You suck!”, “We hate you!”, “You’re no good!” and “Screw YOU!”, etc.

You’d probably feel pretty slighted and ticked off and fed up with those darned things after awhile, huh?

But what if you decided to put YOURSELF into the form of a human and took it upon yourself, to show them firsthand how “pained” you felt every time they disobeyed you and talked smack on you, by allowing them to torture and kill you (for the forgiveness of their sins), but then, having the power to be resurrected just 3 days later. 

Some of the humans would say “wow” and would start to behave immediately but others would STILL continue to behave badly. And sure, you as their loving, patient, kind creator would give them LOTS of chances to repent of their disobedience. But if they didn’t? You’d have no choice but to discard them, upon their deaths and to discard them for eternity…..

For what good are they to you if they give you no reverence, whatsoeever? They had their chance, they didn’t take it, so it’s not your fault, right? You tried. And you can’t take them back OUT of the fire of condemnation because all they’re going to do is curse you and hate you even more. Plus, that also wouldn’t be fair to the humans who were “righteous” humans the whole time and/or that “became” righteous humans.

Jesus Christ not only hates sin but he hates the “effects” of sin. Jesus Christ hates severe alcoholism, drug use, gambling, materialism, lust, greed, hate, pornography, etc. because of what it does to people (physically, psychologically, spiritually, emotionally, financially….) He’s not just saying “don’t do this because I don’t like it”…He’s saying “don’t do this, because it’s not good for you, in several different ways”. As our divine creator who made all things in the universe, God the Heavenly Father wants what’s best for us. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t be God.

And once more, Jesus Christ is not a God who wants to take fun out of life (contrary to popular belief in today’s secular world). He went with his parents to celebrate the Passover (a huge, 3-day long Jewish festival) with his cousin John when he was 12, he likely had a jovial time at the wedding in Canaan (before/after turning the water into wine), plus also likely joked around sometimes with his friends/apostles. 

Not to mention that Jesus Christ has given each and every one of us a talent, gift, hobby or “calling” in life. Not only to make our lives somewhat enjoyable but also for us to use OUR gifts/talents in life to glorify HIM! For example, a person who’s a great writer…..Jesus Christ gave them that gift for a purpose so that they’d use their writing to glorify HIM! Or perhaps a person is a good painter, photographer, etc. We are to use OUR gifts/talents for Jesus Christ’s glory!

Unfortunately, some people out there decide to take it upon themselves to give THEMSELVES the glory for their “talents” instead of giving Jesus Christ the glory and that’s where they come into some major spiritual trouble and are in MOST danger of a “spiritual fall”! Because remember Proverbs 16:18 which states: “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall”

So please. I beg of you. Use your gifts for Jesus Christ’s glory and see in return how God the heavenly Father in turn uses your “servitude” towards him to also bless YOU as well! 😉

The Struggles of Christian Vs. A Non-Believer, Part 2

Do you ever feel alone or restless in life? Like your life has no *specific* meaning or purpose? Like no-one really cares about you? Like something is missing in your life? Yet, you don’t quite know what the “something” is?

Or have you ever done something that you MAJORLY regret in your life and wish you could go back in time or start over again?

Maybe you were raised as a Christian but later turned away from the faith, as you got older. Maybe you know someone who is Christian and doesn’t seem to be living by Christian standards (going around saying things such as “God hates homosexuals”, etc) or maybe you’re just a person of “science” who doesn’t see or feel the NEED for God.

Maybe you’re addicted to alcohol, sex, attention/validation from others, money, food, fashion, TV/movies/popular culture or drugs. Maybe there was a most recent death in your family and you don’t know where to turn. Maybe you’re mad at God for the uncertain state of the economy or world chaos. Or maybe you blame God for everything going wrong in your life, in general.

Well, let me tell you something. Jesus Christ cares.

And for EACH person that calls out to Jesus’s heavenly name, he has a divine plan and purpose for each of our lives:

And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you” [Isaiah 46:4]

 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” [Jeremiah 29:11]

Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life” [Isaiah 43:4]

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee” [Jeremiah 31:3]

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” [1 Peter 4:10]

As an all-knowing, all-loving God…….

God knew each and every single one of us before we were born. He created us and he made us. And he understands what we’re going through, no matter what we’re facing in life. God made himself human in the form of Jesus Christ, not only so we would believe in him but so he could emphasize with “being human” [even though as both God AND Man, he was *perfect* and never sinned].

Jesus Christ (God in the flesh) was mocked, flogged/whipped, ridiculed, pierced in the side, crowned with a crown of thorns, spit on, forced to carry his own cross and then crucified. He died an *excruciatingly painful* death, in order to save mankind from God’s Wrath/unforgiveness of sins. He took the payment for sin upon Himself in order to give US (humanity) a way to “become clean” in God’s eyes and receive forgiveness of our sins and *everlasting life*. This is known as “Salvation”.

Jesus died for you and for me, and for every person in the world that has ever lived from Jesus’s time, up to the present time.

So when we pray to Jesus for forgiveness of ours sins and acknowledge to him that we are a sinner, basically what we’re doing is “accepting” Jesus’s *free gift of salvation/forgiveness of sins* into our minds, hearts, bodies and spirits and saying “thank-you Lord Jesus, for dying for my sins, as I am nothing but a sinner in need of Salvation”.

So when I say that Jesus Christ understands what you’re going through, you can TRULY believe that he knows what you’re going through, since he went through all of that [the beyond excruciatingly painful –both physically and emotionally— torchure and death], just to be able to save you and me and all of mankind from their sins/God’s wrath.

“For God so loved that world that he gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” [John 3:16]

“For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved” [John 3:17]

“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the in the name of the only begotten Son of God [Jesus Christ]” {John 3:18}

So no matter what you’re facing in life (death of someone close to you, thoughts of depression/suicide, alcohol/drug addiction, severe persecution or “broken faith” as a Christian, an uncertain economic future, etc), call out to Jesus TODAY! Put your faith, trust and love in him!

He WILL have a solution to any problem in life that you’re facing right now, if you call out to him in prayer. He knows, He understands and He CARES!

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” [Hebrews 13:5]

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” [Hebrews 13:6]

If you put your faith, trust and love in the Lord Jesus [accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal Lord & Savior], pray for forgiveness of your sins, repent of your sins [that means, stop doing them], get baptized [FULL IMMERSION BAPTISM] in the name of Jesus Christ and CONTINUE following Jesus’s commands in the bible until the day you die, you will never have to face life alone or worry about the future ever, ever again! You will be able to rest with the peace and knowledge that you are “Saved” and that you’re going to spend eternity with God/Jesus Christ in eternal paradise, someday!!!!!

And if you don’t believe in Jesus Christ, then now is the time to *pray to believe*.

Say to Jesus: Lord, upon my uncertainty of your existence right now, please make yourself real to me. Please grant me the power to believe. Amen

And then read the Word of God in the New Testament, which commands us to pray for forgiveness of our sins, repent of our sins, accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior into our hearts and get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

Jesus says in Mark 16:16 “He who believes & is baptized is Saved but he who does not believe will be condemned”. Meaning, that the ONLY unforgiveable sin there is, is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of *Truth* and it is rewarded to/freely given to all those who believe in Jesus Christ, get baptized in his name, pray for forgiveness of their sins, REPENT (that means, give up) their sins and submit their very LIVES to him by living a life that is pleasing to God/Jesus Christ.

And sadly, Revelation 20:15 (book of Revelation, chapter 20, verse 15, at the very end of the New Testament) gives us a VERY CLEAR PICTURE of all those whom DON’T put their faith, trust, love & obedience into Jesus Christ:

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire

So just imagine this for a moment……..Everything from the Earth, on the Earth has COMPLETELY passed away……..and you’re standing before the righteous Judgement Seat of JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! Man……you never believed in him BEFORE……but BOY, you sure do, NOW! He’s separating all the people that ever lived on the Earth into TWO groups……One LARGE group of people on his LEFT side………and a very SMALL group of people on his RIGHT side………

You immediately look over to your large “group” on the LEFT side of Jesus and laugh a bit of relief, thinking that YOUR side must be the “redeemed side” and that the “small” side on Jesus’s RIGHT side must be the “condemned side”. You wait in nervous anticipation……..only to hear Jesus say FIRST to the VERY small group on his RIGHT side, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” [Matthew 25:34b]

And then YOU PANIC…….as you THEN come to FULLY realize………YOU ARE ON THE “CONDEMNED SIDE” OF THE LORD!

And then, just about as your soul’s heart is about to stop, he then turns to YOUR “large group” on the left side of him and says, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels! [Matthew 25:41b] 

And then, as you and all the others are being led to the flames, you SCREAM in agony at Jesus saying, JESUS! I WAS WRONG! I WAS WRONG! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM, PLEASE! I BBEEGGG OFFFF YYYOOUUU! but by THEN, it’ll be too late……..

For WHILE you were still living on the Earth, you sealed your fate by DENYING JESUS! [And please know that denying Jesus doesn’t JUST have to be a form of VERBAL DENIAL……..it can also be a LIFESTYLE DENIAL, as well. For example, those who “claim” they love Jesus but yet, don’t follow his commands in the bible! They are likened onto “Jesus deniers!”] 

The struggles of a Christian Vs. a Non-Believer

Being a Christian in today’s world is NOT easy. In fact, it’s anything but. There is SO MUCH resistance going on out there against the true believers in Christ! Even from people that are close to us! And there’s something I don’t quite understand. What is so threatening about a just, LOVING God who wishes that NONE would perish but that ALL would have *everlasting life*?

“For God [the Heavenly Father] so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ] that whoever believeth in Him [Jesus Christ] should not perish but have *everlasting life*” [life in eternity with God/Jesus Christ] John, chapter 3, verse 16 (John 3:16)

And trust me, if I & other true Christians out there know the bible to be the 100% true, holy-spirit-inspired Word of God and that ALL non-believers are condemned by God, (if they don’t come to Christ before they die), then isn’t it my job, and EVERY true Christian’s job, to preach to all the lost souls of the world so that in Jesus’s name, they may be saved? What kind of Christian would I or someone else be if they DIDN’T teach about salvation and Jesus to people? Think about it.

And when I quote bible passages that go along with what I’m saying, I don’t do it to be threatening or scary or intimidating in any way. I do it because I love ALL that I speak to and because I want them, through God’s good grace, to see the way, the truth and the light [Jesus Christ] so that their eyes may be opened and so that they will be “saved” and go into eternity WITH God/Jesus someday!

I mean, forgive me for saying this and all but who in their right mind, after reading or hearing about the descriptions of hell and/or eternal punishment in the “fire that never quenches”, would want to go there? It is NOT the *party place* that secular people make it out to be. It is a place of damnation and torment. Jesus describes it in Matthew 8:12 “But the children of the kingdom [of darkness] shall be cast into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and knashing of teeth”. In order words, excruciatingly painful!

Just like, who, after reading or hearing about the descriptions of *New Jerusalem* (God’s eternal Kingdom talked about in Revelation, chapters 21-22 in the New Testament), would NOT want to go there? It is a place where there is no pain, only happiness. No tears are shed. All who are hungry for food or thirst for water will never have to hunger or thirst ever again. There is nothing but dancing and rejoicing and no signs of aging. In other words, enlightenment/spiritual nirvana! However, even still, the Lord Jesus Christ will be worshiped in the Millennial Kingdom and beyond and inhabitants of the holy city will go up on the mountain during the feast of Tabernacles and whoever doesn’t go up to the mountain during the feast of Tabernacles will have no rain on their crops, etc. (but more about that later)….

Guys, look…..the truth of the matter is, true Christians live a very hard life. They are mocked and ridiculed (even by some fellow “wayward/worldly Christians”, called crazy by some and even sometimes betrayed by people close to them, due to their faith!

But they are SO thrilled with Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of their sins [salvation] that they want to turn around and share that total joy in knowing Jesus Christ with others. What is so threatening about THAT? True Christians feel as if it’s their mission in life to save lost souls, so that’s what they do and that’s what God calls them to do.

If you don’t want to hear the message about God, don’t take it up with ME or whatever person is trying to teach you God’s Word, take it up with God himself! Not I or anyone else am FORCING anyone to read God’s message, afterall. People read things or not, of their own free will. Just like people come to God or not of their own free will.

So PLEASE, people….I’m not forcing you to read or do ANYTHING. I am just merely telling you of what is spoken about in God’s Word in the Holy Bible and of my own experiences with God, so that you can make the decision on your own to come to God or not. What you DO in terms of coming to God or not is entirely up to YOU.

But please know (and I say this with love) that God condemns ALL non-believers that don’t accept Jesus Christ into their minds, hearts, bodies and spirits before they die….

But to fully accept Jesus Christ into one’s mind, heart, body and spirit, one must pray for forgiveness of sins, REPENT/stop doing sins, get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and live a life that is pleasing to him UNTIL one dies.

And remember, one of the BEST kept secrets in today’s “secular world” is that Jesus Christ/God exists, and that the Devil/Satan exists. Satan would love nothing more than to have people believe he, Satan, doesn’t exist (and *especially* WANTS people believing that Jesus doesn’t exist). That way, he (Satan) is more easily able to infiltrate one’s mind, heart, body and spirit, and bend a person’s will to do his silent bidding. In fact, he’s ALWAYS behind the scenes of some of the most gruesome crimes in today’s world, as well as friends betraying friends, etc. Oftentimes after people are arrested for major crimes in today’s world, they will say something like “the voices told me to do it”, “Satan told me to do it”, etc. and these people aren’t lying! Satanic/demonic possession is a real thing in today’s world and more attention needs to be brought to it. (But that’s for another post).

Also, Satan is THE OPPRESSOR. He WANTS you to hate the people close to you. He WANTS you to feel depressed, downtrodden, hopeless, helpless, even suicidal. He WANTS you to struggle with additions (be it alcohol, food, drugs, music, cars, guns, etc.) He WANTS you to think that both he and Jesus aren’t real. He WANTS you to doubt your faith and not live a true Christian life. He WANTS you to be overcome with a love for entertainment (music, movies, videogames, television, etc.). He WANTS you to write off the bible as “myth”.

He WANTS you to turn away from Jesus Christ at all costs. He WANTS you to do bad things that he knows aren’t pleasing to God so he can try to suck your soul away someday. He WANTS you to be a backslidden Christian. He WANTS you to lose your faith AND hope in Jesus Christ so you will become part of the “Satanic fold”. He WANTS you to think that you can’t make a positive difference in this world. He WANTS you to not do the things that Jesus Christ wants you to do (“tell your friend you’re sorry”, “write this person a letter”, “go see how so and so is doing at your work”, etc.) Basically, he wants everything that Jesus Christ DOESN’T want for you or your life.

And Jesus Christ, on the other hand, is THE REDEEMER. HE wants you to love the people close to you (and around you). HE wants you to forgive those who have hurt you. HE wants you to feel joy and peace in your life. HE wants to give you hope and a future. HE wants to help you overcome your addictions, to heal on the inside and to be set free from all your addictions. HE wants you to know that both he and Satan are real. HE doesn’t want you to doubt your faith but will help you overcome your doubts if you cry out to him about it in prayer. HE wants you to live a true, Christian life that is pleasing to him.

HE does NOT want you to be overcome with a love for entertainment (music, movies, videogames, television money, etc.), the things in and of this world, etc. HE wants you to turn away from SATAN and Satan’s “entertainment/lust/greed” agenda at all costs. HE doesn’t want you to be a backslidden Christian but wants to help you overcome your sin(s). HE wants to help you make a positive difference in today’s world (even if you’ve only helped just ONE soul on the planet……in God’s eyes, you’ve helped him a TON just by helping that ONE soul). HE wants you to do things in your life for HIS glory. And basically, Jesus Christ wants everything for you and your life that Satan DOESN’T want (peace, joy, salvation, everlasting life).

Jesus said in Mark 16:16 “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be condemned”.