We make a hundred decisions every day, most of which, concern us. Do we ever stop to think about what we say and do and how these things affect God? Many of us never consider that we are important enough for God to notice. We are stunned to discover that He is watching us with such interest that he knows how many breaths we have taken on any particular day. He catches all of our tears in a bottle. He has numbered the hairs on our head. We discover that He fashioned us in our mother’s womb and planned all the wonderful days of our life for us, before we were born.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me —Psalms 139:16 Continue reading “Does It Matter How God Feels?”
Several years ago, I was watching a television show in which a man was seeking to illustrate how anyone; regardless of how evil they might have been, can go to heaven.
A young man who was having a hard time understanding the concept of a murderer going to heaven, asked a question:
“So you are saying that the Nazi soldier who gassed my grandmother at the German death camps under Hitler can be forgiven by God?”
The host told him, “yes of course. Anyone can be saved by the sacrifice that Jesus has made on the cross for all sins.”
“But what if my grandmother never received Jesus as her savior, what if she refused to accept his offer of salvation.”
The host continued: “Unfortunately, she would be lost forever.”
The young man, now quite angry, began to speak again: “Do you mean to say that a Nazi butcher who tortured my dear grandmother, then threw her into a furnace and burned her to death, can go to heaven; but my grandmother, who never hurt a sole, who never said an unkind word about anyone in her life, will go to hell, if she does not receive Jesus Christ?”
The host answered, “Yes that is precisely what the gospel of Jesus Christ says.”
The young man replied: “That is why I would never believe in the God that you believe in.” Continue reading “A Murderer Can Go To Heaven, While His Victim Goes To Hell”