Human nature always wants proof, a sign, something tangible before believing. Well, I tell you there is proof all around! The heavens declare the glory of God. The beauty of this world. The incredible intricacies of the brain how marvelous it works. The miracle of birth! And so on… Science tries to explain it as evolution…That is just plain wrong! There is no science in evolution! The Bible already explained it, in the beginning God created!
I know this means nothing to you, just a debate! You say, “there is discrepancies in the bible”. Not so. It takes years of studying the meaning of words translated from Greek, Aramaic, Hebrew and the way the text was implied etc. You say, “there is so much hypocrisy in the church”. Granted! There will always be that. It certainly doesn’t take away from the eyewitnesses who saw, touched, and ate with Jesus after His resurrection, only to die horrible deaths themselves for preaching the good news.
Jesus spoke many times of sin, heaven and hell. A lot about hell. But, no one wants to hear that! How would a loving God send anyone to hell? He doesn’t. People choose to go there because of their unbelief. There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Everyone has freedom of choice. Jesus said the path is narrow leading to eternal life, but the gate is wide leading to destruction. Many people choose the latter.
You could have all that this world can give then die and face judgement (your name not written in the book of life). Or, while there is little time left, repent (turn from your unbelief) and by faith get on your knees, humble yourself before Him, ask God for forgiveness and receive the promise of the after life with Jesus in paradise. Accept what Jesus did at the cross for your sins. The choice you make determines your eternity. If what you see in the church doctrine is only myth and hypocritical jargon, you will still perish in your sin. If you say you have no sin, you call God a liar. If you say there is no God, you are being deceived.
I live by faith, not by sight. Christ is my hope and redeemer. I will always believe and no one will ever take that away. He was crucified, buried, and rose again on the third day as the scripture says. It was written He is coming back for believers and will pay vengeance on all who disbelieve. A frightening thing. But, make no mistake. As I mentioned before, it is appointed for man to die once, then judgement.
It breaks my heart, God’s heart more, to think of you perishing. God wants none to perish but, repent. Turn to Him and believe! There is one who, so devious, so deceptive, sublime in all his ways and wants nothing more than to destroy man from the face of the earth. You sneer at that? You have no concern about your soul or the many you deceived when you’ve lied to them? All the years that I knew you, many times, you expressed how you couldn’t remember the lies you told people. Jesus said when you lie to people your will is submitting to the devil, and his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. All liars will have no part in the resurrection. You must realize your soul is at stake. The devil plays you like a pawn Fred.
There is a God and there is a Devil! Look at the Christians all over the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus. Do you think that the millions of people who put their trust in Jesus and willing to die for their faith is vain? I think not! Just as He said in the scriptures, they hated Him without a cause and anyone who follows Him will be persecuted, too. Just as you used to mock me (even in your anger or kidding) and say, “they should kill them all.” You don’t even realize the words you spoke we’re from the devil.
I could go on and on about it, but I don’t want to write a book. Don’t have the patience or the energy.
Fred, you and I had nothing in common. The alcohol was the only life force that played a part in our relation. I know there was an emotional tie or feeling, some kind of bond between us for all those years. It’s really sort of sad I had to separate myself from you. All the years I was saved, while playing the game with you, I lived like I was part of the world. I was wrong. I don’t wish for any of this to sound mean spirited or degrading in anyway. I write to hopefully wake you up.
This is truth from the bible, Gods word. I will say it again- unless you repent you will perish. Only Jesus can take away the old nature and make it new. I don’t know how many more times I can tell you the truth. The day will come when you will die. If Jesus is not your savior, you and all who you know that refuse to repent and believe will face an unimaginable eternity called hell. I didn’t make this up. Jesus spoke of hell many times in scripture as being a place of torment. A separation from the light of God. That is scary! Laugh all you want. Dismiss it as myth. Don’t believe. Your choice. We all are going to face death. The difference between you and me is, I have a savior. As He said, “everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and He Himself will raise him up on the last day.”
This is nothing new to you. You once told me with malice to never ever pray for you. I have not forgotten that. I don’t, but my wife does. I still hope there is a slim chance God will draw you to Christ. He is the only hope for your soul and the life after. It’s your choice. There is one God, one mediator between God and man, that is Jesus Christ. Lord of Lords, King of Kings.
Many people have been deceived by Satan, Lucifer, the serpent of old, the devil. He can appear as an angle of light. That is why so many religions have been born. People saw a vision of some angel who gave them some sign or tablet with Gods writing. But, there is only one Christ (means Messiah, redeemer) Jesus… Following Him comes with a price. It ain’t a pleasant thing facing the cruelty of man. Eternity hangs on that choice. I’m quite certain all this is of no significance to you, I’m just a repeating rambling madman.
At least all the years I preached was not in vain for Joel. He finally repented, even started reading the bible again and admitted Jesus was his savior… Thank you Lord JESUS! I will see Joel in Heaven. I wish you would join us Fred…
You wanted to understand why I don’t care to associate with you…? Now you understand. As I said before, I don’t express my feelings well in conversation. Hopefully through my writing, and I don’t do that very well, I have conveyed them correctly and with some clarity.
Fred, I don’t wish any evil toward you, just tough love. I only desire that you will come to know who Jesus is and at what price He paid for your salvation. I’m also, rather convinced this letter won’t stay private. But, I’m not ashamed of the gospel. It is the only inerrant written word from the creator God to the world for salvation. I don’t, for the life of me, understand why people are so obstinate and refuse to believe what was written about Jesus. How wonderful God is. He gave His only begotten Son to pay for the worlds sin, that who ever would believe would not perish, but have everlasting life, life eternally in paradise (as Jesus said).
As Paul the Apostle of Jesus wrote, if it isn’t true we should all be pitied.
Verse 12, 1 Corinthians chapter. 15, “Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover, we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we witnessed concerning God, that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, in fact, if the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.”
But, he then says, verse 20… But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
For further reading if you want to understand this passage go to here .