March 2014

We are living in a time when many people no longer believe in the existence of God. Some say: human beings are God, others say: bring God to me, and then I will believe in Him! But when you can see something, then you don’t need faith. The Bible says:  Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see... At the instant when you decide that God exists, and believe in Jesus Christ and that he went to the cross for you and your sins – then you will experience God, because that’s possible. You will experience a joy and a peace you never knew before.

God is not energy or a higher power, of course He has all power, but He is a person. What do I mean by that? God has a voice, and speaks. He has feelings: He weeps and laughs. According to the Bible, God created the universe, we are His creation. He loves us, He calls us back to Himself, He has good thoughts for us, thoughts of peace. In school, you heard about evolution, you read books which deny God’s existence. Perhaps you have friends or parents who don’t believe in God, but the Bible says: Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. No matter what your friends, teachers, parents etc. believe, one day you will stand in front of Jesus Christ and bear the responsibility for not accepting His gift at the cross. Talk to Jesus, read the Bible and you will understand God!   

Romans 1:18 states: The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

So what does the Bible say? God reveals Himself through His creation. Whoever sees creation can know that there is a God. You can’t create emotions with a big bang. You can’t create the song of birds with a bang. You can’t create the beauty of flowers with just a bang, etc. The living, loving Creator made everything. What do many people do? They love nature, but they only worship nature and don’t want to know anything about the Creator. That’s why the Bible says: they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. In the same chapter it also says: Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

The sexual perversions we see today are nothing else but God’s judgment. That men marry men and women marry women is simply giving up God. Every day when you see the sun, the flowers, the birds, the people etc., you are seeing creation and God’s glory and wisdom.   You don’t have an excuse, you can’t say that you don’t know it; at most you can say that you don’t want to know anything about it. Isn’t it interesting that when we’re doing fine, we don’t even think of God’s existence or believe in it, but when some catastrophe happens, then the first reaction that many people have is to doubt God, for example by saying: “How can God allow that?” or “Why is God doing that to me? I don’t want to know anything about God anymore.” Did you want to know anything about Him before that happened? Did you believe in Him beforehand? No, you lived the way you wanted to and did whatever you wanted, and now the “non-existing” God should be to blame for your miserable situation? We should be ashamed, we are hypocrites! You’re your own boss, you don’t want to have a God above you, but you’ll have to bear the consequences plus eternal damnation in hell. These are facts, it’s not about intimidation. There is one God and whoever believes in HIM and Jesus Christ will spend eternity with Him. However, whoever denies HIM must spend eternity in darkness and cold, in a never-ending horror of evil and suffering in hell.

God, the Creator of the universe, loves you. He has a plan for your life. Turn back to Him, so that His plans for you can be fulfilled. Millions of people have called to him in their hour of need (drug or alcohol addiction, depression, etc.) and were saved. I myself became free of depression and today, I can lead a fulfilled life. God gave us a free will, we aren’t robots. He asks: If you want to, then follow me. If you don’t want to, then go your own way. One day you will die and stand before me, and you will have to justify yourself.

Don’t throw away your life. The one who gave it to you wants to comfort you, give you hope, restore your life. Accept this gift! You exist because God exists!

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. John 3:16