Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Do We Christians Really Need To Preach About Hell?

Mark 1:15
"The time is fulfilled," He said, "and the kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe in the gospel!"

As a Christian you may be wondering if hell has a place in your public testimony? Well, opinions are divided on this issue, but I think it's well worth looking into scripture to find the answers. 

Even though there are preachers that actually teach that there is not a 'literal hell,' Jesus spoke of hell in 46 verses of the bible. Jesus spoke of hell not to condemn His listeners, but to warn them and to teach them why it was necessary for Him to come into this world to die for them.

If you're an obedient believer who has firmly placed your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, you'll not be going to that place, praise God! But the question remains, should I preach hell to those who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and King?

Dear reader if Jesus preached about hell like it was a real place, then we should follow in His footsteps. I firmly believe that hell should find a place in our pubic witness, as the Lord leads. If we truly love our unsaved family, friends, co-workers, and our neighbor we should make every effort to give the full gospel to them.

The following video is the probably the best testimony of a man's experience in hell that I've ever heard. Dear reader, please grab yourself a coffee; sit back; put your feet up for a little while and listen to what Bill Wiese has to say:

 
Hope you enjoyed the video dear reader. Praise God that Jesus paid the price for you and I to stay out of that horrible place. Praise God that He loved us enough to plan our rescue even before the foundation of the world was laid.

My thought for you today is this: Think about all the unsaved people you know, think about how much you'd like to see them get saved. Now ask yourself if you've ever told them that there is a horrible place of torment that they need to be saved from?

Have a blessed day
Paul
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Monday, 3 October 2016

Looking In The Right Mirror - The Word Of God

1 Peter 3:3-4
'Do not let your adornment be merely outward...rather let it be the hidden person of the heart...'

We're all familiar with the world's fashion designers and how they're concerned for the total overall look of their models. Before these models are allowed to walk down the catwalk they must have their hair just right, perfect makeup, the right fitting clothes, and their bodies must have the right kind of proportions suitable for what they're modeling; that's certainly a lot of pressure! 

God is concerned that you look right too, but the total overall look He's looking for comes from within. The very day you were born, God furnished you with specific qualities, personality traits, and emotional strengths.

He created you and I to be vibrant, feeling, and fully functional human beings with our own unique attractiveness. There's more! As born again believers He's also endowed us with spiritual gifts, fruit, and talents that He wants to develop in us for His kingdom purposes, glory be to God!

Dear reader, you're more than just your outward appearance. It's your inner substance that should be the determining factor in how you see yourself on the outside. What mirror are you looking into, the mirror of the world or the mirror of the Word of God?

If you're looking into the mirror of the world a few extra kilo's can wipe you out, when you're looking into the mirror of the scriptures you're getting your self-worth from God.  

Peter writes, 'Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God, 1 Peter 3:3-4.

When your-self worth does not come from the world but God, you can wear a second hand outfit brought from an opp-shop, or a seven hundred dollar suit and be fine either way because your sense of self-worth is coming from the right source, the Word of God.

Now I'm not saying that you shouldn't make an effort to look good on the outside. Just don't fall into the trap of finding your ultimate sense of self-worth from adorning your outward appearance.

Inner beauty can not be bought as the world would have you believe, no! That kind of beauty is an inside job perfected by a loving Heavenly Father. Dear reader, try to look at yourself in God's mirror today (His Word), and get a revelation of what He values most; your inner beauty.

Have a blessed day 
Paul
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