The words in this book have the ability to change your life, believe me when I tell you. But not just the book, you have to get to know the author.
Just the sight of this book has caused so much controversy in our country... but my question is why? You see the book is not the problem... it's the author that people don't like. This country, and I can't talk about any other one because I live here... in America has over the past several years launched an all out attack to get us away from this book.
Why so much hatred?
In 2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT) "All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right."
This is why people are working so hard to get rid of God... they don't want to take responsibility for their wrongs. They think; if we don't know were doing wrong... we can do what ever we want. If you think about that; this mindset is what has gotten us in so much trouble... if it feels good... do it!
Can I show you something else? I glad I have your permission;
In Matthew 24:9-12 (NLT) "Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the word because you are my followers. And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold."
Can you see truth here... written thousands of years ago and it describes our American personality today...2007. The part; "and the love of many will grow cold", is what really grabs my attention. Our country is growing so hateful because it's growing cold toward God.
If you took a candle... lit it, the wax would be soft... but when you blow out the flame... the wax is cold and becomes hard; can you see this truth? It really is describing our heart condition.
Jesus didn't die so you could become religious... He died because He want us to have a relationship with Him. Jesus is the light of the world. He is the light that can guide our path.
People hated Him (Jesus) because they loved the darkness of their lives more... just like today; nothing different. But if you would just look at the facts and realize this is true... you can turn you life around.
God has a plan and the blue prints for your life can be found inside of that old book called "The Bible" believe it or not... it's still the number one best seller. We need to get it down... open it up and ask the author to reveal it to us.
God loves you and that fact is still His truth.
Pastor Jim "DoughBoy" Brady