In a world where heartache and suffering abound, we want our listeners to know that there is HOPE for our future. The Bible tells us that we have a Savior, Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of the whole world and everyone who accepts Him as their Lord and Savior will experience eternal life.
This life will not be as we know it now, with its suffering and death, but life on an earth made new where the Garden of Eden is restored. Here the wolf and the lamb will lie down together and the lion will eat straw like the ox. There will be no more death even in the animal kingdom! God's throne will be here and we will be able to talk to Jesus and our Heavenly Father face to face!
Furthermore, the Bible tells us that sin and the suffering and death that it brings will not happen a second time throughout the eons of eternity!
...the Bible, as given by God, to be the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16
...that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matt 28:19
...in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood...in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the Father, His High-Priest advocacy and in His imminent personal return to gather His children unto Himself. Revelation 1:8, Isaiah 7:14, Revelation 1:5, Hebrews 4:15, John 1:3, John 17:24
...that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. John 3:5
...in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life…not to ACHIEVE salvation, but as a RESULT thereof. 1Timothy 6:18, Titus 2:7, 3:8, 14, James 2:14
...in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation...the latter being referred to by the Holy Scriptures as the Second Death. John 3:16, Revelation 2:11
...that God has His children in many Christian Churches and that each person is on an individual journey...that many people live lives consistent with the Light they have received, thus far,...and that God alone is able to judge their true relationship with Him. We concur with Paul’s analysis... "Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." 1Samuel 16:7, Philippians 3:13 & 14.
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How we came to be has a direct bearing upon where we are headed and how we will treat our fellow beings along the journey.
With regard to a topic of discussion, of this magnitude, it is neither wise nor prudent to enter the discussion purposefully disabled by excluding facts and theories because they are potentially at odds with ones religious bias. Those claiming to have no "religion" will usually admit to having a 'world-view" in which their "moral code" is based, but for all practical (and accurate) purposes, this is a mere application of semantics to avoid the ultimate reality. Man is a "religious" creature and it shows in all that he thinks and does.
For those of an adventuresome spirit, who are willing to tackle the world of "hard" facts, where highly educated individuals of many scientific disciplines gaze upon reality without the blinders, we suggest the following, non-exhaustive and growing, listing of web sites where food-for-thought resides and indulgence is encouraged!