What God has Done for Us

ALMOST every week we hear about someone who has run up huge bills on their credit cards or borrowed from loan sharks. As a result, they find themselves in great difficulties. Sadly, some of them take extreme measures, even suicide, to find a way out. Its inconceivable that anyone would be willing to cancel their debts.money worries_2

Our Debt to God

However, The Bible describes our sin, which is our wrongdoing in God's eyes, as a debt that God is willing to wipe out. And this is despite the fact that it's our own fault that we've got into that mess in the first place. It's no use saying we aren't sinners, when what we mean is that we don't commit robbery or murder. Human opinions about what is a 'real sin' may alter, but God's doesn't. We all disobey God to some extent, which makes us sinners!– and therefore deserve the same sentence as the first people, Adam and Eve.God gave them one rule and stated the punishment for breaking that rule. Because they did what they wanted instead, God confirmed what would happen: In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return (Genesis 3:19). The result is that we have their same physical nature and so we too will die. But we don't die just because we are mortal. Like our first parents, we sin and therefore deserve to die. 'Therefore, just as through one man (Adam) sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned' (Romans 5:12). But there is something we can do about it, although it is more accurate to say that God has done something about it, by offering us a way out.

Read more: Our Debt to God

Is there death after life?


It may seem a silly way round to ask this question but this is deliberate. For it is very important to establish the Bible answer, as there are various views about what happens after life ends. Attend a few funeral services and you will get very confused indeed.

Poems of Comfort

There was not a dry eye in the room. Adam's widow had just read a poem at his funeral service. It started:

"Don't cry for me now I have died, For I'm still here: I'm by your side, My body's gone but my soul is here, Please don't shed another tear"

and it ended with these words: "While I'm still there, I can't be dead." There are several such poems from which people derive great comfort. They express ideas like the deceased person being in the 'soft stars' rather than in the grave; that their 'loving arms will hold you, when we meet again' and that they 'comfort and stay with us, through each of our days'. In fact, many people, whether religious or not, believe that something of us lives on after the end of this life.

Bible Teaching

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The Bible, a message from God, the Creator of all life, presents
a radically different picture.: 'The living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing' (Ecclesiastes 9:5) 'For in death there is no remembrance of You; in the grave who will give You thanks?' (Psalm 6:5); 'The dead do not praise the Lord, nor any who go down into silence' (Psalm 115:17); 'For Sheol cannot thank You, death cannot praise You; those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth'(Isaiah 38:18).

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Tusk: Special place in hell for Brexiteers without a plan

European Council President Donald Tusk has spoken of a "special place in hell" for "those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan of how to carry it out safely". He was speaking after talks with Irish leader Leo Varadkar in Brussels. Later, Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, also waded in and tweeted: "Well, I doubt Lucifer would welcome them, as after what they did to Britain, they would even manage to divide hell."Brexit

Mr.Tusk's comments brought an angry reaction from Brexit-backing MPs who accused Mr. Tusk of "arrogance". The UK Prime minister's official spokesman said: " In what was the largest democratic exercise in our history, people voted to leave the EU." And added that everyone should now focus on delivering that.

As time runs out the acrimony between the UK and the EU is getting stronger, perhaps because it threatens the European dream of becoming one great Superpower. Which is what the Bible says Europe will become when in Revelation 17 we are told that a group of nations in Europe will give up their power and become "one nation"...

Rev 17:12-14 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them:

This is the resurrected Holy Roman Empire which will stand against the Lord Jesus Christ at his return, and both events are evidently – coming soon!

Read more: Donald Tusk, Brexit and Hell

Getting Ready for Armageddon

Trump announces huge expansion of US missile defence system... Headline in the Guardian 17 Jan 2019

Arms control experts fear system review, could fuel arms race with Russia and China

In view of the increasingly advanced missile threats from Russia and China and other nations, President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to rapidly expand current missile defenses and build new interceptors, space sensors, and advanced technology to neutralize foreign missiles. President Trump stated that both China and Russia, are fielding more missiles, including hypersonic missiles which are so fast that they cannot be brought down by existing missile defenses. "Our goal is simple:" he said, "To be sure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States, anywhere, any time, and any place,"

The world is getting itself ready for ARMAGEDDON. Not Hollywood's concept of a rogue asteroid or a mutant plague. The Armageddon which the Bible refers to is a real conflict that comes at the time of the end – centred on Israel and Jerusalem. It is a war that will form part of the time of trouble such as never was, which Jesus warned would be at his Return (Matt 24:29-31). It will be a conflagration so great that if God did not intervene by sending his Son back to the earth – no flesh would survive. Everything would be destroyed. All the evidence from a prophecy point of view says that this conflict could begin literally at any time. The World is preparing for war...

Armageddon is a place

And Armageddon is an actual place- the place where the armies of the world will arrive to oppose the Lord Jesus Christ and his Saints as is foretold in the Book of Revelation. Rev 16:16 & 18 NIV

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.,,, Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.

Verse 14 of this chapter tells of ' the kings of the earth and of the whole world,' in other words , all nations, who have been persuaded to "gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty". Apparently at that time, such animosity will be aroused against the nation of Israel that they will band together to invade, and will be prepared to do battle at a place called Armageddon. It is then that God intervenes by sending The Lord Jesus Christ and his Saints.

Read more: Signs that Armageddon is close

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