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Listening to God

Listen

God is talking to you, are you listening? God isn’t speaking audibly of course; He communicates with us through His written message, the Bible. The Bible is a collection of writings that records God’s interactions with mankind. The overall theme of the Bible is God’s work in the creation and redemption of mankind. The Bible is usually thought of as one book, but is actually a collection of 66 books. The English word “Bible” comes from the Greek word biblos which means a written book, a roll or a scroll.

About the Bible

These books were written by approximately 40 different people spanning a time period of over 1500 years. God used men from many walks of life to record His message to us. These men came from diverse backgrounds. Some were kings while others were humble shepherds. Some were highly educated while others had little formal training.

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Talking To God

Prayer Hotline

God wants to hear from you! The Bible is filled with countless examples of God’s people talking to Him. When we talk to God, it is called praying. Why would we talk to God, doesn’t He already know everything about us? Yes He does, but He still wants you to talk to Him. We all have people in our life who are very close to us and know almost everything about us. Don’t we still have conversations with them? What kind of relationship would we have with our closest friends and family if we never spoke to them? Failing to communicate with our Earthly companions is a sure way to ruin a relationship. It is the same with God. Speaking with God helps us to grow as Christians.

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I Became a Christian, Now What?

Narrow Path

So, you’ve heard the good news about Jesus being able to take away your sins and you’ve acted upon it. Congratulations! You have begun the most important journey of your life. You are walking a path that the majority of people choose not to take. Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14). Heaven is rejoicing at your decision, “there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent” (Luke 15:7).

Expect Opposition

On the other hand, someone else is not happy at all. The Devil hates us and will do all that he can to distract and lead us away from the narrow path that leads to Heaven. While the Devil is a powerful foe, we need not feel fear or intimidation. We should find courage from the Bible verse which says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 6:31). If we walk the narrow path, God is on our side. With Him as an ally, we cannot lose.

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What If I Choose To Do Nothing?

Gehenna

Do you know what Russian Roulette is? Russian Roulette is a potentially lethal game of chance in which participants place a single bullet in a revolver, spin the cylinder, place the muzzle against their head and pull the trigger. If you are lucky, the cylinder will come to rest on an empty chamber and nothing happens when the trigger is pulled. If you are unlucky, you will be dead. When a person decides to do nothing about their separation from God, it is just like playing Russian Roulette.

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I Want My Sins To Be Erased!

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If you have read the three prior articles (Separated from God, What is Sin?, Can I Escape Eternal Death?) then you understand that our wrongdoings (sins) prevent us from going to Heaven to live forever. You should also understand that God has made a way for your sins to be erased. In order for God to forgive your spiritual crimes and then completely forget that you ever committed them, you must become a follower of Jesus. If you become a follower of Jesus, He will save you from the penalty of your spiritual crimes.

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Posted by Eddie Lawrence in Basics