“The ‘X-treme’ Court”

Posted: July 4, 2013 in Christian Life, Crowns, Decision Making, Marriage, Salvation

Once again some men and women on the “X-treme Court” have shaken their fists in the face of God and made a decision that shows their contempt for Him and His laws.  This action didn’t cause God to get frustrated at all.  Instead, He simply sits in the heavens and laughs at their efforts to try to overthrow Him and the laws that He has established (Psalm 2).

Imagine the tiny ants that invade your kitchen raising up their little fists and threatening you.  You could easily wipe them out.  But God is longsuffering and gives rebels like you and me an opportunity to repent by changing our minds and believing on Christ alone as our Savior (2 Peter 3:9).  But this opportunity to repent (believe) will come to an end some day as it did when God brought a flood on the whole earth (Genesis 6-8).

Just as those who defy the law of gravity will fall to their own death if they jump off a tall building, so those who defy His laws for the propagation of humanity will be brought to judgment just as the people in Sodom and Gomorrah were (Genesis 19).  Sexual immorality and idolatry have brought many other nations down in destruction.  Yes, we have “American Idols” who receive a lot of money from their worshippers.  Who or what are your idols?

Sexual relations within the bounds of marriage are an honorable thing in the sight of God. He is the One who made men and women with this strong desire to insure the continuation of the human race (Genesis 1:27).  But fornicators and adulterers God will judge (Hebrews 13:4; Revelation 21:8).

Before it’s too late, please take time to read about the wrath of God that is revealed against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18-32).  Are we as individuals or as a nation ripe for judgment?

Our getting into heaven is not based on our conduct or misconduct here on earth but upon our decision to accept or reject the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior (John 16:8-11).  All unbelievers will be raised from the dead someday and have their works evaluated to determine their degree of torment in the eternal lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 25:41, 46).  There is no annihilation of the wicked as many cults teach.

Jesus didn’t lie when He spoke about the reality of heaven and hell.  He came to seek and save sinners like you and me (Luke 19:10).  It’s true, we haven’t been as bad as we could be, but we are all as bad off as we can be if we try to get into heaven by our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9).  I tried that for many years only to have my eyes opened to the truth that is found in God’s Word (Titus 3:5).

The Lord Jesus Christ, the God-man, died for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2).  He was buried for three days to prove that He had paid the penalty of death that we all owed to God the Father (Romans 6:23).  But thankfully  He rose again bodily from the dead on the third day and made many appearances to over 500 witnesses before ascending back to heaven (Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 1:9-11).

Having heard the Good News concerning Christ, what will you do with Him?  Will you accept Him or reject Him as your personal Savior?  Perhaps you say you know and believe these facts of the Gospel.  That’s not enough to save you.  Even the demons believe and tremble (James 2:19).  You must transfer your trust from yourself and your good works over to the Lord Jesus Christ alone if you want to be saved from hell and enter heaven.

If you aren’t sure of your eternal destiny, we invite you to call us at 805-238-3549 or visit our website: www.kelseypeach.com.  We have written other articles (Blogs) to help people just like you come to a saving knowledge of Christ and have assurance of a place in heaven some day (1 John 5:13).

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