There is a lot going on in the world. Not just the US, which why I said “world”. Different opinions and religions and what not. I prayed today, first time in a while and just poured my heart out. All my concerns, fears and worries. My hopes and desires. As I continued throughout the day and I’ve read a lot of social media.
It didn’t really hit me until I was driving home. The first thing that hit me was in the form of a question, “What is their relationship with Christ”? Do they reject him? Do they accept him? Do they realize that he is the ONLY way back to Heavenly Father? Do they accept his atonement?
I don’t claim to know everything or know much, but what I do know is this:
I know Christ is real.
I know he lives.
I know he loves more wholly and fully than you could ever imagine.
I know that he died and suffered on the cross for me. Personally.
I know that he suffered for me. Personally.
I know that he bleed and he hurt. He still loved. He still prayed to his father, forgive them for they know not what they do.
I know that he knows me better than anyone, even myself and yet, with my flaws and imperfections, he still loves me.
I know that type of love from Christ is beyond anything you could ever imagine.
In knowing all of this — I’ve come to realize that it doesn’t matter what religion you are, it doesn’t matter what part of the world you’re in, your race, color, etc. If you reject Christ then all you do all you say is hollow. None of it matters.
None of your good/bad deeds. None of your kindness or love or hatred. Nothing in your heart matters. None of it. You can be a sweet loving kind warm honest person, but if you reject Christ. You’ve got nothing. Zip. Zilch.
The second part is this:
If you accept Christ then how are you living your life? Are you in direct opposition or are you doing your very best to live a Christ-like life? Is what’s in your good and kind and honest? Do you understand and accept the atonement and apply it daily? Do you repent and go and sin no more? Do you accept Christ, but do not live your accordingly and constantly sin without remorse? Is your faith in vain?
These are things that are important. If you’re religion rejects Christ. If you’re culture rejects Christ. I don’t care what kind of person you are. I don’t care how kind or how mean you are. What I do care about is one thing. You’re rejection or acceptance of Christ. He is the ONLY way. He is the life. He is the living waters. He is Salvation. He is EVERYTHING! Man shall never die. Man shall never thirst – if and only if they accept HIM.
This isn’t me saying this. This isn’t your preacher. This isn’t anyone but HIM saying this. Telling us even before he came and died. Why do you think they sacrificed the most perfect of their flock? It was in similitude of the perfect lamb. Of CHRIST! Heavenly Father’s only Begotten Son.
So, with all this being said. With all the controversy about religions and other people. Only two things matter —
- Belief and acceptance of the one and only way for Salvation: Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of Heavenly Father.
- How you live your life once you accept Christ.