God will love us if we change.
The Gospel says:
God’s love changes us.”
—Romans 2:4 (via youngchristian-atheart
(Source: markmuldez, via john-whom-jesus-loves)
“Many are those willing to die for their faith. Few are willing to live for it.”
“The message of Christianity is not just about our lives being made better. Christianity at its core is making claims about how things really are. If we are wrong, we are deluded. At least, that’s how Paul feels. He says if the physical resurrection isn’t true, “we are of all people most to be pitied” (1 Cor. 15:12-19). Really, of all people? Pitied more than orphans, widows, those suffering from hunger and diseases, the war ravaged? To Paul, there is nothing more pitiable than being utterly deceived and wrong. If the message of Christianity is not true, if it is not historical, if the resurrection is not physical, then it is a religion of deception, misinformation, and at its heart immoral as well. I would suggest that it is even immoral to encourage people to continue in a delusion. While I adamantly disagree with many friends who are atheists, I respect that they feel a sense of conviction when it comes to truth, and a sense of necessity in helping people come to a better sense of what is true. Despite our differences, there is one thing Christians and atheists agree upon: morality and truth share a bed together.”
—See more at: http://www.stpetersfireside.org/2013/06/listening-to-young-atheists-a-christian-response/#sthash.29iloVh1.dpuf
“The most torturous pain I have ever known is not what was done against me, but the slow, and painful uncovering of the lies told from one I love and trust. This a mental agony I would not wish upon my enemies, for it is a living hell. Speak the whole truth so you may be fully forgiven. Don’t allow someone to forgive the lie you spoke unto them.”
“There is another world, for the wicked as well as for the righteous. They who believe not in Christ are no more annihilated than those who do believe in Him. If thou be this day without God and without Christ in the world, thou hast in thyself a few sparks of that eternal fire. Ungodly, unconverted men, have an uneasiness of spirit; they are never contented; they want something; if they have that, they will want something more. They do not feel happy; they see through the amusements which the world presents to them; they are wise enough to see that they are hollow; they understand that the fair cheek is painted; they know that its beauty is but mere pretence; they are not befooled; God has awakened them. Now, when a man gets into that uneasy state, he may make a guess of what hell will be. It will be that uneasiness intensified, magnified to the extreme. But unconverted men without Christ have another curse, which is a sure foretaste to them of hell. They are uneasy about death. I have my mind now upon a person who trembles like an aspen leaf during a thunderstorm. But those dreads of death are but the foreshadows of that darker gloom which must gather round your spirit, except you believe in Christ.”
I post this because I know what it feels like to have no joy in the things of the world and to taste the pressures of things that left me hallow. Your outward life may be overall ‘good’ when compared to others, but in your mind you may live in a constant state of unrest and dissatisfaction, as I have. I would suspect that this is only a glimpse into what lies in Hell, for all those who’ve rejected the need of Christ forgiveness. This is what Jesus came to save us from.
"That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.” -John 3:15-21
“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
—Hebrews 10:35-36 KJV