Saturday, September 22, 2007

DOES IT MATTER ?


DOES IT MATTER ?
Does it matter what I believe , what if I was just a "good" person, do I have to read the Bible and does it matter if I don't believe it to be Inspired of God. A decent life lived, raised children and gave to charitees, if there is a God , He will take me in. Religion is like politics, U don't discuss it , does it matter ? Things are going to happen no matter what I believe, I am just a small cog in the big wheel. People good and bad get sick, live and die , does it matter ?
YES IT MATTERS !
God went thru alot of effort, to nurture, show and reveal HIS CARING LOVING NATURE for us HIS creation. HE told us of coming events thru HIS WORD, the Bible, of which those events came to pass. HE showed us our past, our beginning, the fall of man, HIS promise to restore us to the original place of fellowship by HIS OWN SON, PAYING our debt to sin , something that we could NEVER DO and because of that , there would be NO HOPE for us , EVER.
YES IT MATTERS !
For everything God has told us has been proven true, even the timeline of HIS foretelling us. HE told us of Israel, the diaspora, the scattering of HIS chosen nation, and it's restoration, never in history, has a nation been scattered for 2,000 years and been restored , geographically and ethnically and politically, not to mention the amazing 6 day war in 1967 against 3 or 4 giant nations in size to "little" Israel, a mere nation the size of Rhode Island.
YES IT MATTERS !
That we believe and live Christ centered lives, regardless of our own personal struggles, that we witness to the Saving Grace of God thru Christ by Faith in His Word, think back to the "lives" we have seen changed that got Born-Again because of our witnessing. It matters that we live lives as if Jesus was our Guest and walking with us 24/7.
YES IT MATTERS !
With the current news of the world, Israel sent a "strike" to Syria for they knew of N.Korea sending a shipment (nuclear ?) and God, WHO has told us of Russian and China and nations of the world would come up against Israel. Could Armagedon be close, it will happen. High speed computer chips, identity theft, the UN, have we forgotten the "false prophet" the "anti-christ himself" -- Jerusalem being the center of all of this coming to pass, the "mark of the beast" ---
I am not an alarmist, people know me , know that, but with such significant events as these wicked nations arming against Israel in this last week , we need to say, YES IT MATTERS !
passing-thru

9 comments:

Felisol said...

Being a (forlorn)daughter of the Pentecostal Church, and a fan of Bob Dylan I'd like to add this song to underline passing-thru's very serious words.
When He returns
The iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod,
The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God.
For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears
It is only He who can reduce me to tears.
Don't you cry and don't you die and don't you burn
For like a thief in the night, He'll replace wrong with right
When He returns.

Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through,
He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew.
How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness?
Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride?
Will I ever learn that there'll be no peace, that the war won't cease
Until He returns?

Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask,
He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask.
How long can you falsify and deny what is real?
How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?
Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned,
He's got plans of His own to set up His throne
When He returns.
Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan 1979

Terry said...

Oh Passing-thru and Felisol..
These two "posts" are just so good!
I agree that it does matter what you believe and that it is just not a head knowledge but a heart one that is of utmost importance!
Your saying about the gate being narrow Felsiol reminds me of people who accuse the Christians of being narrow minded and little do they realize that if we do show this in our lives, then they are really giving us the highest compliment.
Pity the Chistian who does not show this narrow mindess in their lives!

Felisol, if I had of known that Bob Dylan sang such deep songs, I probably would have listened to him in my youth!
As it was I just loved the Bobby Vintion songs of young love and I never did have serious thoughts until I was saved at the age of 17.

Yes Passing-thru, everything that God told us IS the truth for it is impossible for Him to lie!!

In you own words Passing-thru...this is good stuff!....Terry

passing-thru said...

Good comments Felisol and Terry --
Terry, on Bobby Vinton , his song of "Lonely" I'm Mr. Lonely , when a young rebel and alone on the road in Albany ,N.Y. I was chased out of a flop house I was staying in by some "tough" characters, it was a dark, rainy nite and that tune just kept playing thru my mind -- lol -- I wouldn't go back home to Rhode Island and I was so miserable and lonely , about a year before I got "SAVED" ----

Terry said...

Oh, I used to listen to that song and cry Passing-thru.
I wanted a boy friend so bad!
I think that is why I can understand our little jewel Julie Little Missionary so much.
I had the same feelings!!
Oh how long ago it was but how I remember!!

Bobby Vinton was my hero for many years before he started to sing "Roll Out The Barrel" and that was my rude awakening!!
Never put anybody up on a pedestal!
Ha!!...........Terry

passing-thru said...

U make me smile Terry -- lol

girls on wanting boyfriends (smiling)

Me, now all I wanted was ADVENTURE, 22 years old and travelling with a drilling outfit - but girls want boyfriends , lol --

Still making me smile ---

Pilot Mom said...

Boys and adventure, for sure! LOL!

Great post, PT and a great response, Felisol! Dylan really did have some deep songs.

It is true we need to be sure and right. Because a person can be so sure of what they believe (like mormons) but be sincerely wrong. Then, what a rude awakening.

I'm not an alarmist either, PT, but the times and what is happening in the world now sure bring me hope that His return is just around the corner. If so, then we have much work to be done to be ready. :)

passing-thru said...

AMEN CLAIRE ---------- your so right about being sincere but one could be sincerely lost ------

With Israel sending in a strike to Syria and the United States being secreative on it --- and knowing it was a shipment from North Korea - wow ---

Am GLAD , HE is in CONTROL

Terry said...

He definitely is in control Passing-thru.
911 was such a tragedy but then God prevented that from happening.
So many brave men and women gave up their lives to bring that deadly plane crashing into a Pennslyvian field!...Love Terry

Prayingsensfaninmontreal said...

Good stuff Passing Thru

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