There Will Be a Judgment

And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

Hebrews 9:27-28

The word judgment is not pleasant for anyone. We imagine when we hear a court, judge, prosecutor, lawyers, jurors, prosecution, fines, jail, guilty and sentence. Unless one is a lawyer who makes a living in the courts, it is not pleasant to be in court, much less whether we are in the dock. And while many humans never have to set foot on an Earth court, none of us will escape judgment by dying.

John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), nineteenth century English clergyman said: “Be sure of this, people never reject the Bible because they cannot understand. They understand it too well; they understand that it condemns their own behavior; they understand that it testifies against their own sins, and summons them to judgment” While the American evangelist Bill Bright (1921-2003) said. “Jesus spent most of His time warning His listeners about the impending judgment of hell than talking about the joys of heaven.”

An example of what it says Bill Bright is in Matthew 12:36: But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the Day of Judgment. Here the Lord makes clear two things. First there would be a judgment and second that we will be accountable for everything we have said. Of course, if we give account of the words we said, all the more so we will have to answer for our actions on the Day of Judgment.

Many people are not convinced by what it says Matthew 12:36. That does not help at all to prevent further damage to them. The apostle Paul says in Romans 2:5: But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God. In the verses following Romans 2: 5, Paul clearly says that we will be judged and pay according to our works. Which will further said the corresponding prize and the punishment.

In Revelation 14:6-7 we are also warned about the judgment:  Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”

Believe it or not, it certainly will be a judgment for every human being. Are you prepared to leave not guilty at judgment? Through our work, guilt is inevitable. Therefore, the exit should be another. 1 John 4:17 says: Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. Trust in His plan of salvation. God bless you.

God Gave Life to Us

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.

Ephesians 2:1

Today there is much debate over when life begins. Defenders of abortion believe that life begins at birth. Those who are against abortion believe that life begins at the moment of conception. In this dilemma there are those who defend and those who oppose accepting that a fetus is a human being. Regardless of this controversial point, all agree that a person is born, grows, walk and breathe have life. However, from the biblical point of view, according to Ephesians 2:1, we can walk and breathe even when dead because of our offenses and sins make us dead.

One of the best known Christian songs of all time is Amazing Grace. The author of this beautiful hymn is John Newton, an Englishman who lived between 1725 and 1807. The first part of his life, Newton was a slave trader, activity that was noted for his cruelty and depravity, behaviors for which he repented to become a Protestant pastor.

He was dedicated to sailing since age 11 with his father. In 1743, he was a midshipman in the British Navy during a period when trying to defect but he was captured and sentenced to lashes. Then he sailed on different ships engaged in the slave trade, which highlighted the abuses and ill-treatment could inflict on his victims. In 1748 during a sailing off the coast of Donegal, Ireland, his ship was caught in a storm. Newton woke up in the middle of the night while the ship was sinking and began praying to his God. Miraculously, his ship could be adrift and he was saved.

The date March 10, 1748 will remain strong for the rest of his life. From that point he avoided profanity, gambling, and drinking. While still working in the slave trade, increasingly he increased his compassion for them. In Liverpool, the most important port of the triangular trade, he achieved a position as the first officer aboard the slave ship Brownlow, allocating to the West Indies via the coast of Guinea. While in West Africa (1748-1749), Newton acknowledged the failure of his spiritual life. He became ill with a fever and professed his full belief in Christ, asking God to take control of his destiny. He later said that this was the first time he felt completely at peace with God.

The song Amazing Grace could be considered the same testimony of its author John Newton. The first verse says: “Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see.” Definitely John Newton acknowledged that he was dead in trespasses and sins, as Ephesians 2:1 says.

But like the English slave trader John Newton was cruelly dead in trespasses and sins, I have been. And you who listen to me or read this message have been or perhaps still are; only the amazing grace of God gives us life. God bless you.

Believing in Jesus for Eternal Life

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.

John 6:47

Although exist today people who believe that everything ends at death, the truth is that God has established the opposite. When you died two things can happen: eternal life or eternal death. Of course, those who do not believe that there is something beyond the earthly life, they probably will not reach eternal life. Clearly it explains why John 6:47: you must believe in Jesus Christ for eternal life.

What John 6:47 says is a reaffirmation of what expresses the best known verse in the Bible, John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Eternal life is the goal, believing in Jesus is the only possible way to achieve that goal. No other alternative path to everlasting life was to believe in the one and only God.

Modernity has sought to portray Jesus Christ as a person out of fashion. Countries that once were considered Christians today impose laws that restrict pronounce the name of Jesus, supposedly defending the rights of non-believers. However, those laws violate the same rights of believers and, often, nobody says anything. The image of God for the world today is not the truth of the Bible. Invoking the coexistence of creeds, they have tried to invoke a God in whom Jesus Christ is excluded.

We are living in a time where free thinking is encouraged. In these times, the accepted truth depends on the reference axis. Everyone defends his or her point of view as true. Certainly we live what is written in Isaiah 5:20-23: Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!  Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away justice from the righteous man!

The same prophet continues, then the consequences of such conduct. Isaiah 5:24: Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom will ascend like dust; because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Try to change the rules and laws to suit the preferences in force in the world neither change the Word of God nor exonerate us from guilt.

The Lord Himself says in Mark 13:31: Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Therefore, no matter what the world says, no matter what your beliefs, you just believe in Jesus Christ guarantees everlasting life because it lays the Scripture. How long are you going to risk your salvation by believing in fairy way? Keep in mind that what is at stake is your eternal destiny. Do not let another day pass without depositing your trust in Jesus Christ. You do not know how long you are in this world and this is where you should make that decision. God bless you.