Tuesday, July 27, 2010

This life is hell

My thoughts about this life is this life is hell. Health problems, murder, crime, low wages, traffic, disease, sickness, wicked people. Family members who refuse to come into Christ, who do drugs, who refuse to work and are just idle, who are sexually immoral. And I'm not being pessimistic or dark. I'm just looking at the reality of life. All these problems and hardships just make me think of one thing: being focused on heaven and getting ready for next life, my eternal abode. It gives me motivation to finish this race that God has marked out for me. When I think about this life, I realize that it's not worth living. 9/11 was a huge tragedy that killed thousands of people, Columbine shooting, Virginia Tech Massacre, and all other homicides that claimed and claim millions of lives. When I think about this, I become sad that this is what the world is like. The bible was right when it said Christ came to rescue us "from the present evil age" (Galatians 1:4, NIV). This world is presently in an evil age (guns, weapons, drugs, graffiti, gangs, violence.) Christ died for our sins so he could rescue from this world so that "we will not be condemned with the world" (1 Corinthians 11:32, NIV)--if you're a Christian.

Once again, I'm sorry if this has a very negative tone but we have to stop always looking at the good and look at the bad. God says this in the verse, "turn your laughter into mourning and your joy into gloom" (James 4:9, NIV). Why did He say this? Because we just can't live life being happy and giddy. There's lots of evil things. There's young girls being sold into sex trafficking. There's innocent people being murdered. We can't just focus on ourselves and personal happiness. Now in this fallen world is the time to mourn. Jesus said, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" (Matthew 5:4, NIV). We have to mourn the state of this world and look to the better world, heaven in the life to come.

If you're willing to look at the reality, you'll come to the same conclusion as the bible. This is a fallen world "in a present evil age." Sin has marred through and has reared its ugly head in the form of murder, rape, violence, terrorism, hatred, racism, sexism, and all other such things.
But you can still make the decision to go to a place where there is no such things. In fact, in heaven, "nothing impure will ever enter it" (Revelation 21:27, NIV). Heaven is sinless and crystal clean. If you decide to make the choice, all you have to do is believe in God (Hebrews 11:6) and that Jesus is God's Son (John 8:24), repent of your sins (Acts 2:38), confess that Jesus is the Son of God (Acts 8:37), and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38). And you shall be saved.

Thank you for your time.

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