“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
What is a conspiracy? The dictionary says it is an evil, unlawful, treacherous, surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; a plot. That sounds terrible and it is. But it has been going on since time began. I remember as a child we would play a game in school. The teacher would secretly tell someone something and then that person would secretly tell the next person in line the same secret and it would travel around the room. The last person would then tell the teacher the same secret. By the time that last person shared the secret it was a totally different tale. People tend to hear what they expect to hear and they don’t really listen. But have you ever heard gossip that you quickly passed on? Maybe it wasn’t even true in the beginning but everyone adds their own spin as they pass it. We so easily believe what we hear, and especially read.We want to believe we can trust people to tell the truth. People in power have often told a lie or partial truth to sell something, get someone to side with them, or gain financial support. Hey that’s business, right? Do you ever really think about what you believe and if it really matters to your life? Your parents would tell you things as you were growing up. Were they always telling you the truth or just what would shut you up. Something they had been told. Secondhand information. God has said to be like a little child if you want to get to heaven. Children when they are younger are always asking, why? They are eager to learn everything about life. They also believe what they are told if it sounds reasonable. Or they will keep questioning. We should always keep learning and keep questioning what we hear. How can you believe some things that just don’t make sense? We tend to believe what we wish to believe. We trust teachers, leaders, employers, politicians, doctors. But do they ever have reasons to tell you partial truth. Doctors may know what they have been told will cure something. But maybe there is a better or safer way to do it. Teachers often teach what they are told to teach. They need to be politically correct. Psychologists tell them what they should and shouldn’t talk about. They may be omitting things their students may need to know because they are told their job requires it. Well it’s easy to see that after thousands of years we have heard thousands of untruths. There are truths that have been around for thousands of years and have been proven historically correct. Why would God lie? I would believe God over anyone else. Don’t take my word for it. Truth is very important and you should investigate fully yourself.
“You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:2
Many consider idolatry a harsh word. Oh those awful Israelites serving their false gods deserved God’s punishment. Well idolatry is just putting anything besides God first in your life. The worst form of idolatry in our day is the idolatry of self. What I want! People serve their appetite for things, pleasure, friends, family and money. Our world is going downhill so fast because nobody worries about anything but me, myself and I. It is not acceptable to serve God, read the Bible or pray. God doesn’t care. Well this life won’t last forever. We all die one day. Will what you had to have save you from your tomorrow. What comes after this life? What really matters?
“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only few find it.” Matthew 7:14
There is a very small remnant of people that will actually make it to heaven. Out of the Billions of people on this planet. Only a few million will actually walk through those pearly gates where they one day dreamed of living. Who you serve in this life does matter. If you are serving yourself it better be pretty great to sustain you forever. This world is not always easy but keeping my eyes always on my goal will keep me moving. I can relax once I am where I am meant to be forever. Then there will be more pleasures than I can imagine and forever to enjoy them.
Morally wrong, bad wicked, harmful, unlawful, evil quality, intention, bad conduct or behavior. These are some examples from the dictionary. It is the opposite of good. Just as there is light and dark, pain and no pain. We don’t know there is one without knowing their opposite. We all want good not bad because we have tasted both. There is good and bad in each of us. But some are more inherently evil and some are more inherently good. We see God as being good and it is not good for God to be bad. But nobody is completely perfect, we have all made mistakes Nobody but God. This can be explained simply by a perfect God who is always good. But man not being perfect sinned and everything went downhill from there. But being a good God he thought up a plan to bring people back into the good category. By sending his very own son down to earth as a man he lived a life perfectly, with help from the Holy Spirit of God. He willingly died in our place. Our debts were paid in full. Once and forever our sins could be forgiven. If we believe in this gift and accept it by accepting him. When he died and rose again to life he sent the same spirit to live in each of us so we could be like him. He comes with such an amazing amount of gifts for us when we turn to him. Not only eternal life with him forever. (Which by the way is totally awesome.) He brings love, joy, peace, power, patience. Do you know that he has promised always to help you with anything you need. All we need to do is ask. He is not just a genie you snap your finger at and he makes things happen, but better. He loves you and actually knows what is best for you. So if he has something that is better for you he might give that to you instead. He doesn’t always answer right away because some things take time.(like changing someone’s heart to do something.) His promises are never failing and there are many. If you think you are basically good and don’t need any help, well you just don’t know what you are missing. Can you honestly say you are very happy and completely at peace? Never need help. I know in this world problems arise every day but I can’t wait to get going each day and when they come I am ready cause I have help. God has never let me down. I was made on purpose for a special purpose and I am greatly loved. Do you know where you will be for eternity? You can know for certain. Once you make your choice. Will it be where there is only good and light forever or where there is only evil and dark forever ? You do have the free will to choose whichever you want.
“That you may be children of your father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:45
The Lord loves everyone even if they don’t love him in return. That is not something people of this world understand. God has made it clear that he wants us to love each other. When someone does something unkind or evil it comes from the pain and hurt inside them. They don’t even realize it. They do these things because someone else has done those same things to them so they feel it is ok to do them. They do not know that God loves them and that everything good is a gift from him. He wants the very best for them and he knows best. The sun comes up new every day and we all get a fresh new chance. A beautiful sunset or a flowering bouquet. A child’s laughter or a juicy steak. A mother’s unconditional love. These are all God’s way of saying ‘I love you.’ He is not a God of rules or punishment. In fact he is the one who gave us free will to choose just what we want, whether that’s good or bad for us. If he gave us the punishment we deserve, he would have destroyed everyone in the flood. The End. But he cares very much and wants us all to care to. To be like our Father. He just gave us things that we could do to have the best life here as possible. That perfect life he wants for us. When you do love someone you will want to do things that make them happy. To show them that you love them. The very best thing he gave us is his precious son. He willingly died a horrible gruesome death on the cross to pay our debts in full since there was nothing we could do to save us. We will live with him forever in a place where there is no evil. Unless we accept that gift, the gift of forgiveness we will spend everyday forever in a place where there is no light, or good only evil. Think of your very worst day lasting for billions of years. No Thank You!