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My dear friends,

Belief in God is a grace granted to those who are receptive to his inspiratiion.  Arguing with thoee who do not believe is futile as only God can achieve this.

It is not true, that He does not  care for those who do not believe in him rather he waits for the right moment when they wlll be receptive..  It is for us to pray for them and leave the rest to God.

If the following will help you may  God be praised.  if not it will take some time for them too.

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Why do we need God ?

To Newman and others the argument from conscience, or the sense of moral responsibility, has seemed the most intimately persuasive of all the arguments for God's existence, while to it alone Kant allowed an absolute value.

Can we know God ?

It will be observed that neither the Scriptural texts nor the conciliar decrees say that God's existence can be proved or demonstrated; they merely affirm that it can be known with certainty. Now one may, if one wishes, insist on the distinction between what is knowable and what is demonstrable, but in the present connection this distinction has little real import.

Here it is clearly taught

    that the phenomenal or contingent world — the things that are seen — requires a cause distinct from and greater than itself or any of its elements;
    that this cause who is God is not unknowable, but is known with certainty not only to exist but to possess in Himself, in a higher degree, whatever beauty, strength, or other perfections are realized in His works,
    that this conclusion is attainable by the right exercise of human reason, without reference to supernatural revelation, and that philosophers, therefore, who are able to interpret the world philosophically, are inexcusable for their ignorance of the true God, their failure, it is implied, being due rather to lack of good will than to the incapacity of the human mind.

What does he think of us ?

We all want to know who we are. We seek and search and try to “find ourselves.” Many of us have taken personality tests and other assessments. We learn that we are a lion, a beaver, an ENFP, an activator, a competitor, a high I, high D.

But as helpful as those tests can be, have you ever stopped to ask, “What does God think about me? Who does he say that I am?”

In all my years as a Christian, I had never asked the question quite this way until recently. And what I found is that God has a lot to say about what he thinks about us — a whole Bible full. But if we could summarize it in a short space, here’s how it might sound.
You Are Valuable

I am the Creator and you are my creation. I breathed into your nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). I created you in my own image (Genesis 1:27). My eyes saw your unformed substance (Psalm 139:16). I knit you together in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). I know the number of hairs on your head, and before a word is on your tongue I know it (Matthew 10:30; Psalm 139:4). You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).

    Have you ever stopped to ask, “What does God think about me? Who does he say that I am?”
    
You are more valuable than many sparrows (Matthew 10:31). I have given you dominion over all sheep and oxen and all beasts of the field and birds of the heavens and fish of the sea (Psalm 8:6–8; Genesis 1:26, 28). I have crowned you with glory and honor as the pinnacle and final act of the six days of creation (Psalm 8:5; Genesis 1:26).

However, from the very beginning, you exchanged the truth about me for a lie. You worshiped and served created things rather than me, the Creator (Romans 1:25). You have sinned and fallen short of my glory (Romans 3:23). Just as I said to Adam and Eve, the penalty for your sin is death (Romans 6:23; Genesis 2:17). And in your sin, you were spiritually dead (Ephesians 2:1). You were children of wrath, living as enemies to me (Ephesians 2:3; Romans 5:10). You turned aside from me. You became corrupt. There is none who does good, not even one (Psalm 14:2–3). What you deserve is my righteous judgment (Psalm 7:11–12).

And yet, in my great love, I gave my unique Son, that all those who believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). While you were still sinners, Christ died for you. While you were still hostile toward me, you were reconciled to me by the death of my Son (Romans 5:8, 10). Sin doesn’t have the last word. Grace does (Romans 5:20).

Now everyone who calls on the name of Jesus will be saved (Romans 10:13). You who have believed are born again (1 Peter 1:3). I have adopted you (Ephesians 1:5). You are children of God, heirs of God (1 John 3:2; Romans 8:16–17). You are no longer orphans. You belong to me (John 14:18; 1 Corinthians 6:19). And I love you as a perfect Father (1 John 3:1; Luke 15:20–24).     You Are New

    “God crowned you with glory and honor as the pinnacle and final act of the six days of creation.”
    
In my eyes, you are a brand new creation. The old has passed away; the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17). Sin is no longer your master, for you died to sin and are now alive to me (Romans 6:11; Ephesians 2:4–5).

You are finally free from the slavery of sin and death. There is now no condemnation for you (Romans 8:1–2). All your sins are forgiven (1 John 1:9). All your unrighteousness has been cleansed by the blood of Jesus (1 John 1:7, 9). You are now righteous in my sight with the very righteousness of my perfect Son (Romans 4:5).

You’ve been saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8). You’ve been justified by faith (Romans 5:1). You are utterly secure in me; nothing will be able to separate you from my love in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:39). No one is able to snatch you out of my hand (John 10:29). And I will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).
You Have My Spirit

You not only have a new Father, but also a new family of brothers and sisters (Luke 8:21). You are now part of the people of God (1 Peter 2:9). And together the life you now live is by faith in my Son (Galatians 2:20).

Look to Jesus. Keep your eyes on him. He is the author and perfecter of your faith (Hebrews 12:2). Christ is in you by my Spirit, and you are in Christ (John 15:5; Colossians 1:27). Stay close to Jesus. Abide in him (John 15:4). For your life is found in him (John 14:6; Colossians 3:3–4). To live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21).

Don’t live by your own power or understanding. No, live by my Spirit within you (Zechariah 4:6; Proverbs 3:5). Remember, I have given you the Holy Spirit to be with you and in you (Romans 5:5; John 14:17). The Spirit will guide you into all truth, help you to obey me, and empower you to do my work (John 16:7, 13; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:16).

As you seek me and see more of my glory, I am transforming you into the image of my Son (2 Corinthians 3:18; Exodus 33:18). One day you will be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet sound (1 Corinthians 15:52). When Jesus appears, you will be like him, because you shall see him as he is (1 John 3:2; Romans 8:29).

You will be delivered from your body of death through Jesus Christ, and your dwelling place will be with me (Romans 7:24–25; John 14:3). And I will wipe away every tear from your eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore (Revelation 21:3–4).

You will drink from the spring of the water of life without payment, and I myself will make for you a feast of rich food and well-aged wine (Revelation 21:6; Isaiah 25:6). You will enter my rest, inherit the kingdom I’ve prepared for you, and step into fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore (Hebrews 4:9–11; Matthew 25:34; Psalm 16:11).

But most of all, you will see my face and be with me where I am (Revelation 22:4; John 14:3).
You Represent Me
   
Therefore, walk in a manner worthy of your calling (Ephesians 4:1). You are no longer darkness, but light in my Son. Walk as children of light (Ephesians 5:8). You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill (Matthew 5:14). I have called you (2 Peter 1:3). I have chosen you (Revelation 17:14). You are now a saint, a servant, a steward, and a soldier (Romans 1:7; Acts 26:16; 1 Peter 4:10; 2 Timothy 2:3). You are a witness and a worker (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 2:10). Through Jesus you are victorious (1 Corinthians 15:57). You have a glorious future (Romans 8:18). You are a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20). You are an ambassador for my Son (2 Corinthians 5:20).


What happens when we deny God  ?

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice: because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them. For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, his eternal power also and divinity: so that they are inexcusable.

Denying God's Power

    Why do members of today's Christian Churches deny the power of God that can help them  overcome their sins to  live righteous lives and yet  still profess to be Christians?

      On the Day of Pentecost, nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ made available His miraculous   Holy Spirit which provides the POWER to help believers to overcome the world, Satan and one's sins!    This POWER from God is a miracle in a believer's life and will assist him in overcoming his sins, and is POWER  FROM GOD that can help a person to develop and build the spiritual life that is needed to develop the LOVE that Christ requires in His saints to come to have the very HEART and MIND of God IN ORDER TO BECOME ONE OF HIS SONS.

       Why is it then in today's Christian churches that their members, who profess to be Christians, declare how Jesus Christ has come into their life and has helped them, but not to overcome their sins and to keep God's commandments? They say that their new life in Christ has come about through the spirit and power of Jesus Christ, but at the same time, these same people will deny God's power which can help them to stop committing sins, based on and defined by God's law. They justify the denial of God's POWER in their lives by having accepted Satan's false teaching that Christ will save them in their sins. They believe that they don't have to overcome all of their sins and repent of breaking God's law in order to be saved, because they have accepted today's Christian  teaching, inspired by a false spirit, that obeying God's 10 commandments is not required in receiving salvation. Satan's ministers have led them to believe that the works of commandment keeping is not required by Christ to be accepted for the forgiveness of one sins.

     These "confessed to be Christ followers" are terribly deceived, and choose to continue to be deceived. These church going people, by their own confession, and by their own words, deny God's POWER, to be able to help them to keep and obey God's ten commandments, which Christ says one must do and keep in order to grow in love, and to be given eternal life, Matthew 19:16-17, "If you will enter into life, keep the commandments." Christ tells His followers in I John 5:3, "This is the LOVE of God that we keep His commandments and His commandments are not grievous (not a burden or pain.)" In plain words, these church people "have a form of godliness, (Christianity), but deny the power thereof," and Christ says, "From such turn away," II Timothy 3:5. To turn from such people means don't even fellowship with them as being true members of the body of Jesus Christ!  

   Today's professed Christians are of the state of mind in their religious understanding as Christ's Word say in II Timothy 3:7, of "ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth ." They, by accepting today's false, Christian teaching as truth, are rejecting and resisting the truth about the true Christ, His true Gospel, why Christ died, and how one really does receive God's Holy Spirit, which provides His great POWER to help them obey what Christ commands to receive salvation. They, by resisting Christ's Word and truth by being disobedient to Him, are denying God's POWER and are permitting their minds to be corrupted and are without spiritual understanding. All this resistance to His Word and denial of His Power causes them to become a hypocrite and a reprobate concerning the faith, II Timothy 3:8. Today's Christians are hollow shells, not zealous, on fire, true Christians, and it is all because they are following the doctrines of men, and not the teachings and doctrines of Jesus Christ!
   
     The average church going, professing believer in Jesus Christ does not even know what is the true gospel! They do not know what is repentance and cannot explain it in detail and how it relates to God's law and salvation. They do not know what is sin, nor can they clearly and fully define it with examples! They do not know what is grace and  can only parrot what men teach as being the meaning of grace . They do not know what is righteousness and what makes one righteous in comparison  to what makes a person a sinner. In plain words, they do not know the difference between a sinner and a saint, or an unrighteous church-going believer and sinner and a true, righteous believer. Even though they profess that they have been born again, they, by their fruit, really don't know what it means to be born again.

    These are all simple teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles, that every confessing believer should know, but the truth of the matter is, today's confessing Christians  do not know and cannot explain the meaning of each of these teachings, which are all vital to know and to understand concerning a believer's salvation, and to receive the POWER of God to live as a Christian.

    Why is all of this true? Why are today's church-going believers deceived about their salvation? It is because the average church going, confessing Christian has not done what Jesus Christ has commanded in order for them to become a true Christian. John says in II John 9 "Whosoever transgresses and abides not in the doctrine of Christ has not God---." So today's professing Christians, by their rebellious works of resisting to do what Christ commands them to do, cannot understand these teachings in their life. Why! It is because they are continually denying God's POWER, which comes through the gift of God's HOLY SPIRIT, that Christ has made available to help them to do what Christ commands and understand the truth about salvation. No one can receive God's Holy Spirit unless he deeply repents of breaking God's commandments, and is baptized and accepts Christ as his Savior.

    Baptism symbolizes the burial of the old man in a watery grave, which is to repent and stop living the old way of life, of doing what a person thinks is right and wrong in his own eyes, by his own mind, by his own created standards, and by his own opinions, rather than live a new life in Christ through the eyes, the mind,  the laws and commandments of God. This is the fruit of the difference between a member following the way of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, where each person decides in own mind and heart what shall be his standard to live his life and a member following the way of the tree of life, where each person looks to God  and His Standards, His 10 commandments and submits his life to obeying each one of His righteous commandments.

    Today's church members confessing to be of the Christian faith, deny God's POWER that He promises to give to every repentant believer, in order to assist that believer in being obedient to Christ and His ten commandments, and to fulfill the New Covenant that every Christian must accept and commit himself to obey! The ten commandments is the law of the new covenant that Christ commands to be written in every Christian heart, to produce the work and fruit of the New Covenant, Hebrews 10:16. This is what Christ is referring to by Him saying that a member of His body must obey and desire to obey the commandments to gain life, (Mat.19:17), and that He, Christ,  will come (is coming) in the flesh, that is Christ will come to live in that person through His mighty POWER of His Holy Spirit, II John 6-8, in order to enable that member to keep His commandments. Today's Christians reject and resist God's commandments to be written in their heart, because a mind that does not have Christ living in that person through God's Spirit, is a carnal mind and is hostile against God's commandments, as Christ has stated in Romans 8:7. When a confessed believer denies and rejects God's POWER, they are really rejecting Jesus Christ, they are rejecting the writing of God's commandments in their heart, and are rejecting the faith and doctrine of Jesus Christ, as His Word plainly teaches in II John 9.

     Look what Christ says about any person rejecting His doctrine that teaches about Him and His Gospel. This confessing believer who  rejects His teaching is a deceiver and an antichrist, II John 6-10, and is one who is confessing by his fruit that Christ comes not in the flesh through His POWER into a person to help him keep His commandments. This person is, as Christ warns, a reprobate of the faith! The Greek WORD Adokimos (96) translated reprobate in Strong's Concordance and dictionary means: a believer who is unapproved, rejected, a worthless castaway! Christ in His Word, Titus 1:16, says that "they profess that they know God (that they love Him): but in works (works of disobedience,  resistance to commandment keeping) they deny Him (deny Christ coming in their flesh with His POWER in them to obey Him): BEING ABOMINABLE (detestable, unholy, unclean and disobedient,  teaching against obeying God's laws) and unto every good work reprobate."

    Today's Christians, who deny God's POWER that is promised to them to help them obey Christ and His ten commandments, are rebellious, unrighteous, and detestable, and God the Father, and Jesus Christ, have rejected such professing Christians as reprobates of the faith. Christ speaking to all  believers tells them to "examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith: prove your own selves. Don't you know if Christ is not in you, (you are denying God's POWER) you are a reprobate," II Corinthians 13:5.

    Paul wrote II Timothy 3:1-5 that "in the last days perilous (difficult and dangerous) times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves , (professing Christian men, priests, pastors, ministers putting themselves above God's commandments, worshipping themselves, their body, their sexual desires, money, power, and all rejecting God's law) covetous (lusting and craving the unlawful and hurtful actions against themselves, their families and others.     

    


 

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