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Angels Among Us

November 19, 2009
By Anonymous

Still and breezy, a summer day on an ordinary military base, God sent angels and these angels spoke. “Why did God let all of this happen to Job?” “And if God is so great, why hasn’t He destroyed the devil?” I asked. “God did this to strengthen Job’s trust in Him to pull him through.” “The conflicts in life are to bring us closer to God.” “I think that’s why God hasn’t just destroyed the devil.” “Think of the story of Adam and Eve. Everything was perfect, and we just couldn’t handle that.” “Life’s trials allow us to seek guidance because most of us wouldn’t praise him otherwise.” “Sabrina, we aren’t in control of our lives, God is.” “God is God.” “He is greater than us.” “He made life, and knows what is best for us in how to live it.” Sally responded. “That’s why life in His hands is so wonderful and promising.” Sally smiled. “God loves you Sabrina.”
Secluded at the picnic tables offset by an equally empty parking lot and baseball field, Sally asked in far-sighted tone, “Do you accept Jesus as your savior.” Through wet puffy eyes and a lumpy throat, I felt relief to manage eye-contact and a faint, “Yes.”
Whether you follow Buddhism, Judaism, or Hinduism; God is essentially the same deity. God is virtue: loving and merciful. Best is God’s virtue shown is through His word and the testimonies of others.
A wonderful website appropriately names All About God states, “God is love. Everything God does flows from His love. There are many passages in the Bible that give us God's definition of love. The most well known verse is John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” the bible states.
God sacrificed His only son so that we, who put our faith in His Son, will not spend eternity separated from Him. This is an amazing love, because we are the ones who choose to be separated from God through our own sin, yet it's God who mends the separation through His intense personal sacrifice, and all we have to do is accept His gift. God is love, and His love is very different from human love. God's love is unconditional, and it's not based on feelings or emotions. He doesn't love us because we're lovable or because we make Him feel good; He loves us because He is love. He created us to have a loving relationship with Him, and He sacrificed His own Son (who also willingly died for us) to restore that relationship. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
God is mercy. Before this summer I was an angry, doubting, and distrustful atheist. Yet through God’s merciful grace, I met Sally. Even though I had denied His Name and forsaken His power, God never gave up on me. God stood in grace, knowing my harsh words came from frustration, and rather than punishing me presented me with what I needed all along: a kind helping hand. Man is saved by grace, the heart is established by grace, and we are justified by His mercy. God's grace also makes us better people and helps us in time of need.”
God is a higher power which transcends human vice. For this reason, He holds a special place in my heart.

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on Dec. 8 2009 at 10:47 am
write4life GOLD, Macon, Georgia
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first of all, you have to believe that you're a sinner. in other words, you're not perfect. and you can't become perfect on your own. the term "sinners" includes everybody: heaven is a perfect place, and nobody's perfect, so we cannot get to heaven by our own good works because they can never measure up to the perfection of heaven). If you believe like the verse says, that God sent His only, perfect Son to become a sacrifice, a substitute for sinners by dying on a cross, being buried, and overcoming death and hell by rising from the dead 3 days later, and you desire to use your life to love, obey, and serve the one and only God of the universe so that He will be glorified and other people can see how He is working in your life, then He will promise that you will go to heaven instead of being eternally punished for your sins in hell . Being "saved" doesn't mean that you won't do bad stuff, because you will still have your human nature that makes you want to sin. But if you are saved, you also have a new nature, a "new man" as the Bible calls it, that desires to do what is right and to glorify Jesus Christ . You have the Holy Spirit (also called the "Holy Ghost") in your life to direct your decisions and help you decide to do what is right. That's all in this life on earth. The part about eternity comes after you die. This is where the debating starts: many people believe that as soon as you die, your soul is separated from your body and it immediately goes to heaven to be with God. Some other people interpret it differently, and believe that your soul remains with your body when you die, in a sort of "resting" state. then when Jesus comes back to gather all Christians to go to heaven with Him, your soul will be resurrected and will go to heaven then. This is one of those issues that you just have to read about in your Bible and decide for yourself what you believe based on what the Scripture says. Either way, after you die, your soul will go to heaven, while your earthly body stays here in the ground. In heaven, you will be given a new body, one that never gets sick or old or worn out; you will have this body for eternity. The book of Revelation talks a lot about what Heaven (the Kingdom of God) will be like. There is a lot of difference of opinion about what we will be doing in heaven, but we will definitely be glorifying God. The Bible says in lots of places that right now as we speak (or type), Jesus is preparing a place for all Christians in heaven. It talks about the streets of gold and mansions and so much more; one thing is for sure--it's gonna be a whole lot better than anything we could possible imagine.
That probably sounded really preachy, but it wasn't exactly meant to be. I just get so excited about this stuff! Let me know if you have any questions!

evie428 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 7 2009 at 6:43 pm
evie428 BRONZE, Ontario, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination."

Do you know about the Kingdom of God?

That verse you quoted, John 3:16? Do you know when we'll be given that eternal life?