The Rational Thing
The Heartbeat of God
Centrality of the Cross
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"Man will do the rational thing...
What could be more rational than loving our creator? Yet man will look almost everywhere else before turning to God's son, who was sent to this earth so that we may know God.
The economist Milton Friedman said that he doubted that intellectuals can overturn the "tyranny of the status quo. Only a crisis, actual or perceived, produces real change" he said. "Then the actions that are taken depends on the ideas that are lying around."
On this web site you will find Godly ideas that are secure ~ because they are based on God's Word. The Bible has been given to us for instruction on all matters to do with life and faith.
People usually find God by a heart felt enquiry... or through coming to awareness of their needs in a crisis. If you leave it to a crisis, then you will loose control of the timing and the degree of suffering that God will need to get your attention. May this web site prosper you in coming closer to God in your spiritual journey through life.
Click the Cross and Open
Were you there?
Here we want to draw near to the heartbeat of God - finding our destiny in relationship with Him, growing in His ways and discovering His plans for our lives. Consider the following verses from the Bible...
is in Christ.
"If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is
Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be
saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your
mouth that you confess and are saved... As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in
him will never be put to shame."
"And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Rom 5:5-8).
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us." (1 John 4:18-19).
The Cross of Love
|Consequence||Jesus was the innocent victim of human brutality. The son of God suffered the most ignominious and torturous death because of the pride and rebelliousness of mankind - our race, our human nature and our sin. Were no different, in that we have all broken the laws and will of God and all of us need his salvation.||Luke 23:4
|Penalty||Jesus took upon himself the condemnation that is ours: the judgment of death for our having sinned against God.||Rom 6:23
|Substitute||Jesus laid down his life voluntarily, choosing to love us above his own suffering and death. He died the death we otherwise would have died: that is physical death leading to spiritual death - our being cut off from God in eternity.||Luke 23:46
|Representative||Jesus was perfect, he never sinned. No charge or condemnation could stick. Because he represented us, he has delivered us from guilt: to freedom, through love and faith.||1 Peter 3:18
|Resurrection||Because of His perfection, the devil could not lay a hand on him. Neither could death hold him - and so the power of God raised Him from death to resurrection life.||Acts 2:24
1 Peter 1:2
|Favour||Heaven and hell are absolute realities and God wants our destiny to be with Him. Because our sins are the obstacle for which we have no solution, only Jesus can bring us to God. This is Gods grace reaching us when we deserve nothing. This is the love of God revealed in the Cross.||John 14:6
|Forgiveness||Through Christ alone, God now offers us forgiveness of our sins. However this is two ways God already paying the price for our sins - and our humble acknowledgment of the truth of our position before God. No cover up, no excuse. As God forgives us, so must we forgive others.||John 14:6
|Our response, saying yes to God||Prayer...
Thank you Lord that you have already made all the arrangements necessary to completely dispose of my sins. I acknowledge my complicity and guilt. I look to the Cross as the place where Jesus suffered in my place to set me free from evil and my own folly.
In return I want to lay down the core of my life to you. I sincerely ask you to make me a new person, where the Spirit of Christ is pre-eminent. Come, Lord Jesus, come, for I need you in my life on your terms.
1 Cor 1:2
Other references on this site...
How to become a Christian
The first steps of Faith
What is God like?
Reading the Bible