My Favorite Quote & an Awesome Thought
The 2 Most Important Days of Your Life...
the Day You are Born & the Day You Find Out WHY!
When you think of religion, what comes to your mind—a set of rules,
regulations and obligations or a deep, intimate friendship with God? I like to
consider myself someone who has a personal relationship
with God through Jesus Christ. I believe He died so we could have a
relationship with God, not just a bunch of rules and regulations we're
forced to follow. Yes, there are certain guidelines God wants us
to follow, but
His purpose in giving them is to protect us from the consequences of
sin. When we have a real relationship with God through Christ, life
because He stirs up a passion inside us to love people—and we
don't have to struggle to do the things He calls us to do. It just
If you were to die today, do you know for certain you would go to Heaven?
If God asked you, "Why should I let you in Heaven?" - what would you say?
Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior?
If you are uncertain about the answers to any of these questions, please read on.
Question: "What is Christian reconciliation? Why do we need to be reconciled with God?"
Imagine two friends who have a fight or argument. The good relationship
they once enjoyed is strained to the point of breaking. They cease
speaking to each other; communication is deemed too awkward. The
friends gradually become strangers. Such estrangement can only be
To be reconciled is to be restored to friendship or harmony. When old
friends resolve their differences and restore their relationship,
occurred. Second Corinthians 5:18-19
declares, “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through
Christ and gave us the ministry of
reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in
Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to
us the message of
The Bible says that Christ reconciled us to God (Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Colossians 1:20-21).
The fact that we needed reconciliation means
that our relationship with God was broken. Since God is holy, we were
the ones to blame. Our sin alienated us from Him. Romans 5:10
says that we were
enemies of God: “For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled
to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been
shall we be saved through his life!”
When Christ died on the cross, He satisfied God’s judgment and made it
possible for God’s enemies, us, to find peace with Him. Our
God, then, involves the exercise of His grace and the forgiveness of
our sin. The result of Jesus’ sacrifice is that our relationship has
changed from enmity
to friendship. “I no longer call you servants … Instead, I have called
you friends” (John 15:15).
Christian reconciliation is a glorious truth! We were God’s
enemies, but are now His friends. We were in a state of condemnation
because of our sins, but we are now forgiven. We were at war with God,
the peace that transcends all understanding.