DECISION

To Believe…or Not to Believe. That’s Your Choice!

The Bible teaches that, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned; but everyone who does not believe is condemned already, because he or she has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18)

The Bible further teaches that if you believe “…on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it (faith) is the gift of God… ” (Acts 16:30; Ephesians 2:8).

Do YOU believe? Or not? Can we talk for a minute, you and me? Would you take just a minute to think about this before you simply dismiss it?

  1. John 3:18-18 begins with “God…” and, thus, calls for your decision to decide upon the existence of God. The Bible teaches that, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” (Psalm 14:1) Do you believe God exists? If you’ve never made the choice, decide NOW!

The choice that you make is your belief…and what you have chosen to believe has eternal consequences.

  1. John 3:16-18 goes on to speak of “His only begotten Son…” and, thus, calls for your decision concerning a man in human history who’s Hebrew name was “Yeshua” which, when transliterated into the English long ago, it became Jesus–the term we use in English today. There is no question that Jesus existed. So your decision now is to choose to believe the claim that Jesus made concerning Himself: the Son of God. Do you believe Jesus is the Son of God?

The choice that you make is your belief…and what you have chosen to believe has eternal consequences.

  1. John 3:16-18 continues saying that everyone who does not believe is condemned while making a promise that anyone who believes will be given “…eternal life…”. The Bible teaches that God has prepared a place of “everlasting punishment” (Matthew 25:46), which means that he who “perishes” does not simply “die”, but when one dies one immediately “wakes-up”. When one “awakens” from death, one who believes finds himself eternally in God’s presence while the one who does not believe finds himself eternally in the place of punishment. Do you believe in the promise of Jesus to save you?

The choice that you make is your belief…and what you have chosen to believe has eternal consequences.

  1. John 3:16-18 interestingly teaches that it is neither God who condemns nor is it Jesus who condemns, but it is what you choose to believe that condemns you. Jesus said, “…God did not send Me into the world to condemn the world…” (verse 17). Jesus said, “…He who believes in Me is not condemned, but will be saved…”. But Jesus said also that, “…he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God…” (verse 18). Do you believe Jesus’ promise to save you?

The choice that you make is your belief…and what you have chosen to believe has eternal consequences.

Friend, BELIEVE THIS: You and me along with every natural born human being that has ever lived has broken multiple laws of God. You and me along with every natural born human being who has ever lived are “sinners” having earned ourselves the punishment that God imposed for sin.

BELIEVE THIS: Jesus Christ took our punishment and now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the ancient Scriptures and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. (Romans 3:21-22)

BELIEVE THIS: Everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for God was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate His righteousness, for He Himself is fair and just, and He makes us sinners right in His sight if and when we believe in Jesus. (Romans 3:23-26)

BELIEVE THIS: This and all other Scriptural truth- including the claims of Jesus Christ- stand or fall on whether or not Jesus died and then arose from the dead.

Now is the time for you to choose what to believe. If you have never made the choice, CHOOSE NOW!

The choice that you make is your belief…and what you have chosen to believe has eternal consequences.

CHOOSE NOW! If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” (Romans 10:9-11)

To Believe…or Not to Believe. It is your choice to make.

It’s Your Decision…and your decision will be written throughout all eternity!


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About BrucenYvette

My name is Bruce. I live an abundant life filled by God's unmerited favor with my best friend and wife, Yvette, in northeast Florida. We believe that America was intentionally founded upon Biblical principles; that God is neither Republican nor Democrat; that real fishing is done from a kayak; and that true love is 90% what one does for the one loved and 10% about how one feels about it. We live in a multi-thousand-dollar house (trailer); are considered the family "rednecks" by four grown children in whom we have immeasurable pride who have blessed us with soon-to-be 12 grandbabies!
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