My Mother recently passed away. If my Mother is in HEAVEN, that is where I long to be.
Since I’ve had time at work to read, I’ve been reading the BIBLE.
I will try to put into words what I’m understanding.
I’ve read some BOOKS of the BIBLE before, but this time, I decided to seek out answers to my questions.
Why did JESUS have to die on the CROSS for us? It isn’t as simple as a Debt to be paid, as in “The wages of Sin are Death“.
Some say, we aren’t murders, why should we pay for the sins of the First Man? Why should a murderer be set free, as easily as us?
Imagine someone that can not pay their fine at court, and the judge knows a price has to be paid. He steps down and pays the fine for the defendant.
GOD SO LOVED the World, HE gave HIS only SON…The ONLY choice.
JESUS was a human WITHOUT sin.
This was the ONLY way GOD could exchange the Sin Adam and Eve created for ALL human beings and cancel the Debt.
A PERFECT, Sinless Man, to wipe away the Sin of the First Man Adam.
JESUS knew the Cost, and of HIS own FREE WILL, died for US.
GOD created us with FREE WILL. What JOY is there in forced love?
There could be NO OTHER BEING to exchange in equal or MORE value of the First Man of Creation to cancel out the Debt, than JESUS.
GOD KNEW THIS.
Some say GOD could just cancel our Sin.
GOD IS JUST.
HE could NOT BE, or DO, LESS than HE IS.
A Debt HAD to be paid in exchange for us to have ETERNAL LIFE.
To BE WITH GOD, we HAVE to BE sinless.
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, meant, if GOD could step down to Earth HIMSELF, HE would have, but it HAD to be a human WITHOUT Sin to cancel the Sin of the First Man of Creation.
Some think GOD is heartless to let HIS SON die on the CROSS.
Remember GOD said, “I AM that I AM“.
When he said this, HE meant MORE than acknowledging WHO HE IS, but WHAT HE IS.
Most think science and religion are separate but really aren’t.
GOD IS PERFECTION. HE can NOT sin. HE IS PURE LIGHT.
Where GOD IS, there can be NO sin. ALL sin IS darkness.
There is NO way around this.
WHERE THERE IS LIGHT, THERE CAN BE NO DARKNESS.
ALL sin is SIN. Even sin for a greater good or with good intentions, is still SIN. Even Hitler had his reasons for doing what he did, just as easily as a student cheating on a test.
At the End Of Time, Satan will fool and deceive even those who aren’t easily fooled.
Satan is a fallen angel. It is easy for him to imitate what would be perceived as coming from GOD.
The BIBLE says when we die, “the dead know nothing“. We are in “sleep”, until the
Resurrection, as if awakening from a sleep and we are judged for our deeds.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Coming of the Lord
13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord,[a] that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Psychic readings and predictions , signs from beyond, coming back from the so called dead, are NOTHING but illusions from Satan.
Sure, I felt good for a little while thinking there was a connection. But for how long? It causes more longing for those who are gone that we miss immensely.
GOD being PERFECTION, would not let us have a glimpse of those passed away and cause more grief.
GOD IS JUST
GOD IS LOVE.
I can not imagine being in the very PRESENCE of such POWERFUL PURE LIGHT and LOVE.
JESUS died to save us all from the wages of sin and to have ETERNAL LIFE.
What PURE LOVE that is!