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Call it Supernatural Truth- On the Long Road to Heaven?

long-road-to-heaven-call-it-supernatural-truth-on-the-long-road-to-heavenCall it supernatural truth, God almighty is the final destination on the long road to Heaven and wants for us to be with him! How would you know if you were on the right road to heaven or not? Is there a way to know for sure where you are going to go when you die? Some heavy and important questions. Let’s take a look at the biblical view on the topic, and find the answers to some of these questions, and maybe other questions that may pop up.

 

We’re all gonna Die!

I hate to break it to you, but you are going to die. I am going to die… We’re all gonna die!!!

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Death Clock Calculations

According to a site called Medindia, nearly 2 people die per second across the globe every second of every day on average. This breakdown of the World Death Clock found on their site shows the cold hard numbers displaying the certainty of that one appointment we all must attend. But the good news is, it doesn’t have to be an appointment we have of the great unknown! We can indeed know with certainty where we are going to wind up for all eternity.

A World full of Religion

According to Wikipedia, there are around 4,200 different religions (not including denominational differences) out it-supernatural-call-it-supernatural-truth-on-the-long-road-to-heaventhere today for all of us to choose from. All making different promises and cause believers to take different paths according to the doctrine of their religion of choice. Which one is right?

The best answer I believe exists may surprise you! Out of the huge selection of 4,200 (ish) religions to choose from, the one real religion to choose is… Well… None of them. Not a single one. All religions should be defined as man’s way to either become god or work their way to God in one way or another.

Religion vs. Relationship

The apostle James defined what true religion is, and it’s actually quite simple. He wrote:

James 1:27 King James Bible
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

That’s about it. As far as religious practices go, that is the requirement. How simple is that compared to what we normally consider “religious”. All the big halls, the outfits, the repetitious mumbling, trinkets, statues, idols, shrines, well you name it, don’t add up to a hill of beans when it comes down to your standing with the almighty God.

The people that gave Jesus the largest problems throughout his ministry were the religious people of the day! Some of the most compelling statements that Christ made in any of the four Gospels were convictions pointed directly toward the Saducees and the Pharisees. Where the rubber meets the road, is that Jesus was preaching the Kingdom and a relationship with the Father, instead of staying with the status quo of the day.

A Personal Jesus

I suppose  I’ve gone through all that to simply say this… Religion will not get you to heaven, a relationship with the Father through Christ does!

supernatural-truth-call-it-supernatural-truth-on-the-long-road-to-heavenMatthew 7:22-24 King James Bible

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (I believe this is referring to religious people who never took the time to have a real relationship with Jesus, just doing the external things that look good but never coming to the full knowledge of who he is, what he wants, and how he feels about anything.)

 

If you receive Jesus the Messiah (or Christ) into your heart and learn of him for yourself, giving HIM the keys to your life, he is always there and walks you through all the fires of this life. And as you are filled with the Holy Ghost (the Spirit of the Living God), you are shown things in the Bible that you would have never known or understood otherwise, about Himself, how everything works, how he operates, and all while teaching you to deal with your eternity.

We are only required to do one thing to receive Salvation. That would be to make one decision, that’s it. Jesus completed everything else crossing every “t” and dotting every “i”. No hoops to jump through.

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Matthew 7: King James Bible

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

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46 thoughts on “Call it Supernatural Truth- On the Long Road to Heaven?

  1. There’s so much truth in your article! I am a Catholic, but I have always been of opinion that it is the real relationship with Jesus that really matters. So many people pay attention only to external things.
    Tradition and customs are important, but only if they lead you to deeper relation with God. Unfortunately, for many of us they become obstacles on our way to heaven.
    Thank you for creating this amazing website!
    God bless you!

    • Hi there,

      Thank you for your comment, I appreciate it. Many traditions incorporated into the majority of Religion, is man’s way to try to work his way to God. All the work has been done for us 2,000 years ago. It doesn’t matter what the denominational doctrine is, without Christ Jesus first and foremost in your life, all religion is in vein. 

      Thank you for having a read, & I hope that it was a blessing to you. May the Lord bless you in every way, in Jesus precious name.

      In Christ,

      Brian

  2. I know we don’t like to talk about or even think about it – but you’re right. We’ll all die at some point (sorry)

    It seems we surround ourselves with noise and stuff so we don’t have to think about it.

    But I think it’s important to think about and plan for.

    I understand that we’re sinners in need of forgiveness – you’re providing a solution to my problem – but what do you say to people who don’t think they need forgiving… they’re pretty decent people so they can’t see that they need God.

    Any advice?

    • Hi there Simon,

      My advice for people who are in truth good people, that don’t want to wrong anyone and do their best to live their lives to the fullest, yet don’t see the need to be saved…

      The road to hell is littered with nice guys with good intentions. No matter how well someone is living, they’ve never been perfect. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. I would introduce God’s sacrifice in Christ Jesus not as a resource to improve their lives, though he will… But instead as the only way to heaven. Only through Christ Jesus is there any access to heaven at all period. Good works mean nothing without having Christ.

      Nobody can get on an airliner unless you’re the pilot, employee, or a ticket-holder. It doesn’t matter how well people can get to the airport.

      Nobody can come to the Father except through Christ Jesus. The wages of sin is death. That wage will be paid, there’s no doubt about it. Nobody is without sin. Now where the rubber meets the road is after death. When it’s time to pay for sin, we have the option right now before death to decide to allow Jesus to pay for it, or we can decide to pay for it ourselves. All who think they don’t need Jesus will find out otherwise after death, as they will be paying for the penalty of their sin themselves.

      When we decide to believe in the one who the Father sent, which is Christ Jesus, and simply ask him to come and save you from that fate (you can do so HERE), not only is he faithful to forgive,, but will be up to bat for you when that time comes. Instead of condemnation into Hell, Jesus will step forward and say, “My Blood has removed his sin from him, as far as the east is from the west, come and enter into God’s rest.” Or something along those lines.

      God established this one, simple way to go to Heaven. Whether people think they need Jesus or not is irrelevant to the Lord. It’s what he has established, and is the only way he has established. It cost him his only begotten Son… That’s how important it is to him that we are able to come to him, instead of falling away from him.

      I hope out of all this something simpler can be formulated to help the people that you’re referring to. Thank you for your comment and God bless you!

      Brian

  3. First off, I would like to say fantastic blog! I have a quick question that I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious about how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I wind up having a tough time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out. I truly do take pleasure in writing however, it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Ronnie,
      The way I do it is to just simply pray about it. Then when you’re comfortable with your discussion with the Lord, get into the Bible and start reading wherever you feel lead to read. It really is how I wind up with pretty much all of the material that is on this site.

      All of it comes from the leadership of the Holy Ghost (especially the Bible Study pages), with the exception of different blog posts that I put up sometimes that are inspired by a video or something like that. But any post or page that I put up, despite the reason, is done prayerfully, seeking the guidance of the Holy Ghost and the heart to stay inside God’s will for my life and also this website.

      Jesus Christ is the Author and Finisher of our faith. He can certainly lend a hand to author and finish a webpage or a blog post! He’s an ever present help during times of trouble, and if you’re having trouble trying to write something, stop trying and get into the Word until you are stirred, moved, and shown what he’d like for you to do.

      That’s the best advice I can give you concerning this. Thank you for your question and God bless you and keep you and grant you favor in what you set your hand to do in Jesus name.
      Brian

  4. Its nice to know that there are still people out there who aren’t afraid to openly talk about their belief in God.

    Having the right relationship with God is what seem to be missing from a ever more increasing secular society in 2016 and this post needs to be seen by more people who are searching for answers.

    The straight gate is most definitely narrow and if you can give people more content like this to help them to navigate their way down the correct path, you will be blessed.

    Great stuff.

    • Hi,

      Thank you for the comment and I will do my utmost to do what you recommended. There are other sites that are similar to this out there, but at this point in time, as we’re nearing the end of this particular age, and will (I believe) be soon tasting the ramifications of Daniel’s 70th week, much of what you may find out there is tainted with other doctrines that on it’s face looks good, but rotting on the insides.

      This site is designed to bring people back to the Bible in some way shape or form, rekindle the supernatural truth in Christ into everyone’s remembrance, edify the Body of Christ, get people saved even if it’s as if by fire, and to educate against presuppositions or faulty doctrine that people adhere to. Anything either deliberately taken out of context or simply made up often goes unnoticed, and that shouldn’t ever be.

      We should be searching out scripture to verify what someone teaches is true or a lie, not just being persuaded by a fanciful speech behind the pulpit or podium.

      Anyways, thanks for your comment and God bless you!

      Brian

  5. Awesome post. That’s really interesting about the road. Something that I love about belief if that even in the face of death, we can have faith in the goodness of God and that there is something more for us. It that’s so true what is written in James.. Pure religion is undefiled, it’s all about helping the afflicted and keeping unspotted from the world. Keep up the good work.

    • Thank you JP for your comment and encouragement! Amen James is right on. There are no hoops that the Lord requires us to jump through in order to be saved. Just a simple decision and a simple prayer with a believing heart. No big exercise.

      The reason for the simplicity of the accessibility of our salvation is because Jesus did all of the heavy lifting. He lived his life in a way that is impossible for any of us, and fulfilled every letter of the law. Then, became the ultimate sacrificial lamb, being crucified, bearing what we all deserve.

      To this day I am still amazed how many people reject something so eternally wonderful yet so simple to attain.

      Thanks again and God bless you!

      Brian

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  7. Fabulous, what a webpage this is! This weblog provides valuable information to
    keep us reminded where our hearts should be, keep it up.

    • Hi Alana,
      Thank you very much! I’m glad that you like it. If you’ve found this or any page here at Supernatural Truth in Christ, please feel free to share this site with anyone that you may think it could help in any way. Jesus is the only way to God the Father, and as many people need to know that as possible. If they don’t agree, that’s between them and the Lord. But I feel a pressing need for people to either put up or shut up, or perhaps an urgency as things are ramping up out there in the world. Thanks again for your comment and God bless you always in Christ Jesus!
      Brian

  8. I grew up reading posts and websites like this, it’s a great test for professing Christians. The “religion vs. relationship” section is very powerful, it will offend many (as Matthew 24:5 states). I was into Bible prophecy not too long ago, and always found it interesting and suspenseful. The statistics on death is very eye-catching and attention-getting.

    • Hi there Lakan,

      Thank you for reading it. I threw that statistic in there as a hopeful reminder that we are not promised another day, or even our next breath. So many live through their lives not even considering the fact that it is possible that today may be their last. Jesus told this parable in Luke 12:

      16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

      18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

      20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

      This parable is actually saying many different things, but what I’m pointing out here is the idea that he was clueless concerning the fact that he only had a few hours left. He had prepared himself for life, not for death. When we die, we’ll be that way for a very very long time. A whole lot longer than we will be alive in this body of flesh anyways. It’s best to first prepare your soul in Christ Jesus than it is to make sure you’ll be sustained for the next 30 years or so. We all have that appointment, but few if any of us know when that will be. That’s why today is the day of salvation!

      Thank you again for your comment! God bless you!

      Brian

  9. Excellent work from you, man. I have be aware your stuff about the bible for awhile and you are just too fantastic. I really like what you’ve got here, really like what you’re saying and the way in which you go about writing it. You are making it enjoyable and you continue to care for the souls of others. I can’t wait to read much more from you. This is really a terrific site.

    • Wow thank you Priscilla!
      Thank you and God bless you for that encouraging comment! I do care about the spiritual whereabouts of others. If you were to know me before being washed in the blood of the Lamb, and filled with the Holy Spirit of promise which I was baptized with a time after receiving Christ into my heart, you would have been a witness to the kind of person that I was then and would be able to clearly see the work that Jesus has done with me. Before Jesus, I couldn’t care less about the spiritual whereabouts of others after they die, in fact, I wouldn’t even have cared whether or not they lived or died. I was truly like that.
      But the Lord has taken my heart of stone and has renewed it into a heart of flesh, giving me a burden to really care about whether or not someone is being deceived. Or whether or not they have a clue about what is going on around them spiritually. There is only one way to get to Heaven, and that’s through the Son of the Most High God! And when I say that I’m not talking about religion. Religion saves nobody. But a very real relationship with the Father through the shed blood of Jesus. If anyone is reading this and would like to experience the saving power of Christ Jesus, please check out the Revelation of Salvation page.
      Thank you again for your comment and kind words! God bless you!
      Brian

  10. hi there,
    interesting read and a good reminder to think about death which we are all going to face, but i am not sure i understood it correctly. You said that we shouldn’t follow any religion but then said we should receive Jesus and he will take us to god. Isn’t this the beliefs of Christianity? which is a religion.

    • Hi Adam,

      Thanks for your question. It is the beliefs of Christianity, and yes, Christianity is a religion. But Jesus isn’t looking for religious people. Also I’d say that most Christians don’t have any relationship at all with Christ. I mentioned it in a post I released a week ago or so, and referred to them as CRINO’S: Christians in Name Only. They are the spiritual equivalent to weekend warriors. Live like the devil all week and clean up on Sunday. Jesus is real, and in order to have a real relationship with our Creator, we need to be real with him. God has well established his plan of salvation for us, all we need to do is ask Jesus in. He did all the work already. He’s looking for people that just simply want to have a relationship with him. Most religions out there just wind up feeding the machine so to speak.

      Thank you for your question and God bless you!

  11. Great Website! I enjoyed this article even though I have a grounded faith myself in Christ. Content is well written, but the font is just a bit small. Another point larger may get you just a bit more bulk.
    The masthead is great and easy to find. You may just want to use a blown up picture or pattern in the background so the masthead jumps out from the background. Be creative, there are tons of resources out there for backgrounds so use them…

    • Hi Mike, thank you for your comment and feedback! I’ve been using the default font (Paragraph) style. I actually agree with you, and will see if there is a universal setting somewhere around here to reconfigure it.

      As far as the Masthead, I’ll take a look into it. Always open to suggestions. lol.

      Thanks again and I’m happy to hear about your well rooted faith in Christ Jesus! God bless you!

      Brian

  12. Hi Brian.

    I’m impressed in a way by some of the things you are saying in that article because I came to a similar conclusion myself too. Especially when you mentioned that the people Jesus had problems with the most were the religious ones.

    And one of the best pictures He gave us was that passage in Matthew where He was talking about religious people preaching and casting demons in his name yet… They were not elligible to go go heaven…

    Another passage that you didn’t mentionned and that give us another perspective of this is also in Matthew 25:34-46 where Jesus compare two kinds of people: Those who cared for others and those who didn’t care.

    I would really like to hear what you think about this passage… if you come to a similar conclusion as I do.

    • Hi there Guy,

      I agree about people wondering why they’re being cast out of Jesus’s presence, that is such a powerful and convicting statement he made. I did cover that in another post if you’re interested entitled I Never Knew You.

      And because you asked, I’ve answered your question concerning Matthew 25 as an entire page HERE!

      Thank you for your question Guy and God bless you!

  13. Hey, Brian!

    Great post about the road to Heaven!

    You said it right, it is Jesus Christ! He is the road to Heaven! As you quoted from scripture, he is the way, the truth and the life and NO MAN comes to the Father but by him!

    Religion is out the window as far as the Lord is concerned! Like you said, religion is simply man’s way of trying to get to God on his own!

    People cannot see that because they are not born again (John 3:5 and 1 Corinthians 2:14)!

    You can know you are going to Heaven (I John 5:13)!

    Hey, great post and great site! I had a look around and it looks pretty good! Like you, I hold to the King James Bible!

    I didn’t have a lot of time to read this morning (I’m starting to run late for work) but I have bookmarked and will return!

    Have a great day and keep up the good work, my brother!

    • Hi there Donnie,

      Thank you for the kind words, the comment & the bookmark! I do like the King James bible. It’s a sword with a sharper edge. All other versions seem to be a dull blade any time I read something from them.

      Well all glory and praise be to the Lord! Thank you, God bless you & I hope you keep coming back to enjoy some new stuff that’s in the pipe at the moment & will be cut loose soon.

      Brian

  14. We live to suffer as a form of purification, we live to choose between our will or God’s Will. By loving Him (love is an act that comes from the will, it is sacrificial act, self-giving, to do the best for the other’s soul), we follow his will . He wants us to meet him and be with him in the afterlife, but we have to follow his commandments at the best we can, participate in the sacraments, have a state of grace or repentance at the hour of our death. But since we don’t know when we are going to die, we must always be prepared.

    • Hi Elizabeth, Could you please send me some scriptural references that indicate that anything you listed will get us into Heaven? Personally I believe that God would rather our overall obedience way before he would rather us suffer. It is God’s will that none should perish. Please check out what God has to say about us in my latest post . Or maybe check out the I never knew you post. The Gift of God is by way of Christ Jesus. There’s nothing we can do to make it better, it’s a complete work finished by Christ Jesus.

      Thank you for your comment!

      Brian

  15. I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and yes I even served a 2 year mission which was a great blessing, but I have a few thoughts.

    First, having a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father is extremely important. It’s important to understand that He has us call Him Father because that’s who He is to us, and obviously we should have a good relationship with our Father in heaven. But, that doesn’t mean that religion doesn’t matter. Religion just means that there’s a system or order in faith in God. Our heavenly Father is obviously a God of order because He created laws for us to follow and live in, witihin nature, and with direction from His prophet’s and even His Son, Jesus Christ.

    While there is one decision: to follow Christ or not, that decision manifests itself in many aspects of our lives and in many situations every day. The choice should be one of obedience and humility, but we’re all imperfect, right? That’s okay, because we’re all working towards it. That’s why we have grace.

    Definition of grace is a temporary delay in the payment of an obligation or debt. Meaning that even though we sin, we aren’t judged by God immediately, but instead given this life (a temporary delay) to pay the obligation or debt…oh but once we’ve sinned you’re no longer perfect. That’s why Jesus Christ atoned for us. His atonement gives us the time to improve, little by little, and day by day until we learn from all of our mistakes. Repentance is a continuing process, and as long as we keep trying we’re solid, because Jesus Christ has our back the whole time.

    Do don’t worry about debt, worry about living your life like Jesus Christ asked of us as we read in the scriptures.

    Please shoot me a reply if you have any questions.

    Benjamin

    • Hi Benjamin,

      Thank you for your comment. First I’d like to address what you said about religion. If any religion falls outside this boundary is a man made creation; James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

      And if we stay in the Word of God, and be doers of the Word, not hearers only, Christ in us through His Holy Spirit guides us into all truth. I agree God is not a God of confusion but is extremely orderly. That’s why Jesus in a most perfect way taught how to sum things up as only He could. Matthew 22:

      37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

      Man can’t stop himself from making things more complex than they really are. Jesus died on the cross as to be a living sacrifice once and for all to blot out the sins for those who call upon his name to be saved. Sure we need to repent, any time something comes to mind that’s necessary of repentance (namely any sin or iniquity). Another good reason to study the Word of God. Hebrews 4:12

      For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

      Also the way you lay out God’s grace makes it seem temporary (I have no idea if that was deliberate or not). The grace of God is that by which we are saved through faith; Ephesians 2:8

      For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

      If God’s grace has limits, I would think it comes from rejecting it, not death. We are all to be judged. Those that follow Christ will be judged and rewarded, those that have rejected him will have a completely different judgement. The second death. (Matthew 10:28, Rev.2:11, 20:6, 20:14, 21:8)

      Thanks again for your comment!

      Brian

  16. Faith is trust. Faith is powerful but only as a reflection of who we put our faith in. When we take God at His word and then outwardly show that we do things change. It shows that we trust that His unseen words are stronger than anything in the natural. Thank you for your comments. We are encouraged to be more descriptive and clear than ever. Thanks for watching.

  17. Is Faith a force? Or words the container of the force by which God/believer can cretae their own world? How is that Mark 11:23-24 speaks about the God-kind-of-faith? Does faith become the believer’s object of faith? Or does God become the object of one’s faith? If in fact faith becomes the believer’s object of faith than it id a false faith. If in fact God had to have faith who is He trusting? If in fact God had to have faith than He is mere man; not God. How do you interpret Hebrews 11:1, 2? Is faith a living channel of trust in the God of the Bible? Or is faith a metaphysical faith by which it becomes a force, as to release into the earth realm by the mere words of believers? Is Man God? Or Is God Man? Is God Servant? A magical bellhop at the beck and call of the Faith believer? I appreciate for your prompt response.

    • Wow, lots of questions going on here, I’ll break your comment down as I go and try to answer them the best I can.
      Is faith a force: Yes. How is that Mark 11:23-24 speaks about the God-kind-of-faith? It’s interesting to note that Jesus did not specify faith toward who or what. Very important to understand that whatever you have real faith in, you’ll be receiving it. For good or for ill. Just ask the Israelites during the Exodus through the wilderness.They kept murmuring about dying in the wilderness, well guess what happened? That whole generation died in the wilderness. That’s why throughout the whole Bible, God says to watch what you say, and is another important reason for the renewal of your mind and not to conform to this world (Romans 12:2).

      Are words the container of the force by which God/believer can create their own world? Well, God did speak substance into being. But we work a bit differently. We can’t create what God has already established. Words however are not necessarily the container of faith, but whatever is in the heart.
      Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
      But faith can be made manifest without saying anything at all. If I sit in a chair it’s because I have faith that it will support my weight. In this case it would be an action instead of a word.
      Does faith become the believer’s object of faith? It shouldn’t. If it does that believer isn’t a believer in Christ, but in faith. Almost sounds like idolatry. No need to believe in faith for faith’s sake.
      If in fact God had to have faith who is He trusting? Anywhere God makes an oath to anybody, he swears by Himself, as there is nobody greater. The Creator of all things also knows exactly how all things operate. That said, He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. Faith just like a planet, is his creation.

      How do you interpret Hebrews 11:1, 2? Is faith a living channel of trust in the God of the Bible? Or is faith a metaphysical faith by which it becomes a force, as to release into the earth realm by the mere words of believers?
      Well let’s take a look at it:
      Hebrews 11
      11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
      My take on this is a pretty good answer to the faith container question. If a hope had substance, it would be faith. Maybe that’s the difference between real hope and false hope. Faith. Think of a trial for the second half of that verse. The evidence of things not seen. Well who is this evidence presented to as a believer in Christ? It is the who sits on the throne! But, also to you so your faith is not in vain. I would guess that faith is somehow visible in the spiritual realm somewhere. But here in the flesh it is invisible. And concerning verse 2, the elders had it and used it. As far as Abraham goes, he was counted righteous for it (Galatians 3:6).

      Is man God? No way, man is a creation of God. Is God man? See Hebrews 2
      16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
      This is Jesus, who became human in order to redeem humanity. Lived as a Holy Spirit filled human, died as a human but bearing all of our sins though he himself was blameless, & rose from the dead on the third day after his death and burial, entering into the presence of God Almighty. The book of Hebrews details his homecoming. There are no bones of Christ to be found here. The tomb is empty. There is a man glorified whose name is Jesus sitting right now on the Throne of God, at the right hand of his Father. Read Hebrews about 20 times in a row. You’ll still learn something and be blessed every time. lol.

      Is God a Servant? A magical bellhop at the beck and call of the Faith believer? I’d suggest to read the book of James concerning this question. He can answer it much better than I. God is no bellhop, nor is he a servant, but requires for us to be his servants. Christ’s days as a servant were fulfilled at the Cross of Calvary. But even still, it was all to God’s glory, not his own nor for man’s. He does things to his good pleasure. Philippians 2:13
      For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
      Whew, Thanks for the great questions. Hope I answered them in a way that makes sense. Some of this kind of stuff is hard to put into words, that’s why it’s best to search out the scriptures for yourself prayerfully.Thanks again!

  18. Wow that was such a great read. It’s funny because I always wonder that in my day to day life. Am I doing God’s will? Is he disappointed in me? What could I be doing better? That quote from James is very powerful to me, and I will have to share it with my fellow church goers. I am reading the book of Luke right now. It is probably my favorite thus far. I’ve always been puzzled as to why people think that acting like a Christian is enough. Like you said, your relationship with him is what matters, and I’m always working on mine. It’s a battle to be a true Christian, and I’m finding that out day by day. Following God’s laws isn’t always easy, but I’m making strides. I’m also finding that everything in life is a process and nothing happens overnight. But before I keep rambling.. keep up the great work! I love what you’re doing here..
    -Stu

    • Hi Stu,

      thanks for the comment & kind remarks! Here’s a little verse that I like to remind myself of whenever I get into questioning whether or not I’m doing God’s will. It’s a good default anyways:

      1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

      16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

  19. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your website. I like the photo you used at the beginning (of the road). The questions you asked in the first section were answered throughout the article. I like the fact that you used scripture verses to back up your statements, which made them clearer to the reader. The use of statistics about death captured my attention. I am glad that you offered additional information in the form of a drop down menu. Thanks for sharing the “truth” with us.

    • Hi Lorna,

      Thank you for your comment & kind words! I try not to make any statements without a direct reference to scripture. Seems to be too much of that out there today. Gotta get back into the Word and see what God says, instead of anyone’s opinion. Thanks again!

      Brian

  20. Hi Brian, I find it refreshing to hear someone explaining the difference between religion and Christianity. As you rightly say, it was the religious that killed Jesus, he threatened them and their worldly practises which they don’t want to give up.

    I know a lot of people that are regular church goers but they treat me like an alien due to my views regarding God. They are more concerned about what their pastors tell them.

    I’m not sure about in your part of the world, but there are a lot of New Age teachings creeping into churches here, such as Yoga. What bothers me is how Christians don’t even understand why that is wrong.

    Jay

    • Hi Jay,

      I believe this is going on right before your eyes in these ‘New Age’ churches with the all is well feel good doctrine:

      2 Thessalonians 2:10-13
      And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness…

      And as far as being treated like an alien goes, if you are standing on the inerrant Word of God, Saved and washed by the shed blood of Jesus, then you ARE an alien!! You are a citizen of Heaven sojourning here with a fallen species in a fallen world.

      John 15:19

      If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

      Thank you for your comment. Keep the faith!

  21. I have to admit that I almost didn’t read your post about the road to heaven. I thought oh great here is another religious zealot that wants to push their beliefs on me. Well I am happy to say I loved your article. You have a very Buddhist approach to religion. The fact that you say no religion is the one true religion is very telling about you as a person. Thank you for this very insightful post.
    Marc

    • Hi Mark,

      Thanks for your comment and I’m glad you chose to read it. lol. I don’t believe in pushing things into people. It tends to cause people to push back or be pushed away. I’m just trying to introduce people to Jesus, as it’s the relationship I’m shooting for instead of man made religion. Whatever becomes of it is between them and God. Thanks again 🙂

  22. Hey Brian
    I agree there are tons of religions out there but the important thing is relationship with God. We are the temple of God. Not the church house. Yes it comes down to a personal relationship with Christ. (I never knew you)
    That is the key it is a friendship with your creator, he desires our fellowship.

    • Amen Randy! We are indeed the Temple of God. Like the saying goes: People aren’t chewing gum in the Sanctuary. The Sanctuaries are chewing gum!

      Thank you for the comment!

  23. Thank you for sharing. I am not religious, but very spiritual. I found my relationship with my higher power when I started on my path of recovery from addiction and alcoholism.
    If I am here, alive and healthy today there must be something out there bigger than I am 🙂
    During my active addiction I was completely spiritually void.
    Today things are different and I am able to say God and be comfortable. Maybe it sounds strange but when you are living a life of addiction, alcohol and doing things that are against your nature… well lets just say that saying God doesn’t feel right.
    Have a lovely day filled with light and love!

    • Hi Lynnne,
      That doesn’t sound strange to me at all! Around us at all times there is a spiritual battle raging. We are in the middle of it as both the victims and spoils. There are reasons why we are instructed to do things and not do things. Spiritual boundaries that have been put at play for our own good or protection. When we cross those boundaries we are crossing a line into unfriendly territory (spiritually), and wind up in the hands of creatures that would rather see us die than be able to utter the name of Jesus comfortably.
      In future posts and pages I really would like to expand on the spiritual war side of things… Anyways, thank you for the comment!

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