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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Absolute Truth

Dear Friends near and far,

I'm writing today because I am passionate about something.  And that something is Truth. Truth is God, period.  God is Truth, period.  And as soon as we stray from Truth, we have nothing to anchor us when the winds come our way.  Where is God found?  In other words, where is Truth found?  Well, Truth is found in It's only source, the Word of God.  The Bible.

For some of you, there may be a groaning when I say "The Bible"...for others yet, you may say "Yes! Amen, sister Sam!"  and others of you still may not know quite what to think when I say "The Bible."

Okay, so I'm writing today to address everyone, but first let me address those of you that are groaning internally or externally.  Whichever it is, it's still groaning, let's call it what it is.

There could be several reasons why you are groaning, disgust, irritation, disbelief, rebellion....or all of the above.  But the simple truth boils down to this...


Now you're probably like, "Wait a sec!  Hold the phone!  I know that can't be true because you like the Bible, or obviously you wouldn't be making a case supporting it"

That's true, I love the Bible now but I did not always.  You see, there was once a time when I hated the Bible as well, and It's very words were like salt to my oozing soul, and I detested to hear the Truth because I knew it applied to me and my personal life but I didn't want to have anything to do with it.  I wanted to do what I wanted to do!

You see, according to God, we are all sinners.  What's a sinner?  A sinner is someone who has fallen WAY short of God's perfect, holy standard, called His law.  Now, don't tune me out yet...this is not like anything you have ever heard before.  I'm not about to lecture you on how terrible you are and how hopeless your disposition is and then leave you helpless and guilty-feeling in the rut.  Because that's not what God's Truth does...when ALL of it is told!!!

So back to the Bible. The real question isn't "Is the Bible real?"  Because, by golly, the Bible itself doesn't even need proof because Truth is Proof of itself, but if evidence is what you want then

Take Ephesians 2:1 for ex;

"And YOU He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins...:"

Okay, so here the Bible is telling us that we are all dead, helpless in and of ourselves, not just a sick man, but DEAD, utterly useless and worthless!

Is this the message the world is telling us?  When do you ever see a 'self-help' book that says, "You are utterly dead in and of yourself to truly change anything about yourself.  You cannot do it."

No!  They wouldn't get very many sales if any if they said that, now would they?  No, the message of the people is the exact opposite. "You can do it alone!  You can change yourself! Just believe in yourself!  Have faith in yourself!  Trust yourself!"

Why is the message of our world so opposite from what the Bible says?  Why does the Bible seem to be sooo contradictory?  Why is the Bible the most debated over Book in the world?  Why do people go to war over It's words, and others flee from it and despise It?

I'll tell you why.  The reason the Bible raises so many hairs on the neck is because it's the living, breathing, spoken Words of God!! No other Book is solid Truth than the Bible.  No man could make it up....much less would even want to!  Every one of It's Words are completely contradictory to man's very NATURE!

It tells us we are helpless, lost sinners and have broken the Ten Commandments.  What are those?  Do not lie, Do not steal, Do not covet, Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, (that includes hatred).  Have you broken any one of those?  According to the Bible, God, we've all broken every single one of them.

You see, God says either you follow My commands perfectly and never sin or slip up and be born without natural sin (which we all are so that is impossible) and live a perfect life without sinning; or, you cannot go to Heaven!  Is that possible to be perfect?
Absolutely not!  "For all have sinned and shall SHORT of the GLORY of GOD."  None of us can ever measure up to God's standards.  They're too high for us. We've all utterly failed.  Even when you were conceived in your mother's womb you had already failed to measure up because you were born a sinner.  Conceived a sinner. 

So what is the hope then?  Good question!!! God tells us in His Book that He saw our helpless state we were in and noticed us; and out of His great and awesome love ordained before Time that He would provide His only Son, (Himself), Jesus Christ, as the payment for yours and mine sin.  You see, although He is a loving God, He is also a just and holy God, and a holy God cannot have sin in Heaven with Him.  There must be a PAYMENT, a SACRIFICE on the DEBT (OUR SIN) THAT WAS DUE HIM.  But because ALL HAVE SINNED, He GAVE OF HIMSELF, the ONLY PERFECT AND HOLY SACRIFICE THAT WOULD SATISFY the WRATH of God.

Oh when God opens your eyes to the glorious Truth of Christ, the EXCHANGE that happens when you place your faith in the One and Only Savior!  You see, Christ died for you while you were sinning against Him, paid the ransom for your sin, and took your dirty, filthy, oozing, slimy robe of disgusting sin and placed it upon His shoulders.  He does that for each and every one that believes on His name, and not only does He take away your disgusting robe of failure to measure up, (your sin) but He then TAKES OFF His robe of righteousness and perfect holiness and places it around YOUR shoulders!   So then when God the Father looks upon you He no longer sees a filthy, ugly sinner that's deserving of condemnation, but He sees you as He would look upon Christ; holy, righteous and perfect; for Christ puts HIS righteousness on YOU!

And how does this happen?  How can you be saved and have Christ place His robe of holiness upon you?  You simply cry out to the Lord, "and you shall be saved"!  Trust in Him and HIM ALONE!  Amen!

'Jesus said unto him, "I am the way, the Truth and the life, NO ONE comes to the Father expect THROUGH Me."'

Place your trust in the Lord.  He is ABSOLUTE Truth.

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Samantha Anne

"Now, therefore," Says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping.."

"Now, therefore,"  Says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping.."
Joel 2:12