Friday, January 23, 2009

Confidence to Enter the Kingdom of Heaven...

Most people, Christian and non-Christian alike, are noticing the rapid deterioration of the Christian churches nowadays. More and more people are leaving the general Christian churches looking for love, peace, and the way to go to heaven. This makes me wonder what it is that those churches are teaching.

Actually, I used to attend a Pentecostal church, and visited numerous others, in the attempt to find a church that I felt was following the Bible correctly. However, I realized that no matter how nice the people seemed, no matter how much people claimed to believe God still they were missing something. It wasn't until I studied the Bible (correctly) that I saw what they were missing.

Confidence! Confidence to enter the Kingdom of Heaven! Why do we believe in Christ? What is the purpose of our faith?

1 Pet. 1:9 "
for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls."

This is an easy answer. I bet every "Christian will mention this one. But do you think our faith in Christ is only to live prosperously in this world?

1 Cor. 15:19 "If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men."

Do you know where God wants to lead us?

Rev. 21:4 "
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

This is a description of none other than the Kingdom of Heaven! Where can we go to have the confidence to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? How can we have such confidence to enter such a place? Stay posted...