The God Thing…

May 27, 2021

The God thing? Yup. I decided that rather than irritating people who don’t want anything to do with God – by including my faith in regular blog posts – I’d make a page and just post about it here. That way, those who want to read about it can just click on the tab, and those who don’t can ignore it.

In the same way I don’t appreciate anyone preaching to me about any subject – including politics (especially politics) – I refuse to shove my beliefs down anyone else’s throat. That’s why I’ve put it in a separate area of my blog. So if anyone who has a problem with what I believe clicks on this tab, with the intention of starting an argument, I will delete your comment. However, I am open to all civil discussions, whether we share the same beliefs or not.

One important thing Christians are not supposed to do is to judge others, and I try hard to never do that. Unless you text and drive, or drive impaired, and then … well, it’s a little harder to do. I’m also not especially fond of rude people in grocery stores.

Moving on though…

In a nutshell, this is what I believe.
1. That Jesus is the Son of God, sent here to earth to live a sinless life.
2. That Jesus was beaten and crucified for our sins and sicknesses.
3. That He died, then rose again on the third day.
4. That He now sits at the right hand of God.
5. That He will return again and take all who have accepted Him as their Savior to heaven, where they will live for eternity.
6. That there is a hell, and those who have rejected Him will spend eternity there.
7. That, as a Christian, I will never be perfect. That I will screw up more times than I’ll ever be able to count between now and when I die – hopefully around 100 years old, painlessly, and in my sleep.

Just a couple of things more for tonight (later, I’ll share some of the reasons why I believe all of this to be true)…

First, please don’t be mad at me. This isn’t my game. I didn’t make the rules. I just believe them.

And second, I don’t enjoy reading the bible all that much. But I know there are instances of God changing his mind. And so, I’ve spent much of my Christian life, off and on, praying that God would change His mind about hell. 

That’s enough for tonight. Since I can’t make new posts on this page, like I can on my regular blog page, I’ll just add the date whenever I add something else. And I’ll only do that a few more times so this doesn’t wind up 20 miles long.