Believe or not believe!
Believe or not believe!
In this day and age you do not know what to believe or what to disbelieve in the information you hear and read. This is especially true when you receive items through the internet: e-mails etc. There is so much falsification of the facts that the lines between the truth and fabrication become rather blurry. People will use just enough pieces of truth, mixed in with their fallacies, to allow what they are saying seem valid. I truly think there are people who make it an art to cast false information into the public and private sectors.
So, if it is hard to determine what is truth and what is not, then where can you possibly go to get the real scoop? One place which is offering the real story and not providing untruthful, misleading material is the Bible. This book is the true, unadulterated, Holy Spirit inspired, Word of God, which has no make-believe documentation within its pages. Why would this be the case? God is holy and He is not able to lie about anything. He gives the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!
The focal point in the truth of this amazing publication’s message is salvation in no one other than Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior. From the first words of Genesis to the last verses of Revelation the Christ is ever-present. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Jesus again said in John 14:1, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.” And then we hear these words from Christ the Lord to Thomas, “Do not disbelieve, but believe.” John 20:27
Have you or I been able to see, with our own eyes, the things depicted in the Holy Bible? Of course not! Yet we believe them to be accurate and true because of WHO wrote those people, events, and messages down. It was God himself who orchestrated the work and words of His faithful writers. It was not their words, even though many of them actually saw first-hand what they were writing about. And, if they did not see these depictions for themselves, they had the opportunity to speak to the people who did. And again, we believe not because we have seen, but because of our God given faith. This fits well with Jesus’ other comment to Thomas, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
In a day and age, when truth is something which many times can be hard to find, there is a place you can go that portrays the truth in its entirety: God’s Holy Word. This truth transcends the earth and the heavens, time and eternity, because its Author is the Creator of all that exists. Now that dear friends is something to believe in and bank on! Pastor McCarty