Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sad News for Some

Ray Comfort died today in his sleep at the age of 58 years.

One day you are probably going to hear something like that, but don’t you believe it for a moment. When a Christian passes on, he doesn’t die. Death was nullified the moment he was born of the Spirit of God (see John 3:1-5, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58).

This is because God is not only the source of life, but He is life itself, and when He makes His abode in a human being, death has no place there in the same way that darkness disappears when light comes.

Of course, if you are an "unbeliever," you don’t believe that. That’s why you are called an unbeliever. But even if you did believe it, that wouldn’t change much.

When the Bible uses the English word "believe," it loses a lot in translation. Greek is a far more complex language than English. The original word for believe means to trust. I often use the analogy of a parachute. Believing in it won’t help you. Trusting in it will.

Have you ever noticed how a man may be a money-grabbing, lying, womanizer, who has been hated by almost everybody, but the moment he dies, the whole world says he was "a good man"--a generous person, and a loving husband?

When I go to be with the Lord, I’m pleased to know that the preacher won’t have to embellish a thing. He can say that I was a selfish, sin-loving, ignorant man, but God freely forgave me, saved me from Hell, and granted me the gift of everlasting life (see Romans 6:23). What will the preacher say at your funeral?