At tonight's (a few weeks ago) Bible Study, a particular thought jumped out at me. Though not completely related to what we were studying, my mind sort of went off on this tangent. Also, remember that these are a finite human being's thoughts and not the inspired Word; therefore, they are not infallible.
God is NOT the God of second chances.
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:" - Hebrews 11:27
We are given just one life to live and one death - after that, we face the judgment. Those who have not put their absolute faith in the saving work of God's Son, Jesus Christ will face Him at the Great White Throne Judgment to give an account for the sin in their lives before being sentenced to eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire. There is no reincarnation, no chance to repent after death, no way to live life over again. It's simply death, then judgment. After that, it's eternity. Eternal punishment for the unrepentant soul.…
And now is the time for the promised second post! This could very well be a milestone in blog history. My blog history, at least. I almost think this may be more of a catalog for my own thoughts since I haven't posted in forever, but a few people read the last one, so I'd hate to disappoint them with no follow up post. So where was I? Ah yes, back to the retelling of the events of Brandon Safety Day 2015. Well, here go some more pictures, this time coming from Hannah's camera!
This morning, as I sat in church, the words of Pastor's preaching managed to penetrate through my sleep-deprived mind from the fire calls of the night before / morning of today. Pastor recited the Lord's Prayer and something just jumped out at me.
"And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors."Matthew 6:12 "And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil."Luke 11:4 "And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."Mark 11:25-26
Jesus has done an amazing and incredible thing for you and me. He died on a cross to forgive sins that He never committed. You and I belonged on the cross. We belonged in a Christless hell for the rest of eternity. But for no other reason than pure,…