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CRASH INTO HEAVEN

CRASH HEAVEN

HERE’S A SEARCHING QUESTION? 

“If you were to die tonight, and “St Peter” or “Elijah” or “Mohamed” was at the “Pearly Gates of Heaven” and asked you, ’Why should God let you into His Kingdom?’ – what would you say?”
   1) What would your own personal answer be?
   2) What do you think the answer would be from a true believing Christian

THE MOST COMMON RESPONSES ARE:

     a) I am not perfect, but in all honesty, I think I’m a good person.
    b) I sincerely try to keep the 10 commandments,
    c) I always try to do my best ( – although I sometimes fail)
    d) I know I am a good person ( – and at least better than one of my neighbors !)

The answers assume that if a person rates high enough on a divine “scale of goodness”, then that person SHOULD get into “heaven” based on their performance (or merit). The answers from people in other religions have a lot in common with these same answers.

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GETTING TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST

SEEING JESUS

Seeing Jesus is what Christianity is all about. In its purist form, it is nothing more than imitating Him whom we see.

KNOW JESUS CHRISTFaith is a gift of God. Faith is the supernatural activity of God whereby He opens blind eyes, unstops deaf ears until you say, “I see it now!” The other side of the coin is that man must freely accept this gift of God. 

Faith is not something that must be intellectually understood as much as something that has to be experienced and lived. The secret of faith is that we must cultivate a deep and warmly personal relationship with Jesus, so that everything one does becomes an act of love for and faithfulness for Jesus.

God’s favor is surrounding you like a shield. Every bad break, every disappointment, and every person who does you wrong is part of the plan to get you to where you are suppose to be.  God doesn’t just send the storms: He uses them to cleanse us.

 It may be very difficult for us who are unloving to know God who is love. But when God touches us we are transformed and the sign of this transformation is a new ability to love.

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”                                                                                             Matthew 11:27

GET TO KNOW JESUS

The answer to the many problems involved in the life of faith is always the same: GET TO KNOW JESUS. Continue reading GETTING TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST

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TO ENTER GATE OF HEAVEN

 WHAT CAN YOU SAY TO ENTER HEAVEN?

One of the greatest gifts we can offer our family and friends is helping them to die well. We have to sit quietly with them and say: “Do not be afraid … I love you, God loves you … it’s time for you to go in peace. … I won’t cling to you any longer … I set you free to go home … go gently, go with my love.” It is the greatest gift that you can give.

DEATH BETTER

When Jesus died he said: “Father, into your hands I commit My Spirit”. Luke 23:46 It is good to repeat these words often with our dying friends. 

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

“The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want … and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come.”                          Psalms 23:1, 6

 Death frees us from the boundaries of chronology and brings us into God’s “time,” which is timeless. There is no “past,” “present,” or “future.” 

ONE OF THE GREATEST POEMS EVER WRITTEN

‘Holy Sonnet 10: Death, Be Not Proud‘ by John Donne (1572-1631) Continue reading TO ENTER GATE OF HEAVEN

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