Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keep Things Simple

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21

The most powerful life is the most simple life. The most powerful life is the life that knows where it's going (heaven), knows where the source of strength is (Christ), and the life that stays free of clutter and happenstance and hurriedness (cares of this world). With one hand on God and the other on a tract we are bound to stay focused with our objection. Perhaps today will be the last day we have to share the GREAT news of God's redemptive plan. Keep things simple. Stay focused. Life is quick. We're almost finished. We're almost home.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Don't miss this free Conference in New York!

August 6, 2010 at 10:00am - August 8, 2010 at 5:00pm

Evangelism Summit New York "Go, Stand, Speak" Speakers:
Jeff Rose - JeremiahCry Ministries
James White - Alpha and Omega Ministries
Eric Holmberg - The Apologetics Group
Mark Spence - The Way of The Master
...Michael Marcavage - Repent America
Jon Speed - The Lost Cause Ministries
Tyler Mcnabb - JeremiahCry Ministries
Pat Necerato -Go, Stand, Speak

Register here:

City View Baptist Church
1143 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226

We will be going out after and doing outreach at night

How Could a Loving God Send People to Hell?

I’m often asked why God would send people to a place of torment. Since God is loving, why would He send people to hell?

Why should we think God has a less sense of justice than mankind? God is loving, but that's not all He is, He's also a good judge. Should a loving human judge allow criminals to go free? Of course not. If we, with our finite justice system think it's necessary to punish criminals in civil court, how much more should an infinite God judge our crimes, our sins against Him?

The Bible tells us God alone is holy. He is the standard of all that is right and good. His nature is pure.

Think of it like this:
If I were to light a match and place the flame next to a dried out leaf, what would happen? The fire would consume the leaf. Why? Because they're different, their natures are opposed one to the other.

In the same way, God and man have opposing natures. On the Day of Judgment, sinful man will not be able to stand in the presence of a Holy God because of their opposing natures.

God is not unloving, He is Holy.
He is described as a "consuming fire who dwells in unapproachable light”. In our sinful state, we don't stand a chance. Our only hope is to somehow take on the same nature as God. We must be born again. When we turn from our sins and place our faith in the resurrected Christ, God imputes His righteousness to us.

It's imperative that we are given this new nature, since each of us are headed towards our own personal Judgment day.

The Bible says in Psalm 96:3 “He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness”

So the next time someone tells you a loving God would never send anyone to Hell, simply explain the difference between God and man’s opposing natures. The problem isn't with God, the problem is our sin.