Why are we on this earth?
“Man is here to interpret and transcribe the praises of God (John Piper).” In other words, we are here to glorify God. He created us to love and worship him. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper and not to harm, plans to give you hope and a future.” God hasn’t just thrown you out into the world to do things on your own without a care for your life. In fact 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your cares upon him because he cares for you.” Matthew 10:29-30 (MSG) “What’s the price of a pet canary? Some loose change, right? And God cares what happens to it even more than you do. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head!…” You are here for his glory and are here because God has a purpose for you.
Why does God allow suffering if he loves us?
“The Bible tells us in Revelation 21:4 that there is coming a time when all sorrow, tears, pain and death will pass away. There’s coming a wonderful day when God will wipe away all tears from the eyes of His children, and our sorrow will end forever. Dear reader, I hope you are a Christian, so you too may claim this blessed promise that God has made to those who have come to know Him through His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.” If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, find out how by clicking here. “There’s a great day coming for those who have been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.”
“However, for this present time,we must face the undeniable fact that people do suffer. That’s a fact of life. You can find sickness, sorrow, and suffering in all walks of life. It’s everywhere you look. This very moment you can probably think of someone very close to you who is suffering greatly, and it just doesn’t seem fair. Why does God allow it to happen? Does God even care? If God is so good and holy, then why doesn’t He put an end to all suffering and pain?”
“We suffer and die because of SIN.”
“You say, “I didn’t do anything wrong. Why am I a sinner?” We are all born with a sin nature. We inherited our fallen sin nature from Adam and Eve. Romans 5:12 says, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” We read in Romans 3:23 that ALL HAVE SINNED and come short of the glory of God. Why do we suffer? We suffer because we are sinners by nature.”
“”What does God accomplish by allowing us to suffer?” Very simple: He’s trying to tell us something. By allowing people to suffer, God is showing us that SOMETHING IS WRONG. If everything were alright between man and God, then there would be no sorrow and death, because in the beginning there was none. God is showing you every day of your life that man has been SEPARATED from Him because of sin, and that man is destined to an eternity in Hell Fire unless he comes to God for help. The fact that God allows suffering and agony today proves that He will allow it in eternity as well.”
-Copyright © 1994 James L. Melton-
What will happen if you die without Jesus?
“You may have made some terrible mistakes in your life. There may be some things in your life you would give anything to be able to change. But friend, I assure you — if you die without Jesus Christ — it’ll be the worst mistake you could possibly make!
Don’t let anyone convince you that when you die it will be all over! The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27:
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this THE JUDGMENT.” Hebrews 9:27
Revelation 20:15 says:
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the LAKE OF FIRE.” Revelation 20:15
You will be in hell for the rest of eternity if you die without Jesus.”
God does not want you to go to hell. He provided a way to be saved from this fate. If you would like to learn how, click here.
-Copyright © 1995 Dial-the-Truth Ministries-
Where will you go if you DO have Jesus?
If you die and you do have Jesus you will go to heaven. Heaven is so beautiful, not even your imagination of it is as beautiful as it really is.
“A river, clear as crystal, will flow from the throne of God and of the Lamb [Jesus] down the middle of the city. On each side of the river there will be a tree of life, yielding twelve kinds of fruit every month. The streets will be pure gold, like transparent glass. The walls of the city will be adorned with every kind of jewel, emerald, onyx, amethyst, topaz, etc. There will be no need for a sun or moon, and no need for a temple or church. The presence of the Lord will be its light.” (Revelation 21 & 22)
However, the real beauty of heaven is this:
“Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away…I am making everything new.” (Revelation 21:3-5)
Heaven belongs to Jesus. He created it. “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…all things were created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)
Though Jesus initially came to the earth as a Savior, he will one day sit as Judge. All people will experience a bodily resurrection from the dead, and all will appear before the judgment seat of Christ.” (Revelation 20:11-13)
If you would like to learn more about how to get to heaven, click here.
Have more questions I didn’t answer? If there’s a question you would like answered and you didn’t see it here on this page, post it in the comments section and I will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible! Thank you and God Bless!
Not So Supergirl