posted on Jun, 21 2005 @ 04:10 AM
Most people are humanists. They think that humans can solve all of their problems. This is out of pride, if you havent noticed. They say, "We dont
need God to solve our problems. Us humans are not part of all the problems on earth, we are the solution!"
Well I got some shocking news for you.
It's our fault! Yes, it is. All of the death and suffering and misery, all our fault! We are all miserable sinners in need of God's grace. Nobody
gains eternal life by good acts, no. God is merciful and graceful; He sent His Son to live a sinless life! Yes, he was the only one to lead a sinless
and perfect life. His name was Jesus, and the Lord let him die, and took the punishment of every sin. We are just as guilty of Jesus's death as the
ones who sentenced him or nailed him to the cross. However, Jesus took that punishment off of anybody who accepted His sacrifice as our
The pride of humanism is what is keeping people from eternal life. Everybody is thinking "I dont need God," "I dont believe in God" or "We can
solve all of our problems." This is pride, when you think you are good enough to not need being saved.
There is a reason humanists viciously attack Christianity. They think that if too many people are Christians around them, they will convert. And that
will smash their pride into pieces once they admit they need Jesus. They fear that, they fear Christianity. It may not be a concious fear, but trust
me, it is there. When you have a personal relationship with God, that is, being a Christian, you cant have pride. Pride makes you resis the changes
God has planned for you in your life, so it must go.
Once you lose your pride and accept these truths, go ahead and pray. Talk to God as you would respectfully talk to a friend. Admit that you have been
a sinner, and that you are in need of His forgivenness, grace, and mercy. Ask the Lord to forgive you of your sins by Jesus's death. Ask Him to come
into your life and change you for the better. Then, pick up a Bible (use King James version or New King James version, they are the most accurate
translations.) You dont have to read right away, you already made a huge step. If you cant get a bible, pray that God will get one to you. I couldnt
get a bible because of my parents, but the Lord got one to me through my friend, who brought it to me at school. Have faith that He will bring you
one, it took 4 months for me to get one, but I was given one. Study that Bible everyday, or as often as you can. Know what God wants you to do, know
God's promises for you, and know what God should mean to you and what you mean to God. A church is a good thing but is not necessary. Pick a church
that believes the bible exactly as it it written, and pick carefully. You can always leave a bad church. From here, I hope I have gotten you off to a
good start. You are in my prayers.