Heaven or Hell?

Imagine being in complete darkness for an unending amount time. Longer than counting all the sand in the world one grain at a time. With 100 percent no hope of it ever ending and no hope of every seeing or feeling the light again. If you can imagine this then picture Hell being a million times worse. Why would anyone want to chance feeling this way. When you die and go to Hell the worst part is knowing without a doubt you were wrong, God is real, and you can never change the choice you made and you are separate from God forever. If Christians are wrong we really suffer no consequences, but when non believers are wrong it is the worst depression and pain you can imagine. What is better, having a little sinful pleasure in life for a short period of time or trying to live your life for God and spending eternity in a place where there is no sadness or sickness. Most people choose to go against God only because they do not want to give up the things they view as important. People need to realize God is what’s important. It is only through His grace that we can be saved. It does not really matter what we do in life because we could never be good enough on our own. Some people mistake this as meaning that God will let everyone in if they just try hard and try to be good, but that is not the case. When you really believe in the Lord you want to learn more and study the Bible. It is then that you learn how to get to Heaven and what God expects from us. You also learn Jesus is the only way to Heaven despite what others say. Also, if you are true Christians then you are intolerant to others who would go against God and all preachers who teach otherwise are wrong. My whole blog is to let people know the truth about God’s word and if something offends you it should and you shouldn’t do it. Now is the time for people to realize what is at stake by choosing your own desires over God. Please listen and change. Society would improve so much if people would just wake up and realize what they are doing.

Speak up

I know I have written a little about being tolerant of other people. I just want to go into more detail about that. As Christians we should be willing to tell people when they are doing something that is against God. I have recently seen even more about certain TV preachers telling people to be tolerant of others even when they are sinning. We know these people will not get into Heaven if they continue down that path. When you are truly saved the Bible tells us we will be filled with the Holy Spirit and that makes us want to live our lives for God. If you continue to sin then you are not trying to live for God and therefore cannot truly be saved. Everyone will still make mistakes, but there is a huge difference in making small mistakes and continuing to live in sin. There is only one way to Heaven despite what some TV preachers tell you and that is belief in Christ as your Lord and savior. He died for our sins and by doing so paid the debt that we could not. “If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead you will be saved” Romans 10:9 We should be willing to tell everyone about God and how to get to Heaven and not be afraid that others might view us in a negative way. We do not live for others or the world, but for God alone. It is time to stop worrying about politics and society and focus on what is really important, GOD! Our life on earth is short, but then we have eternity for our souls. The time now is to prepare for our souls and where we want to be. Once we are gone from this world it will be too late and if we do not make the right decisions we will lose our chance to spend eternity with Jesus. We are not guaranteed tomorrow so we need to make today count.

Shutdown?

Unlike the government God will never shutdown. Everyone is concerned about what is going to happen to the United States and we as Christians should be even more concerned. We have chosen to go against God and elect a non-Christian president and now everyone is having to pay the price for our decision. Our country was founded on Christianity despite what some might say and yet we continue to allow our president to go against God. He is trying to force everyone to abandon our faith in God by bullying the citizens. We all need to do more research and use our voices to speak out against what we know is wrong. The Bible tells us to obey the laws of the government unless they go against God. When they start to interfere with God then we are suppose to be willing to take a stand even in the face of prison time or death. God will give us the strength to conquer our enemies. Obama is not a Christian and does not have the interest of America when he makes these laws. He knows exactly what he is doing and he weakening this country on purpose. We need to wake up and see the truth behind his lies. He should be made to step down and if that does not happen then we should all make sure to vote for a Christian republican in the next election if we survive that long. That is unless Obama finds a way to stay president even longer which would not surprise me. For those of you who read my blog and do not live in the United States please pray for our country. We are under the thumb of someone who is not loyal to the Lord or his country. I see very bad things in our future if something does not change. The Christians in our country are trying to stop him, but in the end he will have the last say and God help us all when he does.

Syria

I thought this week I would blog about everything going on in Syria. Many people have varying opinions on what should be done. Unfortunately our president is in a lose-lose situation. No matter what action he takes people will be upset. There is no way to make everyone happy. I am not a fan of Obama and I feel people are getting what they deserve for electing a Muslim president. He is helping his people and that is not us. The Syrian government gassed hundreds of children to try and stop what they thought to be terrorist. This is wrong. The Bible tells us we are to protect children. They are innocent and it is our jobs as Christians to fight for them. However, interfering in this case would be helping yet another group of terrorist overthrow their government. we have already helped terrorist take over four other countries. I do not believe in this case we should interfere in anyway. If we do we will be weakening the military so the rebels can take over and win the civil war. The down side is if we do nothing other countries will see us as week. They will think it is OK to take actions like this on more children. There have always been countries that war amongst themselves and for the most part the rest of the world stays out of it. A good example of this is Sudan. They have murdered many people including children for many years now. No one has stepped in to try and stop them because it would cause a very deadly war. I think we should allow them to fight their own war even though what they did was terrible. Sometimes we have to leave the punishment of these people up to God. He will make sure they get what they deserve when the time comes. There are many other things we should be focusing on and a lot of those are within our own country. We are deteriorating as a country at a rapid rate. If we do not turn back to God things will just continuously get worse. There is so much evil in America; people are killed and tortured on our own soil. Children are abused and abandoned on our own soil. We need Jesus in our lives and get Him back in our schools so we are teaching our children about Him and how to have a successful future and end all of the horrible things that are now happening. I would like to encourage anyone who has a opinion to feel free to leave a comment.
Jessica Pickel

Stance on Abortion

So I just realized I did not post what this week’s blog will be about. Well, I have decided to once again talk about something some Christians tend to skate around and that is abortion. All should be against abortion. God has a plan for everyone and yes sometimes bad things happen. It should not be a choice on whether or not a child has the right to live. I know from personal experience that a baby has a heartbeat at six weeks. I have seen it with my last two pregnancies. Life should not be choice; if you don’t want a baby use protection or abstinence. I know there are some cases of rape or sexual abuse, but that child should not be punished for the bad deeds of others. There are other options like adoption if you do not want to raise the baby. The Bible tells us very plainly people do not have the right to decide who lives and who dies. It even talks about if a man strikes a woman who is pregnant and something happens to the fetus he could be punished for taking a life (Exodus). It also says the Lord knows us by name before we are even conceived. Some people do not believe a baby is living until it is born, but it is those same people that usually believe animals and plants are living. What makes something living? If they have a heartbeat, brain activity, eat, and breathe that is considered living. A fetus does all of this by six weeks of pregnancy. Most women do not even know they are pregnant this early on; meaning most abortions are after this point. There should be no scenario that makes killing an unborn child ok. That child is innocent and has a purpose. So many preachers will say it is ok if medically necessary, but we should have more faith in God than that. So as for the Christian point of view abortion is wrong no matter what. It should not be used as an easy out for people who want to live in sin and not use protection. Thanks and God bless.

Next week I will be talking about sharing God’s word with others.

Jessica Pickel

Tithing in a Bad Economy

This week is going to be short and sweet speaking the truth about tithing. This is a sensitive subject for some, and can even keep people from going to church. No church is going to make you gives tithes. You do not need to feel bad if you don’t think you can give. What I will say is the Bible does tell us we are suppose to no matter our financial situation though. Tithing is God’s portion of what you make, and goes to maintain the church you attend so they can continue to do the Lord’s work. God says in the Bible we should give to Him from the top of what we have and give with a cheerful heart. God will not abandon you if you do not give, but those that tithe faithfully will be rewarded for it. God will always make sure you have the things you need, and we should not let money rule our lives. I have seen people tithe who barely had enough money to pay their bills and yet they some how make it through every month. Typically tithing is 10% and can be deducted from your taxes. You should give like you pay taxes; right off the top. The people who benefit from this money are all of God’s people. It allows more of God’s will to be done. I encourage everyone to at least try tithing for one year; just as I encouraged everyone to attend church for one year. You will see the blessings the Lord will give in your life. Keep in mind those blessings may not be money, but will be fulfilling in your life. You trust God with your eternity and believe He will fulfill His promises, then why don’t you trust Him with your finances. He will keep the promises He gave in regards to them to.Thanks for reading and God bless.

Next week will be about parenting.

Jessica Pickel

Why America was Founded

After months of praying and God laying this on my heart, I have decided to start a Christian blog. This blog may be considered offensive to non-Christians as well as some who call themselves Christians. It is not meant to be offensive nor to start any fights. It is simply a means for me to express myself and to get the truth out to the world.

I want to start this blog by posting about why America was founded. It has been so long that people are starting to forget the truths behind our country. This country was founded on the freedom of religion. That does not mean what people may think. It was not intended for all religions. It was originally a way for people who were Christians and wanted the chance to worship freely without having to attend Catholic churches. It is so Christian churches could be built and members can learn God’s word and how to get to Heaven. Catholics have different views on this but the Bible is very clear. The ONLY way to Heaven is through the belief that Jesus is our savior, died for man’s sin, rose from the grave, and will return again. Only through His salvation are we saved. It seems people have forgotten why our country was founded. We are expected to be tolerant of all other religions yet people who do not believe in Christianity can say what ever they want about Christians and the Bible. We are not allowed to have the Bible in schools and yet they allow other religious practices. Why is it wrong for Christians to try and save the souls of others publicly, but not wrong for other religions to force their ideals.

I could go on, but for now I will leave you with these thoughts: Saying anything about God or the Bible use to be a crime punishable by jail time…now people look at Christians as being crazy. It is one of the most argued religions yet the Bible is the most historically proven book of all time, not to mention the best selling. God’s word is Absolute Truth and there is no grey area just because some of His rules makes you uncomfortable. Also, with so many religions everyone must realize that only one can be right. If I am wrong nothing bad will happen to me, but if a non believer is wrong it means spending eternity suffering. Not a chance I am willing to take. I offer this challenge to anyone willing to except: My mom always says you can do anything for a year no matter how bad. The challenge is for those who do not believe or do not know what they believe. Attend a Baptist church for one year with an open heart and mind. If nothing changes in your life just stop going. Churches do not require you join you can go the whole time as a guest. If something does change for you and you realize the truth then feel free to share your story. You will be surprised at the amazing things God can do for you. FYI, no He will not make you rich or give you everything you ask for. I will be posting regularly and my next post will be about some of the famous preachers who are not preaching God’s word, and are not preaching the Absolute Truth.

 

Thank you and God bless, Jessica