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Conversations About the Truth of Jesus Christ Continued

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 25, 2008 at 11:39

K. H. Ahmed, having been born here in the United States, it is by American opinion that I have been born to a country which, when it follows the original intent of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, is the greatest place on earth to seek a peaceful pursuit of freedom and liberty. Alas, for those who would try and tear those documents apart and change all those things paid for by the blood of patriots, it is evident such pursuits do not meet other visions in which hatred of such things spawns the antipathies we see against the United States of America, and for things of truth found in true Christianity.

Were it not for my encounter with the Holy Spirit sent By the Word of Jesus Christ, my personal opinion of my spiritual condition would be agnostic as well, for having been raised in a Christianesque environment, I could view the religious aspects with the best of them, even to the understanding of who the Bible said Jesus Christ is, but without personal belief. It was empty pursuit, for there was no sense of peace or self.

With the entry of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ in my life, everything changed. From that moment, a new sense of spiritual awareness filled me like no other sensation ever felt. It was at first a small awareness that increased significantly at baptism, but afterwards kept steadily growing as I read the Holy Bible. There were times when it seemed there was stagnation, but only when I allowed myself to stray from my central connection of faith. Still susceptible to the old nature, it became painfully apparent that allowing other things to cloud my view of Jesus Christ was cause for the requirement of chastisement; it was necessary in order to keep me focused on Him. So, in Him, my full trust is the only way to work out the issues I have with this life in Him.

We see the world spinning towards its destiny, and the destinies of everyone one in it working things out in time speed. When eternity arrives for each one of us, the first question to be asked is did we believe when we had our chance at our only free moral choice to choose Jesus Christ as LORD-(for it is the only moral choice that is free; all others have an eternal spiritual cost)? It is the subliminal mindset as this reader makes the Gospel of Jesus Christ clear to all who would seek it, or in the case of some this reader has read, oppose it.

It is in the power of the Holy Spirit to enter into people's lives and change them into new creatures by their faith in Jesus Christ, just as Jesus said to the disciples He is albe to to do that specifically because of His relationship to His Fahter. Approaching Jesus Christ as the Son of Almighty God in faith and accepting His death on the cross for payment of personal sin debt is the central message of the Gospel; and to try and dismiss Jesus Christ for Who He really is does not diminish Jesus Christ, but instead works against the sense of peace of the person rejecting Jesus. It does nothing to avert the condemnation for unbelief that remains until the death of that person, and worse, the condemnation remains for all eternity…..in hell. That is the point of the Gospel verses of John 3:16 through 18. Jesus Christ did it out of the love of Almighty God for each of us, and that is the power of His love that sets each of those who believe free.

I hope this conversation sets the record straight as to the reason I sent the post to you and sTs.

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