Is God too good to be true?
The promises of God seem almost to good to be true. The Gospel is, The Good News! There is an old saying, if something seems to good to be true it probably is. We have been conditioned our whole lives to be sceptical of something that appears too good. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. We must renew our minds by studying God’s word. In this way we begin to see God for who he really is, and not the way a sceptical world sees him. God hates sin, and commands that sin be punished. The Good News is, Jesus stepped in, and took the punishment that we deserve, upon himself! God is righteous, sin is punished, and we are set free. 1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: Christ the just, suffered for us, the unjust. God wants us to be happy and at peace. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. He wants us to be prosperous and in good health. 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. He wants us to be confident, and in good mental health. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. God wants us rest in the finished work of Jesus. Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. God wants us to be content, not striving and struggling for worldly gain. Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. He wants us to know that we already poses all things. 1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s;22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your’s;23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. God wants us to know we are righteous and perfect in his eyes, simply by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. God loves us more than we can possibly imagine. But through his Holy Word, we can begin to imagine it. The better we understand how loved and forgiven we are, the more perfectly we will begin to reflect this truth to the world.
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Unmerited favor?Grace?Free Gift of God?AbsoluteForgiveness?No way.Faith without works is dead.If you continue in certain sins there is judgement and punishment.Despite Christ’s Death Burial and Resurrection.Stop sinning and repent.Leave Yor life of sin Jesus told the adulterers(CONDITIONAL TERMS AFTER GRANTING FORGIVENESS!
I have always believed, was baptized and saved since a teenager and grew up with both parents, grandparents and relatives, all teaching us the scripture. I try to live a decent life, read the scriptures every day, pray every day and talk to God and others daily about God.
I have been holding onto that faith and belief all of my life. But, I need his help now, more than I ever have and have been struggling for several years for an answer to my prayers and I am falling apart with no help from anyone. It feels like everything I’ve been taught and know about God, seems too good to be true and it’s destroying my heart, my faith and me. I don’t know how to keep going this way. My life seems so unimportant to God or anyone. And if something doesn’t change, I don’t know what will happen to me. I have no one to help me. So how is that God loves me and yet, does absolutely nothing to save me? My sister and my son killed themselves because they felt the same way!!! So, where is God when we need him the most and there is no one to reach out and help us? I am so very tired of believing, hoping, waiting on God, praying and falling to my ruin.
Thank you so much for reaching out and telling me a bit about what you have been going through. Sorry I did not reply back sooner, I get a bit distracted at times and I have not checked my site in a few days. I promise you Jesus is aware of everything you are struggling with. I would like to try and be a bit more specific with any help or advise I could offer. If you would like to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org perhaps we could communicate that way. I am so sorry to hear about your sister and son. I have personally been so depressed and lonley that I thought I could not go on. But that is in the past. Part of the reson Jesus humbled himself and became a man was to better understand what it is to be human. Please feel free to email me, and I can be more specific. Our Father and Jesus care so much for you, my hearet is sad to hear what you have been going through.
Don’t give up. Lets talk some more. Your brother in Christ, Leon