Originally posted by queengilbert
not trying to be rude or offensive to christians, but could they please answer a few questions for me as i feel pretty confused about this...
1... does it really matter if i believe in god anyway, after all, when i die surely god will just forgive me and let me into heaven, if he doesnt, isn't this kinda going against what he's preached to millions..?
I'll answer this question first: does it really matter if i believe in god anyway?
It doesn't matter if you believe in Him. Does it really matter if I believe in the wind?
The question you should be asking is, is He real? the answer is yes
Now this one: after all, when i die surely god will just forgive me and let me into heaven.
First of all, we all haved sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Rom. 3:23)
All of us have sinned, I have too, everybody has. We have broken God's Law, the Ten Commanments.
Here are some of them:
1. Do not lie (if you lie that makes you a liar)
2. Do not steal (it doesn't matter what the value of the thing is. if you stole it, that would make you a theif)
3. Do not commit adultry (Jesus said," You have heard it was said, 'Thou shalt not commit adultry.' But I say unto you, if you so much look upon a woman and to lust after her you already commited adultry in your heart." Matt.5:27-28 and doing this would make you an adulterer)
4. Do not kill (ok, so none of us have actually killed someone but Jesus says, "That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause is the same as murder." Matt 5:22 so like, if your out on the road and someone cuts in front of you, you get mad and if your like me you get a little to mad. Jesus says that the same as murder)
This is just four of the ten.
Now lets put this in a court, your on trial and your guilty of this stuff
And the evidence is there. Your guilty.
and you tell the judge "I know I've lied, stole, killed, and commitied adultry ,but, can I just go?"
If he's a good judge he's not gonna let you go.
Thats why God sent His son ,Jesus, to the world. To die on the cross and take our place.
It's like, your guilty and right before your sentance someone
comes in and tells the judge "This is my friend and I love him so much that I'll take his punishment."
And all we need to do is to ask God for forgiveness and repent. We need to make a full 180 in our life and follow after God.