@2019 A House of Prayer (Ahop)

There is a God. Only one, in fact, and He is the creator of everything. We’re made in His image, which means we’re like Him in a lot of ways, except that he’s God and we’re not. God is always good, loving and just, and He desires a relationship with us. As individuals with total free will, we have the freedom to respond to the relationship God’s initiated with us, or not.

 

We’re free to choose to live either inside or outside the possibilities of the life God has for us as it’s explained in the Bible. In other words, many choices we make can move us closer to God or further away from how we see Him. Even a seemingly small decision that is disobedient to God is called sin, and we’ve all done it… but even if we continue to do so, God will still love us and passionately pursue us.

 

God loves us so much, in fact, that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die so the rest of us could live. The cost of sin was death—spiritual death—until Jesus came and His death on the cross paid for everything for everyone because every person matters! That’s intense love. Because of that serious, perfect love, this gift from God is waiting for anyone who wants to receive it. This is called Grace. God gives grace freely and abundantly.

 

As for us, we need only to decide whether or not to believe and receive this stuff. If we decide to believe it, we have available to us a new, full life that can start now and never stop, and that means anything is possible. And yes, it’s OK to have a lot of questions along the way. Although God reveals things to us (including what He’s revealed about himself in the Bible), He remains mysterious and wonderful.

 

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