IS EARTH THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE?
We have been hearing a lot about "following the science" ever since the COVID-19 virus has come on the world scene. Obviously, this pandemic is a major challenge for those of us living on this Earth. There have always been skeptics concerning the Earth and the total physical universe and how it came to be. Was it a happenchance of a "big bang" or a caused act of Intelligence? The debate will always be among us.
There are some scientists who, as they survey and study the great expanse of the universe, have come to believe that there are "other planets" which would be a far better home for mankind. They do not tell us "Why", but they are sure it is so. We invite you to read the article, "Is Earth The Best Place To Live", and see what the claim is about and is it reasonable. We wouldn't mind hearing from you after you have read the article and, perhaps, have dug into the subject yourself.
NEW ARTICLE: NARROW-MINDEDNESS
If you talk to various people who claim to be members of a church, one of the topics you can ask them about is SALVATION. But when you do, you might expect them to be somewhat NARROW-MINDED with their answer. Honest people will tell you what they believe about salvation without hesitating. If you do not agree with them when they answer, you might be tempted to at least think, "He is narrow-minded", and dismiss their answer on that basis. But when a person answers with Scripture, then if you are honest, you will recognize that they are not answering based on their opinion or "think so's", but with a basis in the Word of God. If you really want to know about salvation, then God has the answer you need, and that "narrow-minded" person has only repeated what is found in the Word of God. Please carefully think about this as we invite you to read the article on Salvation, "NARROW-MINDEDNESS".
The Gospel Plan of Salvation
There are still people who are concerned to know how to be saved from their sins, and how that is accomplished. Of course, God is concerned for your soul salvation, and He showed it by sending His Son Jesus Christ as "the Lamb of God that takes away sins". Just how is one saved from their sins?
Hear the Gospel - Matthew 7:24-27
Believe in Jesus Christ - John 8:24
Repent of sins - Luke 13:5
Confess Christ - Matthew 10:32-33
Be Baptized - John 3:5, Mark 16:16
These are what Jesus said is necessary to do to gain God's forgiveness. The first time the Gospel of Christ was preached is recorded in Acts 2. Peter's sermon about Jesus Christ and who He is and what He has done for us is recorded in Acts 2:16-36. The response of some who heard that teaching is recorded in Acts 2:37-47. In this passage you will find that what Jesus taught as being necessary for salvation is the exact response of "about 3000" people on that day of Pentecost. The result for them was the forgiveness of their sins ("for the remission of sins" - v38), and being "added by the Lord to the church" (v47). If a person interested in their own salvation from their sins today does the same as those folks in Jerusalem in Acts 2, they will receive the same forgiveness, salvation and placement in His church by the Lord Jesus Christ. If not, why not? Think about it.