Your Sin is still the Issue!
By Don Twobears
This time around, we are going to look a little closer at the “Exact Cause”, that separates us from our Lord and Father in Heaven. Sin…stands in the way of HIM, hearing your Prayers and it matters little how serious your problems may be!
Our problem with Sin, began with Adam and Eve, when they dis-obeyed the Lord God, by eating the Fruit of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. That was the first Sin that caused problems for Adam and Eve and since that one instance, we have fallen into even more and greater Sin. And with our Sin, we are separated from our Relationship with the Lord God and HE will not change, thus we must change. We must change, because it is you and I, that are of the Fallen Species, we are oriented to committing Sin time and again. There is a great deal of Scripture, that makes this so obvious, that there is no way we could miss any of it…unless we never read the Holy Word of God!
Jeremiah 17:9-10 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”
Romans 6:21-23 “What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The first Passage, is telling you and I, just how bad our Hearts truly are and then it asks a question “Who can know it?!” The point here is this. It does NOT point a nary finger at any one person, it points that finger at every single human being, that has ever been born on this planet! There are NO exceptions to this…it means everyone! The Lord searches your and my Heart! The point here is this, If there is NO remission of Sin in your Life…do you REALLY think your going to Heaven?! You already know, as I know, the answer to that question is a big, fat…NO!
Here is something to think about, Jesus Christ…God…came to this earth and Died on a Cruel Roman Cross, that is where HE shed HIS Precious Blood for one reason and one only! That when we come to the Lord Jesus Christ, we can ask for HIM to forgive us of our Sin! That is when HIS Blood from the Cross…COVERS our Sin and then that Sin is thrown into the Sea of Forgetfullness! That is called the “Remission of Sin”…and Jesus Christ is the ONLY one that can forgive our Sin!
I once had a small discussion with a person that I know, about this exact thing! “So what have you been up today?” I asked. “I had to go over to the church for “Confession” He replied. That statement caught me off guard, so to speak, it didn’t seem to make much sense to me. “You had to go to the Church? How come that?” I asked and he sort of looked at me strangely. “Cause that’s where the Priest is” He stated. I did not know that much about the Catholics, so this came off as a little Strange to me. “I pray to Jesus Christ and confess my Sins to HIM! And you go to a man…a Priest…to confess your Sins?” I sort of asked. “The Priest is a Representative of God!” He stated sort of curtly. “Then the Priest gives you absolution!” He stated. “What’s that…absolu…whatever!” I asked. “You know, the Priest tells you to say a Prayer, 5 Our Fathers and 6 Hail Mary’s and to never do it again! Then your done!” Now he was looking at me like I was from a totally different planet. “What happens if you do it again?” I asked. “I don’t know! My Mom and Dad tell me to go, so I go.” He looked away. Trust me my Friends, I was confused!
“Okay, I’m confused here! What’s the 5 Our Fathers? And why would you say 6 Hail Mary’s? What does Mary have to do with all this?” I blatantly asked. ” Man, I don’t know, that’s what they tell you to say in Catechism.” He said looking at me. “Cata…what? I asked. “You know, where you go as a kid to learn about God and the Church! Man…you don’t know nothin’!” He said “Look, Mary is the Queen of Heaven and God is her son, now that’s all I know, okay?” He was a little angry with me. “Mary is not the queen of Heaven, there is no such a thing! It’s all about Jesus Christ and that’s it!” now I was a little angry. In essence, that became the end of the discussion.
You get the point though, so many THINK there is a better way, yet only ONE way…Jesus Christ…will work! Jesus Christ is the ONLY GOD! Yes, Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ, but she is a earthly Mother and that’s all! Mary is still a human and committed her own Sins, which then must be cleansed by the Saving Blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross! There are no two ways about it…ya’ll. I am going to say it again and again..”No Remission of Sin through the Blood of Jesus Christ..NO Heaven! PERIOD!
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me!”
There is NO Queen Mary! A Human Priest can not absolve you of your Sin, ONLY Jesus Christ can! It was Jesus Christ…that Sacrificed HIS life…to forgive us of our Sin! Even the Catholic Bible says that! This is the same as everything else in this Life! You are either standing here or your over there, you are either up or you are down. You are never two things at once! You are either SAVED to Jesus Christ…or you are not! Which then means…You are either SAVED to Heaven…or you are doomed to Hell and the Lake of Fire! Biggest thing to remember is this..YOU get to choose which way you want!
That one single choice…is the entire reason for you being here on earth to begin with! Anything else, Anything Less, anything other than Jesus Christ…you will go to Hell…it’s that easy and that simple! How do I know this? The Bible has told me so! The Bible is absolute TRUTH and always has been!
There are NO 72 Virgins waiting for you! That would require that you be a physical Being! Once you dead…you dead! Then the Eternal world takes over and you are now a Spirit! You will have a NEW body…that is a good reason too. Once you get your Eternal Body, which never dies or corrupts, how awful would it be, to be in Hell and the Lake of Fire?! Oooops…it just got real crazy…right?! Jesus Christ is the very BEST reason for this new Body…if you belong to HIM…then Heaven will be your Home!! To think…for all of Eternity! Problem is, people do NOT want to think of Hell and the Lake of Fire…being a “Forever state of Being!” There are far too many people out there wanting to change how the Lord God says things will be. Heaven and Hell and the Lake of Fire…are all REAL! Again, I am going to repeat the Holy Word of God…YOU get to choose where you want to go! Point is, you have to choose before you die…question IS…when will that be for you?! Today? Tonight? Tomorrow? In a Month…a year? Come on now…WHEN will you die…do you have any ideas?! NO?! Ooops!
The evidence to this is over-whelming! Consider this, you make a plethora of choices everyday, about many, many things! Obviously…where you go after you die…must be a choice as well and again, YOU make this choice…Just for YOU! No one is able to Pray you into Heaven…it does NOT work that way! You are either..Saved to Jesus Christ..or your NOT…thus Hell or Heaven, according to what you chose! Now do you understand the…Oooops?!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I use the King James version of the Bible and all emphasis is mine.