Is Christianity Too Good to be true?

endofdays

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Is Christianity Too Good to be true?
just thinking this because the preacher is always saying no matter who you are or what youve done or how far away you feel from God
there is always a God waiting for you and every thing is sorted with God no matter what youve done he will forgive you any way.
 
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mattfivefour

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Well, it's not too good to be true, because it IS true. But it is unbelievably good. We do not deserve such a great, great gift. In no way at all. That is why the grace and mercy of God are so great, and why we owe him so much. Through his mercy he does not give us what we do deserve (Damnation and Hell). And through his grace he gives us what we do not deserve (Salvation and Heaven).
 

lightofmylife

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Well, it's not too good to be true, because it IS true. But it is unbelievably good. We do not deserve such a great, great gift. In no way at all. That is why the grace and mercy of God are so great, and why we owe him so much. Through his mercy he does not give us what we do deserve (Damnation and Hell). And through his grace he gives us what we do not deserve (Salvation and Heaven).
Salvation is a perfect gift of eternal life in a sinless place. It is great to know if in this world we die(or get raptured without dying) we don't cease to exist. There is another place that is better that we exist forever! Thank You Jesus for being born here, dying on the cross to forgive our sins, rising again, and giving those who accept you eternal life in heaven! :amen
 
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Andy C

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I reflect back in shame for the many years I wasted by rejecting this free and completely unearned gift. Thank God I finally saw the Light, said yes by repenting and confessing Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

So to me, yes, even as a believer it sounds too good to be true, and thats what makes it unparalleled in gifts. Totally free, yet its the ultimate gift that will last eternity - no warranty required as this gift is unbreakable.
 
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Rocky Rivera

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Think of it this way >> All the promises for the people of God written in Scripture come from the very Source of goodness -- the infinite God Himself, who alone is omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), omnipresent and omniversal. Only He can make these promises because only He has the power, the presence, the knowledge and the wisdom to make it all happen. Now, if any creature (be it angel or human) makes any sort of promise at all, it ought to be taken with a grain of salt because things can happen which can prevent their promises from coming to pass. But not with God. Now, there are only a few things God cannot do -- God cannot lie, God cannot learn anything new, God can not cease to be Who He is, and God cannot do anything that is contrary to His nature. Also, God is no respecter of persons, but the only thing God respects is a sentient creature's freewill choice -- while reminding them that there are consequences to their actions.
 

ItIsFinished!

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Well, it's not too good to be true, because it IS true. But it is unbelievably good. We do not deserve such a great, great gift. In no way at all. That is why the grace and mercy of God are so great, and why we owe him so much. Through his mercy he does not give us what we do deserve (Damnation and Hell). And through his grace he gives us what we do not deserve (Salvation and Heaven).
AMEN!!!
 

ItIsFinished!

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I reflect back in shame for the many years I wasted by rejecting this free and completely unearned gift. Thank God I finally saw the Light, said yes by repenting and confessing Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

So to me, yes, even as a believer it sounds to good to be true, and thats waht makes it unparalleled in gifts. Totally free, yet its the ulitmate gift that will last eternity - no warranty required as this gift is unbreakable.
Absolutely!!!
So glad you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.
Best decision you EVER made.
Me too brother.
 

antitox

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According to mankind, everything is viewed through corrupted lenses. As you know, 1 Cor 13 states that we see through a glass darkly. So man is going to see everything as too good to be true, or there can't possibly be anyone so good as God is described. The amazing thing is that there actually is a God who is so pure beyond the imagination of man. The simple fact that we exist shows that He is good. The fact that creation is here and alive that there is purpose. To deny the obvious is insanity. Consider: wee see lightning in the sky, thunder, and rainbow. All 3 of these elements of nature are seen emanating from God's throne in Rev 4 - they are aspects of his glory. In Ps 19 it states that "The heavens declare the glory of God...." Every day we see his personal signature in the heavens.
 

InsuranceGuy

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I wondered this when I was younger. Then I realized the "too good to be true" story would be what many people today believe; There are no repercussions for this life, so just have fun, hurt whomever you choose and do whatever you want and that life is meaningless, so enjoy it while you're here in whatever way you wish.

Personally, I think believing what we do is much more difficult than being one of the many who believe in nothing at all. To us it absolutely seems too good to be true, but it's because it's a gift. Salvation, eternal life.... It's a gift which only requires true belief.
 

SonSeeker

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I agree with all of y'all...just wanted to add that I've never considered my free gift of eternal salvation as a free ticket..... and also I want to serve Him because I love Him sooooo much for what He did for me.
Indeed, Susan!
God sent His Only Son down here to die a most excruciating death for a bunch of ungrateful sinners! No matter how much I contemplate that in the carnal, I find it nearly unbelievable that God could love us that much. And yet He does! There is absolutely NO WAY we can repay that debt. All we can do is love Him for what He did for us.
 

ItIsFinished!

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Indeed, Susan!
God sent His Only Son down here to die a most excruciating death for a bunch of ungrateful sinners! No matter how much I contemplate that in the carnal, I find it nearly unbelievable that God could love us that much. And yet He does! There is absolutely NO WAY we can repay that debt. All we can do is love Him for what He did for us.
Amen!!!
Preach it brother!
Preach it!
Let me get my banjo...
 
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