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"I Doubt It!"
Beginning March 2014.
There’s a God. Only one God, in fact, and he is the creator of everything. We’re made in His image, which means we’re like him in many ways, except that he’s God and we’re not. He’s loving and just and also desires a relationship with us. As individuals with free will, we have the freedom to respond to God's love, or not.
We’re free to choose to live outside the realm of the life God has for us as it’s explained in the Bible. In other words, many choices we make either move us closer to God or further away from him. Even seemingly small choices we make that separate us from God are called sin. We all do it, and we’ll continue to do so. And, even then, God will 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 separation from God—spiritual death—until Jesus came and his death paid everyone’s debt. That’s serious 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 provides us grace freely and abundantly.
Now comes our part. We need only to decide whether or not to believe and receive this love and grace. If we decide to believe it, we have a new life available to us; full life that can start right now and never stop. It’s ok to have a lot of questions along the way, and even the best of us do. Although God reveals things to us through his Spirit and through the Bible, he remains mysterious and wonderful.
We believe that Jesus Christ will one day return to judge sin and rule the earth. Those of us who have received his grace and accepted him will be reunited with him in heaven and those who have rejected him will be separated from him for eternity in hell.