Faith...

I'm so glad that God woke me up for church today :)

I had a chance to listen to a very good speaker, Pr. John Koe, who answered one of my all-time biggest questions: Why is Faith so important? Why through faith and belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to God and eternal life?

In Genesis Chapter 3 Verses 1 and 4, where Eve was tempted by the serpent to eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil:
1: Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"
4: "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Now God had spoken very clearly to Adam and Eve that they must not take any fruit from that tree. What the serpent (Satan) did was to cause UNBELIEF in man, to stir up doubts in their hearts about God's word.

Of course, the result was that Eve doubted the word of God and ate the fruit with Adam, causing both of them to be banished from the Garden of Eden forever... thus causing mankind to fall into sin. The first sin that man did, to lead to all sins, was because of disbelief in God.

But man does not have to despair, because God loves man so much, that he sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross as a redeemer for ALL our sins. You can try for a lifetime to understand why he would do that, and did it really (sounds familiar?) happen? But His love for us is beyond comprehension. And that is FAITH.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16)

That is why FAITH is so important... even more than the 10 commandments, because FAITH (believing in Jesus Christ), is the first and ultimate concept a person should have, to find God.

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6)

I feel born again... and all my sad episodes in the past week all thrown away! *Feel apologetic to the ones I scolded and gave a cold-shoulder treatment and hurt during my period of depression. A big SORRY and HUGZ!

Comments

Jaison said…
Hey, this is a nice post, God Bless you k... ;)

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