FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU STILL HAVE...
The Bible and the Christian faith are either based on fact and truth, or they are not. If they are, then to accept that truth and live by it should be the highest goals of this earthly life.
Studying the Bible becomes extremely important if the Bible is true. On the other hand, if the Bible and therefore our faith are not based on truth, we must validate that by any and all means available to us. This website is an effort to present to you our own search for truth and the results of that search.
Stop trying to prove you're worth something. To God, you are worth everything. You're a one-of-a-kind work of art, someone who was worth the life of His only Son, Jesus the Messiah, on a rough Roman cross. You are not right with God until you acknowledge and accept His gift of salvation through that same Jesus. Do it before it's too late. (See our How To pages.)
Remember the well-known words from John 3:16?
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
You are part of "the world," so take out those two words and insert your own name: "For God so loved (your name) that He gave His only begotten Son...." When the verse speaks directly to you this way its message becomes much more powerful, doesn't it?
Who's first in YOUR life?
"All your life you've been on a treasure hunt. You've been searching for a perfect person and a perfect place. Jesus is that person; heaven is that place. So if you're a Christian, you've already met the person, and you're already headed to the place. ...But life can still be drudgery, can't it? You dutifully put one foot in front of the other, plodding across the hot, barren ground, longing for a joy you cannot find, a treasure that eludes you..." Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle, Multnomah Publishers, Inc., 2001, ISBN 1-57673-780-2.
"Our only hope is that God is still God -- and that He's still interested. But then, that has always been our only hope." Richard A. Swenson, MD, Hurtling Toward Oblivion, Navpress, 1999, ISBN 1-57683-070-5.
"It is as a witness to sacred history, to the mighty acts of Israel's God in the affairs of nations and in the lives of people of faith, that the Bible most resoundingly sets itself apart from other ancient texts. More than the precision of its historiography, it is the power of its inspired testimony and the resonance of its timeless message that has earned the Bible the fidelity and trust of countless millions through the centuries who, having read and believed, have encountered in their own experience the self-revealing God of the universe." Jeffery L. Sheler, Is The Bible True?, HarperCollins, 1999, ISBN 0-06-067541-1
"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world." C.S. Lewis"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. Indeed, that's all who ever have." Margaret Mead, anthropologist
"You might think heaven will be heaven because God will be there, but He thinks it will be heaven because you will be there." Beth Moore in Breaking Free: Making Liberty in Christ a Reality in Life, Lifeway Press, 1999, ISBN 0-7673-9112-8
"Your word is truth." Said by Jesus in prayer to His Father in John 17:17
"Many Christians today desire to be grafted into Israel's glory and inheritance but want nothing to do with being grafted into her suffering. Jesus Himself fully identifies with the Jewish people in their suffering: 'In all their affliction He was afflicted' (Isa. 63:9). How is it, then, that so many Christians today believe they are above their Master? Christians today who desire to follow Jesus in the days ahead must identify with the Jewish people in their persecution, marginalization, and suffering. ...The final gene- ration will be judged largely based on their refusal or agreement to take up their crosses and to lay down their lives for the preservation of the Jewish people."