There is Physical, and there is Spiritual
The Physical you can see and touch
The Spiritual exists but it is invisible.
(Romans 1:20, Colossians 1:15-16)
You are an invisible Spiritual Soul, living in a Physical body.
Your thoughts and emotions are invisible.
They become visible when you act on them with your Physical body. Your Physical body eventually dies and returns to the earth. Your Soul returns to God.
(Deuteronomy 4:29, Psalm 23, Genesis 2:7, Genesis 3:19, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Matthew 10:28)
How did life on earth come to exist?
There has to be a Creator, God.
Earth and Life on it is too complex to be the result of random events.
Science seeks to understand how God’s creation works.
Science has learned about molecules, atomic particles, and subatomic particles.
Science theorizes that subatomic particles are held together by gluons. Gluons, ” glue” have the qualities of light, but are invisible. Gluons hold all things together. Science is Searching for God.
The Bible talks about a Spiritual Light that holds all things together. Physical and Spiritual.
The Light that holds all things together (Colossians 1:15-23)
Jesus is the Light of the world. (John 8:12)
Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness (1 John 1:5-10)
God will be all in all (1 Corinthians 15:20-28)
The Lamp of the Body (Luke 11: 33-36)
The Day will bring to Light (1 Corinthians 3: 10-15)
God’s spiritual light contains all that is good. Following God’s way leads to eternal life of your soul. (Romans 10:9-11, Ephesians 1:13-14, Romans 8:9-11)
God is the light in in Him there is no darkness. (1 John 1:5)
Spiritual Darkness is absence of The Spiritual Light. Separation from God.
Before God said, “Let there be Light”, Darkness was over the surface of the deep. God did not create the darkness. (Genesis 1:1-2)
God said Let there be Light. God Separated the Darkness from the Light. He called the Light “Good” (Genesis 1: 3-6 )
The Light came into the world, but people loved the darkness. (John 3:16-21)
The darkness contains all that is sin. Living in sin leads to death of your soul, eternal separation from God. (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 4:17-32)
Jesus is The Way to Eternal Life.
(Matthew 19:26, 28:18-20, John 1:1-14, 4:1-24, 1 John 1:4-6, 2 Timothy 3:14-17)
God is the Creator. All things that God created He called good. All things that are truly good come from God. God has made it plain to see that He exists.
(1 Corinthians 5:1-5, 15:50-54, Matthew 10:28, 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9, Revelation 20:11-15)
You are a Soul living in a Physical body. God knitted your physical body together and gave it the spiritual breath of life (You/Soul). Your emotions, thoughts, desires, are part of “You” (Soul/Human Spirit).
Spiritual darkness (evil/sin) is in the world. God did not create the spiritual darkness.
Satan is the leader of the fallen angels. They are angels that fell away from God and turned to the darkness. Satan is a deceiver. Satan is the father of lies.
GOD vs THE DARKNESS
(John 1:1-14, 1 John 1:5-6, 1 Corinthians 4:5-6, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28)
God is the Spiritual Light. There is no spiritual darkness/sin in Him.
The darkness cannot overcome The Light.
Someday God will remove all spiritual darkness (sin) so that God will be All in All.
GOD AND MAN’S PROBLEM WITH DARKNESS (SIN)
In GOD there is no sin. Man cannot overcome the darkness/evil/sin on his own.
Our sin separates us from God and leads us towards eternal suffering and separation from God. The only way for Man to overcome sin is through his relationship with God.
GOD HAS OFFERED US A WAY THAT WE MAY BE SAVED FROM OUR SINS AND HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. JESUS IS THE WAY.
A woman named Mary became pregnant through the Holy Spirit and had Jesus who is the Christ, the Messiah the Son of God.
When Jesus was about 30 years old, he began preaching the truth about the kingdom of God and God’s plan for salvation. He ministered for approx. 3 years.
God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, to die in our place for the forgiveness of our sins. He did this so that we might have eternal life.
After Jesus was crucified and died, the Holy Spirit in Jesus raised Him from the dead to eternal life. His mortal physical body was replaced with an immortal body.
Jesus was on Earth for 40 days after his resurrection. Then He ascended into Heaven. He will return soon and reign on Earth.
Jesus loves us so much that He suffered so that we might have eternal live.
THE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE
The Problem: Man is Sinful
(Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Matthew 16:26, Matthew 7:13-14, Matthew 10:28)
The Solution: God’s offer of Mercy and Grace
(John 3:16-18, Romans 10:9-11, Ephesians 1:13-14, Matthew 4:17, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 8:9-11, Romans 10:17)
BELOW IS A SAMPLE SALVATION PRAYER
Asking Jesus to come into your Life comes from your heart.
There is an Assurance when you are saved
(Ephesians 1:13-14, John 10:27-30, Romans 8:9-11, Romans 8:38-39)
Growing up in your Salvation
(John 14:15-21, John 16:12-15, Matthew 7:7-11, John 7:18, Revelation 3:20, Luke 6:43-45, Galatians 5: 22-26, Philippians 4:4-9, Ephesians 6:10-20, Matthew 5:8, Hebrews 10:15-22, 1 Corinthians 2:10-16, 1 Corinthians 13)
God’s will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Soon, those “in Christ” will rise and be saved from God’s wrath.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Isaiah 26:19, Isaiah 11:10-11, Isaiah 13:1-2,
1 Thessalonians 1:8-10, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Romans 10:9-11,
Ephesians 1:13-14, Romans 8:9-11
Then the Lord will come to punish the people of the Earth for their sins.
Isaiah 26:21, Isaiah 13, Revelation 6 -19
Satan is a fallen angel. He has chosen evil and fallen away from God. Satan has an evil plan to rule over the Earth. He is making his move. Satan will deceive many Leaders. Instead of following God, they will listen to Satan’s lies and follow Satan’s wicked desires.
God has been holding Satan back, until the proper time.
2 Thessalonians 2:6
Is now the proper time?
Revelation chapter 12 describes a time when evil will increase. Satan will send a third of the fallen angels to Earth. They will stir up the wicked with Satan’s evil plan. It appears that this may be happening right now.
Satan is deceiving the minds of many leaders of the world. They are planning on taking over control of the Earth.
1John 3:8, John 8:44, Ephesians 2:1-3, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Revelation 12:9, Matthew 24:24, Isaiah 14:12-14, 2Corinthians 11:3-4, 2 Corinthians 11:14
God is the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
God is the Spiritual Light.
God did not Create the Spiritual Darkness (evil). There is no darkness in Him.
The Darkness (evil) cannot overcome The Light.
Genesis 1: 1-5, 1 John 1:5, John 1:1-14
Romans 8:28 (NIV)
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
God is using Satan, to discipline His believers and draw them closer to Him.
He is refining His believers, testing them with fire.
The Wheat is being separated from the chaff.
Isaiah 28:28-29, Jeremiah 51:33, Numbers 18:30
The weary and burden are coming to Him.
The pain that they feel, they have no control over.
Isaiah 13:6-8, Isaiah 21:2-3, Jeremiah 50:41-43, Psalm 48:4-7,
Jeremiah 6:22-26, Micah 4:6-13, Jeremiah 22:23, Jeremiah 49:20-27,
Jeremiah 48:40-44, 1Thessalonians 5:1-11
The Lord is making His believers stand.
The Lord is showing them how to wear the full armor of God.
But Satan does not want to just discipline God’s people. Satan wants to devour God’s People. He wants to destroy many nations.
1Peter 5:8-9, Job 1:6-12, Isaiah 10:5-7, Revelation 12:4
When The Lord is ready, He will save His believers from the wrath.
Jesus will harvest His wheat into His barn.
Those “in Christ” will be caught up and saved from the wrath.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10
They will be snatched up to God and His Throne.
Revelation 12:5, Revelation 2:26-29, Revelation 3: 21-22
They will be beckoned to enter the gates of the nobles
Isaiah 11:10-11, Isaiah 13:1-2
His dead will rise.
Isaiah 26:19-21, John 14:1-4, Revelation 12:5-9
The Seven Years of Tribulation will begin.
God will punish the people of the Earth for their sins.
Isaiah 26:21, Isaiah 13, Revelation 6 -19