There is one true God. This true God is the creator of the univers. What is the true God like? One of the best ways to find out about God it to examine some of His characteristics.
God is present everywhere at the same time: God says that no one can hide from Him. God is present in every country at the same time. The prophet David said “Where can I flee from your presence?” The prophet Jeremiah said “Can anyone hide themselves in secret places, so I shall not see Him?” Says the Lord, “Do I not fill heaven and earth?”
God knows everything. He knows every thought and every secret of our hearts. David wrote “You understand my thoughts…There is not a word on my tongue. But behold O Lord, You know it altogether.” We may be able to hide things from each other, but we cannot hide anything from God.
God controls everything. God not only created the universe, but He keeps it going. He controls all the movements of the earth. He controls the wind and the rain and all else that is around us in this world.
God is eternal. He never had a beginning and He will never have an end. God always was and always will be. “Before the mountains were brought forth or ever you had formed, the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.”
God is just. Everything that He does is right and honest. “Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are your ways.”
God is holy. “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts.” God ever was and ever will be absolutely holy. It is one of His characteristics. Because he is Holy, God must punish sin. The evil things that we do are sin. God hates the evil things we do. He hates sin and loves goodness.
God is merciful. David siad “For you, Lord are good and ready to forgive and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.” Even though God hates the evil things we do, He does have compassion and mercy toward us. He loves us but does not love our sin. He wants us to be honest and just. Most of all, God wants men, women and children to love Him. Do you love God? he loves you. But he does not love your sin.
There is but only one God and there is only one way to get to heaven and it’s simple. Jesus Christ said “I am the way.” There you have it, the only way to get to heaven is through Jesus Christ. Only Jesus and no one else has pointed the way and only way to get to heaven. He is the way. If we do not follow Jesus Christ, then we will not get to heaven where He awaits each and every one of us.
God wants us to choose the way of eternal life. Satan on the other hand wants us to choose the way of eternal death. God will not force us to take the way to heaven.. Satan cannot force us to take the way to hell. We have free will. We can choose the plce in which we want to spend eternity. We must choos today. If we do not choose the Lord Jesus today, we could very well be on our way to hell. If we do not make a decision, we could be choosing eternal death without knowing it. Tomorrow may be too late to make our choice. “Behold, now is the accepted time, behold, now is the day of salvation.”
Remember, Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He died in our place. He took our punishment. “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was brusied for our iniquities and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone, to His own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
We must accept this One who died for us. We must say to God “I ama sinner, I deserve to go to hell. I believe Jesus died for my sins, I accept Him as my Lord and Savior and will seek to live for Him from this time forward. Amen”Trust in Jesus and make sure that you are on your way to heaven. Remember what Jesus said, “The one who comes to me I will by no means cast out.”
I have chosen which roady I am taking…have you?
By Kelsey MeKay (guest writer)