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An Incontrovertible Truth

We live in a world where there are as many opinions as there are people. In such a world as ours, it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell apart truth from what is majority opinion. For many, truth is what the majority are saying; and for others, truth is what agrees with their own personal conceptions. Nothing can be further from the truth! Truth, in reality, is what God says. This is irrespective of whether or not truth is a lone voice, or, is in disagreement with what you believe.

Some 600 years ago, men were executed for daring to say that the earth is round. These men, who were in the minority at the time, were hounded by the State and the church; tried, found guilty of heresy, and executed. Meanwhile, much earlier, some 1,900 years before that time (that is 2,500 years ago), God had said through Isaiah, the prophet, as recorded in Isaiah 40:21-22, Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers The operational portion of this scripture is, He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth. The phrase, circle of the earth, signifies that the earth is round and not flat. We dont need science to tell us the truth. In fact, science is knowledge based on observation and experimenting. It is not truth. Truth is something that comes from God. Truth is found in the word of God that is, what we know today as the bible! Up till now, there are those who still insist that the earth is flat. They believe that since they are yet to be convinced that the earth is round, therefore to them, the earth is not round!

Truth cannot be altered or negated by claims of ignorance or the fact that one has not yet experienced such. Truth is irrefutable and incontrovertible.

Gravity is one such truth. When a person jumps up, he is not suspended in mid-air, but falls back to the ground! It does not make sense for a person born crippled to dispute this fact, just because he has never himself jumped up! Another truth is that everyone dies young, old, male, female, everyone! The fact that a person is hail, hearty, and alive today, does not and cannot dismiss the truth that one day, he will die!

Closely related to the truth about death is that everyone who dies returns to the Creator to give an account of the life he lived! The fact that a person doesnt believe in God the Creator, does not and will not, change this truth! The bible says that each individual has an appointment with death once, and afterwards, comes judgment. When a person dies, his spirit returns to God where all his deeds while here on earth are subject to Gods scrutiny and judgment; with an everlasting acquittal or sentence, as the case may be. Everlasting means for ever; it is not one hundred years, neither is it one thousand years, nor is it a million years it is more than these number of years it is simply, forever! Where you spend eternity has nothing to do with your religion or creed; rather, it has everything to do with whether or not you are in a right relationship with God.

When a person dies and goes to stand before God, and is found to have lived as God wanted; he is given access into heaven where he will live with God forever; but, if found to have lived otherwise (that is, to have lived for himself, or for the devil), he is sentenced to stay in hell and suffer along with the devil forever. This is not fable; neither is it a personal opinion; it is truth!

A wise person therefore should seek to prepare himself, so that when it is time to stand before the Creator, he would be able to give a good account of his stay on earth. To be able to do this, a wise man would start living as God expects him to. Living for God implies that you are first and foremost born again of the Spirit of God: this takes place as you confess your sins to God, and thereafter, accept the free grace of God which comes through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. This will make you a friend of God, a member of the family of God, and one who will stand before God without fear of punishment!

Friend, there is no other way to God except through Jesus Christ, the Mediator between God and man. Jesus says of Himself, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me John 14:6. I believe this and I know it to be truth!

You need to confess your sins to God today; accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord of your life; and, you will receive the free gift of salvation. Only then, will you be able to live as God wants you to. Good deeds without first being born again and living as God wants you to, will not count when you stand before God to give account of your life! By good deeds, we mean, acts of kindness and benevolence towards others, which include: donations to motherless babies homes, helping the poor, giving to beggars, building houses for communities, engaging in positive political action programmes, and so on. These good deeds by themselves are not bad; but they will not be rewarded in eternity if the doer is not first born of the Spirit of God. It is like running a race, breasting the tape, but running that race against the rules of the race. Even if the athlete comes first in such a race he will not get the gold medal because he has not run the race according to the rules. Such is good deeds without first being born again.

Rather than try to win God over by engaging in good deeds without first being born again; let God make you one of His as you accept His free gift of salvation. Then, will your good deeds count in eternity.

Be wise my friend, there can be no eternity with God without Jesus Christ in your life! This is an incontrovertible truth!

Let us pray!