Why do Christians believe the Bible is the Word of God? Is it a matter of blind faith or is there something more? Watch and see!
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can not hallow – this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measureof devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
President Abraham Lincoln, November 1863
As we stop to remember those who gave that last full measure to give us our freedom, protect our nation and our freedom, who made the world a better place by their being here, Thank you.
To those who loved ones paid that price, the widowed ,the orphaned, the parents who lost a child, a sibling, an aunt or uncle, my prayers are with you. May the God of all Comfort grant you peace. May God bless you’
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The Way: G3598 hodos Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively a mode or means: – journey, (high-) way.
If Jesus is the Way, we need to get onto it.I remember one somewhat infamous spirtual leader once was quoted as saying “like the separate spokes of a wagon wheel,” all religions are connected and lead to the same “hub,” the Creator.” I would agree, just changing the last word to “Lake of Fire.” Jesus’ use of the definite article shows there is no other way that leads to the Creator of the Universe.
The difference between Christianity and religion is religion is man trying to make a way to God. The fact is nobody can be good enough, do enough good works, say enough prayers to know if they pleased their god. Christianity answers that question: no you cannot ever be good enough.
Since we could never be good enough, and God loved us so much and desired a relationship with us, He reached down and made a way for us to come to Him, through His Son Jesus. When we could not be good enough, He sent His perfect Son, who knew no sin, to be sin for us. He took our sin, He gave His righteousness. It was not fair, it was not right, but it was what love required.
The Bible speaks of only two ways, the wide and the narrow.
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: (14) Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
And this way is only found through Jesus.