So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief. ~ Hebrews 3:19
Many times I've been told by people that God would never condemn anyone to Hell, because "that's not my God." It seems today that lots of folks have decided they can make up their own definition of God -- who He is and what He expects. I guess you could say we all have our own picture of God though. But the difference is, where does your picture come from?
So many today have nothing more to base their picture of God on than their own feelings, desires, and idea of what's "fair." God to them is whatever any individual wants Him to be. I guess, under their ideology, my God could be a goat or a pig or snake, whatever I decided He is. These opinions come from no Bible, no divine source at all. They come directly from the feelings of each individual.
But God handed down everything we need to know about Him in the Holy Bible. He gave us the very instruction book to get us through this life and to eternal life. And it's amazingly simple! Just believe! Because if you just believe, He WILL change you! You WILL become a new creation! You WILL live differently!
We don't get to decide WHO God is. He told us who He is! He told us what He expects of us too! What it takes to become an heir to His kingdom! It's ALL there, in THE Book! How else can anyone explain how the Holy Bible came to be the best-selling book of all times? How else can it be explained that countries, nations, kingdoms that based their laws on Biblical principles became the most powerful, most prosperous, most envied in the entire world?
That is...until they turned away. Because all those countries, nations, and kingdoms that became great while following God's instruction manual also became weak, powerless, and largely insignificant when they drifted away from Biblical truth.
Is it any wonder our own country is falling from grace? As more and more of our people abandon the Godly path for the ungodly? Is it any wonder that our nation is tearing apart at the seams, with violence and strife filling streets once peaceful and serene?
And what we see taking place today, with all the sadness and suffering, will be nothing compared to the wailing and gnashing of teeth that will be endured FOR ETERNITY by the hellbound who refuse to accept the gift of salvation! Ladies and gentlemen! For God's sake and for your own, don't trust what the world and our diseased culture tells you for the truth! Open the pages of the Bible and see for yourself! Read for yourself! Take God's Word for it, not man's, not mine, not even your own!