Are there any “nots” in your life?

Have you ever wondered whether you are good enough for God? Have you asked Him if you are good enough to get into Heaven? The answers to these questions are simple: yes, you are good enough for God and no, you are not good enough to get into Heaven!

Well, why not? Why am I not worthy to get into Heaven? It is because of our human nature and the fact that we are sinners from the time that we know right from wrong.

Can we change? Yes, but not on our own. Only by accepting Jesus into our lives and allowing Him to change us from our heart outward can there be any lasting change. This kind of change makes a difference not only in our lives but through our lives we are able to touch others because of it.

The change in us will be evident to others and they will want what we have because it gives us hope and peace. A peace that those in the world cannot understand.

Your life can be so much more than it is with Christ in it and yet, many people don’t want Him in their lives. To me, that doesn’t make sense but that is how life with Jesus is. If you have Him you can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want Him. If you don’t know Him, you can’t understand why anyone would want to.

A refute of Wicca

Below is a copy of the Wicca creed as described on their website. It is included so that anyone who reads this will know that I am speaking against the beliefs of the Wicca “church”. This is not an endorsement of their belief. It is my testimony to the Creator of the universe, God .

Not until recently have so many different religions been practiced side-by-side, and never before have the teachings of all religions been so easily accessed through the Web and mass media. However, if you look at the recently released American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), the trend is that the percentage of Christians in America is shrinking and the percentage of those with no religious belief at all is growing. Even the pagan religion of “The Craft” or Wicca is growing, especially among young people

Deity: In the center of everything is the Goddess (This is our shorthand for the deity construct and should not be mistaken to mean a specifically female or male deity construct.). Like Gravity, Goddess is impersonal. It treats everyone alike. It transcends gender and human emotions. Certain ideas cluster around the Deity. We, here, are syncretic monotheists.
Reincarnation: We define Reincarnation as an orderly system of learning through which a being progresses. This is not a tally of "sins" and punishments, nor is it a tally of good deeds. Compare human experiences to academic term papers, eg. a way of learning and improving.
Law of Attraction: What I do to other living creatures, I will draw to myself. Shakespeare called this Measure for Measure. It can also be expressed as "birds of a feather flock together." We do not, however, ascribe to the commonly called Law of Three where what I do comes back to me three times. We have had too much science in our backgrounds as one might think every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
The "Law of Three" that is so commonly touted, as a possible punishment when you are seen to be doing "bad" follows this concept: When you point your finger at another in judgment, anger, etc., you have three fingers pointing back at you. Where is the opportunity for spiritual growth? Your judgment of the person you are pointing one finger at? Or in reflecting upon the three fingers pointing back at you? Worth a moment to consider, eh?
Power Through Knowledge: Power (energy) resides within each living creature. One can learn how to direct power. Whether energy or power feels "good" or "evil" depends upon the sender’s intention. In our more enlightened times (remember these tenets have been with us for many, many years), we like to say that this also means self-empowerment through knowledge. The place to grow and learn is, again, within you. The more wisdom you gain, the more you will find self-empowerment.
Harmony: One can perceive rhythms in the patterns of the sun, moon, and seasons. It makes sense to learn those rhythms and to live in harmony with them. This can balance out our lives and help us identify one’s personal sense of harmony. Harmony and balance encourage to neither be too good nor too bad, but to find the balance in our lives.

In a country which was founded because of people seeking religious freedom, the fact that there are so many religions here is not surprising. But, the evangelical past of our nation should have shown many the way of their belief should be in the direction of Christianity and not the way that our young people seem to be going.

I suppose that this is the result of Darwinian teaching in schools and the removal of prayer and God and creation from the textbooks. The study of Wicca or “The Craft” is disturbing. It is a neo-pagan, earth-centered religion based on the teachings and practice of the English Wiccan, Gerald Gardner (1884-1964). Today it is experiencing a dramatic growth due to teens rejecting Christian paternalism, homophobia and perceived insensitivity to the environment.

Wicca holds that all reality is divine. Therefore, they revere the natural world as a living organism, and they revere people as “gods” and “goddesses.” It is a distinctly feminist form of paganism and Wiccans often consider the supreme deity to be a “nature goddess”. This is a “religion” which has been brought about simply by Satan. I am not saying that they are worshiping him but he instigated this religion to draw people away from God, period. As long as people are taken in by this and other religions like it, they will not look for the one true God.

Our time, the time of the church, is coming to an end. This world will be judged by its Creator whether they like it or not. God will not be mocked nor will He be ignored. Look to Revelation in the Bible. Read and study it and ask questions of a credible, Christian pastor. Jesus came to the world to save it and He did this by taking all of our sins on Himself at the cross. All that remains is your acceptance of that gift by asking Him into your life and believing that He was and is the Son of God. Please do this before it is too late.