All things New
Read the scripture below…
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold I make all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the fountain of the water of life without payment. He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.”
Holy smokes! These are some very serious verses concerning the favor of God and His wrath. You’ve probably heard a couple of pastor’s or very uncouth Christians talking about how folks who don’t have God will fry like a sausage. And for the most part I believe that the church has moved away from the turn or burn mentality. But do these scriptures support such a philosophy.
Or some people take these verses to mean that all folks will be made new (they mean to include Atheists, Buddhists, pagans, etc…) So from their interpretation, taking Christ as their savior is not necessary because God “will make all things new”.
I know what I’ve learned and experienced. But what are your thoughts on this?
Or how about this, what has God made new in your life?
I will type a few of my own thoughts, if I can get some folks to respond.
Oh yeah, I haven’t added to this blog in over a year. I guess that you could say that this is practically a new blog. Or just view it as something that was old, obsolete and non-engaging to something that now breaths life, humor, passion and love again. God makes all things new. Including this blog. Glad to be blogging again. I’m going to try to post a thought or two every day.