Are you looking for answers?

Do you search for the truth and the existence of God?

Maybe you have often wondered about the life questions such as:

Why am I on this world for?

What is the purpose of life?

Where do I live for?




These are very important questions and very needed for a perspective of life and hope of it that involves values.



As a bible believing christian we can find many answers to these questions in the bible. A preserved record that has been around for thousands of years in the general content and accurate description. In regards of prophesies and context. (www.ultimatebiblereferencelibrary.com)




So not just some book, but a true witness of a God that cares for every creature and makes Himself known thru revelation in the form of His followers from the beginning till the time of Christ manifested in the flesh during His time here on earth.






Actions and Consequences here in this life:


Lies

Perhaps you also have been the victim of having a close friend or family lying to you, and this has led you to distrust this person. Their credibility has been done harm.

Maybe you can also imagine what you have caused when lied to another person, and the consequences and effect it has had on them.

The influance of such a moral violation is comparible with a snowball rolling down a hill, gathering more and more volume and increasing along its path.

For example when someone tells a ''white lie'', when this is done the truth is been violated and it has consequences.




Theft:


When someone commits a crime such as stealing a another persons property, then this person takes away from their ownership.

Or even a persons direct income, if we are taking shoplifting for example.

This has consequences.



Murder:


The worst crime a human can commit is of course the taking away of someones very life!

The consequences of murder are huge, like taking away every potential good thing that could have come from this individual, being taken away in a instance.

For victims like direct family friends aquintances are traumatisingly overwhelming.

The emotional impact in this is huge, even leading to the permanent distrust of humanity in a effected persons life.

This is a example of major consequences.



Jesus said in His sermon on the mount:

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

(Matthew 5:21-22)


So unrighteous hatred in the heart is comparible to murder..



Adultery:


Lust, today sexuality in this society is a pretty liberal term: few people have issues with the many commercials broadcasted and manifested on tv/internet and images in shopping-malls or pornographic posters on the highway's.

No wonder a common issue of today's society is also manifested in examples as the illegal prostitution industry.




The question however becomes:


When is something called prostitution?

  • Opinions are devided and everyone today will have a different view about what is acceptable and what is not.


Why is every form and shape of prostitution a problem?


  • The bible says this: Thou shalt not commit adultery. (Exodes 20:14)

    Jesus said this: Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.   

(Matthew 5:26-27)








Yealousy:


The bible says:


Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

(Exodes 20:17)


When people desire something that is not theirs, its becomes a unnatural desire that brings forth selfishness.





The Body is a Temple of your Creator:

Smoking, Drugs, Alcohol


Today alcohol is a populair consumption liquid, almost a normal use for any free time relaxation.

Unfortunally in many cases there is a substantial amount of alcohol abuse is very common while their is very little supervision present.

Medical research shows that alcohol abuse has severe consequences for the human body, such as liver damage, permanent braincell damage etc.

The statistic below shows some consequences of excessive alcohol use.


- Not being able to execute certain tasks that require dexterity > 0,5 Promilage


- A change in perception from ones enviroment > 1 Promilage


- Memory loss > 2 Promilage





The bible speaks about drunkeness in many places, nothing promotes the drinking of excessive alcohol rather the opposite.

There are approximally 75 verses in the bible mentioning alcohol, here are a few examples:


  • Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

  • Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

  • Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

  • Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations

  • Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

  • Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.


(Proverbs 20:1, 23:29-35, Isaiah 5:22, Leviticus 10:8-10, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Romans 13:13-14)




Showing respect and honouring parents:


It is good for children/youth to obey their parents because of the responsebility that they have been given to protect their children from harm and keep them from harmfull actions that can effect them ot their surroundings in a moral negative way.


The bible says:


Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

  • The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.


    (Exodes 20:12, Proverbs 10:1)




Cursing:

The easiest way to express oneself when getting mad is to curse.

But what do those words do actually and what do they mean?




To recognize God as our creator and give Him the honour He deserves as the main goal in our lives:


Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that HATE me;

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.


(Exodes 20:3-6)




Jesus said that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


That all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.


That a worthy sacrifice unto the Lord is a broken spirit and a contrite heart.


(John 3:16b, Romans 3:23, Psalm 51:17)


Without truly being broken over the consequences of your sin, there cannot be genuine change of your actions