#truththursday

dear world wide web,

Tonight’s #truththursday is for you… I have a few questions that need to be answered. These questions are sincere, real, honest & straight from a kids heart.

1. Where do you go after you go to Heaven?

2. Is Jesus God’s Son or is God Jesus’ son?

3. When people are gay or lesbians do they really go to hell?

4. Does God have a good sense of humor?

5. Will you still go to Heaven if you commit a sin?

6. Will you go to Heaven if you’re non-religious?

7. Do you have to go to church if you believe in God?

8. Does God or Jesus really talk to you one on one & Can you actually hear them?

9. Why did God just up & decide to make his Son, Jesus, one day to show people his existence?

10. Why would God hate his creation, like gays why would He put them on earth then say, “you’re gay, you’re going down there for all eternity?” He knew it was going to happen. Is it the media that feeds this to people?

All of these questions are seriously questions written down by kids. I can answer these by myself although it takes a village to raise a child…so please if you have a voice, belief or opinion please share it.

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5 thoughts on “#truththursday

  1. 1. WHERE DO YOU GO AFTER YOU GO TO HEAVEN?
    After you die, and you know Jesus, and Jesus knows you you spend eternity with Him in heaven. So AFTER heaven, Idk, there is a 1000 year rule and reign with Jesus that we will get to be a part of when He comes back.. I’d have to do more research. As far as I know, God only knows that.

    2. IS JESUS GOD’S SON OR IS GOD JESUS’ SON?
    Jesus is God’s son. John 3:16

    3. WHEN PEOPLE ARE GAY OR LESBIANS DO THEY REALLY GO TO HELL?

    Yes. Romans 1

    4. DOES GOD HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR?

    Yes. Boogers

    5. WILL YOU STILL GO TO HEAVEN IF YOU COMMIT A SIN?

    No sin is allowed in Heaven. Jesus paid the price for our sins. If we believe then we will be saved. Acts 16:31

    6. WILL YOU GO TO HEAVEN IF YOU’RE NON-RELIGIOUS?
    Religion doesn’t save You Jesus does. John 3:17

    7. DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?

    The bible says, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
    It is necessary for believers to meet together and encourage one another in the Lord. Also Corporate(believers meeting together) worship/prayer is powerful Acts 2:4
    We just call it church.

    8. DOES GOD OR JESUS REALLY TALK TO YOU ONE ON ONE & CAN YOU ACTUALLY HEAR THEM?
    Yes. His sheep will know his voice. John 10:27
    Although it may not be an out loud voice we will know by the spirit inside of us that God has spoken to us. Some have been known to hear the audible voice of God. God will fill you according to your hunger. Matthew 5:6 if you want it, ask God.

    9. WHY DID GOD JUST UP & DECIDE TO MAKE HIS SON, JESUS, ONE DAY TO SHOW PEOPLE HIS EXISTENCE?

    Jesus has always been in existence. He was not made, but he is the maker. Jesus is God. It’s sometimes hard for us to understand, how Jesus is God and God is Jesus and the Holy Ghost is God. but the truth is there is one God, He exists in 3 persons, father, son and holy ghost all of which are all powerful, ever present, and all knowing. And all of which have always been. God wasn’t created, he is the creator.

    10. WHY WOULD GOD HATE HIS CREATION, LIKE GAYS WHY WOULD HE PUT THEM ON EARTH THEN SAY, “YOU’RE GAY, YOU’RE GOING DOWN THERE FOR ALL ETERNITY?” HE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. IS IT THE MEDIA THAT FEEDS THIS TO PEOPLE?

    God created humans to share in his love. Willingly. So he gave us a choice to love him or to choose our own way, sin. Once sin entered the world, we(the human race) fall under judgment, subject to God’s wrath. That’s why we needed Jesus to save us from our own sinful nature. when we are born again his spirit is placed on the inside of us giving us the nature of God. It is our choice again, daily, to listen to God’s nature or the nature of our flesh.

    Romans 1 explains that humans became attracted to themselves so much that they lusted after their own selves. Men fell in love with men and women fell in love with women. and God showing himself through creation from the beginning so that we would be without excuse, after a little while “gave them up to a deprived mind” which means he gave them up to their own sin. Why? because they did not think it was worth anything to “retain the knowledge of God” they didn’t care about God, but only cared about themselves. and that is just it. We had a choice from the beginning, we chose sin. God still sent Jesus to save us. Now we can choose to surrender our lives to him in exchange for a new one and experience love, joy, peace and so much more as we get to know God daily.

  2. WHEN PEOPLE ARE GAY OR LESBIANS DO THEY REALLY GO TO HELL?

    One can’t really say because scripture says that God chooses who he wants to show mercy to. However, being gay is no different than any other sin. A liar is no different from being a murderer, a person full of gluttony is no different from a rapist, and a homosexual is no different than the sexual immoral. Sin IS sin, and no sin is greater than the other. So focusing on scripture, do liars, fat folks, sexual immoral, murders, etc go to hell? Scripture would say yes. Homosexuals are also born into sin like you and I. They, too, must repent, accept Christ, and accept their gift of Salvation. Would someone that has accepted Christ and still is choosing to live a homosexual life go to hell? I don’t know. Ask yourself this: “Since I am saved and am a ______ (Fill in the blank: Liar, judger, proud, etc–none of us are perfect…) would I go to Heaven?

    WILL YOU STILL GO TO HEAVEN IF YOU COMMIT A SIN?

    Yes! Jesus already paid the price for your sin! Repent, dust it off and move forward.

    WILL YOU GO TO HEAVEN IF YOU’RE NON-RELIGIOUS?

    If you have accepted Christ, yes. You don’t have to be involved in a religious institution to do this.

    DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?

    Have to? No. Be reminded that Jesus died so that we could have freedom in Christ. We don’t HAVE to do anything. We don’t live by rules, laws or regulations. Should you? Yes. You’re apart of the Body of Christ and you are a very important part. The Church needs you to function to it’s fullest.

    WHY WOULD GOD HATE HIS CREATION, LIKE GAYS WHY WOULD HE PUT THEM ON EARTH THEN SAY, “YOU’RE GAY, YOU’RE GOING DOWN THERE FOR ALL ETERNITY?” HE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. IS IT THE MEDIA THAT FEEDS THIS TO PEOPLE?

    He doesn’t hate them–He LOVES them! He didn’t create them any different from you and I. Again, we are ALL born into sin and we ALL have to rid ourselves of our sin nature by salvation. They should do the same. We are all one and the same.

  3. This is a response from a friend who attended Hillsong:

    1. WHERE DO YOU GO AFTER YOU GO TO HEAVEN?
    After we go to heaven God says that He will create a NEW WORLD and I believe that’s where we will end up after heaven. The New World will be Just, Loving, Caring and compassionate!

    2. IS JESUS GOD’S SON OR IS GOD JESUS’ SON?
    The Bible says that “God sent His one and only son, Jesus, for us. So God is the Father of Jesus.

    3. WHEN PEOPLE ARE GAY OR LESBIANS DO THEY REALLY GO TO HELL?
    (this one is kind of hard to explain the answer for a child, but I will take on that challenge!)
    People won’t JUST go to hell because they’re GAY or LESBIANS. People will go to hell if they deny God and don’t choose to ultimately accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

    4. DOES GOD HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR?
    Yes!! We were created in God’s image and likeness so if we have a sense of humor, God for sure has an even funnier sense of humor.

    5. WILL YOU STILL GO TO HEAVEN IF YOU COMMIT A SIN?
    Yes, that is only if you repent, realize and forgive God from the bottom of your heart that you were wrong for committing the sin.That’s why I believe we have a conscience, that little voice we hear in our head that helps us from doing the wrong thing.

    6. WILL YOU GO TO HEAVEN IF YOU’RE NON-RELIGIOUS?
    Living a RELIGIOUS life alone won’t get you to heaven, it’s also about having an authentic relationship with God.

    7. DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?
    Yes, for we have to be surrounded with others with the same faith as ours to keep on encouraging us, inspire us, and challenge us! God says that we weren’t made to be alone, so I believe going to a church and planting yourself in it is very crucial if you believe in God.

    8. DOES GOD OR JESUS REALLY TALK TO YOU ONE ON ONE & CAN YOU ACTUALLY HEAR THEM?
    Yes, God and Jesus does speak to everyone, but everyone hears Him differently than others. For some it might be Visions, an actual voice that we hear loud and clear (like the way our parents speak to us and we know their voices) and or through them FEELING God in a spiritual way.

    9. WHY DID GOD JUST UP & DECIDE TO MAKE HIS SON, JESUS, ONE DAY TO SHOW PEOPLE HIS EXISTENCE?
    God could of done anything to show His existence, we read and hear many stories in the Bible of how God reveals Himself to many people. But I personally believe the reason why He sent His one and only son was to let the people know that He cared enough for us to suffer and live and experience life the same way we do. To truly understand that God also was a Man on this Earth.

    10. WHY WOULD GOD HATE HIS CREATION, LIKE GAYS WHY WOULD HE PUT THEM ON EARTH THEN SAY, “YOU’RE GAY, YOU’RE GOING DOWN THERE FOR ALL ETERNITY?” HE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. IS IT THE MEDIA THAT FEEDS THIS TO PEOPLE?
    God does not HATE his creations, He loves everyone of us just as much and individually the same as the next person. God never creates “GAYS” it’s because of our Free Will, that God let’s us have, that people CHOOSE to be GAY. The reason for that is cause they never truly understood His word or has ever heard of God before. Yes, God knew and knows our every move but because of FREE WILL that God lets us have it’s much more pleasing to Him when WE CHOOSE TO LOVE HIM AND FOLLOW HIS EXAMPLES AND WORD! IF God didn’t let us have FREE WIILL to CHOOSE, then the LOVE FOR GOD from us would be forced and not real. Media does play a role on how they feed the news of the gospel to people but it’s also our faults for not standing up and preaching the TRUE WORD of God which is to love everyone on this Earth wether they have the same beliefs as you or not. LOVE CONQUERS ALL and will prevail so all we have to do is live the life God has called you to live, Follow God and Obey Him and everything will fall into place wether we understand it or not!

  4. This is a response from a friend I interned with & attended TBI with:

    1. WHERE DO YOU GO AFTER YOU GO TO HEAVEN?
    More Heaven?

    2. IS JESUS GOD’S SON OR IS GOD JESUS’ SON?
    Jesus is the son of God.

    3. WHEN PEOPLE ARE GAY OR LESBIANS DO THEY REALLY GO TO HELL?
    Sin is sin. No matter how big or how small. I think the question should be are they saved? John 3:16, “whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

    4. DOES GOD HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR?
    Yes.

    5. WILL YOU STILL GO TO HEAVEN IF YOU COMMIT A SIN?
    If you have accept Jesus in your heart. John 3:16.

    6. WILL YOU GO TO HEAVEN IF YOU’RE NON-RELIGIOUS?
    If you have accept Jesus in your heart. John 3:16.

    7. DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD?
    You don’t have to do anything. There are a lot of people who believe in God & don’t go to church… they may not have a relationship with him. If you have a relationship with him, you have a desire to get to know him, which will lead you to want to go to church.

    8. DOES GOD OR JESUS REALLY TALK TO YOU ONE ON ONE & CAN YOU ACTUALLY HEAR THEM?
    Yes.

    9. WHY DID GOD JUST UP & DECIDE TO MAKE HIS SON, JESUS, ONE DAY TO SHOW PEOPLE HIS EXISTENCE?
    We needed Him.

    10. WHY WOULD GOD HATE HIS CREATION, LIKE GAYS WHY WOULD HE PUT THEM ON EARTH THEN SAY, “YOU’RE GAY, YOU’RE GOING DOWN THERE FOR ALL ETERNITY?” HE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. IS IT THE MEDIA THAT FEEDS THIS TO PEOPLE?
    Sin is a CHOICE. Yes, we are born into sin but we have a choice of getting out of it by making Jesus the Lord over our life. God doesn’t hate his creation. He gave us the option of free will. I think that the idea that God makes someone gay and sends them to hell is the idea of predestination which would out rule his free will for us… it counteracts and does not make sense. There is a fine line between “God knowing everything.” and Predestination… God knows our every move before we make it but that does not mean he makes us do those things.

  5. 1. Lunch with some old friends and maybe some new ones.
    2. Yes. But we had no other way of understanding a single being that is made of 3 individuals, so we call Jesus the Son of God.
    3. No. Refusing God is what opens the door for people to choose hell over Heaven, but I believe that God is bigger than hell and He has the final say. Jesus never even mentioned sexuality for whatever reason. I choose to believe that anyone can love God. If a person can smoke and get to heaven, then a person can be homosexual and get to heaven.
    4. Yes. i.e.- the Blue Footed Booby or a Penguin.
    5. Yes, God’s love is bigger than our mistakes. EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
    6. Hopefully! Lets find out together. I don’t want to be religious. I just want to do my best to love people and represent Jesus doing it.
    7. Not if the church you are talking about is a building. I’ve had church in my truck. Sometimes its better!
    8. Yes. It may not be an audible voice (although that is possible.) It may be more like Jiminy Cricket. Pay attention to it.
    9. Because God is smarter than us and already knew how it would work out. If Jesus was born today, nobody would listen to him and he would probably be thrown into an asylum for the rest of his life.
    10. God does not hate. God IS Love. The root of hatred is fear and God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. God also does not send people to hell. There is no scripture in the bible where Jesus mentions hell as a place where people go when they die. He mentioned a couple places like a garbage dump outside the city walls where there was weeping and gnashing of teeth, but that’s where the homeless fought wild animals over food and such. It was a place of sorrow- not of fire and brimstone. Jesus didn’t focus on things like hell and sexuality- he was above that. He taught us about living to a higher standard of love. That’s what is most important. Whether or not people are born gay or not is another debate- but science is leaning that way more and more each day. Our job is to love people- not judge them.

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