From the Pastor:
I never cease to be amazed at the way the world views public opinions. One would think that people’s opinions determine just about everything in life – but that is not TRUE! God is still on the throne – He is the ultimate Authority and His Word is settled in heaven! His Word has been given to us as the Holy Spirit has inspired the writers of the Old and New Testaments and preserved the Scriptures throughout history. We need to know the Scriptures and heed the Lord’s instruction rather than seeking to change His Word to fit our opinions or lifestyles.
In the Garden of Eden, God spoke directly to Adam and told him what to do and not to do. He was told not to eat of the fruit of the tree that was in the midst of the Garden because if he did he would surely die. Adam, and his wife, Eve could have eaten from all the fruit bearing trees but not from the tree in the middle of the Garden. You know the rest of the story, Satan deceived them and they choose to believe Satan instead of God. They basically told themselves and God, “God you do not know what You are talking about, we will do what we want to do, we do not have to listen to or obey You!”
Unbelief is a terrible, horrible sin. Unbelief is the sin out of which all other sins grow. It’s never an intellectual matter, it’s always a moral matter.
People will not go to hell primarily because they lie, steal, or cheat. People go to hell because of unbelief. Not believing in Jesus Christ, the only way unto salvation, will lead a person to hell. Read John 3:18.