Would James Packer (Australia’s wealthiest man) or Mark Zuckerberg let you live in their home? No? Well, why would God let us live in his home? Because we’re good people? Well, James and Mark won’t let us live in their homes no matter how good we think we are. And neither will God.
God is so righteous and perfect that one offence means you have offended the whole of the law:
James 2:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Bill Weise explains, it’s about relationship: How do we start a relationship with God? Firstly, read the bible; God wants us to live by every word that comes from him: Matthew 4:4. Secondly, surrender our lives to him by letting go of things. Thirdly, ask God to show us how to love him.
Doctors have now discovered that the mind continues to exist after the brain has stopped working: listen to Dr Sam Parnia, director of the world’s largest study into awareness after death, speak on this topic.
By the way, Bill is not saying we can continue to live in sin. If we truly have a relationship with God, we will naturally hate sin and stop doing it. Why? Because the spirit of God is in us, we will hate sin and love to obey God’s laws.
Ezekiel 36:26-27 King James Version (KJV)
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.