pick up a Bible
The question might be asked, since Jesus resurrected, then why are there still problems on earth?
The best way to understand things is to pick up a Bible and read from Genesis to Revelation. Don’t get your information secondhand. Read it yourself.
Here is a quick outline, but it is better if you read the whole Bible yourself. God created man. Man fell. A righteous God could no longer have fellowship with mankind. There had to be a legal remedy. God gave Israel a temporary remedy in the Old Testament. Jesus came as the final Lamb of God whose blood was shed for the redemption of the world. When Jesus rose from the dead, he made a way for mankind again to connect with God.
However, entering into God’s kingdom is not automatic. It is individual. One by one by one…you must be born again. This is what Jesus told Nicodemus.
John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
Luke 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
The day will come when Jesus will come back the second time. The first time he came back offering mercy and salvation. The Second Coming will involve judgment to his enemies.
We see the birth pangs of the Second Coming.
II Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
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