Salvation from Damnation

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The world as we know it and the places in it can not be fully saved form eternal damnation for society these days have standards for every individual, and if not lived up to you are not talked to or you're considered nothing. According to Matthew 7:1-2 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged, for in the same way you judge others, you will be judge, and with the measures you use, it will be measured to you." Not to long ago a friend invited me to church, and everything I interpreted got me thinking how can we save this world if we keep picking and choosing who we talk to? According to Beverly, youth pastor at the First Church of the Nazarene, "we should help everyone in their walk with Christ, but only the ones we can trust." So, who is everyone? People who dress, look or talk with class, people with families, people who fit into today's society, yet who are we to pick whom we spread the word to just by what we see or hear.

Most people do not understand why others are, the way they are and because of what they see or hear they're scared, truth is their just as scared and lost, why persecute someone by the way he or she lives, when we are capable of living the same. In Matthew 5:43-44 says: "You have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and bless those who curse you. Do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you." There are over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, and movements, which have help, spread the word of Christ to at least a few billion people. Do all of them believe the stuff they hear? No, and on the other side of the world you are sometimes killed for believing in god. As you can see, the world in its entirety can not be saved, no matter what. If we try to focus on a small portion of the world still, you and are aren't going to know everyone, and not everyone is willing to talk to gang bangers or ex-convicted, no ones going to go out into the streets and bring strangers in and try to speak the word. For the world as we know it has shown us what can happen if we do. Yet according to Matthew 7:4-5 "or how can you say to your brother, Let me remove the speck from your eye, and look, a plank is in your own eye. Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." Most of us have heard this before, in church. Sitting their listening to the pastor preach about saving others a doing our jobs as followers in Christ. Yet they go on to say stay away from temptation. Translation stay away from those with an infamous reputation, you see in reality we can't save everyone society has a definition to a perfect of not to perfect person and when growing up you are taught not to talk or associate with those kind of people. According to the bible we all fall short of the glory of God. In reality we are no different from the person who dose drugs or who sins to get by in society but in gods eyes every sin is the same. Why think we are better when we to are capable of doing the same thing? Growing up I never had everything I wanted with a family of nine we didn't have the best clothes, shoes, or house. The time I needed my parents the most they weren't around. And for the longest time I did everything imaginable except for drinking and doing drugs, everyone was scared of me and the kids who actually had a life never really bothered to talk to me or my friends because we were different. I'm pretty sure if someone would have told us how great god was and how much easier life would be with him in our lives were probably wouldn't have done some of the things we did we would have even tried to change. But because we were different now one care, the difference between me then and me now and is my girl friend an angel sent from above who showed me how good life can be with god and the things he gives you in life, she has helped me realize that there are many people in life with some of the same problems, so they find someway to deal with their hardships wither it be through drinking, smoking, partying, or joining a gang. Yet if people actually tried they to can be save.

We are never going to be able to change this world if we keep picking and choosing. According to John 3:16-17 "For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but that through him might be saved. Through these simple words, the lord makes it clear that even those who are lost still have a chance if giving the opportunity to be taught, and to change. There are many people in this world and all have their own expectations on life, so they hang out with the people they were taught to hang out with. Taught meaning shown, or told. Most racist families are growing their child not to look outside the box so when they go to church and hear the pastor preaching about saving others the concept they pick up on is going around helping only the white or black or whatever race they are, their not actually helping everyone. Most people understand or have heard about god so just chose not to follow his ways a just go about life with a blind fold; it's those kinds of people who make saving this world impossible.