Updated: Jul 13
Welcome friends to another week. I hope all of you are doing well. It has been a significant week here in Cheyenne, where Cheyenne celebrates Frontier Days. This week, these thoughts crossed my mind as I attended the one activity and watched as people walked to other festivities. How many people believe in God? Many people believe in their wealth, money, and themselves (good works). People also believe in success and everything that brings them joy in this life. Some think you can get to Heaven by works. (I was one of those.) Others believe “I am a good person.” I thought the same.
Years earlier, when the priest told the church the scheduled congregational mass, I was there with my children. My good works amounted to nothing. I made sure to say my prayers (I can still remember them.) When I changed churches, one could say I did good works in spades. Every time the church doors opened, I was there. If there was a Bible study group, I was strongly encouraged to attend. I did. Did it help me? No. I was like so many others- lost and not realizing it.
Did I believe it? Yes, to a point. I thought God existed; however, like so many others, I still felt that I could get to Heaven by my good works. I knew logically he died for me; however, that was a far as it went- which brings me to this point. While I knew God was not a myth, my actions said otherwise. I could have been a person taking one of these surveys. According to a 2019 Pews survey, 80% of Americans believe in God; however, only 56% of them believe in the God of the Bible, and 33% believe in another higher power (not God). These numbers are sobering. Only 27% of adults from Western Europe believe in the God of the Bible. It is scary to think people who said they believe in God, but not the God of the Bible, will go through Tribulation unless they repent (change their minds about his existence). My friends, it is coming to a head; just read the headlines. I hope people will soon realize God is real, not a myth, a religion, or a church. Below is the link to the survey.