Those I have known.

There are many people I have known that are dead and I don’t know if they are saved. And I think, could I have done more to help them know that my Lord Jesus could save them? It’s a question that I always give yes as my answer, I could have done more. However, many whom I tried to inform simply refused to listen and learn.

These words adapted to fit my feeling are from Les Miserables.

There’s a grief that can’t be spoken.
There’s a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone.

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There’s a grief that can’t be spoken.
There’s a pain goes on and on.

Phantom faces at the windows.
Phantom shadows on the floor.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where I will meet my friends no more.

Oh my friends, my friends, don’t ask me
What your sacrifice was for
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will sing no more.

Yet I know in my heart that it is an unfair question. Why? Because only my Lord Jesus knows the true answer and he will judge me according to the truth.

There are two groups of people.

1. Those who love and obey the Lord Jesus and have him and his Father living with them, as proven by the presence of the Holy Spirit of God in their life.

2. Those who do not love and obey the Lord Jesus and do not have him and his Father living with them, as proven by the absence of the Holy Spirit of God in their life.

I watched a video of a famous UK celebrity having a go at the Catholic Church. Many of the things he said were correct. If I was to spend a day on Youtube I could probably find lots of videos that criticise the Christian Church. Certainly a few of mine do so.

Sadly, some of these critics of Christianity then go on to criticise God. However, what God they are actually criticising is not clear. I suspect it is the Christian God spoken about in the Holy Bible. My life’s work is to argue against this injustice that is fuelled by the Devil and his lies.

I would say to all these critics, “Stop using Christianity to colour your judgement of God. Rather, use the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

The problem, as I see it after decades of trying, is that they do not want to study the Lords’ teachings and commands.

Why is this?  Hmmmmm, a good question!

Let’s go back to the two groups of people I mentioned earlier.

On my Website www.disciples-of-jesus.com I share that Group 1 are those who have fulfilled John 14:23 and Group 2 are those who are as described in John 14:24. Group 1 are loving and obedient to the Lord Jesus while Group 2 are not. Group 1 have been reconciled with God – all humans are born separated from God – while Group 2 are still separated from God.

Group 2 will always get God wrong simply because they do not know him. Also, many will not know him because they hate the Lord Jesus Christ.

If a person is seriously ill and blames the NHS, then how can they do so if they have never been to see a Doctor?

The answer to Group 2’s problem is the Lord Jesus Christ. He states quite clearly in John 16:33 ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’

Group 1 are people who are in Him, the Lord Jesus Christ, and they know from experience that this is true.

Group 2 are people who are not in Him, thus all they can do when trouble arrives is to complain and at times blame God.

Here is an open question to people in Group 2, especially those who describe themselves as Christian. Why do you not help Mike Hill reach those troubled people in the world who don’t know the Lord Jesus Christ and what he can do to make them take heart?

This is a question that I never get an answer to.

You are a Christian and say to me, “I am in Group 1!”

If so, what description describes you?

One thing is certain, the Lord Jesus Christ knows the truth about what you are like.

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I have been a disciple of my Lord Jesus since the 1970's. Through my website I teach about Union with Christ as described in John 14:23.

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