For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

Hello Altered Stories Family, 

 I want to talk about a subject that has caused controversy within the church. 

The Bible says we as humans have free will to choose whether to follow God or not. Yet what does it look like to follow him? Yeshua, Jesus gives us a hint when He says, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” 

We also find this idea in the Torah, where God tells his people to keep his commandments. 

We know that in biblical history the children of Israel struggled to do this. Yet God is not saying to do his commands, at least not in this passage, the word for keep means to guard or protect.

What God is asking of us is to by choice guard his commands and make them honorable. 

We also see in the word someone who did not do this and as a result, he lost everything in a single act of betrayal. I am talking about Judas Iscariot, the one who turned on the Lord for a few pieces of silver. 

So, we have a choice before us to follow God, guard and protect his commands, or go our own path. This is where free will comes into play. I do not know about you my friend, but I have made my choice and that choice has changed my eternity forever.

I cannot help but think of the song by Project 86 Dark Angel Dragnet.

 “Cancel my ticket booked to fire, choirs of angels sing my name. My ship dead to that destination, new destiny will curse the flame.”

 I hope as you read this, you can say the same. However, if you cannot, then it is as simple as ABC 

 Admit that

you are a sinner, in need of forgiveness of your Sins. 

Believe that

Yeshua, Jesus, is who he says he is, son of God and someone who lived the life

we could not live without Sin. 

Confess Him

as your Lord and Savior. 

This is the good news of salvation, “If you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved.” 

It all comes down to a choice and I pray you make the right one. 

God bless, 

Teresa