Sunday, April 30, 2017

"A Look to the Heavens"

"Is this what will become of our Sun? Quite possibly. The bubble of expanding gas pictured below is the planetary nebula PK 164 +31.1, the remnants of the atmosphere of a Sun-like star expelled as its supply of fusion-able core hydrogen became depleted. Visible near the center of the nebula is what remains of the core itself- a blue-hot white dwarf star. This particularly photogenic planetary nebula shows intricate shells of gas likely expelled at different times toward the end the star's demise, and whose structure is not fully understood. 
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This deep image of PK 164 +31.1 from the Calar Alto Observatory in Spain shows many other stars from our own Milky Way Galaxy as well as several galaxies far in the distance. PK 164 +31, also known as Jones-Emberson 1, lies about 1,600 light years away toward the constellation of the Wildcat (Lynx). Due to its faintness (magnitude 17) and low surface brightness, the object is only visible with a good-sized telescope. Although the expanding nebula will fade away over the next few thousand years, the central white dwarf may well survive for billions of years- to when our universe may be a very different place.”

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    There are many who believe it does not matter if men accept God's terms for pardon. They will all be in heaven. They believe we are all going to the same place.

    Are we going to the same place? Catholics, Jews, Baptists, Christian Scientists, Muslims, Methodist, The Bahia Faith, Lutherans, the church of Christ found in the Bible, Seventh- Day Adventists, Rosicrucian Fellowship, Lutherans, Assemblies of God, Presbyterians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Anglicans, United Pentecostals, Quakers, Buddhists etc.

    Jesus said: John 8:24 "Therefore I said to you, that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." (NKJV)

    Jesus did not say. All are going to the same place. All are going to heaven.

    Jesus said: Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.(NKJV)

    Jesus did not say. It makes no difference if you are not immersed in water. It does not matter if you believe, because all are going to the same place.

    The apostle Paul said: Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (NKJV)

    The apostle Paul did not say. You do not have to believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, because the thief on the cross did not believe Jesus was raised from the dead and he was saved. After all we are all going to the same place anyway.

    John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.(NKJV)

    Jesus did not say. I am one of many ways to heaven. He did not say, you do not have to believe in Me, because there are many ways to the Father and all are going to the same place anyway.

    How much of God's basic doctrine can men reject and still go to heaven? Are we all going to the same place anyway?