Deuteronomy 30:19  (New International Version) 

This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

Which Path Will You Choose?

Success

Hinduism

Hinduism

There is no sin in worldly success, per se, but because worldly success  is seductive, God in His wisdom has made it impossible for worldly success to satisfy—either by withholding it, removing it, or giving you so much that you gag on it.

If you or I could find satisfaction in worldly success apart from God, we would. 

It’s not really worldly success we want anyway, but the security, contentment, peace, and joy we think it will give us.

Enjoy nice things if and when you can, but make God your security, contentment, peace, and joy.


Psalm 49:6-7  (The Living Bible)

They trust in their wealth and boast about how rich they are, yet not one of them, though rich as kings, can ransom his own brother from the penalty of sin! ...

Hinduism

Hinduism

Hinduism

Hinduism's goal is to break the cycle of birth, death and reincarnation and attain salvation.
Life is a constant cycle of reincarnation until enlightenment is reached.
Repentance for unintentional sins is prescribed, but intentional sins have to be repaid through karmic consequences.


Hebrews 10:12-14  (The Message Bible)
As a priest, Christ made a single sacrifice for sins, and that was it! Then he sat down right beside God and waited for his enemies to cave in.
It was a perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people. By that single offering, he did everything that needed to be done for everyone who takes part in the purifying process.

Buddhism

Kingdom of God - Fullness and Peace of Mind

Kingdom of God - Fullness and Peace of Mind

Buddhists believe karma keeps one trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth (samsara), and the only way out is through enlightenment. To become enlightened, one has to eliminate desire. Buddha taught that desire is the root of suffering; that it causes attachment, which leads to suffering, and in turn causes other beings to suffer. This produces negative karma. If one eliminates desire and stops causing suffering, one can become enlightened, as he had.


“Emptiness” is a central teaching of all Buddhism.  In his book on the Heart Sutra the Dalai Lama calls emptiness “the true nature of things and events,” but in the same passage he warns us “to avoid the misapprehension that emptiness is an absolute reality or an independent truth.” In other words, emptiness is not some kind of heaven or separate realm apart from this world and its woes.


Psalm 37:4  (King James Version)  

Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Kingdom of God - Fullness and Peace of Mind

Kingdom of God - Fullness and Peace of Mind

Kingdom of God - Fullness and Peace of Mind

Mark 10:24  (The  Living  Bible)

...Jesus said it again: "Dear children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the Kingdom of God.”


Luke 12:31-32 (New King James Version)

But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.  Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.


Ephesians 1:3-10 (New International Version)   

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will-- to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.  And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment--to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. 

Matthew 6:33 (New King James Version) 

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Kingdom Benefits

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No Need to Worry

Matthew 6:25,27,31-32 (The  Passion  Translation)

[25] "This is why I tell you to never be worried about your life, for all that you need will be provided, such as food, water, clothing-everything your body needs. Isn't there more to your life than a meal? Isn't your body more than clothing? [27] So, which one of you by worrying could add anything to your life? [31] "So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' [32] For that is what the unbelievers chase after. Doesn't your heavenly Father already know the things your bodies require?



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Faith's Benefits by Dr. Phil

People with Faith...

  • Live longer and are less likely to have a heart attack.
  • Have less anxiety and stress in their life.
  • Experience less depression and more contentment.
  • Suffer less physical pain.
  • Are less likely to panic under pressure.

Parents: If you pray with your children and are involved in your religious faith, your children are less likely to get involved with drugs and underage sex.

Jeremiah 29:11  (The Amplified Bible) 

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.