Invisible Man in the Sky?


“Why do you believe in an Invisible Man in the Sky?” This is a question often asked by Atheists who don’t understand why believers believe in God and in Christ.

To them, there seems to be no rational reason why a believer would believe.

The Bible indicates that unbelievers cannot see the truth of God and Christ because: they have suppressed the natural knowledge of God because of the sins that they want to keep doing, and secondly, because they want to remain the sole arbiter of truth and, essentially, they want to be their own God, deciding what is reality and what is not.

The facts of life are self-evident to anyone with a live intuition and conscience. Communion with God is not needed in order to apprehend the basic facts of reality.

If you can see that there is consciousness, a brain that controls your body, DNA that controls the cells of your body, atoms and molecules that are designed, galaxies in the sky, an endless creative variety of animals and plants on the earth, then you can know by inference that there is a God who created all things.

(If you put your bare hand directly on a hot stove ring, you do not need to ask if the burn hurts.)

If you don’t want people to lie to you, steal from you, murder you, or cheat and commit adultery with your husband or wife (if you have one), then you know that there is a Moral Law, and that the God who created everything must be holy (because He created the Moral Law).

You know that you are disconnected from God because of your sins.

You hear of Jesus and know that His forgiveness and love and connection to God are the answer for salvation from afterlife justice in Hell, that He is the answer for afterlife salvation (Heaven), and for re-connection with God.

Those who believe in Jesus will be saved. (John 6:47)

–Curtis Smale

Reality and Truth


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“God has so designed things that Man cannot legislate a new Reality into existence, no matter how hard he tries. No matter how many people believe the lie, vote for the lie, agree with the lie, are peer-pressured into a lie, or are brainwashed by a lie–a lie is still just a lie. And, in the end, Reality, designed by God, will have its results, good and bad. Scientists do not create physical reality, they only discover it. A man in a white coat cannot make Evolution into Truth. A Professor cannot make up Reality. A Congress and a Court Supreme cannot make abnormal sexual perversity and child-murder right. The Real World is ~never~ a Fantasyland created by our imaginations and feelings. (Those kinds of things only happen in movies!) The Wonderful Reality, created by God Himself, is called Heaven, (with a Perfect New Earth, and Perfect Bodies) and this Place will only be found by those who believe in Jesus as their divine Savior, crucified for all sins, and resurrected to eternal life.”

–Curtis Smale

“What I Believe,” by Curtis Smale


What I Believe:

GOD: Holy Trinity: God is Three Persons in One Being: God.
The Trinity is God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit.
There are Three Persons in One God. God is Self-Existing (Aseity.)

CREATION: God created the universe in six 24-hour days about 6,000 years ago.

SIN: Humanity fell into sin by disobeying God in the Garden of Eden.

ANGELIC BEINGS: There is a real person, Satan, who tried to usurp God’s authority and became evil, taking many angels with him. Angels are usually invisible.

There are many good angels that did not fall into evil and rebellion against God.

God chose individuals throughout history to represent Him: Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah, and others.

FLOOD: God destroyed most life on earth in a global Flood, saving only Noah and his family to restart humanity.

LAW: God instituted the Law under Moses, which was a system of rewards and punishments. Also, God instituted animal sacrifices to cover the sins of His Old Testament people in advance of the efficacious sacrifice of Christ Jesus Himself on the Cross.

FAITH: Abraham was “the father of faith,” believing God through very difficult circumstances.

SCRIPTURE: The Bible, 66 books, was written by men who were inspired by God over many years. The Bible is inspired, inerrant and infallible, and is preserved by God.

ISRAEL: Jacob’s children, the children of Israel, were God’s Covenant people in the Old Testament. This was the people which contained the human ancestors of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

SALVATION: Jesus Christ is true God and true man. Out of love, God sent Jesus to rescue mankind from its awful hellish destiny apart from Him.

Jesus’ sinless life, sacrificial death on the cross for the forgiveness of all sins, His burial, and His resurrection, are the Gospel: 1st Corinthians 15:1-4. Anyone who believes in Jesus as Savior even for a moment, has forgiveness and eternal life (justification), and is irrevocably destined for Heaven at death (eternal security).

SANCTIFICATION: By faith in Christ who is our perfect goodness (Sanctification), believers are made holy in practical life (growing in Grace).

END TIMES AND ETERNITY: Jesus Christ will return to Earth to judge humanity, resurrecting everyone from the dead, sending believers to Heaven and unbelieving sinners to Hell to be justly punished forever in eternal and everlasting conscious punishment, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for their unforgiven sins.

Believers will live forever with Jesus in Heaven and on the remade new Earth, Jesus and believers, and Heaven and Earth, united together.

–Curtis Smale

4 Things Every Religion Has a Doctrine About


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Every religion on earth, and all throughout history, has a doctrine about each one of the following four things:

God

Morality

Reality

Salvation/Afterlife/Heaven

The question is, what is the truth about each of these four subjects?

The answers, according to the Bible, are:

God is the Creator of the Universe.

Morality is the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount.

Reality is that you are not God and that God is not part of the world.

Salvation from sin and Hell is found through faith in Jesus the crucified and risen Savior.

False religions have false answers to these questions.

These answers are God’s answers that He has revealed through His written Word.

–Curtis Smale