Hey guys, this is just a little post on something that I’ve wanted to share, or else I would just feel bad about an opportunity that I missed.

For those who didn’t know, I am a Christian. I credit God to any artistic abilities I have, and thank him for everything he’s done in my life. Hence, I try to use the gift for Him, or a tleast let people know that He’s the one who gave it to me in the first place. So you’ve probably noticed how my comics do not contain swearing (and how I, myself, restrain from it), gore, and other such things that you may see in other comics.

Anyway, as a Christian I believe in something called the rapture…

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

This verse from the Bible is a pretty good example of what will happen. God will come down for those who lived for him. Our bodies will be made perfect, and we will be hanging out in heaven with the creator of the universe! And so, there are some things that I’d like to mention. First off, on that day, I will obviously cease to make anymore comics. Razz

Believe me, if I ever get so tired of drawing or whatever, everyone will know before it ever is closed officially. And also, if I were to go, move, or just do anything that would cause me to lose communication with everyone, I would let you know beforehand (there’s a storm coming, oh look a hurricane!, ISP sucks, etc.) So, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up on that. When I suddenly seem to have vanished off the face of the planet (and you will know this, because I’m sure on that day, the news will go crazy), you will know what has happened to me.

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Secondly, I don’t want to go up by myself. I’d want to see everyone in 21CW if it was possible, although I know it won’t happen. How would you go? Well…do you know God?

I don’t mean do you know about him, heard of him, or even believe in him. I mean do you KNOW him as your friend, savior, and Lord? When God created man, he gave us a FREE WILL, we have a choice. I can confidently say that I know God exists, and he’s very real to me. I urge you to seek him yourself! If you don’t believe he even exists, ASK Him to show himself to you! If you don’t WANT to know Him, tell Him that as well! God’s love is amazing, and He really wants you to know Him!

What else? Believing in God does not ensure your salvation. The Devil believes in God, and so do many people who are not really saved. What does “being saved” actually mean?

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” -Romans 10:9

Confess and believe. You know that no one is perfect right? But did you know, that the requirement to getting into heaven, is that you have to be (perfect)? You think, “Oh WTH! That means no one is going!”. Luckily, God made a way…

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16

God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice for your sins (sins are any actions that are immoral, whether it be telling a tiny white lie, or murder). Jesus lived, the perfect life, and was KILLED because the “religious people” of his day, didn’t like him. But not only did he die, but in important part of believing in God, was that he raised Jesus from the dead! You see, my God is alive. I’m not sure how many religions believe in a dead guy as a god or something, but Jesus Christ IS ALIVE, and he’s waiting for me in heaven. Smile And so I go back to the previous verses. CONFESS that you believe in God, and that he raised his Son from the dead for YOU, because you are not perfect. AND BELIEVE it!

I don’t know about you, but if I truly believe that God did all that for me, do you think I’m going to continue a normal life? No way! I want to live my life FOR GOD, because He made it, and saved it! And so in believing this, I do my best everyday to obey what he’s asked us to do. You know the 10 commandments? Jesus pretty much summed up what a Christian should do:

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. ” -Matthew 22:37-40

Being saved is not about God restricting all your fun and having to obey hundreds of laws and such. I know a bunch of people, who don’t believe in God, that think their life sucks, are depressed, this that and the other thing. Me? Sure I have my rough times too, but I have an awesome life because I know Jesus is there every step of the way with me. Smile Also, I hope you’ve noticed that my message is not “Hey guys, be Christian so you can be saved!” No. Being a true Christian isn’t about getting other people to “join your religion”. Christianity shouldn’t even be known as a religion (unfortunately, as you’ve probably noticed, it has become that as well). Being a real “Christian”, is simply having this relationship with God, knowing that he created you, he wants to be your friend, and he wants you to be with him in heaven.

So there you have it. Now you know what it takes to be in heaven. If I wasn’t clear enough, you can always ask me and I can try to explain it better, but I think this pretty much sums it up. So now YOU have the choice. It’s not, “why can THEY go”, its why YOU didn’t CHOOSE to go. You can believe what I’m saying is true, and start trying to actually follow God’s purpose for you, or you can just reject everything I said, and continue on with your life. If I seem to go over the top on this stuff guys, it should just show how much I actually believe it, and how much I REALLY want ALL of you to be in heaven. You’re all my friends, and knowing that the time is coming, it’s like if we were both blindfolded. And I got my blindfold taken off and saw that we were gonna walk off a cliff. But when I tell you about it, you don’t believe me, and don’t believe that there is any danger. It’s hard to watch, but all I can is tell you, because if I grab you, you just resist more (like some more aggressive methods you may have seen by people, to try and get you saved).

God bless you. Smile