Would You Give Up Your Life For What You Believe In


I was watching Touched By An Angel tonight and it was on beliefs and how strong one feels about their belief.

This made me stop and let my mind wonder what is so  important to me that I would lay my life down for it. Of course we would lay our lives down for our children and our mates, but is there anyone or anything else that you would give up your life for?

I can not say whether your belief is right or wrong, who am I to judge. Catholic, Protestant, Buddha, atheist, Lutheran, Baptist ; these are some examples of churches that people go to and believe in.

I added atheist to the group because they can say that they do not believe in God and this is their right, but I do believe that even this group believes in something.

Does it make a difference what part of the world we live in? Or how we were brought up? I do think there is a big part of these questions that hold truth. You were either brought up in a God believing church or you were not. Maybe you never heard of the God that I worship. Or maybe if you have heard, you do not understand.

Believe me, after many years on this earth, I have heard of God years ago and still do not understand all there is to know. But I also believe that God allows me to understand what he knows I can understand.

This man who starred in the TV show believed so firmly in what he had learned that he died for the cause. Even when an angel presented herself to him in person, he still held fast to his beliefs and died.

Do I believe strongly enough to die for my beliefs? Do you? It is a deep thought, I realize. Many of us do not truly know the answer to this until we are faced with it, then the decision becomes very clear.

It was a great show as I believe all of these shows are. One reason I know that it is a heart-felt and wonderful show is the stations took it off the air. Now you have to find it on the off stations.

Why would someone take a show that teaches and talks about how good God is off the air? Fear? Ignorance? Not enough dollars coming in from  it from lack of viewers?  It seems to me it is very clear that the more you take God out of your life, the more airplanes crash, wars remain active, sex becomes available at all ages, drugs run rampant, murders are becoming an every day occurence. College students are being raped and killed. Bullying is headline news. The government has taken the word trust out of its vocabulary and replaced it with the word greed.

Cancer is a  household common name, kids run a way from home,  young girls are becoming pregnant, divorce rates are sky-high, marriages are fading. God is fading from schools, businesses and governments. Is it any wonder our world is a mess?

What ever you believe in hold strong, cling to it. If you do not believe in anything at all, I hope that you do before it is too late. We are in charge of our lives, yes it is our freedom to choose. On the other side of that coin, God is in charge of who walks through those pearly gates.

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32 thoughts on “Would You Give Up Your Life For What You Believe In

  1. VEry thought provoking. Well Done!
    I will say this – many years ago I came to the conclusion/determinaiton/commttment that I would die for what I believe in.
    We are living in a society with many washed down values; sadly.
    Thanks for your blog post.

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    • I am glad you came to that commitment. The world is a mess and only God can fix it and we need to do our part also. Love your comment Beverley!!! Thanks for letting me know how you felt about the post

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  2. Tee is a creator who rules heaven, earth and all things, and everything and everybody is named, therefore our creator has a name also; and it is only by acknowledging and accepting his one and only true name, can we be saved for glorification. Once we know and understand that our life is hidden in his life’ since he is the source of all things, you would have no problem during for what you believe in, because your belief would be in the only one. Who is the ressurection himself. I am not talking about the imaginary gods the world has conjured up for personal profit and physical gain and recognition, I am speaking of the inscrutable, infallible, and incomprehensible creator of heaven, earth, and all things animate and inanimate, seen or unseen.

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  3. He is a creator who rules heaven, earth and all things, and everything and everybody is named, therefore our creator has a name also; and it is only by acknowledging and accepting his one and only true name, can we be saved for glorification. Once we know and understand that our life is hidden in his life’ since he is the source of all things, you would have no problem during for what you believe in, because your belief would be in the only one. Who is the ressurection himself. I am not talking about the imaginary gods the world has conjured up for personal profit and physical gain and recognition, I am speaking of the inscrutable, infallible, and incomprehensible creator of heaven, earth, and all things animate and inanimate, seen or unseen.

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  4. I don’t think anyone can really & truly answer this question until they are faced with the actual situation (of having to give up one’s life).

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  5. “It seems to me it is very clear that the more you take God out of your life, the more airplanes crash, wars remain active, sex becomes available at all ages, drugs run rampant, murders are becoming an every day occurence. College students are being raped and killed. Bullying is headline news.”

    Just funny, that the reality seems to disagree: For example, some of the northern european countries are among the most atheist – and the most happiest, with the lowest crime rates. On the other hand, the relative amount of believers in US prisons is higher than among the overall population of the USA… So, technically, the drugs get sold by believers, the murders get committed by believers, the students get raped by believers and people get bullied by believers.

    .I know that it is hard to accept, but following a philosophy that has historically always ended in us-vs-them (we all know, where the christian hatred against the jesus killers – the jews – lead, don’t we?) is NOT the way to a moral life. Start thinking for yourself. Lose your prejudices. THAT is the way to live in peace. As long as you carry the weight of 2.000 years of history around, all your actions are doomed to repeat it.

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  6. Such a great statement to your readers. Thank you for sharing. Faith as small as a mustard seed can move a mountain, yet lack of it only seems to dig trenches,. Have a blessed day. 🙂

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      • numbers are appearing regularly, i mean biblical numbers, so don’t despair even if you feel your burden heavy, times they are a changing, see the stars, the earth and heavens have connected again, and this time it’s going to stay open

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  7. Thank you for awakening our curiosities. I believe in the God of the Bible. I also believe that Jesus died on the cross for the redemption of my sins. There are those who tend to blame God for the ills of the world. We must realize, that there is evil in the world also. The enemy wants to redirect your focus onto those things that would divert your beliefs from God. These are my beliefs, and I would lay down my life for them, just as I would lay it down for my country. Again, thank you for this eye opening post. Blessings.

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    • thank you Johnny. You are absolutely right. The evils of the world can twist even the nicest thoughts. We are to be watchful and stay a way from such things if possible.

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  8. deep thoughts here Terry…have not a clue…and hope I don’t ever have to make that decision…my husband, children, grandkids for sure…all I know…to die for my beliefs…maybe I should not hesitate to say I would …but, being truthful…I don’t know!

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  9. I would love to say with absolute certainty that I would die before I would renounce my faith. I believe that I would. But I will not know that for certain until/unless I’m faced with that choice. I pray that I would not forsake my Savior.

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  10. I miss this show. This used to be one of my favourite things to watch on television. There was something about watching angels stepping down to help a person that was absolutely marvellous to watch. It’s so funny that I finally got around to reading this tonight, because I not too long came home from the evangelical meetings we’re hosting at church where the Lucy-boy (The Devil) decided to mess with the video footage that we made of the entire service. We’re hoping and praying that the DVD will be fine when we check on Tuesday. What made it so ironic or convenient depending on how you look at it, is that things stopped working after a few of our team members had gone up to re-commit to their belief and service in God. Whenever the devil sees that a person is strong in their belief or making an effort to return to God, he always tries to do things to deter the person. At the end of the day though, he will never be stronger than God, and soon enough his butt will be chained and burning in the pits of hell. 😀 In the meantime though, his aim will continue to be to get lots of companions right next to him in the flames.

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    • Oh Kadeen, my friend, it is wonderful to talk to you. You are so correct, even with Al I can see the devil doing his best to beat Al up, but Al loves and believes in God very much. Even at this point in his illness he is hoping God will take him home

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