Why We Do This
The reason we do this for so little markup compared to so many other
similar businesses is because we are a Christian business. We do
not believe that making people pay an exorbitant price for relief of their
aches and pains is right. We feel that it is a ministry to provide this
service at a cost that is fair and that most people can afford. We do
have some overhead and labor costs involved so we do have to mark up our
cost somewhat in order to cover those costs.
We also believe in dealing fairly and honestly with our customers. When
we are out of something, we let you know right away that we are out and
when we expect to receive more. We try to get your order shipped within
a day or two of receiving it.
Some people may wonder what it really means to be a Christian. Some people
think a personal relationship with God is something only theologians can
comprehend. Actually, God's plan of salvation is simple enough for everyone
Here are the ABC's
A} All persons need salvation.
Each of us has a problem the Bible calls sin. Sin is a refusal to acknowledge
God's authority over our lives and most commonly manifests itself as selfishness
or a "me first" attitude. Everyone who does not live a life of perfect
obedience to the Lord is guilty of sin. Since none of us is perfect, all
of us are sinners (Romans 3:23).
The result of sin is spiritual death (Ezekial 18:4b). Spiritual
death means eternal separation from God. By God's perfect standard we
are guilty of sin and therefore subject to the punishment for sin, which
is separation from God.
that God loves each of us. God offers us salvation. Although we have done
nothing to deserve His love and salvation, God wants to save us. In Jesus'
death on the cross, God provided salvation for all who would repent of
their sins and place their faith in Jesus.
Come to Jesus for eternal salvation. The desire in your heart to be saved
is the Holy Spirit offering you the forgiveness of your sin and the gift
of eternal life. Admit your sin and ask Jesus to deliver you from the
consequences of sin. Yield control of your life to Him as your Lord and
Savior, and you will be saved (Romans 10:9-10).
If you have read this far and you are not already a Christian, then you are probably searching for answers. So let me help you with some questions:
Who was Jesus Christ historically and was He who He said He was?
It is clear that Jesus Christ was here in the time frame described in the Bible. Other documents from the same time period mention Him. So then the choice is, was He the Son of God as He said He was, or was He a nut, because He had to be one of the two. That's a question you need to answer for yourself taking into account the hundreds of prophesies that He fulfilled (what are the odds that any single person could fulfill all of the Messianic prophesies and not be the Messiah (Son of God)), and the fact that the Bible has time and time again been proven to be historically accurate, especially in the New Testament.
What really happened at the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus?
You have to decide what really happened taking into account that the Romans posted guards outside the tomb because they were afraid that someone would claim He was resurrected by stealing the body. The penalty for sleeping on guard duty was death. It would have taken quite a group of men to roll away the stone that covered the entrance. Could they have done that and not awakened a guard that wasn't supposed to be sleeping in the first place? What about the disciples themselves? Here was a group of weenies that were afraid to stand with Jesus when He was crucified, but then after they saw Him following His resurrection, they all eventually died a martyr's death themselves. That sort of life-changing experience just does not happen without a major breakthrough in faith caused by none other than the first-hand experience of seeing Jesus alive after His death. To listen to a really good message on all of the evidence of the death and resurrection of Jesus, click here. This is a large audio file, so it will take a while to load (do not attempt with just a dial-up connection).
What about all of the issues raised in The DaVinci Code?
Despite some of the misleading disclaimers made in the book and the movie, The DaVinci Code is a work of fiction. It is difficult for the ordinary person to distinguish which parts are "fact", which are embellished, and which are just plain made-up fiction. Fortunately, there are guides already available that address each and every "issue" that the book and movie raise. One such guide is available at http://www.campuscrusade.com/DaVinciquest/Pdfs/DaVinci_Guide.pdf. There is also a book I have already read that brings much more detail to each "issue" including all references at http://www.campuscrusade.com/DaVinciquest/
So if Jesus existed, and He was who He said He was (the Son of God), and He was indeed resurrected after His death, you have a decision to make. You need to decide whether you will make Him the Lord of your life or whether you will continue to "play God" yourself and thumb your nose at your Creator. Pray to Him to forgive you of your rebellion and your desire to be the god of your life, and to come into your heart to make you truly a new creation.
We believe that time is short and that the end times are coming soon. If you read Matthew 24:3-14, it talks about the warning signs of the end times. It speaks of many wars among the nations, famines, and earthquakes. If you look at history, it has never seen the types of signs we are seeing now. Almost every country is involved in some sort of dispute, whether it is multi-national "peace-keeping" or "ethnic cleansing" or even just threats or boycotts to try to stop nuclear proliferation. Famine is widespread in "various places". And there have never before been so many earthquakes around the globe in such a short period of time. These are all the birth pangs of the end times according to the Bible, and that's the only warning we are to receive. God loves us all and has given us fair warning, but He will not tolerate man's rejection of Him forever as we keep trying to be our own god. He will put a stop to the world-wide hatred and evil mankind is so fond of. Please heed the warning signs--there is not much time left. Accept Jesus into your life and follow Him. You will not have time to change your mind once the end comes.
Tell your pastor or a Christian friend about your decision.
Becoming a Christian is your first step on the lifelong road of spiritual
and service God desires for you.