16 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.|
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
I built the original version of our website, Gene Seibel's Electric Flying Machine, only weeks after discovering the internet in 1996. Though it has evolved over the years, it has always reflected the things that I am passionate about. It has always been packed with pages - many about flying - but also about other interests and special people in my life. In 2003, the site became Gene and Sue's Flying Machine, and Sue has become a full partner in this project, adding to it her Doughboys, real estate, and other fun stuff.
I made a promise at the beginning that God and His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, would have a prominent place in this website as they do in my life. Sue and I are in one accord and she fully supports that plan. It's been a joy for both of us to hear from people who have been blessed by these pages in many different ways.
Today we live in turbulent times. There is yelling, screaming, and finger pointing coming from every part of the social, political and religious spectrums. In many minds, and the media, the simple fact that we are Christians might conjure up visions of condemnation and narrow-mindedness. That's not our view of Christianity at all. John 3:17 says, "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." Sure, we have our menu of things that we feel are right or wrong for us to be doing in our lives, but forcing or coercing someone else to act a certain way has no real value to us or them. Christianity is a personal choice that no one can make for you. It's valid only if it's voluntary.
The message of Christianity for us is that God loves everyone on this planet, has known each of us from the foundation of the Earth, and has unlimited blessings prepared for all of us. He wants us to have a relationship with Him, as opposed to being separated from Him for eternity. He gave His Son Jesus to make that possible. John 3:16 says, "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."
You may be one of the people who just does not believe in God or what He has done for us. To me, the hardest part of believing often consists mostly of allowing ourselves to believe. There are so many things that can get in the way. We might be concerned about what others might think - but why miss eternity with God and those we love because of what a few fair weather friends might say? We might think believing is illogical - but of what value is man's puny logic in a complex universe whose boundaries he can't even fathom? Or you may be one who just doesn't want to believe. That's your choice too. God created us with free will and allows us to make choices. That's one of the ways we are made us in His image. You can honor and thank Him, or live for yourself.
But on the last day of your life, what will the 70 or 80 years of your earthly life be worth? What will you be able to trade for just one more breath? We have had several people dear to us pass on into eternity in the last few years. They went, and we let them go, believing - knowing that they were simply getting a head start on eternity. We wouldn't trade that peace for all the excuses in the world. Our eternity and our very lives are in His hands, as we saw demonstrated one November night.
Not convinced? God still loves you and will be there for you until the day you die - longer if you choose.
Gene and Sue Seibel
9 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.|
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
A magnificent display of the evidence to support the claims made for the Star of Bethlehem and the God of the Universe. This presentation is an inquiry without presupposition that engages the viewer in an entertaining and easily understandable way. The data and the methods of investigation employed are transparent to anyone wanting to repeat them for themselves. The visuals and the music are a delight and the discovery will take your breath away. A great present for anybody open minded to sorting truth from myth and legend regardless of religious persuasion. The Bible always said the heavens declare the glory of God. If you want to see that in all its splendor, get this DVD.|