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Volcilord, shadowstorm, littlebang- Marduk and Bel were pagan deities, and do not equate to St. Michael. Judaism is not based in mythology. God is an absolute truth, setting moral absolutes for the world.
Suppose you held all power, but you were the only being in existence. Who could praise or glorify your omnipotence? In the same way, God ,in the beginning, created heaven and earth, nature,wildlife, and humans for the purpose of bringing Him glory. Even as we humans are proud of our inventions and creations, God loves us as the work of His hands.
However, despite the undeniable evidence for God's existence, men forsake His perfect will to follow their own sinful desires and lusts. God can have nothing to do with sin, and there is nothing that men can do to reconcile with Him. Therefore, because He loves us, God came to earth as a man, and intentionally died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice. Jesus Christ is the only Way, Truth, and Life.
Those who believe in His life, death, and resurrection will be with Him in heaven after death.
The other alternative? Hell. It sounds harsh for a loving God to eternally punish someone, but those who go there have chosen it by denying Christ. Also, if a man can't stand to have anything to do with Jesus Christ for this short life on earth, how would he like to spend eternity with Him?
Jesus said that "he who accepts Me on earth, him I will accept before My Father in heaven; but he who denies Me on earth, him I will deny before My Father in heaven."
It is all your personal choice! If you accept Christ, and nothing else in your life succeeds- if you lose all your possessions in living for Christ, or even your very life- it is worth it, for your reward will be great in heaven. Remember that, for all the treasure of the earth that is or was or will be cannot compare to the merest fraction of the eternal reward which a believer in Christ will receive.
Without Christ in your life, all you have is worthless-
you may be wealthy,good-looking, and popular, but when you die, what will it matter? Your possessions will rust,rot, and decay, and your name will be forgotten, and you will live in eternal regret.
I say all this out of the love which I have received from Christ- how can I be silent? After all, if you came upon a cliff, and found that many people were about to unknowingly fall off of it, and you had any morals at all, would you not stop and warn as many as you could. It is my duty, and that of all Christians, to exhort you and all unbelievers to follow Christ, and save your eternal lives from destruction.
God loves you. Can't you love Him?