Monday, November 25, 2013

Don't Be Left Out

No one likes to feel left out, they like to be included.  When people look at a school program, music or band program, or graduation program, etc., they always look to make sure their name is in it, that they are included.  But of a much more important place to have your name written is in the Lamb's Book of Life.  Every person who ever lived had their name written in the Book of Life at one time because God loves everyone and sent his only begotten son to pay for all the sins of the whole world, so that anyone could be saved, no matter what degree of a sinner.  John 3:16 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.  I John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

You see, God loves everyone and wants everyone to be saved, but some people will not come to Jesus and trust in him alone to save their souls, and so God has no choice, but to blot their name out of The Book of Life.  God cannot permit any sin into Heaven, and that is why he provided us with Jesus, to bear the punishment for our sins and pay the price for them, so we could enter Heaven by Jesus's merit. Instead of our name being blotted out of the Book of Life, our sins are blotted out by Jesus's shed blood in our place, if we accept him as our saviour.  Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.  

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that you sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.


Repent does not mean to repent of all your sins, it means to admit you are a sinner and deserving of going to hell, but are putting your trust in what Jesus did for you on the cross and that he was buried and rose again as payment for your sin, and only through his mercy will you be allowed into heaven.

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.


Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.


Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.


Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.


Philippians 4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.


Who would not want their name in the Book of Life.  How tragic and how heartbreaking it would be when the book is opened to look for you name and it is not there, but blotted out, because you didn't trust Jesus as your saviour.

If you have never trusted Jesus as your saviour, I hope you will today.  The bible says that today is the day of salvation.  We are not promised another tomorrow.  2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the day of salvation.)

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Everyone Is A Sinner



Some people think they are okay and safe because they are not as bad of a sinner as other people. They reason that if they're pretty good by man's standards there is nothing to worry about. But in all reality, that is a false asumption because the bible says that we are all sinners, and all means every single person who has ever lived. The worst of sinners and the least of sinners all come under the umbrella of "all". All means all, not just some.

Romans: For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Man's standards are not God's standards. No matter how good of a person you think you are, you still fall short; we all do no matter who we are. That is just the simple fact of life. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden by eating the forbidden fruit, sinned entered into the human race and every person born since then has inherited a sinful nature, which in turn sins. Romans 5:12 Whereby as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (Speaking of Adam).

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

What is sin? 1 John 3:4: Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 3:5: And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. No person could ever keep all of God's commandments. It is impossible because of our inherited sin nature. That is the reason Jesus died on the cross to take our sins away by paying the penalty for them. He never did one sin, but he paid for our sins so we could obtain forgiveness and be justified in God's sight.

Since everyone is a sinner, everyone needs a saviour. 1 John 4:14: And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

1 John 2:2: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Your sins have already been paid for by Jesus, but in order to receive the gift of your sins forgiven and everlasting life, you must accept him as your own personal saviour. John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

God's Simple Of Salvation

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Who Are Saints




Who are saints? A lot of people think that a saint is someone who does good deeds for others, like helping people who are going through hard times from a natural disaster, etc., and we should help people in that way, but the biggest disaster for anyone is to die unsaved and be cast into hell forever and ever. It has been heard so many times said about someone, "She is really a saint". But in the bible the word "saint" means someone who is a saved person, born again by faith in Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and our's. The word saints is used 61 times in the new testament, and it always refers to a Christian. So if you want to be a saint and don't know Jesus as your saviour, just turn to him for salvation and you will become a saint instantly, even before you have a chance to do anything good for anybody. Of course, born again Christians who want to be like Jesus will certainly want to help people because that is the way Jesus is, especially by going through all the pain to save sinful people like you and me. The most compassionate thing you can do for someone else is to tell them how to be saved so they can have eternal life and not have to spend an eternity in hell. If someone saw their neighbor's house on fire, if they had a heart they would go over there and warn the people in the house to get out. Jesus loves everyone and is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Matthew 5:29 And if thy right hand offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30: And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Obviously, no one would ever cut off their hand or pluck out their eye, but what Jesus is saying is that it would be far better to do that than to be cast into hell. Jesus loves you and wants to save you. John 3:16 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. God has already done everything he could to keep you out of hell by giving Jesus to pay for your sins, so you would not have to pay for them yourself. All you have to do is call upon him and put your total trust in his death on the cross and his ressurection three days later. Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

How To Go To Heaven According To The Bible

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Confessing Jesus Before Men


The bible says if we confess Jesus before men that he will also confess us before God and the angels. If we are saved, when we see Jesus we will not be ashamed if we have followed him wholly and kept his Word and confessed him before men, like the bible tells us to do.
Matthew 10:32: Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

10:33: But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

Luke 12:8: Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

Revelation 3:5: He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I was confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Some people will not confess Jesus before men because they love the praise of men more than the praise of God. John 12:42: Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out ot the synagogue.

I Thessalonians 2:4: But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.

Galations 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Confessing Jesus with our mouth also gives assurance of our own salvation.
Romans 10:9: 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.

Saved Christians should not be ashamed to confess Christ. After all he's done for us, it would be so wrong for us to not confess that we are just a sinner deserving of hell, but saved by the mercy of God through Christ's sacrifice on the cross and ressurrection.
Mark 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Confessing means telling people how to be saved through trusting Christ. No one will ever be saved unless they hear the gospel and no one will ever hear the gospel unless someone tells them, whether through a printed tract, a sermon, or a one-on-one conversation, etc. That is God's plan or blueprint for saving souls. So not being ashamed of the gospel, will keep people out of hell because of the power of the gospel.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What Is Love

What does love really mean? Some people think that love is a feeling, or something desirable or pleasurable, like your favorite kind of ice cream or something, but that is not what true biblical love is. Love is not a feeling, it is a commandment. John 13:34: A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 15:12: This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Jesus commands us to love people in the same way that he loves us. He gave his life, shed his blood, and went through horrible pain and agony to pay for our sins and keep us out of hell. That is a great love beyond description.
I John 4:7: Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Love means giving. God loves us so much that he gave his only son to die for us. John 3:16: 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.

Love is giving your best for another person's benefit, being unselfish. It's pressing on and going the extra mile, even when you are tired and weary and feel like you can't go on. Jesus gave everything for us, and he tells us to love others in the same way he loved us.
What kind of people does God love? Ungodly people are who he loves.
Romans 5:6: For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. It was for sinners that Jesus died, not for good people. Matthew 9:12-13 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13: But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice; for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. God has dwelt with us with mercy, and as such, we should show mercy to others.

The Bible's Way To Heaven

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Faith Comes By Hearing

 Faith comes by hearing, not by seeing. Jesus does not just appear to people out of nowhere, like a dream or vision. A person has to hear the Gospel through the Word of God first before they can ever know how to be saved. Jesus is the Word. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Jesus speaks to a person's heart about trusting him for salvation by His Word. He doesn't make lightening strike and then all of a sudden we are saved. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 
Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Jesus doesn't call on Christians to be silent. He tells us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He didn't say to go all over the world being kind to people, then people will come to you and want to know how to be saved. There are millions of people in the world who are kind to people and help people who are not born-again Christians. Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.
Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

The Gospel is something you hear, not something you see in the way a person lives. Sure, if someone is nice and shows concern and compassion for people, that makes it easier for people to want to hear the Gospel message, but they silll need to hear the Gospel to know how to be saved. Many people have turned over a new leaf, cleaned up their life from drinking, etc., but that doesn't mean they are a Christian. If they have never put their trust in Jesus as their saviour and believed in His death, burial, and resurrection, then they are just as lost as any other unregenerate sinner.

There is only one way to Heaven, and that is by hearing the Gospel and believing the Gospel. The Gospel is the death, burial, and ressurection of Jesus as recorded in His Word. Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Anyone can be saved at any moment.

Romans 10:9 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.

Romans 10:13 Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 

God's Simple Plan Of Salvation



Saturday, July 6, 2013

Open The Door and Enter In

 

Some people think the way to Heaven is to walk the straight and narrow way, to be a follower of Jesus, to stay on the right path, live a certain way, and endure to the end. Truly, that is not the way to Heaven at all, and will actually take you to hell if that is what you believe. Jesus didn't come to put us in a position to be saved, as though it is partly Him and partly what we do ourselves to stay saved. No, He came to save us completely. He paid for our salvation in full when He died on the cross and rose again three days later, and salvation is free to anyone who will accept it by faith. It is not by walking the narrow way, but by entering in through the gate, opening the door, (being born again), and receiving the gift of eternal life. Notice, that the gift is "eternal life". If we have to do something to keep our salvation, then it wasn't eternal because eternal means forever. If it's forever, that means you can never lose it. God said it, and God cannot lie. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.

John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture.

Could it be any clearer that salvation is by entering in, opening the door, not by staying on some type of path. You admit you are a sinner, trust Jesus with your heart to save you, and you are saved right then and there. Once you open the door, you're in forever. It's just like when Noah and his family entered the arc before the flood. Salvation is instantaneous. One minute you're lost and on your way to hell, and then the next minute, as soon as you trust Jesus with your heart, you are a child of God and on your way to Heaven. It is not some sort of process where you have to stay on the right path, follow Jesus, etc. It's the moment you open the door and let Jesus save you. Remember, "eternal life," is forever, and Jesus paid it all.

God's Simple Plan Of Salvation

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Friday, June 21, 2013

God Is A Divider


God is not a God of unity, but rather of division. God is a God of extremes such as black and white, hot and cold, love and hate, condemned and uncondemned, heaven and hell, saved and unsaved, evil and good. There is no middle ground. God divided the night from the day, the darkness from the light.
Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

Genesis 1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

Genesis 10:32 These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

Ezekiel 44:23: And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Jesus Came To Bring Division.
Luke 12:51: Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

52: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

John 7:43: So there was a division among the people because of him.

Matthew 25:31: When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on this left.

34: Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Acts 23:7: And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.

The world tells us, let's just all have unity, and not offend anyone, but the bible says a Christian who has been saved by grace and living by the bible will be hated by the world and will not fit in with the world. It is unbiblical to think that all the people on earth can be in harmony and oneness, such as promoters of the New World Order declare and the One World Church or World Council of Churches.  The world says, "We all worship the same God," but that is not true.  We don't all worship the same God.  The bible says in John 14:6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no many cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

1 John 2:23: Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father; he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

That makes it pretty plain that the only way to God is through Jesus.  Hindus, Buddists, and Muslims do not worship the same God, or any other false religion.  There is only one way and that is through Jesus.
John 16:1: These things have I spoken unto you that ye should not be offended.

2: They shall put you out of the synagogues; Yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

John 15:19: If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

1 John 3:13: Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.


Poetry About Jesus And Salvation

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Appointed To Die



One common thing you always hear people say at funeral homes is "He's in a better place. At least he's not in pain anymore." Another common saying is whenever people are killed by a terrorist attack or shot down by a mad gunman, "We know they're with the angels in Heaven now", as though the way to heaven is to just be in the right place at the right time, and that's how you get in. Nothing could be further from the truth in either case. The bible says in Hebrews 9:27: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. Every person must die at the time appointed, whether it be from old age, illness, sudden death like heart attack or aneurysm, an accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack. No one knows when it will be their time to die, so the important thing is to be ready because Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. This side of the grave is the time to get ready. Dying by an act of violence does not guarantee you an entrance into Heaven. People in the Armed Forces who die in wars do not go to Heaven just because they were a soldier fighting for their country; it is only if they are saved. For John 14:6 says: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. The only people who will be admitted into Heaven are the ones who have put their trust in Jesus' death on the cross and ressurection the third day as payment for their sins. If we put our trust in Him, then we will not be judged for our sins;; they will be forgiven through Christ's shed blood.


John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God


Luke 16:22-23 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried: 23: And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 10:9 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.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.



Last Chance Or Too Late


Would you rather hear "Last chance"
or "Too Late"
While you're alive there is still time
to be saved and not wait

If you hear the spirit
wooing and calling
now is the time to accept Jesus
and to quit stalling

Today may be the day that is
your "Last chance"
Jesus has already paid for your
sins in advance

Tomorrow may be the day that you
hear "Too late"
You never know when you'll be standing
at eternity's gate.


II Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee; behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Yes, I am a Christian, AND A CHURCH GOING CHRISTIAN TOO!

Sometimes people will say to Christians who go to church, "And you call yourself a Christian!" Yes, I am a Christian because I'm saved, and I also love Christians. I would not backbite my brothers and sisters in Christ because I love them like the bible says we're supposed to. I know they are not perfect and I'm not perfect either. We are all actually far from it. The only person in the whole world who was ever perfect is our dear Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. But thankfully, through the forgiveness of our sins and our spirits being quickened by God's grace and mercy to become Christians, we can fellowship with other believers of like precious faith.

I am happy when I can assemble with other born-again children of God, people who also love the Lord and want to serve him and live for him. It is a joy to sit down with others, open our bibles together, and all hear a good sermon from the KJV bible to encourage and edify one another. A good church is like a refuge from the world. It is a place to concentrate on what is really important in life and how to live for Jesus and not the things of earth.
 
It seems like the whole main theme of the new testament is for brothers and sisters in Christ to love each other. We have a kinship, we're different from the world, we're the called out ones, a peculiar people. I'm thankful for the people who are faithful in attending God's house. Sometimes I think how sad it would be if I went to church and nobody was there.

John 13:35: By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
 
John 15:12: This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

I John 3:10: In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

I John 3:14: We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren, He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 
15: Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
 
I John 4:20: If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
 
1 Peter 1:22: Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.
   
I Love Church (Link)


Going To Church

 When young I used to go to church
and loved to hear the preacher speak
I longed to learn God's word
and with my heart his will to seek

I listened to the voice of
The Holy Spirit as he spoke
I longed to do my Savior's will
When alone and my spirit broke

I longed to have my loved ones
and my children by my side
I still think it will be worth it all
When I get across that swelling tide

Help me love some people again
Like I used to love back then
The love that the Holy Spirit
put in my heart for my dear kin

Jesus said his mother and brothers
Are they that do his will
With whom the world does not care
But I do love them still

I thank the Lord for all the
times I had at church
for that is where we met
and the Spirit my soul did search

I'm not ashamed to say that
I love that old church bell
For Jesus said "If you love me,"
You'll love your brother as well

(Written in memory of my first country church I went to when I got saved)


John 13:13 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Don't Offend Anyone



It seems like the main theme in the world today is "Don't offend anyone, accept everyone for who they are. We're all different and we should love all of God creatures." Some even say "We're all God's children." But in all reality that is not true. It is a false statement. We are not all God's children. Only the people that have been born again by putting their trust in Jesus as their own saviour are God's children. 
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: The bible clearly states that all people who are not saved are of their father the devil. John 8:43-45: Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44: Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45; and because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
It is true that God will accept anyone as they are when they come to Him for forgiveness of sins and place their faith in Jesus, but when they do that a miracle takes place in their heart and they then become a new person. They are then acceptable to God because of Christ's shed blood that purchased their salvation.

Ephesians 2:1: And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: God does not just accept everyone the way they are, like murderers, homosexuals, rebels, etc., or any other sinner whatsoever, and say they are all his children.
If you should say anything to offend anyone, you may quickly be labeled "judgmental". Sometimes it could even be called "hate speech". This is the philosophy of modern society today, but it is totally and absolutely unbliblical as God clearly states in his Word. The bible actually commands us to judge, to judge between the righteous and the wicked.

Malachi 3:18: Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

The bible also tells us to hate the evil and love the good, and this would also involve judgment to know what is good and what is evil.

Amos 5:15: Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

When Jesus was here on earth he offended people, which is why they tried to kill him on many occasions before it was His time to die on the cross,
(John 8:59: Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by), and Christians today who are living for the Lord are offensive to many people. Luke 6:28: Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. It is offensive because Satan blinds people's minds into thinking they're okay, they don't need Jesus.

Christians who are salty Christians will offend people. The same salt that enhances flavor is also the salt that irritates and stings when put into a sore or wound.

Matthew 5:13: Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is theneforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Please don't trust in your own righteousness or good life to get you to heaven. The bible says all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.

Isaiah 64:6: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities like the wind, have taken us away. There is only one person who ever lived a good life and who never sinned and that is Jesus. You gain salvation and eternal life  based upon His righteousness.

In conclusion, Jesus didn't come to send peace on earth, but rather division.

Luke 12:51: Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division.

Matthew 10:34: Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Are You Going To Heaven

Do you know how to go to heaven ? The bible tells the way
It's not through anything we could do, we are all sinners gone astray
We cannot change ourselves, our hearts are sinful and black
The bible says we've all gone our own way and are totally off track

There is no way we could ever be good enough, that we know for sure
So God in his great love and mercy provided the perfect cure
He gave the perfect sacrifice that could make our black heart white
It is the precious blood of Jesus, who gave his life to make it right

Jesus shed his blood on Calvary to wash us from our sin
He does all the changing of our heart when we invite him in
Just put your faith in Christ and trust in him alone
His dying on the cross paid it all and did for all our sins atone

Jesus' shed blood will wash your heart and cleanse all sin away
You'll receive the gift of eternal life and in Heaven you will be someday
Just come to Jesus as you are, it was for sinners his blood outpoured
Then you can rest assured you are forgiven and he will be your Lord

Your name will be written down in the Lamb's Book of Life and can never be crossed out
You'll know you're on your way to Heaven and never again have to doubt
Romans 3:10 -12 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way..

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Reason Jesus Came



Jesus didn't come to change the world, but to change sinners that are in the world. Around this time of year there are many bible movies on TV. It seems like for the most part the message is always Jesus came to change the world. They say things like he taught us how to love one another and keep the golden rule, etc., and to be a good example and teacher. But in all actuality, this is not really true. Jesus came to save sinners, not to be a good teacher and example, even though he was, being that he was the perfect sinless Lamb of God. His main purpose, though, in coming to earth was to save sinners who would trust him in their heart for forgiveness of their sins.

1 Timothy 1:15: This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief


Many false religions claim to follow the teachings of Jesus, but without being born again of the spirit, there is no way possible anyone could ever follow the teachings of Jesus because our natural hearts are sinful and black. The first thing that one must do is to trust Jesus as their savior and then God imputes his righteousness to them.


Romans 4:5-7: But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 6: Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7: Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.


Matthew 1:21: And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Luke 19:10: For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.


Jesus Came To Save


Jesus came not to call the righteous
but sinners to repent
When he left heaven to come to earth
that was his sole intent
It's not the people who are whole
but those sick who need a physician
Jesus came to save sinners
That's why he gave the great commission

He told us to go into the all the world
and preach the gospel to every creature
Jesus came to the world to save sinners,
not just to be a good teacher
He died on the cross for all the sins of the world
that those who would on him believe
and trust his shed blood for remission of sin
would his free gift of salvation receive

To receive this wonderful gift of eternal life,
you only need to look to Jesus and live
He has already paid your sin debt
and is ready and willing to forgive
Jesus loves you so much
that he suffered and bled and died
If you've never asked him to be your savior,
then today is the day to decide

Jesus died, was buried, and rose again the third day
to save you from going to hell
That is the gospel story
the greatest story ever to tell
You only need to trust Jesus with your heart
and ask him to be your savior
He'll forgive you of all your sin and write your name in heaven
and give you abundant life and so much more

John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.



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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jesus Died For Everyone, But Not Everyone Is Saved


At Easter time many people's thoughts are on the crucifixion of Jesus and his ressurection three days later, and many people take it for granted that that means everyone in the world is going to heaven since he died for all mankind, but that's not actually true.


1 John 2:2: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 
It's true that Jesus did die for everyone and that he is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world, but only those who accept His free gift of mercy are saved and have eternal life.  Jesus' death, burial, and ressurection made it possible for anyone in the world to be saved, but only the people who put their faith in him as their own personal sin bearer are saved. 

In John 3:16 it 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".
There are many, many, many people in the world today who do not even believe there is a Jesus, let alone trust him as their own personal saviour, so obviously not everyone in the world is going to heaven just because Jesus died for all the sins of the world.

I John 5:12: "He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." So plainly from this verse it is very clear that some people have Jesus and some people don't. And, notice how it says "He that hath the Son" and not "he that hath religion." Salvation is not through any type or any kind of religion whatsoever. Salvation is in a person. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only saviour. John 14:6 says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life:, no man cometh unto the father but by me."

Many people in America and other countries believe that Jesus is the Son of God, but they have never been born again.

John 3:3 says "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God". You can believe someone is a good doctor without going to him, or you could believe someone is a good lawyer without trusting him to handle your case. That is the same way it is with Jesus; it's not just believing about him, but believing on Him and trusting him to apply the payment made for your sins to your own life. 

If someone offered you a million dollars and you didn't take it, then it wouldn't be yours. Jesus has already done everything that needs to be done and offers you the free gift of salvation. Now it is up to you if you will take it or refuse it. 


John 6:35: And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. So the bread of life is available to everyone, but only those who come to Jesus and receive it, will be partakers of this bread of life.

Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


If you would like to come to Jesus today and receive this free gift of salvation which was purchased by his own blood on the cross, you may pray something like this, realizing it is not mere words that save, but your faith in Jesus Christ.

Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I know I deserve to go to Hell. But I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and rose from the grave to pay for my sins. Please save me right now and give me eternal life. I am only trusting you Jesus. Amen


Savior On The Cross
 

Jesus carried his heavy cross to Calvary 
It was all because of his great love for you and me 
Cruel men did mock him and spit in his face
He endured it all because he was taking our place

It was our sin that put him on the cross that day
Dying for our sins so we would not have to pay
It was his love that kept him nailed to the tree
So we could be forgiven and in Heaven one day be

If he had not paid that tremendous price for us
There would simply be no hope because 
It took the blood of the sinless Lamb of God to pay for all
For all the sins of the world since the Adam and Eve fall

If we had to pay for our own sins, we would have to go to Hell
It is such a horrible place with fire, that it breaks my heart to tell
That is where there is gnashing of teeth and weeping and wailing 
But Jesus paid for our sins and his love is unfailing

When he suffered on the cross and bled and died
"Truly this was the Son of God" some cried
After that he was in the tomb for three days and then arose
The payment did suffice and eternal life to believers he bestows

When I get to Heaven I am going to tell Jesus 
"Thank you for all you did for me. 
I don't deserve to be here 
But you saved me mercifully"

If you do not know Jesus personally, just trust in his sacrifice for you
Just ask him to be your savior and you can have eternal life too

John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. 

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon he name of the Lord shall be saved.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Does It Really Matter What You Believe

The answer is - It means everything what you believe. Your eternal destiny depends upon what you believe. A lot of people say "It doesn't really matter what you believe as long as you are sincere," but that is not actually the truth. There is a popular phrase nowadays that says, "Just believe, just have faith". But the question is - believe what or have faith in who. The what is a saviour from sin, and the who is Jesus Christ.

The bible says to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven.

John 14:6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Mark 1:15: And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Repent means agreeing with God that you are a sinner who needs mercy and to believe the gospel of how Jesus died for our sins and rose again the third day for payment for them. Believing this, you then put your trust in Jesus and receive him as your very own savior.

John 3:16: 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.

John 3:36: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Notice how it says that he who doesn't believe on Jesus, the Son, has the wrath of God abiding on him. So you can see, therefore, how much it does matter what you believe. It's a matter of eternal life or the eternal wrath of God.

John 20:31: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.


When You Believe

When you believe
it changes how you perceive
You begin to understand
only by God's grace will you see the promised land

When you believe
God's gift of salvation you receive
You understand your sinful heart needs to be cleaned
and only by Jesus' shed blood can you be redeemed

When you believe
Satan can no longer deceive
You understand the gift of eternal life is free
since Jesus died for your sins upon the cruel tree

When you believe
the burden of your sin is relieved
your darkness turns to light
and your black heart washed pure white

When you believe, when you believe, all things become new,
you become God's child, one of His redeemed few


John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

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