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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