Sunday, September 29, 2013
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:
Poetry About Jesus And Salvation
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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.
Poetry About Jesus And Salvation