Thursday, October 19, 2017

Only Two Groups Of People In The World

The bible divides the world into two groups of people when it comes to eternity.  People might say there are many different groups of people in the world of religion, such as Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, Mormons, etc., but the bible is very clear that there are actually only two groups of people, believers and unbelievers.  
John 3:36: He that believeth on the Son hath life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  
So you can see from this verse that God divides the world into two groups, he that believeth and he that believeth not.  He that believeth has eternal life and he that believeth not does not have eternal life, but is condemned to hell.  So every single person is either in one group or the other.  What determines what group you are in is all based upon what you do with Jesus, whether you believe on him as your savior or whether you do not believe on him.  

John 3:16-18: 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.
18: He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 
So in order to be in the group of unbelievers, all you have to do is nothing.  If you have never put your faith in Jesus alone you are condemned already. We are all naturally condemned unbelievers until the moment we understand that we are a sinner in need of a savior and put our trust in what Jesus did for us on the cross and how he rose again to save us from our sin. That is when we go from the group of unbelievers and into the group of believers.  

I John 5:12: He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

In Matthew chapter 25 the bible again divides the world into two groups, sheep and goats.  When Jesus comes back to judge the world the bible says he will separate the sheep from the goats, meaning the saved from the unsaved.
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 the 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:

Matthew 25:41: Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.

According to the above scriptures, the saved will inherit the kingdom of God prepared for believers in Christ and the unsaved will go into everlasting hell fire.  So definitely you are going to spend eternity somewhere, which is what everlasting means, either in heaven or in hell.  There are no other choices, only two places to go, one or the other.

So I hope if you have never put your trust in Christ alone to save your soul and are still in the group of condemned unbelievers, that you will put your trust in Jesus today and pass from death unto life. 
John 5:24: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. 
Once you put your trust in Jesus, you will be transferred from the group of unbelievers into the group of believers and receive the free gift of salvation.
Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Remember also that once you become a believer and pass from death unto life you will always be a believer because that is what eternal means, forever.  You can never ever lose your salvation once you receive it.  Making sure you are saved is more important than anything else in the world since your eternal destiny is at stake.  It is easy to get saved, you only need to trust (or believe).  To believe means to rely upon, and depend upon Jesus to save your soul, not just a mere consent that Jesus is the son of God, but actually trusting him as your own personal savior for the forgiveness of your own personal sins in order to get you to heaven.  Your must have absolutely no trust at all in anything you do, like church, religions, good works, good life, repenting of sins, turning over a new life, etc.  It is all Jesus;. Jesus paid it all. Jesus lived a perfect sinless life and all our sins were placed on him and paid for by him on the cross.  He was our sin bearer so we could be forgiven.
I Peter 2:24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

To become a believer just call upon the name of the Lord and tell him that you admit you are a sinner and deserving of hell, but that you are now putting your trust in Jesus and him alone to save you and he will. God said thou SHALT be saved, not might be saved, but SHALT be saved. God said it and his word is true. It is impossible for God to lie.
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.

For more information on how to believe on Jesus please see the link below.  

God's Simple Plan Of Salvation


The Great Divide


In the bible a great divide is found
On one side the redeemed of the Lord, 
the other side are the Hell bound
On one side those who have believed on Jesus name
and are born again
the other side those who believe not
and are already condemned in their sin
On one side those who have repented 
and have mercifully been forgiven 
the other side the unrepentant
and in their sin they are still livin
On one side those that are saved 
through faith in Christ alone
On the other side those who are lost
and not yet claimed Christ as their own
On one side those who have everlasting life
and will not receive eternal damnation,
the other side those who will not go to heaven
because they rejected God's free gift of salvation

The choice is yours to be on either side 
of this great divide
Saved or lost for all eternity
Your destiny is yours to decide


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.

John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

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.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Not Everyone Who Thinks They Are Saved Are Saved

The bible teaches that not everyone who thinks they are saved are saved.  In fact, in the book of Matthew, it says that many people who think they have done great works for God and for Christ, will not enter into heaven at all, but will be lost for all eternity in the lake of fire.
Matthew 7:21: Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 
22: Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23: And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 
What a sad day it will be for those who thought they did great things for God to not be allowed into heaven.

So what made these people miss the boat?  The answer is because they trusted in themselves that they were righteous and just tagged the name of Jesus on to it to make themselves appear as great Christians, when in fact they were not even Christians at all as Jesus stated in Matthew 7:23, "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." They thought they did many wonderful works, but the bible tells us the only work of God that gives eternal life is to believe on his only begotten Son.
John 6:28: Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
John 6:29: Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.  That is the only work we can do to get us into heaven, just believe on Jesus alone and nothing else.  All the work done to give us salvation was done by Jesus two thousand years ago when he died on the cross and rose from the grave as payment for our sins.. It is not what we do for Jesus that saves us, it is what he did for us that saves us.

In the book of Luke is a story of a man who thought he was righteous, but he actually was not.
Luke 18:9: And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11: The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers or even as this publican.
12: I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13: And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14: I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

It is simply by pure mercy that God saves us through trusting in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. We don't deserve salvation and we cannot earn it; it is a totally free gift . Titus 3:5: Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Ephesians 2:8: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the  gift of God. 9: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

The bible says that our own righteousness, or in other words, our own good works that we do that we think will get us into heaven are in fact filthy rags to God.
Isaiah 64:6: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnessess are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Therefore, in conclusion, if you are trusting in your own works that you are doing in the name of religion or in the name of Christ, you are not saved, but if you have put your trust only in Jesus for your salvation and what he did for you, when he died on the cross and rose again the third day, you are saved. You are either trusting in your own self, or you are trusting totally on Jesus for your salvation, and the bible says in 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.

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 this verse says "he that believeth", not he that does great and wonderful works.  It is not about what we do for Jesus, it is about what Jesus did for us.  When you decide to put your trust in Jesus and not yourself for salvation, that is called receiving Jesus as your personal savior.  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.  So the way to receive him as your own savior is to simply believe on his name, trust him to forgive your sins and give you eternal life, and have absolutely no trust in yourself or anything that you could ever do.  When you do that you become God's child, as it says 'he gave them power to become the sons of God."  The bible also says to call upon him when you are putting your trust and faith in him.  To put your trust in Jesus just call upon him to save you and he will. 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. 

God's Simple Plan of Salvation

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