Os Horrores do Inferno

Os Horrores do Inferno

Lucas 16:24 “E, clamando, disse: Pai Abraão, tem misericórdia de mim, e manda a Lázaro, que molhe na água a ponta do seu dedo e me refresque a língua, porque estou atormentado nesta chama. “

Inferno deve cheiro horrível. Você pode imaginar viver para sempre em um lugar que tem cheiro de um corpo humano, milhões deles, queimando para sempre?

Com ele nunca parando?

Os gritos do inferno. O som de milhões de pessoas, gritando em um vasto forno de queima escuro. Um grito desesperado de dor e angústia, sem fim, para sempre, e para sempre. Onde Jesus disse apenas uma gota de água se refrescar a língua de uma pessoa, mas nunca virá.

As memórias do inferno. Uma e outra vez, uma pessoa perdida sem Cristo atormentam-se, lembrando-se cada vez que eles ofereceram uma porção do Evangelho e rejeitou-a, cada vez que eles foram convidados a igreja, e disse que não. Imagine-se lembrando de todas as advertências e as oportunidades para ser salvo que eles recusaram.

O alívio no Inferno. Há nunca, nunca, nunca ser qualquer tipo de alívio no inferno !!

Uma pessoa será constantemente tentando fugir das chamas e tormentos do inferno. Apenas a nunca encontrar, um local fresco, o alívio da queima, o alívio da fumaça sufocante e dor constante. Seus pecados colocá-lo aqui. O pecado é terrível aos olhos de Deus. Você vai sofrer Seu Santo, justo, justa ira para sempre, se você não se salva!

O inferno é um lugar onde você amaldiçoar cada religião falsa, que não pregar a verdade, onde você amaldiçoar cada Pastor, que nunca avisei sobre o inferno, todo falso culto, que ensinou uma mentira, que o inferno não era real e não existia. Você está lá!!

Por favor, ser salvo hoje, se você não está salvo!

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The Horrors of Hell

Hell must smell horrible. Can you imagine living forever in a place that smells of a human body, millions of them, burning forever?
With it never stopping?
The screams of Hell. The sound of millions of people, screaming in a dark burning vast furnace. A hopeless scream of pain and anguish, never ending, forever, and forever. Where Jesus said just a drop of water would cool a person’s tongue, but will never come. The memories of Hell. Over and over again, a lost person without Christ will torment themselves , remembering every time they were offered a Gospel tract and rejected it, every time they were invited to church, and said NO. Imagine remembering all the warnings and opportunities to get saved that they REFUSED.
The relief in Hell. There will never, ever, ever be any kind of relief in Hell!! A person will be constantly trying to get away from the flames and torments of Hell. Only to never find, a cool spot, relief from the burning, relief from the suffocating smoke and constant pain. Your sins put you here. Sin is terrible in the eyes of God. You will suffer His Holy , righteous, just wrath forever if you don’t get saved!
Hell is a place where you curse every false religion, that did not preach the truth, where you curse every Pastor, that NEVER WARNED YOU about Hell, every false cult, that taught a lie, that Hell was not real and did not exist. You are there!!
Please get saved today if you are not saved!

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Jesus poderia vir hoje?

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Jesus poderia vir hoje?

Publicado em 31 de julho de 2016 por preacherbrazil

Jesus poderia vir hoje?

Não de acordo com a Bíblia.

Por 37 anos eu ensinei e acreditava, juntamente com todos os meus amigos, que Jesus pode vir a qualquer momento.

Então eu corri através deste ensinamento claro:

2 Tessalonicenses 2: 1 “ORA, irmãos, rogamo-vos, pela vinda de nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo, e pela nossa reunião com ele, …”

(Este é claramente o arrebatamento, quando estamos reunidos ao encontro de Cristo, aqui ele é chamado de “Dia de Cristo”)

2 “Que não vos movais facilmente do vosso entendimento, nem vos perturbeis, quer por espírito, quer por palavra, quer por epístola, como de nós, como se o dia de Cristo estivesse já perto.”

(Nós somos advertidos para não acreditar e ser enganado se alguém diz que o dia de Cristo está à mão. “Jesus poderia vir hoje”! Oh, eu gostaria que ele, mas somos informados de que não é o caso.)

3 “Ninguém de maneira alguma vos engane; porque não será assim sem que antes venha a apostasia, e se manifeste o homem do pecado, o filho da perdição,”

(Muito claramente nos dizem que o arrebatamento dos santos, o dia de Cristo, a bendita esperança, não virá até que o anticristo, o homem do pecado, o filho da perdição é revelada, ea apostasia, o afastamento da Bíblia verdade, ocorre.)

4 “O qual se opõe, e se levanta contra tudo o que se chama Deus, ou se adora; de sorte que se assentará, como Deus, no templo de Deus, querendo parecer Deus.”

5 “Não vos lembrais de que estas coisas vos dizia quando ainda estava convosco?”

Desde isso é verdade, acho que de todas as músicas, como “Isso poderia acontecer em um momento”, etc, que não são verdadeiras.

Pense em todos os sermões que dizem que a vinda de Cristo é iminente, que não são verdadeiras.

A Bíblia é verdadeira. Ele é a autoridade final.

Os ensinamentos e tradições dos homens não são infalíveis, eles não são a autoridade final.

Evangelista Steve Morris

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Prayer Letter July 29, 2016 Evangelist Steve Morris

Evangelist Steve Morris

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Soul winning in Centro Manaus

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 Funeral by Terminal 2,body lying in state.

Dear praying friends:

6-7-16 I was exhausted soul winning yesterday in Centro. I think I went through the Gospel with 3 people, and handed out over 200 Gospel tracts. (see photo). I printed 400 new tracts “You Must Be Born Again.” Most people go to church but do not know, or have never heard that they have to be born again if they want to go to Heaven. Today, I went to a buss stop called “Terminal 2” and as I was Evangelizing, came upon a funeral. (photo) I walked in like I belonged there and gave everyone a Gospel Tract. All they can do is ask me to leave. Everyone took a tract, most said thank you. Amen

I flew back to Escondido, via LAX airport June 16. I was having problems with my balance and blood pressure, especially in the heat of Manaus. I had planned to stay longer, but was able to get a ticket home. Pastor Bill Hendricks and his church First Baptist of Grafton, Ill. helped with $400. to purchase a plane ticket to Los Angeles, instead of San Diego. (Much cheaper price.) Pastor Les Smaltz from Harbor Light Baptist in Harbor City picked me up, and I waited all day, went to mid-week services, then he drove me home. Thank you.

On this trip to Manaus, I gave out 6,000 tracts, and went through the gospel with 70 people one on one, many of them people I met cold turkey right here on the street, waiting for a bus. (see photo above)

6-21-16 Soul winning in crazy weather. Yesterday it was 108 F here in Escondido. Today it is 79 F . I’ll take it. Much nicer. I went through the Gospel completely with 2 people in English, and with 2 in Spanish. The last one was a lady with a Catholic literature and Catholic trinkets table, for sale, outside. Different. I was so happy to get through ALL the gospel without her interrupting. Amen. Handed out tracts at Valley thrift store, and in front of .99 cent store.

7-9-16 I was able to go through the complete Gospel with 3 people today. One was a lady at a bus stop, who told me she was Catholic. I told her Eternal life is in a person, not a Church. He that hath the Son hath life. She eventually told me she did not want to talk with me anymore. Another time was with a Mexican man waiting on the bus bench with me. He said he was from Querretero. I read the Gospel “Como Ser Salvo” to him. He would not commit / answer my questions “Would you go to Heaven or Hell”, he just kept nodding his head. But he listened. My job is to go as far as I can. Planting, sowing watering.

I almost forgot. At the Valley thrift store, as a very large group of people waited at the entrance for the store to open, I went around and offered tracts to those who would take it, and witnessed to those who would listen. I came upon two Mormons in their white shirts, name tags and ties. (wolves in sheep,s clothing) . There was a young black man standing in the middle of them. He told me he was not a Mormon but was considering joining them. I began to tell him y testimony, and stressed that it was impossible to earn eternal life, that one sin one time will take you to Hell. “They do not believe that, I pointed out.” I was feeling fortunate the Mormons had no reply, and walked away. I hope he does not join them and gets saved (the Mormons also!) They are the most difficult cult to reach, because all their religion is based on pride. Also, if they leave Mormonism, they will probably be shunned and lose their family, and friends, and possibly their jobs. Sad. Praise God they heard the truth, and I had a chance to reach this young man, maybe before it is to late.

7-11-16 During soul winning today I traveled by Sprinter train to Palomar College. In the Escondido Transit Center, I approached a 21 year old black man named “Diter?” After explaining the Gospel to him, he got saved ! Amen Then his ride came, and he had to go. He told me he lives in Temecula, so I told him to go to Pastor Goddard’s Church, in Wildomar. Then I sat opposite a young Vietnamese girl, and gave her the Gospel. We talked about many things. I witnessed to two more people at Palomar College, and gave out tracts. Amen!

7-27-16The most pitiful human I have seen, sat before me on a filthy jacket. He had black smeared mascara, or ashes smeared under one eye. He had a shaved head, and a pockmarked face, sweating in the shade. He wore ragged clothes, filthy also. He was eating a 4 layer bologna sandwich. As I gave him the Gospel (I was afraid he would snarl at me), he listened. I asked him if he ever heard that before. No answer, as he glanced at me. I told him about my short experience in Rio being homeless. No he did not get saved, but I gave him something more important than money.

The other man I witnessed to today worked at a medical marijuana dispensary. He just sat there as I told him my testimony, of how I got saved when I worked selling bongs and roach clips at a wholesale paraphernalia Co. in 1979. He asked me what about other religions who don’t believe that. I went into some bible prophecy about end time events. I hope I planted a seed in his heart.

7-28-16 I went soul winning today at Palomar College. I stopped a young man named Pedro and went through the Gospel with him. He lives in Escondido. He got saved! I left him some good literature and invited him to Iglesia Bautista Getsemani, in Escondido. As I walled and gave out tracts, I sat down next to a young lady and gave her the Gospel. She didn’t get saved, but it was her first time to hear how to be saved. Amen

I have been privileged to be healthy enough to go out soul winning 6 days a week, in Manaus, Brazil, and in California.

I am praying for some transportation to be able to reach new communities, and go where the bus can not go. I specifically have been praying for a Toyota motor home, (or a car) to be able to stay in one area and go door to door for awhile. I would love to be able to go to the various college campuses in America. They are wide open for the gospel. In this prayer letter, I mentioned two people who got saved at different times in Palomar college, nearby in San Marcos. Pray for this for me please, whatever the Lord wants, but transportation if possible. I have not had a car in 4 years.

Burlington Revival! I do not know if you had heard about what God did in Burlington North Carolina. A one week meeting in a Church by Evangelist CT Townsend turned into 12 weeks, with 1200 people saved so far. Every night there were between 60-150 pastors and 1000-5000 people present under a Gospel tent. Revival is the only hope for America! I watched every night for 4 weeks I think. I invested a lot of prayers and tears in this great event. Now he is purchasing a tent to travel from city to city. We need God, not methods. We need to pray for out country. A new politician as President will not change this Nation that has turned their back on God. Pray for my health, security and power to witness boldly. If someone does not sow the seed, plant and water, like I do every day, there will be no harvest.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Evangelist Steven R. Morris

Home church: 1st Baptist Church, 1000 Pine Ave. Long Beach, Ca. 90813

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Could Jesus Come Today?

Could Jesus come today?

Not according to the Bible.

For 37 years I taught and believed , along with all my friends, that Jesus could come at any moment.

Then I ran across this plain teaching:

2 Thessalonians 2:1 “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

(This is clearly the Rapture, when we are gathered together to meet Christ, here it is called the “Day of Christ“)

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

(We are warned not to believe, and be deceived if someone says the day of Christ is at hand. “Jesus could come today”! Oh I wish He would, but we are told that is NOT the case.)

3 ¶ Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

(Very clearly we are told that The Rapture of the Saints, The Day of Christ, The Blessed Hope, shall NOT come until the antichrist , the man of sin, the son of perdition is revealed, and the apostacy , the falling away from Bible truth, occurs.)

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

Since this is true, think of all the songs, like “It could happen in a moment”, etc, that are not true.

Think of all the sermons that say the coming of Christ is imminent, that are not true.

The Bible is true. It is the final authority.

The teachings and traditions of men are not infallible, they are not the final authority.

Evangelist Steve Morris

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Be Not Deceived

Be Not Deceived

2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

We are warned not to be fooled, deceived into believing something that is not true. We are especially warned deception will get worse as we near the close of the End times, the Last Days.

Be not deceived.

How can you protect yourself from the deceitfulness of Satan, the lies of the World?

Only by knowing what God Word says, and comparing scripture with scripture.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

We are going to concentrate upon some 4 basic , important deceptions.

1. Be not deceived about who Christ is:

2. Be not deceived about what Bible to use.

3. Be not deceived about the plan of salvation.

4. Be not deceived about the Rapture.

We pray O God that you would give us the Spirit of understanding, so we will rightly divide the Word of truth. Amen

The Mormon church believes Jesus is a god, a little god and that Satan is his brother. They do not believe that Jesus is the Only true living god, the Almighty, the Only creator, as the Bible says.

They are deceived. How do people who have been Baptists fall for their lies, and join these cults? They never learned the truth.

The Jehovah’s Witness’s do not believe Jesus Christ is “The Almighty God”, the Creator, the Only true and living god. They’re perverted translation reads in John that the “Word was a god”, Not “The Word was God” John 1:1 KJV.

They have perverted the Word of God.

They are deceivers, who deceive others. Remember Satan is a deceiver and liar. He has counterfeited everything. The Church, the plan of Salvation. Who Jesus is, etc.

Be not deceived. Do not waste your time arguing with them, offer them a gospel tract, end go find someone who will listen to the truth.

If someone tries to explain to you why “this such a person” is Christ, you know they are wrong. When you see the Lord, you will know it is Him. No one will have to point Him out.

Jesus accepted worship many times. It is blasphemy to worship anyone but God.

Mt 28:17 And when they saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted.

Lu 24:52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

Mt 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Jesus claimed to have power to forgive sins, only God can forgive sins.

Mr 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

Jesus let people call hm God.

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

The title “Son of God” means He is equal to God.

Many verses teach Jesus is “The Son of God”.

Many times Jesus called Himself “the Son of Man”. This is the Old Testament name for the Messiah. Daniel 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

The charge against Him that led to His crucifixion was “blasphemy”. He claimed to be God!

John 10:30 “I and my Father are one.

31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”

He is God Almighty.

Be not deceived.

2. Do not use any version of the bible but the KJV 1611.

Why. Because major words, sentences and phrases in all the other versions have been changed or left out. If God says you must obey His Word, then I have to have His Word, now, in 2016, or that is not fair. Simple. I have read the KJV1611 more than 30 times and never found a mistake. Not one.

They take out entire verses. They take out or change words that change important doctrines. They are not “All the same”.!

Psalms 119:89 “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.”

Here are a few of the changes.

Key:

NI New International Version NAS New American Standard Version

NKJ New King James Version RS Revised Standard Version

NRS New Revised Standard Version LB The Living Bible

NC New Century Version

Matt. 1:25 REM “Firstborn” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 5:22 REM “without a cause” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 5:44 REM 12 WORDS “bless them that curse you…” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 6:13 REM LAST 14 WORDS (For thine is the kingdom…) NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 6:27 CHG “cubit to his stature” TO “hour to his life” et. al. NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 6:33 REM “of God” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 8:29 REM “Jesus” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 9:13 REM “to repentance” (see also Mark 2:17) NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 11:23 REM hell NI, NAS, NKJ, RS, NRS, NC

Matt. 12:6 REM “one greater” TO “something greater” NAS, RS, NRS, NC

Matt. 12:35 REM “of the heart” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, NC

Matt. 12:40 CHG “whale” TO “fish”, sea monster NI, NAS, NKJ, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 12:47 REM ENTIRE VERSE NI, RS, NRS,

Matt. 13:51 REM “Lord” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 15:8 REM “draweth nigh unto me with their mouth” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 16:3 REM “o ye hypocrites” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 16:18 REM hell NI, NAS, NKJ, RS, NRS, NC

Matt. 16:20 REM “Jesus” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 17:21 REM ENTIRE VERSE NI, NAS, RS, NRS, NC

Matt. 18:11 REM ENTIRE VERSE (key verse) NI, NAS, RS, NRS, NC

Matt. 18:26 REM and worshipped him (for Jesus) NI, NAS, NKJ, RS, NRS, NC

Matt. 19:9 REM LAST 11 WORDS NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 19:17 CHG “Why callest thou me good” TO “Why do you ask me about what is good” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, NC

Matt. 19:17 REM “God” NI, NAS, RS, NRS

Matt. 20:7 REM “and whatsoever is right that shall ye receive” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 20:16 REM “for many be called but few chosen” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 20:20 CHG “worshipping him” TO “kneeling down” NI, NAS, RS, NRS

Matt. 20:22 REM 12 WORDS “baptized with Christ’s baptism” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 21:44 REM ENTIRE VERSE NI, RS, NRS, NC

Matt. 23:14 REM ENTIRE VERSE NI, NAS, RS, NRS, NC

Matt. 23:33 CHG damnation TO condemn, et. al. NI, NAS, NKJ, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 24:36 ADD “nor the Son” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 24:36 CHG “my Father” TO “the Father” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 25:13 REM “wherein the Son of man cometh” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB

Matt. 27:35 REM LAST 25 WORDS NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 27:54 CHG “the Son of God” TO “a son of God” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 28:2 REM “from the door” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Matt. 28:9 REM “And as they went to tell his disciples” NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

Mark 1:1 REM the Son of God NI, NAS, RS, NRS, NC

Mark 1:2 CHG “prophets” TO “Isaiah” (blatant LIE) NI, NAS, RS, NRS, LB, NC

And their are hundreds more!

It does make a difference!

It is very important.

How can you have unity in a Church if you use different Bibles, and memorize different words?

Be not deceived.

3. Do not be deceived about the plan of salvation.

Any Gospel plan that includes any personal effort on the lost sinners part is a false gospel.

It is “Believe on the Son” and His finished atonement made on the cross.

Put your entire trust in it, and nothing else.

To the Phillipian jailer, Paul said he only had to believe.

Acts 16:27 “And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.

29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

Repentance is necessary, of course. I must “change my mind” about my sinful life. I need a Savior.

I must change my mind about who Christ is. He is God in flesh.

I must “change my mind” about the impossibility of doing any “good works” to earn any favor with God.

Real repentance always brings a change. A change of mind and a change of life.

Real repentance rejects any form of “good works” and embraces God’s Grace. It is free.

I can do nothing but humbly receive His mercy by Grace.

I am condemned to Hell for only one sin. I can do nothing to change this.

I can only accept God’s offer of the free gift of eternal life, by grace, through faith.

The entire book of John was written So we can have eternal life.

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.”

Not once is the word “repentance, or repent ” used.

Why is this?

The most famous verse in the Bible John 3:16 says only “believe”.

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.”

Does it say “Repent of your sin” AND “Believe in him”.

No.

Over and over again, we are told all that is necessary is to “Believe On”,

Put your trust in Him.

I believed and taught a person must “Repent of their sin” in order to be saved for 37 years. Why? That is what I was taught. That is what all those around me repeated, over and over. But I will be judged by the Bible, not the traditions and words of men.

In connection with verses about salvation, the term “repent of your sins” is never used.

Turn from your sins, and turn from your iniquities are used in reference to cities, nations, and “saved” people, but we see not one verse in the context of being saved, use the term “repent of your sins”.

Only believe.

And, “thous shalt be saved”.

It is not “Turn over a new leaf”

It is not”believe and get baptized”

It is not “Believe in Jesus and keep the commandments”

It is not “do the best you can”.

It is not Trust Jesus AND, and also, trust in your church, keep all it’s rules, get baptized in your church, or anything like that!

Only believe.

1 John 5:11 “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

4. Do not be deceived by the wrong rapture.

What do I mean “the wrong rapture”?

The belief that Jesus can come at any moment, and that He will come and secretly “rapture” all born again believers to Heaven, “before the tribulation starts” is a belief held by almost a majority of all Christians.

It is taught in Tim LaHaye’s books “The Left Behind ” series.

It is promoted by most “prophecy experts” in their books and articles.

It is promoted in movies such as “A thief in the night”.

Almost all my friends and Preachers, and Pastors believe it.

I believed it for 37 years. In October 2015, I prayed, “Lord, if I am teaching or believe something that is not true, show me.” I want to rightly divide the Word of truth. God showed me through video’s and good preaching and long hard Bible study, that there are very few, or no verses that teach a pre trib rapture. I did not change this belief easily. Many believe the pre trib rapture came from the Scofield reference notes that are in the Scofield Bible. Many Fundamental Baptist Colleges and churches and preachers used it and began to repeat it. This Bible has many good notes. But notes ARE NOT scripture. Does the Bible teach this? Not the traditions or opinions of men.

But is it “True”.

Or, has Satan pulled off a master deception?

2 Thes. 2:1 “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”

Don’t be shaken in mind we are warned. The “Day of Christ”, is the Rapture. In verse 1, we are “gathered together”. It is also mentioned in Phil. 1:10, and Philippians 2:16. It is a hope, a day of rejoicing”. The Day of the Lord is a day of fear and terror and hopelessness as God pours out His wrath on the Christ rejecting world of those left behind after the rapture.

Paul warns here, that it can not come, the rapture can not happen, UNTIL , the man of os sin , the antichrist is revealed, and the “falling away” first happens, which we believe is the Apostasy.

Is this why many will become discouraged or fall away, when the “secret rapture” does not occur?

I taught Revelation 4:1 was the rapture. Is it? “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” It could be called a “type” of the rapture, but it is only one man, John who is caught up. Not multitudes. It seems the rapture is mentioned and taught in Rev. 6:12. It is the same event as mentioned in Matthew 24, and the book of Joel. The Sun , Moon, and stars go dark, and there is a great earthquake. They are all describing the same event when Jesus “gathers His elect”.

Rev. 6:12 “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”

The great multitude of innumerable people coming out of “great Tribulation” in Rev. ch 7 and chronologically follow Rev. 6:12 seems more likely to be describing what happens at the rapture, that occurs when the sun moon and stars go dark.

Rev. 7:9 “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

13 ¶ And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

They come out of Great Tribulation. (This is not the wrath of God, or also called “The Day of the Lord” which immediately starts after the rapture and the sun moon and stars go dark. Some secret “snatching away”. Even a blind man will feel the earthquake.

Again “Tribulation” is not the same as God’s wrath. Believers are promised deliverance from the wrath of God, but will suffer persecution, death, wars and famines. Great Tribulation and misery. But those who endure to the end shall be saved. The rapture will come and they will be taken out of it, then the wrath of God is poured out. It will indeed be a “blessed hope”at this time.

1. It seems that the rapture is described perfectly in Matthew 24: 27-42.

I used to wonder if this was talking about Jesus coming at Armageddon, and that “one will be taken, and one left” was the separation of the “sheep from the goats.”

It can’t be .

Why?

Because “The Sun , Moon and stars” being darkened and a major earthquake, and the trumpets, is the key major event being described in Revelation 6:12 “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”

AND

It is the same event being described In Matthew 24 when the “Elect are gathered” and “one taken and another left”.

Matt. 24:9 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

Immediately after these signs, the “Day of the Lord’s wrath” starts.

So ” believers will not suffer God’s wrath, as promised.

1Th. 5:9 “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,”

Jesus NEVER promised to deliver us from tribulation.

He said in the world “ye shall have tribulation.”

Tribulation is what men cause and do to each other.

The wrath of God is from Him.

They are different.

The same event is described in Joel 2:10 “The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?”

It is describing the SAME event.

The Rapture happens, the dead in Christ rise first, then all believers (called the Elect) are “gathered” together by the Angels. The lost are “left behind” on the earth to suffer the “Day of God’s wrath”. This is the time period described after the sixth seal and all the plagues following it in Rev. 6.

If you read Mathew 24, it is the Lord chronologically describing future events. When we see the “Abomination of desolation”, after that we are to look for the rapture. We do not know the hour or the day He will come, but when ye see all these things, know that I am at the door. It will truly be “The blessed Hope” for these times will be terrible to live through. When believers see this happen, it is a sign that Jesus “is at the door” ready to rescue us.

The coming at Armageddon does not occur until after the horrors described following the 7th seal in Rev. 8:1. Then the lost world experiences horrible times.

then Jesus comes back at Armageddon as described in Rev. 19:11 “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Then is the sheep and goat judgment of the nations.

Rev. 8:1 “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.” This starts the time period called “The Day of the Lord”. The period of God’s wrath on the Christ rejecting world.

Have you been taught to believe differently?

What does the Bible say? Be not deceived.

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The Gospel That Saves

The Gospel That Saves

Acts 16:30 ” And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

What do you believe will get you into Heaven?

Why do you believe that?

There are many voices in the world, many religions, and many ways. But there is only one book that God ever wrote , The Holy Bible.

Do you believe the Bible?

You may have been told many things, such as :

Turn over a new leaf.

Keep the commandments.

Be good, and don’t hurt anybody.

Give Jesus your heart.

Repent and be baptized.

Love your neighbor as yourself.

If your good deeds are more than your bad deeds, you will make it into Heaven.

No one can know they have eternal life.

And, many others.

Do unto others like you would do unto yourself.

What does the Bible say?

It says:

1. Every living person ever born will spend eternity in Heaven, or Hell.

Matthew 25:46 “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”

2. You MUST be born Again or you will go to Hell.

In 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 3:7 “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

Have you been born Again. If you died today, would you know 100 % for sure that you would go to Heaven? Yes! , No , or Not sure?

3. Every person that sins only one time is guilty of breaking the laws of God and deserves Hell. God is absolutely perfect and Holy in ALL His ways, He will always judge and punish sin. To God, who is totally pure and Holy, sin is like a person being close to a dead stinking body, He can not stand it.

SIN IS A BARRIER BETWEEN MAN AND GOD

God can not and never will let one sin go unpunished, or be in His presence.

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

You can be a good person if you keep ALL the commandments All your life and never sin. This is impossible. Only Jesus was sinless. You and I inherited a fallen, proud rebellious nature that makes us sin. We got it from our father’s bloodline passed down from Adam and Eve. God did not plan things this way. Adam and Eve bought sin into the world when they disobeyed God and ate the fruit they were forbidden by God to eat. Have you ever broken God’s law, just one time? Then you are a law breaker, just like us all.

Check you life out by comparing how you have lived and broken God’s laws every day.

1.You shall have no other gods before Me.

2.You shall not make idols nor bow down to them.

3.You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

4.Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

5.Honor your father and your mother.

6.You shall not murder.

7.You shall not commit adultery.

8.You shall not steal.

9.You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

10.You shall not covet.

Have you ever told a lie?

Have you ever stolen any thing?

Have you ever prayed to an idol or the virgin Mary? This is Idolatry.

Jesus said that if you have lusted after a member of the opposite sex, and you are not married to them, this is adultery. Have you ever lusted like that, even once.

Have you ever disobeyed your parents?

Have you loved God with ALL your heart, every moment of your life. You can see, God is so much more Holy that we are, and we can never measure up to His standards.

The law was not given to help you get to Heaven but, to show you are a sinner, a law breaker and that you need a Savior, Jesus.

Romans3:20 “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” The law shows us we are sinners. It can in no way cleanse us from sin.

Have you broken the ten commandments in your life?

What does the bible say you are ?

It says you and I are transgressors, law breakers, sinners.

Hell! God’s Final Punishment for unforgiven sin.

Hell, the final doom of all who are not born again, who refuse to trust Christ’s sacrifice made for them on the cross.

Hell is a horrible place , with flames where real people are tormented, forever:

Luke 16:19-24 “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.22 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.24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”

Just doing one sin makes you guilty of this terrible doom after you die, just faith in one blood sacrifice made by Jesus forgives you forever!

No one has to go to Hell.

Hell was made for the devil and his angels.

Revelation 21:8 shows is where all sin will be eventually punished. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” The Lake of Fire !!

(Other verses on Hell: Mark 9:43-47)

SEPARATION FROM GOD

The result of sin is clear: Your sins have made a barrier between you and your God.

Isaiah 59:2 “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”

SIN CREATES A BARRIER THAT SEPARATES MAN FROM GOD

God is both holy (spiritually clean) and infinite. Therefore, He is infinitely holy! Consequently, even the smallest sin is infinitely offensive to Him. Thus, the Bible teaches that even the smallest sin is enough to eternally separate man from God. God cannot allow sin in His presence, ever!

MAN’S EFFORTS ARE USELESS!

Man has always sought a way to cross the barrier that separates him from God. He has tried to break through it by baptism, good works, loving your neighbor, sacraments, joining some particular church or denomination, etc. But the Bible teaches that no work of sinful man can ever tear down the barrier of sin that separates Holy God from sinful man.

The Bible says: But we are like an unclean thing, and all our righteousness 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.”

To attempt to wash away your sins through your own works is as hopeless as trying to wash a dirty face using a dirty greasy rag! There is absolutely nothing that man can do to erase his sins and cross the barrier that separates him from God. (Also see Haggai 2:12-14; Luke 18:10-14; Romans 3:20; 3:27-38; 4:5; Galatians 3:10-11, 21)

THE GOSPEL THAT SAVES

The word “Gospel” means “Good News.”

Since we can never come into God’s presence in our sins, God sent Jesus to die for our sins, and then raised Him from the dead on the third day. Moreover brethren, I declare unto you the gospel . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that he rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

Many people truly believe that Jesus died and rose again from the dead, but what does the Bible mean when it says that Jesus died “for our sins?” How did his death tear down the barrier between God and man?

THE GOSPEL IS THAT CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS AND ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD.

THUS, JESUS TORE DOWN THE BARRIER OF SIN BY DYING FOR OUR SINS AND RISING AGAIN FROM THE DEAD.

Many people truly believe that Jesus died and rose again from the dead, but what does the Bible mean when it says that Jesus died “for our sins?” How did his death tear down the barrier between God and man?

THE PROBLEM:

GOD MUST PUNISH THOSE WHO BEAR THE GUILT OF SIN

The Bible tells us that since God is holy and just, He must punish those who bear the guilt of sin.

” Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” Ephesians 5:6

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; ” Romans 1:18

God’s justice requires that those who bear the guilt of sin must suffer God’s just punishment. (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:10.) How Christ freed us from God’s wrath through His own death can be explained in three steps.

STEP 1: IMPUTED GUILT:

Christ took our sins upon Himself by legal declaration. The first step in the redemption of mankind was for Jesus Christ to bear the sins of the world in His body on the cross. When Jesus hung on the cross, God took all the sins of the world (past, present and future) and placed (“imputed”) them onto Christ. And the Lord has laid on Him [Jesus] the iniquity [sin] of us all. Isaiah 53:6

1 Peter 2:24 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,. “

For He [God the Father] made Him Who knew no sin [Jesus] to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21

IN THE COURT OF HEAVEN, JESUS WAS DECLARED GUILTY OF THE SINS OF THE WORLD

Jesus bore the sins of the world in his body on the cross.

Since God must punish those declared guilty of sin, whom would God now have to punish?

STEP 2: SUBSTITUTION CHRIST DIED IN OUR PLACE

Since God must punish those who bear the guilt of sin, He poured out His wrath upon Jesus in our place. Jesus became our “substitute.” He was punished for our sins, and died in our place. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him. Isaiah 53:5 And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying . . . “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46

God punished His own Son, Jesus, in our place.

STEP 3: SATISFACTION (PROPITIATION)

CHRIST’S DEATH PAID IN FULL FOR OUR SINS, THEREBY SATISFYING GOD’S ANGER AND JUSTICE.

Since Jesus died in our place for our sins, God’s justice was satisfied. Jesus paid for all man’s sins, so any man who chooses to accept that payment will never have to experience the eternal wrath of God which must come upon all man’s sins. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When thou [God the Father] shall make His [Jesus’] soul an offering for sin . . . He shall see the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied.

Isaiah 53:10-11 When Jesus therefore received the vinegar, He said, “It is finished,” and He bowed his head and gave up His Spirit. John 19:30 The phrase “It is finished” was actually an expression used in Rome in the time of Christ when a debt had been paid in full. When Jesus shouted this just before He died, He was indicating that He had made a perfect, complete and final payment for sin. (Also see Colossians 2:13-14).

THUS, JESUS HAS TORN DOWN THE BARRIER BETWEEN GOD AND MAN BY PAYING FOR OUR SINS THROUGH HIS OWN DEATH ON THE CROSS. How can Jesus’ death be so valuable that it can pay not only for all of your sins, but for all the sins of all men of all ages? It is because . .

JESUS IS GOD

Jesus is God! He is eternally equal in every way with the Father! He simply became man so He could die for our sins, but He never stopped being God! And Thomas answered and said to Him: “My Lord and my God.” Jesus said to him: “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:28-29 (Also see John 1:1, John 8:58-59 (c.f. Exodus 3:13-14); John 10:30; 1 Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:13; Colossians 2:2, 2:9; Hebrews 1:8). Those who deny the divinity of Jesus will receive eternal condemnation.

“And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”

John 8:23-24 (Also see John 11:25-27, 20:31; Acts 9:20; 16:30-31; 1st John 5:13)

WHY DID GOD BECOME A MAN?

We have learned that because God is infinitely Holy, even the smallest sin is infinitely offensive to Him. As a result, an infinite payment must be made for the sins of each and every person. Now there are two ways by which an infinite payment can be offered: a finite person could suffer God’s wrath for an infinite period of time, or an infinite person could suffer God’s wrath for a finite period of time. Both yield an infinite payment for sin.

1. Man, who is finite, would therefore have to suffer God’s wrath for infinity if he were to pay for his own sins. That is why hell is eternal.

2. Jesus Christ, the infinite God in human form, would have to suffer God’s wrath for a finite amount of time. Since He is God, the suffering He endured on the cross was a sacrifice of infinite value. Therefore, His death made available the infinite payment necessary to pay for the sins of all men throughout all ages. An infinite payment must be made for every man’s sins. God allows each person to decide which payment plan he prefers . . . Jesus Christ or eternity in hell.

FAITH: MAN’S RESPONSE TO CHRIST

Jesus did all the work necessary to save man from his sins. However, before we can experience the benefits that God has provided through Christ’s death on the cross, God requires that we believe (trust) in Jesus, and what He has accomplished through His death. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed on Christ Jesus that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 2:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him will not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (In fact, there are over 160 verses in the New Testament which declare that the only condition for receiving eternal life is faith in Jesus Christ. Among them are John 1:7, 1:12, 3:18, 5:24, 6:29, etc.)

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 1 Corinthians 1:21

GRACE: A FREE GIFT

The word “grace” means something which is given freely . . . without cost or obligation. For example, if your best friend offered you a gift and you tried to pay him for it, could you still call it a gift? Of course not. It becomes a debt which he owes you the moment he accepts your money! Your friend would probably be insulted, withdraw the gift and say: “I’m not giving this to you because I have to. It is a gift. Do you accept my gift or not?”

A GIFT: THE MOMENT YOU OFFER SOMETHING IN EXCHANGE FOR IT, IT IS NO LONGER A GIFT. IT BECOMES A DEBT!

Now to him who works, his wages are not counted as grace, but as a debt. Romans 4:4

Only when you had put your money back in your pocket and stretched forth your empty hand would he renew his offer and extend the gift to you. The same is true with God’s offer of eternal life. People try to purchase eternal life by obeying the Ten Commandments, living a good life, going to church, or some other religious work. But God will not make Himself a debtor to any man! He does not “owe” eternal life to anyone. He will offer it only as a gift!

GRACE:

IT MUST BE FREE

When man attempts to gain eternal life through his own works, he is no longer accepting God’s offer of eternal life as a free gift, that is, by “Grace.” But if it is on the basis of works, then it is no longer grace. Romans 11:6b Yet it is only by His “grace” that God will save us! For by grace are you saved through Faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works that anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 Therefore, Scripture teaches that God withdraws the offer of eternal life from anyone who tries to earn it through their works, thus degrading God by seeking to make Him a debtor to sinful man. For you have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by the law; you have fallen from grace. Galatians 5:4

GOD OFFERS ETERNAL LIFE AS A FREE GIFT.

WE MUST EITHER ACCEPT IT AS A FREE GIFT, OR NOT AT ALL.

Therefore, to attempt to gain eternal life through the works of the law is to reject the only way in which God offers eternal life, that is, by His grace. And when a man rejects God’s gracious offer of eternal life, he is freely choosing to face eternal condemnation.

REPENTANCE

REPENTANCE IS PROBABLY THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD WORD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ALL ARE COMMANDED TO REPENT:

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

WHAT SAVING REPENTANCE IS:

Saving repentance is to stop trusting in gaining eternal life through religion, religious rituals, or obedience to God’s laws. The word “repent” comes from the Greek word which means “to change one’s mind.” Those who believe that eternal life can be earned through good works are commanded in Scripture to change their mind or “repent.” They are told to stop trusting in their works, and come to God on the basis of grace through faith alone.

The Bible says the foundations of Life in Christ is Repentance from dead works:

Hebrews 6:1 “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,”

You “change your mind” and stop believing your good efforts, your good works can help you.

In Matthew 3:7-9 some religious men believed that they were going to heaven because they were descendents of Abraham, the father of the Jewish people. God Himself had chosen the Jewish people and established their religion. These men believed that because they were the right religion that they would go to heaven. John the Baptist told them that they must repent. That is, they must stop trusting in their religion to get them to heaven. Luke 13:1-5 tells of a tower in Jerusalem that collapsed and killed 18 people. The Jewish mind searched for an answer for this tragedy. They realized that only God can know the secret thoughts and deeds of another man. Perhaps then, they reasoned, those 18 persons on whom the tower of Siloam fell were actually the 18 worst sinners in all Jerusalem. God could have gathered them together at the appointed time and place to execute his righteous judgment. This however would mean that only the very worst sinners are worthy of God’s judgment. The rest of Jerusalem (those who had not been killed by the falling tower) had apparently led good enough lives that they were not under God’s judgment. To believe this sort of reasoning, however, is to believe that salvation is earned by the works of the law. Jesus warned those who believed this way that they were facing eternal condemnation. He commanded them to repent – – to abandon all hope of securing a right standing before God by the works of the law, and trust in God alone for their salvation. In Hebrews 9:9-14 the Bible calls sacraments or religious rituals through which men try to reach God “dead works.” Again, a few chapters earlier, the same author tells us in Hebrews 6:1 that the “foundation” of the Christian faith is “repentance from dead works and faith towards God.” That is to say, one must stop trusting in “dead works” (i.e. religious rituals, sacraments, etc.) before he can exercise a genuine saving faith in God.

The Biblical command is clear. If a man believes that his religion will get him into heaven, he must repent, (Matthew 3:7-9). If he believes that obeying the laws of God are necessary to get him into heaven, he must repent (Luke 13:1-5). And if he believes that he must perform some religious ritual or sacrament to be saved, he must repent, and stop trusting in any of those things to save him (Hebrews 6:1). Every person must accept eternal life as a free gift! Faith in Jesus will not save you if, while believing that Jesus died for your sins, you also believe that you must be baptized, go to church, or obey the Ten Commandments to “help” get you into heaven. You cannot simply add Jesus to a long list of other things that you must do or be to get to heaven. You must utterly reject all of those other things as having no saving value whatsoever and trust in Jesus Christ alone.

Is Salvation Through:

Religion Water baptism ,Attending church ,Living a good life ,Loving Your Neighbor ,Obeying the Ten Commandments Sacraments?

No thanks! I don’t need any of those things to be saved!

IF FAITH IS THE HAND THAT ACCEPTS SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, REPENTANCE IS THE HAND THAT REJECTS SALVATION BY ANY OTHER MEANS.

Saving faith does not simply affirm that Jesus’ death is “necessary,” it must affirm that His death is enough! That it is sufficient all by itself to pay for your sins apart from any human effort or good work, and that it is a free gift available only through faith, and apart from any human effort or good work. (See Galatians 2:21, 3:10-14, 5:1-4; Romans 4:4-5, 4:14). What was your answer to “why God should let you into heaven?” If you said you must be baptized, live a good life, or anything else other than simply trusting in Jesus, you must repent. You must stop trusting in any religious things you have done in the past or might do in the future, and trust on Christ alone.

TO SUMMARIZE THEN:

Since sin separates man from God, and since Jesus paid for our sins at the cross, man can have a relationship with God only through Jesus Christ. Jesus said unto him: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

Salvation: (being declared “not guilty” of all your sins and being assured of eternal life in heaven)

Salvation is given to anyone who believes that Jesus is God and turns, (repents) from their dead works. Some of them are listed below.

Religion, Water baptism, Attending church ,Living a good life, Loving Your Neighbor, Obeying the Ten Commandments The Sacraments, Praying to Mary or the Saints.

A. That Jesus is God,

B. That He died for our sins,

C. That he rose again from the dead.

ETERNAL LIFE IS GIVEN FREELY TO ANYONE WHO PUTS THEIR FAITH, THEIR TRUST, ALL, IN JESUS CHRIST, ONCE AND FOR ALL.

Have you ever believed that living up to some standard of goodness or performing some religious ordinance was necessary to go to heaven?

Are you still trusting in those things to save you?

Do you understand what Jesus did at the cross for you?

Could you explain it in your own words right now?

Has anyone ever explained it to you in this way before?

Right now, in the best way you know how, are you trusting with all your heart in what Jesus has done on the cross for you as being all you will ever need to take away your sins and assure you a place in heaven? Do you accept Him as your personal Savior right now?

YES or NO? The Bible says in 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.” and in verse 13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

One way you can show your faith in Christ is to pray to Him. You can pray yourself in your own words. Just talk to Him like you would anyone else. If you need help, Here is a suggested prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and I deserve Hell. I know you paid for all my sins with your blood on the cross. Please forgive me of all my sins and be my Savior forever, right now, come into my heart and take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you. Amen”

ASSURANCE

You can know right now, have assurance , that you are forgiven.

If you have placed your faith in Christ alone, and you were to die tonight, do you know for certain that you would go to heaven? Jesus said: “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.” John 5:24

Verily, verily, I say unto you: ..How certain of this was Jesus?

He that hears My Word . . . Have you heard the Words of Christ in this booklet?

and believes on Him that sent Me . . . Do you believe that God sent Jesus to die in your place?

has everlasting life . . . Does this say that you will receive it later, or that you already have it?

and shall not come into condemnation . . . Does the Bible say “might” not, or “Shall” not come into condemnation?

but has passed from death into life. At what moment does one pass from death unto life?

How certain of this was Jesus? Have you heard the words of Christ in the pages of this booklet? Do you believe that God sent Jesus to die in your place?

Does this say that you will receive it later, or that you already have it? Does the Bible say “might not” or “shall not?” At what moment does one pass from death into life?

According to this verse, how can you be sure that you have truly been saved?

You can be sure that you have truly been saved if your life begins to change, showing that God has really come into your life.

You can be sure that you have truly been saved if you bear the fruit of good works.

You can be sure that you have truly been saved if many years from now you are still walking with Christ.

You can be sure that you have truly been saved if you heard the gospel and believed it.

(See also 1st John 5:10-13).

ETERNALLY SECURE

If you fall into sin tomorrow or next month, is it possible for you to lose your gift of eternal life?

The Bible says: Hebrews 10:10 “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever (past , present, future), sat down on the right hand of God;…14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. ” Hebrews 10:10-12, 14

According to the Bible, for which of your sins did Jesus pay when He died?

Your past sins.

Your past and present sins.

All your sins forever: past, present and future.

According to this verse, how often are you sanctified (made holy) by the death of Jesus Christ?

Once a week.

Once a month.

Once every time you confess your latest sins and ask for forgiveness.

Once for all.

ETERNAL SECURITY:

A NECESSARY CONCLUSION OF OUR LORD’S DEATH

One does not lose the gift of eternal life because of sin. That’s the very reason that Christ died . . . to pay for your sins! It is because He died for all sins forever – past, present and future—that He is able once and for all to declare you not guilty . . . not only of our past sins, but of all your sins: past, present and future! To refuse to believe this is to refuse to believe the very gospel itself!

BAPTISM

You may have been baptized as a baby, you may have been sprinkled, but did you know this is a teaching that men made up, to be religious, and is found nowhere in the Bible?! In order to be saved, you must realize you are a lost sinner, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. A baby can not do this.

You are to be baptized as soon as you can. One man , the Phillipian jailer in Acts 16 was baptized at midnight! Baptism does nothing to help you into Heaven. It is a simply a testimony of your faith that you believe JESUS DIED, WAS BURIED AND AROSE FROM THE DEAD. You are dunked in deep water and raised out of it to show a burial and a resurrection. It is a public testimony of your faith in Christ, and a step of obedience . Did you trust Jesus to forgive you and save you? Then you should not be ashamed to obey Him and be baptized as soon as possible.

Acts 2:41 “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” these people trusted Jesus, and were baptized the same day.

Acts 8:12 “But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.”

A NECESSARY CONCLUSION OF GRACE

If after you had trusted Christ you were required to keep the laws of God to “stay saved” . . . , that is not Saved by Grace, or what the Bible teaches.

Therefore, if someone flatly denies the Bible’s teaching on the eternal security of the believer, how is he actually trying to reach God, by grace, or by the works of the law?

Can anyone be justified (saved) in this way? Yes Anyone!

How does the Bible say that a man is justified? (See Romans 3:28 for help).

In another passage of the Bible, Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” John 10:27-29

In the above verse, what type of life did Jesus say he gives?

Temporary Conditional or Eternal Life

If it is truly eternal as Jesus said, could it ever be lost? “Never!”

Could you honestly say that eternal life was by grace (a free gift)? OR Would that imply that your salvation ultimately depended upon the works of the law?

In the above verse (John 10:27-29), whom did Jesus say was greater than all?

He said “My Father”.

How great would someone have to be to take himself out of God’s grip?

Are you greater than God the Father? No one is!

In light of this verse, if you have believed the gospel of salvation, is it even possible for you to do something that would result in God’s eternal condemnation? NO . (For additional passages on eternal security see: Romans 8:3739; Ephesians 1:13-14; John 6:37-40; Hebrews 13:5).

SHALL WE CONTINUE TO SIN THEN? Although no sin can ever deprive a believer of the eternal life that was freely bestowed upon him once and for all, sin nevertheless has grave consequences both in this life and in the life to come. Firstly, there are natural consequences of sin. A person who drinks to excess may kill himself or an innocent victim in an automobile accident. One who engages in immoral activity may contract AIDS and die. Knowing Christ as Savior will save one from hell, but it will not save one from the natural consequences of sinful or foolish living. (See Galatians 6:7-8;

James 2:14-17).

Secondly, there are eternal consequences for sin. Receiving a free ticket to a sports event guarantees one entrance into the stadium, but it does not guarantee one a front row seat. Similarly, receiving the free gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ guarantees a person entrance into God’s eternal kingdom, but in no way guarantees one an exalted position in that kingdom! Our position in heaven and the rewards associated with that position are totally dependent upon the holy life and godly works which we manifest in this lifetime (1st Corinthians 3:11-17; 9:24-27; 2nd Corinthians 5:10-11). While the pleasures of sin in this life may at times appear more important than some distant hope of future rewards in heaven, Scripture teaches that those who barter away their “inheritance” (their future rewards in heaven) for the pleasures of sin will one day weep uncontrollably when they see the unspeakable rewards which they forfeited when they pursued their own sinful pleasures in this lifetime. (Hebrews 12:14-17; Luke 19:11-27; Matthew 25:14-30).

A person who is truly born again, and indwelt with the Holy Spirit can fall into sin, but hates it and will not “practice’ it. they want to get away from sin. There is a “Change” in their life. Everything is new!

2 Corinthiqns 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” We know we have passed from death to life, If we want God’s Word, Love the other Brothers in Christ, and try to stay away from and not “practice” sin.

GET ROOTED IN YOUR FAITH

In the coming days Satan will begin an assault on you in an attempt to undermine your faith in Christ. (1 Peter 5:8; Ephesians 6:16; Matthew 13:3-23). Some of his specific goals are:

1. To plant seeds of doubt and despair in order to rob you of the joy and assurance of your eternal life.

2. To lead you astray in order to keep you from growing in the knowledge of the truth, and

3. To keep you from sharing your faith in Christ with others. Here are some tips on how to stand firm against his attack.

THE SHIELD OF FAITH: EPHESIANS 6:10-17 1. Since the gospel is the cornerstone of the Christian faith, Satan will immediately begin his attack by trying to confuse you about the truth of the gospel. To withstand the assault you are about to face, you must become firmly rooted in the truth of the gospel. To do this, determine right now that you will read this booklet once a day for an entire month. Don’t stop after ten or fifteen days even if you have memorized it! And above all, don’t let Satan discourage you by telling you that you “don’t have time,” or that you have “more important things to do.” This is a classic lie of Satan. Don’t believe it. (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, 8:21-22; Luke 10:38-42, 12:16-31, 14:16-20; Ephesians 5:16).

Build your faith on the Word of God.

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Romans 10:17

2. Don’t try to gain assurance of your relationship with Christ or grow in spiritual truth through “mystical feelings” or “quiet little voices” inside your head. What we “feel” in our heart is no more reliable a guide to spiritual truth than it is to truths concerning mathematics or geography. Would you try to drive hundreds of miles of back country roads in the fog without a road map simply by trusting your “feelings?” Of course not! And yet this is how many people foolishly try to live their Christian lives!

3. In order for us to grow in spiritual truth, God has given us a source of truth that is sure and steadfast. It is called the Bible. Try to read your Bible every day. Start by reading the Book of Galatians. It is St. Paul’s defense of the gospel and the doctrine of grace. Read one chapter each day until you have read the entire book (six chapters) five times. This will take one month. In the next month, read through the entire book once a day. This will firmly establish you in some of the most basic and important doctrines of the Christian faith, providing the kind of foundation that is essential for sound Christian growth.

4. Once you have become rooted in your understanding of the gospel, find a good Baptist church that preaches the Bible and evangelizes it’s community. To do this, ask the pastor how one gets to heaven. If he says it is through living a good life, obeying the Ten Commandments, baptism, confession, church membership, or some other incorrect answer—turn around and look for another church. If the pastor doesn’t even know the gospel, the most basic belief of the Christian faith, then he doesn’t even know the first thing about Christianity! Why would you want to go to a church where the pastor doesn’t even know how to get to heaven? Find a good church!

THANK GOD DAILY

According to the Bible, many wonderful things happened to you the moment you understood the gospel and trusted in Christ alone as your Savior. You received a pardon for all your past, present and future sins. (Romans 5:1)

You received eternal life as a free gift. (John 5:24, 10:28) You are assured of going to heaven. (John 14:1-3) You became a child of God. (John 1:12) You have a friend who understands what you are going through, and is there to help you in time of need. (Hebrews 2:18, 4:15-16; Psalm 68:5) In Luke 17:11-19, Jesus cleansed ten lepers, and nine of them went their merry way without so much as stopping to thank Him! So that you don’t follow the example of the nine ungrateful lepers, you can show your thanks to God for what He has done for you by living your life in a manner that is pleasing to Him, obeying His commandments and walking according to His Word. (Luke 7:4043; 1st John 4:19, John 14:21).

SHARE THE GOSPEL

Imagine that one day you are walking down a sidewalk, and a piano that was being hoisted into a tenth story apartment breaks loose, and is falling toward you without your knowledge. All of a sudden, someone you have never met runs over to you and pushes you out of the way to save you, only to be crushed himself by the falling piano. As he lies dying, his trembling hand takes a letter from his pocket, and he asks you to take it and deliver it for him. Would you? Of course you would! Jesus, who died to save you, has left such a letter with you. That letter is called The Gospel. “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature,’” Mark 16:15. (Also see Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Romans 10:14-15). Are you willing to take the letter that Jesus has left with you and try to do as He has asked? If you are, simply ask a friend or an acquaintance: “Has anyone ever shown you from the Bible how you can know for certain that you will go to heaven when you die?” If they say “no,” simply ask “May I?” Most people will be eager to find out how they can know this for sure. If they are interested, simply sit down and take time to share this little booklet with them. They will be eternally grateful!

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