...I [Jesus] am sending you [Paul] to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified BY FAITH IN ME. (Acts 26:17,18)
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. (2 Cor 7:10)
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And the ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. (Isa 35:10)
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, A LYING TONGUE, hands that shed innocent blood, (Prov. 6:16,17)
Here are several more truths that illustrate just how dangerous it is to be talkative and to speak without carefully weighing your words:
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. (Prov. 10:19)
Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. (Psa. 141:3)
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech. (Psa. 34:13)
I said, "I will watch my ways so that I will not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle as long as the wicked are present." (Psa. 39:1)
He who guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from distress. (Prov. 21:23)
He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. (Prov 13:3)To be SLOW TO SPEAK is a definite safeguard (James 1:19).
It has always been MY AMBITION to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation. Rather, as it is written: "Those who were not told about him will see, and those who have not heard will understand." (Rom. 15:20,21)Paul's ambition was a HOLY ambition for the benefit of God's kingdom. What is your ambition?
...salvation is from the Jews. (John 4:22)The Jews were also entrusted with God's word:
What advantage, then, is there in being a Jew, or what value is there in circumcision? Much in every way! First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God. (Rom. 3:1,2)But the Jews stumbled over the stumbling stone (JESUS), because they didn't pursue righteousness by FAITH (Rom. 9:31,32). Their religious zeal was not based on knowledge (Rom. 10:1,2). The hope for them (and all) is clear:
We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But WHENEVER ANYONE TURNS TO THE LORD, THE VEIL IS TAKEN AWAY. (2 Cor. 3:13-16)Please note that just because salvation was of the Jews then, that does not mean the Jews are the "chosen people" now. Jerusalem is "Sodom and Egypt" to God (Rev. 11:8). Therefore, do not think the government of Israel should get preferential treatment.
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal. 3:28)
Put on the FULL ARMOR of God so that you can take your stand against the DEVIL'S SCHEMES. For our struggle is NOT against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Eph 6:11,12)
..."Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?" (Rev 13:4)
Did you really think any trucker convoy could defeat the beast? The Mark of the Beast is UNSTOPPABLE! Prepare for CAPTIVITY and DEATH.
Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still WOULD NOT BELIEVE IN HIM. This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: "Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?" For this reason they COULD NOT BELIEVE, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: "He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn - and I would heal them." (John 12:37-40)
And that ye STUDY TO BE QUIET, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; (1 Thess. 4:11, KJV)Who needs to "study" to be quiet? NO ONE. Here is the same verse:
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, (1 Thess. 4:11, NIV)
Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees THEY WOULD NOT CONFESS THEIR FAITH FOR FEAR THEY WOULD BE PUT OUT OF THE SYNAGOGUE; for they loved praise from men more than praise from God. (John 12:42,43)Those "leaders" feared they would lose their exalted religious position in the synagogue if they confessed their faith in Jesus. Consequently, they chose their job and place in the community over God for they wanted the approval and praise from men more than God's! **IF you are going to have salvation, TRUTH must be the priority and you must be willing to pay the price that goes with loving and conforming to the TRUTH OF GOD. How can you have salvation if you refuse to confess Jesus as Lord before men?
and said to him, "Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who GRIEVE AND LAMENT over all the detestable things that are done in it." (Ezek 9:4)
He answered me, "The sin of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of injustice. They say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land; the LORD does not see.' (Ezek. 9:9)Among other things from that chapter, YOU better view sin as they did. In fact, we are to HATE SIN (Psa. 97:10; etc.).
I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. (Rev. 2:23)
And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. (1 Chron. 28:9)
O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts... (Psa 7:9)
NOTHING in all creation is hidden from God's sight. EVERYTHING is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Heb. 4:13)
Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. (Luke 23:46)
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7:59,60)Stephen, modeled his dying words as Jesus' last words, but Stephen prayed and made that request to Jesus instead of the Father.
Moses actually spoke with God face to face, yet NEVER MENTIONED IT himself, maybe because he was so humble! We only find out about it when God rebuked his brother and sister for speaking against Moses:
he said, "Listen to my words: "When a prophet of the LORD is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams. But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. WITH HIM I SPEAK FACE TO FACE, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?" (Num. 12:6-8)
Like newborn babies, CRAVE PURE SPIRITUAL MILK, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, (1 Pet 2:2)
Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ. (Acts 9:22)
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. (Rom. 14:1,2)
THE ISSUE ALWAYS COMES BACK TO GOD'S WORD and PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE (Luke 8:21; Mt. 7:21; etc.).
that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:15,16)
He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. (John 3:36, NASB)
but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. (John 4:14)
yet you refuse to come to me to have life. (John 5:40)
For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:40)
I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. (John 6:47,48)The Catholic Eucharist, believed by 1.3 billion, is a fraud.
God's Invisible Army - Angels [AUDIO]
WARNING: Witchcraft can come as a friend! There are people now selling Orgone products at a major mark up from Walmart or Amazon, as well as other places, to allegedly protect against 5G radiation "negative energies," to sleep better, relieve pain, etc. while they also mention mostly old hidden data about the Covid vaccines! DO NOT BE DECEIVED.
YOU are responsible for yourself to act rightly with the knowledge of the ways of God you have been given or observed:
But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. (Luke 12:48)
"But you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription." (Dan. 5:22-24)
CAUTION! IF you are an old saint, remember Asa, Gideon and Solomon. They all backslid at the end of their lives! Do not rest in your past good works, great accomplishments, wonderful experiences or great studies. Keep drawing near to God. Remember Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; Rev. 2:10,11 and Gal. 6:8,9. 2 Peter 1:5-11 is especially important on this.
He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." (Mat 15:24)Remember ALL of the Lord's words are fact and forever standing, including Luke 9:23, etc. Jn. 12:48 especially demolishes that position, but there is actually more:
Therefore go and make disciples OF ALL NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them TO OBEY EVERYTHING I HAVE COMMANDED YOU. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Mat. 28:19,20)QUESTION: Do you think Mt. 15:24 cancels out everything else Jesus taught afterwards, including for those early disciples to teach the new converts from all nations to obey everything that Jesus taught them directly?
His mother [the real biblical Mary] said to the servants, "Do whatever he [Jesus] tells you." (John 2:5)**IF one is a Catholic and WISELY does whatever Jesus says, then he will automatically change his idolatrous view of the Catholic fantasy Mary - the sinless 'queen of heaven', 'our life, sweetness and hope', refuge of sinners, etc.:
As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it." (Luke 11:27,28)NOTE: the woman who praised Mary said she was blessed, but Jesus stated it is those who hear the word of God and obey it, who are blessed.
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. HE PASSED AWAY, TO NO ONE'S REGRET, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings. (2 Chron. 21:20)Find out more about him in that chapter.
Read Ezekiel 9 to be stirred! Do YOU grieve and lament
over the detestable sins being done?
QUESTION: WHEN should Christian baptism be done?
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Mat. 28:19)Are Jesus' disciples saved? YES:
Pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother." (Mat. 12:49,50)Therefore, one is saved, that is, forgiven of his sins BEFORE he is baptized. He is not forgiven in the waters of baptism.
That also explains Acts 16:30-33 and how quickly the jailer and his household were baptized after salvation (after they became disciples), that is, between midnight and daylight.
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But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, "Why do you eat and drink with TAX COLLECTORS AND 'SINNERS'?" Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who NEED A DOCTOR, but the SICK. I have not come to call the righteous, but SINNERS TO REPENTANCE." (Luke 5:30-32)
The rich man who died and went to the fires of Hades (Lk. 16:24) was in the GREATEST DANGER that exists for a person when he was still alive, yet, somehow, feasted as though there were no danger whatsoever (BUT HE WAS HORRIBLY WRONG!):
how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?... (Heb. 2:3)He did not escape the WRATH of God when he died in his sins. No one does. YOU won't either. His money couldn't help him. His message now from hell is REPENT. Will you listen?
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. (Prov 11:4)The Apostle Paul referred to everything that this world esteems as garbage in comparison to the riches of Christ:
What is more, I consider EVERYTHING A LOSS compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I CONSIDER THEM RUBBISH, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ - the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. (Phil 3:8,9)
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ... stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel WITHOUT BEING FRIGHTENED IN ANY WAY BY THOSE WHO OPPOSE YOU. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved - and that by God. For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to SUFFER FOR HIM (Phil 1:27-29).
SINS OF OMISSION do exist and are mentioned here and shown in various ways throughout scripture:
Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins. (James 4:17)Here is one example and how serious that type of sin can be:
"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.' "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' "He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life." (Mat. 25:41-46)
OSAS doctrine is a worthless, powerless-over-sin "faith of demons," which has taken MULTITUDES TO HELL. That statement sounds harsh, but it is true. Those who teach OSAS are VERY DANGEROUS people.
...My soul finds rest in God ALONE; my salvation comes from him. He ALONE is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. (Psa. 62:1,2)
Find rest, O my soul, in God ALONE; my hope comes from him. He ALONE is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. (Psa 62:5,6)
...those who OBEY GOD'S COMMANDMENTS AND HOLD TO THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS. (Rev 12:17)
I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been BEHEADED BECAUSE OF THEIR TESTIMONY FOR JESUS AND BECAUSE OF THE WORD OF GOD. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Rev 20:4)
WHATEVER HAPPENS, conduct yourselves in a manner WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel WITHOUT BEING FRIGHTENED IN ANY WAY BY THOSE WHO OPPOSE YOU. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved - and that by God. (Phil. 1:27,28)
I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? (John 3:12)
There are MANY SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE KJV, but this rendering has led to the false water gospel. The KJV reads:
...few, that is, eight souls were saved BY water. (1 Pet 3:20, KJV)That rendering is obvious ERROR based on the purpose of Noah's ark itself - to save the people within from the destroying flood waters. Besides, that the Greek term "di" in 1 Pet. 3:20 means: THROUGH, which perfectly fits what happened and is translated in that manner here:
...few people, eight in all, were saved THROUGH water, (1 Pet. 3:20, NIV)
"I gave you empty stomachs in every city and lack of bread in every town, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. "I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up. People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. "Many times I struck your gardens and vineyards, I struck them with blight and mildew. Locusts devoured your fig and olive trees, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. "I sent plagues among you as I did to Egypt. I killed your young men with the sword, along with your captured horses. I filled your nostrils with the stench of your camps, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. "I overthrew some of you as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. You were like a burning stick snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. "Therefore this is what I will do to you, Israel, and because I will do this to you, PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD, O Israel." He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals his thoughts to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth - the LORD God Almighty is his name. (Amos 4:6-13)**How do you "PREPARE"? You get the sin out of your life initially, then keep yourself PURE. Carefully ponder 1 Cor. 6:9-11; 1 Tim. 5:22; Mt. 6:14,15; etc. Your departure is getting closer.
The Cries of the Damned, part 1 [AUDIO - OLD Sermon]; The Cries of the Damned, part 2 [AUDIO // Believing and/or preaching a false gospel or disowning Jesus will also cause loss of salvation, as will sin unto death. That includes receiving the mark of the beast.]
(SCOTLAND and the WHOLE UK) "We have already entered a phase where our fuel and food prices are soaring sky high. In some cases it's more than 300%. It's heat or eat situation..very grim times ahead." - Esther McGowan
They called out in a loud voice, "HOW LONG, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, UNTIL YOU JUDGE THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH AND AVENGE OUR BLOOD?" (Rev. 6:10)The question of those martyred saints results from God's command concerning not taking revenge:
DO NOT TAKE REVENGE, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "IT IS MINE TO AVENGE; I WILL REPAY," says the Lord. (Rom. 12:19)
You are to destroy the house of Ahab your master, and I will AVENGE THE BLOOD OF MY SERVANTS THE PROPHETS AND THE BLOOD OF ALL THE LORD'S SERVANTS shed by Jezebel. (2 Kings 9:7)God's RESPONSE to the question of Rev. 6:10 was:
Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to WAIT A LITTLE LONGER, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed. (Rev. 6:11)God will avenge with his holy WRATH by what will come upon this earth (after the Post Tribulation Rapture), then with eternal fire as their ultimate end AFTER their death.
You may ASK ME for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:14)By godly example we also are shown the same:
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." (Acts 7:59)
GET THE SIN OUT OF YOUR LIFE. Besides being a salvation issue itself, there are other various reasons, including the following:
If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; (Psa. 66:18)
...those who have DONE GOOD WILL RISE TO LIVE, and those who have DONE EVIL WILL RISE TO BE CONDEMNED. (John 5:29)
WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM is NOT condemned, but WHOEVER DOES NOT BELIEVE stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. (John 3:18)Both verses supplement one another. How? Because those who have a SUBMISSIVE, SAVING FAITH IN THE PRECIOUS LORD JESUS "do good", while those who donít (the unbelievers) will be condemned.
In light of the KJV main attack against other translations - "they left that word out" - at Acts 12:4, their "left that word out" argument severely recoils back on them. The term, "Easter" emphatically should be 'left out' of Bible translations, but it is not in the KJV:
The term Easter is not of Christian origin. Easter is another form of Astarte, one of the titles of the Chaldean goddess, the queen of heaven. [W. E. Vine, Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, Fleming H Revell Co., 1966 ed., Vol. 2, pp.14,15]Easter and Ishtar (or Astarte) are related. Finally, note the last five letters of Easter are A-S-T-E-R. Compare that name to the female pagan goddess, Astarte, the queen of heaven.
Despite these facts, some still shamefully believe (and insist) that the KJV is the only 'inspired word of God' and 'God's perfect bible,' while they also shamefully look down on Christians for rightfully rejecting the KJV for multiple reasons.
for you ARE RECEIVING the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Pet. 1:9)
And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because OUR SALVATION IS NEARER NOW THAN WHEN WE FIRST BELIEVED. (Rom. 13:11)
Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them, "MAKE EVERY EFFORT to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to." (Luke 13:23,24)The Greek tense in Lk. 13:24 is KEEP MAKING EVERY EFFORT to enter!
Therefore, since we [bible-defined Christians] are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us BE THANKFUL, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our "God is a consuming fire." (Heb 12:28,29)
GODLY SORROW brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but WORLDLY SORROW brings death. (2 Cor. 7:10)
He [the antichrist] will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the mighty men and the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power. "The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future." I, Daniel, was EXHAUSTED AND LAY ILL FOR SEVERAL DAYS. Then I got up and went about the king's business. I was appalled by the vision; it was beyond understanding. (Dan. 8:24-27)The former type of sorrow, that brings repentance, is associated with true humble "repentance unto life" (Acts 11:18) and referred to in James 4:8-10.
So Jehu destroyed Baal worship in Israel. However, he did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit - the worship of the golden calves at Bethel and Dan. (2 Kings 10:28,29)Jehu destroyed just one type of IDOLATRY, while he himself yet remained in a different type of IDOLATRY.
But Samson lay there only until the middle of the night. Then he got up and took hold of the doors of the city gate, together with the two posts, and tore them loose, bar and all. He lifted them to his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that faces Hebron. (Judges 16:3)**Imagine the strength required for such an undertaking; yet, that was only one feat among many.
We MUST bring forth good fruit in order to enter God's kingdom.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (Mat. 7:19)
I [Jesus] am the vine; you [Jesus' disciples] are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. (John 15:5,6)NOTE: We are saved by FAITH IN JESUS that OBEYS, that is, that brings forth good fruit. That is scripture - NOT a work's salvation, as falsely accused by OSAS proponents.
The DEVIL will always try to make the righteous discontent in their earthly circumstances, while we are super blessed to have PRECIOUS Jesus (eternal life) even though we are travelling the hard road to life (Mt. 7:14). The battle is in the mind. LOCK your mind on things above (Col. 3:1,2). Think BIG picture with ETERNITY in mind or you'll get discouraged. BE THANKFUL. The devil will try to weaken you in this ongoing war. The BATTLEFIELD IS IN THE MIND.
...many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. THEIR MIND IS ON EARTHLY THINGS. (Phil. 3:18,19)NOTE: where your mind is will also impact how you live. In contrast to those "enemies of the cross of Christ" and where their mind is, we are given the following command and SAFEGUARD:
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. SET YOUR MINDS ON THINGS ABOVE, NOT ON EARTHLY THINGS. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Col 3:1-4)Spending quality time reading, pondering and memorizing scripture will help with that spiritual safeguard as well as with others. PUT INTO PRACTICE God's word and spread it to others - as many as you can.
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil... (1 John 3:7,8)
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey - whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? (Rom 6:16)
ONLY those considered WORTHY" of God's kingdom will enter God's kingdom:
But THOSE WHO ARE CONSIDERED WORTHY of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage (Luke 20:35)See Mt. 10:37,38 and Mt. 5:8 to find out more.
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your OLD SELF with its practices and have put on the NEW SELF, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. (Col. 3:9,10)That nugget of truth might have been the basis for the gospel song " Two Coats ".
(Have YOU taken off the 'old coat' and put on the 'new coat'?)
So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth--men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air - for I am grieved that I have made them." But Noah found favor IN THE EYES OF THE LORD. This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. (Gen. 6:7-9)
Then the Israelites DID EVIL IN THE EYES OF THE LORD and served the Baals. They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They provoked the LORD to anger because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. (Judges 2:11-13)
Asa DID WHAT WAS RIGHT IN THE EYES OF THE LORD, as his father David had done. He expelled the male shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his fathers had made. HE EVEN DEPOSED HIS GRANDMOTHER Maacah from her position as queen mother, because she had made a repulsive Asherah pole. Asa cut the pole down and burned it in the Kidron Valley. (1 Kings 15:11-13)NOTE: What Asa did was not right in the eyes of his idolatrous grandmother, but her opinion didn't matter!
SHOCKING! Vatican's Past Leading Exorcist, Gabriele Amorth, and His Mythical MARY [IDOLATER Gabriele Amorth died in 2016.]
Be a Soul Winner [AUDIO]
IMPORTANT: Conclusive Evidence: The 'Church Fathers' are NOT Reliable [This is VITAL for Catholics and others like the Mennonites. Print out and pass on to others.]
And in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because THEY REFUSED TO LOVE THE TRUTH and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have DELIGHTED IN WICKEDNESS. (2 Thess. 2:10-12)
But for those who are self-seeking and who REJECT THE TRUTH AND FOLLOW EVIL, there will be wrath and anger. (Rom. 2:8)The converse is also true - those who love truth walk holy. [The ever-present danger is that they can be deceived and backslide. Hence, we must be GUARDED at all times.]
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH THAT LEADS TO GODLINESS (Titus 1:1)
SANCTIFY THEM BY THE TRUTH; your word is truth. (John 17:17)
The mighty man will become tinder and his work a spark; both will burn together, with no one to quench the fire. (Isa. 1:31)
And they will go out and look upon the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; their worm will not die, nor will their fire be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind. (Isa. 66:24)
**SUCCESS in life is not how long you live or how rich you become. To live a victorious overcoming earthly life is to die with a PURE heart so that you can get to heaven and escape HELL where most people will go.
Yet I hold this against you: YOU HAVE FORSAKEN YOUR FIRST LOVE. Remember the height from which you have fallen! REPENT AND DO THE THINGS YOU DID AT FIRST [as a new Christian]. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. (Rev. 2:4,5)
Let the lowly [POOR] brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits (James 1:9-11).
Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are POOR IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he PROMISED THOSE WHO LOVE HIM? (James 2:5)
In contrast, those rich in faith [in JESUS] are those who are loving him, that is, those who are OBEYING HIM; they are the ones who inherit God's PARADISE kingdom and who are the REAL SUCCESS STORIES.
While the Bible condemns wicked living, Once Saved Always Saved (OSAS) grants immunity and defends WICKED LIVING. The OSAS proponents have a POWERLESS and FALSE 'Gospel,' which avoids verses like the following:
You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. (1 Thess. 2:10)The MYTHICAL Christian of OSAS, professes salvation but is a slave to sin, yet thinks he is imputed a forever righteous identity before God in direct contrast to how Jesus viewed the ones in Rev. 2 and 3 where he told 5 of the 7 church groups to REPENT.
FYI: This is WHY Israel Entered Canaan Land (the 'Promised Land')
It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; BUT ON ACCOUNT OF THE WICKEDNESS OF THESE NATIONS, the LORD your God will drive them out before you, to accomplish what he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the LORD your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people. Remember this and never forget how you provoked the LORD your God to anger in the desert. From the day you left Egypt until you arrived here, you have been rebellious against the LORD. (Deut. 9:5-7)See also Numbers 34:2.
Without question, the one who put an end to the daily sacrifice, as cited in Dan 9:27 is the antichrist and NOT the Lord Jesus:
It set itself up to be as great as the Prince of the host; it took away the daily sacrifice from him, and the place of his sanctuary was brought low. (Dan 8:11)
His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. (Dan. 11:31)
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you REST. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. (Mat 11:28,29)
Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; WE DO NOT USE DECEPTION, NOR DO WE DISTORT THE WORD OF GOD. On the contrary, by SETTING FORTH THE TRUTH PLAINLY we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. (2 Cor. 4:2)
Here is another DEATH BLOW to people who strictly go by Paul's epistles and avoid Jesus' teaching:
Anyone who runs ahead and DOES NOT CONTINUE IN THE TEACHING OF CHRIST DOES NOT HAVE GOD; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. (2 John 1:9)The above verse further refutes Once Saved Always Saved because one can become without God after salvation due to the embracing of false doctrine, especially as it relates to the gospel (the plan of salvation). See 1 Cor. 15:2. Furthermore, 2 John 9 isn't saying that the rest of the NT, and, even the OT, is not important.
... your teaching have CAUSED MANY TO STUMBLE... (Mal. 2:8)
He who is THE GLORY OF ISRAEL [God] does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change his mind. (1 Sam. 15:29)
At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped an idol cast from metal. THEY EXCHANGED THEIR GLORY FOR AN IMAGE OF A BULL, WHICH EATS GRASS. They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt, miracles in the land of Ham and awesome deeds by the Red Sea. (Psa. 106:19-22)
Has a nation ever CHANGED ITS GODS? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have EXCHANGED THEIR GLORY FOR WORTHLESS IDOLS. (Jer. 2:11)
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and EXCHANGED THE GLORY OF THE IMMORTAL GOD FOR IMAGES MADE TO LOOK LIKE MORTAL MAN AND BIRDS AND ANIMALS AND REPTILES. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. (Rom. 1:22-24)
According to the Bible, eternal life is much more than just the gift of God (Rom. 6:23) and a present tense possession (Jn 6:47; 1 Jn 5:11-13). Eternal life is also a hope (Titus 3:7) yet to be reaped (Gal. 6:8,9), in the age to come (Mk. 10:30) for only the ones who persist in doing good (Rom. 2:7) and don't grow weary and give up sowing to please the Spirit (Gal. 6:9). Eternal life is also a promise for the Christians who hold on to the gospel truth they heard from the beginning to remain in Christ and the Father (1 Jn. 2:24-26).
I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary, ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and to all the Saints, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore, I beseech blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and all the Saints, to pray to the Lord our God for me.... [A Catechism of Christian Doctrine; Baltimore Catechism No.3, Tan books, 1974 ed., p. 5.]
Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, "I WILL CONFESS MY TRANSGRESSIONS TO THE LORD" - and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah (Psa. 32:5)Moreover, Scripture shows us how to pray in this verse:
But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but BEAT HIS BREAST AND SAID, 'GOD, HAVE MERCY ON ME, A SINNER.' I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who HUMBLES HIMSELF will be exalted. (Luke 18:13,14)And note that sinful Simon did NOT confess to Peter:
Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. REPENT OF THIS WICKEDNESS AND PRAY TO THE LORD. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin." (Acts 8:20-23)
The darkness in Catholicism is ultra-extreme and widespread. IF you are a Catholic, read 1 Cor. 6:9-11, Rev. 21:8 and Luke 18:13,14 and deeply repent. Cry out to the Lord Jesus for mercy and salvation. Carefully read the New Testament and change. Your SOUL is in the greatest danger.
The Israelites persisted in all the sins of Jeroboam and did not turn away from them until the LORD removed them from his presence, AS HE HAD WARNED through all his servants the prophets.... (2 Kings 17:22,23)God's WARNINGS are negative promises and are AS SURE as the rest of his word. His warnings are NOT idle threats:
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars - THEIR PLACE WILL BE IN THE FIERY LAKE OF BURNING SULFUR. THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH. (Rev. 21:8)**IF scripture condemns you REPENT NOW. BACKSLIDER, GOD WANTS YOU BACK!