Posts tagged ‘Death’

God of “Many Rules”?

To many Christians (and even non-Christians alike), God can seem like a God of “many rules”. And at times, those rules can feel overwhelming to live by, to say the least. It can even seem at times that God doesn’t want anyone to have fun in life.

But think of a parent who’s trying to properly raise their child. Should they just let their child run amok and do whatever the heck they want? Ofcourse not.

So it is with God.

God is like a “loving parent” and we are like his “children”. He has to give us rules to live by, in order to sustain us and guide us in the proper way of living & for spiritual growth. Otherwise, with no rules to live by, we wouldn’t be here long, as a human race.

Remember that all of our laws are pretty much based on God’s laws. So without God’s laws to inspire our own human laws, where would we be, law-wise? That’s right. We’d have no laws. And everybody would’ve killed each other off by now. But because we have laws based off God’s laws, we are able to have some sort of “order” in the world.

Imagine if you were God and created a human race. And lets say that you valued/loved your creation very, very much but the humans decided that they’d rather disobey you, attack you and talk smack on you instead, with a constant chorus of “You suck!”, “We hate you!”, “You’re no good!” and “Screw YOU!”, etc.

You’d probably feel pretty slighted and ticked off and fed up with those darned things after awhile, huh?

But what if you decided to put YOURSELF into the form of a human and took it upon yourself, to show them firsthand how “pained” you felt every time they disobeyed you and talked smack on you, by allowing them to torture and kill you (for the forgiveness of their sins), but then, having the power to be resurrected just 3 days later. 

Some of the humans would say “wow” and would start to behave immediately but others would STILL continue to behave badly. And sure, you as their loving, patient, kind creator would give them LOTS of chances to repent of their disobedience. But if they didn’t? You’d have no choice but to discard them, upon their deaths and to discard them for eternity…..

For what good are they to you if they give you no reverence, whatsoeever? They had their chance, they didn’t take it, so it’s not your fault, right? You tried. And you can’t take them back OUT of the fire of condemnation because all they’re going to do is curse you and hate you even more. Plus, that also wouldn’t be fair to the humans who were “righteous” humans the whole time and/or that “became” righteous humans.

Jesus Christ not only hates sin but he hates the “effects” of sin. Jesus Christ hates severe alcoholism, drug use, gambling, materialism, lust, greed, hate, pornography, etc. because of what it does to people (physically, psychologically, spiritually, emotionally, financially….) He’s not just saying “don’t do this because I don’t like it”…He’s saying “don’t do this, because it’s not good for you, in several different ways”. As our divine creator who made all things in the universe, God the Heavenly Father wants what’s best for us. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t be God.

And once more, Jesus Christ is not a God who wants to take fun out of life (contrary to popular belief in today’s secular world). He went with his parents to celebrate the Passover (a huge, 3-day long Jewish festival) with his cousin John when he was 12, he likely had a jovial time at the wedding in Canaan (before/after turning the water into wine), plus also likely joked around sometimes with his friends/apostles. 

Not to mention that Jesus Christ has given each and every one of us a talent, gift, hobby or “calling” in life. Not only to make our lives somewhat enjoyable but also for us to use OUR gifts/talents in life to glorify HIM! For example, a person who’s a great writer…..Jesus Christ gave them that gift for a purpose so that they’d use their writing to glorify HIM! Or perhaps a person is a good painter, photographer, etc. We are to use OUR gifts/talents for Jesus Christ’s glory!

Unfortunately, some people out there decide to take it upon themselves to give THEMSELVES the glory for their “talents” instead of giving Jesus Christ the glory and that’s where they come into some major spiritual trouble and are in MOST danger of a “spiritual fall”! Because remember Proverbs 16:18 which states: “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall”

So please. I beg of you. Use your gifts for Jesus Christ’s glory and see in return how God the heavenly Father in turn uses your “servitude” towards him to also bless YOU as well! 😉

Why Did God Allow “Sin” Into the World?

Many people ask why God even put the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden to begin with, if he didn’t want Adam & Eve eating of the fruit from it. The answer is that he wanted to give them, like his angels in heaven, free will; the chance to CHOOSE to love him willfully, rather than to be their *dictator*, if you will….

It’s also a part of WHY he allowed sin to come into the world…….So people would have free will and could CHOOSE if they wanted to love God and follow LIFE/LIGHT (a life of obedience to God) or darkness/spiritual depravity (a life of disobedience to God). Think of parents and their children for example. Parents don’t FORCE their kids by sheer force to love them or be good 24/7. Yet, if their children are bad, they are punished. And if they are permanently bad beyond repair, and CHOOSE to be, the parents throw the kid out and disown them. So it is with God.

“So how DID sin come into the world?”, one might ask. 

In the beginning of time, in the Old Testament, in the bible [GENESIS 2:18-25 to GENESIS 3:1], we read about how “sin” came into the Earth. God made Adam from the dust of the ground and from one of Adam’s ribs, he made Eve. God said that Adam & Eve could eat from any tree of fruit in the Garden of Eden (Paradise) except from the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil. God said that IF either of them ate the fruit of that Tree, that they would both surely die.

One day as Eve was near the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, a serpent approached Eve and tempted her to eat the fruit from the forbidden tree. He told Eve that God wanted to keep the best things away from her and Adam and that if her and Adam ate the fruit from the tree, that they surely wouldn’t die, only that they would have their eyes opened and be LIKE unto God, having the knowledge between Good and Evil. So Eve ate of the forbidden fruit and gave some to Adam to eat, too. [GENESIS 3:4-6]

When God came through the Garden later that night and called “Adam, where art thou?”, Adam replied “I hid because I was naked and I was afraid”. God said to Adam: “why is thou naked? Hast thou eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the tree of which I told you not to eat?” But immediately Adam tried to blame Eve by saying “the woman that thou hast given me, she gave me of the fruit and I ate”. Then God turned to Eve and said “what is this evil thing you have done?” and Eve replied “the serpent tricked me into eating the fruit and I ate”. [GENESIS 3:11-13]

Then God turned to the serpent and said “Because thou has done this, thou will be cursed of all domestic animals and of all wild beasts. Thou shall crawl on thy belly and eat dust all thou’s life. Also, I will put enmity [hatred] between you and the woman; also between your offspring and her offspring; he will crush your head and you will crush his heel”
[GENESIS 3:14-15]

To the woman (Eve) God said “I will greatly increase your pangs in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you” [GENESIS 3:16]

To the man (Adam) God said “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree about which I commanded you ‘You shall not eat of it’, cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of you were taken and you are dust, and to dust you shall return” [GENESIS 3:16-19]

God threw them out from the Garden of Eden and put a flaming sword in every direction to guard the path to the tree of life. [GENESIS 3:24]

Later on, Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. Abel was a sheppard while Cain was a tiller of the fields. One day, Cain brought an offering to God from the soil while Abel brought an offering from the firstlings of his flocks, especially from their fat portions. 

God was pleased with Abel’s offering but not Cain’s and so Cain became angry, with his face downcast. God said to Cain “Why is thou angry and why is thy face downcast? If thou does right, will there not be a lifting up? But if those misbehaves, sin is crouching at the door; its intention is towards you, and you must master it” [GENESIS 4:5].

Not much longer after that, the biblical account continues and we read in the bible of Cain “luring” his brother out into the field and then killing him, DUE to his total jealousy and rage that God accepted Abel’s offering to God on the altar of praise/thanksgiving but not Cain’s! God then later came back at Cain and said where is thy brother Abel?” to which Cain responded “I know not, am I my brother’s keeper?” to which God responded back “Cain, your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground!……….”

God then proceeded to punish Cain by making him an outcast and a vegabond, etc., Cain cried out to God and said “my punishment is more than I can bear, every man seeing me will try to kill me, and thou hast driven me out from my people!” God then had a little “mercy” on Cain and placed a special mark on him so that whoever tried to kill him wouldn’t be successful in doing so, is sort’ve the jist I get from that. And Cain later moves on OUT OF THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD (and remember, this is very significant, here) and moves to land of Nod with his wife. [And yes: I believe God “spliced” more people from Cain and Seth on until he didn’t need to “splice” them anymore].

So that’s where the two accounts of “original sin” and “death” come in, as it pertains to the Earth (Eve, the first woman, eating of the forbidden fruit and then giving some to Adam to eat and then later on of Cain killing his brother Abel). And so it has been ever since (humans being sinners).

So what is sin, essentially? And why did God allow for it to come into the world?

Sin is technically classified as anything that *separates us from God*. When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit God told them not to and when Cain killed his brother Abel…. not only were they condemning themselves to die (for if they had never sinned, they would’ve lived forever in Paradise with God), but they were also *separating themselves* from God since God is a holy, pure God and can not look upon any *sin*. And remember that NO human is perfect, save for God. “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23

Lets take a look at the 10 Commandments & other sins to get a good idea of what God calls “sin”:

10 Commandments:

1. Thou shall have no other gods before me. (This doesn’t just apply to “literal” gods other than Elohim {God, the Heavenly Father} but can also be things like money, music, alcohol, drugs, pornography, a celebrity or political leader or basically just ANYTHING that would conceivably make a person love something or someone else more than they love God!)

2. Thou shall not make unto thee any idols or graven images. (Similar to the 1st commandment, this is basically telling us not to worship paintings, pictures, statues, wood carvings, molded/wax images, celebrities [music, tv/movie/radio/internet/sports stars, authors, preachers, money, etc.]

3. Thou shall not take the name of thy Lord in vain. (It’s not just saying G-d it or “J!” or “J Christ!” that can get you in trouble with God but also things like “oh my G-d…”, or “oh G-d…” or “G-d that sucks” or “so help me G-d/G-d as my witness” [spoken in a non-religious context] or “G-d, you’re so rude” [when talking to another person and not God himself] or basically just any SENTENCE in general that uses God in a non-religious, non-humble way).

4. Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy. (Ancient BIBLICAL times place the Sabbath Day on Saturday (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) while CONSTANTINE was wishing to live in harmony with the Pagan Roman Empire, thus declaring the Sabbath Day to be Sun-Day, which Pagans used to worship the SUN, not THE SON of Almighty God! Therefore, Sun-day is a FALSE Sabbath and Friday sundown to Saturday sundown is the TRUE, BIBLICAL SABBATH and is used to served as a SIGN of the “covenant” between God and his people!

Keeping the Sabbath Day holy, however, technically means to not do any work during the Day and to give the full day up to worship God and pray/praise Him for all he’s done for all of mankind and in one’s life, essentially. The 7th day Sabbath is not a “Jewish Sabbath” per say, but rather, it’s a BIBLICAL Sabbath to be observed by ALL of God’s people, not just SOME of God’s people! Cause afterall, think about it: why would the Lord God Almighty himself create in 6 days, then CONSECRATE and make holy the 7th day, only to ALLOW Constantine (a mere human MAN) to CHANGE his holy consecrated 7th day Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday? Answer: He wouldn’t!!!!!!

5. Honor thy Father and thy Mother. (This means to not only respect one’s own parents but to love them unconditionally and respect their parental advice/ancestry/etc.)

6. Thou shall not kill. (Put simply, it means don’t murder other human beings or oneself, accept in cases of self-defense. Jesus said Matthew 5:22-25 that “whoever hates their brother/sister without cause has committed murder in their hearts”. But it can also mean don’t kill animals just for “sport”. This is seen as unclean in God’s eyes).

7. Thou shall not commit adultery. (This means not to have sexual relations with someone who’s married/engaged to someone else OR divorced…..because to remarry with a divorced person is seen as adultery in God’s eyes. And God says in Matthew 5:27-28 that when a man looks at a woman to lust after her or when a woman looks at a man to lust after him, they have committed adultery with that person in their hearts. However, if a spouse dies, then it’s okay to remarry and no sin of adultery has been committed). It also means not to have sex before marriage.

8. Thou shall not steal. (This can literally mean ANYTHING that belongs to someone else, even if it’s just a single penny, pen, piece of writing, etc.)

9. Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor. (In short, don’t lie….no matter how hard it is to tell the truth…..for the Lord God Yahweh (God, the Heavenly Father) hates ALL lies, no matter how small they are and no matter WHAT the reason is. God doesn’t care. Sin is sin to him. He makes no distinction). In the special case of lying to protect one’s feelings, God STILL hates lying. The truth is ALWAYS the best, even if it hurts. It may hurt for awhile, yes, but God is a God of healing. He can heal that person’s hurt. It’s better for a person to know the truth now, rather than to find out the truth later. The truth will hurt SO much more when and if it’s delayed.

10. Thou shall not covet anything that is thy neighbors. (In short, it just simply means don’t be jealous/envious of things/talents/people that belong to someone else. Unless you want to have something like *more faith*. That is the ONLY type of jealousy that I can personally conceive in my mind as being considered as *righteous jealousy* in God’s eyes. All other jealousies or “I wish I had what so and so has” is un-righteousness and sinful.

The only exception I can think of to this would be if someone *lets* another have what they have or once had. Then it’s technically not coveting/envying on that person’s part….? Although the Lord still might not totally like the fact that person A WANTED so badly what belonged to person B, initially……(ESPECIALLY if the “thing” in question was NOT a *righteous thing* such as “more faith”, etc.)……EVEN if person B actually GAVE what they have/had to person A……so be careful, folks! If you’re gonna be “jealous” of anything at all towards anyone, make sure it’s a 100% RIGHTEOUS JEALOUSY such as “Lord, give me more faith like THIS person has” or “Lord, give me the type of faith that King David had!” 😉

Other sins:

1. Sloth – being lazy, doing nothing, laying in bed all day
2. Greed – not giving to the poor or helping others in need, only thinking of one self
3. Pride – putting oneself above others and above God
4. Anger/Wrath – holding grudges/having severe hatred for someone
5. Gluttony – overeating or more than is necessary for one meal

But the truth is, NOBODY is perfect and we are ALL going to fall short of the mark, on these. And God knew that ahead of time. That’s why he made Jesus Christ pay the “penalty” for mankind’s sins on the Cross. So that “through” Jesus Christ, we may believe and our souls may become “clean” in God’s site. For God is a holy, pure God and can’t let any “unforgiven sin” into paradise/the earthly heavenly realm talked about in Revelation chapter 21-22.

However, if we accept Jesus Christ as the Lord & Savior of mankind, pray for forgiveness of our sins, repent of our sins, become IMMEDIATELY full-water baptized in the name of Jesus Christ upon VERY FIRST believing in him (because remember that the people in Jesus’s time got immediately baptized with little or no delay after very first believing in him — which no doubt made their baptism all the more powerful & life-changing), and then CONTINUE to live our lives for Yeshua/Jesus Christ Almighty by APPLYING HIS mandates/commands to OUR everyday lives, we are “made clean” in God’s eyes! We are then forgiven for all of our sins and can enter His Eternal City called “New Jerusalem” [Revelation, chapters 21-22], someday! 😉 

“He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who not believe will be condemned” [Mark 16:16]

WARNING: Rise Of The “Watered-Down” Gospel

[I say this with love to all my non-Christian as well as Christian people out there, so that your eyes may be “opened” to the truth about what IS or ISN’T the true gospel of Jesus Christ!]

Money, self, globalism, pleasure. Sound familiar? Those are the 4 major “pursuits” of today’s world.

Money, self, globalism, pleasure. Sound familiar, once more? Those are the current pursuits of many of the Christian churches today, as well (though there are STILL some good bible-believing, God-fearing churches out there).

As the TRUE church/gospel of Jesus Christ (as a whole) has gotten more and more attacked over the years, many churches of today have become more “world friendly” in response. Non-biblical doctrines such as “God wants us to be rich”, “there is no such thing as sin and/or condemnation for sin”, “all you have to do is merely believe in Jesus to be saved”, “more than Jesus is needed for salvation”, etc. run RAMPANT in today’s church.

And with many Christian churches today now living like “the world”, it is NO WONDER that there are so many lost souls out there (people who’ve strayed away from the religion, have negative viewpoints about it, or that don’t know anything about it: the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ, that is).

But of all the “Non-biblical doctrines” out there, the ones that state “God wants you to be rich” and “there are many paths to eternal paradise and/or spiritual enlightenment” are probably the most prominent ones.

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Matthew 16:24 in the New Testament states:Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

John 14:6 records Jesus Christ as saying: “I am the way, the Truth and the Light. No-one cometh unto the Father but by Me”. In other words, Jesus Christ was/is saying in John 14:6 that he is the ONLY way to eternal paradise, the ONLY way to have forgiveness of sins, and is the ONLY way to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit/spiritual discernment (upon full baptism in his name). In other words, Jesus Christ is the “doorway” by which eternal paradise and forgiveness of sins may be found.

Matthew 7:14 (book of Matthew, chapter 7, verse 13-14) has THIS to say: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

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Translation? MANY people will buy into Satan’s lies (false gospels other than Jesus Christ being the son of God and ONLY way for salvation, etc.) and think that they don’t have to do anything other than “believe” in Jesus Christ to be saved and many will live their lives how THEY want to live them, instead of how GOD wants them to live them and will take the “easy way out” of life.

They will be the people who cling to money and material possessions, who value self over others, who follow man’s traditions (Sunday Sabbath, which is a FALSE Sabbath) instead of God’s traditions (the TRUE Sabbath plus the 7 required feasts of the Lord), who let their love of music/movies/videogames/entertainment/etc. overtake them…..

They will want to “mock God” because it is considered the “cool” and “in-thing” to do. They will care more what their friends/family/fellow society thinks of them rather than what God thinks of them. They will be arrogant and prideful and think they don’t have a “need” of God.

And they, in their own spiritual or deliberate blindness, will deny the divinity of Jesus Christ and deny that he is the ONLY way to salvation and eternal life. And these people will number upon the thousands and thousands, if not millions. Many of them will even come from Christian churches……churches that “proclaim” to be Christian, yet, preach a message that’s SO watered down, SO false, that it might as well be a church of the Devil.

But a very few select people (very small in number) will read and search the scriptures, believe in Jesus Christ, get baptized in his name, pray for forgiveness of their sins, repent of their sins and actually try to LIVE their lives for Jesus Christ by obeying his commandments as much as possible. These people will NOT bow down to pressure from “the world” or “today’s culture” and upon threat of death, will obey Jesus’s commandments in the bible to their last breath…..

They WON’T believe the major lie of Sunday being the Sabbath or the false teaching that the Sabbath doesn’t matter anymore, etc. They will actually read their bibles in order to have spiritual discernment from all the false teachings floating around today. And these people will face MUCH clamour and opposition. People will be telling them how “hateful” they are because they don’t accept gay marriages and the like.

People will also mock and ridicule them and tell them how “silly” and “anal” they are for wanting to celebrate the Sabbath on its TRUE time-frame (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) instead of on “mans’ traditional Sunday”. And they will be very small in number but big on faith. And it will be their faith in and servitude to Jesus Christ that sets them apart from the rest. They are the very few that will find the narrow gate (Jesus Christ).

Then again, (and I say this with love), the only thing many people want to hear these days is all of the “good” and “flowery” messages about God. Messages such as, “God is love”, “God is forgiving” etc. They don’t want to hear about his righteous anger/condemnation towards sin and unbelievers or that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and eternal life!

And many Christian Churches of today only want to teach the “Feel Good” gospel; a gospel that is NON-BIBLICAL. Modern-day doctrines such as “Jesus loves you, so you don’t have to pray for forgiveness of sins”, “There’s no such thing as condemnation for sin”, “God wants you to be wealthy”, “God wants you to do what YOU want to do in life”, “One gets their salvation through works”, etc.

In the meantime, Christians overseas are losing their very LIVES for the written testimony of the true Word of God! (That should tell us something about where our church’s true *focus* should be: on the TRUE testimony of the Word of God…..not some Non-Biblical “World Friendly” interpretation of God!)

So people, don’t buy into the LIES of the world! Don’t believe that there are “many paths to eternal life or spiritual enlightenment” or that “there’s no such thing as sin”, or that “Jesus isn’t God” or that “God wants us to be wealthy, etc” or that “God doesn’t exist” and the like.

You have been forewarned! Jesus Christ has said in the last days that there would be MANY false gospels and false teachings……of churches that would only preach what their congregants were “itching to hear”……of churches who would only chase after people’s money and not people’s souls for God…….of people who would deny Jesus’s and/or Satan’s existence………of how churches/people in the last days would elevate mankind above God………..of preachers/etc. who would DENY that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Salvation, of churches that would DENY the concept of “sin” and the NEED for repentance!

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For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears” [2 Timothy 4:3]

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” [2 Timothy 4:4]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwL1DThtxYg&feature=PlayList&p=71B19136E7C68236&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=78
Joel Osteen DENIES that Jesus Christ is the only way to Eternal Paradise/Salvation!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cTr34ZnGG0&feature=PlayList&p=814036F9E8388BE6&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6
Billy Graham DENIES that Jesus Christ is the only way to Eternal Paradise/Salvation!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC1Z1SrSnwg
Pope DENIES Jesus Christ is the only way to Eternal Paradise/Salvation!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf5heuUEUE0
Oprah Winfrey DENIES Jesus Christ!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwyhF5MyiyE&feature=related
Rick Warren DENIES the true Gospel!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NizojZIX7Aw
Church of Oprah (I say this with love & only want to point out to Christians that it’s NOT truly Christian-based).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgJ0s1wNEZc&feature=related
Dutch Roman Catholic bishop says we should refer to God as Allah!!! (BLASPHEMOUS!!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge2P8LnSbo8 (I say this with love) Former Muslim speaks out against Allah and PROVES that “Allah” is NOT the same as Yahweh!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJePrvgZ6Vw&feature=PlayList&p=A85A4128A1DAAFE8&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=26
Apostasy of the Christian Church RAMPANT!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi31HpbO8ng
Feel Good Gospel – The Truth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opeGjWXi35Q
James McDonald Explains Four False Gospels within last 50 Years!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlHR38csLBA
The Churches of Today – Wicked

[I pray that ALL who teach OR follow a false gospel/doctrine/practice that is NOT true to Jesus Christ/God Almighty will have their eyes opened, repent, and come back to the Lord Jesus Christ and his TRUE doctrine, before it’s too late!]

There was most recently a user on YouTube, for example, who made a video a few months back asking what “moral behavior” was and truly seemed bothered by it and said that none of the Christians around her could give her a “true” answer as to what “moral behavior” is!

As Christians, we are supposed to shine the light of God into the world! We are supposed to speak the truth and nothing but the truth!

One last example I forgot to mention is some of the stuff in modern-day Christian bookstores. While there are some good Christ-centered books out there still, many of the shelves today are stocked with things that either talk about the creature (man/self) rather than the Creator (God), that preach false gospels such as “God wants you to be wealthy” and/or “It’s all about YOU, not God” OR that talk NOTHING about God/Jesus or the NEED for and ONLY way to Salvation through Jesus Christ & Jesus Christ, ALONE!

But what gets me the most are the BOOK COVERS! An author’s face oftentimes takes up the WHOLE ENTIRE FRONT OF THE BOOK COVER (as though the author is to be worshipped or something!) It’s truly sickening!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve also noticed this on Christian radio programs, too. They are oftentimes glorifying the creator (man) instead of the creator!

Instead of talking about all the good works the Lord Jesus Christ has done in a certain person’s life, the discussion often becomes “read so and so’s new book. for a small price, YOU can find out what it means to be close to God”. Well, let me tell you something. Jesus Christ doesn’t charge money for us to know him. His message is free. So should it be with all others. If ANY ministry asks for money, be leary. Be REAL leary. But if a ministry gives you free material and doesn’t ask for a single dime, they are most likely a God-fearing, God-loving ministry and more than likely have the right focus (being saving men’s souls, not raiding their pocketbook!)

Consequently, the “New Age” section of any bookstore you go to these days is just overflowing with materials, when, only a few years ago, there was only a small section of “New Age” books in most bookstores. Gone are the days when people use to write off as nonsense the New Age movement. Now, it’s become the order of the day. It’s now become to the point where, if you’re not pro-liberal, pro-gay marriage, pro-New Age philosophy, then you’re just too narrow-minded in today’s world, etc.

But this is NOT coincidence! For these very “things” were all prophesied in the bible long, long ago (before and even during the time of Jesus):

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For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” [2 Timothy 4: 3-4]

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” [2 Timothy 3:13]

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” [2 Timothy 3:12]

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; 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” [2 Thessalonians 2:3-4]

AND REMEMBER: THERE IS ONE WAY AND ***ONLY*** ONE WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE AND TO OBTAIN SALVATION/FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND THAT IS FROM JESUS CHRIST AND JESUS CHRIST, ALONE!!!!!

“I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT. NO-ONE COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME” [JOHN 14:6]

“NOR IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER, FOR THERE IS NONE OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN WHEREBY WE MUST BE SAVED” [ACTS 4:12]

“HE WHO BELIEVES AND IS BAPTIZED WILL BE SAVED BUT HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED” [MARK 16:16]

The Struggles of Christian Vs. A Non-Believer, Part 2

Do you ever feel alone or restless in life? Like your life has no *specific* meaning or purpose? Like no-one really cares about you? Like something is missing in your life? Yet, you don’t quite know what the “something” is?

Or have you ever done something that you MAJORLY regret in your life and wish you could go back in time or start over again?

Maybe you were raised as a Christian but later turned away from the faith, as you got older. Maybe you know someone who is Christian and doesn’t seem to be living by Christian standards (going around saying things such as “God hates homosexuals”, etc) or maybe you’re just a person of “science” who doesn’t see or feel the NEED for God.

Maybe you’re addicted to alcohol, sex, attention/validation from others, money, food, fashion, TV/movies/popular culture or drugs. Maybe there was a most recent death in your family and you don’t know where to turn. Maybe you’re mad at God for the uncertain state of the economy or world chaos. Or maybe you blame God for everything going wrong in your life, in general.

Well, let me tell you something. Jesus Christ cares.

And for EACH person that calls out to Jesus’s heavenly name, he has a divine plan and purpose for each of our lives:

And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you” [Isaiah 46:4]

 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” [Jeremiah 29:11]

Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life” [Isaiah 43:4]

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee” [Jeremiah 31:3]

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” [1 Peter 4:10]

As an all-knowing, all-loving God…….

God knew each and every single one of us before we were born. He created us and he made us. And he understands what we’re going through, no matter what we’re facing in life. God made himself human in the form of Jesus Christ, not only so we would believe in him but so he could emphasize with “being human” [even though as both God AND Man, he was *perfect* and never sinned].

Jesus Christ (God in the flesh) was mocked, flogged/whipped, ridiculed, pierced in the side, crowned with a crown of thorns, spit on, forced to carry his own cross and then crucified. He died an *excruciatingly painful* death, in order to save mankind from God’s Wrath/unforgiveness of sins. He took the payment for sin upon Himself in order to give US (humanity) a way to “become clean” in God’s eyes and receive forgiveness of our sins and *everlasting life*. This is known as “Salvation”.

Jesus died for you and for me, and for every person in the world that has ever lived from Jesus’s time, up to the present time.

So when we pray to Jesus for forgiveness of ours sins and acknowledge to him that we are a sinner, basically what we’re doing is “accepting” Jesus’s *free gift of salvation/forgiveness of sins* into our minds, hearts, bodies and spirits and saying “thank-you Lord Jesus, for dying for my sins, as I am nothing but a sinner in need of Salvation”.

So when I say that Jesus Christ understands what you’re going through, you can TRULY believe that he knows what you’re going through, since he went through all of that [the beyond excruciatingly painful –both physically and emotionally— torchure and death], just to be able to save you and me and all of mankind from their sins/God’s wrath.

“For God so loved that world that he gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” [John 3:16]

“For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved” [John 3:17]

“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the in the name of the only begotten Son of God [Jesus Christ]” {John 3:18}

So no matter what you’re facing in life (death of someone close to you, thoughts of depression/suicide, alcohol/drug addiction, severe persecution or “broken faith” as a Christian, an uncertain economic future, etc), call out to Jesus TODAY! Put your faith, trust and love in him!

He WILL have a solution to any problem in life that you’re facing right now, if you call out to him in prayer. He knows, He understands and He CARES!

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” [Hebrews 13:5]

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” [Hebrews 13:6]

If you put your faith, trust and love in the Lord Jesus [accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal Lord & Savior], pray for forgiveness of your sins, repent of your sins [that means, stop doing them], get baptized [FULL IMMERSION BAPTISM] in the name of Jesus Christ and CONTINUE following Jesus’s commands in the bible until the day you die, you will never have to face life alone or worry about the future ever, ever again! You will be able to rest with the peace and knowledge that you are “Saved” and that you’re going to spend eternity with God/Jesus Christ in eternal paradise, someday!!!!!

And if you don’t believe in Jesus Christ, then now is the time to *pray to believe*.

Say to Jesus: Lord, upon my uncertainty of your existence right now, please make yourself real to me. Please grant me the power to believe. Amen

And then read the Word of God in the New Testament, which commands us to pray for forgiveness of our sins, repent of our sins, accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior into our hearts and get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

Jesus says in Mark 16:16 “He who believes & is baptized is Saved but he who does not believe will be condemned”. Meaning, that the ONLY unforgiveable sin there is, is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of *Truth* and it is rewarded to/freely given to all those who believe in Jesus Christ, get baptized in his name, pray for forgiveness of their sins, REPENT (that means, give up) their sins and submit their very LIVES to him by living a life that is pleasing to God/Jesus Christ.

And sadly, Revelation 20:15 (book of Revelation, chapter 20, verse 15, at the very end of the New Testament) gives us a VERY CLEAR PICTURE of all those whom DON’T put their faith, trust, love & obedience into Jesus Christ:

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire

So just imagine this for a moment……..Everything from the Earth, on the Earth has COMPLETELY passed away……..and you’re standing before the righteous Judgement Seat of JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY! Man……you never believed in him BEFORE……but BOY, you sure do, NOW! He’s separating all the people that ever lived on the Earth into TWO groups……One LARGE group of people on his LEFT side………and a very SMALL group of people on his RIGHT side………

You immediately look over to your large “group” on the LEFT side of Jesus and laugh a bit of relief, thinking that YOUR side must be the “redeemed side” and that the “small” side on Jesus’s RIGHT side must be the “condemned side”. You wait in nervous anticipation……..only to hear Jesus say FIRST to the VERY small group on his RIGHT side, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” [Matthew 25:34b]

And then YOU PANIC…….as you THEN come to FULLY realize………YOU ARE ON THE “CONDEMNED SIDE” OF THE LORD!

And then, just about as your soul’s heart is about to stop, he then turns to YOUR “large group” on the left side of him and says, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels! [Matthew 25:41b] 

And then, as you and all the others are being led to the flames, you SCREAM in agony at Jesus saying, JESUS! I WAS WRONG! I WAS WRONG! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM! LET ME INTO YOUR KINGDOM, PLEASE! I BBEEGGG OFFFF YYYOOUUU! but by THEN, it’ll be too late……..

For WHILE you were still living on the Earth, you sealed your fate by DENYING JESUS! [And please know that denying Jesus doesn’t JUST have to be a form of VERBAL DENIAL……..it can also be a LIFESTYLE DENIAL, as well. For example, those who “claim” they love Jesus but yet, don’t follow his commands in the bible! They are likened onto “Jesus deniers!”] 

The struggles of a Christian Vs. a Non-Believer

Being a Christian in today’s world is NOT easy. In fact, it’s anything but. There is SO MUCH resistance going on out there against the true believers in Christ! Even from people that are close to us! And there’s something I don’t quite understand. What is so threatening about a just, LOVING God who wishes that NONE would perish but that ALL would have *everlasting life*?

“For God [the Heavenly Father] so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ] that whoever believeth in Him [Jesus Christ] should not perish but have *everlasting life*” [life in eternity with God/Jesus Christ] John, chapter 3, verse 16 (John 3:16)

And trust me, if I & other true Christians out there know the bible to be the 100% true, holy-spirit-inspired Word of God and that ALL non-believers are condemned by God, (if they don’t come to Christ before they die), then isn’t it my job, and EVERY true Christian’s job, to preach to all the lost souls of the world so that in Jesus’s name, they may be saved? What kind of Christian would I or someone else be if they DIDN’T teach about salvation and Jesus to people? Think about it.

And when I quote bible passages that go along with what I’m saying, I don’t do it to be threatening or scary or intimidating in any way. I do it because I love ALL that I speak to and because I want them, through God’s good grace, to see the way, the truth and the light [Jesus Christ] so that their eyes may be opened and so that they will be “saved” and go into eternity WITH God/Jesus someday!

I mean, forgive me for saying this and all but who in their right mind, after reading or hearing about the descriptions of hell and/or eternal punishment in the “fire that never quenches”, would want to go there? It is NOT the *party place* that secular people make it out to be. It is a place of damnation and torment. Jesus describes it in Matthew 8:12 “But the children of the kingdom [of darkness] shall be cast into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and knashing of teeth”. In order words, excruciatingly painful!

Just like, who, after reading or hearing about the descriptions of *New Jerusalem* (God’s eternal Kingdom talked about in Revelation, chapters 21-22 in the New Testament), would NOT want to go there? It is a place where there is no pain, only happiness. No tears are shed. All who are hungry for food or thirst for water will never have to hunger or thirst ever again. There is nothing but dancing and rejoicing and no signs of aging. In other words, enlightenment/spiritual nirvana! However, even still, the Lord Jesus Christ will be worshiped in the Millennial Kingdom and beyond and inhabitants of the holy city will go up on the mountain during the feast of Tabernacles and whoever doesn’t go up to the mountain during the feast of Tabernacles will have no rain on their crops, etc. (but more about that later)….

Guys, look…..the truth of the matter is, true Christians live a very hard life. They are mocked and ridiculed (even by some fellow “wayward/worldly Christians”, called crazy by some and even sometimes betrayed by people close to them, due to their faith!

But they are SO thrilled with Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of their sins [salvation] that they want to turn around and share that total joy in knowing Jesus Christ with others. What is so threatening about THAT? True Christians feel as if it’s their mission in life to save lost souls, so that’s what they do and that’s what God calls them to do.

If you don’t want to hear the message about God, don’t take it up with ME or whatever person is trying to teach you God’s Word, take it up with God himself! Not I or anyone else am FORCING anyone to read God’s message, afterall. People read things or not, of their own free will. Just like people come to God or not of their own free will.

So PLEASE, people….I’m not forcing you to read or do ANYTHING. I am just merely telling you of what is spoken about in God’s Word in the Holy Bible and of my own experiences with God, so that you can make the decision on your own to come to God or not. What you DO in terms of coming to God or not is entirely up to YOU.

But please know (and I say this with love) that God condemns ALL non-believers that don’t accept Jesus Christ into their minds, hearts, bodies and spirits before they die….

But to fully accept Jesus Christ into one’s mind, heart, body and spirit, one must pray for forgiveness of sins, REPENT/stop doing sins, get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and live a life that is pleasing to him UNTIL one dies.

And remember, one of the BEST kept secrets in today’s “secular world” is that Jesus Christ/God exists, and that the Devil/Satan exists. Satan would love nothing more than to have people believe he, Satan, doesn’t exist (and *especially* WANTS people believing that Jesus doesn’t exist). That way, he (Satan) is more easily able to infiltrate one’s mind, heart, body and spirit, and bend a person’s will to do his silent bidding. In fact, he’s ALWAYS behind the scenes of some of the most gruesome crimes in today’s world, as well as friends betraying friends, etc. Oftentimes after people are arrested for major crimes in today’s world, they will say something like “the voices told me to do it”, “Satan told me to do it”, etc. and these people aren’t lying! Satanic/demonic possession is a real thing in today’s world and more attention needs to be brought to it. (But that’s for another post).

Also, Satan is THE OPPRESSOR. He WANTS you to hate the people close to you. He WANTS you to feel depressed, downtrodden, hopeless, helpless, even suicidal. He WANTS you to struggle with additions (be it alcohol, food, drugs, music, cars, guns, etc.) He WANTS you to think that both he and Jesus aren’t real. He WANTS you to doubt your faith and not live a true Christian life. He WANTS you to be overcome with a love for entertainment (music, movies, videogames, television, etc.). He WANTS you to write off the bible as “myth”.

He WANTS you to turn away from Jesus Christ at all costs. He WANTS you to do bad things that he knows aren’t pleasing to God so he can try to suck your soul away someday. He WANTS you to be a backslidden Christian. He WANTS you to lose your faith AND hope in Jesus Christ so you will become part of the “Satanic fold”. He WANTS you to think that you can’t make a positive difference in this world. He WANTS you to not do the things that Jesus Christ wants you to do (“tell your friend you’re sorry”, “write this person a letter”, “go see how so and so is doing at your work”, etc.) Basically, he wants everything that Jesus Christ DOESN’T want for you or your life.

And Jesus Christ, on the other hand, is THE REDEEMER. HE wants you to love the people close to you (and around you). HE wants you to forgive those who have hurt you. HE wants you to feel joy and peace in your life. HE wants to give you hope and a future. HE wants to help you overcome your addictions, to heal on the inside and to be set free from all your addictions. HE wants you to know that both he and Satan are real. HE doesn’t want you to doubt your faith but will help you overcome your doubts if you cry out to him about it in prayer. HE wants you to live a true, Christian life that is pleasing to him.

HE does NOT want you to be overcome with a love for entertainment (music, movies, videogames, television money, etc.), the things in and of this world, etc. HE wants you to turn away from SATAN and Satan’s “entertainment/lust/greed” agenda at all costs. HE doesn’t want you to be a backslidden Christian but wants to help you overcome your sin(s). HE wants to help you make a positive difference in today’s world (even if you’ve only helped just ONE soul on the planet……in God’s eyes, you’ve helped him a TON just by helping that ONE soul). HE wants you to do things in your life for HIS glory. And basically, Jesus Christ wants everything for you and your life that Satan DOESN’T want (peace, joy, salvation, everlasting life).

Jesus said in Mark 16:16 “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be condemned”.

Jesus Christ Is The ONLY THING That Satisfies!

With the world being so “crazy” today, many people are searching for answers. They feel empty inside and are trying to search for the one thing or things or people that they think will make them feel “complete” or “happy” in life. Many famous music and movie stars turn to things such as money, publicity stunts, religions like Scientology or Kabbalah (a form of Jewish Mysticism) to try to fill that “empty hole” in their lives. Other people turn to alcohol/partying, sex or drugs. Yet others find themselves turning to food, entertainment (music, movies, books, television, videgogames, etc.) or “new age spirituality” for comfort.

But they are overlooking one simple thing. Jesus Christ is the ONLY thing that satisfies and makes one feel “complete”! (That is, when one fully gives themselves over to Jesus Christ and surrenders their life and heart to Him!)

I know it sounds clique but it’s true.

God is the one who created us, who knew us before we were born, who knows our future and of whom can even count the numbers of hairs on our head.

Therefore, he knows each and every single one of personally (personality traits and all) and knows what’s best for us. His divine love satisfies better than ANY amount of money, sex, drugs, food, partying, entertainment or “new age spirituality” EVER could!

So for those people out there in the world who have resisted Jesus Christ/God, turned their back on Him, or don’t believe in Him, give God a chance. Get to know Jesus Christ today. Jesus Christ loves EVERYONE, regardless of race, gender, culture & no matter WHAT they’ve done so far in life! (There is NO hidden catch! God’s love is FREE to all who accept it!) God loves you, each and every single one of you and He wants to get to know you!

However, Jesus Christ can not help a person that REFUSES to get help, REFUSES to believe in him, REFUSES to have faith & trust in him, REFUSES to repent/give up their sins. Jesus Christ (at Judgement Day) will judge ALL those who turned their backs on him while they were living or those that “profused” to believed in him but followed their OWN ways, instead of God’s ways.

However, if you cry out to Jesus Christ in prayer (& mean the prayer with all your soul, all your mind, and all your heart & all your strength & BELIEVE that he has the power to help you/save you for eternity), He WILL change your life for the better, if you ask Him to! He WILL cleanse you from all sin & “negative baggage” and allow his Holy Spirit to bring peace & joy over your spirit and in your life! Peace & joy that you’ve never known before!

So, you may think that you “gave God” a chance once and that you didn’t feel Him working in your life, but let me ask you this. Have you TRULY given God a chance? Did you TRULY surrender your heart and your life to Him and lay all your hopes/dreams/worries at his feet?

It doesn’t matter WHAT you’ve done in your life so far, God’s love is free & accessible to ALL who desire it. It doesn’t matter if you’ve killed 5 people or 50 people. It doesn’t matter if you’ve robbed a bank or dealt drugs. It doesn’t matter if you were once involved with or even currently involved in porn. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man who walked out on your wife/ex-wife and kids & hadn’t made child support payments in a long time or if you’re a mother who abandoned your kids and/or your husband. It doesn’t matter if you once stole a huge sum of items from the mall or the grocery store or if you used to mercilessly bully someone while you were in grade-school, middle school or high-school.

Jesus Christ LOVES you and he wants to give you a 2nd chance in life! He wants to renew your mind, heart, body and spirit and make you a new creature and give you a brand new life in him! 😉 He can take what’s UNRIGHTEOUS in a person and make them RIGHTEOUS! But they have to want it. They have to feel SO much REMORSE over what they’ve done in life so far, that they’d be willing to do almost anything to change it. And that’s where Jesus Christ comes in. Once a person BELIEVES in him, CALLS OUT to him in prayer, REPENTS of their sins and then GETS FULL-WATER-IMMERSION-BAPTIZED in his great heavenly name, they are MADE NEW in his site! 😉

See, that’s just the thing. Jesus Christ died on the cross over 1976+ years ago at the Place of Golgotha so that you and I and all of mankind could be forgiven of all our sins. ALL of our sins. Not just SOME of them, but ALL of them. And many people today are even WANTING a 2nd chance in life and WANTING to start on a fresh, clean slate, as it were. I can’t tell you HOW many times I’ve heard people say or mention on forum boards online that they wish they could “do life all over again”. Well, with Jesus Christ, you CAN start your life all over again and live a brand new life! And like I said, it doesn’t matter WHAT you’ve done in life so far, who you are, where you came from. Jesus’s FREE gift of salvation/forgiveness of sins and everlasting life is open to ALL who accept him, trust/believe in him, get baptized in his name and consequently, live their lives for him.

Jesus was crucified, then later taken down and placed into a tomb by Joseph of Ariamathea, etc. The Romans placed guards outside the tomb and placed a heavy stone in front of it so that no man could steal the body. Three days later, Jesus was resurrected from the dead, just like he said he’d be, and the heavy stone had been rolled away. His linen cloths were laying there where his body once was but Jesus’s body was no longer in the tomb. And then he appeared (with the marks through his hands and feet) to his apostles, etc. And 40 days after that, he ascended up to heaven to be on the right hand side of God, the Almighty Heavenly Father and there are even NON-CHRISTIAN historical accounts of this!

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/jesus-resurrection-proven-by-early-non-christian-writers/

Jesus Christ is 100% real, people! I’ve seen him with my own two eyes during a near-death experience when I was around age 2 or so. His voice has the ability to shake the Earth and the waters. Plus he also showed me the holes in both his wrists and near the tops of his feet.

Therefore, it stands to reason. If Jesus Christ is real (and I KNOW for 100% fact he’s real, so help me God, so help my spirit!), then Satan is real. And if Satan is real, then hell is real. And if hell is real…………well, you get the picture.

Notice the people around you. Examine real closely how they’re living their lives. And slowly over time, you will start to see that the people that “claim” they believe in God but don’t want to live their lives for him/serve him and the people who are nonbelievers or believers of false religions seem “lost”. You can see it in their eyes. They act all happy on outside but you can tell that deep, deep down inside, they are restless, never happy, never satisfied but they can’t fully figure out why. So they try the partying thing, the New Age thing, etc. and you will notice that they STILL aren’t satisfied and again, they STILL can’t figure out why. Just look at all the music and movie stars that are burned out, on drugs, alcoholics, etc. Fame and fortune most certainly has its price. And it’s not JUST the “living under the microscope” price, but rather, an EVEN MORE heftier price than THAT……rather, an eternal price!!!!!!!

Many of them even tried selling their soul to the devil in exchange for money and fame. But ya know what? Even then, there’s still hope for some of those poor people, as the following case demonstrates:

Unfortunately, some celebrities aren’t so lucky……..they don’t realize that Satan’s the great deceiver who actually HATES them and ALL of humanity……and that he never permanently upholds his end of the deal……..and many of them buy into the lie “well, I’ve sold my soul to devil, that’s it, there’s no more hope for me”. False! There IS hope for them. And that hope is the Lord Jesus Christ. If they humbly and SINCERELY come to Jesus Christ in prayer, and seek to UNDO the “soul selling to devil”, then I believe that the Lord will forgive them. I have no reason to believe otherwise. For our souls aren’t even ours to begin with, for they belong to God and God alone and it’s Jesus Christ who will decide where each soul spends eternity, NOT Satan!

Sadly, many celebrities and non-celebrities alike die without the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and are placed in hell immediately upon their deaths. And for them, THE MOST painful revelation in hell is the fact that they COULD’VE avoided all that eternal pain and suffering had they submitted themselves and their lives and hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ before it was too late (meaning, before they passed away and died in their earthly mortal lives). Cause afterall, the gifts of salvation/forgiveness of sins and eternal life are FREE to all who accept/trust/serve Jesus Christ.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36 (book of Mark, chapter 8, verse 36)

Jesus Christ Loves You!

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done in life so far. Jesus loves you. And in him, you can be made whole again.

Maybe you grew up in the Christian faith but later turned on it when you got older. Maybe you feel as though God just isn’t there in your life or that there is no god. Maybe you’ve seen some hypocritical things that Christians have done and it has turned you off from Christianity. Maybe you struggle with an alcohol or drug addiction or feel like you’re not good enough or worthy enough for God.

Or maybe you’ve just never heard the name of Jesus Christ before and don’t know who he is or what he did or why his name should be important. Or further still, maybe you were born into/follow a different religion OR you feel as though God is just a God of “too many rules”, etc.

Well, let me tell you something. Jesus loves you! It doesn’t matter if you’re a druggie and/or drug dealer, bank robber, alcoholic, embezzler, stripper, homosexual, jihadist, Hindu/Muslim/Atheist/Buddhist, etc. Jesus loves you. And he wants to have a spiritual relationship with you and to give you the FREE gifts of salvation(forgiveness of sins) and eternal life! And it’s not a “maybe” or a “case by case basis”, you can know for 100% certainty that you are saved/forgiven of sins and reserved a special place in God’s eternal kingdom!

The following are the very moving, personal testimonies of 2 radical Muslims and a former stripper who got saved by Jesus!

Khalil’s Testimony
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaHH3s15hXc&feature=PlayList&p=
F40DD4D90B9BB631&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=52
Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt18EElho18&feature=PlayList&p=
F40DD4D90B9BB631&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=7
Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS6GzsLWih0&feature=PlayList&p=
F40DD4D90B9BB631&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=8
Part 3

Ashin’s Testimony

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YUk6lpajdI Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1cSSFJGfN0&feature=related Part 2

Former Stripper’s Testimony [warning: very moving, tear-jerker]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjTbuY9Q1BE&feature=related

Jesus Christ is now appearing to people in dreams and visions and coming into people’s lives through strange experiences by the droves! We are living in the Last Days. Jesus will take you just as you are. And you don’t have to be live like Mother Teresa for Jesus to love and accept you, Jesus will take you just as you are. Jesus extends the FREE gifts of eternal life in paradise AND salvation (forgiveness of sin) to EVERYONE who HUMBLY and SINCERELY calls upon his great and holy name!

It doesn’t matter WHAT you’ve done in life so far, Jesus loves you! And he wants to get to know you! He knew you before you were born and before you even took your very 1st breath!He has a special plan for you. And he will never leave or forsake you, after you learn to put your faith & trust in him! And once more, he CARES what you’re going through. Whatever problem you’re having in life right now (be it financial, physical, mental, emotional, etc.), Jesus gots a solution! So please, I urge you to come to Jesus today! Jesus is the greatest inner peace & joy I’ve ever known in all my LIFE! In him, my spirit is complete! And in him, I never have to be afraid for I know that I will be eternally with him in his eternal paradise someday! In Jesus’s name, you can be sure!

You won’t ever have to question rather or not you’ll be saved/forgiven of all your sins. For EVERY person who calls on the name of the Lord Jesus, obeys Jesus’s commandments and gets baptized in his name WILL be saved! Jesus gives the free gift of *eternal salvation* to all who call upon his name! And he alone has the keys to the gates of heaven & hell.

Jesus is the ONLY one who can save us from hell and the ONLY one that can give us the free gifts of Salvation and eternal life, if we call upon his name. Jesus is like a free *eternal present* given to us by God. But in order to receive the *free eternal present*, we must first approach God in prayer and *ask* to receive the “free gift of Jesus Christ” for the remission/forgiveness of our sins and eternal life.

We must approach Jesus Christ in prayer and pray for forgiveness of our sins. The moment we do and get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, we receive our *free gift of eternal life* with God someday. 

And YES…..baptism is a necessary rite of Christian passage to become saved….the MOMENT we become baptized (believing with all our minds, hearts, body and spirit that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, that he was crucified and died for our sins, that he was resurrected just 3 days later and ascended up to heaven 40 days later to be on the right hand side of the Heavenly Father/God Almighty), we receive the FREE gifts of the Holy Spirit (the gift of *spiritual discernment* to know what is truly of God and what is NOT truly of God) & everlasting life.

And IN this day and age when SO many false gospels are floating around in today’s world and over the internet and in LARGE, televangelist churches, it is IMPERTINENT that all should receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Not only for spiritual discernment but to CONVICT US OF OUR SIN! For example, if we are doing something against God’s will, the Holy Spirit will IMMEDIATELY point it out to us and LET US KNOW…....

In other words, it’s the spiritual force that keeps us grounded….It says in the bible that BLASPHEMY of the Holy Spirit is the ONLY unforgivable sin. So what does that mean, you may ask? Well, the truth is, nobody knows for 100% sure but here are all my best educated guesses: [and remember, a person has to literally die/pass way IN death in an UNREPENTANT state of sin to be unforgiven for it].

1. To not believe in God/Jesus Christ

2. To say that Jesus got his power from Satan to cast out demons, heal sickness, instead of getting it from the Heavenly Father

3. To not get baptized and believe it’s “not necessary” to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit/spiritual discernment & conviction

4. To mock the Holy Spirit and/or to call the Holy Spirit a liar

5. To say that Jesus was NOT the Son of God or to say that Jesus was NOT crucified

6. To not believe in the Holy Spirit 

7. To believe that Jesus and Satan were brothers or considered “equal” in heaven, before the fall

Matthew 12:31-32 has this to say: “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come”