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The Gospel of Jesus Christ is FREE!

I don’t know why but I’ve personally come across COUNTLESS numbers of Christian tracks, programs and ministries that ask for CONSTANT DONATIONS in the name of Jesus Christ!

And something about that just doesn’t sit right with me.

With so many FREE & wonderful bible study programs out there that are funded of their own accord, why do all these other “Christian” ministries out there feel the need to ask for money all the time? In fact, there’s been quite a number of cases most recently where Christian ministries were brought to light by the media over “financial fraud”.

But the truth is, the gospel of Jesus Christ and salvation is FREE! For Jesus Christ NEVER once said in the bible, “baptize them in my name, then ask them for $20” or “have the inhabitants of the city of Bethlehem pay you $50, just to be able to hear my message!”

And quite frankly, I’ve listened to lots of Christian radio programming while driving to and from work or watched some Christian evangelist programming on TV from time to time. And most of these programs (specifically, the Christian radio programming that I listen to the most) have GREAT Christian messages about how we need to repent of our sins, develop a more closer spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ, etc.

But then, as soon as some of the programs are over, or sometimes right in the middle of them, there’s a short pause followed by constant proclamations of “and now you can order the whole CD set of this program with a generous donation of $25 or more” or “for your donation of any amount, we’ll send you such and such program” or some like thing and my heart just ACHES with sadness each and every time I hear something like that. For the gospel of Jesus Christ and salvation is FREE. So why should people have to pay up the WAZOO or be FORCED to make a donation for such programs like “how to have a better prayer life”, etc? Because the truth is, ALL the questions about how to have a better prayer life, etc. can be found in the very pages of the bible, itself!

But don’t get me wrong, though. There ARE still many great FREE Christian resources out there. They are just few and far between and hard to find. But in fact, walk into just about ANY Christian bookstore today and (assuming it’s about the same everywhere and not just here in my local town), the prices are OUTRAGEOUS (using Jesus as a “cash cow”), an author’s picture oftentimes takes up the whole entire book cover (worshiping the creator instead of the creator/idolatry), not to mention there are things like “scripture candy” (pretty much milking it — the $$$ — for all it’s worth, something CLEARLY forbidden in the bible. Think about the time of  John 2:16 when it was said “And [Jesus Christ] said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise”. 

So when I see “disposable things” in a Christian bookstore like “scripture candy”, I am truly appalled for I feel as though they are taking it a bit too far and making the gospel a sort’ve “joke” because as soon as one eats the candy, they are “eating up” a piece of written scripture, sort’ve speak, and something about that just doesn’t sit right with me, though I can’t quite put my finger on it. And not only that but every single time I stepped foot inside the local Christian bookstore, not only did this weird creepy sense of foreboding come over me (can’t explain it — has this ever happened to anyone else or is it just me?) but they watched me like a hawk and tried to sell me things I clearly didn’t need (EXPENSIVE things!)

In fact, I almost always felt like I had been a character out of the Stephan King movie “Needful Things” every time I went in there (to the local Christian bookstore). And once more, they NEVER really talked about Jesus Christ or salvation or even asked how my day or my life was going. They were there to make $$$$, PERIOD! [And yes, I know that some people gotta make a living — that’s true — but do they REALLY need to charge $150-$200 for a brand new bible? That is just CRAZY!!!) So I stopped going there a long while ago for those express purposes. And how sad. And how my soul grieves.

It seems there is no longer a true/biblical Christian store here, anymore. And not only that but the people of my town are (sadly) seeming to become more and more “liberal” over time. This used to be a town where (it seemed to ME, atleast) that people actually CARED about God and his holy divine commands in the bible some 15 years ago. Today, in the year 2014, one would be hard-pressed to find a Christian in my town that even does so much as BELIEVES in the 100% accuracy of the bible, let alone follows it! 😦 

15 years ago, the New Age section of the local Hastings [and notice I said Hastings, I’m not talking about the same “Christian bookstore” up above] took up ONE small shelf while the Christianity section took up about 3 whole AISLES! TODAY in the year 2014, the New Age section pretty much takes up 1-3 whole AISLES while the Christian section only takes up half an aisle. And OF the things on the Christian shelf section, MOST of those things are what I call “liberal-leaned” literature. There’s TONS of NIVS, NKJV, ESV, NLT, etc. and my soul just GRIEVES, relentlessly.

Because I know full well that most of these “newer” bible translations are actually serving to lead MANY astray by changing/omitting hundreds, if not THOUSANDS of words from the original KJV text and as a result are more likely to be of the viewpoint “it’s OK to be gay” which is one of the most SINGLE, most damnable lies and heresies of the ENTIRE 21ST CENTURY (next to “once saved, always saved”, which I believe I discussed in a previous post on here). But I will discuss the former more in detail in my next post.

But in fact, I was mulling around an idea in my head the other day. Something called “The Gospel Project”. What I would do is publish various bible verses (such as John 3:16) on Vistaprint cards. And then, I would leave them in various unsuspecting places for people to see, or gather up a small pile of them in my hand on a very windy day and then throw them up in the air and let the wind do its magic since I know the Lord Jesus will let the wind blow the cards wherever he wills and allow them all to be viewed by whomever he wills. I also thought of self-publishing small little packets proving how Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and then anonymously distributing it to local Jewish centers in the area and/or possibly printing off another small packet firmly yet lovingly explaining why homosexual practitioners are “lost souls” that need to come back to God and that yes, homosexual relations are a sin, etc.

Basically, I’ve been trying to brainstorm of various ways that I can freely distribute the gospel and fulfilled bible prophecy to people OTHER than just through this blog! But I have to admit. In a nation and even a town of mostly “liberals”, I am somewhat afraid of how the gospel messages will be received. But, I must be strong and have faith in the Lord Jesus for it was said in Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible“.

And like I said up above, I know that all people gotta make a living, somehow. But when one is charging $150-$200 for bibles, you REALLY got to ask yourself what this world is coming to. Beware of bibles being sold for high prices, as the bible states it must be FREELY GIVEN! That’s exactly why I don’t necessarily agree with the concept of a “Christian bookstore” that’s set up like a business. A business is set up to make money, not save souls. Think how many more souls they could help save if they gave out free bibles. I’m sure they could help save a TON!

Not every lost soul in NEED of being saved has a free $200 floating around in their pockets to purchase a bible. Especially in TODAY’S economy where even some poor folks with PhD’s are now homeless due to losing their homes and jobs and in many cases, their own families (due to death/natural disasters) and very livelihoods. Now, a book in a Christian bookstore or Christian section OF a secular bookstore on how to get closer to God, okay fine, sell it for $15-$20 (a reasonable price). But the holy bible? The one thing that people actually NEED in their lives? There are many ways/solutions to give it out FREE or to sponsor FREE power point presentations/etc. on the gospel of Jesus Christ if one truly cares about all the poor, lost souls out there.

If Jesus Christ means something to you, then spread his gospel of salvation/forgiveness for sins but do it FREELY. Don’t charge a penny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Emergent Church”: Christianity + New Age

There is something SERIOUSLY wrong with the Christian Church today!

Walk into just about ANY Christian Church today and you will see something called “The Emergent Church”; churches that care far more about entertainment, status, money/appearances, New Age philosophies, Roman Catholic mysticism and socializing more than they do about God!

In short, an Emergent Church is one that embraces New Age philosophies and/or watered-down gospel(s) into its teachings. Patrons participate in yoga, walk through labyrinths, etc.

Prayer worship songs have gone from simple to more elaborate. One can oftentimes feel like they’re at a pop/country concert or a “Buddhist sanctuary”, rather than a church worship service.

And I understand if some of today’s young people want to “shake it up a bit” and make the Lord’s music seem more relate-able to today’s younger generation. But when I hear modern-day worship music, (either on the radio or in church), it sounds exactly like SECULAR music to me and so to ME, there’s no clear distinction between secular and non-secular and in so doing, the Lord’s message becomes muffled.

And then there are those  poor souls out there who want to “feel God” at that very moment but what’s that poor person gonna do when their life suddenly gets rough and they don’t “feel God” anymore? Are they then gonna abandon the faith?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0JEODSz2lk [Part 1]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDBoBhIqfwQ [Part 2]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU0ezArq_Vk [DOCUMENTARY ON MODERN-DAY CHURCH PRACTICES]

And I know alot of my posts lately have all been about “exposing this” or “exposing that” but the thing is, I will NOT sugar coat the Lord’s message to fit people’s needs (for that, to ME, would seem like “political correctness” to do so). Many Christians today (especially those of us of the younger generation) want to hear about how great we are, how special we are. We don’t LIKE to hear about things such as sin, hellfire and separation from God. Unfortunately, those things are NECESSARY to disclose and talk about, so that people aren’t lead astray into the Emergent Church movement!

And it’s not JUST “Emergent Churches” having these philosophies! It has ALREADY “seeped into” the mainstream churches!!!!!

The living proof of this was when I had most recently gone into a ELCA church awhile back and the bottom of their worship literature said “glory be to the Roman Catholic Church”. I was horrified! Nearly EVERY single thing Catholics believe/practice goes AGAINST the bible! Therefore, any church that tries to align itself with the Roman Catholic Church is sadly led TOTALLY ASTRAY! And that makes me very sad…….all those poor souls in the Lutheran and Catholic churches today that don’t even REALIZE how totally “lost” they ARE! It makes my soul grieve! ;(

But in a way, I can kind of see how Catholics become easily astray and don’t even know it. They are taught NOT to read the bible and to have the priest(s) “interpret” it FOR them…..and the Lutherans sprung forth out of the Catholics……however, as far as I know, Lutherans ARE taught to read the bible so I’m confused as to WHY Lutherans are wanting to re-align themselves with the Catholic Church? Am I missing something, here? Well, I guess there IS a thing called Ecumenicalism (the “movement” of the modern-day churches re-aligning themselves with the Roman Catholic Church — for whatever reason).

Many bible scholars believe that this atmosphere of “tolerance” and “political correctness” and “New Ageism” and “Ecumenicalism” is what will SET the system of a false one-world religion into motion. [And from the looks of things, it would possibly seem that a one world economy and one world government might not be too far behind, either].

Sadly, the modern-day Christian church has BEEN an “Emerging” church since the time of Constantine! It has just now become more APPARENT, is all. Also: many, MANY people today have this sort’ve “live and let live” attitude. But Jesus said in the bible that we are to EXPOSE DARKNESS! Therefore, LETTING a person sin in peace without warning them of the coming wrath/judgement of God is to akin to being a passive friend of the darkness! Did Jesus idly sit by and let sinners be sinners in the bible? Or did he REBUKE and/or WARN them? Think about it.

Also, many people will try to say that you’re being “judgmental” or “Un-Christian” if you try to warn people about their sin and God’s coming wrath/judgment on mankind…….or they’ll try to say you’re being “over-zealous” about your relationship with Jesus if you want to follow the bible AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE by considering not celebrating in Pagan holidays but celebrating in the Lord’s holidays, instead, etc.

And while it’s true that the Lord Jesus knows the hearts and minds of people (and of whom truly worships him from their heart and whom doesn’t), he also said in Matthew 7: 13-14

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

If you or someone you know is currently going to an Emergent Church, don’t walk out, RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I pray that ALL souls that read this will leave any and all Emergent churches that they’ve been associated with up until this point, that the Lord Jesus will open up the eyes of Emergent church leaders and show them what the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ is and that NO lost souls will find their way INTO an Emergent church of any kind. Amen. 


 

The Power Of Starting Over On A Fresh, Clean Slate….

We’ve all said and done things in our lives that we regret and that we possibly hate ourselves for, looking back…..things in our lives that we wish we NEVER would’ve said or done or that we should’ve done DIFFERENTLY.

Well, with Jesus Christ, we CAN start all over and we CAN have our slate wiped clean and start a new life.

But first, we must have an INTERNAL change within our mind, heart, body and spirit. We have to regret all our misdeeds/”sins” in our life SO MUCH that we’re willing to do almost anything to change them.

What’s sin? Sin is transgression of the law (of God). Ever stolen anything? Ever lusted after a woman (men) or a man (ladies) that you weren’t married to? Ever told a lie? Said the Lord’s name in vain? That makes you a thief, an adulterer, a liar and a blasphemer and that’s just FOUR of the 10 commandments!

But that is where Jesus Christ comes in. The prophesied Jewish Messiah talked about in the Old Testament and the only true begotten Son of God, HE gave his very own LIFE during the crucifixion & shed his very own holy blood, just SO mankind could be FORGIVEN for their sins AND assured a spot in Eternal NEW JERUSALEM someday! And there is NO greater love than that, people!

Jesus Christ loves us all SO MUCH, that he was more than willing to DIE for us on the cross, just so WE could be forgiven of our sins and just so WE could have a way to spend ETERNITY WITH GOD IN NEW JERUSALEM someday. And so again, there is NO greater love than that!

3 days later after Jesus Christ was crucified, he rose from the dead (just like he told his disciples he would). [Google the “Shroud of Turin”] And 40 days after that, Jesus Christ (in front of the apostles and others) ascended back up to heaven to be on the right hand throne of God, the heavenly Father. But don’t just take MY word for it. See for yourselves!

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/nonchristians-prove-jesus-resurrection/

Jesus Christ was God in the flesh and he proved it…..not only in the bible and to his disciples and various non-Christian crowds after he rose from the dead just 3 days later after he died on the cross, but to myself as well (during a near-death experience).

The thing about Jesus Christ is that he doesn’t care WHO you are or WHAT you’ve done so far in your life. You CAN be forgiven for all your sins, just like you CAN start over a brand new life in him!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a stripper, bank robber, homeless, a drug addicted person, a practicing homosexual. No sin is too bad to be forgiven of, save for blasphemy of the Holy Spirit: (many bible scholars believe that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is to claim that Jesus Christ got his power from Satan but it can also likely mean several other things, too, such as not believing that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and DYING in that sin of unbelief, etc.)

Jesus Christ can take what is UNRIGHTEOUS in a person and turn it around and make that person CLEAN by teaching that person how to OVERCOME their unrighteousness and become a righteous person in his heavenly site! Jesus Christ can set a person FREE from their sins and their failures and their addictions.

Whatever you’re going through in life, Jesus Christ has a solution and an answer. But you got to TRUST JESUS CHRIST to change your life. But you must TRUST HIM. Meaning that you must first of all BELIEVE that Jesus Christ IS the only begotten Son of God AND that he died for your sins AND that he has the power to change you from within. And once you believe in the power of the Lord and pray for the Lord Jesus Christ to change you, he will change you. He will also give you the gift of the Holy Spirit (the spirit of truth/spirit of spiritual discernment that will let you know what things are truly of God and what things are NOT of God).

And as soon as you fully believe in the Lord Jesus Christ beyond ALL reasonable doubt, you must get immediately baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the ceremonial “washing away of sins”. You don’t have to do it publicly or by a priest. You can do it in a swimming pool, river, lake or your very own bathtub filled with water (because remember that it must be a FULL IMMERSION baptism, according to the bible and NOT a “sprinkling”).

You must then also (to the very best of your ability) obey all of Jesus’s commandments in the bible (including the 10 commandments, the 7th-Day biblical Sabbath (because remember that the “Sunday Sabbath” seen today is NOT biblical at all), the 7 holy feasts of the Lord (Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles, etc.), Sermon on the Mount, etc.) and preach the gospel to others to everyone/anyone who’ll listen.

Many Christians today think that the 7th-Day Sabbath was done away with and also that the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts were done away with the New Testament as well. But did you know that Jesus Christ and his disciples NOT ONLY participated in the 7th-Day Sabbath (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown) but also in the 7 Annual Feasts of the Lord (Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles, etc.) as well? [Some bible scholars even suggest he ALSO participated in the 2 “Minor” Jewish Feasts (Purim & Festival of Lights/Hanukah).

Yeshua/Jesus Christ Himself even said in Matthew 5:17-18 “Think not that I am come to destroy the law & the prophets. For I am not come to destroy but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”. And we know this won’t happen (the first heaven and Earth passing away, that is) until Revelation, chapter 21:1-2! 

But upon believing in and getting baptized in the name of Yeshua/Jesus Christ, you will become a new creature in the Lord and start a NEW LIFE in him! Everything you’ve done in your life so far will not matter, anymore. The only thing that’ll matter from the MOMENT you become saved in Yeshua/Jesus Christ to the moment you die in this life is where you stand with Yeshua/Jesus Christ. And where you stand with Jesus Christ is determined by how you LIVE for Jesus Christ….

For example, do you believe in Jesus Christ? Have you accepted him as Lord & Savior? Have you prayed for forgiveness of your sins? Have you given up your sins and stopped doing them? Have you become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ? Do you witness about Jesus Christ and Salvation to others? Do you do all the things that the Lord Jesus Christ tells you to do (such as obey the 10 commandments and Sermon on the Mount teachings in Matthew5-7 as well as several OTHER New Testament commands? Some possible examples (depending on what the Lord needs from you at the time) might be things like “write a letter of apology to this person, go witness to that person, give the coat off your back to that homeless person over there, donate your leftover food to the food bin”, etc.

Are you in that place in your life where, if you were to die today or tonight, you’d know for 100% sure beyond all reasonable doubt that you’d go to eternal NEW JERUSALEM someday and not the fires of hell? If you are NOT 100% sure, then it’s time for you to examine yourself and your life and pray to the Lord Jesus Christ to reveal to you about anything that’s holding you back from him. Cause lets face it…..5 minutes of sin is not worth eternal condemnation in the fire (“flames of torment”).

One of these days, the Earth and everything in it is gonna pass away someday (including all the material things and wealth). The Lord said in Isaiah 65:17 “Behold, I create a new heavens and a new Earth”.

And all of mankind will be judged for their actions (rather good or bad) by Jesus Christ. Will YOU stand before the Lord Jesus Christ someday on the Day of Judgment upon the Earth and say to him “I’m sorry Lord…during my Earthly life,  my sin was MUCH more important to me than YOU, I don’t want to go to eternal punishment in the “fire that never quenches” now, please forgive me?”

That won’t fly with the Lord Jesus Christ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Lord Jesus Christ gives people many, many, MANY chances throughout their lifetimes to change their lives around and to hear the message of the gospel/be saved from their sins! And so IF by the end of a person’s life, a person hasn’t accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior/asked Jesus Christ for forgiveness of their sins with a “righteous repentance” in their mind, heart, body and spirit, that is NOT God’s fault!

Now that begs of question. If people know AHEAD OF TIME that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to New Jerusalem, the ONLY one true God, and the ONLY way to have forgiveness of sins and the ONLY way to be spared from God’s eternal wrath in the fire, why do they still choose to reject him? Why do they STILL choose to go to “eternal condemnation” even when they know that the place of eternal condemnation is going to be an awful, torturous, gruesome place FOR ETERNITY? Do they REALLY think that Jesus Christ will spare THEM just because they donated to charity, or never killed anyone and that sort’ve thing?

Do they REALLY think that Jesus Christ is a “unrepentant-sin-accepting” type of God? And/or that he’s the type of God to be “sweet-talked” to or to let sin go UNPUNISHED? THINK AGAIN, PEOPLE! Jesus Christ is a righteous, holy, and PURE God! And he lets NO sin into NEW JERUSALEM/the eternal kingdom. None. A person’s “good deeds” or money or good looks will NOT save them from the holy, divine wrath of God!

Yet, many people out there think: “well, Jesus Christ is such a holy, righteous God, there’s NO WAY he’d accept me!” Again, wrong….Jesus Christ will save and accept ANYONE who truly calls upon his name, prays for forgiveness of their sins, repents of their sins, gets baptized in his heavenly name, preaches the gospel to others, obey his commandments in the bible, trusts him & truly abides in him by the way they LIVE for him.

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

The tax collector was justified before God/Jesus and NOT the Pharisee. Why? Because not only did the tax collector have the faith and desire for Jesus in his life, but he TRUSTED Jesus Christ to change him from within and cleanse his spirit and his ways. The Pharisee just basically bragged about how “holy” he was and lacked a true spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ. The Pharisee became one of those in the group of people which Jesus says: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” – [Matthew 7:22-23]

But to the tax collector and all repentant sinners, Jesus Christ will say: “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” – [Matthew 25:21]

But basically, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done so far in your life. It doesn’t matter if you’ve robbed 5 banks or 75. It doesn’t matter if you’re currently addicted to drugs or alcohol. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stripper or a drug lord. Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross for ALL of mankind’s sins! And no sin is too great for the Lord Jesus Christ to forgive, save for blasphemy of the Holy Spirit! He can take what is UNRIGHTEOUS in a person and help change them into a RIGHTEOUS PERSON! 

Jesus Christ will save ANYONE who truly calls upon his name from the depths of their being. No prayer will go unanswered for those who really, truly pray to get to know Jesus Christ and that means the prayer from the depths of their spirit!

But if you want to get to know Jesus Christ and have him save you FROM YOUR SINS and help you overcome your sins and your addictions, you must pray for Jesus Christ to save you and you must do so, NOW! (And believe the prayer with your whole entire mind, heart, and spirit). Every SECOND of your life spent without Jesus Christ leads you one step closer to hell and/or eternal condemnation. And like I said, death comes to us all. We NEVER know when we’re gonna die. All those who die without Jesus Christ in their lives go to eternal condemnation in the flames for eternity. So please don’t be one of those people, folks!

If you’re an atheist/agnostic that’s having trouble believing in Jesus Christ or God or the concept of a God, then I would ask you to PRAY to believe (but mean the prayer 100% in your heart) and also check out the following website that lists SEVERAL ancient historical non-Christian sources which confirm Jesus’s crucifixion, resurrection and consequent ascension to heaven.

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/nonchristians-prove-jesus-resurrection/

And again, I pray that each and every soul who reads this will become saved from their sins in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ before it’s too late. Amen.

The “Good News” of Jesus Christ!!! (UPDATED)

Did you know that the word “gospel” is actually a Greek?? or Yiddish?? word meaning “Good News”? In other words, the “Gospel” of Jesus Christ really means the “Good News” of Jesus Christ. And the “Good News” is that Jesus Christ died on the cross over 1976+ years ago at a place called Golgotha, just so WE could have a chance to have Salvation/Forgiveness of Sins and Eternal Life/Eternity in Paradise! So if that’s not real love, I don’t know what is!

Jesus offered himself up to be beaten, flogged, whipped, torchured, mocked, ridiculed, laughed at, spit on, pierced with a sword, crowned with a crown of thorns, nailed through the wrists and feet and crucified just to give US (all of mankind) a chance to have eternal life/go to eternal Paradise someday and just to give US (all of mankind) the chance to be “made clean” in God the Heavenly Father’s site by sparing us from Eternal Condemnation of our sins! 3 days later after he was crucified, he rose again from the dead during the Resurrection and 40 days later, Ascended up to Heaven to be on the Right Hand Throne of God the Heavenly Father! There are even several ancient, historical NON-Christian accounts of these events at:

factreal.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/nonchristians-prove-jesus-resurrection/

“For God [the Heavenly Father] so loved the world [mankind] that he gave his only begotten Son [Jesus Christ] that whoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life [John 3:16 in the New Testament]

But we must ACCEPT the free gifts of “Salvation/Forgiveness of Sins” and “Eternal Life” from Jesus Christ. Otherwise, we cannot RECEIVE the gifts of “Salvation” and “Eternity in Paradise”. And all those who die in this life without ever having accepted Jesus Christ will BE CONDEMNED FOR ETERNITY IN THE “FIRE THAT NEVER QUENCHES”. So please don’t be ONE of those people! (Remember that you can always PRAY to believe in Jesus Christ if you don’t believe in him, already!)

If you’re not right with Jesus Christ, get right with Jesus Christ, today! Please! I beg you from the pure depths of my soul! There’s not alot of time left on this Earth! You never know when you’re going to die! You never know if you’re gonna be one of those people whom God will give a 2nd chance to during a near-death experience or one whom God will immediately choose to CONDEMN, upon death.

All those who believe in Jesus Christ and trust in him, and repent of their sins and get baptized in the name of the Heavenly Father, the Holy Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit (as well as follow ALL of Jesus’s commands in the bible, including the 10 commandments) WILL be saved and spend eternity with God/Jesus Christ in Eternal Paradise! And ALL who believe in and TRUST Jesus Christ, no matter what, and obey his commandments (even amongst much clamor and opposition from the “world”) will be given eternal rewards in Paradise someday!

So please. Come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ today. Before it’s too late. I simply can NOT emphasize that ENOUGH!

1. Pray to know Jesus Christ is real. Pray to him “Lord, please reveal yourself to me and show me that you’re real”. But you must WANT to get to know Jesus Christ before he reveals himself to you in a dream, vision, etc.

2. Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Savior.

3. Pray for forgiveness of your sins and REPENT of your sins (meaning, to give UP your old, sinful lifestyle and begin a NEW LIFE in Christ!)

4. Get full-water immersion baptized in the name of Jesus Christ Almighty IMMEDIATELY UPON BELIEVING! That is the TRUE biblical model of baptism………..(baptism is required for the “ceremonial washing away of sins” and public declaration of faith to God and man. And the Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth — the spirit of God that will grant you spiritual discernment to know what is truly of God and what is NOT!)

5. CONTINUE to follow/obey Jesus’s commandments/teachings in the bible, ESPECIALLY the 10 commandments and the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapters 5-7 in the New Testament.

And this ALSO includes celebration of the Lord’s 7 Annual Holy Days outlined in Leviticus 23, Exodus 20: 8-11, Hebrews 4: 9-10, 1 Corinthians 5:8, the Lord’s TRUE “Easter”/Passover in Luke 22:15 and 1 Corinthians 11: 23-25, as well as the TRUE biblical Sabbath (Friday sundown to 3 stars visible in the sky/Saturday sundown).

And by celebrating in the LORD’S 7 Annual Holy Days, that also means FORSAKING the UNHOLY days (the “fake/UNBIBLICAL holidays”) such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, St. Valentine’s Day, etc., as well as the FAKE/UNBIBLICAL SABBATH (SUNDAY).

Note: You might not think that this matters too much to the Lord Jesus Christ, but BELIEVE ME, IT DOES! Jesus Christ considers “fake/unbiblical holidays” such as Christmas and Easter as well as the FAKE/UNBIBLICAL SABBATH (SUNDAY) AN ABOMINATION! Why? Because the LORD’S 7 Annual BIBLICAL holidays are a pure celebration of HIM while the FAKE unbiblical holidays and FAKE SABBATH (SUNDAY) celebrate things such as sun worship, lust, greed, chocolate, Santa Claus and Easter bunnies!

6. Once you are saved, tell others to get saved. The Lord Jesus commands us to “make a disciple of all nations”. In other words, go out and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and salvation for sins to anybody & everybody who’ll listen!

7. Do what Jesus asks of you. Not only in the bible but in your own personal life. You know it’s the spirit of God talking (the Holy Spirit/spirit of Jesus Christ) when you’re asked to do something that’s commanded in the bible. “Go talk to your atheist friend about me” or “go donate all your books to the library” or “ask your family rather or not they believe in me and why or why not” and/or “write a letter to this person”.

And lastly, watch for the signs of Jesus’s soon return to the Earth. He will set his feet on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel. Jesus commanded us in the bible to “watch therefore and be ready, for you do not know at what hour your master comes”.

The New Testament: Trash or Treasure?

Many of us have had the green New Testaments passed out to us lots of times on college campuses, etc. And many of us were probably “annoyed” at the people attempting to pass them out and didn’t bother to read them. “Why bother to read it when I already know what’s in there?” or “Who cares?” are probably the sentiments that many of us felt, as we put it down somewhere to collect dust. But those of us who DID decide to read it, found a wealth of information in there, a guide to everyday life, and the ONLY way to get to Paradise/God’s Millennial Kingdom!

Almost every human emotion/life situation imaginable is “indexed” in the introductory pages, with bible passages that deal with each one. And not only that but it offers a much more intimate view of the “Jesus Christ” that the whole world’s been talking about, all throughout history. Don’t listen to how some preacher or televangelist talks about Jesus, get to know Jesus himself through his own words, written in the New Testament! The New Testament is the gospel of Jesus Christ and talks about the ONLY way to get to *eternal paradise*.

Maybe you didn’t know that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to eternal life/eternal paradise or that all of those who *choose* not to believe in him are headed for an eternal punishment in the fire. Maybe you think a “good God” could never send someone to hell and/or eternal condemnation in the fire or that you don’t *need* or WANT God in your life. Maybe you’re on the fence right now about rather you believe in God or not. Or maybe you just don’t believe in A god or God, period. Well, no matter what your personal situation is in life right now, I would STRONGLY encourage you to read the New Testament, front to back, as soon as possible!

Maybe you threw out all your copies of the New Testament or don’t know or remember where you put it. Well, it’s time to take it back out and start reading it. The next time someone hands you a New Testament or you see one laying around, HANG ONTO IT FOR DEAR LIFE! Because trust me, if the ONLY thing standing between you and eternal punishment in the fire is a small *un-read* copy of the New Testament, you’d read it, wouldn’t you?

But you can’t just read the words of Jesus Christ. You must also BELIEVE them, in order to be saved….. And well, maybe you’re struggling with the idea of Jesus Christ (& consequently, Lazarus) being able to be resurrected from the dead by God. Or maybe you don’t believe Jesus Christ is an actual, real, historical person. Well, if you don’t believe in A god or God/Jesus Christ, NOW is the time to *pray to believe*.

There are SEVERAL ancient, historical NON-CHRISTIAN sources which confirm Jesus’s crucifixion, resurrection, and consequent ascension to heaven. You can check them out at the following website:

http://factreal.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/nonchristians-prove-jesus-resurrection/

There is not much time left.  If you’ve never read or heard about the book of Revelation in the New Testament, **NOW** is the time to read it. Revelation chapter 20 verse 15……

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” Revelation 20:15 (New Testament, book of Revelation, chapter 20, verse 15)

And yes, it may seem somewhat cruel that God would send people to hell and/or eternal punishment in everlasting fire for not believing in Jesus Christ OR for freely choosing to REJECT Jesus Christ and his free gifts of Salvation/forgiveness of sins and Eternal Life/eternity with God someday in Paradise. However, it’s NOT Jesus’s fault if someone CHOOSES to reject him and go to eternal condemnation when they die. For WHILE they were still living, he gave them all the warning in the world, warning after warning after warning, and they JUST didn’t want to listen! So how is that Jesus’s fault?  Answer: it’s not. For those poor folks simply CHOSE to go there, to eternal condemnation, by rejecting the one and only begotten Son of God (Jesus Christ).

Jesus Christ was crucified for OUR sins, each and every single one of us!  So whomever believes in Jesus Christ, acknowledges their sins to Jesus Christ, prays for forgiveness of their sins, gets baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, repents (that means, give up) their sins, preaches about Jesus Christ/Salvation to others and continues to serve Jesus Christ until the day they die, Jesus Christ is going to say to/of that person: “His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” [Matthew 25:23]

But whomever does NOT accept Jesus Christ’s free gift of Salvation, he will still give them many, many, MANY chances throughout their LIFETIMES (be it short or long) to *accept the gift*. [Which, by the way, we never know when we’re going to die. It could be 5 minutes from now or 50 years from now. Therefore, we NEVER truly know how much time left we have on this Earth!] But if they don’t accept the gift by the end of their life, (the gift that God worked so hard to give them to begin with), and don’t appreciate it, then God has “no choice” but to eternally punish that person, as he is a fair and just God.

And not only that but there will also be many “Christians” themselves who end up going to eternal condemnation because while living on the Earth, they proclaimed the name of Jesus Christ, but did NOT follow what he said in the bible. Of such “Christians”, the Lord Jesus will say “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” [Matthew 7:23]

The bible SAYS that all non-believers, if they do not accept Jesus Christ into their heart before they die, repent of their sins, pray for forgiveness of their sins, get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, etc., will be sent to eternal punishment in everlasting fire. So God can’t undo what he says he will do. If he did, he wouldn’t be God. Think about it.

The New Testament (front to back), King James Version (the ORIGINAL King James Version, NOT the New King James Version! Why? Because the NIV, NLT, NASB & New King James Versions are BAD TRANSLATIONS that will mislead and misguide you as they have THOUSANDS of word changes in them, even going so far as to change the total CONTEXT of alot of words!)

Turn to this webpage for more info: http://www.av1611.org/nkjv.html

Please. I beg of you FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY SOUL! If not for God & your eternal salvation, then read it for ME. Your very soul depends on it. MARK MY WORDS.

Can A Person Still Be A “Good Person” Without Believing in God?

Oftentimes in our own human vanity, we think we can still be a “good” person, without having to believe in God.

We believe we are a “good” person by our own standards.

But honestly. Have you ever lied? Stolen anything? Sexually lusted after someone? Had sex outside of marriage? Worshipped any other gods (including money, celebrities, political figures, etc.) other than Jesus Christ? Said the Lord’s name in vain? Wanted something that belonged to someone else? Over-ate? Got Angry with or held a grudge against someone? Refused to give to the poor? Flat-out denied the existence of God? Hated someone? Etc?

We may think we are a good person by our “own” standards but according to God’s Word, we are not a “good” person, according to God’s standards.

The truth is, nobody is perfect. Not me, not any preacher of God, not ANY prophets of God. Not one. Except God. God is the ONLY perfect thing in this entire universe. Why? Because he made it.

And since God is perfect and WE are not, God doesn’t need US but WE need HIM! And God loves us SO MUCH that over 2,000 years ago, he put himself into human form (Jesus Christ) by means of a virgin birth and gave mankind the potential for the greatest gift EVER (salvation/forgiveness of sins).

But it’s more like when we go to Hastings and they sometimes have a “get-your-fines-payed-off-for-free-day” or something like that. Well, if we don’t go there to receive our *gift* of not having to pay the fine, then we still have to pay the fine. So it is with God.

If we don’t go to Jesus Christ to ask for forgiveness of our sins (for we are ALL sinners, in God’s eyes), then how are we supposed to receive our *gifts* of a) forgiveness of sins and b) everlasting life? Just like we must GO to Hastings on that day to *receive* the gift of no fines, we must also GO to Jesus Christ to *receive* our *gifts* of forgiveness of sins and eternal life. All you have to do is start with this simple prayer and allow Jesus to come into your mind, heart and soul.

“Jesus, please make yourself real to me. I thank you for dying on the cross for me 1976+ years ago to save mankind from their sins. I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of salvation. The type of salvation that only YOU can give! I humbly ask you to please come into my heart today and become my Lord & Savior. Please forgive me for all my sins and help me to REPENT of them. Help me to live a life that’s pleasing to you. Help me to spread your gospel of Salvation to others. And please help me find a righteous Christian who can full-water baptize me in your holy name. Amen”

If you said those words with all your heart, and believe them to be 100% true, and have gotten baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, then congratulations! You are now saved and a part of God’s family! And if you are STILL not “saved” at this point, I would highly encourage you to GET SAVED, for the time is short. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

And remember….the people in hell today are there because they CHOSE to go there by rejecting Jesus Christ……They had many, many chances in their life to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ but instead, decided to live life their own way……now, they are paying DEARLY for it…….for ETERNITY……..please don’t become one of those people, folks! Please come to a saving knowledge of Jesus before it’s too late!!!!!!!

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

Why Does A “Good God” Allow Suffering?

Why does a “good God” allow suffering? It is a question that has plagued man for many centuries.

Well, first of all, when everything is going well in our lives, and we are successful and have everything going in our lives (good job, lots of friends, etc.), we tend to forget God and/or contribute our “success” to ourselves, instead of to God. Therefore, we think we don’t NEED God and/or salvation and put God by the wayside.

And then, in our attempts to “find ourselves” instead of “find God”, we tend to substitute God with other things in our lives (for example, the love of money, cars, celebrities, movies, tv shows, videogames, other people, etc.)

Or maybe we know of someone who is a man or woman of God who has a bad thing or things happen to him/her and we find ourselves asking why such a “good, loving God” would do such a thing!

Answer: God uses painful or hard circumstances in our life in order to draw us closer to him! Because think about it. When we have everything we want or need in life, we tend to think we don’t NEED God in our lives.

But when our lives are tough and everything in our lives is NOT going so well, all of a sudden, and we start to realize that our lives are NOT in our own hands, we have a tendency to surrender to God and draw closer to him! (Which is exactly what God wants! He wants us to draw forever closer to him!)

Think about it. If you always got everything you EVER wanted in life and more, wouldn’t life be pretty boring?

And isn’t the old clique true “the more you have, the more you are constantly ‘in want of’”?

God throws us a curve ball every now and then to test us/our faith,, to strengthen us and give us spiritual growth in life.

A life without any spiritual growth would be a very empty, restless life, indeed.

Wouldn’t you agree?