The true gospel of Christ is being buried beneath more deception and garbage every day. The new age doctrines say that salvation is for everyone, that it’s not personal; we’re all saved and headed for Heaven and no one is guilty of sin because Jesus’ death on the cross showed us that love rules—and that we’re saved if we just love each other. Well, I’ve read the Bible and that lie just isn’t in there. But what IS in there clearly is that salvation IS personal!
If there is no sin in us, then why are thousands of babies being murdered every day in the act of abortion? Why is terrorism spreading like fire and killing innocent people in its rage? Why is sickness such as cancer and heart disease taking the lives of so many people? Why is there hunger and poverty throughout the world? Why is there no peace anywhere?
If this isn’t sin, and if all the people responsible for committing hideous crimes and invoking destitution on so many lives are all sin-free and going to Heaven, then Heaven is not what the Bible says it is. And if that is so, then God is not Holy and He simply lives in another world that is no better than this one. If this is not sin, then what is it?
We live in a fast-paced, highly-technical world. Everything is instant. Things that took days to accomplish a few years ago can now be done in seconds, right from our own home computers. We have become accustomed to this lifestyle and we have lost our ability to be patient—and worse, we have given ourselves over to this cyberspace world through it’s captivity of games and are losing the reality of God’s world.
The god of this world is having a blast with the lives of God’s children and he’s blinding them to the truth. Those of us who know God, know that God is Holy and Sovereign and Just, and we know that Jesus gave us a way to come out of this world so we know Him. There is only ONE way to Heaven and Jesus is that way!
- Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”—John 14:6
Jesus is the ultimate Lamb of God who came to earth to take our sins away. He died on that cross and became the epitome of the plan of redemption that God began when Adam fell to sin. And when the plan was completed, Jesus said, “It is finished.”
- For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.—John 3:16
God did not pick and choose who He would save; He gave every single person the freedom to choose who they will serve. And salvation is being preached everywhere so people can know that THEY must go to Him and repent. He’s given each of us a seed of faith so we can see that He is God, yet so many refuse this gift.
We have a choice. We can stay as we are and continue to serve the god of this world that rules with corruption and death, or we can choose God who has delivered us from this world into eternal life with Him. God has given us His scriptures to know the truth—but ultimately, it’s our choice.
When some Pharisees and Sadducees came to John the Baptist while he was preaching about Christ, their attitude was that they were children of Abraham and therefore, God’s chosen people who didn’t need to repent. But John said in Matthew 3:9 that “God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.” John was saying that just because they were descendents of Abraham, they weren’t automatically saved from their sin and they weren’t automatically going to Heaven. They still needed to repent of their sin and accept the Christ who had come for them—and it’s the same for us today.
Jesus provided salvation for every person ever born, but it’s up to each one to receive it personally. The Bible says that we are all sinners and need to receive salvation.
- For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.—Romans 3:23
We all need to repent and accept the salvation that Jesus gave to us on the cross:
- Then Peter said unto them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”—Acts 2:38
We all need to be born again:
- Jesus answered and said unto him, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”—John 3:3
We must all become a new creature in Christ:
- Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.—2 Corinthians 5:17
Jesus is the ONLY way to God:
- Jesus said unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”—John 14:6.
Salvation is very personal. It’s given for everyone, but we need to accept it to be saved! Jeremiah 29:13 says that we must seek Him with our whole heart. This means that we must go to Him and accept His salvation. And Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:28 to come! When we accept Jesus as our Lord, Savior and King, then we are saved! Then Heaven is our Home!
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.—Matthew 7:8
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