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By: Bill and Teddy Rogers

Isaiah 5:14 says“Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.”

HAVE YOU MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE?

Heaven or Hell – Which will be your future eternal home? The choice is entirely up to you!

God created Hell for the devil and his rebellious angels, not for mankind. Hell is so horrible that God was willing to send His only Son to die in our place so that we could be saved from going there.

God doesn't condemn us to Hell. We actually condemn ourselves by choosing to go there. It is a choice but it is not God's choice.

God is offering you a full pardon ( a Free Gift of eternal life with Him in Heaven ) and you can either accept it or reject it.

Don’t let Hell be enlarged because you refused to accept God’s Free Gift Of Pardon!

WE WERE CREATED IN GOD'S IMAGE

God created man in His own image to spend eternity with Him.

A GREAT CHASM WAS CREATED

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), the French mathematician, author and philosopher said “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man that cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the creator, made known through Jesus Christ.”

As stated by Blaise Pascal, we are all born with a deep-seated awareness of and hunger for God in our being.

But, most of us try to fill this void with all kinds of things like money, drugs, sex, false religion, personal relationships, and on and on. Nothing, however, will fill this void but Jesus.

Romans 3:23 says“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

This Bible verse clearly states that all of us sin to a greater or lesser degree and all of us have failed to attain the standard of God which is His perfect character.

It also states that we are all sinners by nature and by personal actions and none of us are righteous.

GOD CREATED A BRIDGE

TO BRING US OVER THE CHASM

God is holy and cannot have a relationship with a fallen man. So God elected to bridge the chasm by sending Jesus, His only begotten Son, to die on the cross for the redemption of our sins and making forgiveness Free to anyone that will ask.

HAVE YOU ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS AND BELIEVED?

John 3:18 says“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

ARE YOU SAVED?

Being saved means relaxing and allowing Jesus to save you. Your participation is limited to you accepting the fact that you can never save yourself.

Many people feel that before they can come to Jesus, they must first clean themselves up. The harder you try to clean yourself up, the dirtier you get. Just come as you are, dirt and all. Simply ask and believe and Jesus will give you a mind to do things differently (the cleaning up).

YOU CAN SETTLE YOUR ETERNAL DESTINY RIGHT NOW

You can settle your eternal destiny right now by simply receiving the pardon that Jesus purchased for you.

Ephesians 2:8-9 says“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Romans 10:9-10 says“If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

Right now, admit that you are a sinner, pray and ask Jesus to forgive you, come into your heart, and take over your life. Then, thank God for saving you and giving you eternal life with Him.

And, don't be a closet Christian. To confirm your salvation, immediately tell someone that you have just accepted Jesus as your Savior.

Do it now - This will be the best choice you will ever make!

HEAVEN WILL BE YOUR FUTURE HOME

Your name will be written down in God’s “Lamb's Book Of Life”, you will be numbered among the redeemed, and Heaven will be your future home. Hallelujah!

As soon as possible, acquire a Bible and read it everyday. It's your Spiritual Food! To gain a good understanding of Jesus Christ and His message, we recommend that you begin with the Gospel of John and then the Book Of Actsand the Book Of Romans.

Finally, locate and regularly attend a Bible Believing, Bible Teaching Church where you can be fed Spiritually and be baptized. As you search for the right church, remember to pray for God's guidance.

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By: Bill and Teddy Rogers

WORRYING HAS CONSEQUENCES:

1. Worrying can bring your activities to a complete stop; 

2. Worrying can damage your health;

3. Worrying can cause the object of your worry to consume your thoughts;

4. Worrying can disrupt your productivity;

5. Worrying can negatively affect the way you treat others;

6. Worrying can reduce your ability to trust; 

7. Worrying can cause you to waste today.


7 REASONS NOT TO WORRY!

Mattthew 6:25 says“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”

1. The Same God Who Created Life In You Can Be Trusted With The Details Of Your Life.

Matthew 6:26 says“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

2. Worrying About The Future Hampers Your Efforts For Today.

Matthew 6:27 says“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

3. Worrying Is More Harmful Than Helpful.

Matthew 6:28-30 says “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?”

4. God Does Not Ignore Those Who Depend On Him.

Matthew 6:31-32 says “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.”

5. Worry Shows A Lack Of Faith In And Understanding Of God.

Matthew 6:33 says“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

6. There Are Real Challenges God Wants Us To Pursue And Worrying Keeps Us From Them.

Matthew 6:34 says“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

7. Living One Day At A Time Keeps Us From Being Consumed With Worry.

Note: The Bible tells us not to worry about those needs that God promises to supply.

Don't let worries about tomorrow affect what you do today. Planning for tomorrow is time well spent but worrying about tomorrow is time totally wasted! For we are not even promised a tomorrow.

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Jesus being mummified.

By: Bill and Teddy Rogers

John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

JESUS IS CRUCIFIED
AND MUMMIFIED

After His crucifixion and death on the cross, Jesus was taken down and His bruised and bloody body cleaned as much as possible. Then, Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus placed Jesus in the borrowed tomb. They wrapped His feet, legs, arms and torso with two inch strips of cloth. (everything but His head).

They used 100 pounds of myrrh and aloes (a liquid oil) to saturate every inch of the cloth strips. When this liquid dried, it formed a very hard shell in the perfect shape of Jesus' body (See John 19:39).

Note: The Israelis learned this mummification process from the Egyptians during their 400 plus years of captivity in Egypt.

In accordance with Jewish burial customs, they laid a burial cloth over Jesus' head.

When they had finished, they had a very large round stone rolled over the entrance of the tomb to seal it.

THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE TOMB

Jesus lay in the borrowed tomb for three days and three nights. Sometime after sunset on Saturday and before sunrise on Sunday, the Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the dead.

THE EMPTY TOMB

Very early on Sunday morning, just after sunrise, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salomewent to the tomb so that they might anoint Jesus’ body. When they got there, they saw an opened tomb and an angel who told them that Jesus was no longer there and had risen.

Next, they saw the risen Jesus who told them to go and tell His disciples to meet Him in Galilee.

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

THE EMPTY HARDENED SHELL

As soon as they heard that Jesus had risen, Peter and John ran to the tomb. When they got there and went into the tomb, they saw the untouched hardened Myrrh and Aloe covered shell that was empty and the neatly folded head cloth laid on the bench. For the first time, they understood that Jesus had actually risen from the dead just as He told them He would.

For all the details, read Mathew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20.

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

The resurrection of Jesus Christ was the beginning of Christianity. If Christ had not been resurrected, Christianity would not exist today and we would have “No Hope”of having our sins forgiven, of being saved, or of spending eternity in Heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:17-20 says“And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.”

Hallelujah – Jesus Is Alive And Well And We Can Be Saved If We Choose To!

WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?
DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE?

John 14:6 says“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.’”

For you to spend eternity in Heaven, you must choose to accept Jesus as your savior and make Him Lord of your life. There is no other way!

If you have not done this yet but would like to, say the following prayer. Believe it with all of your heart and mean it from your soul. If you do this, you will be saved (born again) and Heaven will be your eternal home.

Dear God in Heaven – I come to you in the name of Jesus. I ask that you forgive me of all my sins. Cleanse me with your precious blood from all unrighteousness. With my mouth, I confess the Lord Jesus. In my heart, I believe that youraised Him from the dead and He is alive. This very moment, I accept Jesus Christ as the savior of my soul and I make Him Lord of my Life. And according to your Word, which cannot lie, I’m washed, I’m cleansed, I’m forgiven, I’m saved. Praise God – Hallelujah – Amen!

Important: To confirm your salvation, tell someone what you have just done.

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Then, begin regularly using this free tool to witness to all your family members, friends and others you know who are unsaved. God loves them all and doesn’t want any of them to go to Hell. But, He is relying on you and us to be His spokespersons.

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The Following Was Sent To Us Via Email And We Felt That It Was An Appropriate Post For This Easter Season. It Was Condensed From "The Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ"By C. Truman Davis, M.S. March, 1965

A MEDICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE CRUCIFIXION
OF JESUS CHRIST

After the Passover Meal, Jesus and His Disciples went to the Garden Of Gethsemane so Jesus could pray.

THE BLOODY SWEAT

The physical trauma of Christ begins in the Garden Of Gethsemane with one of the initial aspects of His suffering - the bloody sweat. It is interesting that the physician of the group, St. Luke, is the only one to mention this.

Luke 22:44 (NASB) says “And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

Though very rare, the phenomenon of hemathidrosis, or bloody sweat, is well documented. Under great emotional stress, tiny capillaries in the sweat glands can break, thus mixing blood with sweat. This process alone could have produced marked weakness and possible shock.

JESUS IS ARRESTED

After His arrest in the middle of the night, Jesus was brought before the Sanhedrin (the ruling council) and Caiaphas, the High Priest. A soldier struck Jesus across the face for remaining silent when questioned by Caiaphas. The palace guards then blindfolded Him and mockingly taunted Him to identify them as they each passed by; they spat on Him and struck Him in the face.

JESUS CONDEMNED TO CRUCIFIXION

In the early morning, Jesus, battered and bruised, dehydrated, and exhausted from a sleepless night, was taken across Jerusalem to the Praetorium of the Fortress Antonia. It was there, in response to the cries of the mob, that Pilate ordered Bar-Abbas released and condemned Jesus to scourging and crucifixion.

THE SCOURGING

Preparations for the scourging are carried out. The prisoner is stripped of His clothing and His hands tied to a post above His head.

The Roman legionnaire steps forward with the flagrum in his hand. This is a short whip consisting of several heavy, leather thongs with two small balls of lead attached to the ends of each.

The heavy whip is brought down with full force again and again across Jesus’ shoulders, back and legs.

At first the heavy thongs cut through the skin only. Then, as the blows continue, they cut deeper into subcutaneous tissues, producing first an oozing of blood from the capillaries and veins of the skin, and finally spurting arterial bleeding from vessels in the underlying muscles.

The small balls of lead first produce large, deep bruises which are broken open by subsequent blows.  Finally the skin of the back is hanging in long ribbons and the entire area is an unrecognizable mass of torn, bleeding tissue.

When it is determined by the centurion in charge that the prisoner is near death, the beating is stopped.

THE MOCKERY

The half-fainting Jesus is then untied and allowed to slump to the stone pavement, wet with His own blood.

The Roman soldiers see a great joke in this provincial Jew claiming to be a king. They throw a robe across His shoulders and place a stick in His hand for a scepter.

A small bundle of flexible branches covered with long thorns is pressed into His scalp.  Again there is copious bleeding (the scalp being one of the most vascular areas in the body).

After mocking Him and striking Him across the face, the soldiers take the stick from His hand and strike Him across the head, driving the thorns deeper into His scalp.  Finally, they tire of their sadistic sport and the robe is torn from His back.

The robe had already started sticking to the clots of blood and serum in the wounds, and its removal, just as in the careless removal of a surgical bandage, cause excruciating pain - almost as though He were again being whipped, and the wounds again begin to bleed.

THE WALK TO CRUCIFIXION

The heavy beam of the cross is then tied across His shoulders, and the procession of the condemned Christ, two thieves and the execution detail, begins its slow journey.

The weight of the heavy wooden beam, together with the shock produced by copious blood loss, is too much. He stumbles and falls. The rough wood of the beam gouges into the lacerated skin and muscles of His shoulders. He tries to rise, but human muscles have been pushed beyond their endurance.

The centurion, anxious to proceed with the crucifixion, selected a stalwart North African onlooker, Simon of Cyrene, to carry the cross.

Jesus followed, still bleeding and sweating the cold, clammy sweat of shock. The 650-yard journey from the Fortress Antonia to Golgotha was finally completed. The prisoner was again stripped of His clothing except for a loin cloth which was allowed the Jews.

THE NAILS OF CRUCIFIXION

At Golgotha, the beam is placed on the ground and Jesus is quickly thrown backward with His shoulders against the wood. The legionnaire feels for the depression at the front of the wrist. He drives a heavy, square, wrought-iron nail through the wrist and deep into the wood.

Quickly, he moves to the other side and repeats the action, being careful not to pull the arms too tightly, but to allow some flexion and movement. The beam is then lifted in place at the top of the posts and a sign reading “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews” is nailed in place.

THE PAIN OF CRUCIFIXION

The left foot is pressed backward against the right foot, and with both feet extended, toes down, a nail is driven through the arch of each. As he pushes Himself upward to avoid the stretching torment, He places His full weight on the nail through His feet.

There is searing agony of the nail tearing through the nerves between the metatarsal bones through the feet.

As Jesus slowly sagged down with more weight on the nails in the wrists, excruciating, fiery pain shot along the fingers and up the arms to explode in the brain. The nails in the wrists were putting pressure on the median nerve, large nerve trunks which traverse the mid-wrist and hand.

As He pushed himself upward to avoid this stretching torment, He placed His full weight on the nail through His feet. Again there was searing agony as the nail tore through the nerves between the metatarsal bones of this feet.

THE MEDICAL EFFECTS OF CRUCIFIXION

As the arms fatigue, great waves of cramps sweep over the muscles, knotting them in deep, relentless, throbbing pain.

With these cramps comes the inability to push Himself upward. Hanging by His arms, the pectoral muscles are unable to act. Air can be drawn into the lungs, but cannot be exhaled. Jesus fights to raise Himself in order to get even one short breath.

Finally, carbon dioxide builds up in the lungs and in the blood stream and the cramps partially subside. Spasmodically, He is able to push Himself upward to exhale and bring in the life-giving oxygen.

Hours of this limitless pain, cycles of twisting, joint-rending cramps, intermittent partial asphyxiation, searing pain as tissue is torn from His lacerated back as He moves up and down against the rough timber.

Then another agony begins. A deep crushing pain deep in the chest as the pericardium slowly fills with serum and begins to compress the heart.

The compressed heart is struggling to pump heavy, thick, sluggish blood into the tissues - the tortured lungs are making a frantic effort to gasp in small gulps of air. The markedly dehydrated tissues send their flood of stimuli to the brain. Jesus gasps, “I thirst.”

THE LAST GASP

He could feel the chill of death creeping through His tissues. This realization brought forth little more than a tortured whisper: "It is finished."


His mission of atonement had been completed. Finally, He could allow His body to die. With one last surge of strength, He once again pressed His torn feet against the nail, straightened His legs, took a deeper breath, and uttered His last cry: "Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit."

The common method of ending a crucifixion was by crurifracture, the breaking of the bones of the leg. This prevented the victim from pushing himself upward; the tension could not be relieved from the muscles of the chest, and rapid suffocation occurred.

The legs of the two thieves were broken, but when the soldiers approached Jesus,they saw that this was not necessary.

Apparently, to make doubly sure of death, the legionnaire drove his lance between the ribs, upward through the pericardium and into the heart.

John 19:34 (NASB) says “But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.”

Thus there was an escape of watery fluid from the sac surrounding the heart and the blood of the interior of the heart. This is rather conclusive post-mortem evidence that Jesus died, not the usual crucifixion death by suffocation, but of heart failure due to shock and constriction of the heart by fluid in the pericardium.

RESURRECTION

In these events, we have seen a glimpse of the evil that man can exhibit toward his fellowman and toward God.

But the Crucifixionwas not the end of the story. How grateful we can be that we have a sequel: a glimpse of the infinite mercy of God toward man -- the gift of atonement, the miracle of the resurrection, and the expectation of Easter morning.

Our Note: Jesus loved us so much that He was willing to suffer and die a horrific death on the cross to pay the penalty due for our sins so that you and I could have our sins forgiven, be saved and have everlasting life.

7 SALVATION SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

John 3:16 (NASB) says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

John 3:36 (NASB) says “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

John 5:24 (NASB) says “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”

John 6:40 (NASB) says “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”

1 John 5:11 (NASB) says“And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.”

John 14:6 (NASB) says “Jesus said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

Romans 10:8-10 (NASB) says “But what does it say? ‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart’—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”

God’s Gift Of Salvation Is Free! To be saved, become an Adopted Child Of God, and have everlasting life, all we have to do is confess that we are a sinner, ask God to forgive us, accept Jesus as our personal savior and make Him Lord of our life. We encourage you not to wait – do this today!

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Over generations, because of lack of knowledge or the ability to read, people have been falsely led into believing that there are many ways to heaven.

We are publishing this post to expose these 7 lies.


THE 7 LIES

  1. Being a member in good standing of the right church, denomination, or religion will get you into heaven. FALSE!
  2. Having the right religion will get you into heaven. FALSE!
  3. Joining a specific church and attending regularly will get you into heaven. FALSE!
  4. Paying your tithes and regularly giving substantial offerings or charitable donations will get you into heaven. FALSE!
  5. Good Works will get you into heaven (Examples: Being on the Usher Board; Singing in the Choir; Being a Deacon; Being on the Mother's Board; Working in the kitchen; Faithfully being a greeter or parking lot attendant, etc.) FALSE!
  6. Being a morally good person or living an exemplary life will get you into heaven. FALSE!
  7. Being a prophet, preacher, teacher, minister, priest or pastor will get you into heaven. FALSE!

Even if you have sincerely been or done all of the above but have not accepted Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you are still lost and will not get into heaven! You might as well have done nothing if you haven't done the most important thing.

GOD LOVES YOU

God loves you and it is not His will for you to be lost (perish). That is why He has made His Free Gift Of Salvation (Jesus)available to everyone.

2 Peter 3:9 (NIV) says “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

John 3:16 (NIV) says“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

There is still Only One Wayto get to heaven and here is what you must do to be absolutely sure that heaven will be your eternal home.

1. YOU MUST CONFESS

Admit that you are sinner – even if you think you have done nothing worse than telling a little lie. Remember, no sin is too great or too small for God to forgive. Big or small – sin is sin. They are all the same to God and Christ exchanged His forgiveness for our sins.

Romans 4:25 (NIV) says “He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.”

2. YOU MUST REPENT

Be penitent, be sorry for your sins, and be willing to change and not do them again.

3. YOU MUST FORGIVE

1 John 4:7-8 (NIV) says “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

Matthew 6:14-15 (NIV) says “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

If you have any hate or anger against anyone, you must forgive them. If you don't, you will not get into heaven.

4. YOU MUST BELIEVE

Romans 10:8-12 (NIV) says “But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him.”

Note: Have you ever been asked, “How do I become a Christian?” These verses give you the beautiful answer – salvation is as close as your own mouth and heart. People think that salvation must be a complicated process, but it is not. If you believe in your heart and say with your mouth that Christ is the risen Lord, you will be saved.

5. SAY THE FOLLOWING PRAYER

Accept Jesus as your Savior and make Him Lord of you life by saying the following prayer out loud.

Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”

If you have said this prayer and meant it from your heart, you are saved and when your time here on earth comes to an end, heaven will be your eternal home! Now, tell someone else what you have just done to confirm your salvation.

We encourage you to find and become a member of a good Bible believing, Bible teaching Christian church where you can be discipled and grow in your walk with the Lord. Unfortunately, not all churches fulfill these requirements. When you are looking for a church, find out what they believe before you commit.

As soon as you can, acquire a Bible in a version that is easy for you to read, understand and assimilate. Examples: New International Version (NIV); New American Standard (NASB).

Then, make it a practice to read your Bible every day. You are just beginning a new life long journey. Welcome to the Family of God!

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155,000 PEOPLE DIE EVERYDAY...
2 EVERY SECOND!

Your Day Is Coming...Are You Prepared To Die?

THE NARROW AND WIDE GATES.

Matthew 7:13-14 (NASB) says“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

The gate that leas to eternal life is called “Narrow”while the gate that leads to eternal destruction (Hell)is called “Wide”. Narrow does not mean that it is difficult to receive salvation, but that there is only one way to live eternally with God in Heaven.

Unfortunately, only a few choose to walk that straight and narrow road and enter through the narrow gate. Believing in Jesus is the only way to Heaven, because He alone died for our sins and made us right before God. Living His way may not be popular, but it is true and right. Thank God there is one way!

According to the Lord Jesus Christ, most people die and go to Hell by their own choosing. Your don’t need to be one of them!

EVERYONE HAS SINNED.

Romans 3:23 (NASB) says “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

1 John 1:8 (NASB) says “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.”

Some sins seem bigger than others because of their obvious consequences. Murder, for example, seems to us to be worse than hatred, and adultery seems worse than lust. But this does not mean that because we do lesser sins we deserve eternal life.

All sin makes us sinners, and all sin cuts us off from God. All sin, therefore, leads to death (because it disqualifies us from living with God), regardless of how great or small it seems. Don’t minimize “little” sins and overrate “big” sins. They all separate us from God, but they all can be forgiven.

THE PENALTY FOR OUR SIN IS DEATH.

Romans 6:23 (NASB) says “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

GOD OFFERS US HIS FREE GIFT OF SALVATION.

John 3:16 (NASB) says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NASB) says “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

JESUS CHRIST DIED AS A RANSOM
FOR OUR SINS.

Romans 5:8 (NASB) says “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

OUR SALVATION COMES ONLY
THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.

John 14:6 (NASB) says “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.’”

TO BE FORGIVEN FOR OUR SIN,
WE MUST BELIEVE AND CONFESS
THAT JESUS IS LORD.

Romans 10:8-10 (NASB) says “But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”

If you believe that Jesus died for you, we encourage you to say the following prayer and mean it from your heart.

Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”

Put your complete confidence in Jesus Christ and you can be assured that you are saved and Heaven will be your eternal home!

If you have prayed this prayer, you are now an Adopted Child Of God, a member of the Family Of God, and On Your Way To Heaven.

We encourage you to acquire a Bible and read it everyday. To get a better understanding of what you just did, read first the Gospel of John and then the Book of Romans.

Then find and regularly attend a Bible Believing, Bible Teaching Church where you can be discipled to grow in the Lord and have fellowship with other believers.

If you can’t find such a church in your area, we recommend you watch SonLifeTV.


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By: Bill and Teddy Rogers

Priests Are No Longer Needed – Now You Can Talk With God Personally And Directly!

A NEW RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND GOD.

In John 16:23 (NIV), Jesus said “In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.”

In this verse, Jesus is talking about a new relationship between you (the believer) and God. Previously, people approached God through priests. Now, because of Jesus' death and resurrection, any believer can approach God directly. No priest is needed - Hallelujah!

A NEW DAY HAS DAWNED

Hebrews 10:19-23 (NIV) says “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”

A new day has dawned and now all believers are priests, with permission to talk with God personally and directly.

ONLY ONE WAY!

In John 14:6 (NIV), Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

In this verse, Jesus said that He is the only way to God the Father. You can approach God directly because Jesus' death on the cross and your acceptance of Jesus as your Savior has made you acceptable to God.

Some people may argue that this way is too narrow. In reality, it is wide enough for the whole world, if the world chooses to accept it.

Instead of worrying about how limited it sounds to have only one way, you should be saying “Thank you, God, for providing a sure way for me to be able to spend eternity with you in Heaven and not have to guess about it!”

WE ARE ADOPTED CHILDREN OF GOD

Romans 8:16 (NIV) says “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

When we accept Jesus as our Savior and make Him Lord of our life, we are adopted into the family of God as His children.

We are accepted in the beloved. Since Jesus is the beloved Son of God the Father, that means that the Father accepts us as He would His own Son. We are now joint heirs with Jesus and share in the same inheritance.

The Father looks upon us (the redeemed) as if He were looking on His Son Jesus. What a blessing that Christ has told us to approach the Father in His name! What a glorious inheritance!

PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS

When you pray to the Father in the name of Jesus, it means that you come to the Father with the knowledge that your only right in approaching Him is that Jesus shed His blood and died on the cross for your sins and that He Himself has given you authority to go directly to the Father through Him.

It means that you know that you are totally unworthy of receiving anything from God and that the only reason God should grant your requests is that you come in Jesus’ name. It is not a magic formula, but a heart attitude.

In John 14:12-14 (NIV), Jesus said “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

When Jesus says that you can ask for anything, remember that your asking must be in accordance with God's character and will. God will not grant requests contrary to His character and will, and you cannot use His name as a magic formula to fulfill your selfish desires.

If you are sincerely following God and seeking to do His will, then your requests will be in line with what He wants, and He will grant your requests in His time.

JESUS CHOSE YOU

In John 15:16 (NIV), Jesus said “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit - fruit that will last - and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”

Jesus made the first choice – to love and to die for you, to invite you to live with Him forever. You must make the next choice – to accept or reject His offer.

Have you prayed and talked directly to God today? Have you thanked Him for all He has done for you? If not, we encourage you to do it now!

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Matthew 24:42-44 says “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

BELOW ARE 16 END TIMES SIGNS
 
IT MAY BE LATER THAN YOU THINK!

1. There Will Be A Tremendous Increase In Knowledge;

2. The Ability To Enforce The Mark Of The Beast Will Be Achieved;

3. The Man Of Sin (Anti-Christ) Will Be Revealed;

4. Violence And Sexual Immorality Will Explode;

5. There Will Be A Rise In Spiritualism;

6. There Will Be Mass Bird And Animal Deaths;

7. There Will Be Many Natural Disasters;

8. There Will Be Numerous Earthquakes In Divers Places;

9. There Will Be False Christs And Prophets;

10. There Will Be A Tremendous Increase In Sin;

11. There Will Be Famine In Many Lands;

12. Christians Will Be Killed In Many Nations;

13. There Will Be Wars And Rumors Of War;

14. The World Will Be Pushing For Peace;

15. Christians Will Turn Away From Truth And There Will Be A Great Falling Away; and

16. The Gospel Will Be Preached To The Entire World.

Matthew 24:33 (NIV) saysEven so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door.”

INVITATION AND WARNING

Revelation 22:12 (NIV) says “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.”

Jesus Will Soon Be Returning To Gather Up All His Children. Are You Ready And Will You Be One Of Them?

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THE TRUTH: NONE!

You cannot be saved by being a Catholic or member of any Protestant denomination or other religion. No church or religion can save you!

You Can Only Be Saved Through A Personal Relationship And Faith In The Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Only Begotten Son!

How Can I Be Sure Of That?

Here is what the Bible, God’s infallible unerring Word, teaches about Jesus.

Acts 4:12 (NIV) says“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

Matthew 1:21 (NIV) says “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

John 14:6 (NIV) says “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”

Then, What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Romans 10:13 (NIV) says “for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”

John 1:12 (NIV) says “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

I Have Lived A Very Sinful Life.
Will Jesus Receive Me?

John 6:37 (NIV) says “All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.”

John 3:16 (NIV) says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

1. Accept Jesus As Your Savior.

Jesus loves you.  He voluntarily shed His blood and died a horrible death on the cross at Calvary so that you might be forgiven, saved, healed and delivered.

Accept Him now as your Savior. Then, trust completely in His atoning death by which He paid the entire ransom for all your sins. Simply do this and He will have mercy and forgive all your sins.

2. Believe.

Acts 16:31 (NIV) says “They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.’”

3. Confess Your Sins to Jesus.

1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV) says“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.”

4. Confess Christ Before Others.

Romans 10:9 (NIV) says “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus died for you, we encourage you to say the following prayer.

Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”

God’s Free Gift!

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) says “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Put your complete confidence in Jesus Christ and you can be assured that you are saved!

If you have prayed this prayer, welcome to the Family Of God. We encourage you to find and regularly attend a Bible Believing, Bible Teaching Churchwhere you can be discipled to grow in the Lord and have fellowship with other believers.

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When you take your last breath here on earth, are you sure that Heaven will be your Eternal Home? If you think you are Saved (Born Again), what do you base your Salvation on?

The following is what the Bible (God’s Word) says we must choose to do Before We Die for Heaven to be our Eternal Home.

John 3:3 (NIV) says “Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.’”

John 3:16 (NIV) says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

To “believe” is more than intellectual agreement that Jesus is God. It means that we must put our trust and confidence in Him and that He alone can save us. We must put Jesus in charge of both our present plans and eternal destiny. Believing is both trusting His words as true and relying on Him for the power to change. If you have never trusted Jesus, let this promise of everlasting life be yours – and believe.

John 3:18 (NIV) says “Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

People often try to protect themselves from their fears by putting their faith in something they do or have: good deeds, skill or intelligence, money or possessions. But only God can save us from the one thing that we really need to fear – eternal condemnation.

We believe in God by recognizing the insufficiency of our own efforts to find salvation and by asking God to do His work in us. When the Bible talks about unbelievers, it means those who reject or ignore Jesus completely, not those who have momentary doubts.

John 3:19-21 (NIV) says “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Many people don’t want their lives exposed to God’s light because they are afraid of what will be revealed and they don’t want to change. Don’t be surprised when these same people are threatened by your desire to obey God and do what is right, because they are afraid that the light in you may expose some of the darkness in their lives.

Rather than giving in to discouragement, keep praying that they will come to see how much better it is to live in light than in darkness.

John 14:6 (NIV) says “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”

This is one of the most basic and important passages in Scripture.

Being part of a certain religion or denomination or joining a specific church cannot save you! Only Jesus can. Being saved (born again) is having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the only way because He is both God and man. By uniting our lives with His, we are united to God. Trust Jesus to take you to the Father, and all the benefits of being God’s child will be yours.

Romans 10:9-10 (NIV) says “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

Have you ever asked “How do I become a Christian?” These verses give you the beautiful answer – salvation is as close as your own mouth and heart. People think that it must be a complicated process, but it is not!

If we believe in our hearts and say with our mouths that Jesus Christ is the risen Lord, we will be saved.

IMPORTANT NOTE # 1: As human beings, even though we are saved, we may at times, commit a sin. When you commit a sin, confess it, repent and ask God to forgive you.

1 John 1:9 (NIV) says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

We don’t need to confess the sins of our past all over again. But, we should confess any new sin so that we can enjoy maximum fellowship and joy with our Heavenly Father.

True confession also involves a commitment not to continue in sin. We wouldn’t be genuinely confessing our sins to God if we planned to commit them again and just wanted temporary forgiveness. We should also pray for strength to defeat temptation the next time we face it.

IMPORTANT NOTE # 2: Hell Is Filled With People Who Made The Wrong Choice!

If you are not saved, don’t procrastinate – choose Jesus today – tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us and it might be too late for you to make the right choice!

Right now, and from your heart (mean it), pray the following prayer:

Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”

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