“And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the
law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which
is of God by faith:”
I love my ministry! I love contending for the Christian faith. Pastor Jack
Hyles (1926-2001) once said if you find something that you are
passionate about, then you know you've found the work God wants you to do.
By God's wondrous grace, for the past 18 years online since 2002, I have
proclaimed the purity of the inspired Word of God, proclaimed the accuracy
of the Gospel of free grace, and done all I can to help edify the saints,
evangelize the sinner, and exalt the Savior!
The greatest truth I could ever share with you dear
friend, is that we are saved by God's imputed righteousness, and not our
own! Titus 3:5, “Not by works of
righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by
the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”
It's Not Your Righteousness, it's God's! ...
Romans 10:1-4, “Brethren, my heart's desire and
prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them
record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness,
and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted
themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the
law for righteousness to every one that believeth.”
Did you read that in Romans 10:3—GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!
This is why we read in Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of
God, and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.” You need HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, that is,
Oh, how I wish I could get everyone to understand this
critical truth. Sinful human's tend to errantly think that the way to get to
Heaven, is by turning away from BAD WORKS and doing GOOD WORKS, but that is
not the way of salvation. What saith the Scripture?
Titus 3:5a, “Not by works of righteousness which we
have done, but according to his mercy he saved us...”
Jesus said that the harlots and the publicans go to Heaven before the
religious chief priests and elders. I love the following passage of
Matthew 21:28-32, “But what think ye? A certain
man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to
day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he
repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he
answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did
the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto
them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and
the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John
came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but
the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye,
when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.”
Carefully notice that Jesus didn't say they
“repented not afterward, that ye might turn from sin”; but rather, Jesus
said they “repented not afterward, that ye might BELIEVE HIM.” The
object of repentance (i.e., changing one's mind) is TO BELIEVE. Jesus said
the self-righteous religious crowd refused to repent to believe. If
you hear a pastor or preacher telling you to “turn away from your sinful
ways,” as a requirement to receive the free gift of eternal life, you know
he is a lying FALSE PROPHET!!! Forgiveness of sins and eternal life are a
free gift! You don't have to give up anything to receive A GIFT! If you have
to modify your behavior to obtain a gift, then it cannot truly be a gift. I
sometimes see banks offering “a gift” for new customers who open an account,
but that is not “a gift,” it is a reward, because you have to open a new
account to get it! You cannot pay for the sins that God has already paid
Jesus Doesn't Forgive Sins, He's Already
Paid for Them, You Simply 'Believe'
don't have to “ask” Jesus to save you. You read correct! Jesus doesn't
forgive sins, He has already paid for everyone's sins with His precious
blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). All we need to do to be saved, is to receive
Christ's sacrifice on the cross as payment for our sins, simply by
BELIEVING! 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the
world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching
to save them that believe.” Anybody is A
LIAR who says that we are saved by grace alone, but then they say you can't
go out and live any way you want, or else it proves you were never really
saved. YES, YOU CAN GO OUT AND LIVE IN SIN!!!
In fact, even the most dedicated Christian still lives
in sin. There is no such thing as not living in sin!!! Just because you
decide not to live a worldly life of open sin anymore (boozing, fornicating,
drug abuse, cursing, filthy talk, et cetera), doesn't mean that you can live
above sin. The very idea that deciding not to commit willful sin anymore is
a requirement to be saved, stay saved, or prove that you're saved, is
Kindly, I cringe every time someone hands me a
Chick Tract, which all teach ANOTHER GOSPEL!!! Jack Chick's false plan
of salvation is not content with admitting you're a sinner; but also, he
requires to “Be
willing to turn from sin (repent),” which is step number 2 in his
counterfeit Gospel. It is not merely a matter of semantics. There are not
two different Gospels! Either a person must be willing to turn away from
sinful behavior to be saved, or they don't, but it cannot be BOTH! This is a
very important matter! Preachers are greatly divided in sharp disagreement
over this doctrinal chasm in the churches today. The problem is that many
preachers don't understand the Word of God, so they “wrest” (twist) it to
their own destruction. ...
2nd Peter 3:16-17, “As also in all his [the
apostle Paul's] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are
some things hard to be understood, which they that are
unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto
their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know
these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error
of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.”
I love what one of my favorite preachers, Pastor Ralph
“Yankee” Arnold said...
“'You can't tell me you can trust
Christ as Savior, and then go out here and live like the Devil, and still go to
Heaven!' Yes, I can tell you that! That's what the Bible says. If you don't come
to the conclusion, that—Yes, you can trust Christ as your Savior and live like
the Devil, and still go to Heaven when you die—you don't get grace, because that
is the exact truth! That is the truth! I do not have to change my life! I don't
have to stop one sin! You say, 'I've never heard a preacher say that.' You just
heard one! And you listen to me—I want to live as holy and as godly as I
possibly can. I am now 70 years old. I've been saved for 52 years. ... the only
reason I'm going to Heaven is because, 52 years ago in a little living room, I
accepted Christ as my Savior.”
—Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold, a
great quote from the awesome sermon,
And Grace Are NOT Compatible |
Jesus said that THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION TO THEM THAT
ARE IN CHRIST! John 3:18a, “He that believeth on him is not condemned...”
Therefore, as far as one's eternal life is concerned, it doesn't matter
how you choose to live as a Christian! Some Christians commit horrible sins
and crimes, being sentenced to life in prison, but they are still 100% safe
and secure in their eternal life. God preserves us, and we are safe under
the everlasting arms. Belief is what saves, unbelief is what
keeps a person lost! Once you believe, you are forever saved! If saved,
God makes us righteous BY FAITH, declares us holy, and
seals us with His Holy Spirit. It is not our righteousness by our works! Our
righteousnesses are as “filth rags.” Isaiah 64:6, “But we are all as an
unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy
rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the
wind, have taken us away.” Could the Word of God be any clearer? I think
not. Jesus spoke about the straight way and the narrow gate...
Matthew 7:13-15, “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. Beware of false prophets, which come
to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
Faith alone in Christ alone is the straight and narrow
gate!!! The Lord warned about FALSE PROPHETS (those who teach the heresy of
Calvinism, aka, Lordship Salvation)!
John MacArthur is false prophet!
is a false prophet! John Piper is a false prophet!
William Lane Craig is a false prophet!
Warren is a false prophet!
Osteen is a false prophet!
Kirk Cameron is a false prophet!
Graham is a false prophet!
is a false prophet!
is a false prophet!
Bill Wilkin is a false prophet!
is a false prophet!
G. Finney is a false prophet!
No one can legitimately condemn a Christian!!!
Romans 8:34, “Who is he that condemneth? It is
Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right
hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” You may murder 500
people and be sentenced to 1,750 years in prison here on earth, but if you
are a redeemed child of God, in God's sight you are as sinless as Jesus
Christ! That is the miracle of
which is obtained BY FAITH alone! Romans 4:5-6, “But to him that
worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth
the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David
also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth
righteousness without works.” Isn't that beautiful? GOD
IMPUTETH RIGHTEOUSNESS WITHOUT WORKS!!! That means God the Father credits
all of His only begotten Son's righteousness to us, simply because we are
relying upon Him. Anyone who relies upon Jesus Christ—Who died on the cross,
was buried and raised up the third day—has their sins remitted and has
eternal life. Acts 10:43, “To him give all the prophets witness, that
through his name whosoever believeth in him
shall receive remission of sins.”
Simply Believe the 'Good News' To Be Saved
Is The Gospel?” (a tract by Pastor Harry A. Ironside, 1876-1951).
Believing on Christ simply means trusting the Gospel record which God has
given us in His Word. If you are examining your works as evidence of
salvation, “PROOF” that you are saved, then you're not completely trusting
Christ as your Savior. Whether you frontload or backload the Gospel, it is
still your own goodness (self-righteousness) that you are basing your
salvation upon, and not solely on God's righteousness! The proper mindset of
a born-again believer, is that no matter how we live, it doesn't matter,
because SALVATION IS OF THE LORD!!! If God's salvation has anything to do
with me, then I have no hope, because I am a wretched sinner!!! Thank God
that His salvation has NOTHING to do with me, my part is simply TO
Jesus sat down at the right hand of His Father
(Colossians 3:1), because redemption was FINISHED! The Seventh-Day Adventist
religious cult have a strange exclusive doctrine called: “Investigative
Judgment,” in which they claim Jesus entered into the heavenly Holy
Place in 1844, to begin His work of judging who is worthy or not to enter
Heaven. That is a lie of Satan! The truth is that NO ONE IS WORTHY! But
wait, there is actually One Who is worthy, and His name is Jesus!
Revelation 5:12, “Worthy is the Lamb that was
slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour,
and glory, and blessing.” When Jesus bodily resurrected and ascended
into Heaven, He entered ONCE into the heavenly Holy
Place, making eternal redemption for us! Hebrews 9:12, “Neither by the
blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the
holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Jesus did that
for you dear reader! The $64,000
question my friend is this: DO YOU BELIEVE?
John 3:16-17, “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. For God sent not his Son into the world to
condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”