The Beautiful World Of Bible Christianity
By David J. Stewart | April 2019 | Updated May 2019
Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
I was pondering today how great it is to be a born-again believer. What joy to know that my name is written in Heaven in the Lamb's Book of Life. Luke 10:20, “Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” Being a Christian doesn't make life any easier, but it does make life better, because we have the constant comfort and hope of the Hope Scriptures. ...
Romans 15:1-4, “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”
The unsaved world is lost without hope! They have no comfort in the Lord Jesus Christ. How can they since they reject him? The dying world has no hope or comfort in the promises of God in the Scriptures. God has made thousands of promises to His children in His Word, but the only promise any Christ-rejecter can expect is to burn in the fires of Hell forever and ever without hope! You see, all men and women are guilty sinners in the sight of a holy God (Romans 3:19). God gave and sacrificed His only sinless begotten Son to pay your sin debt and mine (John 3:16), but unless you submit to God's righteousness through faith alone in the Good News (Gospel) of Christ's death on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection three days later, you cannot go to Heaven (1st Corinthians 15:1-6; Romans 10:3-4; Philippians 3:9). Instead, you'll have to go to Hell and pay for your own sins. The payment is so great that you'll spend eternity separated from God in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 21:8). The choice is yours alone to make!
Being a born-again Christian is the greatest feeling, privilege and knowledge a person could ever have! Countless people spend their entire life amassing a fortunate for their old age, hiring lawyers and financially advisors to protect their assets, but in the end they lose their soul and go to Hell forever! Most people are not simpletons, they are fools! Oh friend, I want YOU to be in Heaven with me. If you doubt God's Word, then I challenge you to get alone somewhere and listen to the King James Bible, starting with the Gospel of John (which is God's Gospel tract to mankind). The Gospel of John is all about getting saved. If you want to know how to become a Christian, then simply listen to (or read) the wonderful Gospel of John. We are saved simply by BELIEVING THE GOOD NEWS! Nothing else is required nor permitted by God to have eternal life.
There are numerous references in the Gospel of John about “darkness” and “light.” The “light” is THE TRUTH of the saving Gospel, by which we are saved if we believe. John 1:5, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” The GOOD NEWS is powerless to save those who refuse to believe it!!! Hebrews 4:2, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” There are millions of people who have heard the Gospel hundreds of times, but tragically will still burn in Hell for all eternity in their sins, because they didn't have any faith in what they heard. The apostle Paul calls it, “THE HEARING OF FAITH.” Galatians 3:2, “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?” Isn't that precious and simple!
HOW THEY PRAYED
George Whitefield, the famous English evangelist, said, “O Lord give me souls, or take my soul!”
Henry Martyn, a missionary, cried as he knelt on India's coral strands, “Here let me burn out for God!”
David Brainerd, missionary to the North American Indians 1718-1747, declared, “Lord, to Thee I dedicate myself. Oh, accept of me, and let me be Thine forever. Lord, I desire nothing else; I desire nothing more.” The last words in his diary, written seven days before he died, “Oh, come, Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen.”
Thomas a Kempis, 1379-1471, said, “Give what Thou wilt and how much Thou wilt, and when Thou wilt. Set me where Thou wilt and deal with me in things as Thou wilt.”
Dwight L. Moody implored, “Use me then, My Saviour, for whatever purpose and in whatever way Thou mayest require. Here is my poor heart, an empty vessel; fill it with Thy grace.”
John McKenzie prayed thus when as a young missionary candidate he knelt on the banks of the Lossie: “O Lord, send me to the darkest spot on earth!”
“Praying Hyde,” a missionary in India, pleaded, “Father, give me these souls, or I die.”
Mrs. Comstock, a missionary in India, uttered this prayer of parting when she sent her children home, “Lord Jesus, I do this for Thee.”
The Bible teaches that the light shines into the world, but the world doesn't discern what it is. Most people have been hearing religion their whole life, but they have never seen or believed the truth of the Gospel. Hebrews 4:2, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”
The unsaved world are vaguely familiar with the beliefs of the churches. They know enough to criticize Christians and get most things backwards and wrong. Satan has effectively blinded the world with false religion, hiding the truth of the Gospel from them (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4). Sadly, men love sin more than truth...
John 3:19, And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
John 8:12, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
John 12:35, “Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.”
John 12:46, “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.”
I thank God for the gift of His precious only begotten Son. His wonderful name is Jesus, and He is the Christ! John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” My heart rejoices continually in my blessed Savior, despite my ongoing seemingly unsolvable life, daily frustrations and chronic neck pain. God is so good! I wouldn't trade my faith in Jesus Christ, and the earnest of His precious indwelling Holy Spirit, for all the wealth and fame in this temporary world. Christians are merely pilgrims passing through on earth, not settlers. This world is not my home, thank God!!! And if you are saved, this world is not your home either!
Dear friend, we are all living on borrowed time from God. When your soul and spirit leave your earthly body at the end of life's journey, you will either go straight to Hell, or straight to Heaven to be with the Lord. There is no greater joy than knowing that you possess eternal life! John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” You have God's promise on it, as recorded in the inspired written Word of God!
The world honors thousands of famous celebrities, but they refuse to honor God. John 5:43-44, “I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” Like Herod who refused to honor God as the people praised him, so also do famous people like Paul McCartney refuse to glorify God! I have never heard Paul McCartney glorify God, as millions of fans glorify him. It is wickedness! I am not 1/1,000,000th as popular as Paul McCartney, but I am glorifying God with my life. I sincerely feel sorry for Paul McCartney. Matthew 16:26, “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Paul has over a billion dollars net worth, and is one of the most famous, loved and highly esteemed celebrities in history; yet, he does not praise, honor or glorify God to his millions of fans. Daniel 5:23b, “the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified.”
most important things, is to know you are saved and in the will of God!”
—Pastor Danny Castle (a quote by Phil Kidd from the 2019 Youth Rally, "If I Could Be Young Again").
I did some research several years ago into the bizarre and creepy subject about cryonic storage of dead humans. Literally, there are a bunch of wealthy people in this world, who desire to be resurrected one day when science advances in the future, reuniting their frozen brain with a new body grown in a laboratory. To store a dead person's decapitated head costs about $80,000. Your entire body can be frozen (in liquid nitrogen upside down at 320 degrees below zero Fahrenheit) for $150,000. I was thinking and rejoicing today—as a child of God who has been born-again by the incorruptible Word of God, to KNOW that I already possess ETERNAL LIFE—and according to God's inspired Word I have God's promise of a new body in the future, fashioned like unto the Lord's perfect and immortal resurrected body. Philippians 3:21, “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.” What a glorious PROMISE from God.
I would 10,000,000,000 times 10,000,000,000 times rather have God's written promise (31 words) in Philippians 3:21, then have my entire body frozen in cryonic storage for $150,000, in the utterly insane hope of having my brain reunited with some foreign laboratory-grown body hundreds or thousands of years into the future. What insanity! In fact, there is no comparison! I would infinitely rather be redeemed, having GOD'S PROMISE of eternal life, than to trust in man's scientific abilities! Psalms 118:8, “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” What saith the Scripture? John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” Titus 1:2, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” You don't have to pay someone to have your decapitated head frozen my friend, just receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior! What insanity exists in this world! Thank God for the sensible Holy Bible!!!
“Our church is cold,” complained a deacon to Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899). “What can we do about it?” “Build a fire in the pulpit,” ordered Moody!
I became a born-again Christian at age 13, the same age as Pastor Curtis Hutson (1934-1995). Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) was saved at age 11. Pastor Steven L. Anderson was saved at age 6. Over 80% of Christians were saved before the age of 18. Once a person reaches age 70, there is only a 4% chance of them ever getting saved at that late point in life. I thank God more than I can express in words, for the free gift of eternal life which He has given to those who believe, through the sacrifice of His dear only begotten Son on the cross for my sins. John 3:16, “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.” I have never regretted—not for one second of my 52 year life—choosing Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.
Read God's promise again my dear friend, because you can have this absolutely for FREE by simple faith in the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ crucified buried and risen as payment for your sins...
Philippians 3:21, “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”
There is no joy like that of knowing one's name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. I really like this song: Oh, It Is Wonderful To Be A Christian! When I meet a pastor who doesn't like my ministry, I know he has a problem! I definitely have a big problem, and that problem is today's lackadaisical, indifferent and yellow-bellied pastors who are not truth-preachers! Religious leaders are dime a dozen nowadays, but a Bible-preacher who doesn't hold back telling THE TRUTH is extremely rare! What good is training a bunch of young people to sing about the Lord at church, when they aren't born-again because they have been lied to, taught that they have to try to stop sinning to be saved? God doesn't command men to forsake their sins to be saved, but to be saved so they'll forsake their sins! Nothing is required to obtain God's salvation, except to have the simplest childlike faith in the only begotten Son of God.
The “simple” thing about salvation is that all you have to do to receive eternal life is to BELIEVE the Gospel. If you gladly receive the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ crucified on the cross, buried and bodily risen the third day, you are saved! Acts 2:43, “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” The were saved by gladly receiving the Good News of Jesus crucified buried and risen. Then they were water baptized as a pubic profession of their faith. Notice that they were saved first, and then afterwards baptized with water. Salvation is BY FAITH alone. Galatians 3:2, “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?” That is, when a person hears the Gospel preached, and they receive it by faith, placing their trust in that GOOD NEWS, they are saved. Believe the GOOD NEWS my friend and you are eternally saved!!!
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there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall
teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies...” —2nd Peter 2:1
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Opponents of Lordship Salvation
The Unbiblical REPENTANCE Heresy!
Spurgeon DIDN'T Teach Lordship Salvation
Harry Ironside DIDN'T Teach Lordship Salvation
If you look back too much, you will soon be headed that way!
“To me, there's not anything that'll put iron in your spiritual blood
like the Old Testament!”
—Evangelist Lester Roloff, a quote from the awesome needful sermon, “The Devil's Decoys! (or, What's Fooling You?) | MP3”
“God will not accept anybody who rejects His Word! ...And when I say 'reject the Word,' I mean when we refuse to believe EVERY BIT OF THE WORD OF GOD, I believe the Lord will not accept us!” —Evangelist Lester Roloff, a quote from the awesome needful sermon, “The Devil's Decoys! (or, What's Fooling You?) | MP3”
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Americans Have Changed
“Give us this day our daily bread would once have been universally recognized by Americans as from the Lord's Prayer, but now likely as not it would be identified as a demand upon a welfare or public relief agency.
When Americans have changed this much, we shouldn't be surprised by how much America is changing.”
God measures loyalty to Himself, not by expressions of feeling, but by service!
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a beautiful quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
“A man can slip into hell with his hand on the door-knob of heaven.” —Evangelist Billy Sunday
BELIEVE “THE GOSPEL” 2B SAVED!
Confession Is Never A Requirement For Salvation
“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner
which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
Another Gospel Which Is Not Another (a red-hot MP3 by Dr. Curtis Hutson exposing Lordship Salvation)
“If you have to look at
your life to prove that you are saved, it proves that you're not!”
—Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold; an excellent quote from the awesome YouTube sermon titled, “Why Lordship Salvation is WRONG! | MP3.”
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