It is a wonderful thing to be saved, and to know the Lord Jesus Christ. I was raised as a Roman Catholic and I made my “First Communion” and “sacrament of Confirmation” but I was on my way to Hell, and I did not even know it. You see that was nothing more than sacramentalism, but it has absolutely nothing to do with getting saved, and going to Heaven. I never heard the soul-saving gospel of Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic church, because it is a system which is led by a man whom they call the Pope, and whom they address as the Holy Father. It is a religious system which mixes their own man-made tradition with the pure unadulterated word of God, and that is a FATAL mistake! You can read more here on the Roman Catholicism page. The Bible tells me that my “Holy Father” is in Heaven above, not sitting on a throne over in Vatican City. Jesus Christ himself said this:
” And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. ” (Matthew 23:9)
I choose to BELIEVE the words of Jesus Christ, and he also tells me that HE is the ONLY way to the Father in Heaven!
“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)
The Jewish apostle John tells me in his gospel account that the wrath of God abides upon the UNBELIEVER!
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the WRATH of GOD abideth on him.” (John 3:36)
That is some heavy duty preaching is it not? My dear friend do you know that the wrath of God is upon you right now as you read this if you have never been saved? I don’t know about you, but I do NOT want the WRATH of GOD to be upon me! Hear me now, because it is not too late for you as long as there is breath in your body. You can be justified by the BLOOD that Jesus Christ shed for you on the cross, and that will SAVE you from WRATH of Almighty God. The following words were written by a Jewish man who formerly persecuted and killed Christians:
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his LOVE toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now JUSTIFIED by HIS BLOOD, we shall be SAVED from WRATH through him.” (Romans 5:6-9)
There is always a great temptation to say, “I’ll do it later, or I’ll do it tomorrow” but the Devil’s today is tomorrow, because it never comes!
“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” (Proverbs 27:1)
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be SAVED. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto SALVATION. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto ALL that call upon HIM. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be SAVED.” (Romans 10:9-13)
The topic of the eternal security of the believer is an interesting topic indeed. In this short article I examine the teaching of Charles Stanley (Atlanta, GA) and compare it with the simple teaching of Jesus Christ regarding those who are cast into the furnace of fire. Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times SOME shall DEPART from THE FAITH, giving heed to SEDUCING SPIRITS, and DOCTRINES OF DEVILS. (1 Timothy 4:1) This is a very interesting passage of scripture. The Jewish apostle Paul, the same one who was converted on the road to Damascus, and a former murderer of Christians, wrote those words. Paul knew what it was like to be deceived . . .
When I was born again at the age of thirty six, I began to speak out against the FALSE teachings of the Roman Catholic church. As a former Roman Catholic I know without a shadow of a doubt, that I would have ended up in HELL, because I did NOT know the real Jesus Christ. There are countless millions of Roman Catholic people who attend their Catholic Mass every week, or even every day that are in the same LOST spiritual condition that I was in . . .
First of all I would like to address the issue of the numerous judgments in scripture. If any person reads their Bible and they listen to how the Lord Jesus Christ taught, they know that the Lord spoke with an urgency in His voice, encouraging the people to be prepared for his coming. When the Lord spoke about judgment, he always made a clear distinction between those who were saved, and those who were not. The Lord did not hold back the truth about Hell either, as most modern day Pastors in user friendly churches do. You do not get the sense that there would be several different judgments when you browse through the Gospel accounts. The Lord made it known that He would be coming again and He also made it super clear that He was absolutely the ONLY WAY to Heaven. If you miss that, then you miss everything! Keep in mind that the Lord Jesus Christ is perfect and He never fails. You do not want to miss it when it comes to salvation and judgment . . .
There are millions of people who follow the teachings of a man named C.I Scofield,and he is best known for the Scofield Bible which incorporated his notes right along with the scriptures from God’s Word. Many of those millions have so memorized Scofields teachings (just a man), that you would think that it was the scriptures (God’s Word) themselves that they were quoting. William Cox was formerly numbered among those who were deceived by the Scofield Bible for many years, until he realized that it was complete heresy! C.I.Scofield (and his Bible) has led millions astray with his dispensational teachings concerning modern day Israel . . .
I am going to address the truth about Israel and their continued rejection of Jesus as the Christ (Messiah), for almost 2000 years! I am writing this because we are living in a day when Christians by the millions have been hoodwinked, and brainwashed, into supporting those who clearly proclaim that Jesus Christ is a FALSE Messiah, and certainly NOT the Son of God. Folks this is very important because that was the exact same attitude that the Jewish people had when Jesus Christ himself preached to the Jews when he walked this Earth . . .
The term “Synagogue of Satan” is a term which the Lord Jesus Christ used twice in the book of Revelation, and it is something that we need to be aware of. The Lord did not hesitate to associate false believers with our adversary Satan, and therefore the true minister of Jesus Christ should not hold back that same truth to please any group of people. It is very important also that you notice the Lord used that term when he addressed certain churches in the book of Revelation. In the first instance the Lord was speaking to the church at Smyrna: And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:8-10) . . . First of all the Lord brings great comfort to the true Christians that were part of the church at Smyrna. Jesus let them know that he was the “first and the last” which is speaking of the deity of Christ. (Isaiah 44:6) the same one who was dead but was now alive. The true Christian is blessed in knowing that the very same Jesus Christ who died, rose again, and ascended into heaven is now alive forevermore, and that he is the same “first and last” which the prophet Isaiah spoke about. (Revelation 1:17-18, 2:8)
It never ceases to amaze me what I hear being preached on the airwaves in this modern day. I came across an interview (on YouTube) in which Pat Robertson (700 Club) was being interviewed by a man named Michael Eisner. Being a Christian myself, I was curious as to what Pat would say to this man regarding the salvation of his soul. I must confess that I what I heard was truly amazing to me on the one hand, but on the other hand, I was not totally surprised, because I have heard similar things before. In that interview I did not hear Pat Robertson preach repentance and salvation in the name of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:47), nor did I hear Pat Robertson tell Michael Eisner that Jesus Christ was the ONLY name by which he might be SAVED! (Acts 4:10-12, John 14:6, Romans 1:16) It was evident in the conversation, that Mr Eisner did have some sort of interest as to where he was going to spend eternity, but I did not hear that “Gospel sound” that one hears when they read through their Bible. If a person is a Christian, and one who has been truly born again of the Spirit, then they know that ALL people must come through Jesus Christ. It was Jesus Christ Himself who told his followers to preach repentance and forgiveness of sins in His name, after He had risen from the dead! (Luke 24:47) Jesus told His followers at that same time, to begin preaching the Gospel message at Jerusalem, obviously to the Jewish people FIRST . . .
Lets take another look at John Hagee’s incredible statement: “I believe that every Gentile person can only come to God through the cross of Christ. I believe that every Jewish person who lives in the light of the Torah, which is the word of God, has a relationship with God and will come to redemption.” That statement by John Hagee is an absolute smack in the face of Jesus Christ and a betrayal of the Gospel itself. Jesus Christ was slain on the cross for our sins, and it is only HIS BLOOD that will justify any human being on earth before Him. (Romans 5:6-10) Hagee has a DIFFERENT plan of salvation for the Jewish people who live in light of the Torah. Jesus made it clear in John 5:37-43, that the Torah testified about HIM, and yet they (the Jewish people) would not come to HIM for salvation! . . .
Cathy and I were driving eastbound on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, NYC one day when we spotted a street preacher We pulled over to listen to the man who was standing on the corner of Springfield Blvd, and Jamaica Ave. We heard the preacher say this to the people: “I am just little Danny, and I am just a messenger here to deliver your mail. What you do with your mail is your business, I am just a messenger.” . . . The word ANTICHRIST is mentioned four different times by the apostle John in the Bible, and I am going to take a look at all four of those references. We can get a very good understanding of what the ANTICHRIST spirit is all about by studying these scripture verses. It is entirely up to you what you want to do with these verses of scripture, I am just a messenger . . .
The main point that I want to address here is that the angel told John that the “testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” This is a very powerful and true statement which was made, and it simply means that the whole prophetic word of God will point to the person of Jesus Christ. If a person is searching the scriptures with a sincere and open heart, then the Spirit of truth will point them to Jesus Christ. [John 15:26,16:13] . . . The question remains though, as to whether a person is sincerely searching for the truth. Do not forget that this same apostle John suffered greatly for the “testimony of Jesus” as the following verse tells us: “I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the TESTIMONY of JESUS CHRIST. ” (Revelation 1:9) . . .