Thief On The Cross. Nothing religious was done by the thief. He merely (1) confessed his sinfulness, and (2) acknowledged Jesus as “the Christ”.
Because God is extreme to the nth degree – God requires an extreme type of relationship from us. Once we get born again, we will continue growing deeply, naturally, into further maturity in Christ.
It was quite the mystery of the universe. Sin had destroyed the lovely Garden of Eden relationship Adam and Eve had with Creator God. So God established a “covenant of forgiveness”, a system of sacrifice whereby His followers could be forgiven.
But it was obvious that we on earth could not go on for all of eternity sacrificing lambs for the forgiveness of sins. What did God have in the works? It remained a mystery for centuries. And then, finally, according to His perfect timing, He revealed the answer.
It cost God to make us His children of privilege. Jesus made this privilege possible for all who come to Him – not just to some, but to all peoples. Some do reject Him (Hebrews 4:6). Their choice. It is a choice, to receive Him or not. Have you accepted salvation in Christ?
Chorus: I am redeemed, but not with silver; I am bought, but not with gold; Bought with a price—the blood of Jesus, Precious price of love untold. Song: Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption Lyrics: James Martin Gray (1851-1935) Music: Daniel Brink Towner (1850-1919) 1 Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption; No riches […]
I thank God every day that He brought me up, out of the miry clay. I am sure as Hell that you have seen the miry clay, the sins. Have you, sure as Heaven, experienced the mind-bending, clean-up, brand new making power of Jesus – Creator God?
Have you heard Jesus’ good news that He can save your soul for all eternity? Have you wondered why you never made that clean break and accepted His offer? Why you have not followed Jesus Jesus compared His message (the “Gospel”) to planting seeds. He taught that His fallen archangel, Lucifer (the Devil/Satan and his […]
Have you ever in your life “approached” God? God has spoken into this world through His Word, the Bible. We know God by reading/studying… the Bible. In it He informed us about Himself, long ago, and now, today, He informs us as we read it — that He is approachable. He is the One (in three: the divine Trinity). All other “gods” are not His equal, nor truly any “God”.
1 Kings 18:21 “Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal [is God], follow him.” Now is the time to speak up, answer, share your faith, tell the truth. With evil right in front of our eyes, around […]
Ephesians 5:1-3. “Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]; 2 and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to […]
PIC by JandamPhotography: Waiting expectantly for your Master Jesus is returning to earth soon. Believe it? Are you ready to meet your Maker? Are you truly following Jesus, waiting expectantly for Savior Jesus – Master of the Universe? He wants to take us all to His Home, Heaven. It behooves us who are following Him […]
We see a lot of evil in the world these days. And, an awful lot of folks tolerate it. But, here’s the thing: if you tolerate bad behavior, you in effect are condoning the bad. Jesus’ disciple John teaches us this about that: “…the one who practices [or permits or tolerates] evil has not seen […]
God requires a “Psalm 51 type repentance” and offers a “Psalm 51 type salvation” A Psalm 51 type salvation Salvation is when God, in His “steadfast love” and “abundant mercy” “blots out my transgressions” – where He washes “me thoroughly from my iniquity” and He cleanses “me from my sin”. Psalm 51:1-4 Have mercy on […]
Image of child: How our heart will exult, always, in heaven. In Spanish: El Cielo. ¿Cómo será? Heaven. What’s it going to be? Many say, I can only imagine. Well, not really – because we can really know, not merely “imagine”. The Bible tells us a lot about Heaven. Directory…inside this article (Use Forward/Return arrows […]
“the God to whom I belong and whom I worship” – Acts 27:33 English Standard Version Anglicised Paul said he belonged to God. Do you? Do you “belong” to Jesus? Have you given yourself 100% to Jesus? “The God” of Creation, who then gave His Son to a death on the cross on our […]
Welcome to the show, What’s Beyond The Door! Let’s have a little fun while we’re at it. The stakes are gargantuan… colossal, enormous, gigantic, huge, humongous, immense, mammoth, massive, monstrous, monumental, prodigious, towering, tremendous, vast, big, elephantine, giant, heavyweight, jumbo, leviathan, mountainous, super-colossal, super-duper, titanic, whopping! What’s at stake: This game is all about you. […]
We are all on a journey, a road trip of sorts — on the road to meet-up with our Creator God, the One True God, Jehovah God. Do you have everything ready to meet up with Him? Allow me to explain what’s up – down the road, according to what the Bible tells us. The […]
The title is a quote from Pastor John MacArthur: “there is a broad road that says heaven but goes to hell.” Our question here is: Where’s the real road to heaven? Welcome Day in Heaven All those who placed their hope in the grace of God in Christ will see their Welcome day – touring […]
Swift comments on biblical principles and Jesus’ teachings …quick expression about what the inerrant Bible teaches, relating to news in the headlines *Daily News (1): More than half of US adults, 30% of evangelicals, believe Jesus isn’t God: study – The Christian Post https://www.christianpost.com/news/more-than-half-of-us-adults-30-of-evangelicals-believe-jesus-isnt-god-study.html God came to earth as a man So sad, that (in […]
God made a book. A list of names. Is your name written in The Book of the Living? 33 But the Lord said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book…. – Verse 33 of Exodus 32:32-33; Also see: Psalm 69:28 See Bible references here: The Book of Life […]
Do you honestly want to know how to get right with God? Jesus promised He would save us for an eternity of only good, nothing bad. This is what the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy: Reading the Bible, God’s “sacred writings” – can give you an understanding “that leads to salvation through faith which is […]
There is so much that I just do not understand. Why this, why that…? I refuse to refuse Jesus Well, rather than blame God, rant and rage, or refuse to fall-in-line with certain difficult teachings of Jesus… I have chosen to trust that God understands more than I. I refuse to refuse Jesus. Are you […]
…an excerpt from the artice: The Christ, Jesus In the justice system of God’s Throne, humankind has been condemned eternally because we all fall short of His perfection. Because of that, in order for God to forgive any person, a provision had to be made for His justice to legally redeem any fallen person. Redemption […]
As in our centuries past, folks nowadays are loudly claiming to follow Jesus – but their actions and belief system unmask them as actually being against what Jesus Himself taught us in the Bible. Fakers. How fake is that? – to claim to be a follower of Jesus Christ, but actually be living a life […]
When you, in prayer, accept Jesus as your personal Savior, and/or when any true follower of Jesus prays — you have come to an awesome, almighty place of wonder and love. Oh how marvelous! Through prayer to Jesus: — “you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly […]
Jesus is inviting you to come into His Kingdom. Forever! Imagine how exotic and opulent – His Place? Is that exciting – or what!? I’m looking for that! THAT’s where I want to go. I’m ready. Are you en route, already declared “set free”!? Are you looking for that day when He takes you home? […]
Your Guide for After the Rapture takes place “The Rapture Guide” Don’t bother lookin’ for them because they were taken into the air by Jesus! You will know you were left behind IF: 1. Missing Millions Millions and millions of people go missing at the same exact time. This will be the surest sign to […]
Without Christ we are all due to appear before The Judge of All to receive His holy justice, His due sentencing. 18 For [God does not overlook sin and] the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who in their wickedness suppress and stifle the truth, 19 because that which […]
What is keeping you from yielding to God? What is it about “your way” that is so appealing? This is what the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: (my unauthorized paraphrase) 9 Don’t you know this!? …that those who live their own way will not actually get into God’s Kingdom? They won’t have even the […]
It’s a very simple message from God, actually – what He expects of us. His message is to all of us — us sinful, willful, rebellious, self-centered creatures: …He commands all people everywhere to repent [that is, to change their old way of thinking, to regret their past sins, and to seek God’s purpose for […]