Jesus warned us not to be dishonest with Him. You can NOT fake it with God. He knows your heart. You must be genuinely born again.
PIC: Peruvian Andean road circa 1950. Life is full of choices. You know? (Sometimes you don’t have a choice – like this only road over the Andes: Peruvian Andean road circa 1950.) We want the best choice – every time, right? We make a choice, choosing one over another – in order to have the […]
Contemplate arriving in sin – before Almighty, Holy, God.
I for one do not want to arrive in God’s Courts with filthy rags on, stinking of sin – before the God of the Universe. How ’bout you? Do you wear filthy robes – or have you been beautified with rich robes of forgiveness? God is able to take away all your past sinfulness — and place you in good standing with Him. No matter how grave your sin, no matter how long you sinned, no matter. No problem. He is able.
Oh how marvelous – His grace towards us, sinners all. When it comes to repentance for salvation – Jesus is all inclusive. He will accept any truly repentant sinner of any vile stripe. You name it, He will forgive. But His is a limited grace. Don’t try to squeeze-by in His courts of justice.
Scripture uses farmers terms. It calls true believers “wheat”, and fake believers “tares”. A tare is a plant that grows up with wheat, but is not true wheat.
Tares are like the piglet that suckles with the kitten’s mother cat. The piglet thinks he’s a kitten because he likes the milk. But he’s only a pig, not a cat. The same is true of folk who like the idea of being blessed by Christ, but never yield to Him.
Folks! You can NOT fake it with God. He knows your heart. Faking = Still lost. You can talk like/smell like/pray like/look like/act like/dress like/preach like/give money like/claim church membership like/go to church like… but if your heart is not genuinely His, “with all your heart…”, then you are not saved. You are a God damned “believer”. ‘You must be born again.’
“8 Billion people can’t be wrong!” “On the contrary, billions of people CAN be wrong!” Reminded me of just how many people will be affected when Jesus suddenly surprises them, actually coming back just as He said He would. Are you ready for that day, or will it surprise you all to Hell?
31 It is a fearful and terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God [incurring His judgment and wrath]. – Hebrews 10:31 FOR MORE: Saving Knowledge God takes care of sinners God is available to all Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty Our perfect God and our response to Him God […]
Ever thought about this?…how “for salvation in Christ — hating is life changing”? Part of Jesus’ message says: 1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed out of death into Life, because we love the brothers and sisters. He who does not love remains in [spiritual] death. Hate is “eternal-life-changing”. Scary thought. Are you […]
Scenario: God Almighty “interviews” Don Lemon. Scene One: Don Lemon is kneeling before the Judge of All. Here’s the imaginary dialog on That Day of Judgement.
Scary thought: Have you thought of this possibility… that you might be agreeing with the Devil himself? According to the Bible, there are only two major players in the entire universe: God Almighty and Lucifer, God’s mightiest created angel, who wanted to be God, and fell from God’s grace, often called “the Devil”. Are you […]
I think. You think. We all think. But, what does God think? Thinking is necessary. But what if your “think” is not God’s “think”? Then your “think” will end so very badly when you reach That Day of Judgement, quivering before God in the realization that it is His Think that rules the heavens, not yours. Read about God’s “think”. What you think – matters. How you act it out – matters more. It will seal your eternity – with Him, or without Him.
Coming to God on your own terms is like… like careening into court dipsy drunk to fight a DUI offense and thinking the judge will forgive you. The reality of God’s universe is — it’s not your universe. It behooves us to seek after God and get His word on things. Our thoughts are not His thoughts. My thoughts will not be consulted by God on That Day.
Are you ready to lose your soul today – forever? Or are you ready to meet your Maker? Is your account with Him balanced? Hebrews 9:27 …it is appointed and destined for all men to die once and after this [comes certain] judgment We all have “an account” with God. And it starts out in […]
Quotes about mere puny mud-men and women of clay – us.
I have really tried to, but can’t seem to find in the Bible any reference to “Hell Fire Insurance”. Have you? That’s what some call it: where you can somehow “accept Jesus”, but then, well, all kinds of pressures push you away and back into sin… and you just continue there, blustering defiantly, defensively, when […]
The true believer is in Christ, “reborn from above” – never to be “unborn” again. The true believer will never again be under the condemnation of God. Ever. “That act of becoming born again — is an act of God upon our life. We don’t do it — He does it! And that is why it will never be undone.”
Also see: The Entrance Into The Eternal 2 Peter 1: verses 3-11 There are many ways to live your life, many religions and philosophies of man, many faiths to follow. Whatever you call yours, we become engrossed by it during our stay upon this globe. They all have their gatekeepers. Gatekeepers welcome or guard the […]
…what is necessary to be saved Have you examined your life lately? Try reading through the entire chapter of Matthew 25 and then look at the life you are living — in the context of what Jesus was teaching there. Glean what Jesus is telling us about what is required to be saved. You might […]
We are immortal. From the very beginning, before the creation of the universe and earth and mankind – God planned for mankind to be immortal. Adam and Eve were created immortal, but because of sin — death became the norm. But we all will be “resurrected” and brought before God – to restart our immortality. […]
What is “acting wickedly”? Jesus mentions this in Matthew: 23And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands]. – Matthew 7:23 The Judge of All will define what it is. Is your definition the same as His? Or do you hope […]
Sinners who accept sin, who conform themselves to their flesh – in whatever form, remain under condemnation still. If you struggle with sin, that means you are not accepting of it. You are rejecting sin but finding your flesh overwhelming. Born-again followers do that. There is a difference between being a sinner – versus living in sin. All born-again believers are sinners, but they have rejected sin by turning to Christ. They have been freed by God – from condemnation.
26-31 If we give up and turn our backs on all we’ve learned, all we’ve been given, all the truth we now know, we repudiate Christ’s sacrifice and are left on our own to face the Judgment —and a mighty fierce judgment it will be! If the penalty for breaking the law of Moses is physical […]
Hebrews 9 explains the heavenly legal arrangement for us to be forgiven. Forgiveness had to be declared – legally – by God through His justice system, or God would not have been just – and we would never have had a chance to be saved. God, being holy, cannot accept sinfulness into His Kingdom, so […]
Are you genuine? “The real thing?” When you say you are “a Christian”, is there anything there (in your life) that God accepts as genuine? As they say, *Does your walk – back your talk? *If Jesus put you on trial, would there be enough evidence to prove you guilty of being a born again […]
3 Jesus answered, “I am telling you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born again.”[a] 7 Do not be surprised because I tell you that you must all be born again.[a] John 3:3 and John 3:7 Footnotes: again; or from above.
…a snippet of talk in hell Jake: Who in hell do you think you are? Mary: Me. Just one of many. I rejected Christ so many times. Never accepted Him. That’s why I’m here. Author: Unknown FOR MORE: Hell Is Home Going To Hell? Does saying a “sinners prayer” save one from going to hell? […]
Hell is home for the walking dead. You ain’t leavin’ this home. You don’t want to go there. You don’t want to be one. But, there is hope in Christ. Be sure to break new ground, get out of your living grave – if you don’t know Him personally. He saves sinners. I know, because […]
Oh what a day that will be! To enter into the Kingdom of God – freely as His redeemed child. No cringing in shame, no sweating in fear, no burden of sinfulness before a Holy God. I can only imagine. There is no greater grace. There is no greater grace. There is no greater grace. […]