Psalm: 14. 1. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. - Bible Offline
Listen, I wish there wasn't a Hell and that the majority wasn't going there but unfortunately that is exactly what the Bible says. So what kind of Christian would I be if I believe in the truth of the Bible and not warn people to flee such a horrible place?
This good person line by Satan needs to be called out over and over again. Jesus says ye must be born again not ye must be a good person. The Bible declares over and over again that no one is good; that we should never compare ourselves with other humans.
Thinking one is good enough to earn heaven is prideful and self righteous; sins God hates.
Become born again by true belief from your heart; not some mental assent that so many rely on. Be not deceived! You will become a "new creature."
Repentance in its simplest form is a change of mind. However much confusion exists over this topic. Man is not capable of turning from his sin on his own. Repentance is a work of God that occurs from true, honest belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Man's duty is to believe in this dispensation, but this often is abused by mere lip service; pure deception. A truly converted soul will believe with their whole heart resulting in God given repentance from darkness to light; turn from idols to God; hatred for sin that they once cherished. This is not something you do prior to salvation but rather 2 sides of the same coin. Belief on one side and repentance on the other.
We live in a world with many professing "Christians" yet few seem to be converted. Things change for the new convert, how can a new convert have God the Holy Spirit take up residence inside of them and nothing change? How crazy is that?
2 Cor. 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Satan loves to deceive, God is not the author of confusion.You will know for a fact if God has truly transformed you and others will take notice as well.
Here is a great verse to clarify any confusion about the topics of predestination and election:
2 Thessalonians: 2. 13. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
We are chosen through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. Our part is to exercise our free will and believe with all our heart; not mere lip service.
I love seeing this sign every time I drive to church and it's right next to the church! To God be the glory!
Not Today video, click here
The above video has been going viral over the internet. This woman escaped a fire and will forever be known for saying, "not today!"
No one wants to be in a fire, not now not ever. The Bible is clear that those who reject Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will end up in a lake of fire for all of eternity; call it a scare tactic if you want however the Bible speaks absolute Truth. This is a very serious topic and Satan wants to continue to blind people to the truth of this eternal destination.
God is our everything, why in the world would you want to reject Him and choose a life of sin just to end up in eternal torment? No one in their right mind would say that this would be worth it. Let's see the account of a rich man in Hell right now:
Luke: 16. 23. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: 28. For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Just because you don't want to believe something is true, doesn't make it a lie. The truth is the truth and no opinion can alter it. The Bible has surely withstood the test of time.
Jesus Christ didn't merely suggest we become born again, He commanded it. So humble yourself today and let God show you why He really created you. Then you can tell Satan, "Not Today, you are no longer gonna blind me to the wonderful reality of Jesus Christ."
Don't waste another day, today may be your last!
"Good people" don't get to Heaven, only saved ones do. Are you saved from your sins by true faith in Jesus Christ?