Sin Does Not Send You to Hell, But the Wages of Sin is Death…
The billions of souls that will wind up in Hell won’t go there just because of the sins they committed in their life, they will go there because of one reason, Unbelief. The billions that will go to heaven will be there for one reason; Belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Amazing to think that One Decision decides the eternal destiny of every person who has ever lived on this planet. Are you a believer or a non-believer?
In the gospel of John, chapter 8, verse 24; Jesus makes this statement: ” THEREFORE I SAID TO YOU THAT YOU WILL DIE IN YOUR SINS; FOR UNLESS YOU BELIEVE THAT I AM HE, YOU WILL DIE IN YOUR SINS.” In chapter 6 Jesus says ” You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of me; AND YOU ARE UNWILLING TO COME TO ME THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE. For if you believed Moses, you would have believed Me, but if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe MY WORDS.” UNBELIEF in Messiah Jesus Christ is the reason people will lose their life eternally in hell.
” Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My Word and BELIEVES HIM who sent Me HAS ETERNAL LIFE, and does NOT come into judgment, but has passed OUT OF DEATH INTO LIFE.” (John 5:24) ” For this is the will of My Father that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and I MYSELF WILL RAISE HIM UP ON THE LAST DAY.” (John 6:40) ” Truly, truly, I say to you he who believes HAS ETERNAL LIFE.”(vs 46) Do you believe Jesus is Lord?
Many people over the years that I have had discussions with concerning salvation just don’t get it or should I say refuse to get it. They cannot accept and believe what Jesus The Son of God said out of His own Mouth and is recorded in Scripture. Unbelief will send them to hell, not just their sins. We are all sinners, everyone who has ever lived, except of course Jesus, and everyone of us deserves nothing but damnation, but that’s where GRACE comes in. Gods free and unmerited favor and gift given personally to BELIEVERS who call upon the name of Jesus to be saved. Unbelief is the reason and sin is their ticket to hell.
What about Believers that sin? Jesus Blood covers their sins. Love covers a multitude of sins. ” for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever Believes in Him should Not perish, but have eternal life” (John3:16) Are you a believer? What happens when believers sin? Unless they repent and ask forgiveness quickly they will pay a heavy price for sinning. Broken relationships , marriages, sickness, job losses, lack of blessings in life, and if anyone continues in practicing a certain sin after a period time that only God knows that He gives them to repent, there will be death because the wages of sin is death. What happens to unbelievers? The wrath of God rest on their shoulders and His day of wrath is coming for that reason to judge mankind because “THEY DID NOT LOVE THE TRUTH SO AS TO BE SAVED” Love the truth!
Jesus said ” I am the way, THE TRUTH, and the life. No man can come to the Father except through me” Jesus is the only way to heaven and salvation, not Islam, not Buda, not Hinduism, not Scientology, not Kabbalah, no other religion. Sin is the ticket to hell, but UNBELIEF in Jesus is the reason for going there….
In today’s World, many are turned off by organized religion and just simply don’t attend church any longer. They have seen the false teaching of the “prosperity gospel” and the Bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil. They see the compromising of the Bible and churches and some denominations by politically correct demonic theology. But thousands still believe and even watch Christian programming on TV as a substitute for church attendance. I see a day when the church even In America will have to go underground because of great persecution that will come. It’s not about religion and especially not about denominations it about Jesus and belief in Him as the Son of God.
” WHOEVER believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. BY This we know that we love the children of God and keep His Commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments and His commandments ARE NOT BURDENSOME. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world and this is the victory that has overcome the world — OUR FAITH. and who is one that overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” (1 John 1-5)
Sin Does Not Send You to Hell, But the Wages of Sin is Death…
Regardless of failures in our life, our God is merciful and endures forever. The enemy would have you believe there is no hope, it’s over, your a loser, no way God could love you or forgive you now. That is one of the biggest lies of the devil to mankind to try to make you give up. None of us are secure in ourselves or by our own works. We can only succeed by surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ. We cannot live holy by our own desire and will, but we can by Gods mercy and grace. His mercy is new every morning. Read this, Psalms 139. By the time you finish you will receive His mercy and smile. God loves us so much and forgives with His great mercy and gives us His grace. Give Him praise and be thankful for He is a Good God………
1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
2 Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His mercy endures forever.
3 Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His mercy endures forever:
4 To Him who alone does great wonders, For His mercy endures forever;
5 To Him who by wisdom made the heavens, For His mercy endures forever;
6 To Him who laid out the earth above the waters, For His mercy endures forever;
7 To Him who made great lights, For His mercy endures forever—
8 The sun to rule by day, For His mercy endures forever;
9 The moon and stars to rule by night, For His mercy endures forever.
10 To Him who struck Egypt in their firstborn, For His mercy endures forever;
11 And brought out Israel from among them, For His mercy endures forever;
12 With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm, For His mercy endures forever;
13 To Him who divided the Red Sea in two, For His mercy endures forever;
14 And made Israel pass through the midst of it, For His mercy endures forever;
15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea, For His mercy endures forever;
16 To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His mercy endures forever;
17 To Him who struck down great kings, For His mercy endures forever;
18 And slew famous kings, For His mercy endures forever—
19 Sihon king of the Amorites, For His mercy endures forever;
20 And Og king of Bashan, For His mercy endures forever—
21 And gave their land as a heritage, For His mercy endures forever;
22 A heritage to Israel His servant, For His mercy endures forever.
23 Who remembered us in our lowly state, For His mercy endures forever;
24 And rescued us from our enemies, For His mercy endures forever;
25 Who gives food to all flesh, For His mercy endures forever.
26 Oh, give thanks to the God of heaven! For His mercy endures forever.
God is speaking today, are you listening? He speaks over and over to your spirit during your lifetime if your are truly born again. People mock and laugh when you might say “God told me ” or “I really felt like God is telling me” or “I heard a still small voice inside me say” or “I feel this great impression to do this or that.” If that’s the case with you, don’t worry, God is speaking to millions everyday, many times a day, all over the world and your not alone.
How do we know that God speaks today? Simple, the Bible explicitly says so. Here it is: ” MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, AND I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:27-28) That seems plain enough to me, Jesus said so. Many folks believe only the second part that no one can snatch a born again believer out of His hand, but totally disregard the first part where He says My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me. I wonder why that is? I think a lot of it has to do with dead churches and dead pastors who “Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away.” (2 Timothy 3:5) preach from the pulpits today and do not preach the full gospel of Jesus Christ. But the biggest reason people deny Jesus speaks to us as individuals today is one of two things: 1) unbelief or 2) lack of knowledge.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER. (Hebrews13:8) This verse shoots down any and every excuse anyone could possibly come up with regarding any supernatural experience and gifts of the Spirit today! People who hold only a form of godliness but deny its power are very deceived by santanic religion and doctrine. I might include not only people but churches and denominations as well. The devil keeps them in the dark by deception and lies. Three times Jesus told us “Do not not be deceived.” Don’t let yourself be deceived. Seek truth from the Bible as it will set you free indeed.
So getting back to the theme of this post of hearing Gods voice, how do we do that? The first thing is to make absolutely sure you are saved and born again. You cannot hear Gods voice if your not saved and born again and have the Holy Spirit living inside you. What did Jesus say? “Jesus answered, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of flesh is flesh, and that which is born of THE SPIRIT is spirit. DO NOT MARVEL THAT I SAID YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN.”(John 3:5-7) How does it happen? Jesus answers this question. ” THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.” (John 3:15) He who believes in the Son has eternal life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:30) Believe in your heart (not just your head) that Jesus Christ is Lord and confess it by speaking it out with your mouth, Romans 10:9-10 says. Is there any other thing to do, actually yes there is REPENT, which is confessing your a sinner and need God and then actually turning away from your past lifestyle of sin without God. Is there anything else? Yes, you need to be baptized as Jesus said and did, representing His death and resurrection. But be warned; getting baptized without first repenting and confessing Jesus from your heart will be just getting wet. We are saved by grace (unmerited favor) through faith and that not of ourselves, it is a gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8) Is there anything else? Yes, be filled with the Spirit. And how do I do that? Just ask Jesus to baptize you in His Spirit. John the Baptist said (speaking of Jesus) ” and He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and Fire.” (Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:16) So if your born again will you hear God? Absolutely but you must be quiet and listen.
In today’s world it’s very hard to get quiet and listen with all the distractions of the world, but setting aside a few minutes of quiet time will help tremendously. Get alone somewhere and just talk to God and then listen and talk some more to Him. Here’s a novel idea; ask Him to talk to you! What’s it like? It comes from your belly/chest, not your head, and moves up and you hear words or short sentences. Most of the time it will be very short ,maybe even only a couple of words, sometimes a long sentence. And when You hear it you know it is God and not your own thoughts and it’s not an audible voice, it’s like hearing thoughts from deep inside you and they always line up with good, not evil, although you can get warnings to avoid danger. God loves you and wants your love and praise and He is still the same yesterday today and forever. With the turmoil in the world today, you must get and stay close to God and hear His voice for yourself….
The Holy Spirit is our Proof Jesus is God and Our only way to the Father.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision. Are you one? Father open their hearts and remove the veil from their eyes. Thoughts and discussions, books and seminars, debates and meetings, churches and parishes; looking, seeking, doubting, believing, wonder, discussions; all to make a point, all to prove a method, all to sway a belief.
When one looks for the truth; can they handle the truth? Many people cannot. Some can and rejoice! With hundreds of churches and denominations scattered throughout the world, how can a person know absolutely know beyond any shadow of a doubt they have found the truth? How can anyone possibility have any assurance they have found the way, the truth and the life? There is a foolproof method, a perfect answer, a resounding yes to the question of the ages. Can you handle the truth? I think you can.
The Holy Spirit is the proof that Jesus is God and is alive and teaches you all things that lead you to the Father through His Son Jesus Christ. If one does not have the Spirit of God, he cannot know God and is lost and perishing. No religion in the world except Christianity has the Holy Spirit. All other Religions lead people into bondage by the laws and rules they are required to keep, but the Holy Spirit sets one free from the laws of man and instead gives power and love and boldness to those who receive Him.
Here is a couple of verses that back up what I am saying. First, John the Baptist who prepared the way for Jesus by preaching a baptism of repentance made an astounding statement in Matthew 3:11 ” As for me I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I and not fit to remove His sandals; HE WILL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE.” Has this happened to you? Another verse that Jesus Himself spoke in John 3:7,8 says “Do not be amazed that I said to you, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN. The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; SO IS EVERYONE WHO IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT.” Have you been born again?
The bible says we can know we are saved; do you know for sure? How does the Holy Spirit prove Jesus is Lord and alive; by indwelling in our hearts, by living in us. Did not Jesus say I will send the Holy Spirit and He will be with you forever? He did. But how can we know? Ephesians 4:30 ” do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God BY WHOM YOU WERE SEALED FOR THE DAY OF REDEMPTION.” Again in Ephesians 1:13,14 ” In Him (Jesus), you also after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-having also BELIEVED, YOU WERE SEALED IN HIM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE, who is GIVEN AS A PLEDGE of our INHERITANCE with a view to the redemption of God’s OWN POSSESSION, to the praise His glory.” If you have been sealed by the Holy Spirit and are born again, you know it without any doubt! Second Corinthians 1:21, 22 states again ” Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, WHO SEALED US AND GAVE US THE SPIRIT IN OUR HEARTS AS A PLEDGE.” No one can possibly know God, have a relationship with Jesus or be saved unless they have the Spirit of God within them.
It is Jesus Christ alone that baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. If you have never cried out to God to fill you with the Holy Spirit, do it now. If you have never asked forgiveness and repented of your sins, do it now. If you have never confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, do it now. If you have never been baptized in water, do it now. It is the BLOOD OF JESUS that washes away your sins, it is grace through faith that saves you. It is the Holy Spirit that comes into you and seals you. It is Jesus our Lord who baptizes you in the Holy Spirit. Don’t wait, pray now, believe now, have faith now, love God and people now. When you do this, I promise you will know God is Real, You will know Jesus loves you and you will have the proof within you Jesus is Lord! No other religion offers this, no other gospel but Jesus Christ and Him crucified is gospel. No other gospel has a risen alive Savior, no other gospel has a God of pure love who forgives and forgets your sins. No other God is the same yesterday, today and forever and changes not. What He did long ago, He does now, today; call on Him with all your heart.
Baptized Pagans, Christian labels and back to basics.
There are over 335,000 Protestant churches and approximately 18,500 parishes of the Catholic Church in America. Sadly, approximately 50% of these churches do not preach or teach that the Bible is the word of God to mankind written by Holy men, inspired by the Holy Spirit, the actual Word of God and follow it.
One can no longer believe someone when they say they are Christian. That phrase is becoming meaningless. The reason is, they are Christian in name only and are so far away from God and in the world, no one could recognize them as followers of Jesus. Christ. Millions of people who go to church, pay their tithes and even get baptized, live in sin; many in secret sins like pornography and adultery and great numbers who no more follow Jesus and His teaches than the worst pagan.
Jesus commands us to follow Him, not the World and its lust. It escapes their notice that without holiness, no one will see the kingdom of God. Holiness is simply living right the best you know how following the commandments of Jesus and Loving God and your neighbor.
These baptized pagans are exactly that, just baptized pagans. Instead of standing up for the gospel, they compromise at every turn because they are cowards and fear man instead of fearing God who is able to cast their souls into hell. Compromising on the Holy Scripture and the teachings.
Deceived and delusional actually believing the lies they tell themselves. They think they are a Christian and are going to heaven even though they live a comprising life and compromise on biblical issues such as abortion and same sex marriage. It’s not surprising because they don’t know God at all and don’t have a personal relationship with the Creator. They seek the approval of society and man rather than having the guts to take a stand for the gospel.
Now it’s true we all struggle against the devil, this world and our flesh and we all sin, but the difference is willfully sinning and never repenting and stopping the willful sinning in our lives. The saddest thing ever will be judgment day when they are told to depart to the lake of fire for eternity because Jesus never knew them. Our Holy God who loves us all and gave us a way out through Jesus, gave us the plan, the escape from eternal damnation. And not only that but loves us so much He is creating a new heaven and a new earth and will come to live and dwell among us because of His great love.
If your a true follower of Jesus and a real true Christian you see the separation starting now. The wheat (believers) and the chaff (the world apostate church) are beginning to be separated. Half of the churches are now apostate including many mega churches, who have comprising pastors who care only for growth and money and never preach against sin and for holiness. Preaching the prosperity gospel and preaching what people want to hear. Don’t give them Revelation or show them anything negative. These churches are Places where the Spirit of God left along time ago. The gospel is suppose to be preached with signs following. Where are the signs and miracles in today’s churches? These signs shall follow them that believe Mark:16:17-18.
If there is anytime to get closer to God it’s now. We have to really make a concerted strong effort to pray and get into the Bible everyday. 70% of Christians have never even read the bible through from cover to cover. Is it any wonder why people are so deceived? We have to prepare for the coming perilous times by studying up and reading the word daily. The Holy Spirit speaks to you through the word of God. The word is alive, not a dead book! The Majority of the church is asleep and will get a rude awaking when things ” pop” and horrible times arrive. For years many have warned of the coming perilous times. The mission of the watchmen on the walls who have been warning for years is almost complete. Warning after warning to America and other nations have gone forth for years, but America refuses to repent and turn back to faith in God as a nation. The warnings are coming to a close and soon all hell will break lose across the globe.
Get ready now, call out to Jesus and stay close to him..the end of the age is at hand….prepare for persecution…make up your mind and heart now that regardless of what happens you will not compromise and even be willing to lay down your life if it comes to that. The time for playing church is over, don’t be a baptized pagan….
Anyone that has read the entire Bible and done any in depth study on the judgments God allows to take place in a nation that has turned away from Him and followed evil, has to look no further than the cities and people’s and nations of the Old Testament.
Over and over again the same judgments are applied after many warnings from the Prophets when the people have had plenty of time to repent. And today, just like the days of old, the people do not want to hear anything negative and turn a deft ear to all the warnings. Most churches are clueless and the majority of Christians are not prepared for what’s coming. They killed and jailed the Prophets of old and today they are killing the voices and are beginning to persecute today’s Watchmen who are warning of impending doom if this nation doesn’t repent and turn from her wickedness.
What were those judgments and how were they carried out? The five main judgments were always the same: Drought, Economic devastation, Famine, Pestilence, and finally Enslavement, brought on by conquers from other nations.
America is heading exactly in the same direction as Israel did several times over in the Old Testament. First is Drought in various areas. Crops begin to fail. Livestock, including cattle and sheep, goats and pigs and fish and fowl and all wild animals like deer start dying off for lack of water. Fields of corn and wheat and orchards of fruit and vegetables wither and die. Fish float to the top and wash ashore.
We already had a massive Midwest crop failure a couple of years back and the storage bins and granaries and no longer full. The drought out west is taking a toll now and prices are starting to skyrocket. The valley of fruits and vegetables is drying up.
Second is an Economic Crash brought on by the wickedness and evil of the leaders and those in charge who lust for money and power at all cost, spending money or causing wars to line their pockets and stealing from the masses, driving the economy into the ground until there is no way out. When the nations economy fails, all the people suffer and that nation is destroyed from within.
Third Is Famine. When there is no water, crops don’t produce and animals are sold off or die. Soon there won’t be enough food for the gluttony of Americans and only the rich will be able to afford setting a feast at the table. This will cause riots and murder as the society crumbles into another Wild West where every man is for themselves and violence rules the land. Fires and looting and killings will be daily occurrences as people will do anything for food to eat and water to drink.
Pestilence is fourth and in many ways coincides with drought and famine. Diseases emerge, like the bird flu that recently caused over 50 million chickens an turkeys to be destroyed. Eggs skyrocket in price and become rare or hard to find as laying hens are euthanized. Lakes and streams dry up with the stench of the dead and water from taps begin to smell and become toxic. Drinking water becomes like gold and water for bathing and flushing is cut off. Dust fills the air and birds fall from the sky. Rats and varmints scurry the streets looking for water and food bringing diseases and spreading their pestilence. Earthquakes and national disasters play a big part with fires sweeping out some areas and floods other areas
And when the country is at its most vulnerable point. Invaders of evil see it and come in with a vengeance bombing and killing and destroying everything in sight enslaving those who survive to bend to their new Masters and rulers who take control of the land and Government and Leaders and former authorities. Cities on fire all over the land. The survivors have no choice or freedoms any longer, for their sins and wickedness has brought on this evil and they are punished by those worse than themselves. Their only hope is now repentance and calling out to God for grace and mercy and forgiveness and living with the hope of a new home in heaven. Finally many will realize this earth is not their home and they become willing to lay down their lives for Jesus. But the majority will not repent and ignore the judgments because they love their sin and hate the creator who causes a strong delusion to fall on them because they did not love the truth.
Sadly, this doesn’t have to happen, but America has crossed the line and her sins are as Sodom and Gomorrah and she refuses to repent. The next few months and years will be horrific as Gods hand of protection has lifted. The Fall of 2015 starts the slide with a boom and the fall of 2016 becomes a final blow that will end this nations economy as we have know it. Terrible times are coming and there will be no recovery. The only safe place is in the will of God and faith in Jesus. I pray you know Him….
There’s Sin In The Camp
What camp is that, whose camp? What do you mean? What sin, whose sin, my sin? Please explain yourself, converse please.
Ok, ok let’s talk about this, maybe we should bring it all out in the open how sin in the camp has destroyed the nation and culture and why your such a mess.
Who’s a mess, you mean I’m a mess? What makes you think I’m a mess? Who’s been talking to you, friends, neighbors? I bet it was family or perhaps someone from work. Surely not from other Christians or my church, I rarely go and hardly know anyone, besides I always put on my smiley face in front of others; you know, to fit in and sorta play the game.
So, this is all about fitting in and playing the game? Fitting in with who and what game exactly is that?
Come on now, you know everything is about fitting in and playing the game; the game of life we all play and being good tolerant people to everyone.
Well I see what your saying, but I’m sure not everyone plays the game of life like you do; maybe the majority, but who likes being in the majority? I would rather feel special and in a class of people who are so unique that they definitely stand out in the crowd. To most they are a little peculiar I guess. But still, there has been and is sin in the camp.
What is this sin in the camp business you keep talking about? Are you saying I’m sinning in my camp? And what is my camp anyway?
I saying that many many Christians who at least call themselves Christians are hiding many sins and have for some time and have let the love of the world, the lust of the eyes and money drag them away from God like a like a Cowboy ropes a calf and ties him up. The calf has no idea what just happened and is bound and can’t move until it’s released, but that release may never come.
I get the feeling your trying to judge me here, after all I’ve been through, which you have no idea of, maybe I’m entitled to hide a little and just try to go along with the flow.
No, not really, but I am concerned about your soul you see, God has recently spoke to me and many others about the sin in the camp and true Christians need to repent and fast and return to Him with all their hearts while there is still some time left, although time is getting very short. You see, it’s so obvious that the troubles and immorality in the land is because the believers, not the world have allowed sin in the camp.
Really? Are you saying it’s the Christians fault things are like they are? What sins are in the camp?
The sins of the heart that have not been confessed to others and God. All sin begins in the heart, all sin; no matter the degree. That’s why God says to guard your heart for it is desperately wicked.
Your suppose to confess your sins to others and not just to God? How embarrassing. Not me, I’m not telling anyone my sins.
The word says to confess your sins one to another and pray you one to another that you might be healed. Obviously, you don’t go around telling all your sins to everyone, but a close brother or sister in the Lord or your Pastor or Priest or leaders can lift that black cloud off your back and set you free. There is a catch though, you must first forgive others so that you can be forgiven. By the way, you did admit you have some hidden sin, that’s the first step; admitting your a sinner, even if your saved and born again. We all sin, but God is calling us all to live holy and return to loving Him like we did when we first met Him. It’s a choice you know.
Yea, I know your right, it’s just that I have done so many bad things and sinned so much; I don’t know if God will forgive me and restore my faith in Him and myself to live a righteous life. There are sins I have hidden for a long period of time.
Listen, those sins are only hidden to your family and friends and neighbors; nothing and I mean nothing is hidden from God. You can run from Him, but you cannot hide. So actually, what’s the point of running or trying to hide from God? Your only fooling yourself or did you forget He said “every idle word you speak will come out at judgment time?” Come back and return and follow Him, He will forgive you or why else would He say ” if MY people will repent, humble themselves and pray I will forgive their sins and heal their land”
Yes God does say that, I do remember that verse. I don’t feel right inside anymore, I’m anxious and depressed a lot because I know I’m far away from God and not living right.
Well, there’s no time like the present, even today, even now just believe and repent and confess your sins to God and tell Him your sorry for being away from Him for so long and you want to come home. Go ahead, tell Him, He will hear you and get that sin out of the camp….