It is possible to be religious but not be born again.


Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 7:22-23


Notice that they were not born again, and then "lost eternal life". Jesus said he NEVER knew them. This is a serious thing for someone who professes to be a Christian to consider that links good works to "maintaining" eternal life. If you have this doctrine of the possibility of "losing eternal life" as a professing Christian, then you are ignorant of the righteousness of God, and you have never known Christ. You are lost in your sins and worthy of eternal damnation. I encourage you to go over the scripture for yourself.




For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Matthew 16:26



Please have a proper concern for your soul.


People have the opportunity to have a harmonious family relationship with their creator. They can also reject this opportunity and burn in the lake of fire for their wicked ways.


You must REPENT FROM UNBELIEF AS JESUS TAUGHT! You must not believe lies about the nature of God, you must accept the truth. If you read in the Bible that Jesus has a father and that the Holy Ghost is a separate person, you should not believe that only one person/being is God, in any way. That is a lie. When the Bible teaches that Jesus is the son of God, here is why:


Jesus is the son of God.


You must also not believe lies on the nature of man. Man is not God in any way. There are many other common lies people often believe. People are often deceived to think of God as less than God is, and not as perfect as God is. People also tend to falsely exalt man (male and female, including themselves) making excuses for sin and lack of faith. All such deception must be forsaken for salvation from hell, and sin, and in order to gain eternal life.


I have gone into all this in depth in other papers. I am now focusing on repentance from dead works, because of the righteousness of God being offered as a gift to be imputed to you. I am doing this because this doctrine must be accepted in order to become born again, and is widely ignored, and disbelieved. But you must have a firm foundation of who God is and who we are, and our true nature.



There are many professing Christians in the world, who talk about Jesus, as if talking about heaven or some religious talk is the gospel of salvation. I know from experience that many of these people are ignorant of the righteousness of God. But this is essential to the gospel:


.... the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvationto every one that believeth .... For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

from Romans 1:16-17


You may guess what the power of God unto salvation is, and you may guess what the righteousness of God is, but if you are ignorant of what they are, then you are in danger of hell.



But is there really any problem between God and man?


People are not reconciled to God if they are not righteous. God is holy and can not be defiled with a friendship and family relationship with defiled people who have wicked hearts in unbelief.


The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

psalm 11:5

You must be righteous, not wicked.


Sin is the transgression of the law that God gave to Moses. The law is briefly comprehended in loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and loving your neighbor as yourself. Love is the fullfillment of the law. To be righteous means to love perfectly all the time, past, present, and future.



Righteousness is not partial, it is complete, and pure.


Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Matthew 7:12



For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

James 2:10


Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

1 John 3:4



People can ignore God's law, misrepresent it, or believe lies about it, but it is still right.



- Breaking the law of God is sinning

- idolatry

- false witness

- adultery

- covetousness

- perversions of many types

- etc.


There are hundreds more.





- if you sin you deserve to die and go to the lake of fire

- (there is no difference all deserve to die); this

is a just punishment.

- One sin is enough.


Should people get away with sin, having no consequence for their actions? no. Sin is of course primarily against our creator. Also, we all suffer from others sin, yea, even all of creation suffers because of sin (Romans 8:22).


Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

from Romans 3:5-6



... whose damnation is just.

from Romans 3:8



Unrighteous people are God's enemys. God is just, the ultimate judge, and will give people what they deserve, death, even the second death of eternal torment. Eternal life is not just eternal existance, it is a fundamental change of the heart that God can do in people. It is also an elimination of the destruction and death that comes from sin. This is only given to righteous people. Only those people can have a good relationship with God. I have gone into this in more depth in my gospel paper. Here are a few references:

- Romans 5

- Ephesians 2:10-18

- Colossians 1:21

- Hebrews 2:17

- Exodus 32:33-35

- Numbers 18:22

- Deuteronomy 24:16


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The bulk of this paper is on this important principle:

- the total INABILITY of EVERY created man to earn righteousness (do all the law). All sin. You must believe this and repent from you unbelief including thinking any of your works can help earn eternal life.


In order to be justified by God you need to justify God's judgment on you for your sin. If you are lost in your sins you can earn NOTHING from God.



This IS the last lie which is forsaken at the moment of becoming born again, when all other facts are also believed: The law teaches your works are TOTALLY INADEQUATE to effect whether you go to hell or not by trying to be good (whether you call Jesus Lord or not). This is the foundation doctrine which when trusted (all other doctrines of the gospel also being believed) is the stepping point into instantly becoming a new creature in Christ with an immediate new nature as one becomes one with God in spirit being lawfully reconciled to him (the Father) through the work of Jesus Christ. If you believe you can lose eternal life because of your works, then you have (by definition) not taken this last step which is becoming truly born again.


Many blatant hypocritical excuses revolve around the very real problem of sin. Sin is really bad, and hurtful. Sin is the opposite of real love. Love is the fullfillment of the law as noted above.



Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there beany other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love isthe fulfilling of the law.

Romans 13:8-10




Religious unsaved people, lost in their sins, HATE thinking they are lost in their sins, because they want to gain eternal life by their works one way or another. They are masters at making excuses for their sin. They are masters of calling good evil and evil good, so as to try and feel righteous. Since in REALITY they do not measure up to God's law they simply change God's law to suit their lower standards. But of course this does not change the reality that they are sinners like everyone else.


A lost person's works are like Adam and Eve's works of making fig leaf clothing. Was their clothing modest enough for God? Did their works measure up to God's standard?



And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they werenaked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Genesis 3:7


Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD Godmake coats of skins, and clothed them.

Genesis 3:21




no difference: all are sinners and FAIL to gain eternal life

by trying to be pious.


no difference: all must have faith to gain eternal life, being saved from their sins :


Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law isthe knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of Godwhich isby faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 3:20-23


For the scripture saith, Whosoever believethon him shall not be ashamed. For there is no differencebetween the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

Romans 10:11-12



And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men andbrethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he didunto us; And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Acts 15:7-9




Do you really need to keep all of the law of God to be righteous? Yes, this is what God has shown. You can make excuses, you can follow an alternate definition of righteousness, and what is sin, but it does not change the reality of God's word.


You may be one of those who thinks you shall gain favor with God with your works. You may think you need to do good to be saved and gain eternal life eventually. You may play word games you have learned, that you will "keep eternal life" so that you actually have it forever someday .... based on your works. Well, this is what God says:



For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeththose things shall liveby them.

Romans 10:5



Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

Romans 2:1-3


For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed isevery one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it isevident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeththem shall live in them.

Galatians 3:10-12


Have you DONE all the law perfectly? The wages of sin is death, so if you have failed, then you deserve to die and go to hell and be tormented for all of eternity.



- solution to above problem, God's righteousness and death as substitutes, WILLFULLY ACCEPTED. Believe whole gospel, and take this last

step = new life. This last step is called repentance from dead works. Justify God, not yourself. Only one work counts, belief (see what Jesus said, and Romans 10:16 obeyed = believed). Ignorant of God's righteousness = do not know God.



Repentance From Dead Works



Again if you link your trying to be good to the state of obtaining eternal life in any way this is called dead works by the Bible. You CAN NOT do this and have eternal life. You are a mere created being. God demands perfection. God will not accept excuses, watered down works that are said to be all right. God demands perfection, and he gave the standard. His standard is authoritative. If you think you now have eternal life because you are good enough and maintaining your postion before God by this state of affairs, you should see that even one sin would damn you to hell. Oh this great deception is so evil.



But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 9:13




For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seenit,repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

Matthew 21:32





Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mark 1:14-15



Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on himwhich should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

Acts 19:4






If a person is righteous, they are not called to repentance. You need to see this. You need to understand why and accept it. You have to admit the deceptive, nonsense. False Christians want to ADD repenting from sin to the work of Christ. You need to trust in Christ's work NOT yours. Christ's work is effective and perfect NOT yours. You need to understand that Biblical repentance for eternal life is not stopping sinning, but stopping thinking your pathetic attempts to do good can earn or keep eternal life. This is called repenting from dead works. Repenting from trusting in your works (which are impure) to Christ's righteousness substituted in your place, (pure as pure can be) is the key for going from death to life. You need to be shown you CAN NEVER BE RIGHTEOUS IN ANY WAY BY ANY WORKS YOU OFFER GOD. When you realize you are a LOST sinner, you are able to hear the call of Christ, and gain eternal life.



Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

1 Timothy 6:16


Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Hebrews 6:1



Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?

John 7:19

The Pharisees were trying to keep the law to be saved, but Jesus showed they were failures. The schoolmaster still taught condemnation to them.


But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought itnot by faith, but as it were by the worksof the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Romans 9:31-33




For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

Hebrews 10:1-5



Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

John 6:29


And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Acts 13:39


But God forbid that Ishould glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

Galatians 6:14


Behold, his soul [which] is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Habakkuk 2:4




Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring usunto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Galatians 3:21-24




I know I am going to keep repeating myself. I normally dislike doing this, however the doctrine of this particular act of humility of turning away from your works linked to salvation in any way is the crossing point into the new birth. It is the foundation step, which is IMPOSSIBLE for a unsaved person to comprehend or accept when they somehow link their works to eternal life, in any way. It is very easy to be spiritually blind to this. Faith alone is the key. Part of saving faith is trusting that God can and SHALL change your sinful heart which is the root of the problem.


Again, what is the lesson of the law of Moses? The lesson is that the law is good (do not bear false witness etc.) but that NO ONE can keep it. Everyone is a failure, totally! That is the lesson. The only, only, only way is to accept the FREE gift of the righteousness of Jesus, and his death for what our failure deserves. It is a lesson of our total inability so that we might accept the only way, God's righteousness applied to our account. period.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:16-18



When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished:and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

John 19:30


Jesus died and paid the price. There is no adding to his work to be saved from the wages of sin, and sin itself. Any doctrine that teaches otherwise is false, and those who believe it are in danger of hell! It is finished.



Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Galatians 1:3-4





And you hath he quickened,who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised usup together, and made ussit together in heavenly placesin Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in hiskindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Wherefore remember, that ye beingin time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Ephesians 2:1-16



Jesus abolishing the enmity between us and God based on the standard from right and wrong does not mean Jesus abolished the fact that adultery is wrong. No. It means that the deadly punishment that this standard points out to sinners that they deserve is gone. The punishment of eternal death and torment, is the fine, the wages, the deserving, just death that people earn by their sins. That punishment that hangs over our heads is what gets abolished when we truly repent from dead works, believing the doctrines of the gospel of Jesus. The commandment to not steal does not get abolished. The commandment and the consequence for disobeying the commandment are two distinctly different things.



For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Colossians 1:16-22



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Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Hebrews 9:1-28




Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

1 Timothy 1:9-10




The law is to teach sinners that they indeed are totally lost sinners.



It is for teaching that you can not keep it. You are supposed to admit the goodness of it, but also admit you can not do it. It is impossible apart from God. And remember we are enemies of God because of our nature. You can not earn righteousness, and therefore forgiveness! If you try to be good to be right with God, trying to earn forgiveness by yourself IT IS IN VAIN, God will disregard your works. So

the law is to teach you of your inability to gain righteousness and forgiveness by your works. So when you try to earn these you disregard his assessment of you.




Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

- Proverbs 20:6


Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

- Proverbs 20:9


Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

- Proverbs 21:2


Again only God has the lawful right to say what works makes you righteous. But the law that he gave to measure if you are righteous is impossible to keep. God demands perfection. It is the nature of man to use their own personal watered down excuse for what is right and wrong, since God's way is too hard.


That is the point, instead of making excuses and fake religious ways, only pure humility begging for forgiveness, by the work of Jesus alone can save. We must believe the truth of the only way. This alone is saving faith.




Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? [Then] may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

- Jeremiah 13:23


Man, not born again, dead in their sins, religious or not. Calling on Jesus or not, CAN NOT CHANGE FOR REAL. The real doctrines, the pure doctrines is the only path to saving faith. Faith in God changing your wicked heart leads to salvation from your sins.


For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

- Hosea 6:6


The real knowledge according to the word of God. Religious works do not cut it!

But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

- Matthew 9:13


God commands to learn what that means. When learned, and followed repentance from dead works = NEW LIFE!!!!!!!!


When Jesus heard [it], he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

- Mark 2:17


I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

- Luke 5:32


Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

- John 1:13


When dealing with free will you should understand that it is your responsibility to recieve the love of the truth supernaturally offered to you, believing only the righteousness of God offered to be credited/imputed to your account, and also the death of Jesus in place of you dieing for your sins. However part of that belief being trusting God to change you gets you born again by his will and power, and God shall then save you from your sins, and all the consequences of sin. This takes time but is just as sure as the sun rising. You must choose his power, and admit your weakness.


Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

- John 3:3-8



Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

- John 6:29


People that are not born again, by definition can NEVER accept that the only work is faith. Initial, real, saving faith can never be repudiated. By definition it is impossible. Many people say they are Christians (and perhaps they believe it), but do not believe in repentance from dead works. Someone has to repent from dead works in order to be born again. It is part of being a real Christian according to the word of God.



As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

- Romans 3:10


Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; to declare, [I say], at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where [is] boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

- Romans 3:20-28


The law of faith speaks of repentance from dead works. It speaks ONLY of God's righteous imputed to gain eternal life, once for all. The law excludes our works in any way linked to gaining (keeping/losing/etc.) eternal life/salvation.


Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

- Romans 9:32


Jesus works alone is a HUGE stumbling stone for religious people.


For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to be spiritually minded [is] life and peace. Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

- Romans 8:5-8


This is the schoolmaster (the law of God) in action. An unregenerate person can know they do not have the abiblity to keep God's law. That is the lesson. It shows them their inadequacy like a mirror when they look into it.



For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

- Romans 10:3


Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

- Galations 2:16



But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

- Galatians 6:14



So most religious people, including religious people that say they are Christians, say that they have to be righteous and "not turn away from God" in order not to "lose eternal life". Well, what standard does God require for someone to be righteous? PERFECTION. Just praying, and trying very hard is not good enough. It is a simple, brutal measurment. Perfection. You either do all the law perfectly or you are a failure. Period. That is what the following speaks of:



Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

- Deuteronomy 27:26



Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I [am] the LORD.

- Leviticus 18:5


That is one big if. The fact is that everyone has failed.... except the son of man, Jesus.



And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them. Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them. But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.

- Ezekiel 20: 11-13



His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged [is] accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance.

- Deuteronomy 21:23


Behold, his soul [which] is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

- Habakkuk 2:4


For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And

the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree: that the blessing of

Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

- Galatians 3:10-14


Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith

- Galations 3:21-24


That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying, Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

Deuteronomy 31:25-26



This witness is that people are sinners, and deserve to die, even thee (you singular) if you have not obeyed the law of faith thus being born again, trusting only in the righteousness of Jesus and not your own righteousness.



For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.

- Ephesians 2:8-9



And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

- Philipians 3:9


Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for whoremongers,

for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

- 1 Timothy 1:9-10


Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

- Hebrews 6:1


If someone thinks they are a Christian but that they just might later mess up and thus "lose eternal life", then they never were a Christian. The absolute assurance because of Gods promise of UNCONDITIONAL salvation to those that repent of dead works is part of the gospel of God given in the Bible and testifed by the Spirit in our hearts.


He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

- Isaiah 53:11



These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

- John 1:28-30


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

- John 3:16-18

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God made a way. He still requires perfect righteousness, perfect love, from you. Impossible? No, God is very wise. Here is how:


Jesus is the son of God, and has the nature of God. He can not sin. God sent him to become a man in the flesh. Jesus who made us became like us. Amazing. As a man he was lawfully required to keep the whole law of God. He did. The only man capable of doing so.


He died at the hands of sinners, offering no resistance. Why?


His perfect righteousness according to God's law is offered to you. His death is offered to take the place of your death that you deserve. God requires perfect righteousness from you, remember? He offers it to you, earned by Jesus. You need to pay for your sins with death as I have noted. God offers you a lawful substitute, the ONLY lawful substitute EVER possible. You may be free.




God's Righteousness



For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 1:16-17


Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Romans 3:25




If you are ignorant to what God's righteousness is, then you are lost in your sins and are not born again.



For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 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 10:2-13


... Lord, who hath believed our report?

from Romans 10:16


... and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

from Jeremiah 23:5-6






For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

Romans 5:17


Jesus does not call the righteous to repentance from dead works! Christians accept the free gift of the righteousness of God and repent from dead works! They then have that

lawful standing before God for all of eternity!



This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.

- from Isaiah 54:17




Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

- Proverbs 11:4


Whose righteousness? we can not be perfect like God requires to not have eternal death. The only perfect righteousness is ....

The righteousness of God. This can be imputed by Jesus alone with NONE of your works added, EVER.



Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell

safely: and this [is] his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

- Jeremiah 23:5-6


Your own righteousness is impossible unless you accept that the righteousness of God is the ONLY way to be reconciled to the Father, and thus saved.


It is so important that this is even one of the names of Jesus.

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- SPECIFIC CONTRADICTION OF DEAD WORKS

CONCERNING LAST TWO TOPICS, IN THE LIGHT

OF RECEIVING THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH:





THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH:

You must recieve the love of the truth, and not pretend the things that are nonsensical are good. Here is what should be an obvious truth:


Things which are different are not the same.


To say that a "Christian" is for sure, no doubt going to be changed, and be made perfect someday contradicts the teaching that they are able to sin so bad that they go to hell. They are mutually exclusive. If you will love the truth you should admit that this does not make sense. God does not send people that he guarantees to make perfect to hell, and thus both scenarios can not be both true.


If you can have assurance that you shall have eternal life with God, then by definition you can not also believe that you can go to hell, unless you avoid truth. In that case what do you really "believe" anyhow? Real assurance is possible throught repentance from dead works and trusting in the righteousness of God alone, knowing that the problem of sin is promised to be purged by the God who is marvelously able to do this with ALL of his children.


You can not love unless you are born again. If you are born again you shall love, and one day perfectly. You are not earning (or "keeping") eternal life. You are showing that you have eternal life as God changes you. This basic fact is impossible to accept unless you are born again. Everyone in the world, who is not born again, for all their custom, philosophy, wit, charm, piety, or whatever else that rejects this truth rejects the truth of the work of God, and are promised by God eternal torment in the lake of fire. This is serious. This is avoidable. You individually have the responsibility to deal with this, and to make the right choice.





Contradictions of Truth addressed:



You either can have assurance about where you are going or not. If you think you can go to hell by sinning enough, but still say you KNOW where you are going you are not truthful. These two things are mutually exclusive. The truth is that if you think you need to be good to "keep" eternal life then since you might "lose it", you have no assurance. A real Christian has neither this nonsensical contradiction and DOES have REAL assurance:




Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Philippians 1:6



For a real Christian only. It does not say, that God will perform it until the day you sin really bad, and curse God, or until you "turn away" from God. Here is perhaps a surprising biblical FACT: Real, true, born again Christians can never blaspheme the Holy Ghost. It is impossible. Real, true, Christians can not disbelieve the gospel which leads to real salvation (the one preached in the Bible, not a gospel that has heresy/error). Once someone is really, truly born again it is impossible to become "unborn".







All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that

cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

John 6:37




And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all

which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should

raise it up again at the last day.

John 6:39





My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 2:1-2




Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

- John 11:25-26




Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Romans 3:20-28









This gift offer of powerful, wise, merciful God took the death of God's son. God takes this seriously. To contradict this lawful, orderly, true action is to reject it.



Things which are different are not the same. You can not contradict the gospel and have no consequences. You can not contradict yourself concerning the gospel, and have no consequences. You can not pick and choose doctrines of the gospel, it is a package deal. You believe it all or you go to hell. You MUST recieve the love of the truth to be saved as the Bible says (not caring what others say or do to inflence you otherwise).


And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

2 Thessalonians 2:10



The above applied to "maintaining salvation". Contradiction with assurance = trapped in dead works unto the Lake of Fire. Love of the truth applied to the contradiction, and how the love of the truth is needed. Contradiction with "faith" in Jesus.


To question truth is to be mad (not angry). It is to be willingly ignorant, it is to hide, it is to live in fantasy to try and escape reality, it leads to destruction because our Creator's order is true.


2+3=5


This is true. To say that two plus two also also equals 954, or that the correct sum is the word umbrella is nonsensical and not true.


If someone offered you many average lifetimes earnings of money, in order to believe this madness. If it were possible, you would be tempted. It is your nature.


You have in your flesh things that can be perverted to temp you to sin. In fact it happens all the time. But each and every perversion is deceptive just as much as a temptation to believe 2+2=78 could concievebly occur.


Adultery is not love. Gluttony does not satisfy. We are not God. Beautiful creation is not God that our created eyes may see. A touch may entice but be deadly. A smell may be sweet, but kill. A sound may be beautiful, but loud enough to make us deaf. These temptations entice us away from truth. God provides a way out of this. We must choose God's way if we are to live. We must not with our fallen nature accept a false way presented as God's, or make up our own.


Truth is required.



Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

- 1 Peter 1:23


If a "salvation message" does not meet the test of scripture then it is not true and has no saving truth.



- examples of contradicting God's way:

- Aaron's sons (Leviticus 10:1-3)

- God's way (by the book) or

man's way even if religious.

- Pharisees

- fig leaves



Man is sinful by nature and when faced with the truth of their own sins often makes excuses while still being upset about sin.



- So called Calvinists more or less go along with the idea that there is no free will involved with repenting from dead works, and accepting the gospel. They generally teach that some people are chosen by God to go to hell, and some people are chosen by God to be saved. No reason is given for God doing this, and it is suposedly sinful to wonder or ask about it. This falsely addresses the problem of so many people not caring about sin, and flaunting their sinfulness. Giving this false view of God to answer the problem of sin, also makes God look unjust, but ignores that problem. Calvinism also denies that a living Christian can really have assurance of salvation. I have addressed Calvinism a little more in depth in other papers. Calvinism is false, and denies the responsibility of man to recieve the love of the truth (even though it may pretend not to). If you believe in Calvinism you are in danger of hell.

- Armenianism/Weslyianism teaches that you must always do good works in order to finally recieve eternal life. This falsely address man's responsibility for their sin by teaching that it is possible to gain favor with God by adding to Christ's work specifically to make it to death and then eternal life. Ironically it is taught that once you die you no longer have to work so hard to deny the flesh in order to gain/"keep" eternal life. Armeniansm denies God's standard of righteousness in order to have eternal life, absolute perfection. Adding to Christ's work is not Biblical and is a false gospel.

- Both Calvinism and Armenianism water down God's standard of righteousness. Why? In order to make religious sinners think that their pathetic attempts at doing good, are good enough. But God demands perfection with even one historical sin enough to earn eternal death in the lake of fire.

- In effect both Calvinism and Armenianism deceptively promote works added to Christ's work in order to gain eternal life. Both of them use deceptive language when talking about assurance of having eternal life. Real assurance means that reguardless of sin in your life you KNOW that you are going to recieve biblical eternal life. Real assurance deals with the problem of sin truthfully, showing that God is changing real Christians hearts so that one day they will not sin. The real gospel addresses the problem of sin, addressing the reality that God alone is able to change sinful man. Sinful men are not able to change themselves enough to be acceptable with God, as Amenianism teaches. Sinful men also have responsibility to accept the gospel by faith, unlike the force "gospel" of Calvinism. True love takes faith, and the power of God to save people from their sins.


If you truly become born again the problem of sin is dealt with by the power of God, not your power.


Some traits of religious people dead in their sins:


- One hypocritically hates others for sinning and hurting themselves or others, but makes excuses for their own sin, and in fact trusts that their works will make a way to eternal life. Trusting hypocritical works is foolishly blind to its's sin which earns death not eternal life.

- hypocricy is sinful

- only perfection is good enough to gain eternal life

- One can easily be deceived into saying something is not sinful that really is, thus trying to make themselves feel better for that sin, because they do that sin.

- Excuses do not make sin go away. The sinful nature

of people can not be changed by themselves.

- One can easily think that some things that they do that seem good to them shall somehow wipe out the bad things that they do.

- All sin has consequences, somebody has to be

punished eventually.

- One can feel bad about being irresponsible and

try really hard to be good. But the fact is even one

sin is all that is needed to go to hell.


In such ways man's excuses/tradition/dead works conflicts with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Man is not capable of gaining eternal life by works. Man is only capable of earning one thing, death. The root problem is the heart of man. Jesus died to save his people from their sins. He lived a perfect life. THAT is where the righteousness of God comes from that is offered to sinners. God offers this perfect righteousness to gain right standing with the Father, and the death of Christ to pay for their sins. Christ's righteousness is imputed to real Christians who know they can not earn eternal life by their own righteousness. Christ intercedes with the Father for Christians as they grow and are being changed. Once purchased by the blood of Christ God fully intends to make them perfect, losing none. Real Christians believe this and thus have this hope. People have to give up on their works to earn/"maintain" eternal life with God (called repenting from dead works) in order to be born again. Salvation occurs by the power of God to change people. When true Christians who have accepted this are finally changed to have the character of Christ, then the reason for sin and death will have been solved, by the power of God. This is what the Bible talks about here:


For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 1:16-17










- assurance of salvation -

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As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

psalm 17:15


For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Romans 8:29


Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Philippians 1:6


All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

John 6:37


And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

John 6:39


And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 10:28



Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 7:25


Again, people finally "making it" to the end of their life not "losing eternal life", is dependant on Jesus, not us.



He can intercede lawfully because it is his righteousness

which is sufficient, and given to Christians freely! Not what Christians do, or practice.



In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 1:13-14


Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Jude 1:24


For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

2 Timothy 1:12



Salvation assurance is part of the gospel, and must be believed in order to be saved. Saying that a "Christian" can "lose eternal life" violates this foundation principle of how one crosses into spiritual life from spiritual death.


Things that are different are not the same. When God says "I will" he does not mean maybe. If there is a condition that a "Christian" can be in or do that makes that "Christian" possibly go to hell, then it contradicts the word of God. Assurance of salvation BY DEFINITION (no contradiction) means that NOTHING can send you to hell if you are REALLY born again.




And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

- Matthew 1:21


Again. JESUS shall save his people does not mean maybe. "Maybe" is a contradition to "shall". The doctrine of the possibility for a "Christian" to be able to "lose" salvation contradicts the promise, and thus assurance of salvation from the word of God.




Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

- Matthew 5:17


Jesus lived as an incarnate man, and perfectly kept the law as the son of man. He is worthy. His righteous God offers us as free gift in place of our inadequate works is spotless. He did what we can/could not do.




When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

- John 19:30


Jesus died and paid the price. There is no adding to his work to be saved from the wages of sin, and sin itself. Any doctrine that teaches otherwise is false, and those who believe it are in danger of hell. It is finished.



And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? [It is] God that justifieth. Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for

us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

- Romans 8:28-35


True Christians know that they are new creatures, being changed by God. It is part of the gospel, that if you truly accept the truth of who God is, who we are, the reconcilation work for our sins, then you are going to be changed. Promised, sure, going to happen. You are saved from your sin, it is not dependant on your works, because God is going to change who you are. The works follow, one way or another, guaranteed. Being conformed to the image of Christ is not an option of faith, it is to be accepted, and believed for the truth that it is. God does not lose a single child that gets born again. Period.



For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

- Romans 14:9



Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the

twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where [is] thy sting? O

grave, where [is] thy victory? The sting of death [is] sin; and the strength of sin [is] the law. But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

- 1 Corinthians 15:50-57


For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

- 2 Corinthians 5:4


Grace [be] to you and peace from God the Father, and [from] our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

- Galations 1:3-4


And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of

disobedience: among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus: that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ

Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Wherefore remember, that ye [being] in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the

flesh made by hands; that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition [between us]; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace; and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the

cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

- Ephesians 2:1-16


Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:

- Philippians 1:6


Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

- Phillipians 3:21


For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence. For it pleased [the Father] that in him

should all fulness dwell; and, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked

works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

- Colossians 1:16-22


For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

- 1 Thessalonians 4:14


For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

- 1 Thessalonians 5:9


Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

- 1 Timothy 2:4-6


For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

- Titus 2:11-14


The problem of sin is solved my becoming born again. You have free will to sin, but at the same time, if you are really born again (it is important to know based off of the actual true scriptural doctrines), then you would know that you are promised to be changed. In this life it is faster if you cooperate more fully now, but in eternity you hope in God's promise to remove all sin from yourself. If someone could sin now and "lose eternal life" why should it be different in eternity? This makes no sense. There would be no end to sin. BUT the solution of being born again IS sufficient. The fact that you have a new nature and a promise from God to change is enough. As Jesus said, it is finished. If you think you can add good works to so called "keep eternal life" and not go to hell then you are missing the point entirely, and are not born again. By definition if you are born again you would know this.



Then verily the first [covenant] had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein [was] the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein [was] the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; and over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service [of God]. But into the second [went] the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and [for] the errors of the people: the Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the

first tabernacle was yet standing: which [was] a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; [which stood]

only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed [on them] until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with

hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us]. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? and for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions [that were] under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament [is], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament [is] of force after men

are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. Whereupon neither the first [testament] was dedicated without blood. For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took

the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, saying, This [is] the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. [It was] therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should

be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to

appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of

others; for then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world:but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto

salvation.

- Hebrews 9


Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For [it is] a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

- Hebrews 13:8-14


For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that hemight bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

- 1 Peter 3:18


My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he

is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.

- 1 John 2:1-2


He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.

- 1 John 4:8-10


These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name

of the Son of God.

- 1 John 5:13


If anyone says you can not know for sure until you die that you have eternal life, they are wrong! You can have assurance because of what God has done, not because of dead works!






For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

- Isaiah 57:15



Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

- John 11:25-26


These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

- Acts 17:11


And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

- 2 Thessalonians 2:10


People are convicted by the Holy Spirit. People can accept the truth and humbly turn to God in truth, trusting in what God has done by Jesus. They can trust, be born again and have eternal life.


Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.

- Nehemiah 9:30


How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

- Proverbs 1:22-23


And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all

truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

- John 16:8-13


God's word is the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17), and the Spirit works to convict and show people the truth, so people might be saved. But a horrifying and eternally terrifying reality is that people can ultimately reject and blaspheme the Holy Spirit, rejecting Gods work in their heart and life for good. If someone does this they have no more chance; they are destined to eternal fire. Only that one sin can never be forgiven; it is the personal blasphemy against God's intimate revelation to that person who is dead in their sins. He does this that they might be saved, but they blaspheme his work toward them to their eternal hurt.


This is different to those who may scoff at Jesus, or God the father. Those people still have the chance to consider their error and turn to God if they have not yet blasphemed the Spirit in his personal working in their hearts and

lives. They KNOW it is happening! But their eternal destiny depends on how they respond. Please carefully consider the very sober reality and truth of this and humbly accept the gift of our loving creator God.


But when the Pharisees heard [it], they said, This [fellow] doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

- Matthew 12:24


And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast [them] out? therefore they shall be your judges.

- Matthew 12:27


And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

- Mark 3:22


But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.

- Luke 11:15




Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy [against] the [Holy] Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven

him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come.

- Matthew 12:31-32



Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal

damnation:

- Mark 3:28-29


And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

- Luke 12:10


Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.

- Hebrews 6:1-6


Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive

with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful

hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

- James 1:19-25


The above scripture from Hebrews some strangely misuse to say you can lose eternal life. They say you can lose eternal life (and if you die at that point you go to hell, even if you once were "saved"). But they teach you can get it

back and then lose it and get it back then lose it and on and on, as long as you haven't died yet. They teach to get it or keep it you must "be good". But the bible teaches:


For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.

- Ephesians 2:8-9


Also consider the following scripture:


And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold [water] only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

- Matthew 10:42


If they "lose eternal life" and go to hell, shall they still have their reward? It is logical if you follow these people's strange beliefs but also believe this scripture (unless you twist this scripture also, I suppose).


But what about Hebrews 6:1-6 quoted above?


Notice this scripture from Hebrews mentions: "For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened ... to renew them again unto repentance" These people

are truly blind that use this scripture to teach losing and gaining and losing and gaining eternal life (impossible by definition)!!! NOTICE this says that once the stated condition is met IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO RENEW THEM AGAIN TO

REPENTANCE!!! After this there is no more hope of eternal life!


This has to do with ultimate blasphemy of the Holy Ghost working in someone's heart and rejecting completely the Holy Ghost's work to convict them to accept Christ. Once a person does that, they are lost forever! They have rejected God's intimate working in their heart. The Pharisees who said that the work they saw of the Holy Ghost was of the chief of the devils, blasphemously rejected God's intimate working in their lives by the Holy Ghost. And that intimate testimony pointed to their only hope, Jesus. Those people are going to burn forever now for that EXTREMELY bad decision.


Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

- Hebrews 10:29


Someone may scoff at Jesus Christ and the Father. They may ridicule the message, or deny its truth. But as long as they had not blasphemed the Holy Ghost by rejecting what they KNEW WAS HAPPENING IN THEIR HEART and life and they were convicted of the truth... as long as there was a glimmer of a chance of their accepting, they still have a chance to repent of their dead works of pretending to be ok by themselves by their works, and turn to God and accept Christ.


The scripture above from Mark and Luke are examples of Pharisees who had blasphemed the Holy Ghost and thus were doomed to hell from that point on, even though they had not physically died yet. But the apostle Paul, is an example of a Pharisee who did not do this, but first horribly persecuted believers, but then accepted Christ. Paul and Saul are the same person. "Then Saul, (who also [is called] Paul,) ..." from Acts 13:9


And cast [him] out of the city, and stoned [him]: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [God], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church

which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen [to his burial], and made great lamentation over him. As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to prison.

- Acts 7:59-8:3




And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, and desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or

women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? and he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his

eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought [him] into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I [am here], Lord. And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for [one] called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, and hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting [his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to

thy saints at Jerusalem: and here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and

the children of Israel: for I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake. And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even] Jesus, that

appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. And straightway he

preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. But all that heard [him] were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?

- Acts 9:1-21




SUMMARY SECTION:



Some facts reiteriated in the wish to be a clear as possible.




- All men sin (other than Jesus)


- sin = death



- No man can do good works to be reconciled with the LORD, ever. Never, ever, ever.


- “good works” do not outweigh bad works


- The only standard of righteousness that God will accept is PERFECTION. If you have sinned even once in your life, you are not perfect.


- The only standard of righteousness that God will accept is PERFECTION.


- Men (male and female) sin, and deserve to go to everlasting torment, the second death.


- sin = death


- no one can ever ever earn forgiveness, ever.


- ever


- The repentance the scriptures teach is necessary for salvation is repentance from dead works.


- Repenting from dead works means repenting from repenting from sin to finally gain eternal life.


- Dead works = trying to repent from sin in order to gain or "keep" eternal life.


- Dead works is trying to do something good to make sure someday (maybe maybe) you can have eternal life.


- dead works is your personal works in any way linked to salvation from hell and reconciliation to God.


- Perhaps someone feels bad for sin they have done, and trys to start doing things that seem good so that they get eternal life back. Thinking that doing these "good things" will get back a status of having eternal life is dead works.


- Thinking that praying to God, and trying really hard to do "good works" and "turn from sin" to keep from going to hell is dead works.


- Thinking that you can "lose eternal life" means you are linking what you do to being saved or not. This is dead works. Eternal life is a free unmerited gift.


- Jesus lived a perfect life with no sin, because Jesus is God. God can not sin. Jesus can not sin. Jesus never needed to be reconciled to the Father because Jesus has never sinned.


- The only works people can trust in to be reconciled to the Father (The LORD) is the works done by Jesus. The Bible calls this the free gift of righteousness.


- Sin = death.


- Jesus is the only man that ever actually never sinned and lived totally righteous, obeying God's law perfectly.


- People need the free gift of the righteousness of and the death of Jesus in their place to be reconciled to the Father, and have eternal life, and all that this brings (including the promise to be totally changed FOR SURE). God offers this free and clear by FAITH.


God PROMISED that everyone that believes this SHALL RECIEVE IT. NO maybes, no "good works". The only way people can do REAL good works is from the changed heart that God promises He will give them. ALL that recieve the free gift of righteousness SHALL be cleaned (one day have no sin), and when they accept this gift by faith ONLY (no trying to add their own works which the Bible calls dead works), and have eternal life. THIS PROMISE OF GOD MUST BE ACCEPTED, for this is how one is forgiven. It is the ONLY way. Doing this makes someone born again. To be born again is to be a new creature, alive, reconciled to God.


- If someone believes in ANY way that they can add works to what God has done, this is what God calls dead works. Dead works must be repented of to accept the gospel by FAITH.


I am trying to stress this simple idea over and over because this hinders many people from truly accepting the faith described by God in the Bible. Biblical faith is saving faith. Unbiblical belief, though religious, is not of God, and sends people to hell. I do not want that. It is a choice of free will that is very serious. Please accept the loving gift of God. It is free.






SCRIPTURES FOR SUMMARY





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. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only [so], but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (for until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also [is] the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, [which is] by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as [it was] by one that sinned, [so is] the gift: for the judgment [was] by one to condemnation, but the free gift [is] of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one [judgment came] upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [the free gift came] upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin bounded, grace did much more abound: that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

- Romans 5:6-21




Will you recieve the love of the truth and justify God for his wrath against you FOR NOT BEING PERFECT if you have not repented from your dead works?????? Will you accept the perfect righteousness of Jesus life that is offered to you and accept that God is willing to change your heart and save your from your sins?


And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

- Acts 13:39


No works count for justification, NONE.


Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 3:20


For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

psalm 51:3-4


And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

Luke 7:29-30


Zechariah 7:11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.


Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.