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THE GOSPEL, AND HOW YOU CAN KNOW IT IS TRUE

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John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and

they are they which testify of me.

- Jesus the Messiah


Here is another scripture for those who need proper concern for their souls.


Matthew 16:26 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?




AN OVERVIEW OF THIS PAPER:


The gospel is the news of why men (people) need to be reconciled to our creator,

God, how it is possible, and the truth concerning that eternal relationship for

those who choose God's provision for reconciliation with him.


The message itself is simple: The wages of sin is death. God had commanded man what to do and not do with the creation he made, in which he made man, (he was warned that death was the consequence of disobeying, which is sinning). The

first man, Adam, disobeyed God. God cursed the creation. Thus sin and death

entered into the world. Without help from God no man can do what is right. When

men grow up, they are automatically on a course of sin and death. God is just

and holy, and can not flippantly disregard sin. Even one sin deserves death. So

all deserve to die for their sins. God is also merciful and cares about people,

and sent his son, Jesus, who was born of a virgin, and is thus God in the flesh,

a man with no sin, because he is God. He came to die as a substitute payment for

us. He paid the price of sin, which is death, which he did not earn. Death had

no hold on him, because he is God. He was resurrected, and lives now. Those who trust in what God has done, have their sins forgiven, are reconciled to God, and

shall have eternal life with God, death shall have no hold on them as well. God

will take away the curse some day, as his purposes in this world are

accomplished. They shall be totally free of sin and death, God will do it. True

believers shall spend eternity with their Creator with no more death, sorrow,

crying or pain. And Jesus Christ shall reign forever with righteousness. He

shall rule with no oppression, corruption, wickedness, and inability as the

governments of the world do today. All the governments of the world, other than

his, shall be no more forever.


But you must believe, you must admit the truth, even that you are worthy of

death for your sins, and turn to God and trust him according to the truth.


I can not force you to accept the gospel as true, and trust God; that

necessarily rests with you, who are made in the image of God.


So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

- Genesis 1:27


And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And

let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life

freely.

- Revelation 22:17



If you are not a believer, and read the following, you may want to accuse me of

accusing you of being wicked, and bad. While I may believe that you, along with

the rest of the world, are sinners, it is because I believe the declarations of

the Bible to that effect. If you will be offended at me, be it so, but I am not

here accusing you. My motivation in writing this paper is concern for people.





FOR THE REST OF THIS PAPER I INTEND TO DO TWO THINGS:


FIRST: TO EXPLAIN HOW YOU CAN

KNOW THE GOSPEL IS TRUE;


AND SECOND: TO EXPLAIN THE GOSPEL

IN MORE DETAIL.









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PART ONE:


EVIDENCE OF THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL:

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There are a few things, I intend to show here, that you can consider to verify

the truth of what I am writing about. If you want to skip to the explanation of

the gospel, it is in PART TWO entitled, "THE GOSPEL EXPLAINED IN MORE DETAIL".

Now evidence on how you can know the gospel is true:




EVIDENCE FROM CREATION:

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The first sentence in the Bible begins:


In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

- Genesis 1:1



The rest of the description of God creating everything in six days follows, and

then it says:


Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

- Genesis 2:1



Even if you had never read or heard any of the Bible, knowledge of God is still

evident by creation itself.


The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. [There is]

no speech nor language, [where] their voice is not heard.

- Psalm 19:1-3


How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall

they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without

a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written,

How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring

glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias

saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith [cometh] by hearing,

and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily,

their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

- Romans 10:14-18


For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and

unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that

which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto

them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly

seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and

Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they

glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their

imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

- Romans 1:18-21


Since knowledge of God is evident by creation, such thoughts about the existence

of God, as the following, are dishonest rather than honest.


The fool hath said in his heart, [there is] no God. Corrupt are they, and have

done abominable iniquity: [there is] none that doeth good.

- Psalm 53:1





EVIDENCE BY YOUR

CONSCIENCE:

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Everyone has a conscience, which convicts them of what is right and wrong. You

need no sort of scholarly study to know that adultery is wrong, for example. By

your conscience you know it is wrong. Some scripture concerning conscience:


Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into

the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and

when they had set her in the midst, they say unto him, Master, this woman was

taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such

should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they

might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with [his] finger wrote on

the ground, [as though he heard them not]. So when they continued asking him, he

lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him

first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.

And they which heard [ it], being convicted by [their own] conscience, went out

one by one, beginning at the eldest, [even] unto the last: and Jesus was left

alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself,

and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine

accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said

unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

- John 8:1-11


For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained

in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: which shew the

work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness,

and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another

- Romans 2:14-15


Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness,

nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth

commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our

gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world

hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious

gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

- Second Corinthians 4:1-4






EVIDENCE FROM SCRIPTURE:

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The scriptures (by which the gospel is preached) are self verifying of their

truth.


The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of

the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes.

- Psalms 19:8


The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

- Psalm 119:130


I have read the whole Bible, and can testify, even though I am still very ignorant, I

seem to "see" as never before. But you must be born again! When someone reads

the Bible, it convicts like no other book.


For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged

sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the

joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the

heart.

- Hebrews 4:12


The word of God has been around and shall be around, forever. It is like no

other book in it's continued existence and purity. Not believing this is utter

nonsense. First as noted, you understand invisible things of God from creation

itself. And the almighty wise God who made nature surely is able to reveal

himself to man, made in his image, and keep the written record pure and

available. It is the nature of God. Certainly the Bible claims this as well.


Sadly but truly there are some who would pervert the words of God also. The

Bible has clear commandments not to do this, and serious warnings for them that

do.


Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish

[ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I

command you.

- Deuteronomy 4:2


Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That

they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

- Job 19:23-24

Indeed, they are preserved by I AM, the Almighty.


The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth,

purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them

from this generation for ever.

- psalm 12:6-7


This shall be written for the generation to come:

- from psalm 102:18


For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

- psalm 119:89


Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they [are] the

rejoicing of my heart.

- psalm 119:111


Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for

ever.

-psalm 119:152


Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in

him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a

liar.

- Proverbs 30:5-6


The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth

upon it: surely the people [is] grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:

but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

- Isaiah 40:7-8




And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of

Judah, [that] this word came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, take thee a

roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee

against Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I

spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day.

- Jeremiah 36:1-2


So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of Elishama the

scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of

all the princes which stood beside the king. Now the king sat in the winterhouse

in the ninth month: and [there was a fire] on the hearth burning before him. And

it came to pass, [that] when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it

with the penknife, and cast [it] into the fire that [was] on the hearth, until

all the roll was consumed in the fire that [was] on the hearth.Yet they were

not afraid, nor rent their garments, [neither] the king, nor any of his servants

that heard all these words. Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had

made intercession to the king that he would not burn the roll: but he would not

hear them. But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah

the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe

and Jeremiah the prophet: but the LORD hid them. Then the word of the LORD came

to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch

wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying, Take thee again another roll, and write

in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king

of Judah hath burned.

- Jeremiah 36:21-28


For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle

shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

- Matthew 5:18


Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

- Matthew 24:35


And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to

fail.

- Luke 16:17


Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the

mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found

faithful.

- 1 Corinthians 4:1 -2


Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his

devices.

- 2 Corinthians 2:11


That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by

word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

- 2 Thessalonians 2:2


Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of

God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh [is] as grass, and all the

glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof

falleth away: but the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word

which by the gospel is preached unto you.

- 1 Peter 1:23-25


And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is] salvation; even as our

beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written

unto you; as also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in

which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and

unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own

destruction.

- 2 Peter 3:15-16


I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the

kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for

the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:9

Notice even though many centuries had passed since the word of God began to be given and recorded as scripture, John still had access; it had not been lost,

and is not lost today. Not because of smart men, but because of our faithful and

very able creator.


For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this

book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues

that are written in this book: and if any man shall take away from the words of

the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life,

and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so,

come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen.

- Revelation 22:18-end of Bible





He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

John 8:47

Look, if you do not accept the doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ, or if you deny that the Bible is preserved and thus have a wrong excuse to reject some parts of the Bible that bother you, please consider this last scripture very carefully.







JEWS


What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit [is there] of circumcision?

Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of

God.

- Romans 3:1-2


Concerning that last quote about Jews: For those who do not know, Jews are

Israelites. Israelites are the descendants of Jacob, who was named Israel by

God. Israel is the son of Isaac, Isaac is the son of Abraham.


The story of these men and promises concerning them are in the first book of the

Bible, Genesis. In fact they are the people who Jesus came from according to a

promise given to Abraham. I talk about this later in "THE GOSPEL EXPLAINED IN

MORE DETAIL:"


(Jews existed long before Jesus was born.) What the Bible says about them are

verified by actual investigations of historical relevance (for example: some

archeologists have used the Bible's historical descriptions successfully, to

find ancient Jewish cities -among others- that are told about in the Bible

etc.). But this is to be expected not something to be surprised at. This is not

the basis of belief but a result of the truth of the object of belief, the truth

of the Bible. Such facts shall never change a heart set against God, not matter

how clear and established! And there are many, many such facts of science.


Where ever the Bible describes nature; the descriptions are always accurate.

They were described long ago, long before modern man had the capability to see

them partially with advanced instrumentation and observation. Perhaps you will

keep this in mind the next time you read many of such OLD descriptions in the

Bible. And even if you have not studied many modern science observations (as

opposed to theories and interpretations) you should rest assured the Bible is

totally accurate!


The ongoing existence of the children of Israel testifies to the truth of the

Bible, as well. For example in the last book in the Bible, Revelation (a book

written roughly two thousand years ago), a prophecy, which has not been

fulfilled includes the children of Israel. The children of Israel have to exist,

and also have children up to the generation described in this prophesy, if the

prophecy is to be fulfilled. Real Jews are still around, despite old and not so

old attempts to kill them on a massive scale if not entirely eliminate them. Now

the scriptures concerning this. The following quote shows you that Revelation is

a book about future events:


The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his

servants things which must shortly come to pass;

-Revelation, first words in book


The prophecies described in Revelation have yet to happen. Now specifically, the

following quote is the prophecy about Israel I was talking about:


And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and there were] sealed an

hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the tribes of the children of

Israel. Of the tribe of Juda [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of

Reuben [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad [were] sealed twelve

thousand. Of the tribe of Aser [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of

Nepthalim [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses [were] sealed

twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the

tribe of Levi [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar [were]

sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon [were] sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Joseph [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin

[were] sealed twelve thousand.

- Revelation 7:4-8


As for the quote that indicates Holy Scripture has been entrusted to Jews. This

also corresponds to real life investigation. The Old Testament was written in

Hebrew, the language of the Jews (and God). The New Testament is in Greek, by

Jews. What the Bible says is true; the Jews, to whom the oracles of God were

committed, are a living testimony to this.




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PART TWO:


THE GOSPEL EXPLAINED IN

MORE DETAIL:

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OUR CREATOR:

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The message of the truth of God being the creator is part of the gospel. This

next quote shows the apostle Paul (a redeemed Israelite, from the tribe of

Benjamin, familiar with the holy scriptures) addressing people in Athens,

Greece, and speaking about God the Creator.


God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven

and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with

men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and

breath, and all things; and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to

dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before

appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the Lord,

if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from

every one of us: for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain

also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then

as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like

unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of

this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in

righteousness by [that] man whom he hath ordained; [whereof] he hath given

assurance unto all [men], in that he hath raised him from the dead.

- Acts 17:18-31.


The Bible begins in the appropriate place describing God creating everything,

the beginning. On the sixth day after God had finished his creating as described

in Genesis 1,


God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the

evening and the morning were the sixth day.

- from Genesis 1:31.


Jesus was involved in creating. That information is in the coming section

explaining Jesus being God.


Death had yet to enter into the world. Adam and Eve, whom God made, sinned

against God, and God cursed creation for that act. Death entered into the world

because of Adams sin. That story is in Genesis 2 and 3.



GOD'S LAW AND YOUR

NATURAL FAILURE TO

KEEP IT MEANS DEATH

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Some of the following is bad news, but needs to be accepted in order to have the

good news too.


God's law is good, the standard of right and wrong. All people other than God

fail to obey God's law; they sin. Those who sin have to be punished with death.




GOD'S LAW IS GOOD AND

YOU KNOW IT.


The law of God is in the Old Testament, it was given to Moses. You may be

familiar with part of it. The ten commandments:


Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any

graven image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that

[is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth: thou shalt

not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a

jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the

third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto

thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Thou shalt not take

the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless

that taketh his name in vain. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six

days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day [is] the

sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy

son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor

thy stranger that [is] within thy gates: for [in] six days the LORD made heaven

and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day:

wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Honour thy father

and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God

giveth thee. Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not

steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not

covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his

manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that

[is] thy neighbour's.

- the LORD God. Exodus 20:3-17


The law is the standard, set by God not man, of what righteousness and sin are.

Man's opinions and traditions do not count. God has the authority, not

man. So if man disagrees with God, man is wrong, not God. The standard is not

opinions and interpretations but the actual words written in the holy

scriptures.


Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that

the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out. And ye shall

not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they

committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

- Leviticus 20:22-23

Non-Jews were judged according to God's law, because it is about right and

wrong!


Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your

own country: for I [am] the LORD your God.

- Leviticus 24:22

Again, not just for Jews.



Deuteronomy 18:9-14 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy

God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those

nations. There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his

daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer

of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with

familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things

[are] an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD

thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the

LORD thy God. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto

observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath

not suffered thee so [to do].


AGAIN, not just for Jews!



Ezra 6:21-22 And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat, And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.




Ezra 9:10-11 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have

forsaken thy commandments, which thou hast commanded by thy servants the

prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land

with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which

have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness.


Nehemiah 9:29-30 And testifiedst against them, that thou mightest bring

them again unto thy law: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto thy

commandments, but sinned against thy judgments, (which if a man do, he shall

live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not

hear. 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.


He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be]

abomination.

- Proverbs 28:9


To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it

is] because [there is] no light in them.

- Isaiah 8:20



Isaiah 56:6-7 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD,

to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one

that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; even

them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of

prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices [shall be] accepted upon mine

altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.



Zechariah 7:12 Yea, they made their hearts [as] an adamant stone, lest they

should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his

spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of

hosts.



Malachi 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, [with] the statutes and judgments.

- This is the next to last sentence in the Old Testament. Sadly those who

profess to hold so dearly to the commandments of the New Testament, so close by, ignore the verse which commands to remember.



Matthew 14:1-4 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead;

and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. For Herod had laid

hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his

brother Philip's wife. For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have

her.



Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and

anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

- Matthew 23:23



Luke 16:29-31 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let

them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.



But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so

worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the

law and in the prophets:

- Acts 24:14



For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained

in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: which shew the

work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness,

and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

- Romans 2:14-15



Romans 2:28 - 3:2 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither [is

that] circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: but he [is] a Jew, which is

one inwardly; and circumcision [is that] of the heart, in the spirit, [and] not

in the letter; whose praise [is] not of men, but of God. What advantage then

hath the Jew? or what profit [is there] of circumcision? Much every way:

chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.



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



What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin,

but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt

not covet. But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin [was] dead. For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which [was ordained] to life, I found [to be] unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew [me]. Wherefore the law [is] holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is

good I find not.

- Romans 7:7-18



Romans 11:1-36 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For

I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, [of] the tribe of Benjamin. God

hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture

saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord,

they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left

alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have

reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to [the image of] Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then [is it] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded

(according as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes

that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a

stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: let their eyes be darkened, that

they may not see, and bow down their back alway. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but [rather] through their fall salvation [is come] unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them [be] the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: if by any means I may provoke to emulation [them which are] my flesh, and might save some of them.

For if the casting away of them [be] the reconciling of the world, what [shall]

the receiving [of them be], but life from the dead? For if the firstfruit [be]

holy, the lump [is] also [holy]: and if the root [be] holy, so [are] the

branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild

olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and

fatness of the olive tree; boast not against the branches. But if thou boast,

thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: for if God spared not the natural branches, [take heed] lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity;

but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou

also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall

be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out

of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature

into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural

[branches], be graffed into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: for this [is] my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, [they are] enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, [they are] beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the gifts and calling of God [are] without repentance. For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.



This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

Titus 1:13-14



Matthew 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least

among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall

rule my people Israel.

- Consider this verse along with the following:



Ephesians 2:8-13 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.


The next three scripture selections show that God is the God of Israel, in

the New Testament no less. My question for you is, are you grafted into Israel,

and does the law God gave to Israel still matter or not?



Matthew 15:30-31 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them

[those that were] lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.




Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which

have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the

throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve

tribes of Israel.




Luke 22:30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit

on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.




For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is

guilty of all.

- James 2:10



He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he

walked.

- 1 John 2:6

- Consider the above scripture along with the scriptures below.


And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel,

saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall be] the feast of

tabernacles [for] seven days unto the LORD.

- Leviticus 23:33-34


Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.

- John 7:2


But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not

openly, but as it were in secret.

- John 7:10

Jesus kept the feasts.


Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are

unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us

keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and

wickedness; but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.

- First Corinthians 5:7-8








Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the

transgression of the law.

- 1 John 3:4



The law prophesied the coming of Jesus.




The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of

thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

- Deuteronomy 18:15


I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and

will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall

command him.

- Deuteronomy 18:18


Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth

this is the Prophet.

- John 7:40


Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall

ye know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath

taught me, I speak these things.

- John 8:28


For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a

commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

- John 12:49


And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak

therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

- John 12:50


Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words

that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me,

he doeth the works.

- John 14:10



ALL HAVE SINNED:


Men are depraved apart from God, all are sinners. Because of their sin they are

enemies of God. They need God!


(for [there is] no man that sinneth not,)

- from 1 Kings 8:46


(for [there is] no man which sinneth not,)

- from 2 Chronicles 6:36


They are all gone aside, they are [all] together become filthy: [there is] none

that doeth good, no, not one.

- Psalm 14:3



For [there is] not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

- Ecclesiast. 7:20


All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

- Isaiah 53:6


But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as

filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind,

have taken us away.

- Isaiah 64:6


And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans

and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw [it], they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? but when Jesus heard [that], he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 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 9:10-13


What then? are we better [than they]? No, in no wise: for we have before proved

both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

- Romans 3:9


for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

- Romans 3:23


For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

- Romans 5:19


But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of

Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

- Galations 3:22


Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is

the servant of sin.

- John 8:34






THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH:


Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of

the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds,

and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to

uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies

between themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did

change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the

men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward

another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in

themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did

not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate

mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all

unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of

envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God,

despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable,

unmerciful: who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

- Romans 1:22-32


You should fear God, he will give us what we deserve.

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


But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD

thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command

thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

- Deuteronmy 28:15

To see how extensive this is, read all of Deuteronmy 28.



The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom

and instruction.

- Proverbs 1:7


And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but

rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

- Matthew 10:28


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.

- Romans 5:12-14


For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through

Jesus Christ our Lord.

- Romans 6:23


For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him

who hath subjected [the same] in hope, because the creature itself also shall be

delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the

children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in

pain together until now.

- Romans 8:20-22


Death does not just mean physical death for those that reject Jesus Christ, also

it means eternal punishment.


And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have

transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire

be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

- Isaiah 66:24


And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to

everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.

- Daniel 12:2




Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast [them]

from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than

having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

- Matthew 18:8


Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed,

into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

- Matthew 25:41


And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life

eternal.

- Matthew 25:46


But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but

is in danger of eternal damnation:

- Mark 3:29


And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into

life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never

shall be quenched: where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And

if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into

life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall

be quenched: where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if

thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the

kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

- Mark 9:43-48


There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen,and

fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which

was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs

which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his

sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels

into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he

lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in

his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send

Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for

I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy

lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now

he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you

there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you

cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence. Then he

said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's

house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also

come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the

prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went

unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear

not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from

the dead.

- Luke 16:19-31


the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming

fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of

our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from

the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

- from 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9


Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of

the dead, and of eternal judgment.

- Hebrews 6:2


And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation,

he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the

great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner,

giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set

forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

- Jude 1:6-7


raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom

is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

- Jude 1:13


The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out

without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with

fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of

the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and

they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and

whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

- Revelation 14:10-11


And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone,

where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and

night for ever and ever. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it,

from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place

for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books

were opened:and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the

dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according

to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and

hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man

according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.

This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of

life was cast into the lake of fire.

- Revelation 20:10-15


But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and

whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part

in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

-Revelation 21:8





GOD IS HOLY, HE MUST PUNISH SIN;

THIS IS NOT UNJUST:


God is merciful, and has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. But the wicked

shall still die for their sin, justly, for God is just, and holy, and can not,

and will not disregard sin flippantly! Look, if you hate a particular sin like

someone powerful murdering alot of innocent poor people for money, with out any

sorrow afterward, you may believe that they deserve to die for that. Or perhaps

you have heard of Hitler murdering millions of people; he deserved to die. But

you should also realize that your sin is against God, against that which is

righteous and pure, and hurts others as well as yourself. It is a disgusting

stench to God. Didn't Adam sin and it affected all of creation? Your sin has

consequences as well. God is just to show that the wages of sin is death. Hell

is just. You have to admit that or you can not be forgiven because you will not

admit the truth of the problem. It is clear, but if you have a problem with

this, it is in your own wicked heart. God is merciful and wants to save you, but

he can only do it according to what is right.


And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God,

merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and

that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers

upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the

fourth [generation].

- Exodus 34:6-7


And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him,

There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich [man]

had exceeding many flocks and herds: but the poor [man] had nothing, save one

little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together

with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his

own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. And there came a

traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his

own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the

poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him. And David's

anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, [As] the LORD

liveth, the man that hath done this [thing] shall surely die: and he shall

restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no

pity. And Nathan said to David, Thou [art] the man. Thus saith the LORD God of

Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand

of Saul; and I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy

bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if [that had been]

too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.

Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his

sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his

wife [to be] thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of

Ammon. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou

hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.

- 2 Samuel 12:1-10


But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the

people in uprightness. The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a

refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in

thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Sing praises to the

LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings. When he

maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of

the humble.

- Psalm 9:7-12


The LORD is known [by] the judgment [which] he executeth: the wicked is snared

in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

- Psalms 9:16


Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though]

hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

- Proverbs 16:5


I [am] the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

- Isaiah 43:15


[As for] our redeemer, the LORD of hosts [is] his name, the Holy One of Israel.

- Isaiah 47:4


Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah [is]

exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of

perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth

not. And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity,

[but] I will recompense their way upon their head.

- Ezekiel 9:9-10


Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might

not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that

[is] written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned

against him.

- Daniel 9:11


And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the

Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and

to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which

they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard [speeches] which ungodly

sinners have spoken against him.

- Jude 1:14-15


And the four beasts had each of them six wings about [him]; and [they were] full

of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord

God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

- Revelation 4:8



The just LORD [is] in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning

doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no

shame.

- Zephaniah 3:5





NO ONE CAN EARN RIGHTEOUSNESS;

YOU SHOULD BELIEVE AND TRUST IN GOD'S PROVISION

BY JESUS ALONE:


It is wrong to think following the ten commandments, or trying to obey any of

the law of God, will earn you righteousness. The law is good. yes. BUT you are

UNABLE to keep it. That is the point of why God gave the law. 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.



My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue, LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

- psalm 39:3-7



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


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

of me, saith the LORD.

- from Isaiah 54:17


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




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

offerings.

- Hosea 6:6


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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



To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Acts 10:43

It is by faith alone that people can be saved, you can never ever look at your works in any way for assurance of salvation. The whole Bible testifies to this beginning to end.







GOD'S MERCY:

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Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are

afflicted. Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the

gates of death. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, [and] he saveth

them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered

[them] from their destructions. Oh that [men] would praise the LORD [for] his

goodness, and [for] his wonderful works to the children of men! And let them

sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

- psalm 107:17-22


O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for

ever. O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. O

give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. To him who

alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. To him that by

wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

- psalm 136:1-5


Say unto them, [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death

of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye

from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

- from Ezekiel 33:11






JESUS CHRIST IS GOD:


Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in

his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the

ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son's name, if thou

canst tell?

- Proverbs 30:4


Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall

conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

- Isaiah 7:14


Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they

shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

- (speaking of Jesus) Matthew 1:23


Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in

the east, and are come to worship him.

- Matthew 2:2


And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his

mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their

treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

- Matthew 2:11



Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest

them.

- psalm 89:9


Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; [being] girded with power:

which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult

of the people.

- psalm 65:6-7


The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the

floods lift up their waves. The LORD on high [is] mightier than the noise of

many waters, [yea, than] the mighty waves of the sea.

- psalm 93:3-4


And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying,

It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto

them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him

and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said,

Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to

go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning

to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth

[his] hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore

didst thou doubt? and when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then

they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art

the Son of God.

- Matthew 14:25-33


And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And

the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye

so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and

said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea

obey him?

- Mark 4:39-41


And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he

arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and

there was a calm. And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being

afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he

commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

- Luke 8:24-25





In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without

him was not any thing made that was made.

- John 1:1-3

The context shows that "the Word" is Jesus)


Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? He

answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye

hear [it] again? will ye also be his disciples? Then they reviled him, and said,

Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. We know that God spake unto

Moses: [as for] this [fellow], we know not from whence he is. The man answered

and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from

whence he is, and [yet] he hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth

not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he

heareth. Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of

one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. They

answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou

teach us? And they cast him out. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and

when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He

answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said

unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he

said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

- John 9:26-38


But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus

came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he

said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put

my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will

not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas

with them: [then] came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and

said, Peace [be] unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and

behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [it] into my side: and be

not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and

my God.

- John 20:24-28


And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto

the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

- Exodus 3:14


Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou

seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before

Abraham was, I am.

- John 8:57-58



Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the

Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath

purchased with his own blood.

- Acts 20:28

whose blood? God's. Jesus is the one who shed his blood. So... Jesus is God.


hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir

of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

- Hebrews 1:2


For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have

I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a

Son? and again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith,

And let all the angels of God worship him.

- Hebrews 1:5-6


But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a

sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved

righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, [even] thy God, hath anointed

thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the

beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works

of thine hands: they shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax

old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall

be changed:but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

- Hebrews 1:8-12





JESUS DID NOT, AND COULD/CAN

NOT SIN:



Under consideration here is Jesus, who is God, and who could never sin.



from Hebrews 3:1 ... High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus



from Hebrews 7:1-4 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most

high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed

him; to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by

interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which

is, King of peace; without father, without mother, without descent, having

neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God;

abideth a priest continually. Now consider how great this man [was], unto whom

even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.




Hebrews 7:14-16 For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which

tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident:

for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, who

is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an

endless life.



Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal

life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Jesus died for other's sins, not his own. He can not sin in eternity; he never

has the ability to sin and thus deserve the second death which is eternal.


He has the power of an endless life for good reason.


Some people say Jesus had the ability to sin when he walked this earth about two

thousand years ago. The basis for the argument seems to be the simple fact that

Jesus had the flesh of man. My assumption is that since people realize how

strong our flesh is on us in the area of temptations they then apply this to

Jesus because he had flesh as we do. This involves a false assuption/belief that

God can be overpowered by his creation. He can not. God is greater than what he

made. In no way ever is creation able to be supreme to God.


I do not see how a true Christian can say that God can sin. Jesus is God.



The Father, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost all can not sin against themselves. What

God determines, is the basis of right, thus any thing that God determines, is

right. Thus anything that Jesus could do is right. Also none of them can change.

They always have been and are, and shall be completely trustworthy in every

possible aspect. No slip ups with God, no slips ups with Jesus, who is God. Not

before and not now, nor in the future.


A weak analogy would be if you welded a thin wire into the biggest steel beem

ever made, then fashion the beam into a dining room table. Placing items on this

wire alone suspended as a "table" would surely bend it, or would most likely be

bent by children playing around it, but not the beam of steel. The beam of steel

is significantly stronger than the wire. The wire does not weigh the beam down

it was joined with and bend it.


People entice me often in many ways. They have a myriad of temptations they

either allow or purposefully engage me with. A particular temptation is a

sign/invitation/presentation. It asks for a choice but can not make a choice. If

a chef tries to entice a brick wall to engage in gluttony, the brick wall does

not have the nature to choose this. Neither does God; if he takes on the flesh

he made, he still is God, and his creation can not overpower him. Anything less

and such a God is not the Almighty God of the Bible. Many do just this, engaging

in an idea of God that is a fantasy. While I am commanded to not consent, God

can not consent. Another way the word temptation is used is as a desire to sin.

Gluttons are tempted to overeat for example, or even eat poorly but in excess

(such as "junk food", containing the toxic dye "red 40" among other things).


To summarize the truth of temptation to sin, I summarize simply as


- an opportunity presented

- a desire, and choice


They are distinct. Some refer to Hebrew 4:15, but choose to say Jesus had the

second aspect possibility, where it is just the first aspect.


An example from his life is pain. He experianced pain at the hand of his

creation. Sinful religious men who had scripture prophesying of Jesus, his own

kinsmen according to the flesh, had him brutally murdered. The Bible is clear

that he was in anguish over this before hand, knowing what was to come; indeed

he had functioning flesh that was being misused/abused/destroyed, but of course

all he could do was suffer in obediance out of love to the father and the people

he made, who as simply mortal created beings would have suffered death, with no

ability to be risen from the dead being God. But Jesus is God. Jesus is truth.

Jesus is the Word. And he certainly is Almighty. Much more unyielding than the

massive steel beam I refered to, in fact infinitely more so.



James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,

and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither

shadow of turning.

(Interesting that this is in the context of temptation. The son is like his

father!)


Hebrews 2:16 For verily he took not on [him the nature of] angels;

but he took on [him] the seed of Abraham.


This taking on of flesh seems to be the focal point of the false doctrine

saying Jesus could sin. Thus I would like to point out that flesh is not a

prerequisite to sinning. Devils sin being spirits.


And God is a spirit. Sin is disobeying God. So again it seems preposterously

oxymoronic to say that God can sin.


Heb 6:17-20 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the

heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath:

that by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we

might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the

hope set before us: which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; whither the forerunner is for us entered,

[even] Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.



Immutability

IMMUTABIL'ITY, n. [L. immutabilitas; in and mutabilis, mutable, from muto, to

change.]


Unchangeableness; the quality that renders change or alteration impossible;

invariableness. Immutability is an attribute of God.

- definition from Websters 1828 dictionary


Clearly, it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to do the sin of lying. This is not something

revealed only here in the book of Hebrews for the first time, as it refers back

to the first book in the Bible, Genesis. And back then Abraham had no written

scripture, just creation, conscience, and a limited amount of direct revelation

from God his creator. Abraham believed God COULD NOT lie, and so do I. Also, why

would God not be able to lie, but then be able to do other types of sin. HE CAN

NOT, PAST PRESENT OR FUTURE !!!




John4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship

[him] in spirit and in truth.


God is the creator of the flesh of men.


Genesis says,

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.


and it also says,

So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him;

male and female created he them.


Romans says,

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly

seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and

Godhead; so that they are without excuse:


Hebrews says,

But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a

sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved

righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, [even] thy God, hath anointed

thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the

beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works

of thine hands: they shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax

old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall

be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.


So if Jesus can create and destroy matter at will, how can he be overpowered

by it in any form, including the flesh of men he took on? He does not change.

God is transendant to the creation he made. God is above and greater than his

creation. The creation can not overpower God. Jesus is God. Jesus Christ could

not have been been overcome by material created flesh. He created it!


The experiance of a created man as opposed to God is different in the flesh.

My spirit and heart are created and I am fallable. Jesus is not created and is

not fallible.



Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free

from the law of sin and death.



Romans 7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it

slew [me].



Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any

of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.



John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man

cometh unto the Father, but by me.



Jesus is the solution, he can not be overcome by the problem. Jesus is the

truth. The truth is antithetical to deceitful sin.



Jesus says in John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing ...


The father can not sin, and Jesus did as the father had him do. Jesus uses the

word "can" as applied to this negative. He was on this earth in the flesh under

consideration when he said this. Sin would not be from the father. Jesus could

not do anything of himself. Jesus could not have sinned.


John 8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of

this world; I am not of this world.



Applying the attributes of someone of this world to Jesus is a fallacy.




John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for

I do always those things that please him.





John 8:34-35 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever

committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house

for ever: [but] the Son abideth ever.



Jesus could not have been overpowered by his creation; he could not have sinned

against himself as anything he would do is what is right; Jesus was and is

unchanging; Jesus could not be the servant of sin. He is lord.




... the uncorruptible God ...

- from Romans 1:23



God is uncorruptible. Jesus is God. Jesus is uncorruptible.



Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

- Hebrews 13:8



Jesus has always been uncorruptible, is now, and shall be forever.




Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be

tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

- James 1:13



God can not be tempted with evil. Sin is evil. Jesus is God. Jesus can not be

tempted with evil. Jesus can not be tempted with sin.






Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take [it]

out from the sheep, or from the goats:

- Exodus 12:5


And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

- John 1:36


But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without

spot:

1 Peter 1:19




Why is he without blemish? These last three scriptures are the only scriptures I

have put here so far that testify to the fact that he did not sin as opposed to

his nature of not being able to sin. But I submit this question: by what nature

did he not sin? When as you well know, man sins like he breathes. How different

is Jesus anyway? How significant is it to be God?



I submit, very very significant.




If you say that Jesus could have sinned, I beg now for you to consider that God

is greater than the doctrines of man make him out to be.



And by the way, why does Jesus have the name Jesus?



from Matthew 1:21 ... and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save

his people from their sins.


Not only is Jesus unable to sin in all of time, but he shall change all who

trust in him according to the truth. They shall one day be unable to sin also,

by the ability of God. He is a God of purity and purifying.




Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe

me?

- John 8:46


For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made

the righteousness of God in him.

- 2 Corinthians 5:21











JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY

WAY:


Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto

the Father, but by me.

- John 14:6




I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. The

stone [which] the builders refused is become the head [stone] of the corner.

This is the LORD'S doing; it [is] marvellous in our eyes.

- psalm 118:21-23


Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the

builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's

doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

- Matthew 21:42




And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is

become the head of the corner:

- Mark 12:10


Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of

Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead,

[even] by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which

was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under

heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

- Acts 4:10-12


If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the

witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son

of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a

liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is

the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not

life.

- 1 John 5:9-12






JESUS DIED FOR SINNERS, TO

PAY FOR THEIR SINS,

AND SAVE THEM:


Even though you can not be righteous on your own, you still need to be righteous

in order not to pay for your sin with death. You can have that righteousness

through Jesus Christ. Jesus is totally able to be righteous, because he is God.

He came to fulfill the law God gave to the Jews through Moses. This law talks

about what is right.


Jesus did what we can not do by ourselves. Jesus came to die in our place, to

pay for our sins with his death on the cross. He did not deserve to die, so he

was the substitute for us, because he was spotless, and therefore a just

substitute sacrifice for us.


God's desire for us is that we actually do what is right, for us to be changed

from sick sinners to perfect. When someone trusts in God and receives and truly

believes the truth about Jesus, they are born again. And as a baby can grow so

can they. In fact unlike some babes, they have a promise from God that they

SHALL GROW AND BE CHANGED. All sin and consequesnces of sin, for all true

Christians, shall be banished. So Christians shall not go to hell; shall not

remain horribly sick in their sinful state; shall be made perfect; shall be with

their loving creator forever; and shall be in the coming kingdom of God forever.


God is ausome and almighty and saves completly! May the Lord rebuke any who

would cast any doubt on his salvation for men.




THE PRICE WAS PAID;

RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OFFERED FREELY;

TRUE HOPE IS AVAILABLE

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

- Proverbs 11:4


He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from

off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the

earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].

- Isaiah 25:8


Thy dead [men] shall live, [together with] my dead body shall they arise. Awake

and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew [is as] the dew of herbs, and the

earth shall cast out the dead.

- Isaiah 26:19


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


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


I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O

death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance

shall be hid from mine eyes.

- Hosea 13:14


And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem,

the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they

have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only

[son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for

[his] firstborn.

- Zechariah 12:10


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


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


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



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.


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 abounded, 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


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


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


For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead.

- 1 Corinthians 15:21


For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy

[that] shall be destroyed [is] death.

- 1 Corinthians 15:25-26


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


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 he

might 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!



What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

Romans 4:1-9


He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

Romans 4:20-24






more scripture on assurance of salvation:


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


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


He can intercede lawfully because it is his righteousness

which is sufficient, and given to Christians freely!



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









THE CURSE AND DEATH WILL BE GONE SOME DAY,

AND JESUS CHRIST SHALL REIGN FOREVER:


But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the

king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions

of thy head upon thy bed, are these; as for thee, O king, thy thoughts came

[into thy mind] upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that

revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. But as for me,

this secret is not revealed to me for [any] wisdom that I have more than any

living, but for [their] sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the

king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart. Thou, O king,

sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness [was]

excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof [was] terrible. This image's

head [was] of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his

thighs of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou

sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon

his feet [that were] of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the

iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together,

and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried

them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image

became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. This [is] the dream; and we

will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. Thou, O king, [art] a king

of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength,

and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field

and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee

ruler over them all. Thou [art] this head of gold. And after thee shall arise

another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which

shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as

iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all [things]: and as

iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas

thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the

kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron,

forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And [as] the toes of the

feet [were] part of iron, and part of clay, [so] the kingdom shall be partly

strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay,

they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one

to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings

shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and

the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces

and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou

sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it

brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the

great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the

dream [is] certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

- Daniel 2:28-45


One day when God is through dealing with this wicked world, in his just orderly

way, he shall take away the curse and his redeemed children shall be with him in

his perfect kingdom forever. There shall be a new heaven and a new earth, and no

more curse! I shall be there, will you?


He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from

off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the

earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].

- Isaiah 25:8


And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and

everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow

and sighing shall flee away.

- Isaiah 35:10


Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto

Zion; and everlasting joy [shall be] upon their head: they shall obtain gladness

and joy; [and] sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

- Isaiah 51:11


... behold, I create new heavens and a new earth ...

- from Isaiah 65:17


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


Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a

little child, he shall not enter therein.

- Mark 10:15


It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man

to enter into the kingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure,

saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon them

saith, With men [it is] impossible, but not with God: for with God all things

are possible.

- Mark 10:25-27


And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and

perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first

commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments

[is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord

thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and

with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment. And the second [is]

like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none

other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well,

Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other

but he: and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and

with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love [his] neighbour as

himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus

saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the

kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him [any question]. And Jesus

answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that

Christ is the Son of David? for David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD

said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy

footstool. David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he [then] his

son? And the common people heard him gladly.

- Mark 12:28-37

Jesus is God come in the flesh, in the line of David. So he is both David's son

and his Lord; and his kingdom is coming!



Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the

kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of

Jesus

- Mark 15:43


And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village,

preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve

[were] with him,

- Luke 8:1


And the people, when they knew [it], followed him: and he received them, and

spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.


- Luke 9:11


There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and

Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you

[yourselves] thrust out.

- Luke 13:28


There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And

he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. And when he

was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered

them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall

they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

- Luke 17:18-21

No one can get into God's Kingdom unless they are born again.


And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as

he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that

which was lost. And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable,

because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of

God should immediately appear. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a

far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his

ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I

come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will

not have this [man] to reign over us. And it came to pass, that when he was

returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be

called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much

every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound

hath gained ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because

thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he

said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. And another came, saying,

Lord, behold, [here is] thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: For I

feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst

not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he saith unto him, out of

thine own mouth will I judge thee, [thou] wicked servant. Thou knewest that I

was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not

sow: Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I

might have required mine own with usury? and he said unto them that stood by,

Take from him the pound, and give [it] to him that hath ten pounds. (And they

said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) For I say unto you, That unto every

one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath

shall be taken away from him. But those mine enemies, which would not that I

should reign over them, bring hither, and slay [them] before me.

- Luke 19:9-27


And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what

sign [will there be] when these things shall come to pass? And he said, Take

heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am

[Christ]; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. But when ye

shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first

come to pass; but the end [is] not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation

shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and great earthquakes

shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and

great signs shall there be from heaven. But before all these, they shall lay

their hands on you, and persecute [you], delivering [you] up to the synagogues,

and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. And

it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle [it] therefore in your hearts, not

to meditate before what ye shall answer: for I will give you a mouth and wisdom,

which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. And ye shall

be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and

[some] of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all

[men] for my name's sake. But there shall not an hair of your head perish. In

your patience possess ye your souls. And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed

with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which

are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it

depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For

these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be

fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in

those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this

people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away

captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles,

until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the

sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations,

with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for

fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the

powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming

in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to

pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; when

they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh

at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the

kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not

pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words

shall not pass away. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts

be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and

[so] that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them

that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always,

that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to

pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

- Luke 21:7-36



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.

- John 3:3-6


But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst;

but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up

into everlasting life.

- John 4:14


My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto

them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck

them out of my hand.

- John 10:27-28


For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and

joy in the Holy Ghost.

- Romans 14:17


Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,

wherein dwelleth righteousness.

- 2 Peter 3:13


And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth

were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new

Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for

her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the

tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be

his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God. And God

shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,

neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former

things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all

things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the

end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life

freely.

- Revelation 21:1-6


And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be

in it; and his servants shall serve him:

- Revelation 22:3







ABRAHAM AS AN EXAMPLE: SAVED BECAUSE HE BELIEVED IN GOD ACCORDING TO THE TRUTH


The hope Abraham could have we can have. God has been at work to save man from

sin a long time, not something he suddenly decided about 2000 years ago, when

Christ came.


But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a

woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might

receive the adoption of sons.

- Galatians 4:4-5


Moreover he said, I [am] the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of

Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look

upon God.

- Exodus 3:6


But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was

spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac,

and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

- Matthew 22:31-32


And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses,

how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I [am] the God of Abraham, and the

God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

- Mark 12:26


Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the

Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

- Luke 20:37


There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and

Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you

[yourselves] thrust out.

- Luke 13:28


Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

- Luke 16:29


Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was glad.

- John 8:56


For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not

before God.

- Romans 4:2


For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, [was] not to Abraham,

or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

- Romans 4:13


Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the promise

might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that

also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

- Romans 4:16


Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

- Galatians 3:6


And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith,

preached before the gospel unto Abraham, [saying], In thee shall all nations be

blessed.

- Galatians 3:8


By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should

after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither

he went.

- Hebrews 11:8


By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received

the promises offered up his only begotten [son], of whom it was said, That in

Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting that God [was] able to raise [him]

up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

- Hebrews 11:17-19


And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was

imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

- James 2:23












WARNINGS FOR AND ABOUT

THOSE WHO WOULD

PERVERT THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

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Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered

not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.

- Luke 11:52


But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than

that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so

say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have

received, let him be accursed.

- Galatians 1:8-9












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God is able to make known the truth to man, there is no excuse for not knowing.

Belief and understanding come at least in part by responding rightly to what has

already been revealed to you. An individual is responsible to test what people

say by actually checking to see if what someone says is true or no. God is the

final authority. Ultimately it is God who reveals truth to a person who is

honestly responding to God's conviction not man. God is not hindered by the

fallibility of man, that is how we can know God and understand, because of the

awesome ability of God to work in people's lives. God is fully able to do this,

but only some respond to his revelation properly.


It can be hard to admit to being totally dependant on God, actually having to

die for our sins! Some may ask something like: We did try to do some good.

right? That should get us right with God, right? We did something, doesn't that

count? We shouldn't have to spent eternity in the lake of fire! WRONG. QUESTIONS

AND OBJECTIONS LIKE THESE IGNORE OUR INABILITY TO MEET GOD'S STANDARD OF TOTAL RIGHTEOUSNESS. NEVER HAVING SINNED AGAINST HIM! (only Jesus did that). If you could have earned righteousness and thus forgiveness, Jesus would not have had

to die in your place, getting the punishment you deserve because of your sins,

thus assuring you the just offer of his righteousness. BUT you can not earn it.

You do need the free gift of righteousness and forgiveness; none of your works

are even near good enough! Ah, pride, wretched pride!


The price is good enough, if you try to add to it your own works for salvation

from hell and your sins, you testify that you think the price paid (Jesus the

ultimate sacrifice in your place) is not good enough. If you believe this lie, I

dreadfully fear for your eternal destiny.There has always been only one way to

God; this has not changed, nor shall it! Please look up: Matthew 7:21-22; 25:11;

Luke 6:46; 13:25.



Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck

of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.

- 2 Kings 17:14


The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way,

and the froward mouth, do I hate.

- Proverbs 8:13


Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

- Proverbs 16:18


For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries,

fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness,

an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from

within, and defile the man.

- Mark 7:21-23



You can ask God for forgiveness, because of Jesus Christ, knowing the price was

adequate for the payment for your sins. Why don't you admit your need to him in

honest humility? Why not ask for mercy like the man spoken of in the following

scripture:


And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they

were righteous, and despised others: two men went up into the temple to pray;

the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus

with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners,

unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give

tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not

lift up so much as [his] eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying,

God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house

justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be

abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

- Jesus, Luke 18:9-14




WILL YOU RECIEVE THE LOVE

OF THE TRUTH !?!?!?



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, 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



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FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND

TRUST IN CHRIST:

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Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the

tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

- Colossians 2:8


To anyone who trusts Jesus Christ as their redeeming savior, please consider the

following scripture, and I ask you to consider reading all the holy scriptures

(the Bible), asking God to teach you, and help you.


And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which

thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know

that man doth not live by bread only, but by every [word] that proceedeth out of

the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

- Deuteronomy 8:3


The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.


- psalm 119:130


I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy

lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy

name.

- psalm 138:2


But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but

by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

- Jesus, Matthew 4:4 (see Dueteronmy 8:3)


Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the

prophets have spoken: ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to

enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded

unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

- Jesus, Luke 24:25-27


For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that

we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

- Romans 15:4


hope


All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for

doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that

the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

- 2 Timothy 3:16-17


Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave

himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water

by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having

spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without

blemish.

- Ephesians 5:25-27


As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

- 1 Peter 2:2



Matthew 17:1-9 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James,

and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was

transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was

white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias

talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for

us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee,

and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud

overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my

beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples

heard [it], they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and

touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had lifted up

their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. And as they came down from the

mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son

of man be risen again from the dead.


Notice that the above event is refered to next:



For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you

the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his

majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came

such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I

am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were

with him in the holy mount. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto

ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,

until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: knowing this first,

that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the

prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as

they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.

- 2 Peter 1:16-21


Notice that the Bible is referred to as a more sure word of prophecy than

God himself talking to them audibly from heaven!


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If you are born again you have, and need the Spirit to grow. You need to be

afraid of God's chastenening, which he is willing to do to disobedient children

in love to bring them to him. And to understand you need to respond to God in

what you already know hating that which is evil, for you shall get evil (bad

stuff) in your life if you push God away. But like I said, God does this to

Christians in love, and truth. You shall never go to hell and have no hope

eternally, but God shall change you. God can teach you; you have the Spirit of

God in you (please look up 1 Corinthians 3:16). God desires you to be clean, and

whole, not sick with sin.


Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, [so]

the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.

- Deuteronomy 8:5


Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do

wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall

understand.

- Daniel 12:10


Good and upright [is] the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

- psalm 25:8


What man [is] he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way [that] he

shall choose.

- psalm 25:12


The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his

covenant.

- psalm 25:14


For the froward [is] abomination to the LORD: but his secret [is] with the

righteous.

- Proverbs 3:32


He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him

betimes.

- Proverbs 13:24


For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he

receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what

son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

- Hebrews 12:6-7


You have the righteousness of Christ. But you also shall be actually changed as

well; you should not try to use being saved as an excuse to sin; you should be

scared and ashamed to do so. God will deal with you as a loving father his

children, but it is going to hurt.


Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick;

and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine

before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is

in heaven. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am

not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and

earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all

be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments,

and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven:

but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the

kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall

exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case

enter into the kingdom of heaven.

- Matthew 5:14-20


What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God

forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

- Romans 6:1-2


This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law,

or by the hearing of faith? are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are

ye now made perfect by the flesh?

- Galatians 3:2-3


But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the

Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through

sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

- 2 Thessalonians 2:13


Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord

knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ

depart from iniquity.

- 2 Timothy 2:19


There can be things that are hard to understand, but God can help.


As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are

some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable

wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

- 2 Peter 3:16


But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not

that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things,

and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in

him.

- 1 John 2:27