Should We Blame God

should we blame GodShould we blame God for bad things in life? Many people wrongly blame God for everything, but are they justified in doing so? How does the devil, man’s freewill and this general cursed age fit into all this? Let’s look at the Scriptures for the various reasons painful things happen to us all.

What Is Bad?

First, how can we be sure an event is really bad? There are so many Biblical examples citing the different “bad” things that happened, which really turned out for good in the end, as with Joseph being sold into Egyptian slavery so he could advance into the palace. By looking at the big picture, it wasn’t really bad as it first appeared. Furthermore, John being exiled to Patmos resulted in the Book of Revelation, and Paul being in prison resulted in the prison epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon).

Should We Blame God — Discipline and Tests

Then we have God’s discipline, which can be painful (Heb. 12:5-7). As it says there, “hardness” can be God’s discipline, but that is not bad. His discipline is good, though it doesn’t seem like it:

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Heb 12:11)

Moreover, with Job, the “bad” things were a very severe TEST through which Job got “ruined” without reason (Job 2:3), but that was temporary. Again, the big picture needs to be viewed.

Should We Blame God For Man’s Folly or His Sin

Proverbs adds to the aforementioned with this truth about man’s freewill:

A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD. (Prov 19:3)

The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly. (Prov 5:22,23)

That is exactly what I personally observed with a man I knew very well, who believed in the LIE OF CALVINISM and its predestination. He wrongly blamed God for everything he thought was bad, but his own folly needlessly brought some of it on himself! He was very close to suicide at one point as an eternal security proponent — thinking he would go to heaven afterwards like many others who were deceived and went through with it, including George Sodini. Perhaps it was the sharp rebuke I gave him of his certain damnation in hell if he did commit suicide, that helped prevent it! Certainly, Calvinism has ruined many lives as God gets the blame for some needless painful circumstances.

Trouble Every Day

No one can escape trouble in our cursed age. Jesus spoke the vital truth — being unlike positive speaker smiley Joel Osteen and papist Kenneth Copeland:

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Mat 6:34)

Trouble comes daily on the righteous and unrighteous. Blaming God for such trouble surely won’t resolve it. God is the answer and solution. He’s not the problem to be blamed! The devil wants us to blame God to drive a wedge between us and God. He is the deceiver.

The Avenger’s Retaliation

On the other hand the devil is called the “avenger” in Psa. 8:2. He causes MAJOR trouble and conflict for people, especially God’s servants. Consider what Paul went through because he faithfully served God — jail time, beatings, stoning, life in danger, etc. Some of the things Paul observed PERPLEXED him! “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Cor 4:8,9) Should we blame God for what the devil does? Never! Consider also the following:

Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death. (Rev 2:10,11)

So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head. (Job 2:7)

Rejoice In The Lord

God is infinite. His ways and thoughts are not like our (Isa. 55:8,9). The only way we can understand him and what he wants is found in the Bible and most of the “why” questions we may have about life are not answered.

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. (1 Pet 4:12,13)

That’s the winning attitude, along with Romans 8:28:

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

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Giant Crack In Earth’s Surface Discovered

WHAT IS HAPPENING? NEW giant crack in earth’s surface in Mexico discovered!  Also see this sink hole post.

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Innocent Party In Divorce Speaks Her Heart

[Bible Comment] I have been searching the scriptures….and in my heart I know the view you have on remarriage is correct.  I have been divorced for 19 years and so wish I was free to remarry. innocent party in divorce My husband and best friend ran off together [when] I was pregnant.  I have raised two incredible girls on my own.  My ex and friend are married with children….and I have been counseled by many a well Christians (pastors too) that I was the innocent party…so I am free.  This has never set well with me….because what if they are wrong.  I prayed and fasted some 19 years ago…and I asked God to never allow me to remarry if it meant my eternity.  My girls are older now and both serving Jesus….and I am alone.  When I start to get down and begin questioning remarriage…God reminds me of that prayer some 19 years ago.  It is difficult….this world can be a tough one going at it alone.   My ex and his wife serve in the church and have been told all is okay.  I don’t want to gain the whole world but lose my soul. What can I see your video on this? Thank you.

[Bible Answer] We are very sorry for the pain and misery you have/are experiencing over your husband’s unfaithfulness. VERY SORRY! There are many like you in our loose society plus this present apostate “church” (really a whore church). Our days are VERY DARK. Surely MULTITUDES ARE ON THE ROAD TO HELL IN ADULTERY OVER A SO-CALLED “REMARRIAGE.” It is a form of “adultery” (Mk. 10:11,12; etc.) like lust (Mt. 5:28,29), which isn’t readily known, but should be. Hence, MUCH harm is being done in those ways.

Please forgive both your husband and your old best friend. Don’t allow the devil to damn you over unforgiveness (Mt. 6:14,15).  Remember, in heaven – a PARADISE environment – there will be no marriages (Lk. 20:35).  Take one day at a time, keep your hand to the plow and don’t look back (Lk. 9:62). GOD BLESS YOU and give you great peace.

[Divorce is big business for both lawyers (who want to get rich) and the devil (who wants to hurt and damn souls).]

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Can a Believer Go To Hell

[Trick Question] Can you show me scripture that says a believer can go to hell. I am interested in the two sided belief. Thank you.

can a believer go to hell[Bible Answer] Is that a trick question? As long as a person remains a Bible-defined believer he won’t go to hell, but a believer can become an UNbeliever (Lk. 8:13; Rom. 11:19-23; 2 Tim. 2:18; 1 Tim. 1:19). It is crystal clear that a righteous person can turn to evil and die spiritually (Ezek. 33:18; Rom. 8:13; etc.). Without question, a person sanctified by Jesus’ blood can become an enemy of God and have raging fire await him (Heb. 10:26-29). According to the Bible, eternal life is much more than just the gift of God (Rom. 6:23) and a present tense possession (Jn 6:47; 1 Jn 5:11-13). Eternal life is also a hope (Titus 3:7) yet to be reaped (Gal. 6:8,9), in the age to come (Mk. 10:30) for only the ones who persist in doing good (Rom. 2:7) and don’t grow weary and give up sowing to please the Spirit (Gal. 6:9)! Eternal life is also a promise for the Christians who hold on to the gospel truth they heard from the beginning to remain in Christ and the Father (1 Jn. 2:24-26). Do you know Jesus NOW (1 John 2:3,4)? Are you free from all sin addictions NOW?

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The Apostate

An apostate is one who departs from the faith. That is what the Greek word means. It is very simple. It is not hard to understand. According to Scripture, an apostate was in the faith, that is, he was a Christian, but subsequently turned away from Christianity and from his salvation. That simplicity, however, is gone in our day with the flood of overflowing doctrinal distortions and gibberish. It has been washed away and replaced with a counterfeit to fit man’s warped theology! That is precisely what Calvinism has done with the term apostate. Calvinism has force-fitted that term into their counterfeit grace theology.

apostate in calvinism

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In contrast to the simple meaning of an apostate, which even a “babe” can understand, Calvinism redefines such a person as one who never truly believed unto salvation. To them an apostate was never saved, and examples of apostates are Judas and Demas! They want us to believe an apostate looks and acts exacts like a Christian, functions in ministry as a Christian, etc., but was never saved! An apostate to them is a contradiction of terms, that is, he wasn’t really in the faith, but somehow departed from it! Calvinism misuses the wheat and tares teaching as backing, saying they are indistinguishable while the text clearly teaches otherwise! [See The Believer’s Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted, pp.346,347 for more information on this whole issue of the believer’s security.]

John MacArthur’s Fabricated Apostate

Calvinist, John MacArthur further said this about an apostate:

You and I can’t, even at our best, know who is really a Christian. I think we can say that person has given evidence of being a Christian, but we may not be able to say that person is not a Christian, even though they look like one. That we can’t say. So I think that’s part of … part of understanding apostasy is that it hides very well among the saints. ( When Believers Stop Believing: Portrait of an Apostate, John MacArthur,  http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/GTY119 )

Christian Drunks, Adulterers and Homosexuals

For John MacArthur to write, as you just read, we may not be able to say that person is not a Christian, even though they look like onehe just stated he believes some immoral people are Christians, which fits their license to sin! He teaches just like Charles Stanley on that issue. Remember, in Calvinism it works the other way too, that is, you can’t tell who is saved either, even if it is yourself! John Calvin wrote about their evanescent grace:

Experience shows that the reprobate are sometimes affected in a way so similar to the elect that even in their own judgment there is no difference between them. Hence, it is not strange, that by the Apostle a taste of heavenly gifts, and by Christ himself a temporary faith is ascribed to them (The Believer’s Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted, 2000 edition ; pp. 731,732 — documented from Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin.)

John MacArthur spues out his man-made theology, like raw putrid sewage from a rusty pipe into the water, to gullible people and they just drink it in! In our day, too many people seem unable to detect such! Maybe because John MacArthur is a fluent speaker, people are caught up with his speaking abilities instead of being repulsed by his Scripture distortions! Folks, there are many intelligent and fluent speakers among Catholicism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, etc. Remember, TRUTH is the issue and the gauge of all spiritual truth is the Bible, not how fluent one is. Paul was not a trained speaker, like some of his doctrinal adversaries (2 Cor. 11:6).  Orator Aaron, who erected the Golden Calf, was a man-pleaser and fluent speaker, while Moses was slow to speak and God’s chosen leader (Ex. 4:10-14 cf. Ex. 32)!

TRUTH vs John MacArthur’s Apostate

How could anyone believe such John MacArthur propaganda about the apostate unless he is just blindly trusting in a man and not reading his Bible to learn the truth for himself! Of course, we can know a tree by its fruit (Mt. 7:16,20) unless Jesus lied, which is impossible! Of course, we can KNOW the child of God from the child of the devil or our Bible is corrupt, which will never be proven:

This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother. (1 John 3:10)

We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him. (1 John 3:14,15)

How can John MacArthur blatantly spue out the opposite without his followers being alarmed and deserting him? To blindly follow a man, any man, will end badly! Dear reader, IF you believe the Bible is final authority, it is apparent John MacArthur and all Calvinists (including flagrant blasphemer Mark Driscoll) are wrong about the spiritual identity of a person and who an apostate is! Their distortions of scripture are presented to protect Calvinism, while it snares precious souls.

Even The World Knows

Not only can Christians tell if another is also a Christian, but even the world can do that (yet Calvinism wants us to deny these facts):

If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. (John 15:19)

By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (John 13:35)

In the Bible an apostate is a person who once had salvation and lost his salvation by turning away from God. Solomon is a prime example, who turned to idolatry at the end of his life and never returned to God! He died an idolater! Judas Iscariot is another example of an apostate. He lost his salvation too. He once held the highest office in the church as apostle (Mt. 10:1-4; Acts 1:17), was promised a throne in heaven (Mt. 19:28) and was Jesus’ trusted friend, yet he died and went to eternal fire (Mk. 14:21; Jn. 17:12)! Other examples are cited in Heb. 6:4-6 and John 6:66. Because apostasy is real, Christians are told to HOLD ON to what they have (Rev. 3:11; etc.).

NOTE: Calvinism’s dribble presented as a true depiction of an apostate has been erected to protect the license to sin called eternal security. With their propaganda they can then use their never saved argument to begin with an answer, when it doesn’t apply to one who was previously saved. Have you ever noticed they never say David was never saved because he turned to adultery and murder? Neither do they say Solomon was never saved because he turned to idolatry! TAKE WARNING! Believe the Bible, not man’s theology! If you go with the flow and follow a man like fluent John MacArthur, you will be of the blind following the blind and it won’t end well for you! Calvinists like MacArthur want you to think one departs from the faith without ever being in it and that one falls from grace without ever being in grace; etc.! Shocking, but true. That is their twisted version of an apostate! As Catholicism has a fabricated MaryCalvinism has a fabricated apostate. Their apostate was erected, with its glaring contradiction of terms, to protect their false gospel of eternal security.

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The First 100 Years of Christianity

[Comments from a Catholic ] Lets stick to the first 100 years. Seventy years after the Resurrection we have Ignatius telling those he wrote to stay close to the Bishop, and denouncing those who rejected that the Eucharist was Body and Blood of Christ. Sixty years after the Resurrection we have Clement writing Corinth exhorting them to reinstate a priest they had expelled (which they did). Clement was Bishop of Rome at the time…. In structure, sacrament, etc., the Church then was, as the Church now, Catholic.eucharist This was before the Gospel of John was even written and it coincides to exactly what Saint Paul said in the new testement [sic] writings> 1 Corinthians 11:26 “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of sinning against the body and the blood of the Lord, a man must examine himself. Ignatius was a disciple of John the Apostle….

[Bible Answer] Thanks for bringing up these issues.  Your arguments are based on the assumed authority of the ante-Nicene fathers [which is NOT accurate]. The Catholic Church considers them Sacred Tradition and equal to God’s written word (along with Catholic church councils and papal decrees), which is both wrong and impossible. Why? It is impossible to have two divinely inspired truths in contradiction to each other and both be truth. Either one is wrong or the other one is wrong, but both can NOT be true! That is the law of non contradiction and exactly what the evidence reveals.

You cited writings which are supposed to be early and accurate. They might be from Ignatius and Clement as claimed. So let’s assume they are and not fakes as was sometimes the case back then! IF what you quoted was accurately stated, they are wrong, but since you didn’t document those quotes, I can’t verify them or check the context! Hence, we can’t really know if they are really accurate. That weakens your arguments even further since they may not even be close to their actual beliefs on communion.

Hymenaeus and Philetus

Moreover, even though someone is accurately taught at one point does not necessitate he will embrace those truths and perpetually believe them! The Bible cites various examples of such sad occurrences. Note the following one:

Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. (2 Tim 2:17,18)

Hymenaeus and Philetus were once sound in doctrine, but became dangerous false teachers who destroyed the faith of some Christians. That fact blows away your foundation since that can happen to anyone as it did in the primitive church. That is why Christians are told to test everything (1 Thess. 5:21) and everyone (1 John 4:1) with Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16,17). You do not do that and remain dangerously misled, as sincere as you may be.

Most importantly, Jesus endorsed the Old Testament as God’s word and promised the New Testament. Hence, the Bible is the standard of truth and basis of all Christian teaching (2 Tim. 3:16,17), not anything else, including the writings of the ante-Nicene so-called “fathers.”

The Bible does NOT teach as Catholicism does. The differences are in various important issues, including the Eucharist. Catholicism’s wild and extreme teachings about the consecrated communion wafer (which you call the Holy Eucharist) are:

  • It was changed in substance (underwent a transubstantiation) by the Catholic priest into the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ
  • It is to be WORSHIPED as God
  • One gets spiritual LIFE from the communion wafer

IF those dogmas were true then NO person could have spiritual LIFE without communion, but that is NOT what we see. The dying thief entered Paradise without communion (and without baptism)! That should alert you that something is wrong in the way you (and me too) were taught about this. [FYI, I’m a Former Catholic.] Remember, the repentant thief got forgiven AFTER the first Lord’s supper (Lk. 23:42,43), but without having communion!

Furthermore, the Catholic priests have NO authority or ability (nor does anyone else) to perform a transubstantiation of the communion elements into the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ! How can we be sure that it is NOT changed, as Catholicism claims? The Bible cites a real transubstantiation (Jn. 2:1-11). It was the water into wine miracle by Jesus. NOTE: a real genuine transubstantiation will TASTE like the substance it was changed into, but that does NOT occur in Catholicism!

Rampant Idolatry in Catholicism

To “worship as God” a communion wafer is idolatry (as is bowing before and kissing images) and will send all such offenders (even if sincerely religiously deceived) to the lake of fire (Rev. 21:8), if not forgiven through a genuine salvation, as found in Scripture. The Scripture from 1 Cor. 11:26 has nothing to do with Catholic communion, according to its context and the aforementioned errors in Catholic doctrine.

The real plan of salvation has nothing to do with the Catholic sacraments, Mary or being a Catholic. Take these truths and warning to heart. Your SOUL is in the greatest danger because of religious deception. Read and believe the contents of the New Testament (God’s word) to be safe. Your eternal destiny depends on it. You can read much more for Catholics by clicking here.

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He’s Gonna Smile On Me Music LIE

What you are about to read and hear is irrefutable proof that listening to so-called Christian music can lead you astray and damn your soul! With that in mind, one of the most dangerous places to be regarding this type of religious deception is in the unguarded local church congregations where the God of the Bible is often misrepresented through music! Here is a glaring and distressing example from the song, He’s Gonna Smile On Me:

He’s Gonna Smile On Me (Lyrics)

I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth
Often there was times when I had to go without
Right now I’m happy as I can be
If I treat people right He’s gonna smile on me

He’s gonna smile on mehes gonna smile on me
He’s gonna smile on me
If I just say my prayers at night
And treat people right He’s gonna smile on me

I’ve been falsely accused and many times misused
But to get revenge I just simply refuse
Instead I’m happy as I can be
If I treat people right He’s gonna smile on me

I’ve been called a fool and used just like a tool
But I still believe in the golden rule
And right now I’m so happy as I can be
If I treat people right He’s gonna smile on me

It has a catchy tune, beautiful voices and harmony, but demonic lyrics! [Listen below.] It’s a musical sermon which uses Biblical terms, but is a definite snare to souls! Not a single word about Jesus is mentioned. Not a hint of repentance of sins is suggested. Nothing about denying yourself and taking up your cross daily to follow Jesus unashamedly in this wicked world. Just treat people right and say your prayers at night. That’s NOT the Biblical message!  Prayers to whom? Mary? Michael the archangel? The false god Allah?

What about treating people right? That’s true, but what does that mean? From whose standard? If you offend people with truth like Jesus did (Mt. 15:12) are you treating them right?  How many church folks went to hell because they heard that song and believed those demonic lyrics, excluding Jesus and repentance? Jesus wasn’t smiling on the foolish virgins whose lamps went out and God closed the door on them (Mt. 25:1-12)!

Cornelius

Furthermore, Cornelius was saying his prayers and treating people right, but was on the road to hell. He needed Jesus to have eternal life. See Acts chapter 10.

The social gospel is preached from the pulpits and sung to the professing Christians. WHY? You need an easy message to be popular and “succeed” in our day, but you’ll damn others and yourself by such! Many of the Church songs are so twisted and distorted by false doctrines, the true pastors need to carefully guard what is being sung to protect the sheep. The worship leader should NOT be allowed to talk to the congregation in between songs about religious issues because that too is a major channel of spiritual poison!

In closing, make sure you have something in writing from the Bible to affirm that He’s gonna smile on you! You shouldn’t say He’s gonna smile on me without Scripture, as backing. Without it you will be deceived like many other church people, as sincere as you are, who base their salvation on the song He’s Gonna Smile On Me.

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God Closes Doors

The fact that God closes doors is not something that usually comes to mind when we think about him, but it is stirringly true.God closes doors The first time we read that God closes doors is in Gen 7:16 regarding Noah. God closed the door to the Ark:

The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in. (Gen 7:16)

God Closes Doors To Exclude Certain People

In that case, God closed the door to the Ark for their protection, that is, to keep the killer flood waters out. That, however, is not the only reason God closes doors:

But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.  (Mat 25:10)

God closed the wedding banquet door to keep the 5 virgins out, who were no longer ready because their lamps had gone out! The wedding banquet was not for them and they were shut out. They missed their opportunity by not keeping their lamps burning. That included a whopping 50% of the virgins, who were shut out even though Jesus loved them! Some would say they were never saved, but they are wrong.

God Opens Doors and God Closes Doors

Finally, we are pointedly taught that Jesus both opens and closes doors! That takes in a lot of possibilities. He does that with people, relationships, jobs, ministry, etc.:

To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. (Rev 3:7,8)

Knock To Get The Door Open

The same Lord Jesus also taught this about getting doors opened for us in the natural:

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. (Mat 7:7,8)

God is our victory or defeat! If he opens a door to you, no one can close it. If God closes the door on you, no one will open it and you’ll be excluded. Do you know JESUS now (1 John 2:3,4)?

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Sink Holes, a Polar Shift and the End Times

There have been sink holes for a long time, but in recent years, these sink holes have increased drastically and they are occurring around the globe! Some are giants and have gobbled up people, homes, roads and buildings. sink holesPerhaps they will get even worse! Decades ago, such sink holes were not the problem they are today! That suggests something new and different is happening to our planet which is destructive. sink holesThe theories of why sink holes have increased in size and intensity are minimized. If anyone really knows, the general public isn’t being told maybe to prevent panic!

The Polar Shift

Another major earth altering phenomenon is also occurring, namely a polar shift. This is not readily mentioned in the news as sink holes are, but definitely is occurring too. Eskimos know about this change as it is clearly evident to them. Could the polar shift and sink holes be connected somehow? How such a shift in the magnetic North pole will affect the climate and earth itself is also reported as destructive!

To add to that, Japan’s radiation continues to pour into the ocean. Nuclear war also continues to loom in the background, as trouble continues to brew. These types of things are all referred to in the Bible, especially the book of Revelation. In the last book of the New Testament, Scripture foretells that billions will die because of the things coming on our planet! IF you are a Christian, these things must first occur before much better days arrive in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. IF you are not a Christian you are in the greatest danger of all though you are unaware of your danger!

How To Prepare

Trouble and problems have always been part of man’s earthly existence since the Fall, but a time unparalleled to man is yet before us! The only hope anyone has is in God and the only way to have the Father is through his son, Jesus Christ. Do YOU know Jesus? Are YOU worthy of Jesus? He is also the only way to prepare for your departure through death, which might be much closer than you know! Remember the Doomsday Clock? The ticks are running out!

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How To Start A Soul Winning Conversation

[Bible Questions] Hello, I am new to Christianity and I would like to preach the gospel to people on the street, not to a large group but just to individual people I see on the street. I have nobody to teach me and would like it if you could answer some questions for me or help me get started.   How do I begin the conversation? I want to bring the church to the lost and preach the good news but I have no idea how to start a conversation like this with people.  How do I carry on the conversation?  Could you please give me some examples of preaching conversations I could use until I get comfortable making my own conversation?  Thank you so much.

[Bible Answer] Greetings in Jesus’ name. Your godly desire to sow gospel seeds to others is wonderful to read.street witnessing Make sure you know the real gospel, which is summarized in Acts 20:21 with a conditional security (1 Cor. 15:2). SIN is the problem, but the people don’t know it. Hence, Psa. 36:1,2 is perfect regarding that:

… An oracle is within my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin.  (Psa 36:1,2)

You can help the lost overcome those issues of their own sinfulness EASILY and QUICKLY with 1 Cor. 6:9,10. IF possible read the scripture with them from your Bible, so they too can see what it says. It is a powerhouse passage. Use 1 Cor. 6:9,10 often. It is the best single passage when soul winning that I know to make those points showing the need of the people to repent (turn from evil).

What works great for me when soul winning is to ask people this question, “IF I wasn’t a Christian and asked you how to be a Christian, what would you tell me?”  With that question, you’ll quickly find out what people are trusting in/doing for salvation. To carry on the conversation after they respond, you must know the word! There are many strange ideas and depending on what people answer you need to respond logically based on scripture. It’s like learning to drive a car. At first it might seem hard, but after a while it becomes VERY EASY, but you must still be alert. You will get better at soul winning and preaching. Don’t compare yourself with an experienced street preacher or seasoned veteran soul winner, but instead learn the good from such, IF there is good to notice! (We are in a very dark and widespread apostasy. Many preachers are not good examples!)

The two greatest issues you will face will be discouragement and fear. Both are from the devil to stop you. It takes courage and faith to go on the frontlines. It can be a place of serious danger and great temptation. You must keep yourself pure (1 Tim. 5:22) and go boldly. I have seen amazing and zealous street preachers get picked off by the devil with sin! If you aren’t careful, such could happen to you too, but it doesn’t have to. You must be guarded!

Dedicate your time and life to God. Learn the NT. We listen to the Bible ALL night long and have done so for decades! It is great to listen to and learn that way. You MUST know the Bible for you will encounter Jehovah’s Witnesses and others who can quote scripture out of context. YOU WILL LEARN AS YOU GO ALONG. When I first started, if someone would ask me a question I couldn’t answer, I asked for their name and address and told them I’d send them the answer. Carry a small notebook and ink pen with you for such and other things to record. Remember Mt. 10:32,33. Using [sound] gospel tracts is very important and easy too. Read this about Gospel Tract Evangelism. You can print FREE gospel tracts from your printer or you can buy Gospel Tracts in bulk from us.    Let me know how things are going. Keep in touch. 1 Cor. 15:58.

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