Can a Reprobate Be Saved?

“Reprobate” is a KJV term which, like many other KJV terms, conjures up misleading ideas.reprobate Too often, it has even been preached or inferred that (1) a “reprobate” cannot get saved OR (2) that if one backslides after many years of serving God – having much knowledge of the Word beforehand – then he becomes a “reprobate” and can never return to salvation again. Neither one of these scenarios is true. Note the following verse where “reprobate” is used:

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 (Rom 1:28, KJV).

The context of Romans 1:28 refers to homosexuality, showing homosexuals have a “reprobate mind” (KJV). The NIV says a “depraved mind”. So, can homosexuals get saved? The answer is a definite, unequivocal and absolute YES!

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor HOMOSEXUALS, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such WERE some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:9-11, NASB)

So again, the “depraved” (NIV) or “reprobates” can indeed get forgiven, based on a comparison of scripture with scripture. But what about 1 Cor. 9:27, where the same Greek word translated “castaway” has elsewhere been inconsistently translated “reprobate” in the KJV?

But I [Paul] keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a CASTAWAY (1 Cor. 9:27, KJV).

The point Paul is making in 1 Cor. 9:27 is: though he himself has preached the Word to others, he also MUST crucify the flesh (“die daily” – 1 Cor. 15:31) and walk holy OR he too will be a “castaway” (KJV), that is, “rejected” by God for salvation. Hence, Paul ‘kept his body in subjection’ in order to avoid losing his salvation.

Similarly Paul taught, if he himself preached “another gospel“, that is, a different gospel other than the one and only true gospel, he would be “anathema” (CONDEMNED) just for preaching that false plan of salvation (Gal. 1:8,9). Preachers, YOU get no spiritual “brownie points” just because you are a preacher, except you will be given a MORE STRICT JUDGMENT (James 3:1), and you have a chance for the “crown of glory,” if you qualify (1 Pet. 5:4). IF preachers don’t live HOLY, they too will be DAMNED to eternal torment! Remember, the Apostle Judas Iscariot was a preacher, and he ended up going to HELL (Mk. 14:21; Jn. 17:12).

Remember the following truth about backsliding; Peter was an APOSTLE (one of the elite “TWELVE”) – a preacher – yet he returned to salvation after he lost his salvation by disowning Jesus three times, he returned to salvation (Mt. 26:34 cf. Mt. 10:33; Lk. 22:32b). ALL backsliders can return to salvation, unless they commit eternal sin (Mark 3:22-30 cf. Heb. 6:4-6), commit suicide (1 John 3:15b; Rev. 21:8) or take the mark of the beast (Rev. 14:9-12), which is not out yet.

Finally, in Calvinism, a “reprobate” is, according to their FLAWED theology, simply a non-elect person – one doomed to be thrown into eternal fire with no free will and no chance of ever being saved! Such a repulsive concept smears Almighty God as an unloving, spiritually diabolical maniac, who has created some people only to be ETERNALLY TORTURED IN FIRE FOREVER!

The true God does not want any to perish (2 Pet. 3:9); commands all to repent (Acts 17:30); draws all to Jesus (Jn. 12:32); and wants all to come to the knowledge of salvation (1 Tim. 2:4); etc. God has given us free will, and he wants us to voluntarily choose to love him (obey him). He does not force us to love him.

All five points of Calvinism are DOCTRINES OF DEMONS, with the last point being the most dangerous of all. To read scripture refuting the HERESY OF ETERNAL SECURITY see https://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/eternal-security.htm

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A Possible Scenario 2,000 Years Ago

Little boy said to his mother:

“Mommy, I saw several men walking along DRESSED IN RAGS. The leader was all scarred up on his body, and even his face was scarred. I even heard him say he had been in chains in prison. mother and sonHe was also deeply weeping and praying to God, as they walked along. I think they are all here to tell others about someone named Jesus, who they reverently called their Lord, instead of Caesar. People around were screaming at him, and it seemed like a riot was beginning. They want him to leave the region. Do you know who that leader and ex prisoner was, Mommy?”

The mother told  her son the following:

“It sound like it was the Apostle Paul and his godly co-laborers, son (1 Thess. 2:10). For our own sake, we better go and hear what they have to say.”

Scriptural Backing

To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, WE ARE IN RAGS, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. (1 Cor. 4:11)Apostle Paul

For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and WITH MANY TEARS, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you. (2 Cor. 2:4)

For, as I have often told you before and now say again EVEN WITH TEARS, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. (Phil. 3:18)

Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. THEY STONED PAUL AND DRAGGED HIM OUTSIDE THE CITY, THINKING HE WAS DEAD. (Acts 14:19)

I [Paul] have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea (2 Cor. 11:23-25).

At least 9 times Paul shed his blood serving the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus and that was EARLY in his ministry.

Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and RIOTS; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. (2 Cor. 6:4-10)

Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the MARKS of Jesus (Gal. 6:17).

The Greek word for “marks” in Gal. 6:17 can be translated SCARS and fits Paul’s many beatings and being stoned. The stoning at Lystra certainly left Paul with FACIAL SCARS.

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Did Jesus Condemn Homosexuality?

What did Jesus teach about homosexuality? Was the PRECIOUS Savior silent about same sex relations? In our day of rampant open parading homosexuality and gay marriages, some have endeavored to reject the whole Bible, except the four Gospels. Why? Because they think the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels do not oppose homosexuality. Is such a notion true or false?

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Recently, I had an encounter at a grocery store where an aggressive female advocate of that position confronted me, probably because of my bright colored gospel hoodie and vehemently argued that:

  • (1) Jesus never opposed homosexuality;
  • (2) Paul only did so due to the patriarchal nature of society of biblical times and
  • (3) Those times are no longer relevant for us today.

I had never heard such an unusual argument before – and from such a passionate and determined woman; in fact, she got very loud and belligerent (borderline screaming) when I opposed her statements with scripture.

Although I didn’t quote the following passage verbatim nor did I open a Bible to have her read the scripture for herself, I nonetheless managed to refuted her with the essence of the biblical message. I firmly believe it was the Spirit of God that brought this passage to mind – a passage I had never even connected with homosexuality before that point. When I returned home, I verified the passage:homosexual

He (PRECIOUS Jesus) went on: “What comes out of a man is what makes him ‘unclean.’ For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, SEXUAL IMMORALITY, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man ‘unclean.'” (Mark 7:20-23)

The Greek term translated “sexual immorality” in that translation is porneia and is also found here referring to homosexuality:

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips (Rom. 1:29).

Again, the context of Romans 1:29 is homosexuality and lesbianism as proved by the immediate context:

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion (Rom. 1:26,27).

Accordingly, the aforementioned completely demolishes the primary argument advanced by the irate, pro-homosexual woman from the grocery store. She was clearly wrong, as Jesus did indeed condemn homosexuality (as well as all other forms of sexual sin); it is also noteworthy that the Lord Jesus placed all forms of sexual immorality alongside murder and theft in his listing of damnable sins.

Paul Magnified Jesus’ Teaching and Opposed Homosexuality

Furthermore, not only did Jesus condemn all form of sexual sin, including homosexuality, the Apostle Paul confirmed and amplified Jesus’ teachings:

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God (Col. 3:16).

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Throughout the entirety of both the Old and New Testaments alike, homosexuality is vehemently condemned as an abomination and wickedness (Gen. 19:5 cf. Jude 7; Lev. 18:22-24; 20:13; Deut. 23:17; Judges 19:22,23; 1 Cor. 6:9,10; 1 Tim. 1:9,10) that must be repented of if one wishes to escape the lake of fire and inherit God’s kingdom. That is not homophobic, but God’s eternal truth:

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:9-11, NASB)

The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Mat. 13:41,42).

Again, there is forgiveness in the Lord Jesus Christ for all those types who repent to obediently and unashamedly follow the Lord Jesus in this sinful world until the very end of their lives:

…Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I [Jesus] 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).

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord (Acts 3:19).

All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name (Acts 10:43).

I [Jesus] tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death (John 8:51).

Dear sinner, God can forgive you and set you free from your sin addictions (Jn. 8:34-36; Rom. 6:22; etc.) and give you peaceful rest for your soul (Mt. 11:28,29; Rom. 8:6b; etc.) through a submissive faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Lk. 9;23; Eph. 5:24a; John 2:3,4; etc.). In fact, the Lord Jesus is the only way to get forgiven and enter God’s PARADISE kingdom (Jn. 14:6; 10:7-9; Acts 4;12; 1 Tim. 2:5; 1 Jn. 5:12). Don’t follow the crowd to the lake of fire, follow the Lord Jesus till the end for salvation’s sake (Mt. 10:22; 7:13,14 cf. 7:21; Rev. 21:8).

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The Dangerous Divine Mercy Image of Saint Faustina Kowalska

Faustina Kowalska was a Polish Roman Catholic nun (1905-1938), who has since been canonized to sainthood. She claimed to have had visions of Jesus Christ, which have subsequently led to the famous Roman Catholic Divine Mercy image.

The Catholic belief is: on February 22, 1931, the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to Faustina Kowalska with a message of mercy for all mankind. Saint Faustina recorded in her diary the following about the Divine Mercy image, as she believed was given by the Lord Jesus himself:

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Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus I trust in You. I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and throughout the world. (Diary 47)

I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish. I also promise victory over its enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I myself will defend it as My own glory. (Diary 48)

That has a double message to note:

  • veneration
  • salvation

Because Christians are commanded to test everything and everyone (1 Thess. 5:21; 1 Jn. 4:1), we must, therefore, look to the scriptures for answers. We must not be gullible but instead cautiously examine the evidence. Never forget: it is the Bible that is the written word of God and the basis of all Christian doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16,17). Here is the evidence:

First, we must recognize the term “venerate” as a synonym for worship. Accordingly, the Divine Mercy message is saying to worship Jesus through that image. Could this Divine Mercy message parallel God’s truth – the truth that is written in the Bible or does such a message constitute a serious and deadly violation of Holy Writ?

“You saw no form of any kind the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air, or like any creature that moves along the ground or any fish in the waters below”. (Deut. 4:15-18)

“…true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth”. (John 4:23,24)

It is absolutely foreign to God’s word for his worshipers to use an image to worship him. That abominable practice is essentially how the Israelites tried to worship God through Aaron’s golden calf (Ex. 32:4,5), thereby committing idolatry and becoming corrupted (Ex. 32:7).

Furthermore, there is absolutely no hint of any usage of any kind of image mentioned among the Christians throughout the whole New Testament. They were able to worship God without any image of any type, just as we are today. Friend, to attempt to worship (or venerate) Jesus through an image is idolatry and must be avoided for all idolaters will go to the lake of fire, unless they turn away from such and are forgiven.

Secondly, the salvation message of the Divine Mercy image is itself untrue as well as idolatrous; it states, “I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish”. If that message were true, then we would not only have an alternative plan of salvation (way to not perish) since the 1930’s – but even more striking – Jesus would be contradicting scripture and promoting the damnable sin of idolatry, all of which is impossible for Jesus to do. The Divine Mercy message is surely not what the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus taught 2,000 years ago about not perishing.

The Real Teaching of the Lord Jesus about Not Perishing

I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish (Luke 13:3).

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son (John 3:18).

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).

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25,26)

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Mt. 11:28-30).

The true salvation that God wants us to know about is not associated with any image, object or the like. In reality, to enter God’s kingdom, it takes a heart-felt, submissive and trusting faith in the King of kings, the Lord Jesus Christ – one which will unashamedly follow him. Such a submissive faith in the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus Christ includes repentance (which means to turn from your evil ways), serving God, and putting into practice God’s word (Acts 20:21; 26:20; 1 Thess. 1:9b; Lk. 8:21; 9:23; 11:28; 1 John 2:3,4; etc.). In clear contrast, the Divine Mercy image leads people to “venerate” an image in order to not perish. Shocking!

A Vital Word of Caution for All

Our age is a world of religious deception, with the deceitful devil prowling around trying to mislead even sincere people (1 Pet. 5:8). When we learn that the devil can produce visions (2 Cor. 11:14), all of a sudden we get a clear picture of what has happened with this Divine Mercy image and its message. It was not the Lord Jesus who appeared to Faustina Kowalska, but it was our common enemy the devil who came to her to deceive sincere people, if possible. Sadly, his plan has worked all too well.

Without question, the Lord Jesus Christ is merciful, but we must meet his conditions in order to receive the mercy needed for salvation. The repentant thief, Zacchaeus and others did meet the conditions and, therefore, did receive Christ’s mercy (Lk. 23:42,43; 19:5-10; etc.); however, many still are not doing what the Lord Jesus told them to do and are, therefore, in dire need of his true mercy so that they will not perish.

In 2000 Faustina Kowalska was canonized by Pope John Paul II and, of course, this canonization has, in turn, helped to spread idolatry as well as a false gospel (plan of salvation) through the Divine Mercy image.

One critical question: dear reader, what are you going to believe now? The evidence shows that the biblical message discredits the Divine Mercy image, and it further reveals the Catholic Magisterium is not a reliable source for spiritual leadership. Again, the Magisterium is not trustworthy. Go by the Bible alone for all of your teachings and beliefs as instructed (2 Tim. 3:16,17), and you will be safe from deceptive messages such as with the Divine Mercy image. On the other hand, if you deviate from the Bible and wander off into some tradition, popular belief, or creed, etc., you will be jeopardizing your eternal soul in so doing. Don’t take a chance.

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The Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God Holy Day Of Obligation Is Idolatrous

“As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, ‘Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.’ He [Jesus] replied, ‘Blessed RATHER are those who hear the word of God and obey it’ ” (Luke 11:27,28).

The New Testament Christians knew nothing about any holy day of obligation – especially one honoring Mary as the “Mother of God”. Be assured, the Lord’s disciples never specially honored or exalted Mary in scripture, even in the Upper Room (Acts 1). Never is Mary mentioned in any salvation sermon scattered throughout the book of Acts. Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God Holy Day Of Obligation Such is the eternal record God has provided for mankind to know and draw from. Scripture alone is final spiritual authority and is to be the only source of Christian teachings (2 Tim. 3:16,17).

For Catholics to believe Mary is the Mother of God is also logically impossible since God is eternal and could have no mother. If Mary really was the Mother of God, then Mary preexisted before God, which is impossible. The real Mary of the bible was a mere creature, chosen and blessed to bear the Messiah, but that is where it ends. Mary’s special importance ceased. That is crystal clear, as the Lord Jesus himself openly corrected a Catholic-like woman, who tried to exalt Mary because she bore Jesus and nursed him as shown in Lk. 11:27,27.

The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God holy day of obligation on January 1 is one of the three of six ‘holy days of obligation’ honoring Mary in the Roman Catholic Church in the USA. So how serious is it to miss a Catholic holy day of obligation with its participation in the Eucharist?

“…Those who deliberately fail in this obligation commit a grave sin” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2181).

That means a “mortal” sin is committed and the seriousness of that is shown here:

“Mortal sin is a radical possibility of human freedom, as is love itself. It results in the loss of charity and the privation of sanctifying grace, that is, of the state of grace. If it is not redeemed by repentance and God’s forgiveness, it causes exclusion from Christ’s kingdom and the eternal death of hell.” (CCC, 1861)

The conclusion to that is: Mary is to be honored by Catholics on holy days of obligation or deliberate offenders commit mortal sin, which will send them to hell unless repented of. Dear Catholics, please know that is a violent and idolatrous contradiction to God’s word.

In heaven there are 25 thrones – God’s and 24 other thrones occupied by the 24 elders (Rev. 4:4), which are all male, thereby excluding Mary from having any of those 25 thrones. Furthermore, there are 24 names on New Jerusalem: 12 on the foundations with the names of the twelve apostles (Rev. 21:14) and 12 on the gates with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel (Rev. 21:12). Again, a mention of Mary is excluded. Over and over, Mary is shown to have no preeminence or exaltation in Paradise. Mary was not the greatest born of woman (Mt. 11:11), nor was she uniquely full of grace (Acts 6:8). She is not even specifically mentioned in heaven and there is no Queen of Heaven. Sincere Catholics have been taught a mythical non-existent Mary, not the real Mary of the bible. To deify Mary as Catholicism has done is to commit idolatry – a soul-damning sin (Rev. 21:8). That is the real sin that needs to be repented of.

True salvation is obtained by a trusting and submitting faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn. 3:16-18; Acts 10:43; Gal. 3:26; etc.), one which unashamedly follows and obeys Jesus here and now (Heb. 5:9; 1 Jn. 2:3,4; 3:7,8; etc.). That includes repentance (2 Pet. 3:9; 2 Cor. 7:10; etc.). Catholics need to know a saving faith in Jesus excludes Mary, as being the object of their faith too. We are also to go to Jesus directly for salvation (Mt. 11:28-30; Jn. 5:40; 6:35; 7:37,38; etc.). The Christian’s devotion is focused on the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 7:34,35; 2 Cor. 11:3,4) and never on Mary too. It was the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus, who alone paid for our redemption (1 Pet. 1:18,19; 2:24; Rev. 5:9,10; etc.). Mary is not co-redemptrix, nor do we go to her to get to Jesus or trust in her in the slightest way for anything, especially our salvation, according to the Lord Jesus Christ and his apostles. If the most sincere Catholic departs from scripture for his beliefs, he will surely be lethally deceived. To draw only from God’s written word is be 100% safe in your beliefs and practices (2 Tim. 3:16,17). Take these truths to heart and pass them on to others you care about.

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Catholic Infant Baptism Vs Scripture

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

“...Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: ‘Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.’ ” (CCC 1213).

catholic infant baptism“The practice of infant Baptism is an immemorial tradition of the Church. There is explicit testimony to this practice from the second century on, and it is quite possible that, from the beginning of the apostolic preaching, when whole “households” received baptism, infants may also have been baptized.” (CCC 1252)

By Baptism all sins are forgiven, the original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin.” (CCC 1263)

The Catholic Church has made water baptism a salvation issue, thereby elevating it to the pinnacle of importance, even including infants as participants. Throughout the New Testament, Christians have baptized by immersion only those who have a submissive faith in the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus Christ and who have put to death their sinful nature. These Christian (New Testament) prerequisites for baptism are in opposition to Roman Catholicism and its traditions of men.

There is not a single example of an infant being baptized anywhere in scripture. The Catholic Church has departed from God’s word for its teaching, thereby violating scripture with that too (2 Tim. 3:16,17). Such a departure from Holy Writ immediately disqualifies all infants from baptism, thereby indicting the Catholic magisterium as teaching salvation error, but there are other doctrinal problems as well.

The Roman Catholic Church believes “household” baptism, as found in scripture, ‘may’ include infants. Such Catholic conjecture does not meet the burden of proof and does not constitute evidence of infant baptism. On the contrary, scriptural evidence shows that “household” includes people old enough to be believer’s in Jesus Christ, excluding all infants:

Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and all his household believed (John 4:53).

Crispus, the synagogue ruler, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized (Acts 18:8).

These examples are consistent with the Lord’s standard criteria: first become a disciple and then be baptized (Mt. 28:18-20). Therefore, it is impossible for any infant to qualify for Christian baptism.

Again, to teach one is ‘reborn’ or ‘regenerated’ at baptism is salvation falsehood of the gravest kind. A prime biblical example disproving baptismal regeneration is Cornelius and his “household” (Acts 11:14). When they heard Peter speak out, “All the prophets testify about him [the Lord Jesus Christ] that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name” (Acts 10:43), they believed, were forgiven and filled with the Holy Spirit instantly. Since God would never fill a child of the devil with his Holy Spirit, then we know they were forgiven and saved, which occurred before and without their water baptism (Acts 10:43-48).

The repentant thief, who qualified for Paradise, is another clear example of someone being forgiven without water baptism (Lk. 23:42,43). That same repentant thief through his faith in the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus met the John 3:5 “born of water and the Spirit” requirement to enter God’s kingdom, and without water baptism.

Paul spiritually begat all at Corinth through his gospel preaching (1 Cor. 4:15), but he did not baptize all at Corinth (1 Cor. 1:14-16). That would have been impossible if baptism were a requirement for salvation. 1 Cor. 1:17 shows Paul was “sent” to preach the gospel, but not to baptize. By that he told his listeners that forgiveness of sins comes through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 26:17,18; 16:31; etc.). These bible truths do not, however, negate the believer’s baptism. Christian baptism is to be done very soon after salvation for the pledge of a clear conscience toward God (1 Pet. 3:21).

Because of the RCC “paedobaptism” (infant or pediatric baptism) error, Catholicism has its dearest people thinking they were ‘born again’, without faith in Jesus, at infant baptism. This Catholic practice is completely foreign to God’s written word, yet all who believe scripture are anathemized by the Catholic Council of Trent (Session Seven).

Never forget that, in order to be completely 100% safe from all religious deception, you must rely solely on God’s written word as it is the only true source of all Christian teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. The man of God is thoroughly furnished or fully equipped with scripture alone (2 Tim. 3:16,17). To depart to any other source, which contradicts God’s word, will surely lead to error. Such departure from Holy Writ, on the part of Catholic tradition, has resulted in serious, deadly error as it clashes with the Word of God and, therefore, it cannot be God’s life-giving truth.

True biblical salvation occurs at the point of a trusting and submitting faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which includes turning away from all idols (1 Thess. 1:9b; Acts 20:21; 26:20; etc.). Our personal need for the Lord Jesus is universal and could not be more urgent and dire: “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God” (1 Cor. 6:9-11, NASB).

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The Martyr Stephen and His Example

Stephen is a powerful example of what a real, zealous and overcoming Christian is. His faith was firmly built upon scripture, which is apparent as he cited God’s written word ten times as he summarized the Old Testament directing his audience to focus on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 7:2-53). Stephen scathingly corrected and rebuked the same religious leaders who opposed and condemned the Lord Jesus to crucifixion.stephen the martyr
Stephen boldly told them to their face that they betrayed and murdered the Righteous One, which infuriated and incited their wicked hearts to murder him with a false charge of blasphemy.

Because Scripture declares that Stephen was also full of grace (Acts 6:8), the Roman Catholics have a serious problem with their doctrine. We can infer that the Catholic teaching of a sinless Mary originates from their belief that Mary was full of grace. Hence, if being “full of grace” implies that one is sinless, then Stephen was sinless too. Such a conclusion, however, is not true for scripture states “all have sinned” (Rom. 3:23), which includes the martyr Stephen as well as Mary, who acknowledged her savior was God (Lk. 1:47). In truth, the PRECIOUS Lord Jesus Christ was the only sinless one. (Heb. 4:15; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 3:18; etc.) Such can also be inferred by Stephen calling him the “Righteous One” (Acts 7:52). If Mary were sinless too (which she was not), then Jesus could not be the “righteous ONE” for there would be two.

Stephen based his teaching upon God’s word alone, which is exactly the way Paul directed Timothy to preach (2 Tim. 4:2) and how he himself reasoned (Acts 17:2 cf. 17:11). Why should Christians preach and reason from God’s written word alone? Because scripture is final spiritual authority and to be our standard of truth (2 Tim. 3:16,17). All Christian teachings are to be based upon scripture alone in order to be valid, excluding any and all other sources which conflict with it, even if labeled “sacred tradition”.

At the “hour of his death,” Stephen prayed to Jesus (Acts 7:59). That point is crucial for multitudes of sincere Catholics who have wrongly been taught that they should call on Mary at the “hour of their death,” unlike the Christian way exemplified by the martyr Stephen. The truth is Mary is not a mediatrix between us and God. Jesus alone is the one and only mediator (1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 8:6; 9:15; 12:24; etc.) and our advocate (1 John 2:1).

Stephen was also a glowing example of fearlessness in the face of ominous death. His mind was locked on God and eternal truth and he did not love his life so much as to shrink from death. As he was being bludgeoned to death with large rocks, he followed the example of his Lord and prayed that God would forgive his killers (Acts 7:60 cf. Lk.23:34). The only time scripture mentions Jesus standing at the right hand of the Father was at the end of Stephen’s life (Acts 7:55), perhaps indicating how pleased he was with him.

If Catholics carefully read the New Testament and go by God’s written word alone for their beliefs and practices, they will surely be 100% safe. The Christian life begins with a humble heart-felt repentance before God and a commitment of faith to the Lord Jesus Christ to follow him as we put God’s word into practice (2 Cor. 7:10; Acts 20:21; Lk. 8:21; Gal. 3:26; 6:8,9; etc.). False teaching can interfere with and distort what saving gospel is as well as the genuine Christian life to the place of producing lethal consequences (2 Tim. 2:18; Rev. 2:20; Titus 1:9-11 cf. Titus 2:1).

Please know the sacraments, Mary and being a Catholic have never saved anyone and never will. Jesus is the one and only Savior and the way to the Father (Acts 4:11,12; Jn. 14:6; etc.), who doesn’t share his glory with another (Isa. 42:8) and to whom every knee, including Mary’s, will bow and confess as Lord (Phil. 2:10,11). Jesus taught:

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Mt. 11:28-30).

Catholic friend, will you try to forget these truths or will you wisely change for your soul’s sake?

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Four Common Errors among Conditional Salvation Proponents

In our day of rampant destructive false teachings, among the top of the list in bible-believing circles is the demonic teaching of eternal security also called Once saved always saved.which gospel wrong gospel false gospel

It is vitally important that Christians vigorously contend against the many dangerous grace changers who have slithered their way into spiritual leadership. If you have been battling for the real gospel with its conditional security for the believer in Christ (1 Cor. 15:2; Col. 1:23), please keep it up, but avoid the following errors.

Again, several grievous errors have crept into our own camp who correctly know that we must endure to the end for salvation (Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; Rev. 2:10,11; Rom. 11:20-22; Gal. 6:8,9) and that a righteous person can indeed die spiritually (Ezek. 33:18; Rom. 6:16; 8:12,13; James 1:14-16; 5:19,20; etc.). For your own sake and for the sake of others, be aware of the following errors and adjust your beliefs if need be:

(Error 1) If Salvation Becomes Lost Then The Backslider Can Never Return to Salvation Again

That errant view is also called sometimes “twice lost always lost” and is another demonic teaching. Sadly, far too many backsliders have been needlessly tortured in their mind thinking God will never forgive them and take them back even with heart-felt repentance. Hence, such backsliders are in deep despair wrongly thinking they are irreconcilably doomed to be thrown into the lake of fire in the end! Oh, how the devil (the father of lies) loves to torture people with that.

The primary passage misunderstood for that is Hebrews 6:4-6, which only refers to those who committed eternal sin and couldn’t be renewed again through repentance. In other words, all other sins can be forgiven upon repentance (Mark 3:28,29), including sexual sins, drunkenness, witchcraft, idolatry, lying, theft, murder, etc. (1 Cor. 6:11).

When one focuses upon King David’s sins, it becomes apparent that those who embrace “once lost always lost” are teaching a license to sin! How? Because they believe David is in heaven now and therefore must say King David retained his salvation even when in adultery and murder and before he repented. In other words, they are really saying there are Christian adulterers, Christian murderers, Christian drunks, Christian thieves, Christian liars, etc. That is essentially the same license to sin that the eternal security teachers spread to the devil’s delight.

(Error 2) To Lose Salvation, One Must Practice Sin

In other words, that is the belief that one sin (or occasional sin) will not cause spiritual death. That too is a license to sin which has crept in among us who reject the poison of eternal security. Such advocates believe it takes a practice, lifestyle or habitual sin in order to lose salvation. Hence, such people think occasional acts of adultery, drunkenness, theft, homosexuality, murder, etc. will not cause loss of salvation! Imagine that! That is refuted by scripture which shows it only takes one act of adultery to be a bible-defined adulterer (Lev. 20:10), one act of murder to be a bible-defined murderer (Num. 35:16-18), one act of theft to be a bible-defined thief (Ex. 22:7,8), etc. That fact connected with the following passage is the deathblow to the “one must practice sin to become lost”.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God ( 1Cor. 6:9-11, NASB).

Clearly, Christian grace teaching states people in such sin, also identified as unrighteous, will not inherit God’s kingdom – meaning that they are lost at that point.

Furthermore, disowning the Lord Jesus will cause Jesus to disown you (Mt. 10:33; 2 Tim. 2:12b), the very thing that Peter did three times (Mt. 26:69-75). [Peter afterwards repented and returned to salvation – Lk. 22:32b.] Moreover, all who take the mark of the beast, because of that single act of disobedience, will be eternally lost forever (Rev. 14:9-12).

Believing certain false doctrines and or preaching a false gospel will also condemn one (Gal. 1:8,9 cf. 1 Cor. 15:2; 2 Pet. 2:1; 2 Tim. 2:18; 1 John 2:24-26), which can happen to people who were previously saved (Gal. 5:2-4; 1 Tim. 1:5,6; 2 Tim. 2:18). Sinning therefore isn’t the only way to lose your salvation. One can fall away quickly (Mark 4:17).

(Error 3) We Are Saved by Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ PLUS Our Own Good Works

The basis of this error comes from a lack of understanding about saving faith in Jesus Christ. Scripture shows that a saving and living faith in the Lord Jesus Christ follows him and obeys God, that is, it has good works attached to it. On the other hand, if someone has a dead faith (also called the faith of demons) in Jesus, good works might be lacking (James 2:14-20). However, the islanders on Malta were very kind to Paul when he was shipwrecked (Acts 28:2) and Cornelius was devout, God-fearing, a generous giver to the poor and prayed to God regularly even though both examples were lost! Some evil doers confess Jesus as “Lord,” prophesy in Jesus’ name, drive out demons and perform miracles (Mt. 7:21-23). Even demons can confess Jesus as the son of God (Mk. 3:11,12), the holy one of God (Lk. 4:33,34) and the son of the Most High God (Lk. 8:28).

Jesus must be the focus of our OBEDIENT faith for salvation. That is what it means to “believe” on Jesus for salvation (Jn. 3:16-18; Acts 16:30,31; etc.) – we trust Jesus with our faith to the point of following and obeying him (Jn. 3:36; etc.). Those truths must all be considered when examining James 2:24 and the following passages:

To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life (Rom. 2:7).

The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Gal. 6:8,9).

We must persist and continue to the end with our obedient faith in Jesus to reap eternal life. Remember also this comparison: in Jn. 3:18, the Lord only mentioned faith in Jesus or unbelief as the basis of salvation or not, but in Jn. 5:29 the Lord only mentioned doing good or evil as the basis of the type of resurrection awaiting one:

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son (John 3:18).

Those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned (John 5:29).

Jn. 3:18 and Jn. 5:29 supplement each other and again show that a saving faith in Jesus does good works.

Folks, please understand if your submissive faith in the Lord Jesus and his blood can’t cleanse and save you, forget it! Your puny good works, regardless how great and abundant, will not save you or add to what Jesus has already done. A saving and living faith in the Lord Jesus obeys God, producing holy living. We must continue with that type of submissive faith in Jesus in order to reap eternal life.

(Error 4) No One Is Saved Now

To believe no one is saved now (but only on probation) is demolished by the various scriptures, which show a Christian has (present tense) salvation now – this side of the grave. When one becomes ‘born again’ by turning to God in repentance and having faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, he instantly has, at that point, eternal life and becomes a child of God:

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life (1 John 5:12,13).

I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life (John 6:47).

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is (1 John 3:1,2).

Remember also the repentant thief (Lk. 23:42,43), Cornelius (Acts 10:43-48), Zacchaeus (Lk. 19:9), the unnamed sinful woman (Lk. 7:50) and others who were all saved instantly as shown by being qualified for Paradise, being filled with the Holy Spirit, declared saved, etc. A primary scripture stumbling some about this truth, besides Gal. 6:8,9, is:

All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved (Mt. 10:22).

The words “will be saved” in that verse refer to final salvation, that is, an actual entrance into God’s Paradise kingdom after death, also referred to in Lk. 13:23,24. The truth is: Christians have salvation now, but must endure the persecutions of living godly to the very end for final salvation (Mt. 10:22 cf. 2 Tim. 3:12), that is, to actually enter God’s paradise kingdom. We must die with a PURE HEART to see God (Mt. 5:8; Rev. 21:27 cf. 1 Tim. 5:22).

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 who 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).

Without question the heresy of eternal security is a demonic teaching and has no connection with saving grace, the gospel or the infinite work of Christ. A true Christian after initial salvation and being set free from his sin addictions (Rom. 6:22; Jn. 8:34-36; etc.) must continue in the faith (Rom. 11:21,22) and physically die with a pure heart to enter Paradise, which doesn’t always happen. Sadly, some have turned away from God and die lost! You are battling for E-T-E-R-N-I-T-Y. KEEP FIGHTING – the devil surely is!

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The Most Dangerous Man Loose in Society

Who is the most dangerous person freely walking about in society – the one who can cause many the greatest harm? Usually people think, it’s the:

  • terrorist
  • drunk driver
  • drug dealer
  • a cop turned criminal
  • serial killer
  • serial rapist
  • people who control nuclear weapons
  • people on the FBI’s ten most wanted list
  • quack medical doctor
  • a killer nurse
  • etc.

In our day, the list can be very long and extensive, but the most dangerous person freely walking about in society is none of them! In fact, the most dangerous man in society is much more dangerous than all of them put together, yet very much unrecognized and sometimes lavishly treated by the same ones who have been victimized!

The Spiritual False Teacher

The most dangerous person in society is the false religious teacher whose harm to his victims will stretch into eternity. eternal life Anyone who opposes the eternal life-giving truths of God’s written word (the bible) is dangerous, but if that type of person is in a position of “Christian” leadership he is surely of the absolute most dangerous type alive. The Lord Jesus described such people as ferocious wolves in sheep’s clothing:

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves (Mat 7:15).

That same type of spiritual danger is referred to by Paul and John:

By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain (1 Cor 15:2).

Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have wandered from the faith. Grace be with you (1 Tim 6:20,21).

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).

See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us–even eternal life. I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray (1 John 2:24-26).

The only true faith is the tried and proven Christian faith, that is, solidly bible based. Any opposing doctrine to God’s written word is the devil’s lie and doctrines of demons designed to destroy souls. In other words, the most dangerous people in the world can look holy and harmless, even like innocent sheep (Christians), but are very far from it as they oppose biblical truth.

Globally, the most dangerous people include the:

A ferocious wolf in the disguise of a Christian guide and leader is the most dangerous predator type to the sheep. eternal lifeDon’t be misled by their self-exalting title of apostle, prophet, etc. Too often, he will aggressively seek out Christians to prey upon, that is, to spiritually devour.

Furthermore, the most dangerous man loose in society will somehow distort how to enter God’s Paradise kingdom after death. In our day, filled with religious deceit and trickery, right in the midst of God’s children are the dangerous blind guides known as the eternal security teachers.

Similarly, there is a yet a different type of ferocious wolf in sheep’s clothing who rejects eternal security, while essentially teaches the same lethal way! He’s the person who teaches a license for sin, but does it in a concealed manner – trying to reach a wider audience with his counterfeit message. Be assured such people can cite scripture, even as fluently as the devil, but teach sins unto death are not spiritually lethal.

Sin Unto Death

The true understanding of sin unto death is any unforgiven sin that will exclude anyone, including a Christian, from God’s kingdom such as listed in 1 Cor. 6:9,10; Eph. 5:5-7; Rev. 14:9-12; 21:8; 22:19; Mt. 10:33; etc. Furthermore, to just preach a false gospel (false way to be saved) will damn the preacher (Gal. 1:8,9 cf. 1 Cor. 15:2; 2 Pet. 2:1).

Spiritual death for the righteous who turn to sin is taught from Gen. 2:17 through Rev. 22:19 and those warnings begin and end with that possibility of that happening over one sin. That is not to say that one sin can always do that, because it can’t.

Three Dangerous Types Who Reject Eternal Security

In Christian circles some of the most dangerous people loose in society, who correctly reject eternal security come in three types:

  • deny that one sin, such as disowning Jesus, can possibly result in spiritual death
  • deny a backslider can return to salvation
  • teach salvation comes from faith in Jesus and our good works.

Scriptural truth is:

The ferocious wolves in sheep’s clothing who teach one must practice sin to lose salvation and occasional sins are salvation-safe, will never tell you when you cross over from occasional to practice sin! Like the others, their poison is sweet, but also deadly. Be alert! There are:

  • NO Christian adulterers
  • NO Christian drunks
  • NO Christian thieves
  • NO Christian idolaters
  • NO Christian slanderers
  • NO Christian murderers
  • etc.

Now you know who the most dangerous people walking about freely in our society. They are the ones who hurt another’s soul. They are teaching contrary to the bible about how to be initially forgiven or how to get into God’s paradise kingdom to be with God after death. It will be to your great spiritual advantage to avoid them (Rom. 16:17,18) and to warn others, which will not always be well received.

Be assured you can yet go to hell, even if you are currently saved by the Lord Jesus Christ. You must endure to the end to be saved (Mt. 10:22; Heb. 3:14; Rev. 2:10,11; Gal. 6:8,9). You must die with a pure heart to enter Paradise (Mt. 5:8; 1 Tim. 5:22; Rev. 21:27). You are battling for ETERNITY. FIGHT HARD AND BE FAITHFUL TO GOD.

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The Real Jesus of the Bible

Revelation chapters 2 and 3 are very important as to the revealing of what the real Lord Jesus is like and what he considers and wants from the Christians. He’s the judge of the living and the dead (2 Tim. 4:1) and the same Jesus revealed in these scriptures will judge us. It is wise now to take the following truths to heart and repent, adjust, etc., if need be. Remember: the timing of Jesus’ message to the seven churches in Asia is after the cross and during our present day of grace to the churches.

Jesus Focused On:

(1) Our first love being God, as in the days of being a new convert.new convert example That type of love is to be maintained (Rev. 2:4), which is also the first and greatest commandment (Mt. 22:37,38). The new convert is the example of what kind of love for God Jesus wants from us, even long after we have been saved.

Usually the new convert is demoted and down graded with lacking of knowledge and wisdom, but here Jesus exalts the new converts to the example and way we are to love God. All Christians experience the same wonderful joy and exuberance in the Lord after being cleansed of their defilements and become God’s temple. That genuine heart-felt love for God can be forsaken, but also regained again and is vital.

Even though the Ephesians in Rev. 2 had all their commendable godly virtues (2:2,3) that fact did not cancel out that they had forsaken their first love. They had to repent of that sin in order to prevent Jesus from removing their lampstand. That ultimatum was spoken to those sealed by the Spirit and saved by grace – the same church group the book of Ephesians was written to.

[Catholics note: Mary is not mentioned and isn’t there to assist or mediate for the saints or to restrain Jesus!]
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(2) There being no false teachings in the congregation (2:14,15; 2:20). They had to repent of allowing it.

(3) The spiritually sleeping and weak to wake up, strengthen and obey (3:2,3). They too were told to repent of their current spiritual situation.

(4) Not being afraid of what they were about to suffer with persecution and to be faithful to the point of death to avoid being hurt by the lake of fire (2:10,11). That was spoken to a spiritually rich congregation! Jesus also mentioned enduring patiently (3:10); persevering and enduring hardships for his name; not growing weary (2:3); remaining true to Jesus’ name and not renounce their faith in Jesus (2:13).

(5) Being boiling hot with Christian zeal (3:15-19). They had to repent of lukewarmness or get spued out of the body of Christ, that is, lose their salvation.

Godly Intolerance

Jesus commends intolerance towards the wicked (Rev. 2:2; 2:6) and condemns tolerance to false teachers (Rev. 2:20)! What a shock to the liberals and the ecumenical crowds.

Commends Testing And Not Being Gullible

…you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. (Rev 2:2)

Folks, don’t just accept titles and authority people speak of themselves or others. Jezebel called herself a prophetess (Rev. 2:20)! TEST with the scriptures. BE CAREFUL. We are living in days of GREAT DECEPTION and imposters (2 Tim. 3:13). See also 1 John 4:1.

Our Works

Over and over again Jesus told the church groups I know your deeds (works). Here is one example:

I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first (Rev 2:19).

Our works or deeds are magnified, not the opposite! Jesus describes himself as:

I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds (Rev 2:23).

Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done (Rev 22:12).

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad (2 Cor 5:10).

God will give to each person according to what he has done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism (Rom 2:6-11).

The church crowds have been horribly betrayed by the established church leaders on TV, radio, internet and in books, tracts and magazines. It’s time to DRAIN THE FLOODED CHURCH SWAMP!

To the Faithful

Of the 7 churches in Asia only 2 (Smyrna and Philadelphia) were not told to repent.lukewarmness To those faithful Christians Jesus said:

  • You are going to suffer. Be faithful to the point of death to avoid the second death (lake of fire) and get the crown of life (Rev. 2:10,11).
  • Endure patiently… hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. (Rev. 3:10,11)

To those at Thyatira who were not deceived by Jezebel, they heard:

  • Hold on to what you have (Rev. 2:25).

That is the real Jesus, who died for us. Remember these truths and you’ll better understand the heart of the precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and what God wants from you now.

BTW, none of the church groups heard Well done good and faithful servant at that point because their test was still ongoing. So, if you are walking in accord with God’s will, endure hardships patiently to the end for your sake and for the sake of others.

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