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THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST

This is an article we first posted, on the first day that we began this blog’s journey, and we have reposted it again around Christmas time, every year. So here it is again:
Once when Jesus was traveling with His disciples He asked them ‘Who do people say that I am?’ Wherever Jesus went, large crowds of people followed Him and they witnessed the miracles He performed and they observed the words He spoke in His sermons. Many of the people probably wondered who Jesus was.  But then in Luke 9:18-20 Jesus asks Peter, His disciple, ‘Who do you say that I am?’ and Peter answers ‘God’s Messiah’! Peter spoke with lots of conviction, yet his faith had a long way to go, there would even come a point in his life later where he would deny that he even knew Jesus. Peter and the disciples would become men of faith after they saw the resurrected Christ and it was then they could profess that Jesus was truly the Son of God.

In every age since the first followers of Jesus made their profession of faith in him, men and women of faith have had to come to terms with who Jesus is and what he means for them.As we go into the Christmas season, celebrating the birth of the Messiah, take a little time to reflect on these passages that the Scriptures heralds about the deity of the Messiah. Who is Jesus Christ to you?

(The following list is excerpted from Tyndale’s Wilmington guide to the Bible pp.346-348, 616-618)

The Deity of Jesus Christ the Savior of the world-

  1. His deity was declared by angels

  • by Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-33)

  • by Gabriel to Joseph (Matthew 1:20-23)

  • by Gabriel (?) to some shepherds (Luke 2:8-11)

  • by Gabriel (?) to some women (Matthew 28:5-6)

2. His deity was declared by the Father

  • at his baptism (Matthew 3:16-17)

  • at his transfiguration (Matthew 17:5)

  • shortly before his passion (John 12:27-28)

3. His deity was declared by his mighty miracles (John 20:30,31: 21:25)

4. His deity was declared by his powerful sermons ((Luke 4:32; John 7:46)

5. His deity was declared by his accurate prophecies (Matthew 26:32)

6. His deity was declared by his sinless life

  • as attested by Pilate (John 19:4)

  • by Pilate’s wife (Matthew 27:19

  • by Judas (Matthew 27:4)

  • by the dying thief (Luke 23:41)

  • by the Roman centurion (Luke 23:47)

7. His deity was declared by demons

  • as he healed a maniac (Matthew 8:28-29)

  • as he healed a man in Capernaum (Luke 4:33-34)

  • as he healed many in Capernaum (Luke 4:41, Mark 3:11)

8. His deity was declared by those who worshipped him

  • the shepherds (Luke 2:15)

  • the wise men (Matthew 2:2,11)

  • a leper (Matthew 8:2)

  • a ruler (Matthew 9:18)

  • a Gentile mother (Matthew 15:25)

  • a Hebrew mother (Matthew 20:20)

  • a maniac (Mark 5:6)

  • a blind man (John 9:38)

  • an apostle (Thomas) (John 20:28)

  • all apostles (Matthew 14:38; 28:9)

9. His deity was declared by Satan (Matthew 4:3, 6)

10. His deity was declared by himself

  • He referred to himself as the Son of God (John 9:35; 10:36; 11:4)

  • He forgave sins (Mark 2:5, 10)

  • He is man’s judge (John 5:22, 27)

  • He is the author of life (John 5:24, 28, 29)

  • He is to be honored like the Father (John 5:23)

  • He alone can save (John 10:28; Luke 19:10; John 14:6

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The Missing Jewel of Christ’s Return

 

Christ the Missing Jewel

A CAREFUL AND prayerful study of the New Testament will lead us to see that Christ is central throughout its entirety. He is foreshadowed in the Old Testament and particularly through the main and minor prophets, the message is clear in pertaining to the Messiah to come; this was Israel’s hope. How the Anointed One was to be manifest was where many in Israel lost their way; many were looking for the physical restoration of the twelve tribes. Even the twelve disciples were anticipating Christ overthrowing tyranny by establishing a physical reign. For Him to die at the hands of a brutal regime was absolute madness and ran contrary to what they understood of the Scriptures. Only after when Christ opened their eyes (after His resurrection) and expounded the Scriptures, from Moses and all the Prophets, did they rightly perceive the kingdom of God.

Are we falling into the same error as Israel in foretelling and reading the signs of how and where Christ will appear? The Biblical Christ is seldom proclaimed in our westernised cultures and yet so many believers get so hung-up over eschatology (Doctrine of the Last Things). How are we to be balanced in regards to prophecy, pertaining to the future and of Christ’s Second Coming, when we fail to perceive Who He really is? If we are not enlightened (by the Holy Spirit) to Who the Son of God is, how will we ever rightly prepare for His Second Coming?

Studying eschatology is important and we are misguided to shelve (disregard) any portion of Scripture through fear of confusion and controversy. It is, however, understandable to some extent as to why some avoid this subject (in so far as discussing it) for this very reason, but that doesn’t justify ignorance in these matters; we are to grow up into Christ in all things.

The other aspect is to be obsessed with prophecy on end-time interpretations to the point where we are only concerned with the phenomena of things coming to fruition. Satan will drive us to fanaticism and have us expend all our energies on end time doctrine – or any other doctrine – so long as Christ is not central. It is the subtlety that is the deception where one is driven to excess. We know that there are numerous passages in the gospels and epistles that pertain to Christ’s Second Advent, but their main and emphatic principle is that we may know the Son of God and have life in and through Him.

Was it not Paul’s calling and desire to make Christ known, crucified and resurrected? Was it not the greatest Apostle’s office to proclaim Him: “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ” (Colossians 1:28)? Was it not Paul who said to the church at Galatia, “…my little children, for whom I am in the anguish of childbirth until Christ be formed in you!” (Galatians 4:19)?

When end time doctrine presides over and above our looking to Christ, we are actually straying into grievous error. Observing animosity on current public forums over how Christ will come and establish His kingdom (whether or not you adhere to Dispensationalism or Covenant Theology; A, Pre or Post Millennialism; A, pre, mid or post rapture) is disgracefully divisive and grieving to the Spirit of God. If the Apostle Paul (or any other Apostle for that matter) were to be among us today, he would address such people in the same manner as the ‘Christians’ at Corinth who were by nature carnal. What other fruit, besides arrogance and pride, does anyone get by insisting that their view is right and everyone else’s is unintelligible or stupid?

Whatever hermeneutics (science of interpretation) we may adopt in understanding the Last Times, do we give people a sense of panic, fear and frustration or do we encourage and build-up others in the most holy Faith by having them look to Christ, to trust and rely on Him with all their hearts? In all our discussions of the end times, do we magnify Christ and strengthen the hope of other believers? Do we exhort others to be ready for Christ’s appearing? Are we living in the light of His coming?

The Apostles, in light of this subject, exhorted the Church to walk in holiness and as John wrote, “…everyone who thus hopes in Him [expecting Christ’s appearing] purifies himself as He is pure” (1 John 3:3). I don’t see Christ being formed or people walking in holiness when believers are bitterly falling out with one another over the manner in which or what season and year Christ will come back. We will all find out exactly when He does actually appear in all His glory and majesty. Just as with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus who were blind and ignorant to the Truth, so it shall be with many of us when we see Him for Who He is; our eyes will be opened and all our views will be infinitely eclipsed with His unimaginable blazing-grandeur.

How or what is going to materialise – whether the millennial kingdom is through the entire Church age or a literal one-thousand year reign on earth, with all its benefits, etc, etc – it is going to be nothing compared to the beauty and majesty of God made visible to the eyes of everyone. How so many harp on all the wonderful things in the millennial reign, while, unbeknown, Christ takes second place in their conversation (this is where Satan’s misleading comes in). When John, on the Island of Patmos, saw Christ, he fell down as though dead; that was the greatest of all revelation and so it should be to anyone of us. Christ is central and He is to be central in all our worship and living. In all the visions of Isaiah and Ezekiel, the vision of God was too overwhelmingly superior to put into perfect description; human comprehension was utterly exhausted and dumbfounded.

What aspects of the coming glory do we look forward to most? My friends, I may be narrow-minded, but I don’t care if I see nothing else but God in all His glory for all ages of eternity. God forgive us for thinking that we shall not eternally gaze on Him and to not want for something else. Clothed in our right minds, we ought to say with Charles Wesley that we shall be, Lost in wonder, love and praise.” I think it was Fanny Crosby (the famous blind hymn author) who said, in her longing for heaven, that the first thing she looked forward to was not the wonder of gaining her sight, but rather to gaze upon the beauty of Jesus. When I consider that, earth and everything of it just melts away.

I have known of great friendships dissolving due to dividing on non-fundamental doctrines. I personally know what it’s like to have broken communication (not on my part) with others due to such differences, which is saddening because I dearly miss their fellowship. If we are in unity on the fundamental and primary doctrines (and one of them is that Christ is soon returning), we have no justifiable reason to exclude anyone from fellowship or to break friendship over secondary issues. There are many godly leaders who, while I may disagree with their eschatological views, will continue to respect and hold in high esteem due to their Christ-centred preaching.

God is reiterating to the Church the same words He spoke to Peter, James and John (on the Mount of Transfiguration) “This is My beloved Son, with Whom I am well pleased; listen to Him” (Matthew 17:5). God speaks through His Son; we have the Scriptures – the final word that is abundantly sufficient for the entire Church age. Everything is embodied in Christ; it is in Him that ALL the promises of God are contained. He is the express Image of God and in Him all the godhead dwells. “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, Whom He appointed the heir of all things through Whom He also created the world. He is the radiance of His glory and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power” (Hebrews 1:1-3).

All the phenomena, signs and wonders that we may witness are nothing compared to the majesty of Jesus Christ; He is greater than any foretelling or any inauguration of a kingdom. It was David who longed to behold the beauty of God in the sanctuary – not the kingdom nor apparels or any other instrument in the tabernacle; they were purely to aid one’s worship to focus on the God who rescued Israel out of bondage – the God Who made heaven and earth. To behold God is the essence of all things. Moses’ hearts desire was to see the glory of God; everything else was nothing to be compared. Even Christ, when addressing the Father on behalf of His disciples and others who were to believe, said, “to know You is eternal life.” To know God Himself – is that our one aim and ambition in life? Do we count everything rubbish in comparison to knowing Christ?  Do we??

Are we longing to see the King of kings and Lord of lords robed in majesty – His omnipotence unveiled before the eyes of all humanity – incomparably above all other phenomenal aspects? Do we long to know a sin-free glorified resurrection to where we can look upon Him and live and so worship Him perfectly?

It is Christ – the Alpha and the Omega – it is God our souls should yearn to behold. It shall not be the back of God (as with Moses) we shall see while He mercifully veils our eyes with His hand lest we should die; we shall see Him as He is in all His awesome glory and live. Everything else will be but shadows when we see His face.

Do we long for it, do we confidently anticipate it and are we prayerfully preparing for it?

May God restore this missing jewel in the Church!

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We are wishing you and your family a wonderfully blessed Easter surrounded in the Unending, Unconditional Love our Lord and Savior!

What an amazing celebration this weekend brings!  Easter….

The THIRD DAY changed everything!  When Jesus rose from the grave it validated that He was the Son of God! 

His miracles were explained and His teachings became TRUTH.  The Savior of the world had arrived and those who believe will have eternal life!

We pray that you will receive this Easter Truth as Never-Ending Hope.  Jesus promised us eternity with Him in paradise and His promises will ALWAYS be fulfilled!

God bless and may the Peace of Jesus be with you today, tomorrow and for eternity!

Have A Wonderful Time Rejoicing In The Resurrection!!

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CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION

JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY. FROM JACK VAN IMPES SHOW MON JULY 21,2008

Is there mass confusion amoung fifty-seven percent of the Evangelicals today? Why?

Is New Age Spiritism the rage of the age?

Is the Lord Jesus Christ the only pathway to eternal life?

NOT ALL PATHS LEAD TO HEAVEN LIKE 57% OF EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS BELIEVE.

Jack says i’m not going to be Politically correct, i’m going to be Biblically direct. I’m going to be dogmatic, because I stand on the Word of God and i’m affraid that our Churches aren:t preaching the true Word of God and thats why 57% of Christian Evangelicals do not believe that JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY. Thats Abomnable and you will here why!

Jacks not the only Preacher that feels this way. More than 30 years ago, Dr Vance Havner, in his book PLAYING MARBLES WITH DIAMONDS offered the following insight: The Devil is not fighting Religion; he is too smart for that. He is producing a counterfeit Christianity so much like the real one that good Christians are affraid to speak out against it. We are plainly told in the scriptures that in the last days men will not endure sound doctrine and will depart from the true (faith) and heap to themselves teachers to tickle their ears. We live in an epidemic of this itch, and popular preachers have developed ear-tickling to a fine art. Today, the angle is to avoid NEGATIVE preaching and accentuate only the possitive.

Headlines New findings about US religious life. 57% of Evangelicals believe there is more than one way to get to Heaven.Churches work on their Message. Welcoming non-believers, while telling ONE TRUE PATH.

In a wall street Journal story it says: In the Protestant community, traditionlists object about the new wave of seeker-friendly Churches: the permissive dress code – not only Jeans, but shorts and flip-flops are often OK. The MESSAGES (never Sermons) are jazzed up with video clips and hard-rocking nine-piece praise bands. The starbucks cart often sits in the lobby (and worshippers can take their nonfat lattes into the pews). Their biggest concern, however, is with the Spiritual teachings. The sermons tend to be buoyant, hip and dedicated to self-help themes, rather than Theology.

I’m sick of this modern day Christianty. I’ve been in this work for almost 60 years and i’ll tell ya it never used to be this way. Gods people were sincere. How can 57% , thats almost 6 out of every 10 in Evangelical Churches, not liberal churches, Evangelical, not know enough about the BIBLE to think that theres others ways to Heaven besides JESUS.

You know why they love these Churches and filled with great crowds, because men will love pleasure more than be lovers of God, 1 Timothy 3:5.

You may not like what I say today, but GOD will love what I say because i’m quoting his WORDS. No interpretation neccesary.

WARN THE PEOPLE  

EZEKIEL 33:3
3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

ACTS 20:30-31
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

57% of the Evangelicals no longer believe many of the truths. 35% don’t belive in the resurrection. You can’t get to Heaven, then.

50% say we can get to heaven threw good works.

Titus 3:5
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

What really bothers me is when they say that theres other ways to heaven. You don’t know your BIBLE. I wrote a book called GREAT SALVATION TEAMS, 400 times IT SAYS JESUS, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY, NO OTHER WAY.

JOHN 3:36
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

JOHN 4:13-14
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14 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 5:39-40
39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

JOHN 6:47
47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

JOHN 8:12
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

JOHN 10:9
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

JOHN 14:6
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

JOHN 20:30-31
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

ACTS 4:12
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-4
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

GALATIONS 3:26
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE CHRIST JESUS, YOUR NOT HIS CHILD, YOUR NOT HIS SON, YOUR NOT HIS DAUGHTER, YOU’LL NOT BE IN HEAVEN. I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU EVANGELICALS ARE SAYING. LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GOD. LETS GO ON

EPHESIANS 1:7
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

PHILIPPIANS 2:10-11
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

SOME DAY YOU WILL HAVE TO BOW YOUR KNEE TO HIM (JESUS) AND ONLY TO HIM.

1 THESSALONIANS 4:16
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

IF YOUR NOT IN CHRIST YOUR NOT GOING UP AT THE RAPTURE.

1 TIMOTHY 1:15
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

1 TIMOTHY 2:5-6
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

1 PETER 2:24
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

1 JOHN 5:11-13
11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
13 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.

I’M AFRAID THAT 57% OF THE EVANGELICALS ARE NOT GOING TO SEE GOD AT THE END OF THE ROAD, BECAUSE YOU GOT THE WRONG TEACHING. AND ALOT OF YOU ARE FOLLOWING OPRAH WINFREY INSTEAD OF THE WORD OF GOD, FOR SHE STARTED ALOT OF THIS NON-SENSE.

CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT EVANGELICAL, CATHOLIC, THE ORTHDOX, AND BLACK CHURCHES BELIEVE THERES OTHER PATHS TO HEAVEN. THESE ALL NEED TEACHING, ONE WAY TO HEAVEN AND ONLY ONE WAY.

LUKE 18:8
8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

I’LL TELL YA, WERE IN TROUBLE.

NEW AGE OCCULT PRACTICES

HEADLINES: CULTURAL AGENDA IS SET BY OPRAH – NOT RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
SIGNS OF DISSATIFACTION IN OPRAH LAND. BECAUSE OF HER NEW AGE TEACHING.
OPRAH’S STRANGE NEW GOSPEL.
LEARN TO DISCERN.
WORLD IS OPRAH’S CLASSROOM
AN OLD DECEPTION
TOLLE OPRAH’S NEW AGE GURU SAYS : WE HUMANS ARE GOD. (WHAT NON-SENSE MY ADD).
JOHN RANDOLF PRICE SAY I’M GOD, BE ME.

JACK ITS SO SAD THAY THEY ARE SAYING THIS SAYS REXELLA.

JACK SAYS HE ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THIS NEW AGE MOVEMENT. IF YOU READ THIS GARBAGE, ITS CONSTANTLY MAKING HUMANS INTO GODS. IN THE 4TH HOUR OF THE FILTH SHOW, OPRAH SAYS I AM, I AM THAT I AM AND THATS ALL THAT I AM. THE SAME LAGUAGE ABOUT BEING A GOD.
SHIRLEY MACLEAN IN A MOVIE SAID, I AM GOD. AND THEN THERE WAS J.Z KNIGHT (WITH HER NEW AGE SPIRIT) RAMTHA OVER HER, SHIRLEY MACLEAN HAS HER SO CALLED SPIRIT GUIDE (LAZARUS). ITS A OCCULTIC SPIRIT WORLD.

1 TIMOTHY 4:1-2
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

NEW AGE SPIRITS AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS, THATS WHATS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

these 3 at one time Loved JESUS, Shirley MacLean, J.Z Knight and Oprah, but left the true faith for the NEW AGE MOVEMENT. And it was Oprah who said there are many ways to Heaven.

WHAT IS THE GOSPEL

1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-4
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1-CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS
2-HE (CHRIST) WAS BURIED
3-HE (CHRIST) ROSE AGAIN THE 3RD DAY.

NOW THIS IS THE TRUE GOSPEL MESSAGE.

NOW LETS LOOK AT GALATIONS 1:8
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you,(DEATH,BURIAL,RESURRECTION) let him be accursed.

LOOK UP ACCURSED AND ANATHAMA IN THE WEBSTERS DICTIONARY. IT MEANS DOOMED, DAMNED TO ETERNAL FIRE FOREVER. IT MEANS TO BE ETERNALLY LOST. WHY? BECAUSE THEY PREACH ANOTHER GOSPEL, ANOTHER WAY. BE CAREFUL ALL YOU EVANGELICALS WHAT YOU BELIEVE. AND GET INTO A CHURCH WERE YOUR MINISTER WILL TEACH THE GOSPEL THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD.

FOR SURE JACK. NOW THE FIRST ONE TO SAY I’M GOD, I’M GONNA BE GOD, WAS SATAN. AND GOD THREW HIM RIGHT OUTTA HEAVEN, HE USED TO BE AN ANGEL. GOD SAID NO YOUR NOT ME, I AM GOD RIGHT JACK.

Let me say something. WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT? Because I AM THAT I AM IS GOD THE FATHERS NAME IN EXOD 3:14.

EXODUS 3:14
14 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.

AND I AM THAT I AM IS THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN JOHN 8:56,58

JOHN 8:56-59
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

IN FACT THE JEWS WERE GOING TO STONE JESUS FOR USING THAT BECAUSE HE WAS MAKING HIMSELF EQUAL WITH GOD. BECAUSE GOD SAID THAT IN EXODUS 3:14. HERE ARE ALL THESE NEW AGERS, I AM GOD. BUNK! COMES DIRECTLY FROM SATAN.

MATTHEW 24:4-5 (MY ADD)
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

MARK 13:5-6 (MY ADD)
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

HEADLINES Love , not doctrine – shapes a Christian life.
Re-digging the wells of doctrinal purity.
Americans’ faiths lose some grip, study finds.
Most open to other religous interpretations.
What should the Church be doing?

SHOULD WE BE TELLING THE PEOPLE IN OUR CHURCHES HOW TO FEEL GOOD. OR HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN, THAT WILL MAKE THEM FEEL GOOD. RIGHT JACK!

REXELLA, ECKHART TOLLE AND HIS BOOK A NEW EARTH. BLASPHEMES THE WORD OF GOD, HE SAYS ITS WRONG DOCTRINALLY, ITS FULL OF ERRORS. I WONDER WERE HE GOT HIS SEMINARY DEGREE?

JACK SAYS I HAVE NEVER FOUND THOSE MISTAKES. AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY THERE WAS A MOVEMENT CALLED FUNDAMENTALIST. IT WASN’t WHAT YOU THINK TODAY IT IS. IT WAS A GROUP OF MEN FROM ALL DENOMINATIONS WHO SAID IF YOU BELIEVE THESE 5 FUNDAMENTALS YOU ARE BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST.

1-CHRIST WAS GOD FROM ALL ETERNITY

JOHN 1:1,14
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, (JESUS) and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

MICAH 5:2
2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

1 TIMOTHY 3:16
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

2-HE WAS BORN OF A VIRGIN

ISAIAH 7:14
14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

MATTHEW 1:23-25
23 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.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

3-THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION

EPHESIANS 1:7
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

PHILIPPIANS 2:10-11
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

4-THAT JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD BODILY

ROMANS 10:9
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

5-THAT JESUS IS COMING AGAIN

MATTHEW 24:27
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

ZECHARIAH 14:4
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

REVELATION 19:11-16
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

NOW THAT IS CRYSTALOGICAL DOCTRINE. THE NEW AGERS QUOTE A FEW SCRIPTURES TO FOOL PEOPLE. SATAN COMES AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.

2 CORINTHIANS 11:14
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

SATAN COMES AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT AND HE QUOTED SCRIPTURE TO ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN.

GENESIS 3:1-6
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

AND SATAN EVEN QUOTES SCRIPTURES TO JESUS AT THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIRURATION WHEN HE WAS BEING TEMPTED. SATAN QUOTED THE BIBLE TO JESUS, IMAGINE.

MATTHEW 4:1-11
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 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.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

WE NEED TO PREACH DOCTRINE. WHY DID GOD WRITE THIS BOOK?

2 TIMOTHY 4:2
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

WHATS GOING ON TODAY.

1 TIMOTHY 4:1
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

WERE SUPPOSE TO PREACH THE TRUE WORD.

2 TIMOTHY 4:2-4
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

ROMANS 16:17
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

AVOID THEM, GET OUT OF THEIR CHURCHES.

2 JOHN 1:7-9
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

ONE LAST THOUGHT IS THERE ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN?

1 JOHN 5:12
12 He that hath the Son (CHRIST) hath life; and he that hath not the Son (CHRIST) of God hath not life.(ETERNALLY)

PRAYER

LORD, JESUS, YOUR THE WAY, YOUR THE TRUTH, YOUR THE LIFE. I’VE BEEN MISLEAD, I’M SORRY. LORD JESUS, YOUR FATHER SENT YOU TO BE THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD. AND THERES NO OTHER WAY. I’VE MISSED IT. TODAY JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU FOR MY ETERNAL SALVATION. COME INTO MY HEART, NOW, WASH ME, CLEANSE ME, SAVE ME, THROUGH YOUR PRECIOUS SHED BLOOD. I PRAY THIS JESUS IN YOUR HOLY NAME, AMEN AND AMEN.

# posted by STAN L @ Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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Those Who Depart

September 12, 2012

 “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” (1 John 2:19)

 One of the most hurtful experiences in the life of a Bible believing fellowship is when an ostensibly Christian leader, teacher, or pastor decides to abandon his faith and even to teach against it. This sort of thing does happen all too often, and it obviously raises difficult questions.

 Can a true believer, a teacher of the Word, a soul-winner, actually lose his salvation? Can a born-again Christian go back and be unborn? Can one who has received everlasting life through faith in Christ not really have eternal life?

 If so, what about the many promises which have assured us that “ye may know that ye have eternal life” (1 John 5:13) and that we “shall never perish” (John 10:28)?

 The answer to this vexing question is apparently in our text verse above. When such people, who once seemed to be genuine Christians become apostates, denouncing the truth they once taught, it is because “they were not of us” at all, no matter what they professed at one time.

 This fact implies a sober warning. When professing Christians fall away, assuming they have truly understood the facts and evidences of the Christian faith, it is impossible “to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame” (Hebrews 6:6).

 How important it is, therefore, for all professing believers to “give diligence to make your calling and election sure” (2 Peter 1:10). We must be “rooted and built up in him” (Colossians 2:7), “ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15). HMM

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O’ Church Arise

 Last Sunday we had a glorious day of fellowship and sang this at church. I love the lyrics…

O’ Church Arise

 

O Church Arise and put your armour on
Hear the call of Christ our Captain
For now the weak can say that they are strong
In the strength that God has given
With shield of faith and belt of truth
We’ll stand against the devil’s lies
An army bold whose battle-cry is Love
Reaching out to those in darkness.

 

Our call to war to love the captive soul
But to rage against the captor
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole
We will fight with faith and valour
When faced with trials on every side
We know the outcome is secure
And Christ will have the prize for which He died
An inheritance of nations.

 

Come see the cross where love and mercy meet
As the Son of God is stricken
Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet
For the Conqueror has risen
And as the stone is rolled away
And Christ emerges from the grave
This victory march continues till the day
Every eye and heart shall see Him.

 

So Spirit come put strength in every stride
Give grace for every hurdle
That we may run with faith to win the prize
Of a servant good and faithful
As saints of old still line the way
Retelling triumphs of His grace
We hear their calls and hunger for the day
When with Christ we stand in glory.

  I especially like what you see emboldened, the lyrics just touched my heart.

O Church Arise – Keith & Kristyn Getty


Hope you have a peaceful day of worship and rest!

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT 

Today’s blog post is a continuation of yesterday’s. WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED FROM MY SIN?

Together, they are a summary of a Middletown Bible Church’s teaching called “Terms of Salvation.”


“Holding forth the Word of Life” that we might
“grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”
(Philippians 2:16; 2 Peter 3:18)

4.  SALVATION CAN NOT BE EARNED 

There are those who seek to add human works to the salvation equation. They insist that man must do certain things to earn salvation. Yet the Bible teaches again and again that a person is not saved by works.  Here are some examples:

 

*  Titus 3:5 – “Not of works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.”

*  2 Timothy 1:- “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works.”

*  Ephesians 2:8-9 – “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.”

*  Romans 3:28 – “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the Law.”

*  Romans 4:5 – “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”

 

In other words, salvation is not DOING something; it is KNOWING someone (John 17:3). Salvation is not based on what we might do; it is based on what Christ has ALREADY DONE (John 19:30). Salvation is not TRYING; it is TRUSTING (John 6:47). If salvation could be earned by anything we do, then Christ’s death was a waste (Galatians 2:21). Salvation is not WORKING; it is RESTING on the WORK of Another (Romans 4:5).

5. EVEN THE DEVIL KNOWS GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION.

“Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved” (Luke 8:12).  The devil does not want people to be saved. The devil knows God’s plan of salvation. Therefore he does everything he can to prevent people from being saved: “lest they should believe and be saved.” God’s plan of salvation is very simple: BELIEVE AND BE SAVED! (Compare Acts 16:30-31). Don’t be deceived into thinking a person can be saved in any other way!

6.  THE THEME OF JOHN’S GOSPEL IS BELIEVE IN CHRIST.

“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name” (John 20:31).  See also John 3:16; 5:24; 6:35; 6:47; 11:25-26. The word “believe” (or related words) is found 99 times in the Gospel of John. Eternal life is obtained by believing in Christ, and in no other way. Have you believed on Him?

If you are still reading this, then there is still time to trust in Jesus and be saved!

http://skipslighthouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/time-is-running-out.html

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