Jesus' Death On The Cross - Calvary - What Did It Do For You?
NOTHING! IF YOU DON'T REPENT AND LIVE HIS DOCTRINE!
Is It Being Taught Correctly?
 
According to evangelists and preachers who are preaching for cash they will lead you to believe it is an easy thing to achieve your place in the Kingdom. I hope this will help you to better understand. They lay claim to the falsehood that HE has already paid for your sins - all you have to do is "write the check" and utter a simple "lip" prayer.

The purveyors of God's word tell you it is free!

Yes - it's free if you repent and ask His forgiveness... with the willingness and intent to commit to a new covenant in which you will pray, study, worship, live the doctrine and as Jesus said, "WORK HARD TO GET IN." In other words; will you change your lifestyle and serve Him in heart, mind and actions? Are you at least willing to take the first step? The first step is free and it will (probably) never cost you any money but it requires a willingness to be a "new creature." If you are sincere, it will (probably) be easy to make the commitment.

 
1. How many times do you hear it preached that Jesus' death on the cross paid for all your sins? They would lead you to believe that all you have to do is go through a little prayer ritual and say with your lips that you receive Jesus as your Savior and you are heaven bound!
 
2. How many times do you hear preachers teaching that all you have to do to be born-again or saved is to say the "Sinner's Prayer?" One of my favorite TV preachers teaches this.
 
3. How many times do you hear certain denominations teach that, "ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED?"
 
4. How many of you know that these are half truths and will cause many to fail?
 

One At A Time...

1) Jesus' death and sacrifice made it possible for you to accept HIM as your Savior and escape the second death or hell. However, HE plainly taught that if you are HIS, you will live according to HIS Father's will and live the doctrine that Jesus taught us. Therefore, acceptance of Jesus is the first step - then you must LIVE the doctrine.

When you are saved or born again, you will feel it it in your heart and spirit! You will be a new creature and you will be able to tell a difference! You will have a different mind-set, a warmer heart, a kinder nature, a desire to honor God and His Son through a clean lifestyle. You will want to tell others about it! You will want to witness to others. It will be heartfelt.

Matthew 7:21 "Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to me as `Lord,' but they still won't enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether they obey my Father in heaven.

Matthew 12:50 "Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!"

John 14:15 "If you love me, obey my commandments."

 
2) The "Sinner's Prayer" is the beginning of your new spiritual encounter. Then you must truly accept Jesus in your heart and live the doctrine. The begotten, saved or born-again experience is the beginning... You are now in the "spriritual womb" to grow and overcome Satan and his temptations. You will show the results by the way you live and the fruit you bear.
 
3) "Once Saved Always Saved" is not a doctrine that is scripturally based. It is a "feel good" doctrine that will fail you. HE can erase your name from the Book of Life. (Revelation 3:5) (Below)

They base this by using the comparison of the physical birth of a child to a human parent... "If you are born to a human you will always be the child of that parent no matter how bad you are or how many sins you commit - therefore, when you are saved you are always the saved son or daughter of God." More new age teachings... comparing the spiritual with the physical, evil, human.
Jesus said, "Work hard to enter the Kingdom for many will knock but few will enter." (paraphrased as usual)

Luke 13:22 Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he went, always pressing on toward Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few be saved?" He replied, 24 "The door to heaven is narrow. Work hard to get in, because many will try to enter, 25 but when the head of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. Then you will stand outside knocking and pleading, `Lord, open the door for us!' But he will reply, `I do not know you.' 26 You will say, `But we ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.' 27And he will reply, `I tell you, I don't know you. Go away, all you who do evil.'

Revelation 3:5 He who overcomes will be arrayed in white garments, and I will in no way blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

"Blot his name out of the book of life"... Does that sound like you're guaranteed heaven if you fall?)

 

4) While there is truth in these points and doctrines they are half truths. Learn the whole story. It is Satan's favorite method... Give'em 90% truth and bury the lie in the 10% - that will take them down. Jesus spent a lot of time telling us about the deceivers... If you believe that churches and denominations are automatically approved by The Lord, you'll have a lot of company awaiting the second death - hell. As far as I can tell - most - if not ALL TV preachers teach a new-age-tainted-doctrine and a "materialistic" Jesus... and... most of the churches in a neighborhood near you... as well. Be careful and study on your own! "Work Hard" Jesus said it!

Your Friend,

John

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