Among mankind, there are TWO distinct groups: the first is the VERY FEW and is composed of all those who are followers of Jesus Christ; the second is the BULK of ALL MEN, who do not believe God’s Word and who live as though there will be no judgment for one’s behavior in this life.
To the BELIEVER, those who are unbelieving are making a BIG mistake: they are trading a few moments of success in this present, fallen world for an eternity of torment.
To the UNBELIEVER, those who are believing are making a BIG mistake: they are trading away all of their chances at success in exchange for a nice story which only primitive, backward people could believe.
IF not for God’s everlasting mercy, ALL men would be unbelievers. The ordinary man does NOT search out God or His Son, Jesus Christ.
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
There may be those who FEEL they search for God.
There may be those who FEEL they fear God.
There may be those who FEEL they are “God’s children.”
BUT, unless those who FEEL such things have experienced the new birth through Jesus Christ, they are deceived and will be VERY unhappy when they are judged.
“The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.”
Once a person has experienced the new birth (the spiritual birth; born again), then all becomes CRYSTAL CLEAR: this world and almost everything in it become much less important.
He who has been re-born in Jesus Christ begins to take the “long view“: the VERY long view.
Because eternity is forever–and the newly-reborn man now KNOWS there is eternity and there are eternal consequences for one’s actions in this life.
And basically, this is the line which divides those two groups–the FEW who know and the MANY who substitute their feelings, their beliefs, their imaginings, their suppositions–the SURE KNOWLEDGE of the the way the world REALLY works, along with the SURE KNOWLEDGE of what this life is REALLY all about, as well as where this life leads a man FOREVER and EVER.
The UNBELIEVING busy themselves with this world and the things of this world. Before they know it, they are on their deathbed wrestling with their doubts and facing their lack of knowledge of what will soon take place.
BELIEVERS, on the other hand, already have that knowledge. There is no suppositions; there is no guesswork involved. Therefore, there is no mental or emotional wrestling happening.
Those who have experienced the spiritual re-birth have MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS for what they believe. Those who have not experienced this ‘born again’ happening have only the stories told by other lost men as their sole comfort.
To the followers of Jesus Christ–FEW though they may be–this SURE knowledge is a comfort and joy.
It is the height of irony that the unbeliever finds questions of eternal salvation to be unbelievable–because he CANNOT believe it until he BELIEVES in other, more basic items.
To the unbelieving–who does NOT possess the believer’s SURE knowledge of what is to take place–all talk of eternity and eternal salvation or condemnation is totally UNBELIEVABLE.
DOES the reader believe that eternal salvation sounds unbelievable?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple
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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 25, 2021.]
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- A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple
- The Mercy of the LORD As Illustrated by King David
- Saved By God’s Mercy (Grace)
- Sincerely Seek the Mercy of the LORD: Do Not Wait, Do Not Delay
- Tender Mercies of the Lord: Will Not Always Be Available
- The Importance of God’s Mercy (Grace)
- Grace and Mercy Abound
- The Mercy of the Lord
- God’s Grace Misunderstood: License to Sin
- Salvation: Grace of God has Appeared to ALL Men
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- Blessed Is the Man Whom the LORD Imputeth Not Iniquity – Part Two
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- Man Struggles Against God
- God is in Control
- The Nature of Spiritual Deception
- Tender Mercies of the Lord: Will Not Always Be Available
- Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report
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- END TIMES PREPARATION: 15 Ways to Prepare for the End Times
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- End Times Survival, End Times Preparation
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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