End Times Deception: Man’s Eternal Salvation is a Decision of Man

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ONE of the GREAT DECEPTIONS of modern man has to do with the topic of ETERNAL SALVATION.

God’s Word is clear: man’s eternal salvation is a product of the unmerited favor (grace) of a merciful God.

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
–John 1:13-14

“So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”
–Romans 9:16

Modern man’s GREAT DECEPTION proposes that it is MAN who holds ETERNAL SALVATION in his hands, NOT God.

How do I make a decision for Christ?

This disbelief makes MAN the bestower of ETERNAL SALVATION, not God.

IF man chooses God (instead of God and His Son, Jesus Christ, choosing the sinner), then man holds ETERNAL SALVATION in his hands.

In this story’s telling, it is man’s decision IF he is saved, as well as WHEN he is saved. In this story’s telling, God becomes little more than an agent  to do the bidding of man.

This is one of the end times’ GREATEST DECEPTIONS.

God’s Word is the FINAL ARBITER of what is TRUE.

“I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
–Isaiah 42:8

That includes man.

And this particular deception dies hard with man: man would much rather choose his salvation than have a merciful God choose it for him.

This disbelief flies in the face of Scripture which declares that God chooses us, not the other way around.

“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love”
–Ephesians 1:4

Instead of eternal salvation being a matter of a merciful God taking the saved one’s hand and leading him to safety, eternal salvation become a matter of MAN deciding IF this will happen or not.

Again, this is one of the end times’ GREATEST DECEPTIONS.

AND, as is the way of deception, one leads to another.

Where else did the reader believe the story of ‘deathbed conversions’ got started?

Deathbed Conversions: Another Tall Tale?

Modern Death: The Lies of Bereavement

The TRUTH of the matter is known to God: it is God’s great mercy which saves a man eternally, NOT man’s decision.

“For many are called, but few are chosen.”
–Matthew 22:14

DOES the reader believe that he is master of his eternal salvation?

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 14, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
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During the End Times, There Are NO Happy Endings for the Wicked

Though one would likely not know it from talking to modern man, it matters a GREAT deal whether one views God’s Word as the truth OR or just a collection of stories for the weak-minded.

One of the biggest points of contention is the ending of God’s Word.

IF one believes God’s Word is the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH and NOTHING BUT the TRUTH, then the ending is an example of the most poetic of justices.

IF one believes God’s Word, the righteous thrive and the wicked get what’s coming to them (finally).

And God’s Word makes it crystal clear: ALL who placed their total and sincere faith in Jesus Christ emerge as WINNERS.

God’s Word is also clear about the wicked: ALL who were wicked or evil or foolish (whether through sins of commission or omission) will suffer the ultimate judgment at the hand of the Ultimate Judge.

“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”
–Matthew 16:27

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
–2CORINTHIANS 5:10

IF one believes the Bible is little more than one very large morality tale, then one can smile at the gullibility of those who cling to its words while believing that life will continue as it always has–or, at least, as such a person believes life to be.

Tragically, too late will the disbelieving discover:

for them, there are NO happy endings to this ‘morality tale.’

“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
–2PETER 3:3-4

One of the primary reasons the authorities of man have scoffed and mocked God’s Word so relentlessly: IF one believes the road map he has been given is false, then one will not believe the destination to which that road map leads.

The ONLY happy endings in the end times are for those who follow Jesus Christ and His Father.

ALL others are destined to end up in the lake of fire.

“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
–Revelation 20:15

Those who end up burning FOREVER are the leaders of iniquity, as well as the lowly workers of iniquity and the foolish.  In short, ALL who smiled in disbelief will finally believe–but it will be too late to make a difference.

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
–Revelation 21:8

Too late will the wicked discover that life does NOT always ‘just go on.’

Too late will the wicked discover that during the end times, there are NO happy endings for the wicked.

DOES the reader believe that each man will be judged according to his actions in this life?

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 15, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

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For Some, the End Times Unfold. For Others, the End Times Are No Big Deal–Until It’s Too Late

FOR THE FEW who follow God’s Word and honor it as the ONLY truth in the world today, the end times are an unfolding panorama of events which lead to the climax of human history (the return of Jesus Christ).

FOR OTHERS who follow along after those who have been elevated to become the authorities of this present world, the end times are a time when end times events are ‘explained away’ as “no big deal.

“Move along, move along.  Nothing to see here.  Now move along.”

FOR SOME, the end times are a unique time in the saga of man.

FOR OTHERS, the end times are little different than yesterday or the day before.

FOR SOME, the dire predictions and ‘news’ formulated by men is noticed and compared with real-world events.

FOR OTHERS, dire predictions which do not materialize are a blessing.

FOR SOME, the end times are a time of GREAT change: when systems and methods which have served man for CENTURIES get overthrown and replaced by things which are claimed to be better.

FOR OTHERS, the end times are a time of HO HUM: when system and methods which have served man for centuries get replaced by what are claimed to be things which are BETTER. And, of course, man will be told (almost hourly) how such changes are natural, normal and usual.

ANYONE who believes differently is a CONSPIRACY THEORIST (or worse).

FOR SOME, the end times are a time of ‘war and rumours of war.’

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
–Matthew 24:6

FOR OTHERS conflicts are a natural part of life: some conflicts are avoided, some are not.

FOR SOME who believe the Word of God, the end times are a part of the natural progression of CREATION (both man and the world) which culminates in God moving His throne room to earth to be among His people.

“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”
–Revelation 21:3

FOR OTHERS, such talk is proof that the person who believes such things is mentally challenged.

FOR THE FEW who lean regularly on the Word of God for support during a most trying time, the end times are a time of separation (of men) and verification (of God’s Word).

FOR ALL OTHERS, the end times are little different than what has come before.

FOR SOME, to “Watch!” is a necessary duty of the end times.

“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.  And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
–Mark 13:35-37

FOR OTHERS, to “Watch!” is a quaint notion held by those with primitive minds.

FOR ALL THOSE who do NOT believe the Word of God: faith in God’s Word becomes a HARD ROAD which is broad and crowded–and which is NOT believed until it is TOO LATE.

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
–Matthew 7:13-14

TO which group does the reader belong?

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 14, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Image by geralt from Pixabay.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

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ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

The Greatest Trick of the Devil?

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist.”
–From the 1995 movie, The Usual Suspects. Earlier versions of the quote attributed to French writer, Charles Baudelaire (and others).

During the past 200 years or so, there has been a discussion over the maxim, “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing man that he didn’t exist.”

This discussion wandered in and out of the TREES of the matter (various trivial aspects) WITHOUT touching upon the FOREST (that which the quote alleges).

So, is convincing man that he doesn’t exist the devil’s greatest trick?

Might this explain the widespread belief that Satan is little more than a clever invention of early Christian writers; that Satan is an invention of Christianity?

Of course, such beliefs DISMISS the many lines of Scripture from the Old Testament, while attributing anything written about Satan in the New Testament to an unhinged, Christian obsession with GOOD and EVIL (evil being personified by Satan).

“And the great dragon…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world”
–Revelation 12:9

This morphing of Satan (from The Tempter of Man into a bedtime story) suits end times man WELL: end times man WANTING to believe that MAN, NOT Satan, bedevils himself; that it is MAN who conceives and unleashes EVIL upon the world.

This notion is PROMOTED in the infamous quote, “Man’s inhumanity to man“–AS IF man (not Satan) was the chief architect of evil.

But this idea is only ONE of the many strands of disbelief woven into the tapestry of “Satan does NOT exist.” End times man has a difficult time believing in the existence of the devil, Satan, because end times man wants to believe in the supremacy of man IN ALL THINGS, including the formulation of EVIL.

End times man also wants to disbelieve the existence of Satan because end times man is deceived.

And, one might argue, end times deception begins with the denial of the existence of Satan.

DOES the reader believe that man is the Number One architect of evil?

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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 14, 2022.]

MORE

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RELATED ARTICLES

by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Image by GDJ from Pixabay.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.]

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