What Must the Reader Do To Be Eternally Saved?

ETERNAL SALVATION

In case the reader was wondering: NO, the reader is MOST LIKELY NOT eternally saved.

It does not matter what the reader believes to the contrary.

It does not matter which church the reader attends.

It ESPECIALLY does NOT matter which church the reader attends.

No building we call “the churches” is able to provide eternal salvation.

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But, SO MANY in the Church of the Tares make SO MANY promises, the reader may be be excused for thinking that he has escaped eternal hellfire.

MORE: Many Shall be Offended: The End Times Church of the Tares

Usually, the TV preacher will offer to save the reader IF the reader will only send him a check.

Usually, the wolves in the local church pulpit will offer to save the reader IF only he will become a good, little member of that particular church.

And usually, the writers on ‘Christian’ websites will offer to save the reader IF the reader will only follow what they offer.

NONE of these work–because NONE of them offer the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In addition, NONE of those aforementioned ‘solutions’ will work because NONE mention that a person is saved through the MERCY and GRACE of God.

Finally, NONE of the ‘solutions’ will work because the reader LIKELY will have evaluated his life and found that he is doing quite nicely, thank you, WITHOUT eternal salvation.

To some, eternal salvation is another detail: another T to be crossed or an I to be dotted.

BUT, God’s Word COMMANDS that the attempt be made in good faith to save the pagan/unbeliever.

“And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”
–Jude 22-23

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”
–Proverbs 11:30

And so, the question must be asked: “What is needed for the reader to enjoy eternal life?”

THE ANSWERS:

DESIRE First and foremost, the reader must WANT to be eternally saved.  Believe it or not, this is most probably the BIGGEST sticking point for folks living in the end times.

MOST have NO desire to be eternally saved because they do NOT believe there is anything to be saved from.

IF one automatically discounts the existence of Satan, God, Jesus Christ, sin, the end times, heaven and/or hell, then one automatically denies the basics of Christianity.

Oh–and faith.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
–Hebrews 11:6

So, the reader must have a GENUINE DESIRE to be eternally saved.

BECOME A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST

There used to be a popular slogan which was scrawled upon walls as graffiti and occasionally used as a banking promotion/bumper sticker.

Jesus saves.”

This slogan is true: particularly if one is a committed believer and follower of Jesus Christ.

ONLY IF one is a committed believer and follower of Jesus Christ.

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ”
–1THESSALONIANS 5:9

Becoming a true follower Jesus requires that the reader give up so many firm-held deceptive convictions learned from an early age, however.

Which is one reason WHY the whole world prefers to worship Satan during the end times.

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
–Revelation 13:4,8

However, IF the reader is willing to lay aside his various learned superstitions, then he is on his way to eternal salvation!

There are OTHER things the reader may do in order to achieve eternal life.

BUT, these two are a GREAT START to ANY plan of eternal salvation!

DOES the reader believe himself eternally saved?

WHAT does the reader then believe himself saved FROM?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 2-4, 2022.]

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What Should the Reader Be Doing During the End Times?

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A week ago, the question was asked: What Should the Believer Be Doing During the End Times?

This logically led to the question: “Since so many moderns are NOT believers, what should THEY be doing?”

After some thought was devoted to the topic, it was decided that modern readers should be divided into THREE groups–instead of the customary TWO.

Constituting GROUP ONE: those who believe they are believers (of God’s Word, of God’s commands AND/OR the commands of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. These do NOT have to ACTUALLY be believers: they only have to believe they are.  These are mostly ‘good church-going folks.’

GROUP TWO consists of a numerically more numerous group which is diametrically opposed to those in the much smaller GROUP ONE. GROUP TWO is made up of those moderns who scoff at the Bible and see no difference in following the Bible or following random names from the New York phone directory.

And finally, GROUP THREE.

Who is in GROUP THREE?

Those folks who are inveterate fence-sitters.

This last group contains those moderns who JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO THINK. They are the group which hems and haws and comes to the conclusion that “Maybe I’ll just wait and see.

This third group might be the most difficult to deal with.  After all, they are not against OUTSPOKEN about their opposition to  God, they just aren’t sure what to think.

BUT, “wait and see” has been declared to be unbelief on the ‘slow-burn plan.’  More on that later.

So, what should those folks in GROUP ONE and GROUP TWO be doing during the end times?

GROUP TWO is the easiest.  Those who are in GROUP TWO can do whatever they please–as they do NOT believe that God’s Word is true.

GROUP TWO contains those who will be completely surprised at how things turn out when it is revealed to them that God’s Word IS true.  However, it is so sad that this realization comes TOO LATE to do anyone in this group much good.

GROUP ONE?

The ones in this group should be preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, attempting to lure others into the kingdom of heaven to save them from eternal torment AND praying with all of their might that they are REALLY saved and not just pretending to be (based on what they have been told and what traditions they follow say).

There will be much excuse-making in GROUP ONE because the other TWO GROUPS will not find it necessary to explain themselves–OR their shortcomings.

“But I thought…”

“But I believed…”

“But I felt…”

A few years ago, it was published that TWO PERCENT of church-goers shared the gospel message with someone else.

TWO PERCENT?

In good times?

During a time when there was little persecution to be had for doing so?

When the outcome of where their friends and family would spend eternity was on the line?

‘Preaching the gospel’ is one of the most BASIC of the Christian duties.

“And he [Jesus] said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
–Mark 16:15

“If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister”
–Colossians 1:23

IF a group of individuals who believe they are eternally saved do NOT preach the gospel, they are not even Christians.

ANOTHER END TIMES COMMAND which seems to be routinely ignored by those who believe they are eternally saved is the one to “WATCH.”

“And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
–Mark 13:37

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”
–Matthew 24:42

IF one believes he is eternally saved, then he will WATCH to see when the prime mover of his salvation appears. But many figure that there is no need to watch because the end times events they would be watching for CAN’T BE MISSED.

HOWEVER, it will be somewhat startling how many folks during the last days are COMPLETELY surprised by the long-announced return of Jesus.

SO, regardless of which group the reader finds himself, what can be done?

1 Preach the gospel.
2 WATCH!
3 Warning others about the coming judgment/wrath which will fall upon the earth.
4 Win souls to the kingdom of heaven.
5 Establish a regular time to REGULARLY discuss matters with God the Father.

And the ‘slow-burn plan’ which was mentioned earlier?

IF one doesn’t have the courage of his convictions, then he is only fooling himself–even though he KNEW what was right. “Extenuating circumstances” which kept him from completing what he KNEW was right will likely be a commonly-enough heard excuse.

This is what ALL readers who believe they are eternally saved–for whatever reason–SHOULD be doing during the last days.

NOT making excuses.

DOES the reader believe he is eternally saved?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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?

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

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It is Easy For UNbelievers to Dismiss the Power of the Gospel IF They Have Never Experienced It

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“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

It is quite easy to disbelieve something one has NEVER experienced or seen themselves.

And so it is with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

IF one has never seen or otherwise experienced the power of that gospel, it seems that little effort is required to confidently say: “I don’t believe that exists. I believe it is some mind trick or power of suggestion, BUT it is NOT a tool to be used against men who control REAL power.”

“It’s something that only works against primitive minds.”

“Anyone who has half a mind knows that it doesn’t work.”

IF one believes the Word of God, one KNOWS that the Bible is TRUE. And God’s Word offers that the gospel contains the “power of God unto salvation…”

A person who believes the Word of God ALSO believes what that Word has to say about the gospel’s power.

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

So, those who have NO experience with the gospel are quite confident when they pass their judgment on it and claim that it is powerless.

Again, it is quite easy to dismiss a power which one has NEVER experienced.

Sort of like some backward South Seas tribesman ridiculing the power of electricity without having seen it in action.

Actually, those folks who form opinions and proclaim their ideas WITHOUT having experienced that which they talk about, reminds one of those who hang out in bars.

Those folks have GREAT abilities to expound on a number of things on which they have NO idea what they are talking about.

BUT, their audience is mostly others like them: other barflies who ALSO know nothing about the subject being discussed.

The gospel of Jesus Christ IS exactly what has been written about it for centuries: the power of God unto salvation.

To all of those who have NO experience with this power: it’s not too late.

But time IS running out…

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
-—1 Corinthians 1:18-19

THE GOSPEL (GOOD NEWS) 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

DOES the reader believe that the gospel has a power that is NOT apparent to most?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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?

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

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Eternal Salvation is Most Missed When it is Needed

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“If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. “
–Proverbs 24:10

Like a great many other, LESSER things in this life, eternal salvation is missed the MOST once it is needed.

Until eternal salvation is needed, for most men, it remains an abstraction: something which is an idea only. ONCE eternal salvation is NEEDED, however, it attains an immediacy which demands the attention of the one not saved.

UNTIL the moment it is NEEDED, eternal salvation is often an AFTERTHOUGHT.

THIS is primarily the reason many put it off until it is too late.

“I’m too busy to think about that now.  I’ll think about it later–when I have the time.”

Unfortunately, the person in question NEVER seems to find the time to consider the weighty matter of eternal salvation.

Until it’s too late.

“Now that I NEED it, eternal salvation seems pretty important!  Why did I not see this earlier?”

It is commonly said that a ‘young person never thinks he is going to die.’

This is true of ANYONE (regardless of age)–particularly those who are in good health.

What man is it whose thoughts dwell upon his death whenever he feels fine?

When one is young–or healthy and feeling fit as a fiddle, DEATH and the need for the eternal salvation–which is SO important AFTER this life–seem very far away.

Can this be why so many of the youth shake their tiny fists in rebellion at Almighty God?
When one is young, life seems to stretch on FOREVER.

Death is for the oldsters.

IF one’s DEMISE (death) appears to be FAR AWAY, then might the consequences surrounding that passing also seem FAR AWAY?

In many cases, so far away that one might think they might NEVER happen?

A great many professional atheists are BRAVE when they are IN THIS WORLD.  Many receive the support and the acclaim of the world because of their views. Their fellows provide much support.

BUT, it is when those men are by themselves, facing judgment–as ALL must–ALONE, that the value of eternal salvation is finally realized.

“Eternal salvation is missed most when it is needed.”

DOES the reader have ANY thoughts on this important and weighty matter?

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

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The Roman Road to Salvation Vs The Gospel of Jesus Christ

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A few days ago, a SHORT but INTERESTING discussion was entertained about the topic of “eternal salvation.”

When the subject turned to the ‘mercy (grace) of God,’ THEN the discussion traversed a few interesting points.

When it was pointed out that NO ONE is saved without the mercy (grace) of the LORD, the other person in the discussion quickly referenced a (man-made) tool called “The Roman Road to Salvation.”

The Roman Road (as it is many times called) is compiled from some verses found in the Book of Romans.

This reference was held up as being contradictory to what was claimed as “NO ONE is saved without the mercy of God.”

The discussion then came to a quick end as the other person promised to “study the matter and get back to you.”

AFTER looking into the matter of the ‘Roman Road to Salvation’ vs the gospel of Jesus Christ, several points became apparent.

We now present FIVE of  those points.

1- God’s Word has MANY scriptural references to the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ.

IN FACT, Jesus Himself commanded:

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
–Mark 16:15

The Bible is silent about the Roman Road.

2- God’s Word promises that it is the gospel which is the power of God unto salvation, NOT the Roman Road.

“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

3- While the Roman Road DOES mention Jesus several times during its presentation, Jesus is NOT the focal point as He is during the presentation of the gospel.

Believe the gospel of Jesus Christ and be eternally saved.

Do NOT believe the gospel of Jesus Christ and be eternally damned.

“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

Believe the Roman Road to Salvation and perhaps be saved eternally.

Do NOT believe the Roman Road to Salvation and one is no worse off than he was before.

4- The Roman Road, like its accomplices (whatever their names), seems to place a great emphasis on ‘making a decision for Christ.’

This feeds man’s desire to be the center of all attention–even during eternal salvation.

God’s Word says that the decisions of man have very little to do with where that man will spend his eternity.

“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
–Romans 9:15-16

5- The Roman Road to Salvation would seem to be a perfectly acceptable SUPPLEMENT to the gospel, NOT a SUBSTITUTE FOR the gospel.

As many (particularly, in the churches) would have it to be.

WHAT does the reader believe about the Roman Road to 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

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NO ONE Goes To Heaven By Being a Good Person

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“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
–Romans 3:10-12

It is truly amazing the number of people who have little more than a vague idea of HOW to wind up in HEAVEN.

But thinking back to when this writer was a heathen, it was remembered when the statement was made: “I’m not real sure of how to get to heaven, but someday, I’m going to sit down, spend some time and figure it all out.”

Most claim they are a ‘good person’ or have done a ‘good deed’ because they compare their behaviors to that of well-known serial killers.

But God’s Word is clear: there is NO ONE who is ‘good enough’ to make it into heaven on their own.

“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. “
–Psalm 14:2-3

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”
–Romans 3:23

“…Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
–Psalm 53:1-3

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
–Romans 3:10-12

Besides, those who hold the view that they have to have more good deeds than bad ones to go to heaven, turn GOD-THE-CREATOR-OF-ALL from the Perfect Judge who will judge perfectly into a sort of GOD-THE-ALMIGHTY-WEIGHER-OF-DEEDS.

Sort of like God is the keeper of a set of cosmic scales, which can put a number on good deeds, whether a person once helped old ladies across the street OR saved babies from a burning building.

Many believe that IF they do more good deeds than bad, they will wind up in heaven where God will make EVERYTHING all good.

OF COURSE, each person telling the story is the one who judges 1) whether a behavior is good or bad; 2) how much value to assign to their good deeds; 3) whether any ulterior motives made them do their good deeds; and, 4) if bad behaviors were not just ‘playing around.’  God seems to be left completely out of their equations.

SO, IF a person does not get to heaven with performing good deeds, how does one get to heaven?

Well, if one is trying to do good, it gets VERY difficult VERY quickly.

FIRST, PERFECT obedience is required.

“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”
–James 2:10

SECOND, it requires a GREAT AMOUNT of GOD’S MERCY.  NO ONE is saved without God’s mercy.

“For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”
–Romans 9:15-16

Ephesians 2 gives the PERFECT FORMULA for ETERNAL SALVATION.

“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.”
–Ephesians 2:8-9

SO, God’s GREAT MERCY (grace) is activated by a person’s faith.

This opens the door to trusting (putting one’s faith) COMPLETELY on Jesus Christ.

“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone”
–Ephesians 2:13-20

DOES the reader wish to go to heaven?

DOES the reader desire to obtain ETERNAL SALVATION?

Then the reader needs to place ALL of his faith for obtaining that salvation on Jesus Christ.

And trust God’s Great Mercy to do the rest.

HAS the reader ever spent much time contemplating the particulars of 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

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  July 20, 2022.]

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Do NOT Wait Until the Last Minute to Put Your Trust In the LORD

LAST MINUTE

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
–Proverbs 3:5

Trusting in the LORD brings a person ALL KINDS of benefits: some in this present life; some, in the eternal life to come.

HOWEVER, for a number of different reasons, a great number of folks put off putting their trust in the LORD.

Perhaps it is because they are “too busy” and tell themselves that they will get around to doing it “later“?

Perhaps it is because they tell themselves that it REALLY isn’t as important as some make it out to be?

Perhaps it is because they feel they have MORE IMPORTANT things to do?

There are those who will NEVER–for whatever reasons they may have–put their trust in the LORD.  Most of these folks feel that there is NO other who will look after their needs like they would.

BUT these are deceived and will reap the wages of deception.

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
–Proverbs 14:12

Some folks really do have the best of intentions concerning this circumstance, but one thing leads to another and, before you know it, they are smack-dab in the middle of the end times.  They see chaos and confusion unfolding on every side of their existence WITHOUT a reliable guide.

On this very important matter:

Do NOT wait.

Do NOT delay.

Do NOT procrastinate.

Depending on the LORD is a way of life and some practice will make things go more smoothly.

Do NOT wait until things are falling apart and God’s judgment is falling upon the earth and those who dwell upon it.

Turn to God NOW and be experienced at putting your trust in the LORD.

Oh, and do NOT fear man and the schemes of man.

“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”
–Proverbs 29:25

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Do NOT wait until the last minute to put your trust in the LORD.

What are you waiting for?

Start NOW!

Has it crossed the mind of the reader to make amends and start living his life in a NEW WAY?

What has stopped the reader from fulfilling this thought?

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?

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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.”
-–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:  May 25, 2022.]

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