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

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 29, 2022.]

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The Roman Road to Salvation Vs The Gospel of Jesus Christ

THE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ

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

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 10, 2022.]

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NO ONE Goes To Heaven By Being a Good Person

GOOD

“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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

[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?

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:  May 25, 2022.]

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The World is a Dark, Dark Place. Jesus Christ is the Light of the World.

LIGHT IN THE DARK

The world–particularly the end times world–is a dark, dark place.

The darkness is caused MOSTLY by DECEPTION.

“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”
–1JOHN 5:19

[One of the deceptions is the Satan-approved Bible translations which change 1JOHN 5:19 from “the whole world lieth in wickedness.” to “the whole world lies in the Wicked One.” But ANYONE who has studied the verse in the original Greek KNOWS that the original KJV translation is the CORRECT ONE.]

“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”
–Isaiah 60:2

Though the world be covered in the darkness of deception, Jesus is the light of the world.

“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
–John 1:5

“…he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”
–Daniel 2:22

“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 8:12

There’s not much time left.

The reader should follow Jesus Christ.

The reader should follow the light.

DOES the reader ever worry about walking in darkness?

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

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Understanding God’s Word

UNDERSTANDING

Once upon a time, there was a young man who was, not only interested in the END TIMES, but who was–being fully versed in the various and sundry stories of the world–well-learned and well-read as well.

The young man PAINSTAKINGLY applied himself to the study of God’s Word, particularly when the Word of God involved the END TIMES.

BUT, try as he might, the young man just couldn’t reach an understanding of what was written in God’s Word.

NOW, this is a COMPLETELY natural state of affairs, given that God’s Word assures the reader that there are NO other options to be had in this circumstance.

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.“
–1CORINTHIANS 2:12-14

In other words, someone who does NOT possess the KEY (the Holy Ghost) to unlocking Scripture cannot KNOW Scripture, regardless of how long or how diligently that person studies the Word of God.

That KEY to understanding Scripture (the Holy Ghost) is given to all of those who undergo the COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION of the new (spiritual) birth.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
–2CORINTHIANS 5:17

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
–John 3:1-3

NOT having the KEY to understanding God’s Word (the Holy Ghost), the young man soon discovered the stories of other men who were in a SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCE as he was.

The young man then greedily devoured the stories of these lost men, as they 1) appeared to make perfect sense of the matter; and, 2) satisfied his desire to know more on the topic.

NOW, at some point in that man’s life, he was given the KEY to understanding Scripture (the Holy Ghost).

And–just as God’s Word had promised–the Holy Ghost led the man into ALL TRUTH, including the TRUTH concerning God’s Word (and the END TIMES).

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
–John 14:26

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
–John 16:13

So the man NOW had a fairly COMPLETE understanding of the END TIMES, which he had not had before this.

In fact, the man NOW understood that he was previously deceived about the last days because he did NOT have the KEY to understanding what was written in God’s Word and had previously had to settle for the utterly wrong stories of ‘learned men.’

The only fly in this ointment was that NOW the other men that the man was trying to reach neither understood NOR realized that they did NOT understand.  This was because those men lacked the KEY to understanding what was written in God’s Word: many did not believe that this KEY even existed; others did not believe that it was possible to obtain such a KEY.

BUT, for the most part, those men often DID have a wonderful understanding of the foolishness other men had taught them.

DOES the reader believe he understands what God’s Word is saying?

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines:  April 22-24, 2022.]

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The FEW: The Eternally Saved

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“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

God’s Word informs the reader that FEW find eternal salvation.

FEW.

BUT regardless of the DIRE WARNINGS about man’s future, most men go about their lives, convinced they will be eternally saved from eternal torment by a God who understands that they MEANT to be the very best–even if their actions fell somewhat short of that lofty pledge.

“Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”
–Luke 11:24

So, FEW are blessed to be eternally saved.

MANY mistakenly believe they are doing okay in this regard.

Does it do any good to provide one more warning to the deceived who perish?

Probably not.

BUT, God’s Word informs the reader to warn them anyway.

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”
–1CORINTHIANS 1:18

NOW, the Bible tells us that there will be thousands more saved the second time around than the FEW who were saved during the flood.

“Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”
–1PETER 3:20

So, God saved EIGHT the first time.

God’s Word informs that THOUSANDS more will be saved the next time.

“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.”
–Revelation 14:1,5

‘One hundred forty and four thousand‘ is STILL very FEW of the BILLIONS of men who are now alive.

FEW.

However, these dire warnings will NOT mean anything to those who perish.

Oh, one imagines that God’s mercy will provide salvation for an additional few of those who would otherwise perish.

But, again: this is only a FEW.

IS the reader one of the FEW?

Or, is the reader one of the many who mistakenly BELIEVE they have found life everlasting?

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: April 11, 2022.]

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

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image:  Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash.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.

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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.]

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