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Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Life-or-Death Choice

THE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ

THE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ

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

The gospel of Jesus Christ is so powerful precisely because it forces the person hearing it to make a choice.

  1. Believe the gospel and live; or,
  2. Reject it and die.

The life or death mentioned is eternal life or death; spiritual life or death.

This life-or-death choice of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the “power of God unto salvation.”

“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

God has structured end times events in such a way that every person will have an opportunity to reject or confirm the gospel of Jesus Christ in some manner.

No one will be able to later claim they were condemned without a chance to repent and enter the kingdom of heaven–though many, many, many will still make that claim.

“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.”
–Isaiah 5:13-14

Yes, many have been taught from an early age that the gospel of Jesus Christ is only a fairy tale.

But, many of those who have been taught this deception have also been taught to question everything they have been taught.

And, on a great many other topics, many DO find the wherewithal to research and decide for themselves contrary to what they have been taught from a young age.

The problem is: end times man does not feel that the gospel of Jesus Christ matters one way or another.

They do not approach the gospel as a life-or-death situation.

Tragic.

“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

DOES the reader wonder why all of the hubbub about the gospel of Jesus Christ?

DOES the reader believe that he believes the gospel if he believes in the existence of Jesus Christ?

PERHAPS the reader believes he has no need of the gospel?

It is not YET too late: there is still 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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 13, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson, Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the End Times

Preach the gospel!

One of–IF NOT THE–most important tasks of believers in the end times (or ANY time) is to preach and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The primary reason this activity is so important?

It is important because the gospel of Jesus Christ unleashes the power of God to eternal salvation. Most will never hear the gospel of Jesus Christ–thus, most will never have an opportunity to choose or reject to believe the gospel of Jesus Christ for eternal salvation–unless it is preached by a believer.

And believers are extremely scarce.

Why is preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ so important–particularly in the end times?

Because the gospel is the power of God unto salvation.  God’s Word does not designate ANY OTHER activity as so important. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the doorway all must enter in order to enjoy eternal salvation.

“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

God has declared the gospel of Jesus Christ to be so important, that He promises to give the gospel of Jesus Christ the power of God Himself.

“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

God has declared the gospel of Jesus Christ to be so important, that His Word states it to be salvation itself.  The gospel is so important, God’s Word says in the last days God will send an angel to preach this gospel to the WHOLE WORLD.

“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people”
–Revelation 14:6

This event was foretold several thousands of years ago.

“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
–Matthew 24:14

Preaching the gospel was also an explicit command of Jesus Christ Himself.

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

The reader can know that the power of God resides in the gospel of Jesus Christ by the churches’ refusal to preach it.

Oh, they think themselves to be clever: they chatter about the gospel; they talk around the gospel; they offer other gospels which SOUND GOOD (ABCs of salvation, Roman roads, John 3:16, end times discipleship, Romans 10:9-10, etc.); they preach about preaching the gospel.

But they do NOT preach the simple gospel of Jesus Christ.

Proof of this lies in church folk themselves, the vast majority of which cannot recite the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The churches could not have done a better job of raising up a gospel-ignorant people if Satan himself ran those Sunday social clubs.

Satan Has Counterfeited the Christian Church

Satan Has Counterfeited the Churches: A Counterfeit Jesus is Next

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

Preach the gospel of Jesus Christ: it is vital for the believer to do this in the end times.

Because it is a command from Jesus Christ.

Because it unleashes the power of God unto salvation for the lost.

Because Satan works overtime to prevent this from happening.

DOES the reader believe the gospel of Jesus Christ is only a collection of words?

It is not YET too late: there is still 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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–with Mondo Frazier

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Repent

repent

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”
–Revelation 3:19

REPENT.

Regardless of what the churches and the world teach, to repent means “to change one’s mind” or “to change one’s direction.”

In other words, to repent means to change one’s mind about sin; to change one’s direction: to move closer to God, to obey His Word and humble oneself while putting some distance between oneself and sin.

To repent DOES NOT mean to feel sorrow, regret or contrition–though one MAY experience those emotions after repentance.

In such a way have the apostate churches turned “repentance” into “penance.”

penance: an act of self-abasement, mortification, or devotion performed to show sorrow or repentance for sin.

In this way, has repentance gradually been changed from a sovereign work of God’s mercy to something accomplished by MAN’S efforts.

Satan is a tricky fellow.

SIN is a transgression against an all-holy God.  Can man do anything to pay for such behavior?

No.  Only the grace and mercy of an all-merciful God can make things right.  And the grace and mercy of God made possible the supreme sacrifice of Jesus Christ; to do what man could not do himself: to put away sin.

“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”
–Hebrews 9:24-26

To repent is to see sin as it really is: a destructive behavior causing eternal spiritual death instead of an attractive bit of fun.

“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”
–Revelation 2:5

Repentance is a condition of eternal life.

Jesus Christ Himself said as much TWICE (as recorded in Luke 13).

And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

“Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
Luke 13:2-5

DOES the reader have a better idea of what true repentance means?

HAS the reader ever thought much about repenting of sin?

It is not YET too late: there is still 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

MORE: The Nature of Spiritual Deception

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 17, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson, Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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IF ONLY Modern Man Heeded the Words of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ: The Living Word of God.

Jesus Christ: The Living Word of God.

“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you”
–Mark 13:3-5

ACTUALLY, if men only followed what Jesus commanded in Mark 13:3-5 (Matthew 24:4).

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
–Matthew 24:4

The end times is a time in which man is supremely deceived.

Modern man is so deceived, he has not got a clue as to how deceived he really is.

And Jesus Christ first and foremost warned end times man to beware of the deception of the end times.

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
–Matthew 24:4

Yes, the end times are a time of constant, nearly-total deception.

Is the reader aware he is actively deceived around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

Oh, if only modern man would heed the words of Jesus Christ.

“Take heed that no man deceive you.”

IF ONLY…

DOES the reader believe that some vague, nebulous human agency is watching over him, protecting him from the ubiquitous deception which surrounds him?

It is not YET too late: there is still 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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 3, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP, 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson, Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Filed under: End Time Deception, END TIMES PREPARATION, Eternal Salvation through Jesus Christ, Good News/Gospel,

Struggling Against Salvation

The struggle continues...

“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

The deceived struggle mightily against entering “at the straight (narrow) gate;” i.e., salvation–as any former heathen can attest.

The battle is fought daily: day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.

The deceived struggle against eternal salvation because they are deceived.

IF the deceived were not deceived, they would embrace rather than fight against the truth of God’s Word and eternal salvation through belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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

IF the deceived were not deceived, they would value life everlasting over eternal destruction and condemnation.

It seems such an odd statement: “The lost struggle against their own salvation.”  It is almost like saying “The hungry struggle against food,” or “The thirsty struggle against water.

In this struggle against eternal salvation, the world aids and abets the deceived.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
–1John 2:15-16

The world aids the lost in their conflict against salvation because the world’s friends are enemies of God.

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
–James 4:4

Someone who is worldly might say that the friends of the world assist the lost in their struggle against eternal salvation because “Misery loves company.”

Daily, the lost and deceived continue their resistance.

The lost and deceived will continue their mighty struggle against God’s Word and eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ RIGHT UP UNTIL the moment they die.

AND THEN: they will struggle no more.

However, they will then have an eternity to regret their earlier laborious grind.

DOES the reader fight the battle against eternal salvation?

DOES the reader even realize how he ended up on the side he now fights for?

It is not YET too late: there is still 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: September 14-16, 2018.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-18. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2018. 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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Filed under: End Time Deception, END TIMES PREPARATION, Eternal Salvation through Jesus Christ, Good News/Gospel,

Stumblingblock to Salvation

stumblingblock to salvation

(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. True Thao, 364th Press Camp Headquarters, Task Force Larimar)

ENSNARED BY THE LITTLE THINGS OF THE WORLD

stumblingblock: An obstacle; a difficulty.

“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 7:14-15

Even if few are saved, more than few seem to have at least a passing interest in eternal salvation.

IN FACT, most who have expressed an interest (or a misplaced insistence) in eternal salvation through faith on Jesus Christ have to overcome a HUGE obstacle.

That stumblingblock is an inability or unwillingness (or both) to let go of the things of the world.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
–1John 2:15-16

This includes the “little things of the world“: those “guilty pleasures” which the world uses to endear itself to man.

The little things of the world act in a much more gradual way: a little here, a little there.

“To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.”
–Isaiah 28:12-13

To be perfectly clear: “things of the world” do not necessarily refer to ONLY material goods.

Letting go of the things of the world DOES refer to the love of material goods.

It ALSO refers to the ways of the world; the knowledge of the world; what the world considers important or holds dear; traditions, rituals and fables learned (and in some cases, loved) since childhood; the honors, exaltation and attention the world bestows upon its favorites.

Letting go of these things and basing one’s faith in the future on the Word of God and Jesus Christ is no doubt the biggest decision ANY person has to make.

But letting go of the things of the world is extremely hard–maybe even next to impossible.

Perhaps this is why so many wait until the last second to declare they want salvation through Jesus Christ: they cling to the pleasures and comfortable things of the world until such things are no longer available to them?

MORE: Deathbed Conversions: Another Tall Tale?

Letting go of the things of the world might be considered a  stumblingblock to salvation.

But letting go of the little things of the world might be considered a more insidious stumblingblock to 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

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

DOES the reader have “little pleasures” built into his day?

HAS the reader constructed a comfortable daily routine which pulls him through his day?

MORE: ROUTINE: Man and His Routine

HAS the reader become ensnared by the little things of the world?

It is not YET too late: there is still 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: September 12, 2018.]

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Born Again Spiritually

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“For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.”
–1Corinthians 1:17

Someone (who was advocating that baptism is a necessary component of salvation through Jesus Christ) offered as “proof” what Jesus said in the opening verses of John 3, specifically John 3:5.

“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.

“Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”
–John 3:1-7

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:5 is most definitely NOT about baptism.

We can know this in several different ways.

1- Nowhere in John 3 do either Jesus or Nicodemus refer to the subject of baptism.

2- Jesus is explaining to Nicodemus about being born again.  Clearly, Nicodemus did not understand the concept.  Jesus tells him a man has to be born both PHYSICALLY and then born a second time SPIRITUALLY.  Jesus talks of being born of water (physical birth) and of the Spirit (spiritual rebirth). To emphasize the point, Jesus uses the water/Spirit reference and then, in order that there is NO confusion, Jesus offers the flesh/spirit reference as well.

Born again means to experience a spiritual rebirth through Jesus Christ, God the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Born again.

OR, as it is elsewhere referred to: a “transformation” OR to be “transformed.”

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
–Romans 12:2

Born again.

It is what distinguishes believers from pretenders.

Being born again spiritually is what determines if one is a member of the kingdom of heaven.  NOT how often, if or where one has been baptized–though baptism IS a necessary sign of the believer’s obedience.

Being reborn spiritually–NOT sitting in one of the Sunday social clubs known as the churches; NOT trying to make this world a better place; NOT constantly talking about homosexuals, atheists or satanists–is what determines whether one is a believer on Jesus Christ.

HAS the reader experience the transformation of a new spiritual birth through the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ?

OR does the reader choose to believe that that is so much nonsense?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

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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

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