Sunday, August 31, 2014

Who Is This Man Who Says He’s God?- Cecil Spivey

 
Who Is This Man Who Says He’s God?
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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Jesus is Jehovah-God - Cecil Spivey



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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Peace With God, Access To God And The Hope Of Glory by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam




Peace With God, Access To God And The Hope Of Glory 
  by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

According to Romans 4:25, Christ was delivered to death for our sins and then raised from the dead because He had fully settled our debt. The results of this mighty work of redemption are marvelous indeed to ponder over.

First, it means for every believer in Christ, that “being justified by faith we have peace with God” (Romans 5:1). If Christ has paid for our sins and the barrier between God and us has been removed, why should we not enjoy peace with God? Why should we not rise in the morning, go about our work during the day and retire at night with complete confidence that all is well; that we are at peace with God and that He loves us as His very own?

But more: Verse 2 goes on to say that by Christ we also have “access by faith into this grace wherein we stand.” If the barrier of sin has been removed and we are at peace with God, what is there to keep us out of His presence, especially when He Himself bids us to “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”? (Hebrews 4:16). How wonderful to have a standing before God in grace! to be at peace with Him and to enjoy free access into His presence by faith!

But there is still more. Not only does the believer in Christ enjoy peace with God and access to God, but, as this same verse says: “We rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” “Hope” in the Bible is, of course, more than a wish. It is an eager anticipation of wonderful things to come. Hebrews 6:19 says: “Which hope we have as an anchor to the soul, both sure and stedfast.” Man has always been afraid of the glory of God. When the glory of the Lord shone round about the Judaean shepherds “they were sore afraid.” This was because “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). But the simplest believer in Christ may rejoice in the anticipation of sharing God’s glory some day.


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Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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GODLY LIVING IN CHRIST -By Pastor John McKay


Scripture Reading: II Timothy 3:12


A Greek proverb states, "He who does not get thrashed, does not get educated." Depending on the student's attitude, of course, discipline is vitally important in any achieving or learning process.

The Lord teaches us how to live. He first gives us the warning, " ....let none of you suffer as ... an evildoer ... " and " ... what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God" (I Peter 4:15 and 2:19-20). It is evident that the Christian exercised by discipline from God's Hand, has profit, holiness, and the peaceable fruit of righteousness. Being "thrashed" by the Lord's gracious and tender Hand is proof that we are His children. It is definitely a part of the Christian life ("godly living"). See Hebrews 12:6-11.

Our own passage, II Timothy 3:12, has a second consideration. " ... all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." Each believer will have a differing degree of suffering or trouble according to the will of God. To know who we are "in Christ" and what we have in Him, will not only bring us to conflict with evil (the spiritual warfare), but will enable us to "abide under the will of God" and not try to get out from under what He appoints. We must hold up in a courageous manner when suffering to obtain the benefit that Christ wants us to have. "If we suffer ('go through suffering' patiently'), we shall also reign with Him ... " (II Timothy 2:12). Don't thrash yourself, but accept God's thrashing. It will teach us godly living, and provide more reward for God's glory. See I Peter 3:17.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ




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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Four Kinds Of Men - by Pastor C. R. Stam


According to St. Paul’s inspired epistles, the human race is divided into four categories:

    The natural man, i.e., the fallen son of Adam, as he is, without God. Of him the Apostle says: “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” ( I Corinthians 2:14).

    The babe in Christ.  When a person sees himself as a sinner and trusts Christ as his Saviour, he is “born again” and becomes a “babe in Christ”. But babes can and should grow, so these are exhorted: “As newborn babes, desire the sincere [pure] milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby” (I Peter 2:2).

    The carnal Christian is one who, though perhaps a Christian for years, has not grown, due to indifference and neglect of the Word of God. He still has to be treated as a babe in Christ. The Corinthian believers were examples of this. Paul had to write them: “I…could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear [digest] it, neither yet now are ye able” (I Corinthians 3:1,2). Everybody loves a baby, but the joy that fills the hearts of loving parents turns to bitterest sorrow if their baby fails to grow.

    The spiritual Christian is one who, through prayerful study of the Word of God, has grown to spiritual maturity. He is no longer merely a child of God; he is a “man of God”. We should all “desire the sincere [pure] milk of the Word that ye may grow thereby” (IPet.2:2) — “THAT WE HENCEFORTH BE NO MORE CHILDREN, TOSSED TO AND FRO, AND CARRIED ABOUT WITH EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE” (Eph.4:14). Let us then heed St. Peter’s inspired exhortation: “BUT GROW IN GRACE, AND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST” (II Peter 3:18).



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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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WHAT CHRIST WAS MADE - by Pastor J. C. O'Hair



“But when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, MADE of a woman, MADE under the law. Galatians 4:4.

“And the Word was MADE flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth:” John 1:14.

“But we see Jesus, Who was MADE a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Hebrews 2:9.

“Who is MADE, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.” Hebrews 7:16.

“Wherefore in all things it behooved Him to be MADE like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation, for the sins of the people:’ Hebrews 2:17.

“Concerning His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, which was MADE of the seed of David according to the flesh:” Romans 1:3.

“For He hath MADE Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be MADE the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:21.

“But when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, MADE of a woman, MADE under the law. Galatians 4:4.

“And the Word was MADE flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth:” John 1:14.

“But we see Jesus, Who was MADE a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Hebrews 2:9.

“Who is MADE, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.” Hebrews 7:16.

“Wherefore in all things it behooved Him to be MADE like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation, for the sins of the people:’ Hebrews 2:17.

“Concerning His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, which was MADE of the seed of David according to the flesh:” Romans 1:3.

“For He hath MADE Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be MADE the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:21.

“But when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, MADE of a woman, MADE under the law. Galatians 4:4.

“And the Word was MADE flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth:” John 1:14.

“But we see Jesus, Who was MADE a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Hebrews 2:9.

“Who is MADE, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.” Hebrews 7:16.

“Wherefore in all things it behooved Him to be MADE like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation, for the sins of the people:’ Hebrews 2:17.

“Concerning His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, which was MADE of the seed of David according to the flesh:” Romans 1:3.

“For He hath MADE Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be MADE the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:21.

“But when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, MADE of a woman, MADE under the law. Galatians 4:4.

“And the Word was MADE flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth:” John 1:14.

“But we see Jesus, Who was MADE a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Hebrews 2:9.

“Who is MADE, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.” Hebrews 7:16.

“Wherefore in all things it behooved Him to be MADE like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation, for the sins of the people:’ Hebrews 2:17.

“Concerning His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, which was MADE of the seed of David according to the flesh:” Romans 1:3.

“For He hath MADE Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be MADE the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:21.

WHAT BELIEVERS ARE MADE IN CHRIST

“For He hath MADE Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be MADE the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:21.

“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be MADE righteous.” Romans 5:19.

“But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is MADE unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” I Corinthians 1:30.

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath MADE me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2.

“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are MADE nigh by the blood of Christ.” Ephesians 2:13.

“Giving thanks unto the Father, Which hath MADE us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints.” Colossians 1:12.

“To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath MADE us acceptable in the Beloved.” Ephesians 1:6.

“For now being MADE free from sin, and become servants of God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.” Romans 6:22.

“And hath raised us up together, and MADE us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6.



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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Lord’s Prayer Dispensationally - Considered


scripture Reading:

    “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him.”

    – Matthew 6:7,8

Religious leaders love to have their people recite the Lord’s Prayer. It’s been the religious thing to do for centuries. The Lord’s Prayer is one of the most beautiful, meaningful, and touching prayers in the Prophetic Scriptures, but those who recite it today are committing two major blunders. First, the Lord warned the disciples that they were not to pray this prayer, or any prayer for that matter, repetitiously (Matthew 6:5-7). Prayer is not a religious exercise, but rather communication with God; therefore, it should always be spoken from the heart. Second, the Disciples Prayer, which is the correct connotation for this prayer, was given as a model for those who would be called upon to endure the Tribulation. Since the Body of Christ is delivered from the wrath to come, this prayer does not apply to us in this dispensation (I Thessalonian 5:9).

The Disciples’ Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.The reference here to “our Father” is to the God and Father of Israel — the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In prophecy, heaven was His throne and earth His footstool. His name was so holy that the Jews feared they might inadvertently speak it in vain, consequently they changed it from Yahweh to Adonai — Master, Ruler (Deuteronomy 5:11; Isaiah 66:1; Matthew 15:31; Luke 1:68).

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.The hope of every Israelite was the establishment of the Davidic Kingdom. God’s will for the earth is to overthrow the kingdoms of this world and establish the millennial kingdom of His dear Son (II Samiul 7:8-17; Luke 1:68-72; Revelation 11:15; 20:6).

Give us this day our daily bread.In the future Tribulation, God will set a table in the wilderness for His people, as He did in time past. The saints in that day will find it necessary to pray for their daily provision of food, since they will be unable to buy or sell without the Mark of the Beast. Subsequently, God will supernaturally nourish the chosen nation (Revelation 12:14 cf. Revelation 13:13-18).

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.Today we are to forgive others, even as God for Christs sake has forgiven us, but under the kingdom gospel, forgiveness was based upon a like-spirit (Matthew 18:21-35 cf. Ephesians 4:32).

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil [Gr. noun: evil one]. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. The sense here is, “Lord lead us not into the Great Tribulation, but deliver us from Satan, who brings death and destruction in his wake” (Revelation 6:7-11; 12:12; 13:1-10).




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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

For Just Being Here - by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam



When you sigh for heaven, remember:

    “…Christ…loved the Church, and gave Himself for it…That He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:25,26).

Too readily we forget that Christ loves us infinitely more than we love Him; that He paid the penalty for our sins on cruel Calvary and shed His life’s blood that one day He might have us for Himself to share His glory with Him forever.

Surely, then, He would rather have us at His side in heaven than here in this scene of sin and sorrow, and sickness and death. We should bear this in mind when we long that we might leave this world and go to be with Him.

But there is more: The Saviour, who was exiled from this earth, and is, even now, rejected by men, has not yet rejected them. Rather, He has left us here as His ambassadors on hostile territory, to plead with his enemies, praying them “in His stead” to be reconciled to God, assuring them that He has done all that is necessary to effect a reconciliation (II Corinthians 5: 20,21).

And this is His attitude toward mankind now, though the prophetic Scriptures declare so emphatically that man’s rejection of Christ was to be — and will be — visited with the severest judgment (Psalms 2:4-9; Acts 2:16-20).

But not yet! Though man had declared war on Christ (Acts 4:26,27), He did not yet make a counter-declaration, but interrupted the prophetic program to save Saul of Tarsus, the leader of the rebellion and sent him forth to usher in the present “dispensation of the grace of God” (Ephesians 3:1-3).

This is why, in His love and compassion, He leaves us here still to plead with His enemies: “Be ye reconciled to God”. And what about His special love for us? Entirely apart from rewards earned by service or suffering for Him, God will richly reward us (II Corinthians 4:17) just for being here as “ambassadors for Christ”.



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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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PAUL TELLS OTHERS ABOUT HIS GOSPEL by C. R. Stam



 
    It is true that now there is but one gospel and God's anathema is pronounced upon any who would presume to proclaim any other (Gal.1:8,9), but those who suppose that Paul proclaimed the same good news which the twelve before him had proclaimed, should carefully read Galatians 2:1-9.

The twelve had been proclaiming our Lord's kingdom rights in "the gospel of the kingdom". The kingdom having been rejected, however, God raised up Paul to proclaim "the Gospel of the Grace of God" (Acts 20:24). In Galatians 1:11,12, this apostle declares:

"But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man, for I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ."

This is only one of many passages in which he declares that he was commissioned to proclaim a special message by the glorified Lord Himself (Ephesians 3:1-4; Romans 16:25; etc.).

Now in Galatians 2:2, the apostle states: "I went up by revelation [God sent him] and communicated unto them [the apostles and elders at Jerusalem] that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles...." But was he not merely checking to make sure that he and they were preaching the same good news? No, for he goes on to say: "But [I went] privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain".

Verses 7 and 9 then go on to tell how "they saw" and "perceived" the grace that had been given to Paul, so that they publicly and officially gave him "the right hands of fellowship", acknowledging him as the apostle of grace, sent to the world with a message of grace:

"Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Romans 3:24).


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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DENIALS OF CULTS - by Ed Stevens




  DENIALS OF CULTS  
by Ed Stevens


            Does God's Word predict that in the last days, prior to Christ's second coming there will be great revival with greatly increased numbers of souls desiring the truth and walking in it? To the contrary, it predicts that men "shall turn away their ears from the truth and shall be turned unto fables." "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons; speaking lies in hypocrisy; homing their conscience seared with a hot iron; forbidding to marry and commanding to abstain from meats (Roman Catholicism!) which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth." "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be . . . (among other things) blasphemers . . . having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof; from such turn away. So do these also resist the truth; men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith." (II Timothy 4:4; I Timothy 4:1-3; II Timothy 3:1-5,8). See also II Thessalonian 2:3.

            It is characteristic of humans to "follow the crowd". This is tragically true also in religion.

            Christians believe, indeed, all men sense that the last days are at hand. As to virtually all the fast growing religious organizations today, biblical investigation proves that "having a form (semblance or profession) of godliness" (true Christianity) there is denial of "the power thereof". Briefly stated, this is (1) disbelief of Christ's dying words on the cross, "It is finished". That all the necessary work for man's redemption was fully accomplished in the life and death of man's great Substitute, God's heaven-sent last Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ. (2) Denial of the full truth of regeneration either as to its necessity ("Ye must be born again", John 3:7), or of there being thus "a new creature" or "new man" spiritually formed (II Corinthians 5 :17; Galatiansatians 6 :15; Ephesians 2 :15;4:24 ), which new man "sinneth not" and "cannot sin because he is born of God" (I John 3:9). (3) That salvation is "everlasting life", "eternal redemption" and perfection, there being no possibility of any future condemnation whatsoever after death or of ever being lost again (John 3:16,36;5:24;10:28; Hebrews 9 :12 ;10 :14 ; Co1ossians 2 :10 ; Romans 8 :1,30,38,39 ) . Many other references could be added.

            All the above truth is denied by the following large and growing religious institutions: Seventh Day Adventism, Roman Catholicism, so-called "Jehovah's Witnesses", Mormonism, Christian (?) Science, and Pentecostalism. It is note worthy that in each of these, except the "Witnesses", there is belief in visions and in revelations additional to God's completed holy Word. Also, behold the number of women founders. Perilous times indeed! Let God's Word explain and warn!

Warnings!

            Dire warning to all who deny the deity of Jesus Christ is given in John 8:21, 24, " ... whither I go ye cannot come . . . if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins". Christ here identified himself as being "Immanuel" — God with us, "the Mighty God", the One "from everlasting", foretold in Isaiah 7:14; 9:6 and Micah 5:2. Bold denial of this truth so essential to salvation is made by the false "Jehovah's Witnesses", "Christian Science", Mormons, Christadelphians, Theosophists, Unitarians, "Unity" cultists and all modernist preachers.

            The Word of God was completed by Christ's apostles "that the man of God might be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (II Timothy3:17). Then beware of later — much later "revelations" and "visions", which clash with Proverbs 30:5,6: — "Every word of God is pure . . . Add thou not unto His words lest He reprove thee and thou be found a liar". Colossiansossians 2:18 warns against and describes vision seers, having "a voluntary humility and worshipping of the angels, dwelling in the things he has seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast the Head . . . " (Christ, R.V.), Compare Weymouth's translation:  . . .  "taking his stand on the visions he has seen and idly puffed up by his unspiritual thoughts ... "

            Warning against women teachers is found in I Timothy 2:11-14 and I Corinthians 14:34:—" Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach. nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence . . . " "Let .your women keep silence in the churches for it is not permitted unto them to speak (Le., as teachers): but they are commanded to he under obedience as also saith the law." Observe, however, the list of women leaders and teacher-founders: — Mrs. E. G. White of Seventh Day Adventism, Mrs. McPherson of Pentecostalism, Mrs. Mary Baker F. G. P. Eddy of Christian Science (so-called), the Fox sisters of Spiritism, and Madame Blavatsky with Annie Besant of Theosophy. These all rebelled against the law of God.

            Finally, God's Word warns against those who preach "another gospel" or "a different gospel", (R.V.). "There be some that trouble you and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed . . . " (Galatians 1:6-9). "This false "gospel" voices the necessity of works in addition to faith in order to finally receive salvation. It is keep the commandments (some stress the Saturday Sabbath), keep up confessions of sin, do penance, etc. To preach thus is to acquire God's curse!

            "To the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this Word (the Bible) it is because there is no light in them" (Isaiah 8:20).

Faith Manifested By Works

            James 2:14-26, much used by the above named and described folk, does not teach faith plus works for salvation. Here is taught the difference between dead (so-called) faith which has no "works" and the true living faith with its identifying good works. By his "works a man is justified (this word does not mean 'to get saved' but, to be declared right or just) and not by (professed) faith only" (v.24). The words in v.14, "can faith save him" is properly rendered, "can such faith save him" in the Revised Version. James does not contradict Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; Romans3:20-30; 4:1-6; Galatians .2:16,21;3:1-3,21. Here we read that only faith in Christ, i.e., faith in HIS finished work for man's redemption, His perfect law keeping and His vicarious (in our place) suffering the penalty for all men's sin on the cross when He cried, "My God! My God! Why hast thou forsaken me?" can save anyone.

            To prove error's ever-present inconsistency as found with false gospel preachers this writer has asked several Adventist preachers, for example, who professed to agree perfectly that salvation by grace through faith without works was God's plan of salvation both before and after the cross, whether one would be forever lost if he did not keep the Saturday Sabbath. In each case the answer was, Yes! Plainly, in their particular organized system of religion they must bow to the authority (?) of their founder-prophetess, the vision seeing Mrs. Ellen G. White. The same inconsistency and devil-inspired deception is found in these other systems mentioned above. Roman Catholicism, for instance, increasingly exalts Mary, the human mother of Christ as a goddess, "the queen of heaven" as being the only mediator between God and man. ("There is one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus", I Timothy2:5) The one system is no more wicked and damning than the other.

God's Clarion Call

            Reader, if unsaved, why not heed and accept the gospel of the grace of God as proclaimed in I Corinthians 15:1-6: —"I declare unto you the gospel . . . wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved .. . how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and rose again the third day according to the scriptures and that He was seen . . . " of witnesses — the apostles and others.

            "Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my Word and believeth him that sent me HATH everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation (judgment); but is passed from death unto life". "He that believeth on the son HATH everlasting life, and he that believeth not on the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God abideth on him" (John 5:24;3:36).

Salvation is instantaneous!

            Thank God, though our walk may be imperfect, our standing — our life (as a "new creature", or "new man"), our righteousness, our eternal salvation is in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto (not by our) good works which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10).

            "Wherefore, come out from among them and be ye (believers) separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you" (II Corinthians6:17). "And the Lord added to the Church daily such as were being saved" (Acts 2:47, R.V. See also 5:14; 11:24). "So we (believers) being many are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another" (Romans 12:5). No other membership is authorized in God's Word.


How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

God, Who Cannot Lie, Promised - by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam



God, Who Cannot Lie, Promised  
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


    “In hope of eternal life, which GOD, WHO CANNOT LIE, PROMISED…” (Titus 1:2).

In the Mediterranean Sea there lies an island which in Paul’s day had a very bad reputation. It’s name is Crete. To Titus, a pastor sent to evangelize the inhabitants, the Apostle Paul wrote: “One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said. The Cretians are always liars…” (Titus 1:12), and he added: “This witness is true” (Ver. 13). Paul knew this to be a fact, for he had labored among them. Indeed, even secular history bears witness to this trait of the Cretians, for we are told that in ancient times to call a man a Cretian was to call him a liar.

How wonderful that St. Paul had succeeded in establishing a few small Christian assemblies on this island and that Titus was now laboring there as his successor! And how reassuring that to Titus and these few believers, surrounded on every hand by people who could not be trusted, Paul could write about “eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised”!

    “God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken and shall He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19).

Thank God, millions have trusted His Word, especially about salvation through the all-sufficient and finished work of redemption wrought by Christ at Calvary, and they have found it to be blessedly true.

In dozens of passages of Scripture God has promised eternal life to those who trust in Christ and His payment for sin. “Christ died for our sins” (I Corinthians 15:3). “[He] was delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification” (Romans 4:25). “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life” (John 3:36). “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). Take Him at His Word; His promise is good. “GOD, WHO CANNOT LIE, PROMISED.


 How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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