Chapter 1: Let Go of Self
Many are looking for love in today’s culture. Sex is a very big trap that many have fallen into. Pornography has teens obsessed with pictures of celebrities nude or VHS and or videos that promote sexual indulgences. As teens, we were nurtured by our parents but ventured off into our own little worlds. We wanted to explore the world. For some it is video games. Others it was popular card games like Magic The Gathering. Teens and children were mostly influenced by friends they hung with. Still other teens turned to drugs and or alcohol or sex. Psychologists blame the parents for problems. Psychology is a man-made teaching. It offers no cure to the sin problem. Sin is a big problem. So many preachers, teachers preach perfection through deeds and or works. Works do not save. Some might argue that good deeds outweigh the bad. Jesus told us humans in His Word, the Bible that our deeds are dirty as rags. Psychology is Humanism. Humanism is man’s attempt to be his own god. Humanism attempts to solve problems without God’s intervention. Many churches are teaching grace without works is dead. But indeed works without grace is already dead. We must read the book of Ephesians to understand God’s mercy saves. Any attempt to save ourselves is oxymoron
But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,
and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures,
which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith
which is in Christ Jesus. –2 Timothy 3:14, 15
We turn on the TV and watch the news, all of it about shootings and people being raped or hurt badly. Society has become a hateful cesspool of evil. From parents influencing their children to smoke pot, as they do. Marriages are unhappy and a waste. Divorce rates, pornography, insults about Jesus using His name in vain, abuse of women and children. The list goes on of just how far sin will take us if we don’t have God. Many like their pet sins and will never leave them. The best they can do to relieve their minds of sin is to tune out God. As sinners we often flush God down the toilet. Rather than open up the Bible and read about Jesus and His life story. We seek our own lives. Many live in depression and worry and rather than trust Christ and live as they can. The sinners often complain. They are bitter.
I knew Catholics, and grew up in a family that followed traditions, including the Baptists. I went to a Baptist academy as a child. The church was a big part of my life. For some church and family makes up their life. Church has become the answer to all sorts of problems in coping with problems. Sadly, church is an idol, which many have trusted in thinking it is similar to, or in place of Christ. Catholics, Baptists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Pentecostals, Mormons are so happy and excited to go to their church. They can’t wait to hear what their buddy pastors say. Many worship their pastors. They treat him as a sort of god or Vicar. When someone says go to church and be saved, people tend to think the church is God or Christ. People are obsessed with the word church and worship, as if those words mean Jesus and God. Traditions of men over the years has made church a priority another method of adding to salvation. Religion has enslaved mankind over the years. The real Gospel of Jesus teaches Love. Love not the world is what Jesus taught. Church is of the world. It is a business. It excites people to think about church as a method of reaching God or experiencing God. Salvation through grace sounds silly to pastors and church people. They have been brainwashed to think church is the way to experience God. Through worship music, dancing, singing and stage performances. This has become the norm for experiencing God. “Church” has become a really exciting phenomenon.
This book is not about condemnation. It is a book that only shares what mankind does to try to get right with God. Salvation has been confusing subject for some. When people follow traditions they will likely follow a works based religion as well. I used to think works based ministries had the answers. While this book may be boring to some. This book is all about knowing Jesus of the Bible. Jesus Christ of Nazareth died on a tree. Not a cross like the Catholics and mainstream religion often like to claim based on their traditions. Many follow their personal opinions and experiences. Salvation through grace and complete reliance on Jesus Christ is salvation. I can tell you all the false religions and what they do. Many false ministries can expose evil. Evil people can expose evil. Satan in the Garden of Eden knew evil too.
3 But of the fruit of the atree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, aYe shall not surely die:
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for afood, and that it was bpleasant to the eyes, and a tree cto be desired to make one wise, she took of the dfruit thereof, and did eeat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did feat.
Mormons also teach according to their websites, that creation started out the same way as Christianity teaches. This book will help explain the differences between works based traditions and religions man prefers over the authentic grace gospel the Bible teaches about Jesus Christ. Atheists also believe in good works. In fact many have their own type of church. Gnostics, atheists, all fall under the same category of religion. Atheism relies on man’s efforts and knowledge to understand the universe. The Bible says it’s foolish to not believe in God. Both Psalm 14:1 and Psalm 53:1 read, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’
Gnosticism teaches that Jesus was not the Son of God. Jehovah’s Witnesses also teach a man-made works based religion. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is simply about Christ and His work of saving mankind. The Jesuits have infected religion and public education. Jesuits a secret arm of the Catholic Church, has pushed false views such as same sex marriage, idols worship, the rapture or futurism. The Gospel of Christ is not mentioned in many man-made religions. Islam teaches that Jesus was only a Prophet. Seventh Day Adventists teach Jesus is not the Son of God and other bizarre teachings. While Calvinism and Baptists are the closest to the gospel message they too follow religious traditional teachings.
Again religion and false teachings may share certain gospel verses and use various Bible versions. The way to recognize the true Gospel of Jesus Christ is that grace alone saves. If the ministry or church requires attendance, any works, or anything required to receive and retain Christ is false and not of God!
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
(Romans 5:12 KJV)
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(Romans 6:23 KJV)
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
(Genesis 1:1 KJV)
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
(John 8:44 KJV)
“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
(1 John 3:8 KJV)
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(Romans 6:23 KJV)
“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 KJV)
Atheism, Gnosticism are of man. Religions, philosophies, opinions are often the dung as the bible calls “junk or crap” that gets caked in along with the gospel. For example a preacher may start out one week teaching the real gospel of death, resurrection and grace. The next week he will bypass the grace message and ask people to stand up and sing and raise their hands and dance. Over the years have witnessed churches and pastors say all sorts of dung and present odd rituals to attain and experience God. Many churches have gone off the deep end. Preachers follow the traditions and opinions of their experiences and family religions.
God is not about burdens, stress, or excessive works to be redeemed. Religions and traditions follow mostly the Old Testament Laws, plus additional opinions. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in the Ten Commandments and few claim to read the King James Bible. So religion often sounds fair and unifying. So we see church is not the remedy to reach God. Grace alone is not a mental or physical exertion. As a visitor of Pentecostal churches over the years. These churches often condemn a person not standing and participating in worship musical churches. These types of church businesses are making it hard for people to be saved. Mixtures of dung beliefs and works. The gospel does not appear at these businesses. The gospel of Christ is all about Jesus Christ. Christ saves by grace through faith. Faith is God’s gift to those He chooses. Mercy is grace.
Salvation through grace is the only gospel. Many ministries and churches teach works like dancing, singing, participating as a member of the church are only saved or God’s. Warped! Religion and traditions warp and retard the gospel. The real gospel is the Seed
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. … Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
2 Timothy 2:3-4
As you see in the above outline is God’s true simple plan of salvation. Man has attempted ever since the time of Deuteronomy to build their own gods from their feeble minds. The bible warns of making idols that are in the heavens and the earth. Man has attempted to use his own opinions and education to appeal to false attempts to reach God. Still others do not believe in God and are happy and forgive as if God never existed. Salvation is not on their minds. Atheists, Gnostics, Freemasons all peruse their own religion of man-made logic and understandings.
Salvation through grace and works was accomplished through Christ. Christ is The Work. Some Baptists, Pentecostals often are nit-picky and condemn anyone not associated with their cliques. They frustrate the gospel of Christ. The religiously educated, schooled in the false private church schools live for themselves. Past Catholic acquaintances had complained to their priests about Christians like myself. Only to avoid such religious persecution. Eventually dusted my feet off with trying to witness to such stubborn people. There is another group of people that sway the gospel of Christ. They mix works, opinions and Old Testament experiences. The Yeshua cults, I call them. They attempt to be standalone prophets of God. Anyone that questions them or even try to follow Christ they scold.
Religion has sprung holes and dung. Salvation in the mainstream churches is mostly based on feelings and traditions. Pastors from Florida are often a concern. Many Florida ministries or churches move to Tennessee and gain audiences like a rock concert. Many trust verses mentally but don’t trust Christ alone on His Word alone. Many pastors will speak unkind things to people like myself and do stupid things to stop ministries like mine from sharing God’s Only Gospel of grace and truth. Those that think that love their pastors dearly will scold me and this book. The word Pastor means Shepherd. Only Jesus deserves that title. Titles like Reverend are also unbiblical. Under shepherd is proper. As Shepherd refers to Christ as the book of Psalms shares with us.
Works has been a method of brainwashing and misunderstandings of God’s Word for centuries. Faith without works is dead. As you study and learn God’s Word over time. That is if you really have the Holy Spirit. Things like the word Works will mean Jesus accomplished. While Christians have duties and or obligations, works is always about Jesus, not us. Any attempt to be smarter and better than anyone is vain and of the devil. Read Romans and Ephesians. Have the mind of Christ many churches teach yet show a lack of eternal love as Jesus Christ taught. Do unto others and look out for the interest of others are passages stressed in verses in the bible.
Don’t be concerned only about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others. Philippians 2:4
Love not the world (means to not think or be absorbed by worldly interests). While many ministries and churches harbor on sin and exposing evil. They miss the whole point of the gospel of Christ. Christ came not to condemn but to spread peace and eternal Love that only He can offer. Not the peace as the world offers, John 14:27
Peace I Leave with You
26But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you. 27Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid. 28 You heard Me say, ‘I am going away, and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, (source: https://biblehub.com/john/14-27.htm)
Those that teach they are saved and also drink tons of beers and wine really have no idea about God and His ways. Love is kind, is patient, it does not boast…. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, (Source: https://www.biblestudytools.com/1-corinthians/passage/?q=1-corinthians+13:4-8)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
So we see salvation is based on God’s Love for us in our sinful state of not being able to save ourselves. Ministries and churches over the years say so much people must do to experience God’s Love, when what they teach is man’s attempt to attain love through personal efforts and self-worth, feelings, rituals, etc.
…7in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8
The person that has The Light, has Christ as their only Lord and Savior. The true Christian will admit their faults and sins. Not everyone has been accepted by God. There is many knowledgeable ministries galore online. Only the person accepted of God will study the Bible without any worldly religious influences. Religious persons make a big name for themselves. Religious ambition while those words don’t appear to relate, do. Religion and ambition are of the world. Religion, ambition and works are man’s attempt to achieve greatness without God. While the church, which is more of a social club for lost souls to listen to fancy presentable speeches on Sundays. The gospel of Christ on the other hand comes by God alone, by His mercy with the faith he offers to His children that He accepts and loves with His eternal love. The Bible talks about everyone good and evil are God’s servants. The Bible defines good and evil as wheat and tares or sheep and goats. Also wolves is symbolic for evil servants. The Christian will set His mind on Christ. Perfect peace comes if our minds our set on Christ, Isaiah 26:3 says. The gospel of Jesus is not based on traditions, man’s religious opinions or education. Selfish ambitions, efforts of any kind to gain God’s mercy is null and void.
Chapter 3: Church A Door To Hell
Many churches, ministries talk about grace or works, grace and works. Works come by and through Christ. Without Christ works are dirty rags Jesus told the Pharisees in the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The Gospels tell of Whom Jesus is. He is the Messiah. Many follow or believe whatever they feel or think is truth. Religious knowledge and deeds do not save. Salvation is not found in books, videos or technology. The gospel can be shared in books, YouTube, etc. like this book, but solely the gospel is found complete in The Bible. Feelings, rituals and praying are unreliable. The religious pray and the many words are ignored by God as the Bible says so. What people say and do to us is their concern. The Christian is to be focused on Christ and sharing the gospel of Jesus. Jesus is the Son of God. Those that still seek Jesus will argue Jesus is not God. The contemporary social church is all entertainment. Many stand up for Christmas, but the Catholic church invented Christmas as it did Mardi-Gras. Postmodernism, relativity and cultural Marxism are all views of the socialists invading false Christianity. True grace is based on God’s mercy. Christ died for the sinner. Christ didn’t save everyone as Catholicism teaches. Interfaith dialogue is a socialist religious agenda to convert true grace followers to hidden agendas.
We are not capable of reaching God by our own attempts. Many in religious cults and circles in mainstream worldly Christianity assume that God will accept everyone even when the Bible speaks against homosexuality and other sins. Many teach that there is no hell. If we read the book of Revelation and Old Testament books in the 66 page bible. We will discover that hell is real. Socialism and false religions all teach unity and self-love are ways to reach God. A married man was being interviewed on the radio. He said he has feelings for a man yet married to a women. This is supposed to be a Christian radio station. Seems todays gay agendas are invading Christian ideals. Many churches God has left to delusions under the world system given over to satan. Religion is of the world. Religions seek to unite to a one world religion. A former Muslim on a Wisconsin Christian radio program had discussed how Islam, Judaism and Christianity seek to unite under one roof. The false unity is called Abrahamic Faith the former Muslim now Christian said. Recently I read that George Soros is giving money to the Southern Baptists Convention. I was once a member of that aggressive religious membership. It seeks to control local governments, influence many churches and individuals. Many preachers with man-made degrees seek to unite some while divide the real Christians. Pastor and reverend are unbiblical and titles of religion. The seminary teaches all sorts of hogwash. I once felt a calling to be a preacher. After a worship minister called me a “pastor.” The young and naive.
Salvation comes not by a degree or religious title. God has no interest in religious pride or zeal. God is not impressed with man-made church agendas. False gospels entertain people. They like clowns, parades, biker rallies, free food and parties. The joy of the Lord is based on grace and understanding of the scriptures as presented in the Bible.
Below is a simple graph that shows popular religions and their views on grace, etc. The graph is a general information to show what people often believe. The gospel of grace that Jesus Christ of the bible teaches is explained through this book.
Many churches teach grace. That doesn’t make them biblical. Methodists teach grace but require membership to complete salvation. Man-made rituals mixed with grace is not the complete gospel. It is false. So we see in the graph that Religion cannot save by grace alone. Works, memberships, personalities are required to keep up the false gospel message.
The cross – sturos or plank , not Catholic cross as the world sees the cross.
Chapter 4: Being a Christian
Christians will avoid people that are contrary to the gospel. Grace through faith alone is God’s message. Christ is the Love and the Light. God’s mercy, His grace gives a person the ability to accomplish what they couldn’t as a sinner. Many confuse works and grace. Works comes after grace. Jesus is the Work. Grace is the perfect gospel of Jesus Christ. Many things people do to express God is vain. Knowledge learned over the years may impress friends, family. It is by grace alone through Christ alone that we prosper. Without God’s mercy, we are nothing. Faith without works is dead. Without God we are dead. God is the work. Without God we are dead in our sins. We must focus our mind on Jesus and His perfect Person. We need God’s intervention. No matter how much church we do or go to doesn’t matter to God. Knowledge doesn’t impress God. It impresses people.
As a mature Christian, in Christ, it is important to stop complaining and worrying about external situations. We need to focus on Christ Jesus. The Christian is a sojourner. Things we own and places we live and where we live are not our own. Once we realize that God owns everything do we know we have God. God is in control. A Christian is not to lean on His own understanding. Many teach Jesus died on a catholic cross. The bible calls the cross a stake or pole, not as the JWs teach, but it is T shaped. The Catholic church has compromised every church with their interpretations of God and Jesus and His death. Verses like 1 Peter 2:24 along with Acts 5:30; Galatians 3:13, Acts 10:39 & Acts 13:29. Those verses tell us Jesus died on a tree. Looking back to the Roman days the cross was T shaped. Now it makes sense that the Catholic cross has made its appearance at every church in America. The gospel of Jesus is based on truth as taught in the Bible without any opinions of man.
Emotions and opinions have nothing to do with the gospel. Although we read Jesus wept and other things. It’s normal to have emotions. It is questionable to live by feelings, gurus and trying to be perfect. Catholics believe Jesus dies on the cross. Those in cozy churches will think since Catholics believe Jesus dies on the cross too that they are Christians. Many teach and believe John 3:16. That is a good verse but doesn’t prove someone is saved. John 3:16 tells us Jesus died for our sins on the cross. There is more verses, the gospel verses that save. Religion requires “love” out of duty.
One radio minister at a popular Chicago church told his listeners that worship and praise gets us close to God. While that may sound true. The thief on the cross that died along with Jesus and another thief had no opportunity to worship in a church. Jesus told the thief he would be in heaven with him in paradise (heaven). And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” https://biblehub.com/luke/23-42.htm
As Christians, following the world is not a priority. People will avoid us. Some run to their popular teachers and teachings of mainstream churchianity. Certain religious cliques are promote same sex attractions as Christian and biblical. Appealing to cultural Marxists. The problem is the real gospel is not being preached. Many follow their own opinions and feelings. The gay gospel has been going on for years, centuries since Sodom and Gomorrah. Real salvation by grace is watered down to mean whatever people want it to mean. Salvation in self-pity, desperation and intelligence is not based on grace. Man’s attempt to create their own grace will never work.
To learn how to be free from sin. One must read and take every word of Jesus as truth. The real gospel of Jesus Christ is not about a baby in laying on hay as many churches present. Jesus is The Living God. The Alpha and Omega Revelation 1:8-20. Once we understand that Jesus is God. That He owns everything. Then do we start to respect life and understand the gospel as Christ teaches.
The Revelation speaks of Jesus Christ as Lord below…
Revelation 1:14-16 King James Version (KJV)
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
Jesus is the Word and Creator became a man … John 1:1, 14. Jesus is equal to God… 1 Corinthians 2:8. He is our only Hope and Truth in this dark world John 8:12, 9:5, 12:40. He delivers us from both death and sin. He is perfect and sinless… Luke 4:34, John 6:69. Jesus is Supreme Ruler of both heaven and earth… Revelation 17:14, 19:16. He is the Alpha and Omega… Revelation 1:8, 21:6. He guides and protects… Hebrews 13:20, Isaiah 40:11. He is God in human flesh… Matthew 1:23, Isaiah 7:14. He is The Last Adam… 1 Corinthians 15:45; Romans 5:12-21. He gave His life for us… Acts 3:26, Isaiah 53:11, Matthew 20:28. He leads the believer into eternal life… Colossians 1:18
God created man and woman. Everyone wants peace and love in a world filled with turmoil. There are some folks that are pure evil and not of God. Jesus said not everyone knows Him in Matthew 7:21.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Our culture promotes casual sex, promotes illegal and abuse of alcohol, drugs, even rap music to ease our pains. Once Christ has accepted us we are fully His. Things we do cannot save us. With Christ we no longer have interest in things of the flesh. We are all humans and weak. With Christ He makes us holy and able to overcome sin. We overcome sin but having our focus on Christ rather than our own needs. With Christ all things are possible! Right thinking some radio preachers say helps us. The person without Christ cannot change their habits unless they been saved. Salvation is not based on things we do or what people say grace is. Many follow their dead works. True gospel grace is based on Christ what He wants us to do. What we do will never be enough unless our focus is on Christ alone. Grace is mercy. Grace is God’s eternal Love and Hope. Hope and joy comes when we trust in the Lord fully for our salvation. If we are indeed saved, what people say and do won’t matter as our mind is on what Christ says in His Word.
Those gullible to false teachings, following a different gospel will rely on various religious and traditions, or occult rituals that have nothing to do with Jesus and the Bible. This is just a short list or works, beliefs people follow and believe make them righteous…
Mass, praying to dead saints, believing in Jesus , believe God is Allah, believe Jesus is an angel, indulgences, rosary, degrees and oaths, rituals, omitting the name of Jesus from the Bible during worship, believe all humans are gods, giving tithes and money (bribing God).
Chapter 4: Trusting Christ
Pseudo religions, or false beliefs like that of Bill Johnson’s cult, a popular Pentecostal-new age venture promote demon possessions of members and visitors. This is dangerous doctrine and stems from the Catholic agenda to infiltrate non-Catholic churches. It is the doctrines of demons a bible verse warns believers about. The Catholic church has made people obsessed with demons from the array of horror and sexual flicks teens often watch with their friends.
The devil has been very busy keeping people away from the true gospel of grace and hope only in Jesus Christ. Many follow their pet preachers all the way to hell. The pulpits have become a business. A pep rally so to speak. Encouraging more worldliness. Church is a social club. Personalities are a must in those churches. The gospel of Jesus Christ is not about winning people to church. Jesus commands all repent and believe in Him we read in Mark 1:15. Only Jesus removes sins completely as read in 1 John 1:19. The other verses that talk about Christ and His mercy ( The Gospel) is Acts 2:38, Matthew 4:17, Matthew 3:2, Romans 10:9, Mark 16:16 and Mark 16:15. Ephesians tells us nothing we do will ever save us.
You are being lied to by the Jehovah Witnesses, and other cults. It’s time to run to Christ and be saved from man-made gospels!
As a growing Christian, I faced slander, bullies, and persecutions. The problem was I focused too much on what people did to me. As I get older, with advice from online biblical friend, etc. I realize that letting go and letting God is what needs to be done. Letting God fill my mind with His eternal Peace and learn to be content. What people say or do is not our concern.
Pride keeps us from being thankful. We need humility. Read Ephesians 5:20. How you say? Maturity. Only through grace in Christ. We are being conformed to God’s eternal Love. A popular grace radio teacher I once admired talked about pride and humility. Real Christians are to focus on food from God’s Word. Recognizing God is the Source for everything is all that matters. The lost wants to glory themselves. They worry about their needs and wants. They live selfishly. The real Christian wants to glory God. Glory God by trusting Him. The story about the selfish servant can be found in Luke 12. Luke 17 concerns true thankfulness. Luke 18 verse 19 talks about the hypocritical thankfulness.
God will punish the lost. God loves His people. We must be watchful of religious talkers. Many don’t believe the true gospel of grace and truth. They are deceived even if they seem to be sincere. Popular church cults like Bethel follow the apostasy the Bible warns us about. The Great Falling Away from grace and The Shepherd that offers the only mercy for human kind. The Bible warns against women preachers and demon possession scams. Read 1 Timothy 2:4 and 2 Timothy 4:3-4
True grace is based on grace alone. Ecumenical agendas like moralism is based on self-achievements or grace plus works. Steer clear of those causing divisions of the gospel of true grace. Romans 16:17-18, 1 Peter 5:7. Godsonlygospel.com, Moreno’s book same title as website. Notes are as follows:
-Can’t lose what Christ has earned.
– Ignorant and faithless people teach salvation can be lost
-Christ alone saves
– Not about gaining or maintaining of salvation.
– Believing the right things won’t save us.
-Not by works or doing or stop doing but solely on what Jesus Christ did.
– Salvation is not based on character and conduct.
– Living for and appreciating Christ shows we are saved.
– The willingness to put everyone/thing on the line for Christ-sake of the Gospel!
Believers keep their eyes on Jesus and on the prize of being in heaven with the Lord and His goodness.
As believers we go through our testing times by the Lord. God is in control of everything we read in Psalms 119. People love themselves. We need to tell people what they need to hear. Not what they feel like hearing. They need to hear the gospel of Christ or perish! Don’t give up. God is testing our love for Him. God uses situations for our growth. He rescues us from evil. God protects us from dangers. Verses to study and memorize: Romans 1:16-20, Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 24:47, Romans 5:8, John 3:36, John 8:31-31. We don’t let people or problems get to us. We concentrate on sharing the Gospel of Christ and sharing truth of the gospel to those that will listen.
We must concentrate on God and His Word. Those around us may resist God. They are not our problem. We leave them to God that resist. We simply walk away from those that will not listen to the gospel. The devil often attacks the father in the home. We are to be wise as serpents but gentle as doves.
We are to focus on God’s grace. No focus on people or problems. Those that don’t listen to the gospel we must avoid. The coming of the Lord is at hand. God send strong delusions (2 Thessalonians 2:11) to those not abiding in God’s gospel. Christians keep going. Sharing the gospel. Christ makes us free (John 8:36, Psalm 18:2). Many stuck in their traditions and religions. God’s children love (1 John 3:10). God doesn’t save the world through political figures or causes. All we are to do is tell people about Jesus Christ. Whatever we go through God will get us out. To keep the world out we study the bible.
Verses for study: Psalm 63:3, Matthew 24:11, Luke 10:27, Luke 21:36, 1 Corinthians 2:1-2. https://biblehub.com/james/2-17.htm
With God all is possible! God is in us if we want to help others. People live selfishly. Everything is in God’s timing. At the right time God will get us where we want to go. As Christians we must keep going on, praising God as we go. Selflessness is Christ’s attitude not selfish ambition. Looking out for number one is pride or vainglory. Those in Christ consider others needs before their own. Money and work is good in this life. But love and peace in God is eternal. The world worships the holidays. The Christian simply shares Jesus Christ with those that will listen. Immaturity is a sign that it’s God’s timing, not mine. Idolatry is the worship of things or people. Example the actor was a perfect Jesus someone might say. Jesus cares about us we read about in Luke 12:6-7. People will often respond as they do. We go where the Lord wants us to go. Truth is not tolerance as the world teaches. Right thinking about the right grace is important. We must take a stand for God’s Word. Be hopeful God won’t let you sink deep. Personalities in the church demand things, The lost set aside the gospel for their works. Joy in the Lord is not feelings but knowing Christ has us in His control forever and in eternity. Nothing can change our relationship with God. Jesus give love, hope and purpose.People want to belong , consumed by their works and religion. Church wolves use God to advance their church. To keep the world out we must study God’s Word.
Chapter 5 : Concluding Remarks
All we can do is follow Jesus and live biblical, even when others don’t understand our motives. A lot of folks in the church system are sad people. Not of His. The way the world is, is what it does. We are in a foreign land, sojourners, through a time and place we are not of. Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature, and set our mind on things above. Much deception in the world of religion. Our focus should be on God and His Truth. Filling our heart and mind with the Gospel of Jesus. Not focusing on the lies of false teachers and what they do.
We become more at peace with Jesus if we focus on Him. Our joy will be lifted once we focus our minds on Him. Once we do that we will focus less on what those around us are doing. Simply be loving Christians. Love yourself, as you love your enemies, because God loves you. Be sure our walk with God is in love. How others act towards the bible believer is their business. Ours is to love God. With our minds on God, loving and forgiving is easy.
God uses situations for our growth. God rescues us from evil. God protects us from dangers. Set your mind on eternity (Philippians 3:19-20). Nothing can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:31-39). God’s love is not head knowledge (Ephesians 3:14-19). God allows things to happen to us for our good and His glory (Romans 8:28).God avenges (2 Thess. 1:16. Be thankful in all we do. Jesus is caring (Luke 6:14). Jesus is forgiving (Luke 23:34. Jesus is Love (John 15:13). Jesus is gentle (Luke 18:16). Jesus is compassionate (Luke 7:13). God is Love for us not based on performance, but on His Love ( 1 John 4:8).
Jesus is The Judge (Revelation 19:11-16). Peace in Christ (Romans 5:8-10). God put our neighbors there to teach us patience and love. You cannot cause God to love you less because of your behavior. Don’t give up God is testing your love for Him. The only thing that matters is how we respond to what the Lord brings into our lives. Seek Father’s wisdom. If the lost don’t want to hear about Christ walk away. When people mock you-remember you are rewarded by God. Just walk away. God curses man for trusting in government (Jeremiah 17:5-8). Solution: Matthew 4:10, Psalm 146:3). If your conscience is bothering you about a teaching. That may be God warning you about that belief. Many worship man-made things (Daniel 5:3-4). Pastors and their followers may demonize you. Because they are not of God. Church is man-made (Hebrews 9:1, Isaiah 66:1-2).
People have tried many ways to reach God, by their charitable giving, following the Ten Commandments, giving time and money to their church. Still others have no knowledge of God and live life to the fullest. Nothing we can do will save us. Doing things can never erase our sins. The Bible says: Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. Also verses to study: Ephesians 2:8, Mark 16:15-16, Matt 4:17, 1 John 1:9, Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38, Mark 1:15, Proverbs 14:12, Titus 3:5. Jesus does care and wants us worry free. God created all things to give Him glory. His creation sinned against Him. God destroyed the world with a flood. The Tower of Babel, God made people scatter and talk different languages. Jesus took our sin punishment. God will create a new heaven and earth.
Verses for memory… Romans 1:16-20, Matt 28:18-20. Luke 24:47, Romans 5:8, John 3:36, John 8:31-32, 2 Thessalonians 2:11; Romans 5:14-19, Mark 1:14-15, Rom. 4:5, 2 Timothy 1:9, 2 Thessa. 2:11, 2 Peter 3:9, Ephesians 2:10, Romans 11:6. 1 John 4:10, Psalm 103:2-4, 1 Peter 5:7, 1 Timothy 1:15-16, Exodus 32, John 15:19, Romans 12:1-2, Titus 2:12-14; Isaiah 57:15, 2 Corinthians 6:17-18, 2 Corinthians 4:1-7, Hebrews 11:3.
References on Soros SBC connections… https:// reformationcharlotte.org/2019/12/23/soros-funded-southern-baptists-leaders-now-calling-for-donald-trumps-impeachment-conviction/