Eternity is forever. Are you sure you know where you're going?
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IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT!
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The Bible says...
"Examine yourselves whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates" 2 Corinthians 13:5
In other words, are you sure you're saved from the coming wrath?
Why would the Bible say that?
Here's the answer from the lips of Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23...
"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. (22) Many will say to me in that day [the day of judgement], Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? (23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE SAVED FROM THE COMING WRATH???
This video is a for anyone who goes by the name, "Christian". Watch all videos. Then click the link below the last video.
This first video is not here to offend you, but that's still possible. We suggest, watch it twice. The second time, focus on the end.
This video is here for those to whom a wake-up call is needed. If that's you, please, don't ignore it. Why? Eternity is forever!
The following Bible passages were referred to directly or indirectly in the video above.
"My soul, put all your faith in God for from him comes my hope....' (Psalm 62:5)
"A man is not justified by the works of the law save through faith in Jesus Christ" (Galatians 2:16)
"Faith without works is dead" (James 2:17, 20, 26) Note: works don't justify but they are evidence that you have been justified by faith. Faith is something living and can be seen, even though it begins in the heart. Acts 26:20 says, "First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds."
"Seek first the kingdom of God...." (Matthew 6:33)
"... let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that doth so easily beset us and let us run with patience the race that is set before us" (Hebrews 12:1)
"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 of the world" (1 John 2:16)
"Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature children of wrath..." (Ephesians 2:3)
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags..." (Isaiah 64:6)
"If thine eye offend thee [ie. is the cause of sin], pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes be cast into hell fire" (Mark 9:27) This is not saying, cut your eye out if it causes you to sin. If it was, we'd need to do the same for our brain for all its evil thoughts but that would be murder and against God's law. The point Jesus is making is that sin and its consequences are so great, that if plucking an eye out (because it lead us into sin) could save us, then we should do this to avoid the terrible consequences of hell fire.
"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live" (Romans 8:13)
"Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me" ((Mark 8:34)
"No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62)
"Then the king shall say unto them on his right hand, Come you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom of heaven prepared for you from the foundation of the world" (Matthew 25:34)
"Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his, and, let everyone who names the name of Christ, depart from iniquity" (2 Timothy 2:19
"But all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do" (Hebrews 4:13) God sees everything you think, see and do.
"It is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgement." (Hebrews 9:27; see also Revelation 20:12)
On that day, many will claim to know Jesus. What will count is, does Jesus know you?
The Real meaning of the Cross
SOME ARE CONFUSED ABOUT THE MEANING OF THE WORD "REPENT"
Does it mean turning from sin and doing good deeds? In short, if it did, then you could be saved by your own good works. The Bible clearly says that this is not the case. We are saved by God's grace, through faith (itself a gift from God) and "not of works least ye should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9). So if repentance is not a "work" then what is it? What does the word mean?
The word "repent" comes from the New Testament Greek word, "metanoia".
This is made up of two words...
Meta = with
Nous = mind
To "repent" means to "change your mind" not to "turn from
sin". If it meant "turn from sin" then no one could be saved since no
one can fully turn from sin. It would also mean that our salvation
depended on our works (turning from sin). When you become a Christian, you are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) but the work has only just begun and will not be complete till the day of Christ (Philippians 1:6).
That is why in the New Testament we see the message preached to Jews and Gentiles that all
people should repent AND turn from sin. Here's what Acts 26:20 says,
"First to those in Damascus, then to those
in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that
they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their
deeds." Preaching about repentance for salvation is found in the Gospels
on the lips of Jesus and also in Acts in the preaching of the early
apostles. Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:15, Luke 24:47, Acts 2:38, 3:19, 5:31,
Repentance therefore is a change in the attitude of your mind towards God so that you agree with God
that he is Holy and you are Sinful and that God is just to condemn to eternal hell for
your sins. The proof of a changed mind towards God will be seen in changed lives (good deeds).
It's important also to say that repentance does not mean to be sorry for yourself, have regrets, express remorse about your
evil ways or even change your ways. Many people do this but they do not change their minds towards God. They still live in rebellion to God and reject Jesus as Saviour.
Is Repentance essential for Salvation? Yes!
But you need to understand it is not turning from all sin to make yourself acceptable to God. Rather, it is a change (or turning around) in the attitude of your mind towards God. This is what the Bible calls in one place "godly sorrow". 2 Corinthians 7:10 says, "For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto
salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world bringeth
death." Godly sorrow is different to worldly sorrow. Godly sorrow is a brokenness of heart that comes when you realise that you have offended God by your sin and that you deserve his full weight of his divine wrath for your rebellion against him. It is this kind of sorrow (brokenness before God) that brings true repentance, a change in the attitude of your mind towards God. Worldly sorrow does not bring about a change in your relationship to God. Godly sorrow does because it leads to repentance before God. This in turn leads to true faith (trust) in God and the sacrifice of Jesus as full payment for sin.
2 Peter 3:9 says that God is "not willing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance." Jesus said, "unless you repent you will perish" (Luke 13:3, 5). And God commands everyone to repent (Acts 17:30). It's important here to note that belief cannot be separated from repentance for Jesus said, "whosoever believeth in me shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). And in Mark 1:15 he says, "Repent ye and believe the gospel". You cannot put faith in Jesus and his death to save you from sin until you first repent can change your attitude towards God; a changed attitude that will acknowledge that he is not only Lord of all, but comes to be Saviour of all. This all begins with godly sorrow. For an example of godly sorrow, read Psalm 51 which is king David's prayer of brokenness before God after he had committed adultery and murder.
So, when someone preaches about the need to repent in order to be saved from the wrath of God, they are not saying "Get your life together and stop sinning so God will save you." That would be salvation by works. What they are saying is that you are to change in the attitude of your mind towards God and begin a life of following Jesus. The reality of your changed mind towards God will be seen in a changed life that grows daily in learning how to please God by turning from sin to doing the things that please God. A LIFE of repentance and faith that will at times bring deep godly sorrow when you realise the depth of your sin against God, is the proof (Acts 26:20) that a person has indeed repented and believed the gospel and is following Jesus. Simply saying a prayer or doing good deeds will not get you into heaven.
You must "repent ye and believe the gospel".
This is why the apostle Paul can say, "I preached that
they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their
Good Works are evidence of salvation but not the means of salvation. Many people believe that just saying a prayer and asking Jesus into their heart saves them. It doesn't . You are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) when you repent and believe the gospel (Mark 1:15). The fact is that you don't need to ask Jesus to come into your life because he made a promise that to all who believed that he would freely give the Holy Spirit, the promise and gift of the Father (John 7:37-39; Acts 1:4, 2:33). No where in Scripture will you find people being asked to prayer a prayer to ask Jesus into their hearts.
We are however called to, "Repent and believe the gospel" (Mark 1:15)
So, God calls you to "repent and believe the gospel" and "prove" your repentance (your changed attitude towards God, from rebellion and unbelief, to obedience and belief) by your good deeds (Ephesians 2:10) - turning from sin.
In heaven you will be rewarded for the good things done in obedience to
Christ, but good deeds will not get you into heaven.
While on earth, it is legitimate (fair) to challenge anyone who claims to be a Christian but the evidence seems to be lacking.
It is fair to make this challenge to those who say they believe (and have even prayed a prayer) but their lives have not changed. Even demons believe, but tremble with fear (James 2:19) and faith without works is dead (James 2:17, 20).
It is fair to make this challenge to those who say they have changed their lives (even calling themselves, "Christian") but at the same time, deny that Jesus is God, and that he died for our sins and rose again (1 John 4:2, 2:7).
It is fair to make this challenge because Jesus warns us that to some who say, "Lord, Lord...." he will say, "depart from me, I never knew you". We are also commanded to reach out to those who may be in danger of eternal fire (Jude 1:23).
Everything on this page was written and prepared in the fear of God and love of sinners that God may be glorified in their salvation.
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