Everyone must be born again

Everyone must be born again in order to go to Heaven.

 Everyone must be born again,everyone. This is the story of a man named Nicodemus.He was a pharisee.A  Pharisee was a member of an ancient Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance of the Mosaic law in both its oral and written form.He no doubt was interested in the teachings of Jesus,because He questioned Him on how to be born again. 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.

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 (

Jesus explained that one must have a physical birth,and a spiritual birth.There is the physical birth,which is by water,or amniotic fluid,and then there is the spiritual birth of man.This second birth comes by faith through Jesus being the savior of man.

Ephesians 2:8-9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:   Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Mankind must have that spiritual birth do go to Heaven.Many think  because they do good deeds,or go to a certain church they will go to heaven when they die.It’s more than being good,or practicing some ordinance.It’s having a relationship with Christ.There is only one way to have that relationship and that is believing,and calling on the name of Jesus.

Romans 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

We see here how to have a personal relationship with Jesus.We must confess that Jesus is Lord,and believe whole heartedly that the Father raised Him from the dead. John 20:11-17  But Mary stood without at the sepulchre (tomb) weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,   And sees two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.  And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.   And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.  Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.   Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Works such as baptism,tithing 10% of Your income,working your way,etc.do not ensure you a place in heaven.Good works have their place,but not in salvation.Remember it comes by faith,and faith alone.Please don’t be duped,Your eternal soul depends on it.

Why risk Your soul?

Call upon the name of Jesus believe in Your heart,confess,and repent of Your sins,and Jesus and You will be saved.

by Sammy Smith

 

The One true God:

The One true God

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Many believe there are many ways to God,The God of Abraham,Isaac,and Jacob.The Bible is clear that there is only one way to God,and that is by,and through Jesus Christ,His only begotten Son.This was made possible by the death burial,and resurrection of Jesus.

Acts 4:12  
12  Neither is salvation  in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

That name is Jesus.The savior of the world,just as John 3:16 says that those who believe on Him,will not perish.In fact they will inherit eternal life.

I realize to some this may seem close minded,but if one believes the Bible(New Testament)and follow’s its instructions then it is no problem.I personally have always believed Jesus is the savior of the world,and never has been an issue with Me.I credit my Parents for my strong belief in Christ.

It wasn’t until I called on the name of Jesus however,I became a Christian.

Romans 10:9
9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Romans 10:10  
10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

This is the only way to God the Father,the Great I am. It is through the sufferings of Christ that brought mankind.Hebrews 9:12  In the Old Testament We read of the animal sacrifices for atonement of sin.this however was not a one time thing,it had to be done yearly.

When Jesus died on the cross,He became the perfect,and eternal sacrifice to all who would believe.

12  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.  the perfect sacrifice.The blood of goats,sheep,and bulls were not the perfect sacrifice

Conclusion:We see it is only through Jesus,We enter into fellowship with God the Father.It is for those who have confessed,and believed on Jesus.Ephesians 2:8,9 says
 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 

Have You believed in Your heart ?Have You confessed Your sins to Jesus ?If You haven’t,then I urge You to call upon the name of Jesus today.He is waiting to hear from You.Don’t wait until it is too late

written by Sammy Smith

Righteous Judgment

 

 

Righteous Judgment

What is righteous judgment?

Most Everyone has heard the phrase “judge not lest Ye be judged”.Christians are accused of judging,when We call sin,sin.It is the one of the most misused and misunderstood scripture in the Bible.What does the Bible say about judging others ?
I agree that We should not judge the non-believer,or un-saved ,for God

John 3:16-18 

16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world
through him might be saved.
18. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned
already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

What about judging the Christian ?

Is there a time, where the Christian can be judged ?

I was once condemned,then became a child of God,by the believing and calling on His name.(Romans 10:9-13.)I by no means was a perfect christian,and still not,I had a lot of maturing to do.I needed guidance,and compassion,because I didn’t understand what it was to be a Christian.I still had faults,and there were times I failed miserably.There were times I needed to be corrected,just as We correct our children.Some of the correction was harsh,and yes,there was some that was kind.I never became upset,or angry of the people judging Me,I accepted it as a lesson.It is easier to do that,than come under the chastisement of Gods hand.

The Bible gives us righteous judgment.John 7:24″Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”

Galatians 6:1

1. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Righteous judgment is not only Biblical,but it is required,when someone strays from the
way.I believe it should be a kind and compassionate thing to do,but it is still needed.Being
hateful towards a Brother or Sister in Christ,only drives them farther away from the truth.
Judging someone requires scriptural authority,as in the scripture below.
Matthew 18:15-17
15.Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.16. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of 17. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church,let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican.

Before using  judgment,one must be blameless him or herself,as not to be a hypocrite.
Judging others is very serious,be sure it is righteous judgment,and not in yourself.

by Sammy Smith