We are not in the business of making speeches or giving presentations. We are instruments of God to change eternal destinies!
Acts 26:18 “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
Our mission to preach the Gospel is supernatural. The commission comes from God. We must be empowered by Him to accomplish it. Good organization is not enough. A sound plan is sufficient. We are in God’s business. He must energize our efforts to make the difference. Acts 26:18 gives us a five-point outline of God’s work in individual lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1. Open their eyes
Unbelievers are blind to the Gospel. They are lost not knowing their way to God. Their lives are filled with sin and their hearts with doubt. Often, they are in bondage to a false religion. They serve phony gods from paganism to atheism and everything in between. But the God of Heaven can open their eyes!! God can (more…)
You are closer to Heaven than you think! Only five simple steps separate you from eternal joy with God in Heaven. Follow these steps to settle your eternal destination.
1. THINK ABOUT YOUR SOUL.
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
When is the last time you considered the miracle of your existence? Why are you here? Why can you think, reason and feel far above the animal kingdom? Are you a temporary cosmic accident with no true purpose? Is there nothing beyond the mysterious veil of death? My friend, you have a lot to think about before you dismiss the afterlife and the eternal destination of your soul! The Bible teaches that you are a special creation of God. You are here because He wanted you to exist. He has given you an eternal soul that will live forever. Long after your body expires, you will still be, know, and feel. Your soul includes your personality and the part of you that is reading, understanding these words, and thinking about them right now.
Most people will enter eternity without ever truly thinking about their soul beyond popular quotes, philosophical bullet points, or preconceived ideas. Take the time to learn what God says in the Bible about salvation before you wager your soul (more…)
It is a wonderful thing to be a Christian! I’m so glad that I have come to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and placed my faith in Him for the forgiveness of sin and the salvation of my soul! The Bible warns us repeatedly that satan would try to infiltrate the church through false doctrine and foolish heresies. We must be on guard.
Christianity is being polluted and diluted by many unbiblical ideas. False Doctrine is infiltrating Christianity at an alarming rate. False Teachers and unbiblical philosophies are being accepted by many. Some groups that were considered cults from their beginning have now been included into “Christianity”. Every doctrine and idea must be compared to Scripture. It is our sole authority for faith and practice.
One of the oldest false doctrines is the idea that once you are saved by faith in Jesus, you can be unsaved; once you are forgiven, you can be unforgiven. It teaches that you are not secure in salvation until you reach Heaven. This false doctrine causes a lot of damage to the cause of Christ. The Bible teaches us God wants us to know that we have eternal life.
What about the verses that make it sound like you can lose your salvation? There are some and these should be studied thoroughly. There are great gems of truth in these verses once studied that will help you. However, after years of study I do not know of one verse in Scripture that teaches the loss of salvation. One of the laws of Bible study is that you don’t use an obscure verse to override an obvious verse. If you ever have been saved, you always will be saved. You didn’t save yourself and you can’t lose yourself. The question is have you been truly born again? Only you and God know for sure.
The security of the believer is a wonderful truth. It is not a license to sin, but an overwhelming reason to live for God. You can live in confidence knowing that you are saved and spend your life telling others about your wonderful Savior.
Here are 25 Biblical reasons you can’t lose your salvation:
The Bible Says you can KNOW that you have eternal life.
1 John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”