Saturday, April 26, 2014


After centuries of false teachings from every conceivable pulpit imaginable, from millions of smiling faced chameleons, representing thousands of “churches” and false doctrines, whether deceitfully, or from misguided good intentions, there is still a very narrow road to Heaven! With very little traffic on it! Matthew 7:13-15, 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. No matter how “wide” these false teachers have painted the picture, the Truth is in Jesus’ Words in Matthew 7:21-24,  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. 22 Many will say to me in that day, 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. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: Much to the dismay, shock, and complete rejection or denial of millions, if not billions of professing Christians worldwide, is the Truth accepted that Salvation is a “conditional” gift offered through God’s Grace by not simply accepting the Truth that He sacrificed His Son for us on The Cross, but that we must repent and follow Him by obeying Him and His Word!  John 8:31-32, 31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, “If” ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. “But I’m a sinner,” many will use as an excuse when confronted about their daily behavior! Yes, we all are, and are forgiven when we repent. Repenting, however, is turning from our sin, not excusing it and saying “I’m sorry” every 15 minutes using scripture in defense of it!  Acts 26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. We are not born again to continue in our sin!  John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  

Are ye indeed Saved, or have you simply been duped by some sly or deceived false teacher into believing that all you need to do to be Saved is “take an oath, pledge an allegiance, promise to do good works, commit to tithing, or show up at church every Sunday! The only way that you’ll know for sure yourself, is from God personally, through His Word, revealed to you directly and personally through His Holy Spirit! We need no middlemen! Teachers and pastors can help us understand the history and purpose of Church history and how we fit in, but only God Himself can reveal Himself to us personally through The Holy Spirit! “IF” you’re indeed Saved, you will have a close intimate personal relationship with your Savior through His Word as revealed through The Holy Spirit! You must spend time in The Word to get to know The Author and build that relationship. Taking anyone else’s word for it can be eternally fatal! 

How do we know if our pastor, teacher, or mentor is telling us the Truth? First, you can rest assured that many, if not most of them aren’t! Not always deceitfully, but simply, and in some cases out of “pure blind love,” and their own ignorance of The Truth! There is only “one” way to be assured that we know and understand The Truth! Through the personal guidance of The Holy Spirit as we search The Scripture daily! We must live as The Bereans in Acts 17:11  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.   

We should never rely solely on man’s counsel on any matters of life and death either here on earth, or Eternally! We are clearly living in a world dominated by false teaching! The Mega $$$ churches have taken over, and many Mini churches are following in their shadows and false teachings. It is up to each and every individual Christian to “seek ye first, the Kingdom of Heaven,” to seek and cultivate his or her close personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through The Word of God, as led by The Holy Spirit!  

Are ye Saved? Only God knows, and the answers are only in His Word, not on man’s lips! Studying His Word, The Truth, with the guidance of The Holy Spirit is the only way to finding the answer to that question.

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