Saturday, January 17, 2009

I Changed My Religion

I Changed My Religion ... BECAUSE my religious membership, my religious practice, my good deeds, etc. gave me NO PERSONAL ASSURANCE of a safe and sure relationship to God so that I might know...

— that my sins were forgiven because of the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that I was positively bound for heaven.

— that I have God's Love Letter, the Bible, to read and to understand, so that I can know God rightly which is to have ETERNAL LIFE by receiving the Living Saviour.

— that I can have continuous fellowship with such a HOLY GOD by coming to know Him even as my HEAVENLY FATHER, and so much more.

“And this is life eternal, THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW THEE the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).

TODAY, whoever you are, will you search your heart and religious beliefs and see if you KNOW MOST ASSUREDLY that your sins have been dealt with by the loving and righteous God, that you are Heaven-bound, and that one day for you, it will positively be Heaven-gained! “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” (1 John 5:13).

God wants you to KNOW and to BE CERTAIN. Therefore, in His Word God tells us that HE is the ONLY SAVIOUR: “I, even I, am the LORD; and beside Me there is no Saviour (Isaiah 43:11). “Jesus saith unto him, I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME” (John 14:6).

God tells us that HE is ABLE TO SAVE: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on HIM [Christ] the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6). “Wherefore HE IS ABLE also TO SAVE them to the uttermost that come unto God by HIM [Christ] (Hebrews 7:25).

God tells us that each one must rely upon God's authoritative WORD and His SAVING WORK on Calvary's cross: “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3-4). “I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye Me in vain: I the LORD speak do righteousness, I declare things that are right....and there is no God else beside Me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside Me. Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by Myself, the word is gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear” (Isaiah 45:19, 21-23). “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth MY WORD, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).

Religious activity does not answer the required RIGHTEOUSNESS of God. God has provided His rightness in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. "For He (God) hath made Him (Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor. 5:21). Why not RECEIVE HIM now? “But as many as received Him (Christ), to them gave He power to become the sons (children) of God, even to them that believe on His Name” (John 1:12). “Behold, I (Jesus Christ) stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with Him, and He with ME" (Revelation 3:20).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

Posted with permission.

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Emergency! Call 911

This number quickly dialed brings to our aid and rescue the sacrificial and loyal commitment of dedicated public servants. Since their needed services are often performed with little thanks in the midst of a drifting, shifting society, we want to express our sincere appreciation to our law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical personnel and others who give of themselves within our society. This responsibility is sanctioned by God (Romans 13:1-6) and by history. It involves the PROTECTION of life and property, the PREVENTION of crime, the DETECTION and arrest of offenders, the PRESERVATION of peace and order, the ENFORCEMENT of the laws, and the RESCUE of those in distress and danger.

Emergency!“Save Me, 0 Lord”
This cry from the heart of one poor, repenting sinner is immediately heard by an ever-present, all-knowing, all-compassionate God who is waiting to meet the deepest need of every human heart. The Lord Jesus Christ is waiting to save and rescue your soul.

“They have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that CANNOT SAVE. Look unto ME and BE YE SAVED, all the ends of the earth: for I AM GOD, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:20,22). "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man” (Psalm 60:11).

The RIGHT REASONS for making the CALL:
“Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy Name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for Thy Name's sake...Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to Thy mercy: That they may know that this is Thy hand; that Thou, LORD, hast done it” (Psalm 79:9; 109:26-27). “ the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have (desires) all men to be SAVED, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one MEDIATOR between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:3-5).

“The same Lord over all is rich unto all that CALL upon Him. For whosoever shall CALL upon the Name of the Lord be saved” (Joel 2:32; Romans 10:12-13). “BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). “For the SON OF MAN is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).
Why not look to and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ so that you might find God's SAVING GRACE and His EVER-PRESENT HELP!

The Kingdon of Heaven is at hand!