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You Can't Sever Grace From Its Inevitable Results

It's such a headache to uphold the reality that God's grace brings forth works because of people who tend to distort that truth.  One says it's grace plus works and the other says it's grace may not necessarily result to works.  But the Bible says that grace results to works as Titus 2:11-14 doesn't say it's grace plus works for salvation but it's that grace results to works as a result of salvation.  Titus 3:15 affirms that not by works of righteousness but by God's mercy.  But that same mercy promotes righteous living as a result of salvation.

The sure reality of grace is that it results to obedience.  Why did Noah obey?  It was because of God's grace that made him obey.  Grace is something you can't merit yet it results to actions  The true grace of God teaches people to live righteously and soberly in a world filled with so much sin and filth.  Do you have a sin problem?  You certainly need God's grace to overcome it.  True grace changes…

Just Say No to Pulpit Pimps Because God Will Judge Such Evil Preachers

There's the ongoing accusation that born again Christians support those pastors who are pulpit pimps.  Biblically speaking, any pulpit pimp is a false prophet that has to be exposed and/or rebuked.  But many times, many of them don't even need to be exposed.  Many of them are already exposing themselves by their many ways to gain popularity.  Some of these methods include being a close friend or agent of the Vatican, preaching a watered down presentation of the Gospel, preaching a wrong kind of grace that permits a license to sin, feel good preaching, sensationalism with stuff such as unproven conspiracy theories and every worldly means that they can think of.  These pulpit pimps are never in to preach the truth but they are in to deceive people.  History has proven that false religion is one of the most lucrative dirty businesses if not the most lucrative dirty business ever.

It's indeed true that if pastors preach according to the Word of God then they're never goin…

Reminder: The Christian's Duty is to Preach What the Bible Says

Christians were saved to serve and one of the ways they're to serve is to preach what the Bible says even if the world is angry with it.  Do you know what it means to preach what the Bible says?  The world doesn't want to hear it.  Try talking about the Bible as the final authority then one can't expect to be accepted but only to be rejected.

The world system is different from the godly system (2 Thessalonians 2:7-10).  The world says you're saved by works but the Bible says you're saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8-10).  The world says there are many ways to Heaven but the Bible says that Jesus is the only Way (John 14:6).  The world wants salvation without sanctification but the Bible says that God's grace saves people from their sins (Titus 2:11-14).  In short, the whole world is at war with God but Christians are told to preach anyway.

Any true man of God doesn't care about popularity.  There's no use getting jealous at the prosperity of the wicked bec…

Some Roman Catholics Are Misquoting These Verses From Jeremiah to Condemn Pastors

First, take note of the word "some" since in due fairness, some Roman Catholics I know haven't misused these verses for their sensationalist activities and are more or less professional in defending their false doctrine. Now let's take a look at these verses that were cherry picked from Jeremiah which Roman Catholic fanatics tend to use to justify their attack against born again Christianity. I don't deny that there are pastors who indeed deserve to be exposed as fakes but Roman Catholic fanatics tend to do their usual double standard ofexposing the pastors who sin with sensationalism but hide any the dirty history of the Vatican as much as they could.
Now let's take a look at the verses and the meaning in context. Funny that some Roman Catholics are now quoting from the Authorized Version of 1611 to suit their needs when I find most of them hate it. The Roman Catholic Good News Translation says rulers not pastors. Pastor is a synonym for shepherd and when t…

It's All About God's Grace That Changes the Person!

Why do Christians do good works and do what they do?  Some say that it's just for reward and that it's possible to be barren by God's grace.  Others say that it's because if Christians don't continue doing good works they can lose their salvation.  Both of them are lies straight from the pit of Hell because if you've got God's grace, you're going to change.  Do you know what changes the worst of sinner to a sanctified saint?  It's never the flesh because as Romans 7:18 and Galatians 5:19 all condemn the works of the flesh.  Man is born a sinner so there's only God's grace that really helps them overcome their sin.
The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:10 that it's by God's grace that he is what he is.  The Christian cry has always been by Scripture alone, faith alone, by grace alone, in Christ alone and glory to God alone.  The whole life of the Christian is built on the Word of God which declares that from salvation to sanctifi…

God's Messengers Aren't Called to Make People Feel Good About Themselves

Isaiah 30:8-10 and Jeremiah 5:31 addresses the problems that people would rather hear comforting lies than the bitter truth.  It's really a problem that a preacher warns people about sin, death, Hell and judgment and that Jesus Christ is the only Savior and what do they they?  They either get kicked out as a troublemaker or worse, they can be unjustly persecuted.  Christians tend to be treated as criminals even if they haven't done anything worthy of persecution like rape, murder, theft and the like which all deserve to be persecuted.

The more I read through the Old Testament and the New Testament, nowhere is it that God's messengers are called to make people feel good.  During the days of Elijah he openly attacked the wicked couple Ahab and Jezebel for leading the whole nation astray with Baal worship.  During the days of Isaiah, he also preached during the reign of wicked King Ahaz.  During the days of Jeremiah, Josiah's successors were not godly at all and nobody b…

Dear Christian, Are You Making Too Much of a Fuzz Over Somebody's Act of Offending You?

Whenever I realize I'm fuming with unforgiveness, God always chastises me and I hear the conviction, "You're having an elevated opinion of yourself."  Now it's only natural to get mad when somebody offends you but to become a roaring lion or a raging bull against the person is definitely uncalled for.  Anger itself is not a sin but Christians are called not to sin when they're angry (Acts 4:26).  There's a difference between you got mad at someone vs. being unusually angry at someone just like righteous anger is different from unrighteous anger.

Christians have the right and duty to get mad whenever sin prevails or whenever Satan gets hold of one's neighborhood with ungodliness.  It's not a sin to get mad when somebody falsely accuses you but it becomes a sin when that anger leads to ungodly thoughts and deeds.  It becomes easy to confuse Christian duty with getting personal when one's anger spirals out of control.  As the Bible says, anger i…

Satan Loves It When People Are Ignorant of God's Word!

I remembered the time I studied church history after I became a Christian.  Nothing really surprised me when I realized that the Roman Catholic institution brought the world into an age of ignorance of the Word of God.  Although it was a Roman Catholic named Johannes Gutenberg who invented the printing press but later, the Roman Catholic church decided it was too dangerous an invention.  Hmmm so much for papal infallibility huh?  Even some Roman Catholics weren't safe from the church's criticism if they ever came up with something that could end the Dark Ages!
Here's an interesting fact you might want to know. This was taken from this article called "Gutenberg's Legacy" from the Harry Ransom Center:

Censorship  The Catholic Church quickly realized the potential of the printing press as a challenge to its influence.  Censorship was introduced into the print shop in 1487, when Pope Innocent VIII required that Church authorities approve all books before publica…

Repentance Must Start First in Your Local Churches!

1 Peter 4:17 states, "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?"

It's good to call for national repentance but how can that happen if that local New Testament church is filled with backsliders and apostates?  Repentance must start with the churches before they can reach the nation.  If a church doesn't repent of its indifference then how can it reach others for Christ and call a nation to repentance?  It can't because there's no light to lead others.  How can one lead a person out of darkness if there's no light.  It's foolish to think one can do that because that's the blind leading the blind into the ditch.

Many churches today are better called dead churches.  It's because these churches hardly go soulwinning or have become social halls.  What may have started out as an organization sold out for Christ gets infiltrated by all…

Arthur W. Pink on Bare Justice

"The Gospel contemplates every descendant of Adam as a fallen, polluted, hell-deserving and helpless sinner.  The grace which the Gospel publishes is his only hope.  All stand before God convicted as transgressors of His holy law, as guilty and condemned criminals, who are not merely awaiting sentence, but the execution of sentence already passed upon them (John 3:18; Rom. 3:19)."

"To complain against the partiality of grace is suicidal.  If the sinner insists upon bare justice, then the Lake of Fire must be his eternal portion.  His only hope lies in bowing to the sentence which Divine justice has passed upon him, owning the absolute righteousness of it, casting himself on the mercy of God, and stretching forth empty hands to avail himself of the grace of God now made known to him in the Gospel."

~ Arthur Pink, "The Attributes of God"

There are many times many people think salvation is a matter of justice.  Many think, "That person deserves Hell be…

Some Polytheistic Religions Worship Jesus as the "Unknown God"

There's the problem today that Jesus Christ today is worshiped but is He worshiped the right way.  I have noticed how images of who they call as "Jesus" are in the temples of polytheistic religions.  Either He is worshipped as another god, a good teacher, a saint but never as the Son of God who's the only Way, the Truth and the Life.  It's very upsetting to see how the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Son of God is still getting the same worship from people today like the men of Athens back in the days of Paul's ministry.

Acts 17:22-31 says, "For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed any thing, seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and …

Roman Catholics Make Jesus a Mama's Boy

There's a huge difference between honoring your mama and becoming a mama's boy.  It can't be denied children are required to obey their parents, that we're to honor our parents but remember when your parents tell you to do something contrary to the Word of God, you have to politely turn them down!  Unfortunately, Roman Catholics have turned Jesus into a Mama's Boy and most Roman Catholics are too blind to even notice it!

Roman Catholics are told stuff like what Pope Gregory XIV said, "In the most solemn manner, that Mary is the only hope for sinners.  Jesus cannot refuse any request from the Queen of Heaven.  Let us go to her to plead our cause and she will answer."  What's worse is that people misquote and misinterpret John 2:1-12 on during a wedding feast in Cana.  What's ironic is that the Good News Translation spells it out even clearer that Jesus told Mary politely, "Do not tell me what to do..." and Mary only said, "Do whatev…

Christianity Requires No Works to Merit Salvation but It Will Cost You Your SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS

"It will cost him his self-righteousness.  He must cast away all pride and high thoughts, and conceit of his own goodness.  He must be content to go to heaven as a poor sinner saved only by free grace, and owing all to the merit and righteousness of another.  He must be willing to give up all trust in his own morality, respectability, praying, Bible-reading, Church-going, and sacrament-receiving, and trust in nothing but Jesus Christ.  Let us set down this item first and foremost in our account. To be a true Christian it will cost a man his self-righteousness."
~ J. C. Ryle 1816-1900, "Holiness"

There is really something we can be sure of that salvation is both free yet it can cost you something in return.  Becoming a Christian will really cost you your self-righteousness.  Nothing has been more painful for anyone but to wake up to the reality that they're not as good as they think they are, God can't accept them just because they tried their best because …

A Picture Message for Atheists From Answers in Genesis

It's always a problem that atheists really hate God.  They may go ahead and laugh at God's existence, say those who believe in God are childish fools and deluded but look who's talking.  So what's their problem?  It's all written in Romans 1:28 says that they didn't like to retain God in their knowledge at all causing them to really hate Him.  It's time to ask them, "You know God made you but why hate Him?"  Most of them will just continue to answer God is unjust and whatever reasons they have never mind they don't believe in absolutes making them a bunch of self-contradicting idiots.

If Your Church Goes Against God's Word: LEAVE!

One of the biggest reasons why playing church has become easier and easier is because many "born again Christian" churches are not really born again Christian churches.  Now I might have some differences between churches that go with historicist view vs. futurist view (both views aren't perfect either) but when the doctrine of salvation and true conversion are compromised, it's time to sound the red alarm.

Many churches can go ahead and say that they're Born Again Christians or Evangelical but many of them are evangelical or born again Christians in name only.  Any true convert has the right to question the credibility of a church that claims to be an Evangelical or Protestant church but has a high tolerance of sin or teaches conditional security then both churches are severely misguided.  How can anybody teach salvation by grace through faith yet deny the believer's security in Christ and/or teach that salvation is a license to sin?  The answer is such doct…

Warning: Moral Reformation Without the Grace of God Is Meaningless!

A Christian would certainly enjoy hearing news of war against immoral businesses is a breath of fresh air for them.  I would certainly feel happy to hear how sinful establishments get shut down, how lives change for the better because Christians desire to do good.  What can be ignored at times is that moral reformation without salvation is dangerous.  Today, many people think just because there is some kind of acts of kindness being displayed then it is already okay with the world. While indeed saloon keepers and drug dealers are men of Satan but there are also men of Satan who will appear as if they were men of God.

Such a warning was made by the late preacher Arthur W. Pink in "Another Gospel":
In contradistinction to the Gospel of Christ, the gospel of Satan teaches salvation by works.  It inculcates justification before God on the ground of human merits. Its sacramental phrase is "Be good and do good"; but it fails to recognize that in the flesh there dwellet…

Roman Catholic Fanatics Might As Well Reject Pope Francis

Some Roman Catholic fanatics continue to insist that their church started in 33 A.D. (HUH?!) and that born again Christianity started in 1970 with Billy Graham. They continue to insist that Peter is the first Pope, that the Popes are the successor of Peter, that the Roman Catholic institution gave the Bible to the world and other nonsense that they could think of.

Do these Roman Catholic fanatics ever realize that John Paul II and Billy Graham were openly comrades? Many of the actions of the incumbent Pope Francis has him having unequal yokes with those the Roman Catholic fanatics consider as "followers of Billy Graham". They can say, "Well it's missionary work." but it's not that. Pope Francis has not only had unequal yokes with several apostate "born again" preachers but he has also continued this "ministry of ecumenism" where those who are considered Protestants be treated as separated brethren instead of heretics to exterminate or …

Like It or Not, Lies Usually Travel Faster than the Truth

If there's one thing that Christians need to know is that the lies usually travel faster than the truth as the great man of God, C.H. Spurgeon once said, "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."  How true is that indeed when you observe how often that when lies are spoken, they spread faster than the truth.

Proverbs 14:15 says, "The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going."  If man was not basically stupid and sinful then there would be no need for the Bible and the message of salvation.  If men were already born smart, wisdom would not be crying down the streets but the problem is that people are wise and righteous in their own eyes.  Worse, the more stupid people a person is the smarter that person thinks he or she is.  They may even be deluded into believing that the lies they make up are not lies.  You don't deny that sometimes the truth can be faster but more often tha…

Proof of Eternal Security Is Manifested in the Christian HOLDING FAST Until Jesus Comes!

There's always the misconception regarding Once Saved, Always Saved.  People can go ahead and say, "Well a person is saved regardless of what happens."  That's true but where is the proof?  Do so many people often ignore the warnings like Matthew 23:13 and 1 John 2:19?  Matthew 23:13 says that only those who endure to the end will be saved.  It does sound like works are required to stay saved but it isn't.  Instead, the whole idea of enduring to the end is the fruit, not the root of salvation and as 1 John 2:19 addresses that those who didn't stand through the end were false converts.

It's no doubt Christians have periods of falling away but they don't fall away completely.  Judas Iscariot fell away completely but Peter didn't.  Christians can make stupid choices but the Holy Spirit drives them to inevitable repentance.  David expressed his sorrow in Psalm 51 and Solomon when he wrote Ecclesiastes.  Nobody can say that a person is still saved ju…

Do You Hate Sin More?

Romans 7:14-25 records the struggle of Paul has with sin.  Now that doesn't mean that Paul was sinning wantonly nor does it justify the doctrine of "Easy Christianity" with its acceptance of "Carnal Christianity".  Instead it means as the Christian life goes up and down, up and down the person gets closer to Go, the more they wish to be free from sin.

Romans 7:24 summarizes the Christian's frustration with sin, "O wretched man that I am!  Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"  Any Christian growing up more and more from the most immature to the most mature want to be completely free from sin.  But they must still struggle in the Lord, ask for the Holy Spirit to guide and convict them of their sins, to rely on God's life changing grace (Titus 2:11-14) to teach them the right way and not rely on themselves.

The Christian life has never been about the Christian's self-interest but the Christ in the Christian.  Remove Christ from…

Just Say No to Political Correctness!

As the world is really in the Last Days and nobody knows how many more days are left but one thing is certain, ever since Jesus rose up to Heaven, we've entered the Last Days. Everything Jesus is saying is happening. It might be safe to say that the Christians of today are in the most privileged times because they're seeing more Bible prophecies happening before their eyes. People in the past only saw the prophecies of the Old Testament prophets happens hundreds of years later after the prophecies were made. People of today are seeing prophecies happening from at least two thousand years ago or more happening before their eyes. Today, one of the greatest prophecies is the evil of being politically correct.

Political correctness was a real problem. The Romans had that problem and so did the Jews. The Romans ended up condemning an innocent man (Jesus) and released an evil man (Barabbas) just to appease the crowd. Pontius Pilate gave in to mob pressure that caused him to condemn…

A Reminder to Haters: Christians Hate the Sin But NOT the Sinner!

People tend to have all their logical fallacies and one of them is, "If you don't support something, you hate the people involved in it!"  That's not necessarily true because there are outcomes to why you don't support something.  If a decent parent doesn't support the idea of their children getting involved in stuff like posing for indecent pictorials, working for sleaze clubs, fraternities or drug dealing - it's because they love their children.  If parents refuse to give their child whatever won't be good for them even if they want it - it's because they love their children.  The same goes to why Christians go against something because they love people.
As the Christian grows, the Holy Spirit makes them grow in love.  Christians are willing to stick their neck out even if it means suffering just to get people the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Just because they're against other religions doesn't mean that they hate the people pr…

Persecuting of Christians Shows Man's Total Depravity

It is no surprise to the growing believer to why the world hates Christians.  John 15:18-19 shows that Christians do not belong to the world.  Titus 2:11-14 shows that Christians are a peculiar people zealous unto good works, resisting the ungodliness of this present world.  James 4:4 warns that friendship with the world is to be an enemy of God.  If you are a friend of God then you are therefore the enemy of the world.  If you are going to stand by God's Word then expect a whole lot of rejection as 2 Timothy 3:12 warns that those who live godly will be persecuted by the world.

Remember the world already fell to Satan's authority ever since Adam fell.  Romans 5:12-14 shows the very consequences of Adam's sin that it brought sin and death.  2 Corinthians 4;4 shows that Satan is indeed the god of this world.  Ever since the days of Noah up to today we have people choosing anything but God.  People laughed at the idea of a coming judgment until it was too late in several in…

The Problem That Many People Are Too Preoccupied with Money to Think About God

Nothing is wrong with getting engaged with businesses otherwise basic needs will not be met.  If there were no businesses involved then there would be nothing to meet basic needs.  You certainly need to have a PC and a printer to do office work.  You certainly need a mobile phone these days to keep in touch with more ease.  We certainly need businesses to buy our food and to get our water supply purified so it is safe to drink.  The problem is not engaging in business or being rich but when a person's main occupation is just doing business and becoming more rich.  God ordained businesses but men pervert God's ordinances.
It is very easy to say, "Well nobody gets rich materially by reading the Bible."  I agree with that because if that were true then many men of God today would be living in mansions.  False pastors who preach prosperity get so rich so easily.  The Vatican today has more money than what the world's richest men have and not even all their wealth co…