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God's Plan for this World and You

 

THE view of planet earth, seen from outer space, is very beautiful indeed. Confirmation of this has come from the astronauts who have gazed upon it. The earth is the fairest jewel in God's creation and it is the chosen place in the whole universe where He has promised to reveal His Kingdom in all its glory. That is why it is so beautiful.

 

The earth, of all the planets in the solar system, is the one that is perfectly suited to all forms of life and the one that orbits at exactly the right distance from the sun to provide comfortable conditions for the human race.

 

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WHY IS BIBLE TRUTH SO IMPORTANT?

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLE TRUTH

Is Bible Truth important to your Faith and Salvation ie. will you be saved despite what you believe the bible teaches or does it matter what you believe?

Well the word “truth” appears 237 times in the bible, that alone says it must be important!

Therefore it must be important to understand what “truth” is.

A quick scan of the passages using this word “truth” leave us in no doubt that it is not only important, but vital to our salvation.

John 17:3

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 John 5:20

20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

3For thisis good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

Clearly then knowing what is Bible Truth is important and vital, in addition to this we are also warned that some would depart from the “truth”…

1 Timothy 4:1

1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 John 4:6

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

From these passages it is very clear that we need to know the “truth” about God and His Son as it is taught to us in the Bible.  This means we must learn what this is from the Bible itself.

 

Don't let your HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL rest with someone else eg. your pastor or minister, YOU owe it to yourself and your family to be fully convinced of what it is you believe to be sure it HOLDS something REAL for you.

We have all been warned by God that there would be many false teachers and Jesus himself has told us that "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."  See Matthew 7:14

 

Sadly when Christ returns to this earth, many will only then realise that they have believed in lies Jeremiah 16:19

"19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit."

Don't let this be you or your family!

 

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“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”  John 17:3

 

Our Commitment to all True Bible Teaching Seekers is that all our teaching will be supported by consistent and clear Bible Passages.

 

The Greek word for "know" in the passage above is 'ginosko' and it means to have a thorough and deep understanding of the subject. 

 

So if you seek "life eternal" then you must truly "know the only true God and Jesus Christ".

 

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Wrested Scripture

Wrested Scripture and True Bible Teaching

 

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The true Gospel can suffer from preconceived ideas and misinterpretations.


Find out what the Bible is actually saying and where interpretation can go wrong.

 

You owe it to yourself and your family to be sure of what it is you believe, the Apostle Paul has told us to "work out our own salvation with fear and trembling"  Philippians 2:12

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True Bible Teaching fundamental beliefs are:

  1. The Bible is God's word and the only message from him. It is without error, except for copying and translation errors.
  2. There is only one God - the Father. The Holy Spirit is God's power.
  3. Jesus is the Son of God, and a human being, through his mother Mary.
  4. Man is mortal, having no existence when dead.
  5. By living a sinless life, ending with his sacrificial death by crucifixion, Jesus has opened the way of salvation from death.
  6. Belief and baptism are essential steps to salvation.
  7. God raised Jesus from death. Jesus is currently in Heaven, on God's right hand. He will one day return.
  8. When Jesus returns, he will raise his "sleeping" followers from death and grant immortality to the faithful who have tried to live by God's precepts.
  9. His followers will help him to rule, bringing justice, righteousness and peace to the whole world - the Kingdom of God.

 

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The Bible is our only true source for the Truth!

 

If we claim to follow Christ we should trust in the Scriptures as confidently as Jesus and his Apostles did:

Jesus said that: The Scripture cannot be broken.  (John 10:35)

 

Paul said that: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)

 

Peter said that: For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21)

The things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven (1 Peter 1:12)

 

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The OFFER of LIFE or DEATH

God's Offer of LIFE or DEATH

“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him… This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…"  Deuteronomy Chapter 30:12-20

 

From this passage we see how important it is to each one of us that we seek after God and His Word the Bible to us.

 

Without this we have no hope of LIFE, but only a future of DEATH.

 

This Word of God was originally given to the Nation of Israel and later it spread via the Apostles of Christ to the World, that even we today might have this same HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL.

 

It is UP to YOU then to seek out God’s Word, to KNOW what is the TRUTH of God’s Word so that you and your family might KNOW the way of LIFE ETERNAL and the great HOPE of living in God’s Kingdom on EARTH.

 

Do not let your HOPE rest upon others and most importantly on what others teach, search it out for yourself because we have been warned that the churches would be astray from God’s word in the last days.

 

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”   2 Timothy 4:3-4

 

Too much is at stake for you to not act yourself to seek out the TRUTH.

 

Christ himself has told us to do this when he said…

 

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. Godis a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24

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Calling on the Name of the LordCalling on the Name of the Lord

What does it mean to call on the name of the Lord? There are several Bible verses which mention this, but they are not well understood. For instance, it is common for church leaders to quote verses like:

Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13).

They interpret this as saying that anyone who calls out to Jesus is saved, from the moment they confess to being his followers.

Another type of ‘calling on the name of the Lord’ which is taught by some, is where people are told to accept Christ as ‘their personal saviour.’ This is done in response to a rousing sermon, after which members of the audience are invited to come forward and declare this to the congregation. If they do, they are said to be saved.

But if we want to be saved, we need to do more than just walk down the church. We will see this as we examine what the Bible teaches.

Worshipping God

In the Old Testament book of Genesis, we are told that Abram built an altar between Bethel and Ai where he “called on the name of the LORD” (Genesis 12:8).

When Abram returned from Egypt, he returned to that place and again, “Abram called on the name of the LORD” (13:4). It was the same with his son Isaac (Genesis 26:25).

Clearly this ‘calling’ is linked with worship, perhaps in the form of prayer using God's name, which may well be how these early faithful believers worshipped Him.

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WHAT IS TRUE RELIGION?

Pure Religion James 1:27

There’s a lot of talk nowadays about the different religions there are in the world, and their relative attractions and what they offer − Church of England, Roman Catholicism, Buddhism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christadelphian, etc., etc. But what do we mean by “religion”?

Religion: A Bind!

Our English word “religion” comes from Latin, and it means “to bind together again”. You can see the word in action when you think that  “ligament” is the tissue which holds or binds together the different parts of our limbs – like our knees or our elbows – and enables them to twist and turn as they are meant to do.

So, from the word alone, we can deduce that religion is something that would bind mankind again to God, so that the breach which Adam made in his relationship with God in Eden could be repaired. Religion is that which binds us back to God.

When we think of choosing a religion, we have to judge it by whether we think it will achieve the defined purpose of binding us back to God again.

Unbound!

I suggest that some of the religions we mentioned above do not achieve that purpose, and indeed many do not appear to set out to do so. They may be referred to possibly as “faith systems”, or “mysticism”, but they are not really true religions. Really, the only religion that complies with our definition is the Christian religion. But with so many Christian denominations, how can we decide which one most fully answers to the purpose of binding us back to God?

The only satisfactory way to decide is to compare their teachings with the Bible. God really wants us to be bound back to Him again, and that’s why He gave us the Bible, so that we know how much He loves us and what He wants us to do.

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Everything Working for OUR Good

Everything Working for our GOOD for those who love God

We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

Whilst I was reading a commentary on Romans 8:28, I was reminded of the times when people reassure a hospital patient, or someone who has been in an accident, that they’re not to worry; that everything will be all right. On a first aid course, we are told to comfort the patient. Even if we were to fear the worst, our words are meant to instil confidence. We wouldn’t be so cruel as to say “you may lose a leg”, or “you may not recover from your heart attack”.

To give words of comfort is the best thing to do, knowing that the patient will soon be in safe hands although the outcome could be serious.

Real Reassurance

In the verse quoted above from Romans chapter 8, we have a different scenario. Paul is giving 100 per cent assurance to Christians.

Unlike ourselves at the scene of an accident, Paul spoke with authority. He was a man called by God, and well aware of the blessings brought about through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. Because of this knowledge, he could make the statement above with absolute confidence.

The assurance that Paul gives cannot apply to everyone. It is directed at those who love God, and to those who are called in line with His purpose.

If you love God then there is a real relationship:For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God (v14).

What does it mean to love God? It means to be obedient to Him and to obey His commandments:

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3:6).

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The hope of Eternal LifeEternal Life

Those who believe in God generally also believe in life after death. Indeed, the prospect for believers obtaining eternal life was a major part of the message the Lord Jesus Christ preached during his ministry.

This was the very promise of Christ to all those who would believe and follow him:

“25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.”  1 John 2:25

However, if we consider Christianity in general, we find that there are different understandings of what ‘eternal life’ means. One reason for this is because very few people these days read their Bibles properly (if at all), even if they are believers. It can seem easier to rely on church leaders or the local Vicar, Pastor or Priest to decide and teach what people should believe.

The teaching of eternal life is no exception to this. The only way to understand what God says about eternal life is to read the Bible carefully and in context.

To read it any other way results in errors and misunderstanding.

This article seeks to explain what the Bible really teaches about eternal life and how it can be gained. We cannot deal with this subject comprehensively, because there is not the space to do so. However, we hope that this introduction will encourage readers to examine their Bible further on this fascinating topic.

Needing to be Saved

When Peter was being tried before the Jewish rulers, he told them regarding the Lord Jesus Christ:

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).

Being saved – from what? From the curse of sin and death under which all men and women live. Death is the end of life for everyone. Sin is the disobedience of God’s commandments.

Death is not the end for those who believe in Christ, they have the hope of resurrection

Throughout history and perhaps especially these days, a great many people have chosen to ignore Him and to do whatever is “right in their own eyes”.

Back at the beginning of the Bible, God decreed to Adam and Eve that the consequence of their act of disobedience would be their deaths after years of toil and strife living their lives.

To Adam, God said:

"In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken: for dust you are, and to dust you shall return" (Genesis 3:19).

The Promise to Abraham

In Genesis we read about the faithful man Abraham. God makes him a number of promises across the later years of his life, and in chapter 17 He tells Abraham:

"I give to you, and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God" (Genesis 17:8).

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THE HOPE OF RESURRECTION EXPLAINED

RESURRECTIONA famous person once said: That there are only two things of which we can be absolutely certain in this life;

1st. that we will die

2nd. that we will pay taxes

As true as this might be, we would hasten to make the point, that if people would only spend half as much time seeking the true means by which they can be saved from death forever, as they do to save paying taxes, then they would become rich in the things of God, which will lead to eternal life.

This is a reward that makes all else in this world fade into insignificance, including paying taxes.

But a lot of people would respond by asking, how can you be sure that there is such a reward?

How can we be sure about anything in this life?

Answer: We have to prove it to our own satisfaction just as we do with everything in this life.

Even before embarking on a detailed study of the Bible we should ponder the question that, if God exists? - and we surely believe he does as is testified by His creation all around us - Then why did he create us?

Surely He hasn't gone to all this trouble just for us to live a mortal life of 70yrs or more and to then die!

Even believers who study the Bible and try to follow its instruction in a way of life pleasing to God, are subject to the weakness of this mortal body who's life ends in death.

What point or what sort of sense does this make to us let alone to an all wise and powerful creator?

What human hope or incentive to life is there.

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The Holiness of God, "His ways and thoughts are higher than man's as the heavens are higher than the earth"The God of Purity

In Hebrew and Greek (the main original languages of the Bible) the word “holy” means “set apart”. That word sums up God. He is set apart from the rest of His earthly creation.

In fact, God had to set Himself apart when man disobeyed Him and introduced sin into the world. The prophet Habakkuk says of God:

You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness (Habakkuk 1:13).

Matters have become steadily worse during the time that man has managed planet earth. Today’s instant media means that we can easily see just how bad things are. Wars and civil unrest are erupting in many parts of the world, and hunger in others. Everywhere we see the breakdown of personal relationships and ecosystems collapsing because of the way mankind exploits the planet and each other.

There is selfishness and greed on a grand scale.

Moses described the purity and holiness of God when he was permitted to see His glory during Israel’s wilderness journey:

"The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty" (Exodus 34:6–7).

We see not only that God is pure, but that this purity has consequences.

An Angry God?

It may come as a surprise to think of God as angry. Many people rightly believe that He is a God of love, but that is where they leave it. They fail to recognise that He is also a God of justice and righteousness.

Some people have suggested however, that God is vengeful, particularly in the Old Testament. However, although God talks about taking vengeance (see Hebrews 10:30) it is in the context of those who insult the sacrifice that His Son made.

So why does God get angry, and what does He get angry about? God’s anger is different from our hot-tempered rudeness and wrath. He is as much sad as angry, but when God shows these emotions, action follows.

God’s anger at the violence and evil in the world at the time of Noah is described like this:

"The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart" (Genesis 6:6).

What makes God angry is violence, ill-treatment of other human beings, and our failure to respond to His purity and His love.

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The World and God's Kingdom

GOD'S PLAN FOR THE WORLD:

THE view of planet earth, seen from outer space, is very beautiful indeed. Confirmation of this has come from the astronauts who have gazed upon it. The earth is the fairest jewel in God's creation and it is the chosen place in the whole universe where He has promised to reveal His Kingdom in all its glory. That is why it is so beautiful.

The earth, of all the planets in the solar system, is the one that is perfectly suited to all forms of life and the one that orbits at exactly the right distance from the sun to provide comfortable conditions for the human race.

Bible Prophecy is the Sole Source of Information on God’s Purpose.

The Bible alone explains why and how this should be. The reason is that the Creator "formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord, and there is none else" (Isaiah 45:18).

We think it is logical to assert that if there is a Great Designer, and if He created a race of beings to inhabit this planet and no other, then there must have been an ultimate objective in His mind. Happily, we have not been left to guess what that goal might be. From the day that God put a human being on this earth, His one supreme purpose was that His creation should willingly respond to His own perfection:

"For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea" (Habakkuk 2:14).

The final stage in fulfilling that intention is what the Bible describes as THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH.

A REAL KINGDOM:

Because it will be in every physical and political sense a real kingdom it will have a king, a government, a capital, and an international system of laws. God has already delegated "all power in heaven and in earth" to His own Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. What is more, we learn that the date has been set in the divine calendar:

"God hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained" (Acts 17:31).

The kingdom of God on earth will soon be here. The abundant signs which confirm this are not the subject of this booklet; but we are mightily convinced that it is so! This coming Millennium will be the most exciting thing the world has ever seen. It will overshadow all those periods in history labelled with names like 'the age of enlightenment', 'the classical age', 'the renaissance' and so on. The kingdom of God will provide a superb environment on this lovely planet for all who will acknowledge God as supreme Creator and Jesus Christ as king of the world.

A BEAUTIFUL WORLD:

Use your imagination for a moment! Think of a world at peace, its inhabitants healthy and well-fed and doing rewarding work. Imagine a world in which there is full employment, where people are not exploited and where a man can live a long and prosperous life; a world in which famine and pestilence no longer kill one quarter of the population and where the full resources of the land and the seas are harvested. Already you are getting a picture of the Kingdom of God.

Now ponder on the absence of religious bigotry or sectarian strife; imagine the benefits of internationally accepted laws, with justice administered by fair-minded yet uncompromising judges. Conjure up a mental picture of life without terrorism and child-abuse; where good neighbourliness prevails and evil tendencies are discouraged, where governments establish good standards of behaviour, and implement just forms of retribution. That will be the kingdom of God on earth!

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Do YOU KNOW who GOD IS?

Getting To Know GodHow do we get to know anyone? Is it possible to know someone you have never met? For example, can you get to know an artist just by studying his or her artistic work? Starting with these questions, Anna Hart explores how we can get to know God, who we have not met.

Artistic Work

You may get some clues about the type of scenery an artist likes, by studying his portfolio. But what can the paintings tell you about his moral standards, his likes or dislikes? It is unlikely that you would be able to deduce much useful information.

Or think about a musical composition.  Some composers have set scriptural words to pieces of music which are so moving that a listener can be reduced to tears. We might imagine that a composer able to do this would have a strong religious faith. However, this is certainly not always the case, and some very popular religious music has been composed by self-declared atheists.

So a person’s body of work does not, of itself, help you to know the individual. Even people we have met and think we know can react differently from how we expect, for people are unpredictable by nature. It is only when they tell us about themselves that we can start to understand them.

God’s Handiwork

It follows that whilst we can learn something about God by studying His creative handiwork, we cannot conclude that we know what He is like just because we are keen students of nature. We need something more if we are to get to know the God who made the universe. The Bible says this:

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork (Psalm 19:1).

When we look at nature we certainly see beauty, and many people would argue that there is clear evidence of design. There is majesty in high mountains, peace in a babbling brook, glory in a fiery sunset and excitement in a roaring sea. But what does this tell you about the character of God? Nature also gives us earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, storms, hurricanes, beasts of prey, suffering and death.

What do these things tell us about God?

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New Heavens and a New Earth?

The Nations are but a Drop in the BucketThe Old Testament prophet Isaiah once contrasted God’s accomplishments with all that mankind has ever achieved.

It was not a flattering comparison for he said that, compared with Almighty God, all nations are like the small dust on the scales (Isaiah 40:15) – like a bit of flour left on the scales after you’ve made a cake!

The apostle Paul looked at God’s immense power and drew a more comforting conclusion. His point was that when you think about God’s power you realise that nothing can withstand it and nobody can challenge it:

“I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38,39).

First things First

But before you can take advantage of the wonderful care that God takes of His children, you have to become a member of His family. And before you decide to live a day at a time, with no fear about what tomorrow might bring, you have to do what Jesus told his followers to do. It’s a matter of putting first things first or, as Jesus said:

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33).

Once you’ve done that, there is nothing else to worry about. Leave the rest to God, who will sort everything out in His time.

Will the world ever end?

The chances are that if you plucked up the courage to ask your colleague about the protest march he was on – as I never did about the animal-rights activities – you would find out that he had religious views of one sort or another. In my time I have walked up and down roads with a placard that said much the same thing, so that people could do something about it – come to a talk, an exhibition, or read some literature, like this article. It’s the sort of thing you do if you feel that people need to think seriously about the way the world is going, and you know what the eventual end will be.

Not that the world itself is due to end, whatever scientists may predict. There is a set of data that far surpasses human calculation or human prediction. The God of the Universe has revealed His purpose and, as Maker and Creator, He should know if anyone does. So what does He say?

Here is a selection of encouraging passages that tell us about a better future for the earth and for all those inhabitants of the earth who make it through the difficult days we are now experiencing. They are part of a prophetic vision from just one Old Testament prophet – Isaiah – but you can find similar word pictures in many of the prophetic writings:

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain (Jerusalem), for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:9);

The ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away (Isaiah 35:10);

Thus says the LORD, who created the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, who has established it, who did not create it in vain, who formed it to be inhabited: ‘I am the LORD, and there is no other’ (Isaiah 45:18);

‘Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, and her people a joy. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people; the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice of crying … The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain (Jerusalem),’ says the LORD (Isaiah 65:17- 25).

God intends to transform society by making the world a place where people know God and worship Him. It follows that the earth will then be at peace – with God and between men and women. Those whom God has ransomed (or redeemed) will inhabit a world of “everlasting joy” (do you fancy that?).

“Joy and gladness” will be the order of the day – every day.

The earth will be inhabited by people who obey God because they want to, not because they are forced to. Old habits and bad experiences will be forgotten and a new order of things will exist. Mankind will live in harmony with the created earth: they will neither exploit it nor savage it and even animals will then be at peace with one another.

That would have pleased my pink-haired work colleague, if I had told her about it.

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Salvation Hebrews 9:28

Salvation
 
Introduction
 
Part 1: God wants all men and women to be saved.
 
How is God able to save from sin and death?Salvation is only through ChristWhen will God save men and women?Summary
 
Part 2: What must I do to be saved? 
 
The essential steps 
 
Humble ourselves, to accept Grace 
 
Have faith 
 
Repent 
 
Be baptized 
 
Live a life of obedience Once Saved, Always Saved? 
 
Introduction
 
In our hearts we know that there must be more to life than simply living and dying. We look into space and consider the wonder of creation and realize there is a greater power than ourselves. We look at the complexity of the human body and realize we are not here by accident or chance. So, why are we here and what is the meaning of our existence?
 
For many, life is full of suffering and misery. Life often seems unfair and without meaning or purpose. But the Creator of the heaven and earth has told us there is meaning and purpose to life. He has told us there is much more to life than simply living and dying. 
 
The Bible tells us that God wants to save all men and women from a meaningless existence and include them in His eternal plan. The Bible is a book of hope and it tells us of the way that leads to SALVATION. 
 
Part 1: God wants all men and women to be saved. 
 
God tells us that He wants to save all men and women: 
 
"This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." (1 Timothy 2:3-4) 
 
"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9) 
 
God also tells us that He will fill the earth with His glory and knowledge: 
 
"Praise be to his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory. Amen and Amen." (Psalm 72:19)
"They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea." (Isaiah 11:9) 
 
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." (Habakkuk 2:14)
 
God will fill the earth with His glory and knowledge by saving men and women who know God and reflect His glory.
However, today we see a world that is torn apart by war, disease, poverty, suffering and disaster, and many people do not know, or want to know, anything about God. It is a world that is far from reflecting the glory of God. 
 
When the earth is full of people disobeying God's laws how can the earth be filled with His glory? Ever since the first human failure in the garden of Eden, all men and women have inherited a natural tendency to disobey God. As a result, all people sin and eventually die: 
 
"Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned." (Romans 5:12) 
 
Before the earth can be filled with God's glory, sin must be removed. When sin is removed all the problems associated with sin will also disappear. For this to happen, God has told us about His plan of salvation. Without such a plan, the earth would never reflect the glory of God and we would be without hope. 
 
How is God able to save from sin and death? 
 
Consider the steps that led to the introduction of sin and death in the Garden of Eden: 
 
1. The earth was full of God's glory until Adam and Eve disobeyed God's commandment (Genesis 2:16-17; 3:6-13). 
 
2. They were punished with a mortal (dying) nature that would experience suffering (Genesis 3:15-19). 
 
3. All people have inherited the same mortal nature (Romans 5:12, 1 Corinthians 15:21-22). 
 
To remove sin and death and fill the earth with God's glory, the above steps must be REVERSED. And this is exactly what happened. Jesus Christ succeeded where Adam failed. Jesus never sinned, he was totally obedient to God and as a result he opened a way for God to save us and fill the earth with His glory. 

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ARE YOU SAVED?  IF SO HOW ARE YOU SAVED?

 
 

 

Is YOUR knowledge of the BIBLE 

and YOUR belief and worship of GOD 

able to SAVE YOU?

 

Not sure? Well consider this passage from JOHN CHAPTER 17

"1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do."

The Greek word for "know" is 'genosko' and it means to have a thorough intellectual understanding of what something is all about.

Do you have this understanding of God and His Son

Jesus Christ?

The need for this full understanding of the TRUTH is further underlined by Christ's words in John 17:17Only a TRUE understanding of the Word of God can Save YOU

We are sanctified in our understanding of God's word of Truth ie. set apart as special unto God and Christ, without this we cannot be saved.  Just as Israel were not saved when they strayed from their TRUE knowledge of God.

God's special people the nation of Israel were destroyed for lack of knowledge as we read in Hosea 4:1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

In Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee.

In Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
 

The Apostle Paul has warned us that some would not be in the Faith (ie. the true knowledge of God and Christ)...

1 Timothly 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
And again by the Apostle Peter...

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

And in 2 Thessalonians where the Apostle Paul tells us that some would fall away from "the Truth" he says that this would be becaused they had lost their love of the Truth and had chosen rather to believe a lie.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

"10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

And so the Apostle Paul counselled us all to Work out OUR OWN SALVATION...

Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.


You owe it to yourself and your family to seek the Truth

about God, His Son Jesus and His purpose with you

and this earth.

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