The Big Picture

   God’s Master Plan of Salvation: God’s Work in Christ Takes Us From Judgment and Separation to Forgiveness and Reconciliation


Free Will & The Original Sin: Till Death Do Us Part…from God

flame-treeGen 2:9 Out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Gen 2:17 [God Warned] “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat from it: for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

Gen 3:4“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it [the tree of knowledge] your eyes will be opened, and YOU will be like God, knowing good and knowing evil.”

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Gen 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was WITH her, and he ate it.

Gen 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked [helpless]; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

Gen 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, [because] all have sinned.

Rom 6: 23 For the wages of sin is death

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God said, “You Fool, this night your soul will be required of thee.”

Eccl 1:9 Walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes: but know this…that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

Luke 12:20 God said to him, You fool, this night thy soul will be required of thee:

Heb 9:27 It is appointed unto man once to die…and then the judgment.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Our Immoral Standard

Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know [or understand] it?

Prov 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one, his own goodness: but who can find a faithful man?

queen-of-the-roadJer 17:10 But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives.
I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”(NLT)

Mat 15:8 These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God. [NLT]

Rom 3:12 They have all gone out of the way, they have all together become unprofitable; there is none that do good, no, not one.

1John 4:2 If a man says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

James 1:26 If any man among you seems to be religious, and does not bridle [control] his tongue, he deceives his own heart and this man’s religion is vain.

2 Tim 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away

Romans 10:2 They have a zeal of God, but NOT according to knowledge.
Rom 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, go about to establish their OWN righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God.

Lk 16:15 And Jesus said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Pro 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Rom 6: 23 For the wages of sin is death

Is 59:2 It’s your sins that have cut you off from God.


1 Cor 3:13 Every man’s work will be made manifest: for the day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will try every man’s work of what sort it is.

Isa 64:6 We are all as an unclean thing and our righteousness is as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, sins, like the wind, have taken us away.

Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
1Pet 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Prov 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.


Rom 2:13 For NOT the HEARERS of the law are just before God, but the DOERS of the law will be justified.


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The Standard by Which We Are Judged

Rom 3:19 The law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God.

Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

James 2:10 For whosoever will keep the WHOLE law, and yet offend in ONE point, he is GUILTY of ALL.


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Have you ever lied?

Prov 12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord

Rev 21:8 all liars, will have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone:

Have you ever committed adultery?

Mt 5:28 But I say unto you, that whosoever looks with lust has committed adultery already in their heart.


Have you ever coveted?
Have you ever stolen anything? 

Irrespective of value? Music, software, food in the fridge, not returned something, not paid a bill/ loan. 

1 Cor 6:10 Be not deceived…neither thieves, nor covetous, nor extortionists will inherit the kingdom of God.


angry-man-1441834773GYtHave you ever committed murder?

Mat 5:21You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill will be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause will be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever will say to his brother, Raca, [a senseless, empty headed man]will be in danger of the council: but whosoever will say, You fool, will be in danger of hell fire.

Have you ever used God’s name in vain?

Deut 5:11 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.


You shall not make thee ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, Deut 5:8 from such turn away

Deut 5:7 You shall have NO other gods before me.

Deut 5:8 You shall not make thee ANY GRAVEN IMAGE, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:

You shall not bow down yourself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me

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…she was eventually absorbed into Constantine’s early Christianity to entice the pagans and re-named her Mary. Hence Jehovah’s disdain for any images, idols or association with inanimate wood or stone objects.  Mark 3:35 [Jesus said] Whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, my sister, my mother. So Mary held no significance for salvation.
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Babylonian Queen Semiramus (also known as Queen of Heaven or Mother of God) and her son Tammuz morphed into Egyptian idols Isis & Horus and later other cultures adopted the goddess by other names and…

Rom 1:22 Professing

themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things.


Josh 24:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the CREATURE more than the CREATOR, who is blessed forever. Amen.


Hab 2:19 Woe unto him that say to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

Deut 4:28 The work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. [from such turn away]

Deut 4:19 lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, you should be driven to worship them, and serve them

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NO OTHER GOSPEL

Gal 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we [apostles] have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Wikipedia: Muhammad would retreat to a cave named  Hira  in the mountains for several nights of seclusion and prayer; later, at age 40, he reported being visited by  Gabriel (an angel)  in the cave,where he stated he received  his first revelation  from God. [610 C.E.]


Babylonian Symbols

Deut 17:3 [For you have] gone and served other gods, and worshiped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded!

Sun & Moon worship and their identifying symbols date back to Babylonian culture where Nimrod was represented by the sun and bull horns and Semiramis was represented by the moon.

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Do Not Bow Down

Deut 5:9 You shall not bow down yourself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord your God am a jealous God

The eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba, the stone building towards which Muslims pray, in the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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The Black Cube represents Set; an ancient Egyptian god of evil, darkness, chaos, war & conflict

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Black Meteor Enshrined in Silver

Allah said, “Touching them both [the Black Stone and al-Rukn al-Yamani] is an expiation for sins.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 959)

Col 1:13 [It is Jehovah] who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 in whom we have redemption through HIS blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

Look to Isa in the Quran for your salvation for He is the judge on the day of resurrection.

God’s Way of Forgiving Sins

Rom 3:2222 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his [Jehovah’s] grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation[sacrifice] through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus.27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Is 43:25 God says, “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.”


Josh 24: 20 If  you forsake the Lord and serve foreign  gods, then he will turn and do you harm and consume you, after having done you good.” 23 He said, “Then put away the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your heart to the Lord, the God of Israel.


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Have you always honored and obeyed your parents?

 Exo 20:12 Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives you. [The only commandment given with a promise]

Have you kept every Sabbath Holy?

Deut 5:14 The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God: in it you will not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your ox, nor your ass, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates; that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you.

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Children of Disobedience

Eph 2:3 We all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.

Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

1 Cor 6:9 Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, abusers of themselves with mankind 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.(NLT)

Rev 21:8 The fearful, and unbelievers, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, will have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Mt 12:36 Every idle word that men will speak, they will give account thereof in the Day of Judgment.

Mt 12:37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

Rev 22:15 For outside are dogs, and sorcerers, and whore mongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves to make up a lie.

Rom 2:3And do you think, O man, that judges them which do such things, and do the same things, that you will escape the judgment of God?

Col 3:5 Mortify [put to death] therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things’ sake, the wrath of God comes, on the children of disobedience:

2Pet 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that ALL should come to REPENTANCE.


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Verdict: Guilty as Sin

Rom 3:19 The law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God.

James 2:10 For whosoever will keep the WHOLE law, and yet offend in ONE point, he is GUILTY of ALL.

Rom 3:20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.

Rom 2:15 the conscience also bears witness, and their thoughts either accuses or else excuses one another; 16 In that day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Rom 2:2  we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

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The Judgment

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Rom 2:5 Because of your hard and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath, when God’s righteous judgment is revealed.(HCB)

John 5: 28  Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves will hear his voice,

29 And will come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Acts 17:31 [God] has appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he gave assurance unto all men, in that he raised him [Jesus] from the dead.

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example to those that after should live ungodly…

Rom 2:8 To them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath.

Mk 2:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

2Thes 1:8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

2Thes 1:9 Who will be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;10 When he will come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

Phil 2:9 Wherefore God  has also highly exalted him [Jesus], and given him a name which is above every name:

Phil 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

1Pet 1:20 Who truly was foreordained BEFORE the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

 


wall-of-fireHeb 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Mat 3:10 Every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Heb2:3 So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak? And God confirmed the message by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose.(NLT)

 


How do I love thee? Let me SHOW the way!

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1Jo 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation  [appeasement/sacrifice] for our sins.

Rom 5:7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. (NLT)

Isa 64:6 [but] we are all as an unclean thing and our righteousness is as filthy  rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities[sins], like the wind, have taken us away.

Rom 5:8 But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us

John 10:18 [Jesus said] No man takes [my life] from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

John 15:13 [Jesus said] Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you.

Rom 5:9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. (NLT)

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, how much more, we will be reconciled and will be saved by his life.

Rom 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Rom 3:22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Rom 3:24 God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.

Rom 3:25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, Rom3:26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for He himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.

pray-shadow-brickRom 3:27 Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. 28 So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.

Eph 2:8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the GIFT of God 9 NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast [brag].

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which WE have done, but according to HIS mercy HE saved us,

John 3:16 For GOD so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only begotten Son, that whosoever BELIEVES in HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life.


John 3:17 For God sent NOT his Son into the world to CONDEMN the world; but that the world through him might be SAVED.

John 3:18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that does not believe is condemned already,
because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

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ONE WAY

John 10:9 [Jesus said] I am the door: by me, if any man enters in, he will be saved

Mt 7:13 Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in there 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there be that find it.

Luke 13:23 Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few be saved?” He replied,
24 “Work hard to enter the narrow door to God’s Kingdom, for many will try to enter but will fail. 25 When the master of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. You will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Lord, open the door for us!’ But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ 26 Then you will say, ‘But we ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 And he will reply, ‘I tell you, I don’t know you or where you come from. Get away from me, all you who do evil. 


87-1249563861jfdEJohn 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO man comes to the Father, but by me.

John 10:25 24 [Then the Jews said] If you are the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you believed not: the works [miracles] that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. 29 I and my Father are one.”

1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Acts 4:12 There is salvation in no one else (NLT): for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Rm 1:4 And [Jesus was] declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

John 1: 12  as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Jhn 3:3 Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

1Pet 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance

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RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD

John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet will he live: 26 And whosoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? 27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

John 10: 28 And I give to them eternal life; and they will never perish; neither will any man pluck them out of my hand.

John 6:37 All [those] that the Father gives me will come to me; and he that comes to me I will in no wise [way] cast out. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

John 6:39 And this is the Father’s will which has sent me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

1Pet 1:9 The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls. [NLT]

2 Cor 4:14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus will raise US up ALSO by Jesus.

Acts 10:42 And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick [living] and dead. 43 To him all the prophets give witness, that through his name whosoever believes in him will receive remission of sins.

John 5:21 For just as the Father gives life to those he raises from the dead, so the Son gives life to anyone he wants. [NLT]

1Cor 15:17 And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins.

heavenly-ambianceJohn 5:22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son:

John 5:23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent him.

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and will not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 5:26 26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27 And has given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

1 Cor 12:14 if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

Rom 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. 10 … for we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, said the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will confess to God.

Mt 25:32 And before him will be gathered all nations: and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:  33 And he will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Heb 2:3 How will we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.

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FAITH NOT WORKS


Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Rom 4:20 He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God: 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he [God] had promised, he was able also to perform.22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me.

Rom 10:8 and that message is the very message about FAITH that we preach:
Rom 10:9 If you OPENLY DECLARE that Jesus IS Lord and BELIEVE in your heart

that God RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD…YOU WILL BE SAVED

10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him.
13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” NLT

Rom8:8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.


REPENT

REPENT: Strong’s G3340: to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins

Mark 2:17 [Jesus said] “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who THINK they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”[NLT]

Jon 12:25 He that loves his life will lose it; and he that hates his life in this world will keep it unto life eternal

Psalm 28:13 He that covers his sins will not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

1Pet 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man’s work,
pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Ps 28:14 Blessed are those who fear to do wrong, but the stubborn are headed for trouble.[NLT]

Luke 13:3 [Jesus said] “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2 Cor 7:10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

Acts 26:18 Open [your] eyes, and… turn …from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that [you] may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.


GET BAPTIZED

born-of-waterMat 3:11 [John the Baptist said] I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God

Mark 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Mark 1:7 John announced: “Someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to stoop down like a slave and untie the straps of his sandals. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!”[NLT]

Mark 16:16 He that believes and is baptized will be saved; but he that believes not will be damned.

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Mat 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Acts 8:36 they came upon some water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what’s hindering me from being baptized? 37 And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, you may[be baptized]. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39… the eunuch saw [Phillip]no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

Acts 22:16 What are you waiting for? arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.


right-and-left-turn-only-arrow-signTURN

Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus

Rom 6:16 Don’t you know, that to whom you yield yourselves as servants to obey,
his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

2 Tim 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows those that are his. And, let everyone that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity [sinning].

 [NLT] Rom  6:16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.

19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy.

20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. 21 And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. 22 But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.[NLT]

Mat 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

1Tim 6:17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. 19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life. [NLT]

2 Cor 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Jer 24:7 And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they will be my people, and I will be their God: for they will return unto me with their whole heart.

Jet 31:33 the Lord said, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they will be my people.

Exod20:5 [Jehovah said] Now therefore if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you will be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

Two Commandments – The heart of the law

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1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Mark 12:30 You will love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.

Mark 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no other commandment greater than these.

Rom 13:8 Love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.

Rom 13:9 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Gal 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You will love your neighbor as yourself.

Luke 6:36 Be therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

37 Judge not, and you will not be judged: condemn not, and you will not be condemned: forgive, and you will be forgiven:

38 Give, and it will be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, will men give into your bosom. For with the same measure [standard] that you [judge] with it will be measured to you again [back to you].

1John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and ray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Ecc 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14 For God will bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.

1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.


cross-at-chapel-windowPLAN OF SALVATION

BELIEVE

Believe that Jehovah & Jesus are who they said they are and are able to do as they’ve promised

John 6:29 Jesus …said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent”

Rom 10:9 if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

CONFESS

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

REPENT

Mark 1:15 [Jesus said] The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mat 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

John 8:10 [Jesus said] Woman, where are your accusers? Has anyone condemned you? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more.

Heb 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins

BE BAPTIZED

Mat 28:19 Go therefore, …[be baptized] in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 22:16 What are you waiting for? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

cross-1367851869dD1EMULATE JESUS’ LIFE

12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Mat 10:38 [Jesus said]He that doesn’t take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me

Mark 8:34 Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

John 10:10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.

1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

Exod20:5 [Jehovah said] Now therefore if you will indeed obey my voice, and keep my covenant, then you will be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

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