Saturday, July 23, 2016

What Can Wash Away Our Sins

The Blood of Jesus Christ His Son Cleanseth us from all sin [1 John 1-7]

 If you notice the above verse did not say "shall cleanse" meaning sometime in the future your sins will be taken away but it says "cleanseth" meaning right now. Forgiveness of {all} sin is for now this present time. It is a privilege for today, this very hour. The very second a person who is a sinner calls out to Jesus and ask for forgiveness, putting his trust in him that person is one hundred percent forgiven and he is set free from his sins. 

It is so sad when some Christians put there salvation in other things instead of that precious Blood of God's Son. Some people and denominations will credit their salvation to the blood and works. We as Christians should have works if we proclaim Christ as our Savior, but works will not save you and it did not save me. I pass out tracts, write articles, visit the sick, go to church, do things for people who need help, and other things, but that does not save me. Only by the blood of Jesus Christ the battle has been won.

Some other denominations will tell you that you must be baptized in water to be saved. One man once told me if I was not baptized in water immediately after I was saved, I just went down to the alter a sinner and came up a sinner. How deceived he was. The blood that Jesus shed for me on that old cross cleansed me from all sin and set me free. It was the Blood of my Savior that saved my soul.

Yes there are some who believe that baptism washes away sins. This is not scriptural. The Bible says, "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood" (Rev. 1:5). When one hears the Word, the Holy Spirit takes the word and convicts or sin, of righteousness, of judgment and works godly sorrow which brings repentance and faith; faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our sins are washed away in His blood and not by water.

Later I was baptized in water with other converts from the Church of God that I was attending. We went on a church bus to a pond and proclaimed our salvation as we went under. It was a beautiful day, we sang songs about our Savior, we praised His name, but it was not the water that saved any of us. It was the Blood that Jesus Christ Shed on the cross.

Even though water baptism does not save a person it is an outward showing of a finished work on the inside of us. We are showing the world that we have been redeemed by the Blood of Jesus. If you are a Christian saved by the Blood of Jesus Christ and there is a chance for you to be baptized in water, do it. 

Then there are other denominations that say you must be baptized in the Holy Ghost before you can be saved and go to heaven. There are other denominations that say that you must walk through a door at a certain time and they have a name for the door, which none of it is true or scriptural. Some say you must be of a certain denomination or go to a certain church to be saved. It is by the Blood that was shed by Jesus Christ on Calvary that we are saved and nothing else.  "without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins."

What can wash away those sins, dear friends? Nothing but the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. What can wash away my sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus? What can make me whole again, nothing but the blood of Jesus? So, there is no remission outside the blood of Jesus. You cannot mix blood and water, or blood and church membership, or blood and works, or any other thing, simply through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ do we have remission of our sins. Praise God for salvation by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Bringing God’s Glory Back To A Fallen Nation

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (Chronicles 7-14)

Most Americans realize and can see that our country is in a state of chaos which is fast leading to anarchy. Madness, confusion, pandemonium, and turmoil already prevail in this country and it is getting worse every day. People do not feel safe in their own homes. As a Christian we can get a better grip or view of what is really happening in America. What we are seeing is the Bible version of what is happening in America, or better yet warning of; “We Reap What We Sow” For some people it may be hard to understand but not for the true followers of Jesus Christ. As a nation we are truly reaping what we are sowing, or have already sowed and it is not good. You cannot go against God’s Word and think you will not reap the whirlwind.

I know that you have heard this many times and more than once from me, but it needs to be said again; America was founded on God’s Word and because of that we have prospered as a nation. Our laws, justice system, government, and our way of life were all based on Christianity. We could see that Word in our schools, court houses, and all government buildings. As long as these were there and we served the Lord we prospered as a nation and there was peace and prosperity. God granted His grace on America and because of His Grace our country has prospered and America became a great nation.

Now every presents of God has been removed from our schools, our court houses, and government buildings. America has gone against God’s Word. We as a nation have murdered millions of unborn babies. We have sold their body parts and discarded what was left. Babies that God knew, while they were still in the mother’s womb that were murdered and disposed of like trash. America will be held accountable for this sin. We wonder why America is in the shape that it is in.

 God has said, more than once in His Word, in the Old Testament and the New Testament that man having sex with a man is a abomination. Then there are women having sex with other women. Our children in school are told that it is just a different life style. Anybody that believes and okays this as an excepted life style is deceived and their minds are seared.  It is the same thing as trying to put square pegs into round holes. As a Bible believing, born again, American I know what happened to Sodom for this sin and judgment is coming to America for the same sin if there is no repentance.

For the past 7 ½ years we have had a president who is evil and there is no other way of saying it. He is evil. Let me qualify that statement. He has stated the Bible is out of date, makes fun of some of the scriptures and just recently has light up the outside of the white House with red, yellow, and blue lights in support of the homosexual community. Now he has signed a law that allows men to use a woman’s bathrooms because they feel like they are a woman in a man’s body. The sad fact is people who claim to be Christians voted for this man knowing what he believed in. They turned their back on God and His Word. Judgment is coming and woe to the ones it is coming upon.