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Elijah suffered from mis conceptive. It was he against the world; he was firmly convinced that he was the only prophet left who believed in God. It took the Lord to remind him that He, the Creator, was still in control-and that there were a few thousand more soldiers in Gods army, than the prophet had calculated. Problems encourage isolation, and isolation nurtures misconception.  Read his story in the Bible.

 

 

 

What is the correct way to read the Bible?

Rather than setting out to read passage after passage simply for the sake of reading the Bible front to back, try reading it in very small bits and pieces. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you and then choose a single verse or two. Read it, then read it again. Read it in several translations.

 

 

Who is God according to the Bible?

God is spirit, by nature intangible (John 4:24). God is One, but He exists as three Persons—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17). God is infinite (1 Timothy 1:17), incomparable (2 Samuel 7:22), and unchanging (Malachi 3:6

 

What Salvation is Not

Before clarifying salvation in biblical terms, it will be helpful to look at ways of "salvation" that are not in line with Christian theology. Probably the most common approach is works-based. As the name suggests, this approach to salvation relies on human works and what we can do in order to save ourselves. But when it comes to salvation Christianity is Savior-centered, not self-centered: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV). Good works are the natural outcome of following salvation through Christ.

Neither is salvation universal, meaning that not everyone will be saved. This does not mean that God does not love everyone. Indeed, He "wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:4 NIV). But only Christ is "the way and the truth and the life" (John 14:6 NIV).

Salvation is not found in legalism, either. Strict adherence to a list of do's and don'ts is not what Christian salvation is about. Romans 3:20 reads, "no one will be declared righteous in his [God's] sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin." We all "fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23 NIV).

Some beliefs claim that salvation in a biblical sense is not required. Instead, terms such as "spiritual liberation" or "enlightenment" are used. Most of the time this is found in variations of Eastern worldviews such as pantheism. Usually the core idea is that human beings need only realize that they are perfect and divine, resulting in "salvation." But we are far from perfect and deep down everyone knows this fact. God exists, but He is not us and we are not Him

 

 

What does it mean that Jesus saves?

The word saved simply means "to rescue." Yes, Jesus saves. There is only one way to be saved and that is through Jesus. There is no doubt that Jesus saves but the real question is, "From what does Jesus save us?" Thankfully, the Bible answers this question! ... Jesus saves from the wrath of God to the love of God.

 

  1. God's Word leads us to salvation. Although many of us came to Christ by hearing about Him from another person, the way of salvation is clearly revealed by simply reading the Bible (John 3:16; Rom. 10:9). We are all saved by believing the truth of Scripture whether we read it ourselves or are taught it by someone else (1 Peter 1:23).

  2. The Scriptures guide our steps. Psalm 119:105 says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." If we read and heed the Lord's instructions, He will show us where to go, what to say, and how to make decisions. His Word also reveals when we're heading the wrong direction and warns us of the consequences of continuing down that path.

  3. God's Word directs us to wisdom. "The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple" (Ps. 119:130). Scripture is our greatest protection. It's like a shield before us, guarding our way and warning of danger. But if we neglect reading and obeying the Word, we won't be able to distinguish right from wrong.

  4. It lifts our burden. Because the Lord is interested in every aspect of our lives, we can run to His Word in our pain, grief, loneliness, or sickness and receive help in our time of trouble (Ps. 119:28).

  5. The Word of God brings joy. If we love the Word, we'll find great joy and comfort in reading it (Ps. 119:111). When facing tough situations and discouragement, our first response will be to open the Scriptures. Even if we don't know where to read, the Lord will guide us to a passage which can restore our hope and joy. And if we don't have a Bible with us, He can bring to mind the verses that we've stored in our hearts. Once we experience how the Scriptures can change sorrow into joy, our love for the Lord and His Word will increase and  overflow in praise and gratitude.

  6. The Scriptures give peace. Perhaps the most desired possession in the world is peace, but it can only be found in the Lord. "Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble" (Ps. 119:165). Peace means to be bound to something, and when that something is the Word of God, we are bound to Him and experience the peace Jesus promised to His disciples (John 14:27).

  7. God's Word leads us to salvation. Although many of us came to Christ by hearing about Him from another person, the way of salvation is clearly revealed by simply reading the Bible (John 3:16; Rom. 10:9). We are all saved by believing the truth of Scripture whether we read it ourselves or are taught it by someone else (1 Peter 1:23).

  8. The Scriptures guide our steps. Psalm 119:105 says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." If we read and heed the Lord's instructions, He will show us where to go, what to say, and how to make decisions. His Word also reveals when we're heading the wrong direction and warns us of the consequences of continuing down that path.

  9. God's Word directs us to wisdom. "The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple" (Ps. 119:130). Scripture is our greatest protection. It's like a shield before us, guarding our way and warning of danger. But if we neglect reading and obeying the Word, we won't be able to distinguish right from wrong.

  10. It lifts our burden. Because the Lord is interested in every aspect of our lives, we can run to His Word in our pain, grief, loneliness, or sickness and receive help in our time of trouble (Ps. 119:28).

  11. The Word of God brings joy. If we love the Word, we'll find great joy and comfort in reading it (Ps. 119:111). When facing tough situations and discouragement, our first response will be to open the Scriptures. Even if we don't know where to read, the Lord will guide us to a passage which can restore our hope and joy. And if we don't have a Bible with us, He can bring to mind the verses that we've stored in our hearts. Once we experience how the Scriptures can change sorrow into joy, our love for the Lord and His Word will increase and  overflow in praise and gratitude.

  12. The Scriptures give peace. Perhaps the most desired possession in the world is peace, but it can only be found in the Lord. "Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble" (Ps. 119:165). Peace means to be bound to something, and when that something is the Word of God, we are bound to Him and experience the peace Jesus promised to His disciples (John 14:27).

  13. God's Word leads us to salvation. Although many of us came to Christ by hearing about Him from another person, the way of salvation is clearly revealed by simply reading the Bible (John 3:16; Rom. 10:9). We are all saved by believing the truth of Scripture whether we read it ourselves or are taught it by someone else (1 Peter 1:23).

  14. The Scriptures guide our steps. Psalm 119:105 says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." If we read and heed the Lord's instructions, He will show us where to go, what to say, and how to make decisions. His Word also reveals when we're heading the wrong direction and warns us of the consequences of continuing down that path.

  15. God's Word directs us to wisdom. "The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple" (Ps. 119:130). Scripture is our greatest protection. It's like a shield before us, guarding our way and warning of danger. But if we neglect reading and obeying the Word, we won't be able to distinguish right from wrong.

  16. It lifts our burden. Because the Lord is interested in every aspect of our lives, we can run to His Word in our pain, grief, loneliness, or sickness and receive help in our time of trouble (Ps. 119:28).

  17. The Word of God brings joy. If we love the Word, we'll find great joy and comfort in reading it (Ps. 119:111). When facing tough situations and discouragement, our first response will be to open the Scriptures. Even if we don't know where to read, the Lord will guide us to a passage which can restore our hope and joy. And if we don't have a Bible with us, He can bring to mind the verses that we've stored in our hearts. Once we experience how the Scriptures can change sorrow into joy, our love for the Lord and His Word will increase and  overflow in praise and gratitude.

  18. The Scriptures give peace. Perhaps the most desired possession in the world is peace, but it can only be found in the Lord. "Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble" (Ps. 119:165). Peace means to be bound to something, and when that something is the Word of God, we are bound to Him and experience the peace Jesus promised to His disciples (John 14:27).

 

 

 

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Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock. 1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

 

 

The Greek word rhema is useful to distinguish between two meanings of word. ... Some modern usage distinguishes rhema from logos in Christian theology, with rhema at times called "spoken word", referring to the revelation received by disciples when the Holy Spirit "speaks" to them. In this usage, "Logos" refers to Christ.

 

Blood is mentioned 460 times in the Bible. Fourteen times in the New Testament Jesus spoke of His own blood. Why? Because by the shedding of His blood, He accomplished the possibility of our salvation. He paid the penalty for our sin and redeemed us. The penalty for our sin and rebellion is death; Jesus stepped out and said, "I'll take that death." He voluntarily laid down His life and took the penalty we deserve. That's what the cross is all about.

 

 

Man's Need for Salvation

If you died today, and upon meeting God...

...He asked you why you should be admitted into heaven, what would you say? Let us explore the Bible's answer to that question. 

In the beginning, man was good.

Man was created by God in His own image as the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning, man was good and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice, man sinned against God. Every person afterward inherited a nature and an environment inclined toward sin. As soon as they are capable of moral action, they, too, become sinners and are condemned. The Bible says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).

Salvation -- How God deals with sin

Salvation is God's way of forgiving sin and providing a means for man to receive eternal life now and in heaven. Salvation, by definition, means to be delivered from evil. In this sense, salvation is deliverance from sin and its penalty. On the cross, Jesus Christ made the once-for-all sacrifice for man's sin and its penalty, which is death. The Bible says, "Not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption" (Heb. 9:12).

This salvation was and is offered to everyone on God's own initiative, as an expression of His love for sinners. His offer of eternal life is not a life that only begins after death. It is that quality of life that is eternal, beginning at the moment one believes in Jesus and continuing into eternity. The Bible says, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16).

Eternal life is a free gift. 

Eternal life in heaven is a free gift that is based on the grace of God. As a free gift, it cannot be earned or deserved. Man cannot save himself by good works or any other means. God loves you and wants you to have this free gift of eternal life in heaven. The Bible says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9).

How do I receive this free gift?

You must have saving faith in Christ. What does saving faith mean? Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and confessing Him as your personal Lord and Savior. God, in turn, responds to this commitment by forgiving all your sins by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. The Bible says, "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12).

Consider this suggested prayer to help you express the desire of your heart:

"God, thank you for your gift of eternal life. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. I am willing to turn from my sins (repent). I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died for my sins on the cross, and that He rose from the dead. I now put my complete trust in you alone, Lord Jesus, as my Savior and for eternal life. I invite you to come into my heart and life. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen."

How can I be sure that I have eternal life?

You may wonder how you can be assured of eternal life. If you have repented of your sins and believed in the Gospel in response to God's invitation, the Bible says you can know that you have eternal life. Do not trust in your feelings, but trust God now because of His absolute integrity, the righteousness of His character, and the truthfulness of His Word. The Bible says, "And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life." (1 John 5:11-13).

What do I do now?

You may wonder what comes next now that you are a Christian. First, God's Word instructs you to find a church that teaches the Bible where you can learn the Word of God and fellowship with other Christians. The Bible says, "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together ..." (Hebrews 10:23-25).

Also, you should be baptized in obedience to Jesus Christ and as a testimony to your faith. "And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age'" (Matthew 28:

 

 

 

In the Gospels Jesus asks many more questions than he answers. To be precise, Jesus asks 307 questions. He is asked 183 of which he only answers 3. Asking questions was central to Jesus' life and teachings.In the Gospels Jesus asks many more questions than he answers. To be precise, Jesus asks 307 questions. He is asked 183 of which he only answers 3. Asking questions was central to Jesus' life and teachings.

 

 

ETERNITY

We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally connected with God through salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally connected with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. 

 

 

Word of God should be number one for reading among Christians. This page is intended to broaden the knowledge of what God Word says without compromising. We do know many will not accept our stand on some things, but we ask only for carefully prayer to understand the Word of God.
 

 

 

What Salvation is Not

Before clarifying salvation in biblical terms, it will be helpful to look at ways of "salvation" that are not in line with Christian theology. Probably the most common approach is works-based. As the name suggests, this approach to salvation relies on human works and what we can do in order to save ourselves. But when it comes to salvation Christianity is Savior-centered, not self-centered: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV). Good works are the natural outcome of following salvation through Christ.

Neither is salvation universal, meaning that not everyone will be saved. This does not mean that God does not love everyone. Indeed, He "wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:4 NIV). But only Christ is "the way and the truth and the life" (John 14:6 NIV).

Salvation is not found in legalism, either. Strict adherence to a list of do's and don'ts is not what Christian salvation is about. Romans 3:20 reads, "no one will be declared righteous in his [God's] sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin." We all "fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23 NIV).

Some beliefs claim that salvation in a biblical sense is not required. Instead, terms such as "spiritual liberation" or "enlightenment" are used. Most of the time this is found in variations of Eastern worldviews such as pantheism. Usually the core idea is that human beings need only realize that they are perfect and divine, resulting in "salvation." But we are far from perfect and deep down everyone knows this fact. God exists, but He is not us and we are not Him

What Salvation is Not

Before clarifying salvation in biblical terms, it will be helpful to look at ways of "salvation" that are not in line with Christian theology. Probably the most common approach is works-based. As the name suggests, this approach to salvation relies on human works and what we can do in order to save ourselves. But when it comes to salvation Christianity is Savior-centered, not self-centered: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV). Good works are the natural outcome of following salvation through Christ.

Neither is salvation universal, meaning that not everyone will be saved. This does not mean that God does not love everyone. Indeed, He "wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:4 NIV). But only Christ is "the way and the truth and the life" (John 14:6 NIV).

Salvation is not found in legalism, either. Strict adherence to a list of do's and don'ts is not what Christian salvation is about. Romans 3:20 reads, "no one will be declared righteous in his [God's] sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin." We all "fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23 NIV).

Some beliefs claim that salvation in a biblical sense is not required. Instead, terms such as "spiritual liberation" or "enlightenment" are used. Most of the time this is found in variations of Eastern worldviews such as pantheism. Usually the core idea is that human beings need only realize that they are perfect and divine, resulting in "salvation." But we are far from perfect and deep down everyone knows this fact. God exists, but He is not us and we are not Him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The truth of God's word has been severely compromised down through the ages by man.  Man continues to compromise it today.  There are those, "who exchange the truth of God for a lie" (Romans 1:25).  And "there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ" (Galatians 1:7).

     One of the reasons man compromises God's word is he is ashamed of it.  But Jesus says, "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels" (Mark 8:38).  If Jesus is ashamed of us we will be lost.  Paul says, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16).  The word of God contains the instructions on how we are to be eternally saved.

     We compromise the truth when we hold back and fail to teach and preach all of God's word.  Paul tells the Ephesian elders, "Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men.  For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God" (Acts 20:26-27).  We will be held accountable when we fail to teach the whole counsel of God.  We are warned by God, "When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die', and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at your hand" (Ezekiel 3:18).  Today there are certain things in God's word that people will not teach because they are afraid they might offend someone.  They are more afraid of offending people than offending God.  If we fail to speak up and teach and preach the whole counsel of God, God will hold us responsible and we will most likely be lost.

     Those with whom we have fellowship can also influence us to compromise God's truth.  We are warned, "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.  For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?  And what communion has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14).  "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them" (Ephesians 5:11).  Instead of going along with error, we are to expose it.  But if we have fellowship with those in error and encourage them then we also become partakers of their sin.  "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: for he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds" (2 John 10-11).  We must never encourage those who are teaching error if we have any regard for the eternal destiny of our own souls.

     One reason people compromise the truth is they want to please men rather than God.  "Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God" (John 12:42-43).  Paul says, "For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ" (Galatians 1:10).  And Jesus says, "He who is not with Me is against Me" (Matthew 12:30).  Let us never be guilty of compromising the truth, but let us "contend earnestly for the faith" (Jude 3).  We must never shun to declare the whole counsel of God.

   The truth of God's word has been severely compromised down through the ages by man.  Man continues to compromise it today.  There are those, "who exchange the truth of God for a lie" (Romans 1:25).  And "there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ" (Galatians 1:7).

     One of the reasons man compromises God's word is he is ashamed of it.  But Jesus says, "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels" (Mark 8:38).  If Jesus is ashamed of us we will be lost.  Paul says, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16).  The word of God contains the instructions on how we are to be eternally saved.

     We compromise the truth when we hold back and fail to teach and preach all of God's word.  Paul tells the Ephesian elders, "Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men.  For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God" (Acts 20:26-27).  We will be held accountable when we fail to teach the whole counsel of God.  We are warned by God, "When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die', and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at your hand" (Ezekiel 3:18).  Today there are certain things in God's word that people will not teach because they are afraid they might offend someone.  They are more afraid of offending people than offending God.  If we fail to speak up and teach and preach the whole counsel of God, God will hold us responsible and we will most likely be lost.

     Those with whom we have fellowship can also influence us to compromise God's truth.  We are warned, "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.  For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness?  And what communion has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14).  "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them" (Ephesians 5:11).  Instead of going along with error, we are to expose it.  But if we have fellowship with those in error and encourage them then we also become partakers of their sin.  "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: for he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds" (2 John 10-11).  We must never encourage those who are teaching error if we have any regard for the eternal destiny of our own souls.

     One reason people compromise the truth is they want to please men rather than God.  "Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God" (John 12:42-43).  Paul says, "For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ" (Galatians 1:10).  And Jesus says, "He who is not with Me is against Me" (Matthew 12:30).  Let us never be guilty of compromising the truth, but let us "contend earnestly for the faith" (Jude 3).  We must never shun to declare the whole counsel of God.

 

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