Worldwide deception on “salvation”…

What does it take for someone to be saved? The Bible is clear in teaching that Salvation is not only about believing in Jesus Christ. This is only one side of salvation. Sadly the side I found myself on for 6 years of “Christianity”. You tell God in your prayer you are a sinner, you ask for forgiveness, you invite Jesus into your heart and on your way you GO. All saved and heaven bound! 🙂 Right???  Not so fast! Where is the part about repentance? Didn’t John the Baptist teach REPENT for the Kingdom of God is at hand?!!! We are learning in our churches that salvation is a mere acknowledgment of our sinful state and that Jesus dies for our sins. I have a HUGE problem with that. Why? Because I almost ended up in HELL because no one cared to teach me what repentance was and the importance of it for true salvation. So I said my little prayer and did everything humanly possible to life the “right” life. Yet i never heard about repentance, what it meant and how without it you can not be saved! Think about it…if belief in Jesus and about the power of Jesus alone would save someone, demons would be some VERY SAVED creatures. They know who Jesus is, they fear the very name of Jesus so they are well aware of His power. Are they saved??? I’ll let that sink in for you.

Now what about Catholicism, why do I speak on it so much and why do I call it a cult. Well let’s review a quote from Pope John Paul II and tell me that this is not as far from the Word of God as can be! I challenge YOU!

” All who live a just life will be saved even if they do not believe in Jesus Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. The gospel teaches us that those who live in accordance to the beatitudes, poor in spirit, the pure of heart…those who bear lovingly the sufferings of live will enter God’s Kingdom” end quote.

Now…does that sound like the gospel or does this sound like Ecumenism at it’s best?!!! This is a totally different Gospel than the one the apostles taught! For those who come to my BLOG and dare to question the authority of the  Holy Bible saying that it is not God’s entire revelation to man (God is still revealing new things),therefore questioning the sovereignty of Almighty God yet call themselves believers…I have no tolerance for such blasphemy. I have had so many people defend the catholic religion with traditions…blah blah blah. I have asked several times for scripture to back up their so called “traditions” and what do you know, of course I have yet to be given some biblical reference on the matter. For those who know and call themselves religious…like the pharisees in Jesus time…you are held at a much higher standard. You blatantly chose to see the truth and turn from it, thus living a life of lies and blaspheming the name of the Lord!

Ecumenism is sweeping the whole world. Wishy washing the Word of God seems to be very popular now a days. This is taking evangelicals by storm and many are buying into the so called “wider-mercy” of God.

Billy Graham stated in an interview on the Hour of Power the following.

  • SCHULLER: Tell me, what do you think is the future of Christianity?
  • GRAHAM: Well, Christianity and being a true believer — you know, I think there’s the Body of Christ. This comes from all the Christian groups around the world, outside the Christian groups. I think everybody that loves Christ, or knows Christ, whether they’re conscious of it or not, they’re members of the Body of Christ … I think James answered that, the Apostle James in the first council in Jerusalem, when he said that God’s purpose for this age is to call out a people for His name. And that’s what God is doing today, He’s calling people out of the world for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world, or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ, because they’ve been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus, but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don’t have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think they are saved, and that they’re going to be with us in heaven.”
  • “SCHULLER: What, what I hear you saying, that it’s possible for Jesus Christ to come into human hearts and soul and life, even if they’ve been born in darkness and have never had exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you’re saying?
  • GRAHAM: Yes, it is, because I believe that. I’ve met people in various parts of the world in tribal situations, that they have never seen a Bible or heard about a Bible, and never heard of Jesus, but they’ve believed in their hearts that there was a God, and they’ve tried to live a life that was quite apart from the surrounding community in which they lived.”

John MacArthur states the following:

Now, this introduces us to the sort of evangelical side of this and there’s a term that’s being used to describe it…it’s called “wider mercy view” – which is a little easier to handle than the “natural theology view”. The idea that man in his depraved condition can find God and God’s will, live a righteous life and please God is impossible to prove by Scripture, so rather than posture yourself as a natural theologian, you’d rather be a super-natural theologian, so you come up with another title…the “wider mercy” view…that there is this wider latitude…there is this inclusive view in which the Lord is going to include everybody. What it essentially says is that people can be saved in any religion.

When I was a student at seminary, Clark Pinnock wrote a book called Set Forth Your Case, which was a really fine Christian apologetic – a Christian evidentialism book and he was a great champion for the Christian faith. He has since wandered far away and apostatized from that into a point where now he is probably the leading proponent of this wider mercy view. I’ll quote, he says this: “When we approach the man of faith other than our own…(somebody in another religion)…it will be in a spirit of expectancy to find out how God has been speaking to him and what new understanding of the grace and love of God we may ourselves discover in this encounter. Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion, is to take off our shoes. The place we are approaching is holy. Or else we find ourselves treading on men’s dreams. More, we may forget that God was here before our arrival.”

Now, that redefines missions pretty significantly. Instead of going into a tribe and saying “these people are lost, these people are doomed in darkness”…you walk in there and you say you’re standing on holy ground because God has been there in the form of their paganism. “Yet,” says Pinnock, “God has more going on by way of redemption than what happened in first century Palestine.” I can’t imagine a more disastrous belief than that! God has more going on by way of redemption than what happened in first century Palestine? What does that say? That says that the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ was just one thing in the midst of many, rather than the single greatest event in all redemptive history! That depreciates Christ. That depreciates His incarnation, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His intercession, His second coming…everything…if Christ is just one among many! This is a regurgitation of an old Greek heresy that the apostle John dealt with called “the universal logos”…where Christ’s Spirit is floating around injecting Himself into every religion. It also attacks the Trinity because only biblical Christianity affirms that God is a Trinity. Even Mormons deny that.

You say, “this is confusing…” Well, yes. I think I know what you’re thinking…not because I’m omniscient but because you probably think like I do. And what you’re thinking is “how can people believe this when the Bible says that salvation is in Christ alone.” Right?

In John 1
4:6
, Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me.”

That’s pretty clear.

Acts 4:12… “Neither is there salvation in any other. There’s no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved…”

We know that.

Jesus says in John 7: “Because you believe not in Me, you’ll die in your sins and where I go you will never come.”

Believing in Jesus, to anybody who reads the New Testament is the only way to be saved. There’s no other Savior. There’s only one mediator, Paul said to Timothy, “There’s only one mediator between God and man, the Man, Christ Jesus…” only one mediator! How do they deal with this?

Some of these people talk about Jesus every time they’re on the television. Every time they get up and speak…what are they talking about? What are they saying? “Jesus is the only Savior…Jesus is the only Savior”…and then to say that Muslims, and Buddhists and animists and who knows what all over the place are all going to be in the body of Christ and they’re all going to be in the kingdom and they’re all going to be in heaven…how does that work?

Here is the answer to that. You can find it in the writings of people like Clark Pinnock and Sanders and other who write on this. Here’s what they’re saying… “The work of Christ is the only basis of salvation, but it’s not necessary to know that.”

In other words, whatever religion you’re in…if you believe in God…however you imagine God to be…and if you try to do what’s right…and try to do what’s good and religious…you’re going to be saved by Christ even though you didn’t know who He was. You didn’t know that God was a Trinity. You didn’t know God had revealed Himself in Christ. You didn’t know Christ lived, died, rose again…you don’t know anything about that but Christ is still going to be your Savior…He still will have paid the price for your sins, so that they would say, “He is the only Savior, but He has atoned for and paid the price for the sins for the people who will never know about a Bible and will never know about Jesus Christ.” They will still directly benefit from His work on the cross without ever knowing Him.  Dr. John MacArthur

Now is this what Catholicism teaches? Did the bible say there are “several” mediators between us and God? Whoever doesn’t see this it is because they choose to be blind!

Now when it comes to salvation Jesus Christ is the ONLY name in which we must be saved. That doesn’t mean that you can say ” I believe in Jesus, please save me” and you are saved!

These are some scriptures on Repentance you NEED to be aware of…
Luke 24:47
And that repentance and releanse from bondage of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

The original Greek for release from bondage of sin could be translated as release from bondage, forgiveness, or remission, of sin. Release from bondage of sin is far more accurate, and perfectly describes the purification necessary to avoid being banned from heaven. The cleansing of the Word, the cleansing in the Light, both attained by waiting on the Lord, listening, hearing, watching, and obeying – such cleansing is a release from the bondage of sin. But the poor souls, who were trying to translate the Bible, had not experienced release from bondage of sin within themselves, and so obviously chose to emphasize forgiveness instead. Yet release from captivity, from the prison house, from the oppression, is what Christ said he came to do:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach release to the captives [of sin], and recovery of sight to the blind, to deliver [free] those who are oppressed [by sin], Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; Isa 61:1-2

and for what Paul said Jesus sent him to the Gentiles to accomplish:

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, release from sin’s slavery, and an inheritance among those who are sanctified and purified by faith in me. Acts 26:18

Clearly forgiveness is not deliverance, recovery, healing, opening the prison, release, turned from power of Satan, – while release from the bondage of sin accurately describes all.

Jesus told the adulteress: I do not condemn you either.
Go on your way and sin no more, least a worse thing come upon you. John 8:11
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The worse thing is to be banned from heaven for still sinning, and sent to Hell, until you have paid the last farthing. He would not have commanded her to sin no more, unless it were possible. Repentance is the way.
Jesus warned us several times: Unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Luke 13:3,5.
Jesus requires us to be holy, pure, and perfect, which work he does for us by grace, as we carry the inward cross of self-denial, repenting from what he shows us as the sins in our heart, and obeying his commands that we hear him speak to us from Jesus, the word, in our heart.

Ezekiel 33:11
Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’

Ezekiel 18:30-32
Repent! And turn from all your transgressions, so iniquity will not be your ruin.
Cast away from you all your transgressions, by which you have transgressed; and get a new heart and a new spirit. For why will you die.For I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies,” says the Lord GOD. “Therefore turn [from you evil ways] and live!”

2 Kings 17:13
Yet the LORD warned Israel and Judah through all the prophets and all the seers, saying, “Turn from your evil ways and keep my commands and my statutes, according to all the law that I commanded your forefathers and sent to you by my servants the prophets.”

Zechariah 1:4
Thus said the LORD of hosts: “Turn now from your evil ways and from your evil doings;” but they did not hear or listen to me, says the LORD.

2 Peter 3:9
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.

Matthew 3:2
And saying, Repent (think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Luke 3:11-14
Share from your excess
with those who are without the necessities of life.
Be honest in all your dealings, never exaggerating or overreaching anyone.
Don’t oppress people or frighten anyone, don’t lie, don’t want more, don’t complain.

Matthew 3:8
Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.

Matthew 3:11
I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

Revelation 3:19
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.

Matthew 11:20
Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent.

Matthew 11:21
Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

Matthew 12:41
The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 21:32
Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

Mark 1:4
John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Mark 6:12 They went out and preached that people should repent.

Luke 3:3
He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Luke 3:8
Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.

Luke 5:32
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Luke 13:3
I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.

Luke 13:5
I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Luke 15:7
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Luke 15:10
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 16:30-31
” ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'”He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”

Luke 17:3
So watch yourselves. “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.

Luke 17:4
If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.”

Acts 2:38
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 3:19
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord

Acts 5:31
God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel.

Acts 8:22
Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive you for having such a thought in your heart.

Acts 11:18
When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life.”

Acts 13:24
Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel.

Acts 17:30
In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.

Acts 19:4
Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”

Acts 20:21
I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.

Acts 26:20
First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also,
I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.

Romans 2:4
Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?

2 Corinthians 7:9
yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.

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

2 Corinthians 12:21
I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery in which they have indulged.

2 Timothy 2:25
Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth

Hebrews 6:1
Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God

Hebrews 6:6
if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.

2 Peter 3:9
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.

Revelation 2:5
Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.

Revelation 2:16
Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Revelation 2:21
I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.

Revelation 2:22
So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways.

Revelation 3:3
Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

Revelation 3:19
Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.

Revelation 9:20
The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

Revelation 9:21
Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.

Revelation 16:9
They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.

Revelation 16:11
and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.

This clearly shows that repentance is key to salvation through Jesus Christ ALONE! You can’t be saved without it! THIS IS CONTRARY TO WHAT CATHOLICISM AND THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT TEACHES? You choose either to go by man made traditions and made up doctrine or the Holy Word of the Living God! One way, Jesus!!!!

REPENT AND BELIEVE FOR THE KING’S 2ND COMING IS AT HAND!

About Disciple of Christ, Wife, Mommy of 5 blessings & NM Top Earner.

As a wife, homeschooling stay at home mom of 5 beautiful blessings, taxi, chef, doctor, philosopher etc, my life is full of adventures everyday. Most of the adventures lead me to find another lost piece of my identity concealed deep within my heart. I have always felt that there was more to life than just “making it through”. After 5 little ones (4 under 4 & in diapers), I lost all the pieces I had found along the way. I was left with thinking my identity was being a wife and mom. “This can’t be all there is to me!”, I reasoned. Who am I? What’s in my heart? Why do I thrive around beauty and my heart leaps for joy when experiencing something as simple as a sunset. A feeling like I am free, inside. My heart can breathe again as if it had been holding its oxygen all along. Did God make me like this, I wondered? I felt guilty for longing to let my heart be free once again. After all the picture we have of a “perfect” woman is one that is ALWAYS busy! Always volunteering, always giving of herself with never once a thought of the state of her inner being. That is why we lose our hearts. Vulnerability is not welcomed anywhere. Femininity in its purest form is frowned upon. Why? Because women are supposed to be tough! The kind of tough that is just wrong. We are trained to hide our vulnerability, along with our femininity, very early in life. The wounds we have received as little girls leave us reacting as women like that wounded little girl would: we retreat, we regress. The message we received? You can’t trust anyone! Your femininity and vulnerability is a weakness. Most of us walk through life “playing” or pretending to be someone we’re truly not. As adults, we make choices based on how we were programmed when we were young. The real us hides somewhere inside, waiting to be rescued. Like a wounded animal hiding from its master, wanting to trust and soar again, but so afraid of the uncertainty that awaits. The risk is not worth it, we think to ourselves. To be quite honest most of you have not found a safe place to be yourselves. Embarking on a quest to find the real you takes courage. God created you in His image. Adam bears the image of a warrior God. A man is supposed to tell the world, on God’s behalf, He will come through for you. Eve bears the image of a captivating God and her heart is made to show His beauty. A woman is supposed to tell the world, everything is ok. She is that calm & quiet spirit. Safety; a place of refuge and healing beauty. This is what our hearts long for; Eden. The place for which we were created. The place in our hearts we know we belong. I am just a simple girl on a quest to finding my heart. Not the way I was “shaped” by the world but the way God created me. I pray that this journey will be encouraging and uplifting to others. I am going on an adventure and invite you to come with me! I am very transparent because that is what this world needs! With all my love, Laire

Posted on May 30, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. FANTASTIC!!! GOD’S TRUTH!!!

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