HE HATH CHOSEN US
HE HATH MADE US ACCEPTED
- THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, ONLY ONE TRUE JESUS,
AND, THEREFORE, ONLY ONE TRUE GOSPEL WHICH SPEAKS OF HIM -
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ALL WHO BELIEVE THE LIE THAT MAN IS MERELY SIN-SICK, AND NOT SPIRITUALLY DEAD IN SINS, ARE NOT BELIEVERS IN GOD'S PROMISE TO ADAM THAT IF HE ATE OF THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL HE WOULD SURELY DIE, BUT ARE ADHERENTS AND PERPETUATORS OF SATAN'S LIE TO EVE THAT SHE WOULD NOT SURELY DIE, FOR THEY SAY 'WE ARE NOT SURELY DEAD'.
It is estimated that 86% of the world's population is religious. Sadly, there is an overabundance of false gospels being embraced today by the vast majority of these religious, yet ignorant, people. These enormously popular and trusted false gospels, 'christian' and non-christian alike, all present a false god who CANNOT save. They all, including false 'christian' organizations, also present a counterfeit jesus , a fake saviour, who is not THE Jesus, the true and ONLY Saviour, the only One Whom the true God testifies to in His one and only glorious Gospel.
SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE THROUGH FAITH ALONE IN GOD ALONE
“The Bible is clear that Christians are saved by grace through faith alone. In that regard it is unique, for the religions of the world all have some form of works system in order to gain right standing before their god. All the religions of the world dictate one must act a certain way, or do certain things, or commit more good acts than bad acts in order to earn the favor of their deity. Christianity stands alone as a belief system which bases salvation on grace alone without any semblance of works.” The Gospel of true Christianity bases salvation not on man, but completely upon the Deity alone. Salvation is a 100% gift from God, and, therefore, conditioned on His will, and no other’s. The Lord God says: "...I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy" (Romans 9:15,16; see also Exodus 33:19).
Religion has lied to man in saying that by a man’s will and works (obedience, good deeds), he can come to God, for the Word of God declares it is only by the mercy and grace of God based on "...THE OBEDIENCE OF ONE..." (Romans 5:19) that any are made Righteous, saved, and not by the obedience of each individual. The Lord Jesus states that "...no man can come unto Me, except it were given unto him of My Father" (John 6:65 see also John 6:44). Salvation is a gift. Coming to God is a gift. Believing in Him is a gift.
THE SIN THAT DECEIVES ALL MEN BY NATURE, AND WHICH IS THE CENTER POINT OF EVERY RELIGION, IS THE BELIEF THAT A MAN CAN, THEREFORE, HE MUST DO SOMETHING TO COME TO GOD, APPEASE GOD, AND PLEASE GOD TO THE POINT GOD WILL SAVE HIM.
Man, by nature, is spiritually destitute! Consequently, far from being that which facilitates the salvation of a man, his every thought, every action and every gospel, is consistent with that which impedes his salvation by catering to man’s natural aversion to God’s Gospel of salvation by grace alone, and pandering to man's natural desire to establish a righteousness of his own.
This is the psyche of every spiritually dead man, and the distinguishing aspect upon which all of religion is founded. Satan is the chief corner stone of religion. The principle Satanic lie—from which comes the false teachings of man’s free will, God’s love for all and Christ’s death for all—is that man would not spiritually die if he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and is what all religions are founded on. If a man is led by the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Truth, he is led away, freed, from the bondage of law, and his enslavement to religion which always places the emphasis on what a man must do instead of what God has done. It is the fear of death, fear of ultimate judgement, that keeps a man in bondage to the law, and imprisoned by an insatiable craving to establish a righteousness of his own.
SALVATION IS NOT SOMETHING WHICH IS IN ANY WAY MERITABLE, FOR GRACE CANNOT BE MERITED AND MERCY IS UNDESERVED, THEREFORE, NO PART OF SALVATION CAN IN ANY WAY BE DEPENDENT UPON A SINFUL, DEAD-IN-SINS, MAN.
BE NOT DECEIVED, God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, says that only those who believe HIS Gospel will be saved, and those who do not believe HIS Gospel will be damned: "...preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned" (Mark 16:15,16).
BELIEF IN THE TRUTH OF GOD IS, THEREFORE, THE STARTING POINT OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
You cannot be, or begin to be, a Christian unless you have passed through this checkpoint. The Lord Jesus says: "I am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved..." (John 10:9). The only true Jesus is exclusively revealed in the only true Gospel.
IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THE GOSPEL OF GOD YOU SIMPLY CANNOT BE A CHRISTIAN.
One must be born again, or, born of the Gospel: BORN OF THE SEED OF THE TRUTH OF GOD (see 1 Peter 1:23-25; John 3:3,5), for the true Christian is God's "...workmanship, created in Christ Jesus..." (Ephesians 2:10). "...if any man be in Christ, he is a NEW creature..." (2 Corinthians 5:17). The born again man is a new creation, he is a work of God, a product of God's love according to God's will and purpose. Without belief in the Gospel none can trust in the true God and His only plan for the salvation of His people. Furthermore, without this belief, or trust in God's Gospel to begin with, none can evidence the God-given Gift of Faith with which the Gospel is believed and trusted in. The Word of God says God's people have been chosen to salvation "...through sanctification of the Spirit AND BELIEF OF THE TRUTH whereunto He called you BY OUR GOSPEL..." (2 Thess. 2:13,14).
TO BE SAVED ONE MUST BE SANCTIFIED OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD AND ONE MUST BELIEVE THE GOSPEL OF GOD.
None can presume to be Christian who have not heard and believed the Gospel of Jesus Christ (see Romans 10:13-17; Ephesians 1:12,13). None can rightly say they believe and trust in the true God for their salvation if they have not heard and believed His Gospel, the ONLY Gospel wherein that salvation plan is revealed and which bears witness of Him (Romans 1:16,17).
SAVING FAITH IN GOD'S GOSPEL INCLUDES AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING, RETROSPECTIVE AND ETERNAL REJECTION OF EVERY FALSE GOSPEL.
Anything which contradicts any part of God's Gospel of salvation by grace alone, is a false gospel wherein is no salvation. Belief in a false gospel is a rejection of GOD'S Gospel, and to reject God's Gospel is to reject the only God Who saves His people from their sins by His grace and mercy alone. To say that one was saved whilst believing another gospel is to reject the irrefutable fact that there is only one Gospel which is the power of God unto salvation (see Romans 1:16,17). To believe in a false Gospel is to not have one's trust in God's Way of salvation, and no one has ever attained salvation without trusting exclusively in God's only Way of salvation as revealed in His unique and Holy Gospel. The apostle Paul states clearly: "But though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed" (Galatians 1:8,9).
God's Word says, "...there is none that seeketh after God" (Romans 3:11). No one according to their sinful nature knows the True God, or even seeks after Him, desires or worships Him: "...the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God...But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Corinthians 2:11,14). The Bible also says "...the world by wisdom knew not God..." (1 Corinthians 1:21), and "...the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness..." (1 Corinthians 1:18). So we see from this that no amount of religious zeal, and devotion to false gospels can ever lead a man to the true God, nor can man's wisdom lead him to the God of the Gospel of imputed Righteousness by grace alone. The Word of God even says this of the Jews: "...they have a zeal of God, BUT NOT ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE. For they being IGNORANT OF GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the Righteousness of God..." (Romans 10:2,3). Zeal, and a sincerity to follow 'God' and do good to others etc., is no guarantee that one is following the true God. ZEAL OF GOD WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE IS ZEAL WITHOUT GOD. Tradition without truth is nothing but a curse. If you do not know the Gospel then you simply do not know God.
WITHOUT GOD'S GOSPEL ONE CANNOT KNOW GOD.
A 'pastor' once admitted to me, 'I don't know how much error God is willing to put up with in His people'. The answer is: NO error which contributes to the perversion of the Gospel of Christ — thereby revealing another gospel that God has not declared, and another christ whom God does not claim to be HIS Son — will be tolerated. You cannot be part of the people of God if the gospel you believe in is not God's Gospel. Error is the spoiler. Error is the leaven that leaveneth the whole lump. Error is that which changes truth into a lie, and THE Gospel into another gospel. If you believe a gospel which conditions any part of salvation upon what a man does, to any degree, then you believe another god, and not the God of the Bible, for you have rejected HIS WAY to salvation: Grace alone. No one was ever saved by acknowledging and trusting in error: anything that is not grace!
ERRONEOUS TEACHING ALWAYS AND ONLY LEADS TO AN ERRONEOUS GOD.
Heaven is for lovers of the truth, not for those enamored with a lie. Those who believe a lie, ie. another gospel, far from being saved, are under strong delusion (see 2 Thessalonians 2:11). There is no provision made in God’s plan of salvation for those who believe that they must do or they will die, for they have rejected the truth that man cannot do for he is already dead. The whole point of God's Great Plan of salvation is that it be believed and trusted in to the exclusion of all others, in order that His people be saved. How can anyone in their right mind believe that God saves people who do not trust in His specific plan of salvation as revealed in His Gospel, but in another plan revealed in a false gospel? Knowledge of, and belief in God’s Truth is the culmination of God’s Plan for the salvation of His people (see 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14).
DO NOT BE DECEIVED, GOD DOES NOT SAVE ANYONE WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE IN HIS PLAN OF SALVATION AS REVEALED IN HIS GOSPEL.
This is not salvation by knowledge, or doctrinal regeneration as some call it. Believing the Gospel of God does not lead to salvation, it is the immediate result of salvation. Believing the Gospel is a gift given by God, and not a work of man's, or the result of a man's efforts (see John 1:13; James 1:18). Saved people are they "Who BY HIM do believe in God..." (1 Peter 1:21). Knowing the Gospel is not some intellectual exercise reserved for the elite among men, IT IS A MATTER OF REVELATION, AND THE GIFT OF FAITH GIVEN BY THE GRACE OF GOD. One cannot be saved without faith, the faith that comes from, and is given by God to all His people. That faith is given so that God's Gospel is savingly believed, so that God can rightly be trusted in. This Gospel is made up of doctrines, teachings that must be heard and understood in order that they may be comprehended and believed. Enter God's faith. "How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?...how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of Peace...faith cometh by hearing, and hearng by the Word of God" (Romans 10:14,15,17).
WITHOUT GOD'S GIFT OF FAITH THE GOSPEL CANNOT BE SAVINGLY BELIEVED.
God gives His faith to ensure that His Gospel, His teachings, are believed. God saves His people by grace through faith (see Ephesians 2:8). This faith is not of man, but is a gift of God (see Ephesians 2:9). Salvation is by grace through the faith which God gives. Faith in what? Faith in Who God is, and faith in the only way He saves, as taught by the doctrines of the Gospel of the grace of God. To have faith in the true God, and His only Son the Lord Jesus Christ, one must believe, and hold only to, the doctrines of the Gospel of His grace. You must hear those doctrines, understand those doctrines and believe those doctrines of grace to the exclusion of all doctrines which oppose salvation by grace alone by promoting works of any description to any degree. The Gospel is given by the Grace of God, and believed in by the Faith of God, the Faith He gives to all His elect (see Titus 1:1). Grace and faith work hand in hand, and there can be no salvation if either one of these key elements in God's salvation plan for His people is missing. The grace of God always brings with it the faith of God - the only faith that believes in God's one and only Gospel.
IGNORANCE OF THE GOSPEL IS EVIDENCE OF THE ABSENCE OF GRACE AND GOD-GIVEN FAITH, AND WITHOUT THE TRUE GIFT OF FAITH THERE CAN BE NO SALVATION, AND, THEREFORE, NO BELIEF OF THE TRUE AND ONLY WAY GOD SAVES.
The Gospel of God must be believed. This is the foremost evidence of the presence of saving faith, which can only be given to God's chosen by grace alone. The only Gospel of God must be seen, heard and understood if a man is to rightly lay claim to the salvation which only comes from God. "For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted..." (Matt. 13:15).
Paul the apostle spoke to the Christians in Ephesus of trusting, or hoping, in Christ, "In Whom ye also trusted, AFTER that ye heard the Word of Truth, THE GOSPEL of your salvation: in whom also AFTER that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise" (Eph. 1:13 see also Colossians 1:5,6). One cannot trust, or hope in the true Jesus until after one has heard the Gospel of Jesus, for only in and by the Gospel of Christ does God reveal His Son. How can one trust in the Lord Jesus if one has not heard of the true Jesus: what He has done and for whom He has done it? How can one trust in the true Saviour if one does not believe in the only Gospel which reveals that Saviour? "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the Doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the Doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son" (2 John 9).
A cursory reading of the Scriptures often leaves a person with only a superficial understanding of what God is saying, and not the proper one. Those who refuse to study and dig deeper into a verse, or doctrine, as well as challenging what they believe by comparing Scripture with Scripture, display an attitude of prejudice, an unwillingness to learn and face the truth of God. He who does not reason from the Scriptures reveals a bias against that which he fears he may discover will prove what he believes to be wrong. He who will not reason from the Scriptures is a slave to that which he holds to, which he is not willing to have examined, and, therefore, not permit it to be challenged, even by the Light of God’s Word. He has pre-judged something based on inadequate, insufficient or false information, refusing to allow himself to view ALL the evidence, and become cognizant of ALL the facts. Such a person reveals an unteachable spirit, and an unwillingness to stand corrected and see God’s Truth. He is enslaved by the traditions of men and religious institutions, willfully ignorant of what God’s Word is really saying. Such a person is in a religious comfort zone. All he has is a vain religion, the god of which cannot save him.
"To act without clear understanding; to form habits without investigation; to follow a path all one’s life without knowing where it really leads, SUCH IS THE BEHAVIOR OF THE MULTITUDE." "All men naturally feel that they should earn their salvation, and a system which makes some provision in that regard readily appeals to them. But the apostle Paul lays the axe to such reasoning when he says, '...for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law' (Galatians 3:21)." "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ..." (Galatians 6:14).
"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for IT is the power of God unto salvation...For THEREIN is the Righteousness of God revealed..." (Romans 1:16,17)
"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is THE POWER OF GOD" (1 Corinthians 1:18)
I take no pleasure in saying that a person is lost, other than knowing I am being truthful and faithful to the only true God, by judging saved and lost based on the only true Gospel of God (see Galatians 1:8,9). Nor do I spend all my time thinking ‘this person’s lost, that person’s lost’ like some crazed, fanatical cult member. All I am interested in is believing and teaching the only Gospel of the true and only God. If a person is proclaimed lost, it is not done with any malice or venomous intent, but so that the person’s attention will be brought to the fact that what they believe is not the Gospel of God, but another which cannot save. This is done with patience, gentleness and meekness so that the person might see their error, and come to a saving knowledge of the true God and His only Gospel, and not remain in ignorance of it (see 2 Tim 2:24,25).
To call anyone lost who is saved, or anyone saved who is lost, is a most serious matter, to which the Scriptures say: "He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord" (Prov. 17:15). I am not here to play games, or to feel in some way Godlike and superior to others by saying you are saved, you are lost etc. I am not interested in games. I am not interested in anything but the truth of God, and to defend it with all my might in all gentleness and patience, yet with an uncompromising resolve, and to make it as clear as I can to my fellow man that to believe only the Gospel of God is to be saved, and that to believe that any other gospel can also save as well as, or apart from, God’s only Gospel, is to be lost. It is to be in a condemned and accursed state. The apostle Paul twice warned the Galatians: "But though we, or an angel from Heaven, preach ANY other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If ANY man preach ANY other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed" (Galatians 1:8,9).
ANY GOSPEL WHICH CONDITIONS SALVATION UPON ANY ACT OF MAN'S, INCLUDING HIS BELIEVING, IS A FALSE GOSPEL, FOR IT IS A GOSPEL WHICH BASES SALVATION ON WHAT A MAN MUST DO RATHER THAN SOLELY UPON WHAT GOD HAS ALREADY DONE BY GRACE ALONE.
The true Christian loves God because God loved him first (see 1 John 4:19). Grace is God doing, and God doing first. "...Salvation is of the Lord" (Jonah 2:9), therefore, salvation by grace can only be based upon what God has done, for what God does by grace always precedes what a man does. "...by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8,9). God saves a man with His Gospel, by His grace, through His gift of faith. The saved man is a work of God, and not a self-made creature (see Ephesians 2:10). It is the grace of God alone which saves. The Gospel of God is not called ‘The Gospel of the works of man’, but the Gospel of the grace of God. Grace does not enable any man to do anything to get saved, for it is GOD Himself by GRACE that saves.
The Gospel of God consists of doctrines which highlight the grace of God in the salvation of His people. If you believe in a gospel which includes within it any teaching that states you must do something to get saved, or 'remain saved', your faith is in a gospel which simply cannot save. You have been taught a lie. Such gospels condition salvation on what you do, therefore, on your works, leaving room for you to boast in what you have done (see Luke 18:9-14). Attributing what you have done, to fulfill any condition of salvation, to the grace of God will not justify you. If you look to anything which you must do in order to get saved, or 'remain saved' "...Christ shall profit you nothing....Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law..." (Galatians 5:2,4). Such gospels which promote man doing, rather than solely trusting in Christ and what He has done, blasphemously deny that what Christ has done, His Righteousness, is enough to save those given to Him by the Father, and keep them saved. To believe in the Gospel of grace is to believe that God has done ALL that was necessary to save His chosen, and keep them saved. No part of salvation is reliant upon man to obtain it, maintain or retain it, for salvation is a work of God. "...by the OBEDIENCE OF ONE shall many be made Righteous" (Romans 5:19). "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant MERCY hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for you, Who are KEPT BY THE POWER OF GOD THROUGH FAITH UNTO SALVATION ready to be revealed in the last time" (1 Peter 1:3-5).
The Scriptures repeatedly state that those who will not, or do not, believe the doctrines of the Gospel WILL PERISH!! To argue against this is to say that black is white and white is black. Every time people like this open their mouths, they argue themselves into the same corner, over, and over, and over again. Occasionally, their wealth of ignorance astounds me. If ignorance of the Righteousness of God, of how He saves, was the reason, the sole motivating factor, behind the apostle Paul’s praying for the salvation of the Jews, in Romans 10, how can anyone be saved who shares in such ignorance?
To believe incorrectly is to believe error.
To believe error is to believe lies.
To believe lies is to believe another gospel which cannot save.
To believe another gospel is to reveal a faith which is not the gift of faith which God gives to all His people so that they will believe His Gospel, and no other.
To believe a false gospel is to be unsaved.
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