Hey there do you know the Lord Jesus Christ? I am not asking you if you know about Jesus Christ, I am asking you if you personally know him as a friend. I was raised as a Roman Catholic and I went to church and did all of those religious things, but I was not saved, and I did not know the Lord at all. It is kind of scary when I think about it, because I know that I would have ended up in Hell had I died in that lost condition. I was born again at the age of 36, and that is when I experienced my “New Birth” in the Lord Jesus Christ. My first birth into this world was my birth “in the flesh” but my second birth was my new birth “in the Spirit.” Jesus told a very religious Jewish Rabbi named Nicodemus that he must be born again if he wanted to see the Kingdom of God. Jesus also said this to the man:
” That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. ” (John 3:6-8)
You only live once (YOLO) is how many live their lives nowadays, but it is imperative for a person to have both a physical birth (in the flesh) and a spiritual birth (in the Spirit) if they ever want to see Heaven after they die. How about you? Have you experienced the new birth for yourself? Have you been born again of the Spirit? Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ for yourself, or do you simply know about him?
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
If you were headed toward a bridge which had just collapsed only minutes earlier, would you appreciate it if somebody WARNED you, and shouted for you to STOP before it was too late? Of course you would, and if you managed to stop your car, would you not thank the person who warned you? Of course you would, and you should take this warning concerning Hell as a loving gesture from the Lord to get right with God. Again I must ask you if Jesus Christ was telling the truth or was he a liar? Remember this: TRUE LOVE WARNS! Do you think that there are any people in Hell today who thought the gospel preacher should have been more laid back in his warnings about Hell? No, I do not think so. I have had people mockingly tell me that they want to go to Hell, because that is where all their friends are going to be. I wonder how many “gospel mockers” are in Hell today, because they thought that they would see “all their friends there.” There is not any laughing or mocking going on in Hell, and there never will be. You are reading the truth about Hell as told by Jesus Christ, the creator of all things, including Hell! (John 1:1-3, 10, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24) . . .
The rich man in Hell had to painfully endure listening as Father Abraham told him that he enjoyed the good life (good things), while Lazarus suffered (evil things), but now Lazarus was comforted, and the rich man was tormented. (Luke 16:25) The party was over, and it came suddenly for the rich man. Please do not misunderstand this whole teaching, because it does not mean that rich people go to Hell, and that poor people go to Heaven. There are countless millions, of both rich and poor alike in Hell (and Heaven), but this particular situation was used by the Lord to bring out a point. The Lord wanted people to know that there was more to life than just this old evil world. The Lord knew that there were countless multitudes who had no regard for the things of God, and who gave no thought for “the afterlife” and who were not prepared for eternity. Father Abraham told the rich man that there was “a great gulf fixed” so that there was no way that he could be reached by them going to him, or by him coming to them. Oh the horror of knowing that there is absolutely no way out of Hell, it is sickening to the human spirit to even think about it, never mind experience it. Keep in mind that this account concerning Hell was not spoken by some wild-eyed raving maniac, with a “fire and brimstone” message as the gospel haters often refer to it. Those words were spoken by the gentlest, humblest, and most compassionate man to ever walk this earth, and his name is Jesus Christ. It is also important to remember that since Jesus Christ, (the Word) created ALL things (John 1:1-3, 10-14, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24), then he is the very one who created this place called Hell also! The rich man’s thoughts eventually turned, and he began to focus on his earthly family, and his five brothers who were still alive. The rich man obviously knew that his five brothers were in the same spiritual condition that he was in before he died, and he did not want them to end up in Hell with him. The rich man begged Father Abraham to send Lazarus back to his earthly father’s house to testify to them, so that they would not end up in that place of torment! (Luke 16:27-28) It is absolutely incredible that the rich man in Hell sounded like a true evangelist because he was begging Abraham to sound a warning to his five living brothers so that they would not end up in Hell. Is it not the true call, and responsibility of every true Christian to warn others so that they would not end up in Hell. How is it that Hell is so rarely preached in the modern day pulpits throughout the world? How is it that the torments and horrors of Hell which Jesus Christ described is often simply referred to as a Christ-less eternity? For many people a Christ-less eternity would be nothing but bliss for them in their own way of thinking, because they do not want Jesus now in this world, and they do not want him later either!
I write this post as a former Roman Catholic, and as one who has forever stopped praying the Roman Catholic Rosary. For those of you who are not familiar with the Rosary, the Rosary is a set of beads, each bead representing a prayer. The majority of those beads represent a prayer well known as the “Hail Mary” and there are 53 “Hail Mary’s” on each bead set of 5 decades. There are also larger beads which would represent the Lord’s prayer (Our Father) but there are only 6 of them on the rosary. There is a crucifix on the end, and the “Apostles Creed” would be said on that, and there are also “Glory Be” prayers that are said on that Rosary.
Rosary Beads are big sellers in Roman Catholic stores, and they are made out of different materials including plastic, wood, glass and various metals. Some Rosary bead sets can even glow in the dark, and I owned a pair of them. People are taught to pray the Hail Mary at a very young age, and though they may not attend a Catholic Church for years, they will still remember the Hail Mary prayer. You will often hear the Hail Mary prayed in its entirety at Roman Catholic wakes inside the funeral parlour. Often the prayer is led by the local Catholic Priest. He will pray the first part which goes like this: “Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou, amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.” The Roman Catholics who are in attendance will then respond with the second part of the Hail Mary, which is as follows: “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death, Amen.” This would continue until all 5 decades of the Rosary were said, and it would often sound like a chant, as the Priest did his part and we did our part. It kind of made me feel good, to rattle off all my Hail Mary’s along with the rest of the people, but it never gave me any spiritual help at all in my life!
Franklin Graham is following along in his father Billy’s footsteps, and working hand in hand with the Roman Catholic church. The Roman Catholic church preaches a false soul damning gospel, which includes their Catholic Mass. They teach that their Catholic Mass satisfies the justice of God, for sins committed against him. If you believe that, then YOU are not a Christian yourself. If you promote that, then YOU are doing the Devil’s work! Rome teaches that a person is born again when that person is baptized as an infant. The Bible teaches us that a spiritual birth is necessary. (John 3:1-8) Rome teaches that there is a place called Purgatory, while the Bible teaches that a person will be SAVED or DAMNED with no second chance after death! (Mark 16:15-16, John 3:16-21) Rome still prays for the dead souls in Purgatory, and Catholic Masses are still offered up on their behalf also. Jesus Christ preached about Heaven and Hell, and he never mentioned Purgatory, because the place does NOT exist. It is a man-made teaching of the Roman Catholic system, which was demonically inspired! It is almost as if the Lord God Almighty is waiting for the modern day pastors and ministers to preach out against these things, but it is not happening. I do thank the Lord for the small remnant of faithful believers who do speak out, but their voices are often smothered by the large ministries which take in hundreds of millions of dollars, each and every year.
The real Jesus Christ made it very clear that salvation was found in him alone. He made it very clear that people who believed in him would be SAVED, and those who did not would be DAMNED! (Mark 16:15-16) Keep in mind that Jesus Christ created all things (John 1:1-3, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24), and he is the very one who will judge us all on Judgment Day! Do you really believe that God sent “Mother Teresa” to preach a message that people can be saved in different religions? Who is telling the truth here? Is it Jesus Christ or is it “Mother Teresa”? Whose report will you believe dear reader? Will you believe the Vatican Gospel or the Gospel of Jesus Christ? The Hindu people worship millions of “gods” which contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ. So did “Mother Teresa” preach the gospel of Jesus Christ? The answer is no! Mother Teresa totally contradicted the words of Jesus Christ himself, and the words of Peter also, whom the Catholics claim as their first Pope! Not only that but “Mother Teresa” is on the road to becoming a Roman Catholic “Saint” and the Catholics will be praying to her like the rest of their “Saints.”
The word propaganda is defined as follows: The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause. [The Free Dictionary]
Friends this is nothing more than Roman Catholic propaganda, and it has been going on for many centuries. Mother Teresa did not preach the gospel of Jesus Christ at all, because she was raised up in a system which preaches a counterfeit gospel. The propaganda machine of Rome is as vibrant as it has always been. The current Pope Francis is constantly in the headlines, holding up little children or laying his hands upon them, and he looks like the nicest man in the world. Do not be fooled by that folks because that same Pope said nothing to help the Protestant Christians in Chiapas, Mexico who were tossed into jails after they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism. The Pope was riding around in his Popemobile in Chiapas, Mexico, the very same town where the true born-again believers were taken from their homes, and tossed into jail! That is exactly what the wicked church of Rome did during the inquisition, when people rejected her false teachings.
The Only Thing That Matters
Hey Guys! We are living in amazing times for sure. The only thing that matters is whether or not you are right with God. Have you ever been born again of the Spirit? Each and every one of us has experienced our fleshly (physical birth) into this world, but Jesus said we needed a SPIRITUAL birth to enter his kingdom! (John 3:1-8) Jesus spoke these words to a very religious Jewish Rabbi named Nicodemus.” That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. ” (John 3:6-7) Without this SPIRITUAL birth, a person simply remains DEAD in their sins (John 8:24), and VOID of the everlasting LIFE which is found in Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-21, 1 John 5:9-13) How serious is that? Are you willing to take Jesus at his word? “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened (made alive) by the Spirit:” (1 Peter 3:18)
The prophetic word is the ultimate testimony that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation for all of humanity. After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared to His own disciples and He shared a meal with them. [Luke 24:36-47] Jesus had already showed them His pierced hands and feet and then . . . And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be FULFILLED, which were written in the law of MOSES, and in the PROPHETS, and in the PSALMS, concerning ME. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved CHRIST to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among ALL nations, beginning at JERUSALEM. (Luke 24:44-47)
Did Moses and Elijah have inside information about the upcoming death of Jesus Christ at Jerusalem? Yes they did, and they even spoke with Jesus Christ, concerning his DEATH at Jerusalem? I am not making this stuff up folks. It has been RECORDED in the Bible for a reason! That’s right, I am talking about the very same Moses from the Old Testament, the one who received the Ten Commandments from God. (Exodus 19-20) I am talking about that famous man named Elijah, the one who was caught up in a whirlwind into Heaven! (2 Kings 2:1-12) They actually spoke with the REAL Jesus Christ, who was crucified on the cross for our sins!
The Apostle Paul (known as Saul at that time) was an UNSAVED Jewish man until the day that the Lord Jesus Christ spoke to him out of Heaven above. Paul was a severe persecutor of Christians, and he gave his own approval to the DEATH of many of those same Christians. The only problem was that Paul was a very religious man, BUT he was also a very LOST man. Paul was never the same after he got SAVED, and he began to preach that Jesus was the Christ (Messiah) immediately after that. Paul suffered severe persecution himself from his fellow Jews and others also, but he kept going despite the many hardships that came his way.
Abraham is probably best remembered as the husband of Sarah, who gave birth to Isaac, when she was a very old woman. Isaac was the child that the Lord promised Abraham and Sarah, and it came to pass as the Lord promised, but it was according to His timetable and not their own. Did you know that this same Abraham was given a promise, that he would be the Father of many nations? Many people often think of Abraham in terms of the people of Israel, but they are completely unaware that Abraham is also called the Father of many nations. (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. (Romans 4:17,18 )
I recently viewed a video from James Robison’s Television show, which you can also view by clicking on this link here = 2011 video. On this one particular program, James Robison had a Roman Catholic priest on as his guest. I listened briefly as the priest “Father” Jonathan Morris explained to James Robison and his wife, how he had accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour, and that most Catholics just do not know how to explain their faith. I do not doubt the sincerity of Jonathan Morris, but the Jesus Christ that I learned about as a Roman Catholic, is not the Jesus Christ that saved my soul. “Father” Jonathan Morris preaches the false gospel of the Roman Catholic church, from which the Holy Spirit of truth set me free.
I can remember getting a ‘check’ in my Spirit many times, as I would listen to other Christians talk about the Jewish people, almost as if, they (the Jewish people) did not need to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ like everyone else. It was almost as if they (the Jewish people) were alright just the way they were. I can remember listening to a radio teacher early on Sunday mornings, and I would hear him quote the scriptures, including passages from the book of Romans regarding the grace of God, and I would say amen. Then one day I heard that same preacher say something about the apostle Paul as being the only apostle that had the ‘mystery’ revealed to him, and he contrasted Paul’s Gospel with the rest of the apostles of Jesus Christ, and I said huh? What on earth is this guy talking about? Little did I know at the time, but I was listening to a classic dispensationalist teacher, that is sometimes hard to discern because of the mixture with truth.
In the modern day church if you can say “I love Jesus” then you are in, no matter what others may say. You can also teach your parrot or parakeet to say “I love Jesus” if you so desire. The Pope also declares that he loves Jesus, but the only problem is, that the gospel of Rome, of which the Pope is the head, preaches a different gospel than the one which Jesus Christ proclaimed. The modern day ecumenical movement, (false unity movement) kind of reminds me of a scene from the “The Wizard Of Oz” movie. Do you remember the part, where the little dog Toto pulled the curtain back, to reveal the “Wizard” inside pulling the levers? The Wizard was deceiving all the people, giving off the impression that he was someone big and powerful, but in reality he was not. The modern day church with it’s multimedia “gospel” stations, the humongous crusades, and everything else gives off the impression something BIG is happening. This must be JESUS is the cry, but in reality it is nothing but smokescreens. Satan, the father of lies, is the one pulling the levers, and sending out the smokescreens, and deceiving precious souls.