God's Sword of Truth - The Word
“He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” - Mark 7:6-7
Many people who are in religions say that they are Christians, but do not know the Word of God, therefore, do not know Jesus Christ. They follow what they have been taught by their pope, bishop, priest, deacon, reverend, minister, preacher or pastor, but do not check out what the Word of God (King James Authorized Bible) says. They automatically take their ministers word for being truth, because they believe he wouldn’t lie or deceive his congregation - WRONG! There are many false doctrines taught in these churches by these particular men and women, that even the elect are deceived by these religions.
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of man, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” - Col. 2:8.
All these people in these many religions believe that they have the right “stuff”, the proper doctrine that will bring them to salvation. Well, these religions cannot come together on one accord because they were brought up with different man-made traditions.
“And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition." - Mark 7:9
So, who is right? None of them! They shall all perish. They all fall short of the Glory of God because they are caught up in their religious organization, and know NOT the TRUTH which lies in the Word of God. There is NO other way.
“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” - Matt. 7:14
“He that is of God heareth God’s words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” - John 8:47
“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” - James 1:21-22
“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.” - Luke 6:22
CHRISTIANITY (Born Again)
“What happened to you?” “Why did you change?” “You are a hypocrite!” “You used to do that, so don’t tell me not to.” “You are a Jesus Freak!” . . . These are some of the questions that people will ask you, and things they will say to you when you give your life to Christ.
Luke 21: 16-17 “And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my names sake.”
What happened to you is, the Holy Spirit now dwells in you. Meaning, the old person you used to be, no longer lives in you. You must be born again.
John 3:3 - “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Again, you must turn your life completely over to the Lord Jesus and submit yourself to His words. Now, when you do this, the non-christians will not want to be a part of your life.
Matt. 10:21-22 - "And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my names sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”
Sure, some say they know Christ, and that they are Christians, but they haven’t changed. They still continue to live for this life which is not a life for Christ. They believe that it’s just too much to change, or there are too many traditions (like man’s holidays) to let go of. But to love this world is wrong, and the Lord warns us in His Word.
1 John 2:15-16 - “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world; If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
Luke 9:25 - "For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?"
John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
KING JAMES AUTHORIZED BIBLE
God’s word is truth. It does not contradict itself and cannot be proven wrong. Anything is possible with God. He destroyed all human life, except for eight persons, with a flood. He allowed men to live for 900 years. He parted the Red Sea and He raised the dead. If you believe He could create the Heavens and Earth, why is it so hard to believe the other things in His Word?
Hebrews 4:12 - “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, and piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
In order to believe in God, you must have some guidelines for that belief. There must be: Faith, that He (Jesus) exists.
John 5:24 - “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation: but is passed from death unto life.”
Hebrews 11:1 - “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
John 3:16-18 - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
John 8:12 - "I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
If we don’t follow the light of the Word or believe in the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, we will be condemned by God to serve an eternity in a place so horrifying, with no escape and no return - it’s called HELL.
Luke 16:24 - "And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”
Do you want to be left behind when the Lord Jesus Christ comes for his church (believers)? Do you want to go to the Lake of Fire with Satan and the anti-christ?
1 John 3:8 - “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."
You must stop sinning and turn your life over to the One, True Christ, and believe that His word is true.
Mark 9:43 - “And if thy hand offend thee, cut if off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell into the fire that shall never be quenched."
Mark 9:44, 46, 48 - “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” This Scripture is repeated three times in the 9th Chapter of Mark.
Satan is for real, he wants your soul and he will do anything to deceive you. He will even use your family against you. Lucifer has fallen from heaven and he is called the son of the morning - he has been cut down to the ground (read Isaiah 14:12 in the Old Testament). Lucifer is Satan and he is very much alive in this world. His time will come, but right now he is free to attack whomever he will. He will try to steal your soul and take it to hell with him.
Just remember, time is short, but you can accept Jesus Christ today, it’s your choice. I warn you because I love you and because you are the Lord’s creation. For without Him we all are nothing!
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.