This is a response to one of my Twitter followers who asked me how a person could be deceived into thinking that he or she is saved.
They are only giving lip service to accepting Jesus because they think that it is expected of them, usually to please someone else. They don’t have a heartfelt conversion and repentance of their sinful behaviors and have little if any desire to give up their sinful lifestyles. As an example from my life: When I was a teenager I went to the altar and prayed the sinner’s prayer to please my Mother. But, I lived as a sinner for many years thereafter. My Mom thought I was saved though. (See 1 John 3:9,10). People need to examine their lives and motivations according to the Word of God. 2 Cor. 5:17 promises that if a person is truly saved he/she will become a new creation. If that isn’t manifested in a person’s life they need to question their true salvation.
At least this is my understanding from my study of the Bible. When I study the Bible I always ask the Holy Spirit to help me to rightly understand and interpret His Word.
As I sit here in my room above the US Vets program in Las Vegas on this 4th of July I am listening to some very patriotic music by a variety of military bands. I am very thankful that the good Lord allowed me to be a citizen of this great nation, where at least I know that I am free to be all that God intended me to be. I don’t need anyone else to tell me how to live my life or what to believe. I follow my God given conscience of what is right and what is wrong (see Rom. Chapter One).
Well, I don’t feel like ranting much today so I’m going to go and enjoy my 4th. They are having a BBQ downstairs today to feed the homeless. If anyone can make a small donation to US VETS it would be greatly appreciated. Mention me in your prayers. Happy 4th to you all. Love: Mike 😁
Sitting here thinking about all the good and caring people in the world. With all the evil that the news media is always portraying it’s sometimes difficult to realize that the vast majority of people in this world are basically good people. Most people regardless of their ideology want the same things in life, i.e. food, shelter, safe home for their children etc. The truly evil people, like mass murderers are a very small minority.
During my time as a Homeless person most people that I met seemed to be kinda apathetic to the suffering around them. They are probably wrapped up in their own thoughts and problems. I know that before I became homeless I never really noticed Homeless People. I supposed they existed same as they do today, I just never saw them.
I could tell many stories of how kind people were to me when I was living on the streets. The many instances when I woke up in a doorway and someone had left me some food and money while I was sleeping. There are also many Christian agencies that provide physical as well as spiritual services to the Homeless. Such as the Church group that provided lunch to the Veterans here at US Vets today. One of my favorite radio programs is “Unshackled” from the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. They tell of how Jesus can and does change lives.
I’m in the process of putting together my testimonial website in the hope that it’ll be a blessing to other people who have been through similar situations as myself. Plus website design is kinda a hobby of mine so I’m also getting some satisfaction out of the project. So stay tuned for the announcement of its launch. Hopefully soon, if I don’t get lazy and procrastinate. Another of my shortcomings.
Well, I’ll be saying, “Good Bye” for now. May the Lord continue to bless you and your families. Especially all you Fathers tomorrow on Father’s Day. My father went home to be with the Lord several years ago and I still miss him. Also because of my previous lifestyle I’ve missed out on the pleasures of fatherhood or being a grandfather. 🐸
Think about it! Do you want eternal life in God’s kingdom? Or eternal death (separated from God for all eternity)? Make your choice today, because it will be a very sad thing if you make the wrong decision. What if you live to be 100 years old? What is that compared to eternity? You can have an abundant, joy filled life here on earth even if Jesus and God is just a myth. Jesus said in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Yep, I followed those directions and I am on that narrow road and can see the gates of Heaven up ahead. How about you?
When God sent His Son Jesus to the earth, He opened the door of salvation to whoever would believe. That means anyone can come to Him and become a child of His and have everlasting life! He didn’t just come to save certain kinds of people. He didn’t have a bunch of rules and conditions for salvation.
Before Jesus came, people had to observe many laws in order to be holy enough to go into the temple. They were constantly performing sacrifices to pay for their sins just so they could be around the presence of God. And even then, their sins weren’t washed away; they were only covered up. But when Jesus came, He was the final sacrifice. His blood didn’t just cover up our sins; His blood washes us clean!
Now, instead of just going to the temple to be near God, the Bible says we are the temple, and He chooses to live inside of us. Do you receive Him today? If you’ve never asked Him into your life, there’s no better time than right now.
Pray this prayer if you need eternal life:
“Father, thank You for sending Your Son Jesus so that I can be free. Thank You for opening the door to eternal life. I accept the sacrifice Jesus paid. Come into my heart. Be my Lord and Savior in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
To those people who continue to reject Jesus Christ I have only one question or maybe two for you: What if you are wrong? Do you really want to take that chance? Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 16:26: “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Also in Matthew 10:28: “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Supporters of an Indiana pizza restaurant that was thrust into the national spotlight after one of its owners said she wouldn’t cater a gay wedding have raised more than $160,000. (Copied from “Personal Liberty Digest.”)
Good for them. I hope that they become millionaires.
If I was an owner of such a business what I would do is witness to the gay and/or lesbian person or persons so much by letting them know that their lifestyle is an abomination and a sin against a holy God and that Jesus died to free them from such an immoral lifestyle and that they can have forgiveness and spend eternity in heaven. One of two things will happen: Either they will accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior or they will become so uncomfortable that they will take their business elsewhere.