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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:38 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Is Repentance Found in the Gospel of John?
6/3/2016 (FRI)  
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"The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from [reading]  the Bible [/literal Word of God]." - Dwight L. Moody
( reading of the literal Word of God/ the Holy Bible)
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Saved From a False Childhood Profession of Faith
6/12/2016 (SUN)
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"Relief from the divine affliction was all they cared about. It is ever thus with the reprobate. With Pharaoh, as each fresh plague descended upon Egypt he sent for Moses and begged him to pray for its removal, and as soon as it was removed he hardened his heart and continued to defy the most High. Unless God is pleased to sanctify directly to our souls His chastisements, they profit us not. No matter how severe His judgments or how long they be protracted, man is never softened thereby unless God performs a work of grace within him. "And they gnawed their tongues for pain, and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds." (Rev. 16:10,11)....Nowhere is the awful depravity of human nature more grievously displayed than at this very point....A later prophet in Israel complained of the people in his day for manifesting this vile temper: "O Lord, are not Thine eyes upon the truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; Thou has consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock," (Jer. 5:3).

From this we may see how utterly absurd and erroneous are the teachings of Romanists on purgatory and of Universalists on hell. The imagined fire of purgatory or the real torments of Hell possess no purifying effect, and the sinner under the anguish of his sufferings will continually increase in wickedness and accumulate wrath to all eternity."

~ Arthur Pink, "The Life of Elijah"
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Don't be fooled by these "tent revivals"!


Burlington Tent Revival Ends

August 3, 2016 (David Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143, fbns@wayoflife.orgWink

The “Burlington Tent Revival” ended on July 29 after 11 weeks of services in Burlington, North Carolina. It began in May with a scheduled revival service led by evangelist C.T. Townsend at New Hope Baptist Church, pastored by Randy Hobbs. The meetings were extended and eventually moved into a large tent where there were two services a day, Monday through Friday. Many thousands attended.

A reported 1,250 people “accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.”

According to reports, New Hope Baptist has been praying for revival on Mondays for ten years. Prayer meetings were held each morning of the revival, and a prayer team prayed under the speaker’s platform during the services.

This is commendable, and I have no doubt that some lives were changed to the glory of God in answer to prayer.

At the same time, due to the unscriptural evangelism methodology of the host preachers, the unity emphasis which results in a narrowing of the message, and the hyped-up “camp meeting” atmosphere, it would be wise to have some doubt about the large salvation statistics. These are not people who are careful about dealing with souls and examining professions to look for evidence of biblical conversion.

Further, according to the Burlington Revival Facebook page and other reports, large numbers of the salvation professions were made by children, and while children can get saved, what typically happens in these cases is that when they return to shallow, worldly Christian homes and churches they do not make long-term spiritual progress, because the homes and churches are too weak to produce true disciples of Christ.

A church that sees most of its young people fall away to the world, walk in lukewarmness, or capitulate to a contemporary philosophy will only produce more of the same bitter fruit if provided with converts from a revival meeting.

Evangelist C.T. Townsend is out of Trinity Baptist Church of Asheville, North Carolina, pastored by Ralph Sexton, Jr.

Townsend described the meetings as an “aftershock that has literally shook across this nation,” but we have seen no evidence of that in the many reports of the revival that we have read.

Townsend is exactly right that spiritual revival is the only hope for America, but the revival must be a true Bible revival in solid, convicting, far-reaching, deep-digging truth that transforms shallow, worldly, pragmatic-centered pastors and their shallow, worldly, entertainment-oriented churches, rather than raucous Southern Gospel-driven emotionalism spread with a veneer of Scripture.

It would be wonderful if Ralph Sexton and his compatriots would get on fire for the truth and repent of such things as quick-prayerism evangelism, worldly, entertainment-focused youth ministries (led by cool young men who take youth groups to places like Dollywood) that produce few if any serious disciples of Christ, worldly music, and ecumenism (big-tent Independent Baptist unity that includes Southern Baptists and beyond).

It would have been wonderful if the reports of the Burlington Revival had told of hundreds of pastors repenting of such things in tears and seeking wisdom about how to undo the effect of their shallow ministries.

To repent of such things would be the fruit of true biblical revival in holiness and truth, as described in James:

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:8-10).

But we have seen no evidence that James was at the Burlington Tent Revival.

Biblical unity is true oneness of mind and judgment.

“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 1:10).

What Paul called for in this passage under divine inspiration is not a broad-tent Baptist unity in diversity. It is not a “unity” based on “essentials.”

Yet one of the very themes of the Burlington Revival was the latter type of unity.

“Pastors are coming together in unity. On Friday, June 17, the revival team posted on Facebook: ‘311 preachers under the tent tonight’” (“Thousands Stretch NC Revival into 8th Week,” CBN News, June 27, 2016).

Townsend said, “I have never seen such unity.”

Sixty churches were directly involved in the meetings and “many other churches from many denominations and backgrounds are being drawn to the meeting” (“Has the Next Great Spiritual Revival Awakening Begun?” OpenHeaven.com, July 13, 2015).

To promote unity among North Carolina Baptist pastors in this day and age is to promote unity of truth with error, unity of holiness with worldliness, unity of faithfulness to the Word of God with compromise of the Word of God, unity of Christ-centered Biblicists with man-centered pragmatists.

And the unity went beyond Baptist. An Assemblies of God pastor opened in prayer one night.

The last night of the Burlington Revival was attended by the vice president and other members of the Billy Graham Association, and a more radical ecumenical outfit does not exist. Of course, their attendance in itself is not evidence of compromise on the part of the Burlington Revival, but BGEA VP Tom Phillips gave the opening prayer from the platform that evening, and a photo of these men with a smiling C.T Townsend holding a bag emblazoned with a Billy Graham logo was published on the Burlington Revival Facebook page with this caption: “What an honor to have the Vice President and other members of the Billy Graham Association under the tent with us last night as they came to see & be a part of the #BurlingtonRevival.”  

Honor, indeed! This act is clear evidence that Townsend is grossly lacking in a proper education about modern compromise and in the spiritual discernment that is needed in a Christian leader today.

(See Billy Graham’s Sad Disobedience and New Evangelicalism: History, Fruit, and Error, which are available in print or as free eBooks from Way of Life Literature, www.wayoflife.org.)

The Burlington Revival raised over $340,000 to purchase a tent for Townsend’s evangelistic ministry so that he can conduct tent meetings in other places.

But no one associated with the Burlington Revival is currently capable of bringing the level of change to Independent Baptist churches that would keep them from continuing on the path to the emerging church.

See Why Most Independent Baptists Will Be Emerging within Twenty Years, a free eBook at www.wayoflife.org.

Pastor Steve Rogers observes: “Not ‘revival,’ not our movement, not our church, not our college, not our mission board, not our association, not the cause of Christ, nothing is above scriptural testing. Our loyalty must always rest in His Word. May God make us once again people of The Book!”
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was just at the bank, and crossed paths with an ex-convict (who served time for manslaughter). He saw me reading my pocket bible, and from there the conversation initiated.

Just to make a long story short - when you do evangelism, FIRST AND FOREMOST point them to bible verses that exposes their sinful heart condition. For example, read them the 10 commandments, and expound to them that adultery is also lusting after another woman in your heart, murder is hating your brother, and coveteousness comes directly from the heart that'll lead to many other sins (ie, stealing). Read to them Paul's testimony in Acts 26 and 1 Timothy 1, where Paul TURNED from sin, and experienced a changed life. 2nd Corinthians 7:10-11 explains biblical repentance perfectly!

Don't just tell them, "Jesus Christ died on the cross for sinners, b/c he loves you". Again, do NOT start them off with this, or else they'll end up believing (another) Jesus WITHOUT that Holy Spirit conviction!

Luke 9:23  And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luk 9:24  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
Luk 9:25  For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
Luk 9:26  For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
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Do NOT listen to these Ruckmanism, Hyper-Dispensationalism herestics! Yes, ALL of the book of James IS for the NT Church Age of Grace (the current dispensation we're in now, that is)!

Pastor James Knox-- James 1 -- Victory Over Temptation

Pastor James Knox-- James 1: 18- 27

Pastor James Knox-- James 2: 1- 13

Pastor James Knox-- James 2:17, 2:14 22 --Proving Faith-Abraham

Pastor James Knox-- James 2:14- 26 --Proving Faith-Rahab

Pastor James Knox-- James 3:1-18 -- Control Of The Tongue

Pastor James Knox-- James 4:1-17 --Man Pride

Pastor James Knox-- James 5:1-20
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Brandon Teague - The Darkening of the World
(1 hr sermon, very convicting!) 9/25/16

My Wickedness
Jonathan Edwards (3.5 minute video, very edifying!)

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More US Evangelicals Than Americans in General Believe 'Everyone' Will Go to Heaven


A new online survey on theology, released by LifeWay, shows that while two-thirds of Americans with evangelical beliefs say heaven is a place where all people will ultimately be reunited with their loved ones, a slightly lesser number of Americans in general believe so.

While 64 percent of evangelicals say everyone will go to heaven, the percentage decreases to 60 percent for Americans in general who believe so, according to the survey, released by LifeWay Research and sponsored by Orlando-based Ligonier Ministries.

The survey notes that by definition, all those with evangelical beliefs affirm that only people who trust in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior receive God's free gift of eternal salvation. And it adds that even more than half of Americans, or 54 percent, also say only those who trust in Jesus Christ alone receive eternal salvation.

The survey, which asked 47 questions on topics from prayer and the Bible to heaven and hell, also found that the majority of evangelical believers say hell is for real, but other Americans aren't so sure.

Eighty-four percent of those who hold evangelical beliefs say hell is a place of eternal judgment, where God sends all people who do not personally trust in Jesus Christ, but only 30 percent of Americans who don't have evangelical beliefs hold that view.

Overall, only 40 percent of Americans say those who don't believe in Jesus will go to hell.

Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research, says in the survey report that while most Americans still identify as Christians, they seem to be confused about some of the details of their faith.

For example, he says, about two-thirds of Americans believe Jesus is God while half say Jesus is a being created by God. Those two beliefs don't seem to match, he adds. "Contradictory and incompatible beliefs are OK for most people."

The survey also found that 64 percent of Americans say God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Only 24 percent disagree, and 12 percent are not sure.

About sin, 74 percent of Americans disagree with the idea that even the smallest sin deserves eternal damnation, the survey shows, pointing out that the figure includes almost 62 percent who strongly disagree.

However, 64 percent of Americans say the biblical accounts of the physical, to bodily, resurrection of Jesus are completely accurate. About 23 percent disagree, and 13 percent are not sure. But 98 percent of evangelicals agree, as do more than half of Americans who do not hold evangelical beliefs.

Among other findings of the survey, about half of Americans say sex outside of traditional marriage is a sin, while 44 percent say it's not a sin. Forty-nine percent say abortion is a sin, and 40 percent say it is not. Forty-two percent of Americans say the Bible's condemnation of homosexual behavior doesn't apply today, while 44 percent disagree.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news...eaven-170332/#yOTl3BpAG2os4vi4.99
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesus Christ Himself said FEW will be in heaven


Jesus is GOD  -  HE said so Himself  -  I and the Father are ONE.  John 10:30

Peter answered Jesus, You are the Messiah!  Mark 8:29

There is 12 ONE GOD and ONE Mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus1.  1 Timothy 2:5  

A man who isnt a Christian can't understand or accept the things of God, for they are foolishness to him.
1 Corinthians 2:14-15

It is better never to know about Salvation than to know then reject Him.

If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.   It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.
2 Peter 2:20-21

That is called CHRISTIANITY.

What is Salvation?

That is what a preacher is to tell everyone everywhere. That is what the Lord calls ALL of us to do!
Jesus Christ is GOD and is the ONLY Way to GOD, there is NO other way.
This is an EXTREMELY UNPOPULAR message today, tragicly.

I AM the Bread of LIFE.
Whoever comes to Me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in Me shall never thirst.
I AM the Living Bread that came down from heaven.
If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live forever.
John 6

I AM the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the Light of Life.  John 8:12 and in John 9


Jesus said,  
I AM the Way the TRUTH and the LIFE. NO one comes to the Father but through Me1. John 14:6 - Jesus Christ is the ONLY WAY to GOD, there is NO OTHER WAY - NONE

If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

There is Salvation in no one else, for there is NO OTHER NAME under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved1. Acts 4:12   there is NO church which saves.

Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, this applies both to you and your household also1.. Acts 16:31

It is not water that saves - its REPENTANCE, turning AWAY from SIN.

[b]REPENT![/b] and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
Acts 2:38

If we deliberately keep on sinning willfully after we have received the knowledge of the Truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but only a fearful expectation of Judgment and fire that will consume the enemies of God. Hebrews 10:26-27

By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious.
Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God. 1 John 3:10

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