Facebook is chocked full of words and pictures that bring out the ‘preacher’ in me. And just yesterday or perhaps the day before is a case in point. Here’s the post making its rounds.
If you end up in a burning hell for all eternity, it won’t be because you have a tattoo, or because you have a nose ring, or because you drink beer or have an addiction/addictions, smoke cigarettes, or because you spent time in prison. It won’t be because you didn’t do enough good deeds. It won’t be because you didn’t belong to the right church. It won’t be because you belong to the wrong political party. It won’t be because of that dumb thing you did that you don’t want anybody to know about. It won’t be because of what anyone else did to you.
It will be because you refused to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior! HE already paid for all the stupid stuff you or I have done, and all the stupid stuff you are going to do, when HE died FOR YOU on the cross and rose again!
HE offers salvation as a FREE GIFT
because, let’s face it, if it was up to us to earn it, we would have no chance.
The gift of salvation is there for you to receive. The decision is totally up to you. The price for your sins has been paid, the way to heaven for you has been made.
—copied and pasted, hopefully you will too
And I didn’t because it’s misleading at best and at worst hindering people from Heaven.
Yes. It talks about salvation as a Free Gift.
Folks, salvation is not FREE.
It will cost you dearly.
Yes. It says we cannot earn salvation and that is true.
But the fact that we cannot earn it does not mean it will not COST us.
What will it cost?
It costs us our love for our sins.
Moses: Hebrews 11:25 King James Version 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
“The price for your sins has been paid, the way to heaven for you has been made.”
I have to tell you, your sins are NOT paid for UNLESS you repent of them.
Just what does repenting mean?
It means changing your mind.
It means to say the same thing about your sins that GOD says about your sins.
What has GOD said about our sins?
That they have EARNED hell for us. Romans 6:23
So our sins are ONLY paid for IF we forsake them.
That means to CEASE TO PRACTICE THEM.
(Let me urge you to search The Gospels and The ACTS. There you will find John’s message, The Apostles’ message, and YESHUA HIMSELF preached TURN FROM YOUR SINS TO GOD.
Seriously, check it out. Here are some Verses to start, in both the Old and New Testaments. Link
It means we Love and cherish JESUS more than we love and cherish our sins.
Moreover, I must say in order for us to cease to practice whatever sin it is, we will have to stop cherishing that sin.
It’s not pretty but this is the truth — we sin because we CHERISH sin. (cherish defined
Let me say it again, We MUST say the same thing about our sins that GOD says about our sins.
IF we do not — well until we do there is no evidence to show that we actually have received the gift of deliverance, salvation, and a home in Heaven.
It stirs me (obviously) that I see out there in professing Christianity, the teaching that we can accept JESUS’ salvation and because our sins are paid for, we can sin all we want and still go to Heaven.
People, that is a LIE from HELL.
I think this copied and pasted from Facebook lends to that teaching.
So now you know why I did not copy and paste it to my Facebook page.
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