Monday, December 1, 2008

The Incomparable Wonderful Christ!

What do you know about Jesus? Better yet, do you know Jesus Christ?

We so enjoy having heart to heart fellowship with this excellent Person and caring Friend (you can too)! We look forward to His soon physical return for His own--we want to be with Him for ever. Can you find a better friend to spend eternity with? It will happen real soon--we can tell by what has been going on down here on earth.

In addition to Scriptures relating to His soon coming rapture (of the Church) to catch away his beloved followers and to His second advent, here are a couple more prophecies about Jesus that are yet to be fulfilled in the future, "For thus says the Lord: 'David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel; nor shall the priests, the Levites, lack a man to offer burnt offerings before Me, to kindle grain offerings, and to sacrifice continually'" (Jer. 33:17-18).

What do you believe about the Son of God? My wife, Liney, and I (Kurt) believe in the holy Lord Jesus Christ and are committed to Him (yes, the One and only sinless Jesus of the Bible… and you undoubtedly know that I really shouldn’t have to say that, but with so many groups ..even within so called Christendom today.. who are now customizing and creating their own form of “Jesus” who really is not the living real Jesus at all ..and often times a fake one who embraces sin etc as they themselves do as a group.. this does indeed need to be said). Yes, we hold to the Jesus who hates sins and who died for all our sins and we believe that all people who believe in Him (who are regenerated inside or born again spiritually as the Bible says according to John 3:3) are declared totally righteous because of Christ’s sacrificial death in their/our place ..and they are, therefore, in right relationship with God the Father.

We believe that the most ultimate salvation (from an eternity in Hell [a.k.a. the Lake of Fire] where people are separated from the presence of a loving God and all His goodness and blessings) comes only through this one Person who is God—Jesus Christ. We also believe that, owing to universal death through sin, no person can enter the Kingdom of God by doing any type of ceremonial, practical or ritualistic good works. Yes, they need not depend on any good works at all to gain some merit or "points", but must with true repentance, inner contrition and trust in Christ (be born again); and that no degree of personal reformation however great, no attainments in any type of morality however high, no "culture" however impressive, no baptism or other ordinance however administered, can help the sinner become clean from their filthy sins take them even one step closer toward heaven. A new nature imparted into them from above—from the Lord alone (not Mary, a saint or anyone else)—a new life implanted by the Holy Spirit through the Word, is absolutely essential to this great salvation, and only those thus saved are true children of God. We believe, also, that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the cleansing blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was made to be sin and was made a curse for us on the cross, dying in our place there at Calvary; and that no supernatural or any other kind of "feeling," no good resolutions, no sincere attempts, no visions, no impressions or fuzzy feelings.. no self efforts, no submission to the rules and/or regulations of any church or organization can result in such beautiful salvation with such glorious fellowship with God (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24).

To what extent are Christians saved? They are saved completely, but each Christian will still need to contend with their old fleshly nature until they die or are raptured up and away (caught away) to heaven. We believe that when an unregenerate person exercises saving faith in Christ (instead of a mere “said faith” as many so called Christians have)—saving faith, which is illustrated and described as such in the New Testament, he or she then passes immediately out of spiritual death into spiritual life, and from the old creation into the new, being justified freely by grace, accepted before the Father as Christ, His Son, is accepted, loved as Christ is loved, having his special place and portion linked to Him and one with Him forever.

Though the saved one may have occasion to grow-up somewhat faster or slower towards spiritual maturity (depending upon their obedience) the realization of his blessings and to know a fuller measure of divine power through the full yielding of his/her life to God, he or she is, as soon as they are saved, in possession of every spiritual blessing and absolutely complete in Christ Jesus (John 5:24; 17:23; Acts 13:39; 1 John 4:17; 5:11-12; Romans 5:1; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 2:10).

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