Friday, February 27, 2015

ANY OTHER WAY TO BE SAVED? BY STEVE FINNELL

Galatians 1:8 Let God's curses fall on anyone, including myself, who preaches any other way to be saved than the one we told you about; yes, if an angel comes from heaven and preaches any other message, let them be forever cursed. (TLB-Paraphrased)

HOW CONVERTS TO CHRISTIANITY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WERE NOT SAVED

1. No convert was told to say a sinner's prayer in order to be saved.

2. No infant was sprinkled with water in order to saved them.

3. No persons were told they were saved by grace alone.

4. Nobody was told they were saved by faith only.

5. No one was told to pray until they felt like they were saved.

WHAT DID ALL THE CONVERTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT HAVE IN COMMON?

 They all followed the teaching of Jesus. Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. (NASB)

On the Day of Pentecost the apostle Peter preach the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. He preached Jesus as Lord and Christ. He told the people to repent and be baptized.
Acts 2:22-41......So then, those who received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. (NASB)

The three thousand believed and were baptized in water.

Peter did not tell them to say a sinner's prayer. He did not tell them they had been saved by faith only. He did not inform them that they had been saved by grace alone. He did not ask them to have their unbelieving infants baptized in order to be saved.   He did not say to pray until they felt saved.

All converts in the book of Acts believed and were baptized.
Acts 16:31-34
Acts 16:15-16
Acts 8:12
Acts 8:35-38
Acts 22:16
Acts 19:3-5
Acts 10:34-48

Every person saved under the new covenant believed and was immersed in water. Jesus said it, how could anyone honestly doubt it. (Mark 16:16)   

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Thursday, February 26, 2015





The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.  Proverbs 18:21


My friends, not many of you should become teachers. As you know, we teachers will be judged with greater strictness than others. All of us often make mistakes. But if a person never makes a mistake in what he says, he is perfect and is also able to control his whole being. We put a bit into the mouth of a horse to make it obey us, and we are able to make it go where we want.Or think of a ship: big as it is and driven by such strong winds, it can be steered by a very small rudder, and it goes wherever the pilot wants it to go.So it is with the tongue: small as it is, it can boast about great things.
Just think how large a forest can be set on fire by a tiny flame! And the tongue is like a fire. It is a world of wrong, occupying its place in our bodies and spreading evil through our whole being. It sets on fire the entire course of our existence with the fire that comes to it from hell itself. We humans are able to tame and have tamed all other creatures—wild animals and birds, reptiles and fish. But no one has ever been able to tame the tongue. It is evil and uncontrollable, full of deadly poison. We use it to give thanks to our Lord and Father and also to curse other people, who are created in the likeness of God. 10 Words of thanksgiving and cursing pour out from the same mouth. My friends, this should not happen! 11 No spring of water pours out sweet water and bitter water from the same opening. 12 A fig tree, my friends, cannot bear olives; a grapevine cannot bear figs, nor can a salty spring produce sweet water.
James 3:1-12 (Good News Translation)