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"ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOUR?"

 
     To all the seed of God the Father, the generation of Jesus Christ, begotten of the incorruptible seed of life which is the word of God, greeting.

  • To our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be honour and glory for ever and ever.
  • Amen.

    In these last days, almost 2,000 years after the last writings of the New Testament of the Holy Bible were completed, and almost 1,700 years after"the great whore that sitteth upon many waters" (Rev.17:1) began to implement the guise of the Roman Catholic Church; the true bride of Christ,, having been all but extinguished in the millennium of obscure darkness which we still refer to as "the dark ages"(c.500-1,500 A.D.), has been, for about the last five centuries, undergoing a "coming out" or "purging" process, which the Holy Ghost calls cleansing her, "with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it (the church, his bride) to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blemish." (Eph.5:26,27).


    The same seed from which we were begotten is also the very cleansing fountain which cleans and sanctifies us more and more unto the perfect day(Prov.13:14, John 15:3, 17:17, Prov.4:18). And those who are truly engendered of it will have hearts filled with it (Prov.4:.20,21), and mouths speaking it (Matt.12:34,35, 1 Peter 4:11), as well as a conversation which manifests it.

    The declaration of the apostle Peter, "If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God...", cries out the same message as the writing of Jude, "...that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints."(v.3). The nature of this present battle is that of the spirit; and the offensive weapon with which we have been equipped is, "...the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Eph.6:17), to the intent that we might be found, "...casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God..." (2 Cor.10:5).

    The reason that I write this epistle, in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ, and for the edifying of his body, the church, is to better arm all the saints of the living God against a particular heresy which is most pernicious: it is aJesuit weapon proceeding from the great whore herself, the Roman Catholic Church, and, especially over the past century, has been readily adopted by all of her daughters (for she is truly the MOTHER OF HARLOTS—Rev.17:5); which daughters are mostly known today as the protestant denominations: all of which proclaim to have been liberated from her, but still remain polluted with the filth of her doctrines and abominable practices.


    This particular poisonous doctrine is an assault at the very foundation of the faith of our blessed Lord Jesus Christ.. It is a concept which is neither mentioned nor inferred anywhere in the scripture, and yet is as readily spoken by most professing Christians as the very name of our blessed Lord Jesus Christ, as though it was the word of God, and the foundation of the gospel: which many believe it to be.


    What is it, you ask? It is the very root of a false gospel (which is no gospel) which beckons lost sinners to, "accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour", or, "accept Jesus Christ into your heart", 
    accompanied by the false lying promise that when these lost sinners perform this pretend ritual, they have become Christians: covered by the blood of Jesus, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and ready for heaven at that very moment.

    But the truth is, that those words, or that "gospel", are found NOWHERE in the Bible, and that they are still lost in their sins, without the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ, or the power of his Spirit: and in fact they are worse off in this state than they were previously, because now they are not looking for salvation, because their lying preachers have told them that they already have it. And when they begin to wonder why they have no power to live holy and overcome sin, these same lying preachers pump them up with their "faith" teachings, with great swelling words of vanity, through the lusts of the flesh and much wantonness, which drive these poor lost souls ever deeper into the mire of religious deception.

    Those to whom this epistle is addressed are established in the faith and know that New Testament salvation, which began to be preached by the mouth of Simon Peter on the day of Pentecost, 33 A.D., is entered into by the born again, repentant believer through baptism in the name of Jesus Christ and the receiving of the Holy Ghost. Those who are born of the incorruptible seed of the word of God know that the blood of Jesus Christ was shed for the remission of sins
     (Matt.26:28, Rom.3:25, Eph.1:7, Col.1:14), and that the only way since the New Testament church was born for any person to receive remission of sins, is to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:47, Acts 2:38, 22:16, 1 Cor.6:11, Col.2:11,12, etc...). We know also from the testimony of scripture that the baptism of the Holy Ghost is the seal of God, the earnest of our inheritance (Eph.1:13,14), the power of the resurrection (Rom.6:4,5, Col.2:12), and is always and without exception manifested by the recipient speaking in other tongues and prophesying (Mark 16:17, Acts 2:1-4,18, 10:44-46, 19:6, etc...).


    This is the Biblical birth of water and Spirit (John 3:5), and as it is written,"...there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one." (1 John 5:8).

    Much of the problem, which leads many in the churches to embrace the false gospel of "accepting Jesus Christ", is the lack of understanding of the new birth.

  • The "accept Jesus Christ" false gospel teaches that the Holy Spirit convicts the sinner of his sinfulness, and that the sinner becomes "born again" by the ritual of saying a "sinner's prayer" and "accepting Jesus Christ into his heart".

    But the Bible teaches that it is the word of God which convicts the sinner of his sinfulness (Neh.8:9, Rom.7:7-13, 1 Cor.15:56); and that it is alsothe word of God  which quickens the sinner, or causes him to become born again (Psalm 19:7, 119:50, Luke 8:11, James 1:18, 1 Peter 1:23);and that this miracle is not the work of the will of man, but of God (John 1:12,13, 6:65, Rom.9:16).

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