Christ did not sacrifice himself on the cross to make believers only "savable" but to save them completely--to secure their everlasting life with him in heaven!

 

"He who believes in me has everlasting life." (John 6:47)

 

 

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. --Psalm 119:105 

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Standing on the promises of Christ...

 

What works must we do to do the works God requires? Jesus answered: “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent. (John 6:29)

 

He who believes in me has everlasting life. (John 6:47)

 

You did not choose me, but I have chosen you… (John 15:16)

 

Thou has given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou has given him. (John 17:2)

 

I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which Thou has given me; for they are Thine. (John. 17:9)  

 

He who hears my word and believes in the One who sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation: but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)

 

All the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I shall in no wise cast out. (John 6:37)

And I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them to me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one. (John 10:28-29)

 

Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat, this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:26-28)

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also. (John 14:2-3)

 

"To be assured of salvation," Augustine saith, "is no arrogant stoutness; it is our faith. It is no pride; it is devotion. It is no presumption; it is God's promise." (From Bishop Jewell's "Defense of the Apology," 1570)

As BibleCatholics, we believe God’s word (the Bible) clearly promises us (believers) that Jesus alone won our salvation on the cross, securing a place for us with him in heaven forever. That's why the gospel or good news of Jesus shapes all that we believe.

A savior who truly saves

There's nothing we can do to help Jesus do what he has already done. His suffering and death was the once-for-all-times sacrifice for the sins of all who come to believe in him. His death on the cross saved us from the hell we deserve for our rebellion against a just and loving God. Jesus, the Son of God, died, rose from the tomb bodily, appeared to many and ascended into heaven, promising to return again. His work is—as he said from the cross—finished! If you believe this, rejoice! You believe the Gospel or Good News of Jesus—that he died to do nothing less than to save us for eternal life with him.

Promises we can trust

When this Jesus, who has won heaven for those who believe in him, tells us that believers will not perish and he will let no one snatch us out of his hands—we should indeed believe it. In fact, we should rejoice! Likewise, when he tells us that he gives us his body and blood at his supper—we should indeed believe it. We don't need to be able to explain it. If Jesus wanted us to be able to explain it, he would have left an explanation. We simply accept his promise and believe we receive his very body and blood at Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, which we celebrate each week. For more, click here.

It is quite easy to prove that the Roman Catholic Church is no longer the original Church that Christ founded, mainly because many of its most important teachings absolutely oppose or contradict the Bible, the Word of God, that was approved by the bishops or elders of the early church. See the link dogma to get specific details.

More on BibleCatholic's biblical explanation on the Lord's Supper. click here.

 

Check out our articles at this site. Also go to Biblecatholics.blogspot.com  

 

BibleCatholics... believing Christ saves to the uttermost!

Combining the biblical gospel that Christ alone has won heaven (John 6:47) for those who believe in him, as well as his promise to give us the grace to better live for him (abide with and in him John 6:56) in this life by receiving his body and blood (Holy Communion - the Lord's Supper). This is the true Catholic (universal) faith.

 

Sadly, the above is not the faith of the Roman church, because that church refuses Christ's promise of salvation assurance for believers, claims Christ died only for the "possibility" of salvation for those who believe as well as those who won't ever believe in him. It also makes up doctrines such as transubstantiation and eucharistic adoration, Mary's immaculate conception, Mary's assumption, Purgatory and papal infallibility--requiring the faithful to believe these man-made doctrines or be condemned to hell.  

 

Nevertheless, the Roman Catholic Church insists it is the true church. The New Testament of the Bible reveals much about the true church, but much of it contradicts the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Click here for specifics.

 

And don't forget, what Mother Angelica says: "The reason you read this book (the Bible) is to find out what God thinks." (And if God doesn't "think" the same as your church teaches Angelica? Enough said?)

 

 

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So how does what the pope said about "justification by faith alone" in November of 2008, square with what he has preached since he was elected pope in 2005? The curious thing about that is that it does not square at all. In fact, what he said in November 2008 is almost diametrically opposed to what he said just a year earlier. It's a contradiction. Click below to compare.

As you can read, the short transcript below from November (starting with "Dear Brothers and Sisters,") Pope Benedict clearly states his belief that "it is only by faith in Christ, and not by any merit of our own, that we are made righteous before God. Our justification in Christ is thus God's gracious gift..." Compare that to his take just a year before when he absolutely confirmed our ability to gain merit. Click here to compare.

The pope caused a stir during a public audience on Nov. 19, 2008 by commenting on St. Paul's take on faith alone for salvation. Here is a key excerpt from Zenit that covers the interesting portion of his statement that is missing at the Vatican website:

"Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In our continuing catechesis (teaching) on St. Paul, we now consider his teaching on our justification. Paul's experience of the Risen Lord on the road to Damascus led him to see that it is only by faith in Christ, and not by any merit of our own, that we are made righteous before God. Our justification in Christ is thus God's gracious gift, revealed in the mystery of the Cross. Christ died in order to become our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption (cf. 1 Cor. 1:30), and we in turn, justified by faith, have become in him the very righteousness of God (cf. 2 Cor. 5:21). In the light of the Cross and its gifts of reconciliation and new life in the Spirit, Paul rejected a righteousness based on the Law and its works.

For the Apostle, the Mosaic Law, as an irrevocable gift of God to Israel, is not abrogated but relativized, since it is only by faith in God's promises to Abraham, now fulfilled in Christ, that we receive the grace of justification and new life. The Law finds its end in Christ (cf. Romans 10:4) and its fulfillment in the new boast (cf. Galatians 6:14), and give thanks for the grace which has made us members of Christ's Body, which is the Church.

I am please to greet the participants in the international Catholic Scouting Conference..."   

Read this and the rest of the pope's address on Nov. 19, 2008 at the www.Zenit.org website by clicking on the following link: http://www.zenit.org/article-24302?I=english

Compare with the Vatican website, which left out the portion of the pope's words that we printed above, can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/audiences/2008/documents/hf_ben-xvi_aud_20081119_en.html

The best indicator that the Vatican purposely left off this ending portion of the pope's teaching is found in the body of the pope's teaching at both websites in the lower third of paragraph three where the pope says "At this point Luther translated: 'justified by faith alone'. I shall return to this point at the end of the Catechesis." However the Vatican's version never allows the pope to fulfill this promise and return to this particular point on justification or being made right by God by faith alone. Thankfully, the Zenit site does. 

So what does this mean?  Here's the word from some Protestant observers, who insist that if the pope is truly serious, we should soon see sweeping changes in the Roman Catholic Church. Click here for more.

Blessed be our Lord, blessed be Jesus the Christ, who alone has saved us and won for us eternal life with Him. This is the true Catholic faith...there is no other. Watch, for He is coming again soon. He is Lord and Savior, He is God in the flesh.

Question for Pope Benedict XVI,

How can you and your church say you believe in Christ when you teach people to reject even his most gracious promises? You tell those who believe in Christ that to believe they have been given everlasting life is the sin of presumption! But Christ himself promises us otherwise: And I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:28)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did Jesus say:

He who believes in me has everlasting life. (John 6:47)

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)

“And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40)

 

Then, they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"  Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent." (John 6:28-29)

 

BibleCatholics

trust God and his word...the Bible

which tells us how much that our belief in

Jesus, the Son of God, truly means to us...

 

Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (John 17:3)

 

He who hears my word and believes in the One who sent me, has everlasting life,

and shall not come into condemnation (hell): but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)

 

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:5)

To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. (Revelation 2:7)

We overcome in this life only by Christ who promises us that the gift he gives us to believe in him means quite a lot...it means we have been given the gift of eternal life with him. Our faith, which he alone can give, is the "overcoming" factor.

Jesus promises that no one snatch us away from him! And I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:28) He's holding onto us! "No man can pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one." (John 10:29-30)

He who hears my word and believes in the One who sent me, has everlasting life,

and shall not come into condemnation (hell):  but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)

On the other hand, who can trust what the others call "Tradition?":

Who can possibly trust the "Tradition" of Roman Catholicism as long as it includes a so-called Magisterium (pope and bishops) that has repeatedly required the belief of teachings that are contrary to God's word...the Bible itself (see link next paragraph.)

The Roman Catholic Church is clearly not the same church that Christ founded. It even teaches that pagans and others can be saved without faith in Christ! But Jesus is CLEAR: ..no one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6). He who believes in me has everlasting life. (John 6:47) For an extensive list of errors, click here.

Those who preach the false gospel of grace plus works or claim that the salvation Christ won can be lost by the sinner, fall under the condemnation (Galatians 1:8-9) of St. Paul for preaching a gospel that is different from the one he preached: "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household (Acts 16:30) Same as Jesus says (John 6:47). 

Passional Christi und Antichristi, by the Lutheran Lucas Cranach the Elder- A woodcut illustrating the traditional practice of kissing the Pope's foot is from Passionary of the Christ and Antichrist. The pope is holding up two fingers symbolizing his claim to be the Church's substitute for Christ's earthly presence. What does the Bible say of this? It offers the following to refute the pope's claim: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18) This reminder came well after the granting of keys to the kingdom. The keys were never about the supposed creation of a pope by Christ.

 

...as BibleCatholics

We reject...

  • the false gospel of faith or grace plus works and any teaching that indicates humans contribute to their own salvation, through the sacraments, cooperating with Holy Spirit, etc. or teaching that believers can lose their salvation (Romans 11:6, John 10:28) Christ alone is the sure salvation of believers. We are saved by Christ alone through faith alone, his gift (Eph. 2:8-9).

  • papal supremacy and primacy, (Matthew 28:18 ..and on earth)

  • Mary as the immaculate conception and perpetual virgin (Romans 3:10, 3:32, Revelation 12:12...she cried out in the pain of child birth.)

  • Purgatory (again, Romans 11:6...no longer of works--even after death. and 2 Corinthians 5:8 - absent from the body and present with the Lord.)

  • transubstantiation or any explanation for something Christ chose not to explain (no change indicated Matthew 26:29 fruit of the vine, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 eat bread, drink cup and no change necessary to yet be his body and blood as he promises. Isaiah 55:11)

  • the mass as a repeated or renewed sacrifice (Hebrews 9:26, Hebrews 10:17-18 no longer sacrifice for sins. Jesus never promised to "make present the sacrifice." He did promise to give us his body and blood. He commanded we remember his sacrifice.)

  • adoration of the communion elements, prayer to saints and the use of icons--we reject the seventh ecumenical council and related councils.

  • the so-called discipline that ministers/bishops may not marry (1 Timothy 4:3, Titus 1:6).

  • women as priests even as it is rejected by these others

  • For an extensive list of errors that we reject, click here.                              

  • (It's high time we returned to the faith of the original Christian Church which clearly did not include all this additional hooey)

We reject these and other key errors of Roman Catholicism and like-minded churches who join her in qualifying as the harlot of Revelation in teaching that the salvation that Christ won can be lost by the believer. For centuries this church has refused to give Christ the full credit for the salvation he won for his chosen people. If you are a true believer, please heed God's warning... 

COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE, SO YOU DO NOT SHARE IN HER SIN... (Revelation 18:4)

 

We Believe...

The following is a quick statement

of faith, can you guess which sub-statement we added?

We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.

We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.


We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.


We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.


We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
 
We follow Christ's command to be baptized as confirmation of his covenant of salvation and we believe in his promise to give us his very body and blood when we come together in worship to receive the bread and wine at his supper each week.

We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.


We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God trusting in him and not ourselves..

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Why we need a Bible Catholic Church

 

Why do we need a Bible Catholic Church? So that catholics and others are able to worship God in spirit and truth, the way He wants them to worship him. They should be confident that  their church's liturgy, teachings and practices are pleasing to God because they are in union with the teachings and practices of God's word, the Bible.

 

It is painfully obvious that those churches which still publicly call themselves catholic, from Roman Catholic, to various small offshoots, have chosen to continue embracing many errors through what they call their capital "T" tradition as a source of faith.

 

The biggest part of this so-called tradition includes the required-for-salvation-teachings of the popes and councils, many of which are plainly contrary to the word of God, the Bible. Though they claim to believe the Bible is the word of God, Roman Catholic leaders and others contradict it with these teachings which are made a part of their church's gospel because the teachings are formally required for the believer's salvation.  

 

They teach us that Jesus alone by his death on the cross did not secure the salvation of the believer, despite his clear promise that he would never let us be snatched from his hands. Instead, they teach that in addition to our faith that Jesus died for us, our own works are also necessary in order for us to attain everlasting life with Christ. They also teach that the believer, by his or her own free will, can lose salvation through sin.

 

Even when we die, they teach that our own works or sufferings are still necessary in Purgatory in order to be admitted to heaven. In other words, even after our death, Jesus' work still isn't enough to get us to heaven.

 

In other words, the very message of salvation or gospel from Christ has become twisted by the leaders of the churches that claim to be the ancient church of the Bible, both the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, which claim to be the "true church." Those who preach their false gospel fall under the condemnation of St. Paul for preaching a gospel that is different from the one he preached: "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household (Acts 16:30)  

 

The Roman Catholic "version" vs. the True Gospel:

  • The Roman Catholic gospel says: Christ died to offer the “possibility” of salvation to everyone. The biblical gospel says, Christ died to absolutely secure the salvation of those who come to believe in him--those he has chosen for everlasting life.

  • The Roman Catholic gospel teaches, each individual has the freewill to either accept or reject him. The biblical gospel tells us Christ chooses and has chosen those who will believe in him since before the beginning of time.

  • The Roman Catholic gospel teaches that an individual cannot know whether or not they are among Christ’s chosen or “elect” and therefore they have no certainty of their salvation. In the biblical gospel, Christ offers repeated assurances of eternal life to all who believe in him.

  • The Roman Catholic gospel tells individuals that, because they cannot trust in themselves or their own actions (freewill), they can lose their salvation at any moment by committing a serious sin. The biblical gospel urges us to put no trust in ourselves but in Christ alone and it is his righteousness alone, which ensures our salvation.

  • The Roman Catholic gospel teaches that individuals may contribute to their “possible salvation” by doing good works, in cooperation with the Holy Spirit. In the biblical gospel, our good works, which the Spirit gives us to walk in, are performed in thanksgiving, seeking to glorify the Christ who alone has already won our salvation on the cross.

  • Sadly, most professed Christians these days have adopted some aspect of the "Roman version" including the Orthodox Church and many Protestant denominations.

  • There is only one Gospel and those who preach any other gospel face condemnation unless they repent. (Galatians 1:8-9)

  • Want some specifics? Click here.

 

Is your eternal place with God in heaven just a “possibility” or is it a “certainty?”

 

Here's what God's word says:

 

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13)

 

Some call themselves Christians even though they believe that Christ shed his blood to his death on the cross to do no more than give them the “possibility” or “chance” –an “opportunity” to join him one day in heaven. They may not know it, but they are refusing to give Jesus full credit for his accomplishment on the cross and they are held accountable by God for believing a false gospel.

 

Through Paul, God has placed a curse on everyone who preaches that there is anything that you can do to help save themselves--to help themselves attain heaven. (Galatians 1:8-9) There is only one who has done all that is necessary for the salvation of those who believe in him--Jesus the Lord--God in the flesh. God has also warned everyone who belongs to a church that believes in a gospel that includes their own works for their salvation that they must leave that church or share in its punishment: "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins."--and they certainly will not want to share in that destruction--all of it aptly described in Revelation 18: Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.  . 

 

This is why I urge you to reject the well intended lie that I call the "possibility gospel" and believe instead what Jesus himself promises us in the Bible. Namely, that he shed his blood to the death on the cross to fully accomplish your sure and certain salvation. Yes, if you believe in him, you can be sure that his sacrificial death accomplished something great for you—nothing less than eternal life with him! “It is finished.” (John 19:30)

All those who believe that Jesus truly is who he says he is—God in the flesh—also believe that he died on the cross to ensure the salvation of all who believe in him  Some call that salvation assurance or eternal security. No matter what it is called, the Bible indicates that it is central to the Gospel or good news message of Jesus. (As you'll read below, Jesus offers repeated assurances about our salvation--our eternal life with him.) He came preaching about the kingdom of heaven, because he was getting ready to open it up with his once and forever sacrifice on the cross.

 

It appears the early church also believed that Christ truly came to save and not simply offer the "possibility" of salvation. As we read in the statement of faith, the Nicene Creed: "For us men (believers) and for our salvation, he came down from heaven..."  

Though the largest church bodies in the world repeat this creed at their worship services week after week, they continue to ignore Jesus’ plain and true good news of the certainty of the true believer’s salvation again and again in the Bible:

He who believes in me has everlasting life. (John 6:47)

He who hears my word and believes in the One who sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation (hell): but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)

Even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up: That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:14-15)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

What works must we do to do the works God requires? Jesus answered: “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent. (John 6:29)

All the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I shall in no wise cast out. (John 6:37)

You did not choose me, but I have chosen you… (John 15:16)

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:4-6)

 

And I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them to me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one. (John 10:28-29)

Philippians 3:9 …and being found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2)

This is the Gospel of Jesus, the good news that he has indeed saved all those who believe in him as Lord and Savior, God in the flesh..

 

For those who reject this simple Gospel of Christ alone winning the salvation of all he has chosen to believe in him, please be aware of the consequences found in Galatians 1:8-9.

 

"But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than that which you have accepted, let him be eternally condemned!" (Galatians 1:8-9)

 

 

More verses to consider...

These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God: that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13)

Yes, you can know if you will live forever with Christ in heaven. Jesus himself tells you how it is that you will know, when he says:

“He who believes in me has everlasting life.” (John 6:47) and

“He who hears my word and believes on him that sent me, has eternal life and will not come into condemnation (hell); but is passed from death to life.” (John 5:24) 

Your ability to believe that Christ died on the cross for you is the essence of faith and the Bible tells us that such an “ability” to believe in Jesus – faith – is a gift that only God can give.

For it is by (God’s) grace you are saved through faith (in Christ) –and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

In other words, if you believe in Jesus and that he alone saved you, then you can be sure that he has given you the gift of faith.

“You did not choose me, but I chose you…” (John 15:16)

he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world… (Ephesians 1:4)

“All that the Father gives to me shall come to me...” (John 6:37)

Though you may not “feel” any different, you can know that by the power of the Holy Spirit you have been born again (John 3:2) spiritually when you are able to believe that Jesus is the sinless Son of God who died to save you from the hell that all of us truly deserve for our sins.

Who himself (Jesus) bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed. (1 Peter 2:24)

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. (Romans 6:23)

Your day of faith is the day you believe that Jesus alone accomplished everything necessary to secure your salvation—rescuing you from sin, death and the devil.

…he (Jesus) said, “It is finished.” (John 19:30)

Because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. (Hebrews 10:14)

Your day of faith is the day you understand that Jesus will preserve you in the salvation he has won for you. Your salvation cannot be lost. You are to trust in him alone and put no trust in yourself or your own works.

And I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (John 10:28) Come, you blessed of my Father inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. (Matthew 25:34)

Your day of faith is the day you believe that Jesus has won for you a place with him where you will go one day to live with Him in peace and joy forever.

“I go to prepare a place for you…” (John 14:2)

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:3)


Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:5) To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. (Revelation 2:7)
 

 

A Song of Faith (1 Peter 1.3-5,18,19,21)

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ!
By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading,
kept in heaven for you,
Who are being protected by the power of God through faith,
for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
You were ransomed from the futile ways of your ancestors
not with perishable things like silver or gold
But with the precious blood of Christ
like that of a lamb without spot or stain.
Through him you have confidence in God,
who raised him from the dead and gave him glory,
so that your faith and hope are set on God.

Martin Luther quote:

I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from eternity, and also true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, who has redeemed me, a lost and condemned creature, purchased and won me from all my sins, from death and from the power of the devil, not with gold and silver, but with His holy precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death, in order that I may be his own, and live under Him in His kingdom, and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness, even as He is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. This is most certainly true.  

Redemption says the gospel, is a reality purposed and arranged by the Father, purchased and achieved by the Son and now presented and applied by the Holy Spirit. --J.I. Packer

If you are a Christian, your salvation from sin, death and the devil was

1) Purposed and arranged by God the Father

2) Purchased and achieved by God the Son

3) Presented and applied by God the Holy Spirit

What did Christ’s death on the cross mean?

The Bible insists that his death means the assurance of everlasting life for all those who believe in him! As Jesus himself tells us “He who believes in me has everlasting life:” (John 6:47) And elsewhere “….He who hears my word and believes in the One who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, he has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24) This promise is at the center of the Good News or Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jesus uses these words to plainly tell us that he shed his blood to the death on the cross to secure everlasting life for all he has chosen to believe in him as the Son of God in the flesh, as our Lord and our Savior. Jesus has earned us an eternal place with him. He has given us the gift of faith to believe in him and he promises we will never lose the gift of faith he has given us. No one will snatch us from his hand (he promises in John 10:28)! Jesus even promises us that he has gone to prepare a place for us! (John 14:1) Yes, Good News indeed!

Comparing the Roman Mass to the Last Supper...

The Roman Catholic Church is quite serious about calling its worship the “Holy Sacrifice of the Mass” and insisting that it is the “true sacrifice.However, few realize that this same church also teaches the Mass can only be applied to forgive the temporal or small and insignificant sins of participants.Wait! How can it be the "true sacrifice" yet fail to take away or forgive serious sins like the true sacrifice of Christ on the cross? What a horrible lie – to teach us that the Mass actually makes the one sacrifice of Christ present again and again but somehow that “true sacrifice” in unable to take away even one serious or mortal sin! How then could it possibly be the one true sacrifice of Christ?  The answer: It is not! Read here.

Nor did Christ intend to make his Last Supper a repetition of his one sacrifice--but the Council of Trent certainly did. Instead, Jesus clearly tells us he intended for the Supper to serve as a perpetual memorial of his one sacrifice. "Do this in memory of me. "Most protestants read that and insist the whole thing is only symbolic.

Not only do we reject the Roman Catholic Church’s erroneous teaching about Mass and Holy Communion, we also disagree with the vast majority of Protestants because we believe that Christ’s promise to give us his body and blood at his supper (the Lord’s Supper) is a biblical promise that all Christians should believe and appreciate.Click here to read more.

A note to and about Fr. Francis Mary Stone of EWTN:

Francis Mary Stone has received a leave of absence from EWTN to reconsider his vocation. In a letter read before the Nov. 1, '07 edition of "Life on the Rock" he admitted he had developed feelings for a widow with children while trying to help her.

Francis make the best of this. Consider not only your relationship with this woman but also the Gospel itself. Search and see how Christ died to absolutely secure the salvation of those who truly believe in him. He has saved you by grace and not by your vows to be a priest-friar or any good works. Know that you are free to marry this woman if that is the way the Lord leads and he can and does lead us out of the Roman Catholic Church and into the true church, which preaches that he alone has saved us and given us the gift of faith to know that we are indeed saved. We also believe Christ's promise that he gives us his body and blood in Holy Communion. We call ourselves Bible Catholics. --Bro. Jim   Read more about what we believe, click here.

 

  

490 years ago...

On October 31, 1517, as was routine in that day, "Fr." Martin Luther used the castle church door you see below to issue a call for debate. He attached 95 reasons that the sale of indulgences by the Roman Catholic Church should be ended. Luther would eventually find that the pope himself had been behind the wrongful sales and the poor pontiff was deficient on a much more important issue--he did not know the Gospel! Sadly, almost 500 years later, the pope is still in the dark as he himself has aptly proved (click here for his latest). However, the following information on this homepage should be of some help to him--first take a quick detour to let Luther make an important point by clicking on the following link in blue.

The Comfort of knowing that salvation does not depend on "free-will"

 

Throw off the false "POSSIBILITY GOSPEL"

Jesus did not die for the "possibility" of your salvation (as the pope and some protestant denominations believe and preach). He did not go to the cross to simply give you a "chance" to help save yourself.

If you believe what you can read in God's word, the Bible, you believe that Jesus, Son of God in the flesh, died for you. You believe he shed his blood to the death to save you completely from sin and the eternal death of Hell! He won for you everlasting life with Him. Jesus the Christ himself said it "He who believes in me has everlasting life." (John 6:47) ...he shall not be condemned...he has passed from death to life." (John 5:24)

Those who've been given the gift of faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) to put their trust in him have been "born again" (John 3) and they believe that Christ alone--Jesus alone--has saved them from the wrath of God that is to come on unbelievers. Jesus did not die for the mere "possibility" of a believer's salvation--so he or she could have "a chance" to do something to help get to heaven. No, instead Jesus died to erase sin, and transfer to each believer Christ's own righteousness or right standing with God (Romans 5:17), and so Jesus won for them a place in heaven with him forever. He calls them his "elect" or chosen ones (Matthew 24:24). He chose them for himself before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4). He assures them that they will not be lost (John 10:28). He has promised them that he has prepared a place for them (John 14:1). They live their lives in thanks and gratitude, always repenting of their sins and seeking to love others as he has loved them, knowing they are forgiven by a God who loves them though they did nothing to deserve such love. Knowing they will be with their Savior one day in his heavenly kingdom.

If only they could hear the Gospel!
As a Roman Catholic myself for more than 40 years, I know from experience that Roman Catholics are plainly taught that "Jesus died for our sins," and I certainly agree with that statement. But, what we need to recognize is that Christ's death accomplished much more than the forgiveness of sins for those who truly believe in him.

Jesus died to secure, to win, the salvation of those who believe in him             Much more? Yes! Jesus shed his blood to the death on the cross to secure our everlasting life with him in heaven through the forgiveness of our sins! His death on the cross made absolutely certain that believers would be forgiven and go to be with Him when we die. Even if they had not found time for confession!  He shed his blood to win nothing less than the full blown salvation of all who believe in Him! He fully accomplished our salvation by shedding his blood to the death on the cross!

Yes, our eternal life starts in this life with the forgiveness of our sins and continues into the next life when we join Christ in his glory. That’s what Jesus means when he tells us that we will never die! As He puts it: “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me in me shall never die.” (John 11:26)

How's that for Good News? It's Great News, isn't it? If you believe in Christ, you know for certain that you are going to heaven and Jesus not only assures believers of just that, he also promises to prepare a place for us!

It's true! Read Jesus’ wonderful promises to all who believe in him! Read them and leap, cry out or otherwise express the joy that is in your heart!

Jesus promised quite clearly:

He who believes in me has everlasting life. (John 6:47)

He who hears my word and believes in the One who sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation (hell): but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)

Even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up: That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:14-15)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

All the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I shall in no wise cast out. (John 6:37)

And I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them to me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one. (John 10:28-29)

In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2)

Have you started jumping or crying tears of joy yet? How about all these Gospel promises from Christ? How about “everlasting life!” 

Roman Catholic apologists twist scripture to lie about the Gospel

Now tell me something, if we believe Jesus and what he says, that all of us who believe in Him have everlasting life, how in the world could we ever believe that we could lose everlasting life? I mean, why would Jesus call it “everlasting life” if it was not truly “everlasting,” if it was indeed something that can be lost as the Roman Catholic Church and several Protestant denominations teach today?

They teach that we can lose the salvation Christ has won for us believers and all we have to do is commit a sin. They claim that the fact that we believe in Jesus is pretty worthless since even the devils believe in Jesus! St. James is credited with saying those words, that "even the devils believe" but he certainly did not say those words thinking that some crazy apologists would come along and misuse his words as a teaching of church. If you'll read what St. James  had said before this verse, it was clear he uttered these words "even the devils believe" out of frustration. He was desperate to say something that would get the attention of those who claimed to be believers but were bearing no fruit, they were not showing love for others.

As Jesuit priest Mitch Pacwa noted the other night on EWTN, "devils believe in Christ without having either hope or love." I might add that those devils or demons don't have faith in Christ. Instead they believe or fear him only as One who shall bring upon them great wrath someday, which will be everlasting pain for them. Yes, the fear-filled way the devils believe is very different from the gift of faith that Christ has given us to believe and no one should dare confuse them--as do many Roman Catholic apologists. If Pacwa knows this, shouldn't those who call themselves apologists know the same?

And again we must always remember that Christ himself insists that belief in him is key to knowing he has saved us from everlasting hell and given us everlasting life:

He who hears my word and believes in the One who sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation (hell): but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)

And Christ also promises: And I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them to me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one. (John 10:28-29)

What has been lost in this day and age is not our salvation, which Christ has won for us, but instead, the Gospel or Good News of Jesus, which can no longer be found in the Roman Catholic Church. This is the sad state of affairs that we must recognize in this age and do what we can to re-establish the early Christian Church with the leadership of the Holy Spirit through the scriptures.

 

So what do you need to do?

Thank and praise him for giving you everlasting life with him. Thank him for showing you that your belief in him is a gift that only he can give, a gift that proves he has chosen you for everlasting life. You did nothing to deserve this and you never will deserve it, but you can be thankful to him. He will allow you to learn his ways by reading the Bible and trusting in him to use you to glorify him in ways that will likely surprise you.

 

1 John 5:13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

 

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The website that will always call upon you to believe in the true

universal or catholic Gospel:

Christ shed his blood to the death to absolutely secure the salvation (eternal life with him) of all who believe in him and his finished work on their behalf!

 

"It is finished" (John 19:30)

...by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place; having obtained eternal redemption for us. (Hebrews 9:12)

 

The scriptures directly assert all saved persons are the current possessors of eternal life (Jn 3:36, Jn 5:24, Jn 6:47, Jn 6:54, 1Jn 5:11) and that this life can never be lost (Jn 6:37-39, Jn 10:28, Rom 8:35-39, 1Pet 1:3-5) that's why its called "eternal" or "everlasting."  Indeed, life which can be lost cannot properly be called eternal. - Click here to read more.

 

Marks of the true church

 

It is important to preface this by noting we are not saved by the Gospel, we are not saved by baptism, Holy Communion or the Lord's Supper, we are not saved by the church, we are saved by Christ alone who shed his blood on the cross for all who believe in him. The Gospel expresses exactly what Christ accomplished for the believer, and Holy Communion/Supper is the way Christ has chosen for us to intimately share in in him and his victory for us in this age. The Gospel, baptism and Holy Communion are true aids in our discipleship which no believer would want to be without.

 

What we seek in a church is the truth, based on God's word, the bible. Which is why we must ask, what happened to the true church? Our short answer is that the Pope and all those bishops in union with him twisted the Gospel to let mankind participate in the salvation of the Roman Catholic "system" which is designed to make us believe that we can help earn our way to heaven or at least "help" save ourselves--and only with the help of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

The vast majority--though not all--of the Protestants (and the Orthodox Church) have adopted some form of this false gospel of man helping to save himself. You can identify this system among Roman Catholic, Orthodox and most Protestant denominations by recognizing their teaching that the salvation of a true believer can be lost. Those who preach this are preaching a false gospel, which contradicts and denies the plain words of Christ: "He who believes in me has everlasting life." (John 6:47) He who hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but has passed from death to life." (John 5:24)

 

A true believer who has fallen away may be chastised by God (1 Corinthians 11:32, Hebrews 12:6-8, Revelation 3:19), but never finally lost (John 10:28).

 

As for Holy Communion or the Lord's Supper, the Pope and company took it to one extreme to the point that the bread is now worshipped in Roman Catholic Churches. Most Protestant churches took it to the other extreme to the point the whole thing is considered pretty much symbolic. The word of God supports neither approach. What I write about below is fully supported by the bible, the word of God.

 

In short, the two major distinctives that will be found in the true church are:

THE APOSTOLIC GOSPEL 1) Christ alone, who is God in the flesh, fully accomplished the salvation of those who believe in him. He won heaven for them by shedding his blood to the death on the cross. Salvation is through Christ alone for all who believe in him as Lord, Savior and God in the flesh.

THE HOLY COMMUNION/LORD'S SUPPER 2) Believers will accept his promise that they receive his very body and blood during Holy Communion. Jesus chose not to explain this, so we agree no explanation is needed. Instead, in thanksgiving and gratitude, we believe and accept his promise: "This is my body...This is my blood."

 

At length:

THE APOSTOLIC GOSPEL
1)
What is the church of Jesus Christ today, who are his people? It's a church that knows and preaches the true Gospel, as preached by Christ and his apostles, that Christ died to truly save his chosen people. (Ephesians 1:4) He didn't die for the mere "possibility" that everyone would be saved--as the Pope and some of his Protestant counterparts sadly teach. That is not the Gospel. Instead, the Gospel or Good News is that Christ died to fully accomplish the salvation of true believers by shedding his blood to the death on the cross. He died to justify "make right in God's eyes" his chosen people before God the Father. "He who believes in me has everlasting life." (John 6:47)

 

"Who (Christ) his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Peter 2:24) Jesus gives to his chosen people his own righteousness, a righteousness that is not their own and therefore cannot be lost by them (see below). At some point in their lives, he gives them this spiritual rebirth (it's the gift of faith, Eph.2:8-9) while they are still helplessly dead in their sins (Ephesians 2:1). He justifies them--makes them "right" in the eyes of God the Father. This righteousness of Christ is a righteousness which counts them as fully forgiven of their sins for his sake and reveals to them the everlasting life Christ won for them. It is the work of the Holy Spirit. It is the new birth in the Spirit that Christ has given them, they are born again, they see their sins and repent, trusting no longer in themselves but in the righteousness of the One who has saved them:

Philippians 3:9 …and being found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. 

Romans 4:22-25  This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him (Abraham) alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised for our justification.

Hebrews 10:14..because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

Romans 4:7-8 Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 53:11 ...by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.

Isaiah 54:17 And their righteousness is from me, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 23:6 This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.

Isaiah 61:10 For he has clothed me with a robe of salvation and wrapped me in a mantle of justice.

Romans 5:9 Since we have now been justified (made right in the eyes of God) through his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him!

Who are God's chosen people? They are those who believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior, as God in the flesh.. Those who believe the true Gospel that he shed his blood to the death on the cross to secure a place in heaven for them. They need not spend a moment of their life concerned about hell if they truly believe this, for he has given them the gift of faith to believe in him to put their trust in him and what he alone did for them. "He who believes in me has everlasting life." (John 6:47)  Christ himself said so, and he didn't leave that verse alone so it could be misinterpreted. Earlier in the same Gospel book, he solemnly declared: "Truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life." (John 5:24)

 

With that same gift of faith (Ephesians 2:8-10), comes a desire to obey Jesus and while they may falter from time to time and fall into sin "fall away" as their sinful nature fights against them, they will always return to him, confess their sins to him and seek his forgiveness (1 John 1:8-9). If necessary, God will give those he loves corrective chastisement to bring them back to him from their disobedient state. (1 Corinthians 11:32, Hebrews 12:6-8, Revelations 3:19) This is proof that the Holy Spirit is constantly at work within them, leading them to sorrow for their sin against God and prompting repentance and the acceptance of the forgiveness of sins that Christ has won for them to everlasting life. God's word tells us our salvation, everlasting life with him,  is a gift (Romans 6:23) and Christ himself assures us that it cannot be snatched away. "I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."  (John 10::28)

 

Despite these wonderful assurances from Christ himself, Roman Catholics and many Protestant denominations claim that the gift of salvation Christ has given can be lost. Some Protestants will go so far as to say: "We don't believe in 'works righteousness' and still insist that a true believer can sin to the point that they lose the gift of faith Christ has given them. On the other hand, Roman Catholic apologists often use the line that "we believe we are saved by grace, but not by faith alone." As the apostle tells us in the next paragraph (below), the grace of God in saving people does not allow for the addition anything, not works of any kind including works supposedly done in "cooperation with the Holy Spirit." If works are involved, it is no longer considered grace. Your salvation is not a cooperative venture. If you are saved, it is by Christ alone. 

 

This true apostolic Gospel that Christ died to absolutely accomplish the salvation of his chosen people, true believers, is an abomination to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and those Protestant counterparts who insist that good works are also a necessary contribution to their salvation. Those who preach that eternal life can be lost, show they do not believe nor know the true meaning of the phrase "eternal life" that Christ speaks of. It really is eternal, everlasting! Their "faith" is not the apostolic faith that St. Paul taught us, instead, he insisted: "So too at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, than it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.” (Romans 11:5.6)  And elsewhere: "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your family." (Acts 16:31) "Neither does St. Peter agree with the false gospel of Christ plus our works. The Gospel that St. Peter preached goes like this: "Why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved even as they." (Acts 15:11)

 

We warn those who believe that they are saved by anything that is added to Christ's one work on the cross, that they are flatly denying that Christ alone has won their salvation. They are worshipping a false Christ because they are worshipping someone who does not deserve full credit for their salvation. They must repent, but if they continue in this form of unbelief, as Christ has warned them--they will die in their sins. And those who preach this false gospel of Christ plus human works or the loss of salvation by true believers will also be condemned unless they repent. (Galatians 1:8-9)

 

If these words from Christ and his apostles are not enough, what will be? They argue to us that the "ancient church" knew nothing of this "saved by grace through the gift of faith" and yet St. Paul clearly tells us just that in the New Testament of the bible that the same "ancient church" gathered for us: "For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from you, it is a gift of God.

 

As for the "ancient church," which gave us the Nicene Creed, the Gospel is there as well: Do they even believe the Nicene Creed that they verbalize each Sunday? "...for us men and for our salvation he (Christ) came down from heaven..." If they were true to the faith they actually practice, they would add: ...for us men and for our "possible" salvation he (Christ) came down from heaven..."

 

No one is arguing against good works here for those who have faith will have the good works that Christ gives them to walk in.

 

Good works come only with true faith and without true faith in Christ and what he accomplished, no works are counted as good. And in any case, no human works contribute to salvation except the one work of Christ on the cross. Christ plainly tells us the place of good works in our life: "..let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16) Jesus was specifically asked about good works by his fellow Jews: Then, they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"  Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent." (John 6:28-29)

 

THE HOLY COMMUNION

 

2) Members of the true church believe all of Christ's promises, including those deemed highly controversial, such as his promise that we receive his body and blood when we receive the bread and wine at Holy Communion. This is an abomination to most Protestants because they refuse to believe this plain biblical truth. This is not to say that they who believe in the true Gospel are condemned for failing to believe this teaching, but it is to suggest that they will not know the fullness of belief in Christ while on this earth until they accept this promise. Christ calls no one to understand this promise of receiving his body and blood at Holy Communion, but simply to believe, even as most of us cannot fully comprehend the teaching of the Trinity, but we still believe it.

 

On the other hand, no one should be misled to think they must believe in the pope's teaching that the "full Christ"--body, blood, soul and divinity is available to them in the bread and wine to worship, as with the Roman Catholic "Eucharistic adoration." At the Last Supper, Christ established that he gives us his body and blood in the form of a meal and that is more than enough for us. He gave us no right nor command to take this teaching out of its context as a meal. We should not carry the bread around or place it upon an altar to worship. Instead, we thank him for this Holy Communion meal of his body and blood, and take comfort in the knowledge that we may worship the "full Christ" whenever and wherever we bend the knee or bow the head in prayer. For indeed the bible clearly tells us that the full Christ sits even now at the right hand of God the Father in heaven and intercedes on our behalf.

 

Neither should any Christian be required to believe the pope's and his bishops' teaching called "transubstantiation." through which they pretend to explain how the bread and wine are transformed to become the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ. They do this based on the pagan Aristotle's explanation of accidents and substances.  Jesus our Lord chose not to explain how it is possible for us to receive his body and blood, but for us to simply believe in his promise that "This is my body...This is my blood." Again, his promise is enough for us, no explanation needed.

 

Finally, no Christian should be required to believe that the Mass is a true sacrifice in the sense that it is somehow a necessary repetition of the one sacrifice of Christ on Calvary. Christ is not re-sacrificed, nor can his one sacrifice be repeated, and the bible clearly tells us there is no such thing as an unbloody sacrifice (Hebrews 9:22). Instead, God's word teaches that Christ's sacrifice, which was indeed bloody, was once and for all times:

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.(1 Peter 3:18)

Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for sins once and for all when he offered himself. (Hebrews 7:27-28)

He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves, but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood having obtained redemption. (Hebrews 9:12)

Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. (Hebrews 9:26)

Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” And where these (sins) have been forgive, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins. (Hebrews 10:17-18)

So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:28)

And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Hebrews 10:10)

But when this priest (Jesus) had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. (Hebrews 10:12-14)

"Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him." (Romans 6:9)

"The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God." Romans 6:10)

How much more plain can the word of God make it? The Lord’s sacrifice upon the cross is a full, perfect, sufficient, once-for-all time, sacrifice for the sins of all who come to believe in him. It need not be repeated or re-offered, even if we could somehow do so. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)

The Mass then is not the holy sacrifice itself but a commemoration of that “once for all times” holy sacrifice of Christ. As the Lord himself puts it, “Do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19)

"But go, and learn what this means. 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.'" (Matthew 9: 13)

We believe that his body and blood are made present to us during the Gospel Mass and not by  means of a so-called "sacrificing priest" nor by any structure of the Mass itself, but through the Holy Spirit who works in us to give us faith in Christ and his promise: "This is my body....this is my blood." (Matthew 26:26-28) 

 

The priest or pastor is our elder "brother" (Matthew 23:8) who is ordained by the laying on of hands by other brothers who hold to the Apostolic Gospel and pray for the Holy Spirit's active support of this vocation. These brothers, elders or bishops, are believers who lead the church and its worship and they are grateful to do as Christ commanded and repeat his words of institution as a sign of our faith in Christ. The church recognizes Christ alone as it head. "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." (Matthew 28:18)

Because Christ has promised us the gift of his body and blood at this meal, we are joined to Christ in a very special and intimate way as his church here on earth. We receive the bread and wine first because of his command to "do this" in remembrance of him. We receive not to help us attain salvation, but to celebrate it.  We receive in thanksgiving or in the Greek "Eucharistia" for the salvation that he alone has already won for us. It is a salvation that comes not through water or this special meal but only his gift of spiritual rebirth by the power of the Holy Spirit upon our hearts.

Holy Communion shows forth Christ's love for us and confirms this in the most intimate of ways, by our partaking of his very body and blood. Therefore, we approach this meal with repentance of our sins and thanksgiving in our hearts. We know that we have been reborn, when we have ears that hear and eyes that see and hearts that believe the Gospel that Christ alone shed his blood on the cross to absolutely secure the salvation of all who believe in him. His once for all times sacrifice totally accomplished the salvation of all who will ever come to believe in him.

The following are the words of a minister who was speaking about a totally different subject. But ask yourself how what he says, taken from Isaiah, applies to the Holy Supper and Christ's promise of his body and blood: “All those who have been brought to a saving knowledge of God will admit that He speaks the word, and it stands fast; He commands and it is done. 'Where the word of a king is, there is power,' and God is the King eternal, and the word that proceeds from Him shall not return unto Him void of the work whereunto He hath sent it.”

"This is my body...this is my blood..."

 

Summary

In short, these simple beliefs in Christ fully winning the salvation of sinners who believe in him and his accomplishment of heaven on their behalf, and in the receiving of his body and blood at the Holy Supper are distinct biblical beliefs that should be found in today's churches. Christians should be able to use them to mark a church as a true church. If you believe, then let us be baptized, young and old alike, into this faith for it is the faith that will mark the church of the end times.

 

For more on the specific beliefs and structure of this church, please read and study the statement of faith found at this site by clicking here.

 

Turn back the hands of time?

Read the Tridentine Mass in its entirety : (In English) Try to comprehend why it is that a few Roman Catholics apparently believe it is the only Mass for the salvation of their souls and why it must be said in Latin.

Or simply let Bro. Jim give you his take...

 

Momma Maria! Brazil

They worshipped Mary big time in Brazil during the pope's visit there. They say they're "just adoring" but I think it's splittin' hairs and dangerous.

EWTN was on the job, praising the pope's every word while he was in Brazil, so people can worship him both now and when he's dead. Talking to dead people, praying to dead people, adoring dead people.. that's what this church is all about, right?

The pope needs some help in Brazil, where the latest survey shows a drop in Catholics from 89 percent of the population in the 1980s to less than 74 percent now. It's worse in urban areas where the number has dropped to 66 percent who self-identify as Catholics. Many are converting to Pentecostalism, which has grown 15 percent in the same time span. Sadly, many Pentecostals, like Roman Catholics believe that salvation can be lost.

 

 

Monks with the scoop on hell

There's a couple of monks out there on the internet who are reminding people that our lives here on earth are short when compared to Hell, because, as they put it:

"Life is short but Hell is forever." Click here for details.

 

Eat mo' fish!

 

Read the latest newz on how the pope has tipped his hat to creationism despite being surrounded by the Vatican's evolutionary enthusiasts (and other "fellow theologians"). Now Lord, please let Benedict know that You have fully accomplished the salvation of all who truly believe in You.

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BibleCatholics is a website, but it also denotes a true Christian who holds to the universal or catholic faith that is based solely on the only word that we can trust--the word of God--the bible. BibleCatholics are not Roman Catholics (though they may have been at one time in their life). BibleCatholics are not Roman Catholics because BibleCatholics  reject the word of the pope (and his predecessors) as not trustworthy. BibleCatholics know that the teachings of the word of God (the bible) are often opposed to the teachings of the popes and their bishops found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and they refuse to ignore the many contradictions that are clearly evident. They know that it is wrong for them to ignore those things that go against God's word. They absolutely refuse to entrust themselves to this pope and his church. However, they willingly trust Christ alone for their salvation and are defended by his holy word, which is the sword of the Spirit.

 

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For instance, God's word plainly tells us the Good News or Gospel that Christ died to secure the salvation, of those who believe in him--he died for them to make absolutely sure that they will be with him in heaven someday. And that only those who believe that Christ alone fully accomplished their salvation are the ones who truly believe in him. Christ himself said so repeatedly::

 

"He who believes in me has everlasting life." (John 6:47)

 

Truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. (John 11:25-26)

His apostles put what Christ did for us this way:

 

He (Christ) himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross...(1 Peter 2:24)

 

…the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. (Acts 20:28)

 

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: (Galatians 3:13)

 

And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled (Colossians 1:21)

 

He has borne our sins, purchased, redeemed and reconciled us! Christ alone has absolutely accomplished what he came to do--nothing less than purchase believers everlasting life with him in heaven.

 

This is Christ's Good News or Gospel, that he shed his blood on the cross to the death for those he has given the gift of faith to believe he died to do nothing less than win their everlasting life with him.

 

They believe in both his person and his finished work on their behalf.

His person: He is the sinless Son of God, God in the flesh.

His finished work: He died to secure the everlasting life of all those he has given the gift of faith to believe in him. And by his own bodily resurrection he taught us that he came to save us--first our souls. Secondly, our bodies, which will be resurrected and perfected when he comes again in glory.

 

We reject the pope's (as well as some Protestant) attempts to sell us a false gospel that indicates Christ died to secure the "possibility" of salvation for all mankind. While it may be preached in ignorance, this false gospel of the "possibility-of-salvation" for all people is a lie born in Hell. In making a point about salvation in the declaration "Dominus Jesus" the current pope Benedict went so far as to insist that "the real possibility of salvation in Christ for all mankind (and the necessity of the Church for this salvation)" actually represented the salvific will of God. 

 

Is this truly God's will, to offer no more than the possibility of salvation to the world through the death of his Son? His Son died to offer no more than a possibility? In writing this, the current pope proves that he is willing to ignore the words of Christ himself just hours before his death in which he refuses to even pray for the whole world, much less die for it:  “I pray not for the world but for them that thou has given me.” (John 17:9) Jesus not only refuses to pray for the world but clearly indicates that he is specifically praying for those that God has chosen to give him for salvation. Surely the pope cannot believe that Christ would die for the world if he even refused to pray for it! Then there is this from Christ: “Even the Spirit of truth, who the world cannot receive because it seeth him not…” (John 14:7) Then there is the verse we use repeatedly “He who believes in me has everlasting life” which tells us specifically who Paul was talking about in his reference to all men in (1 Timothy 2:3, which the pope uses repeatedly in Dominus Jesus) namely, all who believe in him (those who have been given the gift of faith). Finally, there is the much misinterpreted John 3:16 where again Christ supposedly says he dies for the whole world, yet he specifically says: "...that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." 

 

What the pope doesn't seem to realize is that his claims about Christ dying for the "possibility of salvation" for whole world means that Christ's death actually accounted for nothing, that he died to give us no more than the "chance" or "opportunity" to redeem ourselves by our own good works or somehow finish a "process" that Christ only started. Are we the "finishers of our faith" or is it Christ? As the apostle Paul clearly tells us Christ himself is the author and the finisher (Hebrews 12:12)! Surely,  the pope preaches a false gospel. The pope needs to repent.

 

This is just one example of the Roman church's teachings that is opposed to the words of Christ, who plainly promises believers:

 

I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:28)

 I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:3)

 

BibleCatholics believe in all of Christ's words and promises, including his promise to give us his body and blood when we celebrate Holy Communion or the Lord's Supper. Yes, BibleCatholics believe that they receive exactly what Christ promised, namely his body and blood when they receive the bread and wine at Holy Communion. Click here to read more.

 

However, we reject the pope's attempts to add to Christ's words when the Roman Catholic pontiff demands that the faithful believe 1) they receive not only Christ's body and blood at Holy Communion but also his "soul and divinity," "the whole Christ," 2) that they should also worship the communion bread or "whole Christ,"  3) that they must believe that the bread and wine have been totally destroyed and fully replaced by "the whole Christ" (transubstantiation) and 4) that by receiving this "whole Christ" sinners gain a grace from God that protects them from future sins. Neither Christ nor his apostles taught any of this. And so we reject these spurious teachings. They are pure imaginative speculation and by no means should they ever be required beliefs for any Christian. Yet the pope and his predecessors claim that all this (and much more) came to them as "special revelation" from the Holy Spirit. They insist that the faithful believe it or be condemned to the fires of hell.

 

The pope claims that God speaks directly to him to reveal these things that are not found in the bible. Why? Because he insists that he is the direct successor of the apostle Peter. However, unlike Peter, the pope contends that God has given him supremacy and authority over all of Christianity. No matter that, before Christ himself rose bodily into heaven, he plainly told all his apostles, including Peter, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me (Matthew 28:18)."  Christ was talking about himself, not Peter and not the pope. But the pope seems to have missed or ignored this verse.

 

Christ told his followers not to use such words as "Father" as a spiritual title for ministers, etc.. (Matthew 23) since we all have but one father, God.  Yet the pope has ignored Christ and declared himself "Holy Father"  a name that Christ clearly warned was reserved for God alone (click here for more on this "title" issue). In fact, the pope has declared that all those who refuse to recognize his own supreme authority as the head of the church on earth, and his ability to declare additional teachings not found in the bible, without the slightest possibility of error (infallibility), are condemned to Hell when they die.  

 

However, the word of God tells us who is truly condemned. Speaking through St. Paul, the Holy Spirit insists that those who will be condemned are those who preach a false gospel that seeks to add anything to the finished work of Christ on the cross. 

"But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than that which you have accepted, let him be eternally condemned!" (Galatians 1:8-9)

What Gospel did Paul preach? "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved..." (Acts 16:31) And what was this “other” gospel that was being preached to the Galatians, the Christians that Paul was writing to? It came from some Jews, who professed to be Christians, and insisted that the Galatians circumcise all their males as a requirement to be true followers of Christ. They were teaching circumcision as a salvation requirement and Paul said even that one teaching strayed enough from the true Gospel for him to call for their utter condemnation. Why? Because they insisted that circumcision was necessary for salvation. Something "more" was necessary than what Christ had done for them on the cross.

In the same way, those who preach that the "sacraments" are necessary for our salvation also teach a false Gospel. The sacraments are not necessary for our salvation but a comfort and a reassurance that Christ has commanded us to receive which constantly confirms or reaffirms our salvation through him. Again, please remember, Christ alone has done all that is necessary for our salvation. We should humbly, graciously and obediently receive the sacraments or ordinances of baptism and Holy Communion in utter thanksgiving for what he has done for us--not in some vain attempt to attain our own salvation. Our salvation is something that Christ has already accomplished on the cross for all who believe in him. We receive baptism and Holy Communion because we seek to obey Christ's command that we do so. He has left us these blessed signs to physically confirm our love for him, and more importantly, his love for us in winning our salvation--our everlasting life with him.  

And speaking of the sacraments or ordinances of Christ, how is it that those who stand condemned for preaching a false "possibility-of-salvation" gospel (the pope and his bishops) presume that they can somehow pass along the Holy Spirit for ministry through their so-called apostolic succession? They have no right to ordain or lay hands on anyone to confirm them in the ministry. They themselves claim that their apostolic succession came from Christ and the apostles. Yet, they don't even believe in the same Christ as the apostles or the same Gospel the apostles preached! Their "possibility-of-salvation" Jesus is no Christ at all, but an idol of their own making. Their "possibility-of-salvation" gospel is no gospel at all, but a partial truth they've twisted to make their own "sacramental services" seem necessary. For if people believe that Christ died only for the "possibility" of their salvation, they will seek and rely on the services of men to help them try to somehow lay hold of that salvation. Sadly, that is the picture of the Roman Catholic Church--people running to men and their own teachings rather than putting their full trust in Christ alone for their salvation and relying on his holy word--the bible.

See what a mess the leaders of this so-called "church" have made of the wonderful Gospel of our Savior?  They call Christ "almighty God" yet they tell us he is truly a weakling who did very little to really help us get to heaven. He needs their services to help you get there.

What happened to the truly sovereign God of the bible? Oh, he is still very much in power despite 2000 years of their rather successful attempts to twist his Gospel. God has allowed these "twistings or heresies" to occur because he has plans to make an example of a harlot church when Christ comes again in glory at the end of the age (Revelations 17 and 18). Yes, the One who controls all things is still very much in control. If he were not in control of all things, he wouldn't be God at all, would he? So why is there suffering and pain in this world? For the same reason that from that suffering and pain comes something good! For the One who is in control decides the limits of that suffering and often brings some good from suffering. He allowed the horrible and painful death of his only Son, just to save some of us rotten sinners, just to give us a glimpse of how much an all-powerful God could truly love those who will never deserve his love. 

You see, he chose us before the very beginning of the world, long before we committed our first sin, to be his (Ephesians 1:4). We don't know why or how, except for the fact that his word tells us "he does what he pleases." (Psalms 115:3)

How pleased should we be? How pleased indeed, that for no reason at all, he chose us to love him because, for no reason that we can comprehend, he chose to love us. God the Father chose to give his only Son so that we would be with him forever.

You tell me now; what more motivation do we need to love him and to love one another? Because we are sinners that kind of love will always be tough for us, but he has promised to give us the works to walk in the Spirit glorify him. He'll let us fail at some of those works in order to teach us more about himself and how we must rely on him for everything. He will give us a trust for his Son that will never leave us, no matter how many times we may stray. He has promised and he has given us the gift to believe--the gift of faith.

That's why there is one thing you can bet on for sure. We will do exactly what he wants us to do when the time comes to do it. If it comes to laying down our lives, we will give them up gladly, not because we are strong people but because he has decided to be strong in us.

All praise be to the true God whose Son intervenes for us on high. All praise be to the true God who, even in this life, allows us to know that he has seated us with him in high places--no matter how "low" we may feel from one day to the next. All praise be to the true God who gives us something to look forward to each day of this life--the knowing that we will be with him forever in the next life--body and soul--basking in his divinity!

With this in mind, I would hope that former Roman Catholics can join me in living their lives free from any worry about their ultimate fate. May they  no longer trust in themselves or their works, but put their full trust in Christ alone who has promised that all who believe in him have everlasting life. He's even promised to prepare a place for us to be with him. (John 14) 

May the errors and terrors and false comforts of their former church also fade as they begin to rejoice in the surpassing truth of Christ: "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:..." (Philippians 3:8-9).

BibleCatholics believe that the true Gospel impacts all that we do, including the way we worship. The way we worship should reflect the truly Good News of Christ. Click here to read the Gospel Mass. It is based on the word of God and not the word of man, so you can use it to worship in spirit and truth.

 

Let Rome keep its towering buildings and statues, we don't need them to be members of Christ's true church. He has promised us that where two or more are gathered in his name, he will most surely be in our midst! (Matthew 18:20)) "...and, lo, I am with you alway(s), even unto the end of the world." (Matthew 28:20)

--bro. Jim

  

 

 

Our God is indeed awesome and almighty over all, well-equipped to keep all his promises ("he who believes has everlasting life"):

And all the inhabitants of the earth [are] reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and [among] the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? Daniel 4:35

 

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The Gospel or Good News of Jesus Christ is not about you and me, it is for you and me. The Gospel is about Christ  and what he has done for all who believe in him. And we indeed urge you to believe Christ did it all, absolutely securing the salvation of true believers by his death on the cross. Anything less than Christ alone saving his chosen believers is no Gospel, anything less is no Christ. Anything less than Christ did it all for those who believe in him, is pure idolatry (idol worship). How so?

 

Some questions, please...

1)The Jesus that you follow...did he die to give you the possibility or chance to try to attain your salvation or did he die on the cross to absolutely secure your salvation, to actually save your soul from hell?

 

2) Did your Jesus die to give you a "freewill choice" to determine whether you will be saved or did he die with you in mind, knowing he had chosen you (from before all time) for the gift of faith and therefore secured your salvation by his sacrificial, blood-shedding death?

 

These are important questions because, as perhaps you can tell, depending on the way you answer, we are talking about two very different Christs and two very different Gospels.  But the word of God speaks strictly of just one divine person--who did one wonderful work on the cross for all who believe in him and what his work accomplished for them--no less than their very salvation--eternal life with him!

 

"I give them eternal life and they shall never perish..." (John 10)

 

Are you believing in a Christ that men, by their erroneous teachings, have invented, or do you truly believe in the Christ found in the very word of God--the Bible? This is the difference between a Roman Catholic and a Bible Catholic...and it makes all the difference in this world and the next!

Why will some who hear this most wonderful good news not rejoice with us? Only because we preach that Christ has made sure that everyone who believes in him as Lord, as Savior and as God in the flesh, will go to be with him in heaven when they die!? Why would they choose to reject such a wonderful revelation found in God's word?

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At the very core of the Gospel are these words from Christ:

He who believes in me has everlasting life. (John 6:47)

Who will call Jesus a liar? The fact is that many who call themselves his followers also call him a liar!  Why? Because they attend so-called churches, which teach that the eternal life Christ promised true believers can be lost. But that is not what Christ tells us. Instead Jesus plainly says:

I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. (John 10:28)

Truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life. (John 5:24)

and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?  (John 11:26)

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:3)

The Gospel in brief: Christ shed his blood until his death on the cross to absolutely secure the salvation of all those who believe in him as Lord and Savior, as God in the flesh. Christ alone totally accomplished his mission of saving all those he has chosen for everlasting life with him. How do we know we are among them? Again, Christ told us:

He who believes in me has everlasting life. (John 6:47)

A Christian's obedience to Christ is no more than his/her grateful response for the salvation that has been won for them by Christ alone. Such obedience contributes in no way to their salvation, but it does contribute in many ways to their earthly contentment--helping them enjoy a "peace that surpasses all understanding" that only Christ can provide, no matter the troubles we may face. More importantly, any good thing we do, should be viewed as the work of the Holy Spirit, for without Christ within us, we can do no good thing. We should seek no credit for any good thing we do and hope that the "good work" would serve strictly to glorify Christ, our Lord and Savior, in some small way.

Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
 

Again, the Gospel in brief: Christ shed his blood until his death on the cross to absolutely secure the salvation of all those who believe in him as Lord and Savior, as God in the flesh. Christ alone totally accomplished his mission of saving all those he has chosen for everlasting life with him.

I was a Roman Catholic for more than 40 years and no priest or Catholic lay person every told me this Gospel, expressed above in brief form. I just thank the Lord that his word (the Bible) told me what I needed to know to enjoy this existence and not waste time with needless worry about my ultimate fate. God's word tells me that my trust in Christ is well-founded and that trust would not even be possible if he had not mercifully granted me the gift of faith. I thank God that there are still a few out there, including myself, who do preach the Gospel that tells them Christ has totally accomplished all that is necessary for the salvation of those who believe in him--he doesn't need any help from you.  I join many others who desperately want Roman Catholics and many Protestants alike to hear that Gospel so perhaps they will come to believe that Christ alone deserves ALL the credit for their salvation. What he accomplished on the cross was a perfectly finished work for the absolute salvation of all who believe in him. Christ's death did not provide them with just a "fighting chance" to be with him in heaven. Instead his death came with the total assurance, his own promise that they will join him there--no man-made "purgatory" required! If you have been believing in the Christ that died for the mere possibility of your salvation, as I myself did for the better part of 40 years, may the Holy Spirit wake you up just has he did me! Let us no longer worship an idol--a Christ of our own imagination--but the Christ of the Bible, who absolutely finished the job he was sent for--no less than our total salvation, our absolute redemption!  As it is, the gospel that most Roman Catholics and Protestants have been told to believe is far from the true Gospel.  How so?

The Roman Catholic "version" vs. the True Gospel:

  • The Roman Catholic gospel says: Christ died to offer the “possibility” of salvation to everyone. The biblical gospel says, Christ died to absolutely secure the salvation of those who come to believe in him--those he has chosen for everlasting life.

  • The Roman Catholic gospel teaches, each individual has the freewill to either accept or reject him. The biblical gospel tells us Christ chooses and has chosen those who will believe in him since before the beginning of time.

  • The Roman Catholic gospel teaches that an individual cannot know whether or not they are among Christ’s chosen or “elect” and therefore they have no certainty of their salvation. In the biblical gospel, Christ offers repeated assurances of eternal life to all who believe in him.

  • The Roman Catholic gospel tells individuals that, because they cannot trust in themselves or their own actions, they can lose their salvation at any moment by committing a serious sin. The biblical gospel urges us to put no trust in ourselves but in Christ alone and it is his righteousness alone, which ensures our salvation.

  • The Roman Catholic gospel teaches that individuals may contribute to their “possible salvation” by doing good works, in cooperation with the Holy Spirit. In the biblical gospel, our good works, which the Spirit gives us to walk in, are performed in thanksgiving, seeking to glorify the Christ who alone has already won our salvation on the cross.

  • Sadly, most professed Christians these days have adopted some aspect of the "Roman version."

  • There is only one Gospel and those who preach any other gospel face condemnation unless they repent. (Galatians 1:8-9)

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The Gospel (in three paragraphs)

SIN - All human beings are sinners who disobey God's law. They are born in sin, and because of their sin, all are condemned to God's eternal punishment—Hell. They are totally helpless to do anything to change their situation. (As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins. Eph. 2:1. Dead is helpless.)

SALVATION - God sent his only Son, Jesus, to live a perfect life (without sin) and suffer the full punishment for sinners by dying on the cross for all who would come to believe in him as their Lord and Savior, as God in the flesh. He chose them from the before the beginning of the world and he gives them the gift to believe in him—the gift of faith—and assures them through his word, the Bible, that they will live with him forever in his heavenly kingdom! (All who were destined for eternal life came to believe. Acts 13:48)

SERVICE - All who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior thank him for rescuing or “saving” them from eternal punishment and winning for them a place with him in his heavenly kingdom. They love him above all else and seek to show him their gratitude by obeying his commands to love God and others. While they often fail, they always let God "dust them off" forgive their sins and go right on loving.  They know this life is not about themselves or their possessions but about the God who saved them. They always have something to look forward to for they know that  one day that will be with him forever!  ("..let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16) 

CHRIST ALONE is Lord and Savior, God in the flesh...

CHRIST ALONE chose those he would die for...

CHRIST ALONE lived a perfect, sinless life that they could never live...

CHRIST ALONE shed his blood on the cross for them, once and for all time...

CHRIST ALONE gives them the gift of faith through his Holy Spirit...

CHRIST ALONE sends them ministers to preach the true Gospel to awaken, comfort and assure them of their future place with him...

CHRIST ALONE gives them good fruit and bears that fruit in them to his glory...

CHRIST ALONE covers them in his own righteousness to bring them to everlasting life with him in heaven...

CHRIST ALONE deserves all the credit for your salvation, so put your trust only in him and put no trust in yourself or your works.

 

CHRIST ALONE is your Salvation,

not baptism, not the pope, not the priest, not confession, not the Roman church, not its many non-biblical teachings... CHRIST ALONE is your salvation, through the gift of FAITH ALONE that only He can give. You can't and don't "muster up" faith on your own. Only He can give you the gift of faith and he promises "All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away." (John 6:37)

 

If He has given you the gift of faith to believe in him as your Lord and Savior, you have been born again (spiritually) by the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells in you (and no, you don't have to "feel" a thing). You can be sure that you have everlasting life. If you believe in him as God in the flesh, you can be sure that he shed his blood for you on the cross. If you believe in Him, you will come to know that Christ alone totally accomplished, totally secured your salvation! Rejoice! And be thankful to him by seeking to glorify Him in all you say and do.

 

Be prepared to fail...frequently. He will use your sins and shortcomings to remind you to put all your trust in Him, and no trust in yourself or your fleeting "feelings." Seek his forgiveness and rest assured that you receive it. Read and trust in his word, the Bible and not your own feelings. Remember,  He alone has covered you and all who believe in him in His very own righteousness. He alone forgives your sins. You are among those He has chosen before the world began to be with Him forever.

 

He has promised that all who believe in him will never be lost, never condemned to hell, and that they can be sure they will be with him someday in heaven...and He can and does keep all his promises! "Truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life." (John 5:24) He is the almighty One! There is nothing beyond his control! He has numbered the hairs on your head! He is truly the sovereign God over all that is seen and unseen!

 

As a Christian, salvation is yours in, by and through Christ. You will rejoice in that more and more throughout life, especially as you come to realize that you are positionally and spiritually "in Christ" and seated with him at the right hand of the Father. "Hath made us alive together with Christ...and raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places IN Christ Jesus." (Ephesians 2:5,6) This realization will become a greater and greater blessing as you struggle on earth with your "conditional and temporary" situation, your sinful nature, which God will use to help you learn the fullness of what Christ has done for you. "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith." (Hebrews 3:1)

 

See what we have to celebrate when we believe. When we believe, it is truly time to celebrate, to be baptized and receive Holy Communion to confirm again and again the gift of faith he has given us! How really Good His Good News is to those who believe! None of this is made up. It's all in the Bible and that's what this website is all about--broadcasting the Gospel or Good News of Christ and showing you where to find it, urging you to seek the comfort of the word of God, which is found throughout the pages of the Bible. --Bro. Jim+
 

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This site is for the comfort of those who believe the truth as it is found in the Bible. If they believe the truth of the word of God, it is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that they do so. No one can believe the truth of the Gospel message unless the Holy Spirit has given them a new birth spiritually. (John 3)

What is that truth? It's that, if you truly believe that Christ is exactly who he says he is, you know that he did nothing less than absolutely SECURE, even GUARANTEE your salvation when he shed his blood and died upon the cross. Why would I believe such a wonderful thing? Only because Christ promised it! Since I believe in Christ as Lord and Savior and God in the flesh, if I were to believe anything less than the fact that Christ died to secure my everlasting life with him in heaven, I would be calling him a liar and believing a false Gospel! Need proof? Read the words of Christ himself:

John 6:47 He who believes in me has everlasting life.  

John 5:24 Truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life.

John 3:14,15  Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

John 6:28-29 Then, they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?"  Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent."

John 11:25-26 I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

John 10:28-30 I give them eternal life and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.

John 14:3 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Please, read these verses in the context of the scriptures that surround them and you will see, this is the true Gospel promise!

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Another brief explanation of the Gospel using two verses

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

For by grace you are saved...

We are all born into this world dead in our sins and helpless to do anything about it. (Ephesians 2:1) We are saved only by the grace of God (Grace is God's favor, which we can never deserve or merit in anyway. See Romans 11:6.)  The most wonderful way God has shown this grace toward us, was by sending his only Son, Jesus the Christ to die on the cross for all those he had chosen, before the world began, to believe in him. (Ephesians 1:4)

His Son, Jesus the Christ, God in the flesh, lived a sinless and perfect life on this earth. He was the first man to ever do so. As a perfect man and as God in the flesh, Christ alone qualified to serve as the unblemished sacrificial lamb for all our sins. He was able to take upon himself the guilt and sins of all those chosen for everlasting life and serve as their substitute on the cross. He endured the total punishment that we deserved from a just God for our sins, and in this way, he secured everlasting life for all those he has chosen to believe in him. (1 Peter 2:24)

...through faith

By the power of the Holy Spirit, God gives us the gift of faith to believe in Christ and what he alone has done for us--the Gospel of our salvation. (Ephesians 1:13,14) We are born again spiritually, and we now believe in Jesus for who he is--our Lord and Savior, God in the flesh! His Holy Spirit leads us to repent of our sins and guides us into all truth. We know that Christ alone has done all that is necessary to secure our salvation. Christ has transferred his own righteousness to us! We know that we will be with him always. When we sin, he will bring us back, by the power of his Holy Spirit, to repent of that sin. He will never lose us. We rejoice!

...and this is not from you, it is a gift from God.

Neither the grace nor the faith come from us, but from God alone. They are gifts and there is no other way that we can believe in Christ until the Holy Spirit brings us to life by giving us the gift of faith to believe in Christ and all he has done for us. There is nothing we can do or say to make this happen. But as Christ himself told his disciples, God will give the Holy Spirit to all who ask him. This is a desire you would not have unless Christ had chosen you to everlasting life. If you have such a desire, you can rest assured it is the work of the Holy Spirit upon your heart. (Luke 11:13)

...it is not from works, so no one may boast.

There is absolutely nothing we can do or say that will in anyway result in our salvation. It is completely the work of God, through his only Son, Jesus the Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. That is why we say we rejoice and seek to glorify God for his mercy towards us. (Romans 15:9). All this is more than ample reason to say that we are save by "Christ alone."

If you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, as God in the flesh, you will also believe what the Bible plainly tells us: Christ absolutely and totally saved you when he shed his blood on the cross. He won heaven for you!  He left nothing undone. He completed all the work he was sent here to do and that work was for you. He fully accomplished that work for you. Put your trust in him alone and put no trust in yourself or man-made teachings. Read the Bible and be assured that you will complete the course he has planned for you and place all your concerns upon him. He is strong. He is faithful. He is true. "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me."  (John 14:6)

I grew up and remained a Roman Catholic for the better part of 40 years, and while I knew most of the church’s teachings, I didn’t realize how many of those teachings were so unbiblical–even opposed to God’s word, until I was asked to teach them to kids (even my own kids!). Click here for some specifics.   

 

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What is the Gospel?

It is the promise of God to save those he has chosen for everlasting life by the atoning death and the imputed righteousness of his only Son, Jesus the Christ. (Another way to say this is: Christ died to absolutely secure the salvation of all those who come to believe in him as Lord and Savior, as God in the flesh. Another way to say it: put all your trust in Jesus and what he did for you! Put no trust in yourself!)

What does that mean?

It means that God, even before he created the world, chose certain people to believe in him and be with him forever in heaven. He sent his only Son, as God in the flesh, to die in their place, taking upon himself their sin. Jesus the Christ was the sinless, perfect "lamb of God" who alone could die and make the one and only sacrifice to fully atone for all their sins and suffer all the punishment due for those sins. By voluntarily dying in their place, Christ gave them eternal forgiveness and transferred (imputed) to them his own righteousness. It is only because of Christ and the work he alone did on their behalf that they are guaranteed to be with him forever in heaven.

For whom did Christ die?

For his elect or chosen ones. They are all those who believe in him and what he has done for them. He is their Lord and Savior, he is God in the flesh and he alone has secured their salvation.

How do they come to believe in him and what he did for them?

They are “born again” spiritually or “regenerated” by the power of the Holy Spirit who gives them new life to believe in Christ and what he did for them (the Good News or Gospel), repent of their sins and put their trust in him alone for their salvation.

What does Christ command of those who believe in him?

He gives them the power (through his Holy Spirit) to love God and to love others as he has loved them.

He gives them the power to forgive others when they sin against them and to know that he forgives their own sins.

He gathers them together as one body, as his church on earth, to preach his Gospel and worship him in spirit and in truth. (All such worship is based on his word of God, the Bible, which allows them to truly worship Christ in spirit and in truth.)

He gives them the desire to be baptized, immersed in water, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit as a public testimony that they believe in him and what he did for them.

He gives them the joy to rejoice in all that he has done for them and the eternal life he has won for them by celebrating the Supper he left them, all the baptized regularly partaking together unleavened bread and wine. In this way they are to mark his everlasting covenant with them and mysteriously (unexplainably) receive his body and blood, which he promised them as his covenant sign that they are one body with and in him until he returns in glory. In this way, He constantly confirms them in the grace He is pouring out upon them in ways both seen and unseen.

Will any of this help get them to heaven?

No. Jesus has already won them a place in heaven and has promised to prepare it for them. All the above is to remind them that they are members of his Kingdom and that throughout their short journey here on earth they are covered and protected by the righteous blood that he shed for them. They are not to fear or worry, for he has promised to be with them and to make each one fruitful in sharing his love. All the while, he is preparing them for their heavenly home. As long as they are here on earth, they desire to obey him to show their gratefulness to Christ for his gift of eternal life. They know they are saved by him alone. Through the gift of faith he has given them, they take comfort in his promise that he will lose none of them. They know, from the Bible, that Christ clothes them in his own righteousness and it is that righteousness, his righteousness alone, that delivers them safely to heaven to be with him. They simply seek to glorify Jesus, to bring honor to his name in all they say and do, though they realize that they are but a poor reflection of their Savior and all their works are but filthy rags. They are humble and grateful souls, his adopted sons and daughters, saints in the world, who are glad to be used of God to draw others to him.

Do they have an easier life because of Christ?

They undergo and encounter all the same problems that anyone does in a lifetime. They are still sinners, but they seek to fight their sin, and are aided by the power of the Holy Spirit who dwells within all who believe in Christ. While they sin and fail Christ daily, the Holy Spirit continually brings them to repentance and reminds them that Christ forgives them and is with them through all of life's problems. But it is not all about their sins and their attempts to overcome them. It is about Christ and what he has done for them. He has overcome every sin and temptation, so that they will have everlasting life with him. That's why the Holy Spirit teaches them to put no trust in themselves, but in Christ. God uses their trials to build their trust in him, correct them, and at times, to show them that they are truly aliens in their journey here on earth, their home is elsewhere. Nevertheless, he gives them a certain peace that surpasses all understanding. It is a peace that reminds them they are here on earth for a short while, and that, thanks to Christ, death is only a passing to eternal life and their real home, which is with him in heaven. As believers, they are covered in Christ's perfect righteousness and they will know real joy when they see Jesus face to face! They will finally be at home with their sovereign Lord and Savior.

How do they view his promised "second coming?"

With great excitement and anticipation. The Lord has told them to spend their lives alert to the fact that he is coming back to earth again. They know his word tells them that he will come again and this time it will be in great power and glory! Jesus will come as he is, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Our High Priest, our Prophet and our King! He will raise the bodies of the dead from their graves, some to everlasting life, others to eternal damnation. The bodies of those chosen for everlasting life will be made perfect and joined with their spirits in the air. The believers still on earth at the time will then follow and join Christ in the air, their bodies also made perfect. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Christ is Lord and Savior! Christ the King will slay the dreaded Antichrist and throw him, the false prophet, and their father Satan and his followers into the lake of fire, and joy will reign in a renewed heaven and earth! All will be made new and Christ shall reign forever! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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What's a BibleCatholic?

The purpose of our Savior’s incarnation, the mission upon which he was sent into this world, the work he came here to perform as Jehovah’s righteous Servant was the saving of his people. He did not come here to make salvation a possibility, but a reality. He did not come here to make his people savable, but to save them. This is the will of the Father he came to perform (John 6:37-40; Heb. 10:1-10). This is the covenant engagement he came to fulfill (Isa. 49:8). This is the Father’s commandment he came to obey (John 10:15-18). --Don Fortner

 

The Jesus that you follow...did he die on the cross to absolutely secure your salvation or did he die to give you the possibility or chance to try to attain your salvation?

 

Did he die to give you a "freewill choice" for your salvation or did he himself choose you and secure your salvation?

 

These are important questions because, as perhaps you can tell, depending on the way you answer, we are talking about two different people and two different Gospels ...while the word of God speaks strictly of just one divine person, who did one wonderful work on the cross for all who believe in him and what it accomplished for them--no less than their salvation--eternal life with him!

 

What does that one Jesus plainly promise?

 

"He who believes in me has everlasting life."

 

These words from Christ form the very cornerstone of the Gospel or Good News. They tell us about him and what he accomplished for all who believe, all who have been given the gift of faith to put their trust in him alone for their salvation.

 

 

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth... (Romans 1:16)

 

THE GOSPEL (in brief):

Christ died to absolutely secure the salvation

of all who come to believe in him

as Lord and Savior as God in the flesh!

 

 

"For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from you, it is the gift of God. It is not from works, so no one may boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)

 

We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone

in Christ alone!

 

This website is intended uppermost to broadcast the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to show how it should impact all that we believe (from baptism to the Mass). It is the Gospel that acknowledges Christ's one, complete sacrifice on our behalf as well as his own promise that his death and resurrection truly mean he has secured eternal life (heaven) for all those who come to believe in him and his every word (in the Bible).

 

 

HE WHO BELIEVES IN ME HAS EVERLASTING LIFE!

(John 6:47)

 

Thou has given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou has given him. (John 17:2)

 

I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou has given me; for they are thine. (John. 17:9)                                         

 

the words of Jesus Christ, Son of God, God in the flesh, our Lord and Savior!

 

Upholding the biblical Gospel of salvation security in Christ and

Christ's promise to give us his very body and blood in Holy Communion.

 

For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)   

The Gospel is about Christ and what he alone accomplished--that is: the sure and certain salvation--of all those who come to believe in him as Lord and Savior, as God in the flesh! It is both sure and certain, not because of us, but because of him! We must give him all the credit and seek no "merit" of our own at all.

In short, the Gospel goes like this: All of us are born dead in our sins, bound for hell and helpless to do anything about it. We are in desperate need of rescue, we need a Savior!

God in his great love, sent his only Son, Jesus the Christ, who lived, died, rose bodily from the grave and ascended into heaven to secure the salvation of all those he has chosen for everlasting life. Who are they? All who come to believe in Christ as Lord and Savior, as God in the flesh!  All who come to trust in the work Jesus did to totally secure their salvation.

Christ didn't come to die for your "possible" salvation. If you're a believer, you have been given a great gift and you can be assured that Christ died to absolutely win the salvation of both your body and your soul! (Read more below.) No one can snatch the salvation he has won for you out of Christ's hands. He says so himselfsee John 10:27-30.

He who believes in me has everlasting life. (John 6:47)

Why won't the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church preach this Gospel to you? Like the Pharisees, most of them have been blinded by the same false teachings that you and I grew up with. They teach that it takes "more" than the gift of faith that God has given you to be saved. They teach that even when you do that "more" that you have no assurance of your salvation. But Christ himself tells us that they are wrong from the start and that we indeed are saved by him through his gift of faith alone. As Christ himself puts it: He who believes in me has everlasting life! (John 6:47) There is only one place you can go for everlasting lifeheaven!

So stop right now trying to trust in yourself to quit sinning. Instead, keep confessing your sins to God and put your whole trust in Christ alone! It is he who covers you in his righteousness. It is because He has so covered you in his own righteousness, that you need not fear death. He is preparing a place for you now in heaven. And to think, you did nothing at all to deserve it! Read the Bible verses that prove this is the Gospel according to the word of God and rejoice, and show your gratefulness by seeking to glorify him in all you say and do.  

If you have put your trust in him as Lord and Savior, you will at least be grateful enough to do as he commanded and be baptized and receive his body and blood (Holy Communion) for the forgiveness of your sins. In other words, see you in church--but not the Roman Catholic Church! Find one that preaches this Gospel. Admittedly, it won't be easy but here's some websites you can visit to start your search click here. You may not find them to be perfect churches but you should find them to preach the correct Gospel and properly administer the sacraments. I'll be posting other alternatives soon. Click here to find out how important it is that the leaders of a church preach the Gospel correctly. -- Bro. Jim

BibleCatholics? Many in this day and age may indeed believe that words such as “bible” and “catholics” are mutually exclusive terms. They should not be. The word of God (the Bible) and the term “catholic” or “universal” should go together like a hand in a glove. For the word of God is indeed universal and the basis for the universal faith we hold. But, I ask painfully, “Who in the world believes the Bible is universal anymore?” Who believes that the Bible is the word of God? Who believes that it is the absolute truth? Sadly, the answer is “few.” We have been “conditioned” to believe otherwise.

So, it should be no wonder that if I were to ask you to give me the Gospel or message of Jesus Christ, few would be able to do so. That’s very sad because, as St. Paul tells us, the gospel is the “power of God” for the salvation of all who believe (Romans 1:16).

This website is dedicated to making very plain what the Gospel of Christ is. It is the message from Christ and about Christ and what he did for all who believe in him. Most of you will be as “shocked” as I was to hear or read the verses of the Bible that clearly prove this (and then you'll rejoice!)

Christ and Christ alone lived, died, rose from the dead and ascended into heaven so you would be certain that, if you believe in him as God in the flesh, your place in heaven is waiting for you. Yes! He has absolutely secured a place in heaven for all who believe in him! You could not believe in him as God in the flesh and your Lord and Savior if he had not given you the gift of faith--the gift to believe in him. (I was a Roman Catholic for more than 40 years and it took me almost that long to get serious about reading the Bible to find out what that gift really meant to me!) Don't wait any longer, give Christ all the credit for your salvation. Don't seek on any "merit" for your own good works. Just seek to glorify him in all you say and do!

Christ died to save you completely—not to offer a true believer any more than the "possibility" of salvation. He did not come to give us a "chance" for salvation—he came to truly save us from the sin we were born in and the sin we continue to commit. He, who was without sin, died in our place to become the one perfect sacrifice to God for everyone of our sins. He has "won" heaven for all of us who come to believe in him. As Christ himself puts it:

He who believes in me has everlasting life. (John 6:47)

I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24)

If you believe in Christ as God in the flesh, as Lord and Savior then he has given you the gift of faith! Therefore, you are "so saved" that he promised that he has gone to heaven to prepare a place for you (read his promise in John 14:1-3). Now, in our gratefulness, thanksgiving and rejoicing for his work on our behalf and his gift of salvation, let us seek to glorify him in all we say and do!

Yes, our sinful nature will continue to fight against the Holy Spirit who dwells in all who believe but the Spirit will have the ultimate victory. Christ has assured us of that. No one will "snatch" us out of his hand. (John 10:28-30)

Check out the "Gospel Verses" to see how the very word of God explains the Gospel. Try "Two Gospels?" to see a side-by-side comparison of a false gospel and the true Gospel. Go to the "Gospel Shockers" to find out the shocking errors this former Roman Catholic learned on the way to knowing the biblical Gospel!  I thank Christ everyday for his Gospel, it has brought the greatest peace I have ever known in my life. That doesn't mean we don't have trials--just that we have the peace of knowing he is there every step of the way--through the good and the bad.

It is my prayer to God that this humble website will be a blessing to you.  May the Holy Spirit use it as an instrument to increase your realization of the salvation Christ has won for you. May you quit wasting any more time in continual doubts about yourself (you don't save yourself--Christ has saved you!) and instead invest your full-time in trusting your Savior!   Find a true church that preaches this Gospel and join in worshiping him as a member of the body of Christ. Pray this prayer for me too! Lord, increase our faith! Sincerely, Brother Jim+

God the Father of mercies, through the death and resurrection of his Son has reconciled all who believe in him and sent the Holy Spirit to live in you and guide you to all truth. Know then, that by the shed blood of Jesus, you are forgiven of all your sins and covered in His own righteousness. Jesus alone has won your forgiveness and He alone will bring you to everlasting life. Go now in thanksgiving, and glorify him, in all you say and do in the name of the (+) Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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