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God’s wants every Christian to earn “The Crown of Rejoicing” (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20) by leading lost people to Christ so they can be saved from having to spend eternity with the devil and his angels in the lake of fire (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; Matthew 25:41). But unsaved people need to hear the Gospel clearly and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day, if they are to be saved (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4 ; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8, 9).

Andrew had the joy of leading his brother Peter to the Lord (John 1:41, 42). Peter, in turn, had the joy of leading thousands of Jews and non-Jews to the Lord (Acts 2:41; 4:4; 10:1-11:18).

Many Christians (perhaps you’re one of them too) would like to have the joy of leading their family, friends, or fellow workers to Christ, and earning the “Crown of Rejoicing” to present to Christ when they see Him at the time of the Rapture of the true Church (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20; 4:13-18; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 4:10). But sadly, many of them don’t know how to do this joyfully or they yield to Satan’s temptation to be timid and fearful (Luke 22:32-34; 56-62; 1 Corinthians 2:3; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 Peter 5:8). Others distort the Gospel message or leave out parts of it (1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 2 Corinthians 11:3, 4, 13-15).

Here are some helpful suggestions from evangelist Dr. Larry Moyer* for us to consider:

People – See Them As God Does. Unsaved people are like sheep without a Shepherd (Matthew 9:36; 14:14). Christ wept over them because of their unbelief (Matthew 23:37-39). We should too.

Obey – Don’t Make Excuses. Negative examples: Moses (Exodus 3:11); Jeremiah (1:6); Jonah (1:3). Positive examples: Isaiah (6:8), Peter (Acts 2:14 ff); Paul (2 Timothy 2:8-10)

Pray – For open doors (Revelation 3:8; 1 Corinthians 16:9) and for more workers (Matthew 9:37; Ephesians 4:11). Don’t expect the “professionals” alone to do this work. (See Acts 1:8.)

Contact – People Are All Around Us. In our neighborhood, in the marketplace, and workplace (John 4:35). Songs to sing: “Rescue The Perishing” (Jude 1:23), “Give Me A Passion For Souls”

Be Bold – Not Timid. Satan’s desire (Luke 22:32-34; 1 Peter 5:8; See Ephesians 6:17). Go forth in God’s strength (1 John 4:4; Philippians 4:13; Acts 4:13, 29, 31).

The Gospel – Share It Clearly. Friend, You have sinned. But Christ died for sinners and rose again [bodily]. Trust Him alone and He will save you eternally. Do it now!”**

Conclusion: God is glorified through the salvation of unbelievers (Luke 19:10) and when Christians grow spiritually and bear much spiritual fruit (John 15:8). He also wants all of His children to be F.A.T.F.R.E.E: Faithful, Available, Teachable, Flexible, Resilient, Evangelistic, and Enthusiastic. If you’re a believer, will you let God live out His life through your life (Galatians 2:20)? What actions does God want you to take now? (Read James 1:22; 4:17.)

*Portions taken and adapted from Dr. Larry Moyer’s book, “How-To Book On Personal Evangelism,” Chapter 1, Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, MI

**Taken from Dr. Manfred Kober – Do We Really Know The Gospel? https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

Dr. Ron Shea – The Clear Gospel – http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/English/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

For additional help, go to www.kelseypeach.com

Just prior to his being crucified upside down (according to tradition), the Apostle Peter wrote these words to some persecuted Christians: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense [an answer] to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;” (1 Peter 3:15 NKJV).

Many people today are living in fear, frustration, and without adequate finances. They lack hope as they watch the news and hear about so many tragic things happening all around the world. To such people, every “professing Christian,” who has made Christ the Master of his/her life, can/should be prepared to provide Biblical answers to those who would like a ray of hope to go on in life. Can you answer these questions and back it up with Scripture?

What is the next major event on God’s calendar and what is preventing it from taking place? How does or should this event affect your daily life? What three things must be in place before the “Seven Years of Tribulation” begin? Were the 10 Plagues in Egypt real? What about the 21 Judgments mentioned in the Book of Revelation? What do the four horsemen of the Apocalypse represent? When, where, and how will the “Russian Bear” die? Who is killed at this time and then brought back to life? Will China dominate the whole world? How many people will die during the Tribulation? Why must the days be shortened to 16 hour days? Who are the 144,000 and what will they do? Who are “the least of these My brethren”? What’s wrong with the “social justice gospel”? When will Satan know that his time is short? What will he do to try to exterminate the Jews? How and where will God preserve a Jewish remnant? When is the “the time of Jacob’s trouble” and why is it so devastating? Where is Armageddon and what takes place there? Who is cast into the lake of fire at this time? How long will Christ’s kingdom last? What characterizes it? When and why is Satan released from the sides of the abyss and what will he do? When does God create the new heavens and earth? What determines a person’s eternal destiny? Are you absolutely sure that you will go to heaven the moment you die? Why should God let you into His heaven? If you believe you’re saved, is there anything you could do or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what?

Having Biblical answers to these and other questions won’t save anyone but it may give you an opportunity to share with lost people the Good News that Christ died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day. Any and all who place their faith and trust in Him alone, apart from their good works, will be saved.

If, after you have made an honest effort to answer the above questions, you still can’t find the answers, we invite you to contact us at out website: www.kelseypeach.com. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change if necessary. Ask about our FREE “Seven Dispensations Chart.”

For additional help, consider these:

“Bad News & Good News” https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

“Do We Really Know The Gospel?” https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

“Salvation – What’s It All About?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oVxcF5yWko&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0iOpm6-3KfDiZTSZVbwwEdpMmaqWm_W5eanm5vi5EIBpt2uOjwA9fAtTU

What about them? I’ve been asked this question on several occasions. Without hearing and believing in/on the Christ of the Scriptures, Who died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day, people will end up in the lake of fire forever. It’s a real place to which people will go (Matthew 25:41, 46; Mark 9:42-48; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8). But no human being needs to go there.

Anyone can look around at nature and come to the realization that there must be a God who is all powerful. There is no excuse for unbelief (Romans 1:20). The Psalmist wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard” (Psalm 19:1-3). Even a blind man can feel the warmth of the sun or smell the fragrance of a flower.

God, Who is omnipotent and all knowing, can see to it than anyone (Jewish or not) who truly desires to know more about Him can/will receive the Good News concerning Christ that is the power of God unto his/her salvation (Romans 1:16, 17; 10:9-17). It might be through a radio or TV broadcast, a missionary, or a clear Gospel tract. It is God’s desirous will that all men and women, boys and girls be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4).

Why don’t people come to the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved? “He who believes in Him [the Lord Jesus Christ] is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name [person and work] of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:18, 19). What about you? What do you really love?

When a person chooses to worship and exalt the creature (man) rather than the Creator, God often gives him/her up to uncleanness, to vile passions, and to a debased mind (Read carefully Romans 1:20-32). This kind of behavior is seen all around us today as the Scriptures predicted (1 Timothy 4:1 ff; 2 Timothy 3:1ff; 2 Peter 2:1 ff; Jude 1). What about rulers and politicians, who usually come from the basest of mankind (Daniel 4:17. 25)? We are supposed to pray for them too (1 Timothy 2:1-4).

The ultimate expression of humanism will be on display when the “Man of Lawlessness” (the Antichrist) gains total domination over the whole world during the middle of the “Seven Years of Tribulation” (Revelation 13:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; Daniel 9:27; 11:36). He will be empowered by the devil and have an assistant (the false prophet) with equal power and authority.

A former Belgian Prime Minister, Paul-Henri Spaak, who was one of the founding fathers of the European Union spoke ‘prophetically’ into the current climate surrounding the EU and the economic chaos. The prospect is chillingly real.”We do not want another committee, we have too many already.  What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all people, and to lift us out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and be he god or devil, we will receive him.”

Whether you want to believe it or not, we seem to be on the verge of a great transformation (“The Great Reset” [1]) that the rich and powerful people of the world are pushing at this very moment. Mankind, as a whole, doesn’t want God to rule over them. The Psalmist wrote, “Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us’” (Psalm 2:1-3). May we suggest that you read the entire Psalm and heed the advice lest you be crushed with a rod of iron? (Read also Revelation 2:27; 12:5; 19:15).

If you’ve never placed your faith and trust in Christ alone as your personal Savior, why not do so now? We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change if necessary (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). If this article has helped you, we’d like to hear from you and ask you to SHARE it with others. We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

[1] “The Great Reset” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIl9gmlhPY0&feature=emb_logo

John 14:6; Acts 4:12

Imagine there’s no heaven / It’s easy if you try / No hell below us / Above us only sky / Imagine all the people / Living for today… Aha-ah…” – John Lennon (Please read what Jesus said in Luke 16:19-31 to discover what J. L. may be thinking now that he is dead and the warning he may be wishing he could send back to lost unbelievers on earth.)

I don’t know about you, but I choose to believe what Jesus said about heaven and hell (John 14:1-6; Matthew 25:41 46; See Revelation 21:8). I don’t want to end up with the devil and his angels/demons in the lake of fire to suffer forever and I don’t want that to happen to you either. You might ask, “What do I need to do to be saved from hell and gain heaven (Acts 16:31)? Can I be sure?

What have you heard in church, on the radio, or TV? Pray. Confess all the sins you’ve ever committed in your life. Stop sinning. Repent and make Jesus the Lord and Master of your life. Believe and do good works. Say the sinner’s prayer. Come forward and confess Christ publicly. Repent and be baptized. Deny yourself and take up your cross. Follow Jesus. Ask Jesus to forgive you, etc.  [1] Beware of false teachers ( 2 Corinthians 11:3:3, 4, 13-15; 2 Peter 2:1 ff; Jude 1:8-13). [2]

Are you confused? I used to be until someone shared the truth from God’s Word with me and God the Holy Spirit illuminated my mind to it (1 Corinthians 2:10, 11; 1 John 2:20, 27). “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32; 14:6; 17:17).

The “Gospel” for our salvation is the same for Jews and non-Jews (Romans 1:16). It is that Christ died for our sins…, was buried for three days and nights, and then rose again bodily from the grave on the third day… (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; See Luke 24:33-43; Romans 10:9-13).

Merely knowing and agreeing with these facts of the Gospel won’t save anyone. We must believe – transfer our faith and trust from ourselves and our good works over to the Lord Jesus Christ alone if we are to be saved. We aren’t saved by our good works or by our faith plus our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5).

Questions: Are you absolutely sure that you will go to heaven the moment you die? Why should God let you into His heaven? If you believe that you are saved, is there anything you could do or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what would it be?

Help. We’re here to assist you and others if you want additional information. We want you to be assured of your salvation so you can share what you have with others (Romans 8:16; 1 John 5:11-13; Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. Please SHARE this with others who could benefit from this information.

Portions of this article were taken from : https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/another-way-of-salvation/

[1] Dr. Ron Shea Clear Gospel”  (Note the confusing conditions for salvation on page 2.)

[2] Lordship Salvation: Dr. Andy Woods

https://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2011/03/what-is-wrong-with-lordship-salvation.html

George Zeller, http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/salvatio/lordshrq.pdf

For your additional consideration:

Repentance: https://voice.dts.edu/review/g-michael-cocoris-repentance/

Dr. Manfred Kober Do We Really Know The Gospel?”  (Are you proclaiming a false gospel?)

Which Jesus Saves? https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/which-jesus-saves/

“Bad News & Good News” – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Listen Up! When one of God’s prophets [1] spoke, the people needed to pay attention to what he had to say. “The word of the Lord came again to me [the Prophet Ezekiel], saying: ‘Son of man, when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it, and cut off man and beast from it. Even if these three [righteous] men, Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, they would only deliver themselves by their righteous,’ says the LORD God” (Ezekiel 14:12-14 NKJV; See Genesis 18:22-33; 2 Peter 2:6-8).

Who? In this context God was about to judge His chosen people, the idolatrous Jews (See Exodus 20:1-6), and send them into captivity to suffer for 70 years at the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar and the cruel Babylonians (Jeremiah 25:11, 12; 29:10; Daniel 1:1, 2; 9:2; See Isaiah 28:11; 1 Corinthians 14:21). Later, during the reign of King Cyrus of Medo-Persia (current day Iran), the Jews were allowed to return to the land that God promised to give to them (Genesis 15:18-21; See Romans 4:13) so they could rebuild their Temple and the walls around Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 36:22, 23). But not all of the Jews went back to their land (Ezra 2; See Book of Esther).

The United States. Are we, as a nation, headed for destruction and about to lose our freedom because of our worshipping “American idols” or things (homes, automobiles, bank accounts, etc) rather than the true and living God? These Jews were sacrificing their babies in the fire to the pagan god Molech (2 Kings 23:10). What about the millions of abortions that have taken place in our country? Is this not an abomination to God? See Jeremiah 32:35.

God’s Judgment. Is God about to bring us down as He did other nations? Why isn’t the United States mentioned in Bible prophecy? We need to know that it is God Who sets up kings (rulers) and nations and also brings them down according to His plan (Acts 13:21, 22; Ephesians 1:11; See Daniel 2). He is the one who determines the boundaries of nations (Acts 17:26). He often allows the basest of men to rule over others (Daniel 4:17, 25, 34-37). Consider many politicians. But God has also been gracious to save those rulers who place their faith and trust in Him alone as King Nebuchadnezzar did (See 1 Corinthians 1:26-29; Proverbs 21:1). Contrast him with Pharaoh, King in Egypt (Exodus 8:15, 32; Romans 9:7).

Our Duty. The Apostle Paul wrote: “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4; See Romans 11:2). When was the last time you communicated with God this way?

Time. God is also the one who determines the number of our days here on earth. They are like a vapor that appears for a little time and then they’re gone (James 4:14). We all have “potential years” and “actual years.” Sin (lawless behavior) can result in God’s children being chastened (Hebrews 12:5 ff) or dying prematurely (1 Corinthians 10:6-13; 11:30; James 5:19, 20). Some believers commit the “sin unto death” and we’re told not to pray for them (1 John 5:16). Are you one of then? “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Hebrews 10:31; See Hebrews 12:5 ff). “The [unsaved] wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17). What are you doing with the time and life that God has given to you (Ephesians 5:16; Colossians 4:5)? Are you glorifying Him by making Him known to others (1 Corinthians 10:31)?

Christ’s Work. The Lord Jesus Christ spent about 33 years here on earth. During that time He accomplished all that God the Father planned for Him to do (John 17:4; Hebrews 10:7, 9). Then He died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day. He was seen over a 40 day period of time by over 500 witnesses before He ascended back to heaven where He now sits at God the Father’s right hand until He returns to claim His Bride, the true Church (also referred to as the spiritual “Body of Christ” – 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13; Ephesians 1:20; 5:25-27).

Christ’s Bride. These are the ones whom God the Father has given to God the Son (John 6:37, 44; Revelation 22:17). The true “Church” (not the “apostate church”) will become Christ’s Bride at the time to the Rapture (1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Old Testament believers or those who will be saved during the 7 years of the Tribulation and during Christ’s millennial reign over the earth have a different relationship to God (See Daniel 9:27; 12:1-3; Matthew 24:14; 25:1; Revelation 6:9-11; 7:4-17; 20:1-6; Hebrews 12:22-24 ). We do NOT believe that the Church has replaced Israel (See Romans 11). [2]

Requirement. To become a part of this unique group, the future “Bride of Christ,” you must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, who died for your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). We are saved by God’s grace (unmerited favor) through faith in the Christ of the Scriptures alone (not the Christ of the cults – Mathew 24:5). We are not saved by our good works, or by faith plus our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). [3]

Not Enough. Knowing and agreeing with the facts of the Gospel won’t save anyone (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; James 2:19; See Matthew 7:21-23). A transfer of trust from ourselves and our good works over to Christ alone will result in our being saved from having to spend eternity with the devil and his angels in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41, 46). Where will you spend eternity? Are you sure (1 John 5:13)? If not, seek help immediately!

Baptism. Every true Christian should display his/her faith before other people by being baptized (immersed). Doing this will enable us to have a good conscience toward God (1 Peter 3:21), provide a testimony for others to learn about our sincerity and intent to live in newness of life (Romans 6:4; Acts 8:36), and to demonstrate our obedience to Christ who commanded believers to be baptized (Matthew 28:19, 20). This pictures our death, burial, and resurrection with Christ (Galatians 2:20). If you’ve been saved, have you been baptized? If not, why not now?

New Birth. Only after we have been born spiritually into God’s family and have eternal life (God’s quality of life) can we begin to live a life that pleases God and truly blesses others (John 3:3-8; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 5:11-13; 2 Corinthians 5:9). How does your life measure up to His standards? Are you using your spiritual gift from God with love (1 Peter 4:10; Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:11-16)?

Help. Are you a believer or a non-believer? We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

If this has helped you, we’d like to hear from you. Please SHARE this with others.

[1] God sent many prophets in Old Testament times (Luke 11: 47-51) and in the early days of the church to instruct and/or to warn people who needed to hear what God wanted said. There have been and there are many false prophets and teachers today (2 Peter 2:1 ff; Deuteronomy 18:20-22). God isn’t giving out new revelation/information today (1 Corinthians 13: 8). We have all we need for life and godliness within the 66 Books of the Bible (2 Peter 1:3). After the Rapture of the true Church God will have additional information to dispense to the people on earth through His prophets (Joel 2:28; Revelation 11:3). Study it and apply what you should to your life (2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16, 17; James 1:22). All Scripture is for us, but not all of it is addressed to us (See Titus 1:9). See our “Dispensations Chart.”

[2] Replacement Theology. Dr. Renald Showers http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/reformed/replace.pdf

Dr. David Reagan http://www.lamblion.us/2013/12/the-evil-of-replacement-theology_27.html

[3] Lordship Salvation:Dr. Andy Woods

https://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2011/03/what-is-wrong-with-lordship-salvation.html

George Zeller, http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/salvatio/lordshrq.pdf

For your additional consideration:

“Worthless Prayers” – https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2018/08/05/worthless-prayers/

Dr. Manfred Kober, Do We Really Know The Gospel?”  (Are you proclaiming a false gospel?)

Dr. Ron Shea, Clear Gospel”  (Note the confusing conditions for salvation on page 2.)

Bible Study Book Marker. It’s FREE. Ask how you can get one.

Do you profess to be a Christian but act like God doesn’t exist. Are you a “practical atheist”? Suppose, after listening to you talk and observing your walk in life, someone were to ask you these questions about your faith, what would you say? Are you absolutely (100%) sure that if you died today you’d go to heaven immediately? Why should God let you into His heaven? Is there anything you could do, or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what would it be? Please think about them carefully and be ready to give an honest answer to anyone who might ask you these questions (1 Peter 3:15). Furthermore, if you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Sadly, many Christians have doubts about their salvation (deliverance from hell to heaven). Are you one of them? Many people believe that they have to go to Purgatory for awhile before they can go to heaven. In other words, they can’t go through the front door but only through the back door. Others think it’s very presumptuous for anyone to say that he knows for sure that he will go to heaven the moment he dies. What are your thoughts about this? We’d like to hear from you.

Why do so many people lack assurance of their salvation? Dr. Larry Moyer, in his book entitled, “How To Book On Personal Evangelism” suggests several reasons for this. [1]

First, he writes, there are those who have never understood the Gospel. Or perhaps they struggle with the fact that salvation is freely offered to all mankind (John 3:16; 1 John 2:2). There are no “good works” that a person needs to do to be saved. It’s all of grace – unmerited favor from God (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). What is the Gospel that leads to salvation? Jesus Christ, the God-man, Who never sinned (Hebrews 4:15), died in our place for our sins to pay the debt that we owed to God. His bodily resurrection from the dead assures us that God the Father was satisfied with His payment for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 4:25; 6:23). The only thing that a person must do is to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, who died for his/her sins…and rose again bodily from the grave, and he/she will be saved” (Acts 16:31). The word “believe” is used almost 100 times in the Gospel of John as the only condition for us to be saved.

Most people think that good works or faith plus good works are the means of our salvation. When asked, “Why should God let you into His heaven,” some can be heard to say, “I try to live by the 10 commandments and do good works. Furthermore, I’m not as bad as some people I know.” They miss the fact that salvation is granted only to those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Unbelievers can’t have a Biblical assurance of salvation. But the devil will try to convince them that they don’t need God and are OK without Him (2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 John 5:19).

Second, there are people who fail to realize that God’s gift is called eternal life” and involves eternal security” (John 3:16, 18, 36; 5:24; 10:28, 29). It isn’t something that God takes away from a Christian just because he/she is disobedient periodically to his/her heavenly Father (1 John 3:9, 10). Furthermore, “…the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29). Having “eternal life” (God’s quality of life) right now should cause true Christians to want to live a holy (pure) life that pleases God and be devoted fully to Him (1 Peter 1:16; 3:15; Romans 12:1, 2). The Apostle Paul wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). Christians who live carnally (1 Corinthians 3:1 ff; Galatians 5:19-21) in disobedience to their heavenly Father can/should expect to be disciplined/chastened by Him (Hebrews 12:5-11; 1 John 5:16; James 5:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 11:30) without losing their salvation and eternal security. (See John 10:28, 29.)

Illustration. Dr. Moyer tries to illustrate three types of people by drawing three circles. In the first circle, he puts the letter “W”. This refers to those who want to gain entrance into heaven by their good works. Underneath the circle, he puts the words “Unnecessary.” This individual says, “It wasn’t necessary for Jesus Christ to die on the cross for me. I’m not so bad and I can make it on my own.” The second circle has “C+W” in it. Underneath this circle is written the word “Disappointing.” This person believes that Christ paid for some sins, but not for all of them. He/she believes that salvation is a partnership, not a gift. The third circle has a “C” in it. It refers to the fact that Christ alone paid our debt to God by dying for our sins (Romans 6:23). He satisfied God’s outraged holiness against our sin nature and our sins (1 John 2:2). Underneath this circle is the word “Sufficient.”

Third. Dr. Moyer also points out that some people lack assurance of salvation because they have been the victims of false teaching. We need to study God’s Word carefully so we see for ourselves what God said (2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16, 17). We must be careful not to read into the Scriptures what we want it to say. Instead, we should seek to find out what God the Holy Spirit wanted conveyed to us through the human author. Some teachers of the Bible make the “rules for living” and spiritual maturity the conditions for salvation (Example: “Lordship in exchange for salvation.”) [2] Others tell their people that if they don’t pray, love, forgive (and the list goes on and on), they aren’t saved. This becomes very subjective. How could anyone be assured of his/her salvation if such things have been imposed on someone as a condition for salvation? Our good works and service to God and others should be done out of love, not grudgingly out of obligation (Ephesians 2:10; 1 Corinthians 13; Galatians 5:13). Many Christians have never been taught how to study and interpret the Bible. (Ask about our FREE “Dispensations Chart & Bible Study Helps book marker.”)

Fourth. There are some people who seem to have doubts about everything. They have doubts about being loved by their spouses, their children, and their friends. They can’t believe that God could love them and forgive them because of all their past, horrific sins. Perhaps they have been led to believe that they’ve committed an “unforgivable sin.” The Apostle Paul wrote, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Judicial forgiveness (Ephesians 1:7; See Romans 8:1) comes to everyone who believes on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day.

Know So Salvation. Can true believers know for sure that they have “eternal life” as a present possession and that they will spend eternity with God in heaven? Yes, since God’s Word is trustworthy (1 John 5:13; See John 17:17) and God the Holy Spirit will bear witness with the true believer’s spirit that he/she is a genuine child of God (Romas 8:16). One’s lack of assurance also may be due to unconfessed sins. “If we [as Christians should] confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). If a believer wants to be “at ease with God” (abide – John 15:1-8), and enjoy intimate fellowship with God, he/she needs to walk in the light as God is in the light (1 John 1:6, 7).

Help. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. Please let us know if this article has helped you, and then SHARE this with others.

[1] Dr. Larry Moyer, “How-To Book On Personal Evangelism” Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids. MI,1998,pp. 103-115

https://www.cheapestbookprice.com/prices/9780825431791-larry-moyers-how-to-book-on-personal-evangelism

[2] Lordship In Exchange For Salvation: (Must reading)

Dr. Andy Woods, https://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2011/03/what-is-wrong-with-lordship-salvation.html/

Dr. Manfred Kober, http://indefenseofthegospel.blogspot.com/2010/07/lordship-salvation-forgotten-truth-or.html

George Zeller: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/salvatio/lordshrq.pdf

Dr. Manfred Kober, “Do We Really Know The Gospel?” https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

Dr. Ron Shea, “Clear Gospel” http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/English/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

Eternal Security: https://www.gotquestions.org/eternal-security.html

https://bible.org/seriespage/14-assurance-eternal-security

Dr. G. Michael Cocorus, Repentance: The Most Misunderstood Word

https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/repentance-the-most-misunderstood-word-in-the-bible/

*Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

“The Greatest Story Ever Told”

Posted: September 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

One of the things I love to do is to share with people “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” It is “The Good News” concerning Jesus Christ and what He has done for us human beings. God wants all His children to share this story with others while we’re here on earth (Mark 16:15). Our world is filled with bad news. But the worse the bad news gets, the better “The Good News” sounds.

I don’t think that I need to tell you that we are living in perilous times in our own country and all around the world, especially since the Covid19 epidemic and the riots, burning, looting since the death of a black man several months ago (See 1 Timothy 4:1 ff; 2 Timothy 3:1 ff). People everywhere are hurting and are longing for peace on earth. Will it ever come? If so, when and how?

The Bible is quite clear about many things that will happen in the future. Rather than “things falling apart, they are falling into place.” (I have several charts that I’ve prepared for those who might like to know what has been predicted in God’s Word, the Bible. I will have some links below for you to click on and read if you desire to examine them for yourself.) [1]

To really understand and appreciate this information, one needs to be a person who is at “peace with God” (Romans 5:1). This comes to any and all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for his/her sins…and rose again bodily on the third day. Believers can also have the “peace of God” that passes all understanding when certain conditions have been met (Philippians 4:6, 7).

I want my love and compassion for those around me to be like the love that Jesus had as He wept for the people in Jerusalem (Matthew 23:37; See 2 Corinthians 5:14). As I meet people, and as God opens doors for me (Revelation 3:7), I try to find something to say to “break the ice” and begin a conversation with them.

If you’re a true Christian, I want to help you earn the “Crown of Rejoicing” for leading people to Christ for salvation (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20). Allow me to illustrate what I like to do when opportunities come my way.

Recently I came across some young fellows at the gym where I work out. One fellow had a shirt on that identified him with the marines. So I asked him about his shirt. He told me that he had been in the marines for about 12 years. I thanked him for his service to our country. I asked him how old he was and he told me he was 32 years old. I told him that I was happy that he wasn’t killed while he was in the service. I then told him about our son, Bill who was 38 when he died in Japan. [2] Then I gave him a tract about my son and the Gospel message on the back and asked him to read it when he had a few moments.

I also met a couple other younger fellows there. One had a shirt with the name of a college on it. I asked him if he went to that particular college. He told me that he didn’t but he liked the shirt. I asked him his age and then I told him about my son’s death. Then I mentioned to him and his friend that they probably didn’t get up in the morning expecting to die. But I told them that this is a real possibility with any and all of us (Hebrews 9:27). Life is like a vapor that appears for a moment and then vanishes away (James 4:14). So let’s “Treat every day as though it might be our last day on earth.”

After giving them a Gospel tract I’d written, [3] they told me that they both were believers. So I made a couple new friends and got their names and invited them to go to my website for more information that is designed first to help unbelievers become true believers, and then to help Christians grow spiritually (2 Peter 3:18) so they can serve God and others effectively (1 Peter 4:10), and reproduce themselves (Matthew 28:19, 20).

In Dr. Larry Moyer’s book entitled “How-To Book on Personal Evangelism” [4] he writes about the importance and privilege of sharing the Gospel with others rather than thinking of evangelizing others as an unpleasant duty or a chore.

If you’re a Christian, do you ever share the Gospel with others? If so, do you witness to them out of guilt? Or are you amazed that God would even allow you to share the Gospel with others? Are you presenting the Gospel clearly to them or are you confusing them?

Could/would you memorize these two Bible verses and then share them with others as God the Holy Spirit opens doors for you so unbelievers can be saved? “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:31). “Christ died for our sins…and rose again on the third day” (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

Dr. Manfred Kober put it this way – “Friend, you have sinned. But Christ died for sinners and rose again. Trust Him alone and He will save you eternally. Do it now.” [5]

For anyone to be saved, he/she must believe in/on the Christ of the Scriptures alone, apart from his/her good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). The Gospel (Bad News & Good News) which is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16) must include, not only the fact that Christ died for our sins, but also the resurrection of Christ which is often left out by many people, including Christian leaders and teachers.

Without Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:36-43), we have no hope (1 Corinthians 15:17). His bodily resurrection assures believers of the fact that God the Father accepted Christ’s substitutionary death as a sufficient payment for our sins (Romans 4:25; 6:23). It also assures us of the fact that everyone who has died physically will be raised from the dead someday. Our works will be judged to determine our degree of pleasure in the next life if we’re true believers, or our degree of torment we will experience in the lake of fire if we’re an unbeliever (Hebrews 9:27). There are different orders of resurrections in the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:20-26). Believers will spend eternity with God, but unbelievers will spend eternity with the devil and his angels/demons in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41, 46; Revelation 21:8). We don’t want anyone to end up in hell (1 Timothy 2:1-4). Salvation is offered to all mankind (John 3:16; 1 John 2:2).

Are you 100% sure that you will go to heaven the moment you die? Why should God let you into His heaven? Are you depending on any of your good works to help you get there (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5)? If you believe you’re saved, is there anything you could do or fail to do that would cause you to lose your salvation? If so, what would it be? How secure are you? Do you lack assurance?

We are here for those who seek spiritual help and who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

If this article has helped you, please let us know and then SHARE it with others. Remember – The Lord Jesus Christ won’t return for His True Church, the “Body of Christ,” until all whom the Father has given to Him have come to Him and been saved (John 6:37, 44; 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13). If you’re a true Christian, will you do your part in this great effort by sharing the clear Gospel with others? [6]

[1]“The Order Of Coming Events” https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-order-of-coming-events-2/ (See also our “Understanding The Times” chart of our home page.)

[2] “The Death Of Our Son” https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/the-death-of-our-son-2/

[3] “The Bad News & Good News” https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

[4] Dr. Larry Moyer, “How-To Book On Personal Evangelism” Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids. MI,1998, p. 65 ff

[5] Dr. Manfred Kober, “Do We Really Know The Gospel?” https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

[6] Dr. Ron Shea, “Clear Gospel” http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/English/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

Do you ever feel like you are a puppet or a patsy who is being “used” or “controlled” by someone else? Consider the demon possessed girl at Philippi who brought her masters much gain (Acts 16). [1] Some authors claim to have “spirit guides” helping them write their books. Cult leaders and false teachers tell us that they receive new revelation/information from God (See 1 John 4:1-3; 2 Corinthians 11:3, 4, 11-15). [2] Do you ever feel like words are being put in your mouth by someone else? Do they twist your words to mean something other than what you intended for them to mean (2 Peter 3:16)? Do you ever wonder if our politicians are being manipulated and afraid to speak out against all the evil that is going on in our world (Isaiah 5:20; Romans 1:32)? What will happen to them on judgment day (Hebrews 9:27)?

Rulers. What kind of people does God usually allow to become the rulers over others (Daniel 4:17, 25)? What’s going on behind the scene? Is there an unseen “chess game” going on between God and the devil? (See Job 1; 2; Daniel 10; Ephesians 6:12) What is at stake? Is there a remote possibility that the devil could lose a few key players but win the match against God? “Dualism” teaches that there are two opposing forces of equal power called good and evil. Is this Biblical? [3]

The Globalists. Todd Hampson writes, What we’re seeing [today] is a globalist plan to take down America. This plan has been in place for decades and has progressively ramped up the past 12 years to never-before seen levels. There are very real, very well organized, very intentional, very prophesied (if I can use that as a term), very powerful people behind the scenes fomenting division, disorder, lawlessness, and instability in America. Globalists want to take America down because it will implode the world economy and they want to rise to power through order out of chaos. It’s on our dollar bills, it’s in their public speeches, it’s out in the open. They don’t even hide it any more. Please research this for yourself and please prove me wrong. It’s hidden in plain sight. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true. Behind these globalists is an even bigger, more organized puppet master–Satan himself.” [4]

The Devil’s Plan. Since the devil tried but couldn’t get Jesus Christ to bow down and worship him in exchange for the kingdoms of this world over which he rules (Matthew 4:7-10; Ephesians 2:2), he’s going to try to get God’s chosen people, the Jews, to worship him instead. The final attempt will take place after his man of sin, the lawless one, (“Anti-christ”) has signed a “Seven Year Peace Agreement” with them (Daniel 9:27). He promises to provide peace, prosperity, and protection for the Jews from the surrounding enemy nations for the seven years of the Tribulation but breaks his promise after 3 1/2 years.

Killed. This happens when Russia and her allies come against the tiny nation of Israel in the middle of the Tribulation (Ezekiel 38, 39)  The “Man of Sin/Lawlessness” (Anti-christ) will be allowed by God to go to Israel’s defense and destroy Russia. But he himself will be killed in this battle and to the amazement of everyone, he will also be resuscitated back to life. But then, his assistant, the False Prophet makes a bid mistake when he has a statue/image of the Anti-Christ made and placed in the Holy of Holies, in the rebuilt Third Temple. Everyone will be required to bow down to his image and take the “Mark of the Beast” if they want to buy or sell anything. Having learned not to worship idols while they were in Babylon (Daniel 3), the Jews will refuse to bow to the Anti-Christ’s image or take his mark on themselves (Revelation 13).

Petra. In His discourse on the Mount of Olives Jesus warned the Jews who would be alive during this future time to flee, as fast as they can, to the mountains and go to Petra/Sela (Matthew 24:15 ff; Isaiah 16:1). Here God will protect them and provide for them as He did during their wilderness wanderings for 40 years (Nehemiah 9:21). He will also “weed out” the rebellious Jews (through the “Trumpet Judgments”) as He did while they were in the wilderness so that those who endure physically the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7) will be the true believers in the Messiah who was crucified and who died for mankind’s sins…and who rose again bodily on the third day (Matthew 24:13). They, along with Gentile believers who survived the Tribulation, will enter the 1,000 reign of Christ on/over the earth and will repopulate the earth (Matthew 25:1-13, 31-40; Revelation 20; Zechariah 12; 14). The first generation in the millennium will all be saved people.

Rulers. The Old Testament believers will be raised from the dead 75 days after the Tribulation (Daniel 12:12). King David also will be raised from the dead and be the regent on earth under Christ and His Bride, the true Church (Jeremiah 30:9; See Revelation 19:16). Other faithful Old Testament believers will be raised from the dead and will rule over cities on earth (Luke 19:17; See Isaiah 1:26).

Promises. The devil knows that if he can disrupt God’s plan for the ages and keep Him from fulfilling His unconditional promises to the Jews, he can call God an “impotent liar” Who can’t cast him into the lake of fire forever (Matthew 25:41, 46; Revelation 20:10). But God can’t/won’t lie and He will keep all His unconditional promises to the Jews (Titus 1:2; Revelation 1:8; 20:10; See Romans 15:4).

God’s Agenda. The next major event on God’s calendar takes place when Christ keeps His promise to return for those who are true Christians and delivers us from having to go into or through the Seven Year Tribulation on earth (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9; Revelation 3:10). [5] This event is called “The Rapture” (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). It was a mystery in the Old Testament times, but it shouldn’t be mysterious to Christians (Romans 16:25-27). It is sure, sudden, silent, selective, and satisfying. [6]

Questions. Friend, Are you absolutely sure that you will go to heaven the moment you die? If you are, please write us a note and share with us why you believe God should let you into His heaven. Why? Because “Not everyone who says to Me [Jesus], ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21; See John 6:28, 29).

Help. We want to help you have assurance of your salvation (See 1 John 5:13; 2 Peter 1:10). Once you’re truly saved, we want to help you grow spiritually, serve God and others effectively, and reproduce yourself. If you have questions/comments we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. If this article has helped you, please SHARE it with others.

[1] Demon Possessed Or Oppressed? https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2020/05/20/demon-possessed-or-oppressed/

[2] Spirit Guides: https://www.gotquestions.org/spirit-guides.html

[3] Dualism: https://www.gotquestions.org/dualism.html

[4] Todd Hampson: https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=4209

Nationalism v Globalism: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/nationalism-v-globalism/

[5] True Christians, How To Become One Of Them “Bad News – Good News”

https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

[6] Rapture and Coming Events:

https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/the-order-of-coming-events-part-1/

https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/the-order-of-coming-events-part-2/

https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-order-of-coming-events-2/

https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-order-of-coming-events/

Recommended Reading:

Dr. Renald Showers “What On Earth Is God Doing?” https://store.foi.org/p-134-what-on-earth-is-god-doing.aspx

Marcia Montenegro: “What Is A Spirit Guide?” http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_Spirit%20Guide.aspx

 

Why are we currently experiencing such perilous times all around the world (2 Timothy 3:1-5)? Is something earth changing about to take place? What does the future look like? Does God’s Word give us any clues? We believe that we can learn much from the Scriptures if we are teachable and willing to change when we are exposed to the truth (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).

Most people want to live peaceable and quiet lives. But most people today aren’t enjoying this kind of a life. Why? Could part of our problem be because we, as Christians, don’t/won’t pray (worship God correctly – John 4:24), supplicate (cry out to God for help – James 5:16), intercede (for or against people – Romans 11:2), and give thanks to God for all men and for those who are in positions of authority (See Daniel 4:17, 25; Proverbs 21:1)? Could another reason be because we, as Christians, don’t witness to lost people (Acts 1:8) and share the Gospel clearly with them and invite them to trust in Christ alone to save them? Maybe we’re like Jonah who didn’t want to witness to the Ninevites.

God desires that all human beings be saved from eternal condemnation (John 3:16) and that we come to the knowledge of the truth as it is set forth in His Word, the Bible (1 Timothy 2:1-4). But how can people be saved unless they hear and believe the clear Gospel that Christ died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:16, 17; 10:14-16)? Most people won’t be saved because they love darkness rather than light (John 3:18, 19).  This is why The wicked [all unbelievers] shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17; 2:1-12; Matthew 25:41, 46).

If you’re a true Christian, have you, like Jonah, ever wished that God would give you a different assignment, and live in another time or in another place? Would you like to go back to the “care free days” of yesteryear? Maybe you had a happy childhood and wish you could go back to those days. Perhaps you, like countless others, have unhappy, painful memories of growing up in the home you did, and you don’t like to think about the awful things that happened to you, or the cruelty you experienced at your parent’s hands or from others. If He has saved you, please don’t let these or other things keep you from doing God’s will for your life.

Did you know that God planned for you to be alive at this time? Being omniscient (Isaiah 46:10; John 2:24, 25), He knows everything about you, and even knew who your parents would be (Psalm 139). He’s allowed you to experience the things you have, and He would like for you to fulfill the important role that He has given to you. (See Romans 9:17 to learn about a wicked Pharaoh.)

If you are a true Christian, He has given you a special enablement (gift) to do His desirous will (1 Peter 4:10). He wants you to use it with love (Galatians 5:13; 1 Corinthians 13). Pause – Do you know what your gift is? Are you using it with love? (Contact us if you’d like to learn more about “spiritual gifts.”)

Your role in life may not be as a king like David, or a queen like Esther, or a prophet like Elijah, or a disciple like Peter, but He has specific things He wants you to do (Ephesians 2:10) so that others can learn about the living and true God (John 17:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:9). This is what the glory of God is all about (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Rather than griping and groaning like the children of Israel did in the wilderness, who paid a terrible price for such lawless behavior (1 Corinthians 10:1-13), God wants us Christians to learn from them by way of negative example. Did you know that He wants every Christian to give thanks “in every situation” (1 Thessalonians 5:18), “for all things” apart from sin (Ephesians 5:20), and “for all men” (1 Timothy 2:1)? This is His desirous will for every Christian.

Maybe you’ve seen those buttons that say, “PBPGINFWMY.” It means, “Please be patient. God is not finished with me yet.” Sometimes non-believers expect those who become Christians to immediately become perfect “saints” who never sin any more. That’s not true. (See Romans 12:1, 2.) Even tough we receive a new nature from God (2 Peter 1:3, 4; See John 3:3-7), we still sin (act lawlessly) periodically. But we don’t have to sin (1 John 2:1 ff; See 1 Corinthians 10:13). Within the pages of the Scriptures we have everything we need for life and godliness.

The problem is, most Christians either aren’t taught properly (1 Timothy 1:7; Acts 20:27), or they don’t rely on God the Holy Spirit to keep the “New Commandment” (John 13:34, 35; Philippians 2:13; 4:13) that Christ gave to New Testament believers. The best that an Old Testament believer could do was to love his neighbor as himself (Leviticus 19:18; James 2:8). We (New Testament believers) are supposed to love other believers as Christ loved us.

This kind of “agape” love is produced in the lives of “Spirit filled” believers (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:22). We are responsible to direct the “Fruit of the Sprit” toward the right objects, at the right time, and for the right reasons. It must not be directed toward the present, diabolical world system that was devised by the devil, in the days of Cain, to control certain aspects of man’s sinful nature (1 John 2:15-17; See Luke 11:50, 51; Genesis 4:16-24). We must use the world system, but we aren’t to abuse it (1 Corinthians 7:31). We show our love for God by loving His children. (See 1 John 3:16, 17; Galatians 6:10.)

God has a different set of “House Rules” (Dispensations) for Christians which weren’t given to other people in times before Christ’s death and resurrection. (See our “Understanding the Times Dispensations Chart” on our website to discover where these rules can be found in the Scriptures.)

Believe it or not, we may be coming to the end of this “Dispensation of Grace” in which we now live and to the end of our Constitutional Republic with all of the freedoms we’ve enjoyed for several hundreds of years. We may be on the verge of man’s “New World Order” (the rule of the Anti-christ) that was predicted in the Scriptures (Daniel 2:40-45; 9:24-27).

Thankfully, his rule during the Tribulation won’t last for more than 7 years. Otherwise no flesh on earth would survive (Matthew 24:22). As is, over ½ of the world’s population will die during this unprecedented time in human history (Revelation 6:8; 9:15). Where will you be when all these things happen? Are you sure or are you being deceived and lulled to sleep by the devil (1 John 5:19; See Proverbs 14:12)?

If you’ve never done so before, Believe on the Lord Jesus Chris alone, who died for all your sins…and rose again bodily on the third day. If you do this, you will be saved eternally. So do it now! (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Then get involved in doing the “good works” that God wants you to do while you’re here on earth (Ephesians 2:10). Get involved in worshipping God in spirit and truth, supplicating for yourself and others, and interceding for the righteous or against evil doers, and giving thanks to God for causing you to be alive at this time in human history (1 Timothy 2:1-4). Share the Gospel clearly to the lost as you are being led by God the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14).  Use your spiritual gift to edify other believers (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

We’re here to help you and others if you are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). If you have questions/comments, we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. If you have found this information to be helpful, please let us know and then SHARE it with others.

For additional information, consider –

Which Jesus Saves? https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/which-jesus-saves/

Dr. Ron Shea, Clear Gospel: (Consider some confusing/false conditions for salvation)

http://www.cleargospel.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/English/English-Display-Pkg-2014.pdf

Dr. Manfred Kober: Do We Really Know The Gospel? (24 word presentation)

https://faith.edu/faith-news/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

Professor David Spurbeck: The Gospel Checker

http://bartimaeus.us/pub_dom/monographs.html

Dr. Andy Woods, Lordship Salvation:  https://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2011/03/what-is-wrong-with-lordship-salvation.html

Dr. G. Michael Cocorus, Repentance: The Most Misunderstood Word

https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/02/28/repentance-the-most-misunderstood-word-in-the-bible/

Bad News – Good News” https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Coming Events: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-order-of-coming-events-2/

“Sewing & Reaping?”

Posted: June 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

I hope this title got your attention. No, we’re not “sewing.” But are we “sowing the wind, and reaping the whirlwind?” This concept comes from the Bible (Hosea 8:7; See Galatians 6:7, 8) as it relates to the Jews in the north. They forsook the true and living God and pursued the sensual idols and wicked ways of the heathen people around them. This led to their being taken as captives to a foreign land and scattered among the nations of the world to this day (See Deuteronomy 28:64-68).

But, against the wishes of the devil, there is coming a day (perhaps very soon) when the Jews will be restored as God’s favored nation (Zechariah 12-14). They will receive all the land that God promised to give to them, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River (Genesis 15:18-21). They are not “occupiers” of land that doesn’t belong to them. God is NOT finished with the Jewish nation. (See Romans 11).

We do NOT believe in “replacement theology” or that the Church has replaced Israel. [1] This false teaching will result in the worst holocaust in human history. It’s called “the time of Jacob’s (Israel’s) trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:15 ff). [2] Sadly, most of “Christendom” blames the Jews for the death of Christ. (Note: God holds all men, including you and me, responsible for Christ’s death – Acts 3:12-15; 4:25-28).

Adolph Hitler cited Martin Luther’s derogatory words to justify his attempt to annihilate the Jews. [3] Do you belong to and/or support a “church” or organization that denounces Israel as “occupiers” of a land that doesn’t belong to them? Are you and your church part of the B.D.S. (Boycott, Divest, Sanction Movement against Israel?)  If you’re a true Christian, get out of it (2 Corinthians 6:14; See Revelation 18:4).

Actions have consequences, whether they be good or evil. As He did with Israel, is God allowing wicked people within our boarders or other nations to punish us as a nation because we’ve chased God out of our schools, our homes, and our lives? Are you a “nominal Christian” and/or a “practical” atheist? Maybe you’re an agnostic. I hope you don’t claim to be an atheist. If you do, please read Psalm 14:1 to see what God says about you. Consider what anyone can learn from nature and what happens to ungrateful people (Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:18 ff).

Why is the United States not mentioned in the Scriptures as it pertains to Bible prophecy while many other nations are clearly identified? Could it be destroyed because of our willful defiance of God in spite of His bountiful provisions and blessings upon us? With greater light comes greater responsibilities (Luke 12:48; See James 4:17). The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17; See Psalm 2).

God used the cruel, idol worshipping Babylonians and King Nebuchadnezzar to punish His chosen people, the rebellious Jews from the southern tribes, for 70 years (Jeremiah 25:11, 12). Then God used the Persian (Iranian) King Cyrus, to overthrow the Babylonians and release the Jews so they could return to Israel to rebuild their Temple (Daniel 1:1, 2; Isaiah 44:28; 45:1).

The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes” (Proverbs 21:1). He sets up and takes down rulers of the nations (Daniel 4:17, 25). “And He has made from one blood [man – Adam] every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,” (Acts 17:26). There is only one race – the human race. The different languages and ethnic groups came into existence after the flood in Noah’s day when God scattered the rebels at the tower of Babel (Genesis 10, 11).

Once again, in these last days, wicked men are trying to set up their own “New World Order” without the Lord Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6, 7; See Psalm 2). God will allow them to do this, but He will limit their attempt to 7 years. Otherwise no flesh on earth would survive physically (Matthew 24:22). The Lord will pour out 21 judgments on the wicked people on the earth (Revelation 6-19). They will be like the plagues in Egypt during Moses’ day (Exodus 7 ff; Joshua 24:5). We hope you won’t be here on earth when all this takes place. What exactly do we need to do to be saved from the lake of fire and the Tribulation?

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, who died for your sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

If you’ve been saved, and are a true Christian, keep this in mind if you choose to engage in sinful activities (James 1:12-15). You will grieve God the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30) and you could be chastened severely. “For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons” (Hebrews 12:6-8). “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

We invite you to consider carefully what the Scriptures tell us about the future. [4] Make sure of your own salvation (2 Peter 1:10). [5] Then share the Gospel with others as you are led by God the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14), and as you have opportunities (Galatians 6:10; Revelation 3:8). Treat each day as though it might be your last day on earth or the last day of someone else (James 4:14; Proverbs 27:1).

When “all whom the Father has given to the Son” have come to Him and been saved, Jesus will return for the true Church (not the apostate church – Revelation 17, 18) and make her His bride (John 6:37, 44; Ephesians 5:32; Revelation 21:9; 22:3). Those who will be saved during the seven year Tribulation (Matthew 24:14) and the Millennium will not be part of the “Bride of Christ.”

If you have questions and/or comments, we can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).

[1] https://baptistbulletin.org/the-baptist-bulletin-magazine/replacement-theology/

[2] http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/reformed/replace.pdf

[3] https://www.gotquestions.org/Martin-Luther-anti-semitic.html

[4] The Order of Coming Events: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/the-order-of-coming-events-2/

[5] The Gospel: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2019/04/24/the-bad-news-the-good-news/

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.