Posts Tagged ‘“God’s Plan Of Salvation”’

Many leaders in the world today would like to be “The Ruler of the World.” In a song of yesteryear, Tony Bennet sang, “If I ruled the world, Every day would be the first day of spring, Every heart would have a new song to sing, And we’d sing of the joy every morning would bring. If I ruled the world, Every man would be as free as a bird, Every voice would be a voice to be heard, Take my word we would treasure each day that occurred…” [1] Really?

John Lennon’s song“Imagine,” which is often sung at the Olympic games, proposes that we can get rid of heaven and hell by just imagining them away. This “ain’t going to happen, folks.” [2]

This “Satanically Empowered World Ruler” (Man of Sin – Antichrist) will come to offer world peace (Revelation 6:2-4). But it won’t last very long. Shortly after the 10 kings from the Revived Roman Empire have set him up to rule the world with them, he will wipe out three of them who have second thoughts about him because he apparently has mixed blood (Daniel 2:43; 7:8, 24).

God will allow him to rule over the whole world for seven years before the Lord Jesus Christ destroys him at the end of the 7 year Tribulation (Revelation 19:19-21). The philosophy of humanism will also be destroyed at this time. [3]

The Anti-christ (Man of Sin) is probably alive at this time and waiting in the wings for his “day in the sun.” After the first 3 ½ years he will be killed in war with Russia and her allies who want to take a spoil from the Jews in Israel (Ezekiel 38, 39). But miraculously he will be restored back to life (Revelation 13:3, 4), and will gain total control of the whole world for the last 3 ½ years known as the “Great Tribulation” (Matthew 24:15 ff).

This is why there will be silence in heaven for ½ hour when the 7th Seal Judgment takes place at the middle of the 7 year Tribulation (Revelation 8:1). It will be the first time in human history when a mere man will have complete domination of the whole world.

Sadly, during the seven years of the Tribulation, over ½ of the world’s population will die from the 21 plagues that will come on mankind (Revelation 6:8; 9:15). [4]

By the way, the diabolical globalists want to reduce the world’s population down to about 500 million people [5]. The devil and his agents are ruthless murderers (John 8:44) and are opposed to God and His plan for the ages. Are you familiar with it? If not, ask for more information.

If you’re “not a Christian,” or only a “nominal Christian” instead of a“true Christian,” now is the time for you to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for our sins…and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day” (Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Keep this in mind – We are NOT saved from hell to heaven by our good works, or by our faith PLUS our good works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5).

If you die physically without Him as your personal Savior, you will end up in the lake of fire with the devil and his angels forever (Matthew 25:41, 46; Revelation 21:8). We don’t want that to happen to anyone.

We’re here to assist you if you are teachable and willing to change and grow (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17). We can be reached here or through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

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[1] https://lyricsjonk.com/tony-bennett-if-i-ruled-the-world.html

[2] Ben Shapiro trashes John Lennon’s song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGuYEDEkIP

[3] Humanism – The philosophy that rejects the idea or belief in a supernatural being such as God. This means that humanists class themselves as agnostic or atheist. Humanists have no belief in an afterlife, and so they focus on seeking happiness in this life.
[4] The Order of Coming Events” https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/the-order-of-coming-events/

[5] Georgia Guide Stones – https://grandmageri422.me/2020/07/11/the-georgia-guide-stones-population-control-and-the-coming-antichrist-we-are-so-close-now/

For additional help, here are a few Gospel presentations (audio/video, or illustrated format): https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2022/02/16/gospel-presentations/

Some cultivate the ground; others plant the seeds. Still others may come along and water them. But it is God Who causes dead seeds to come to life and increase (1 Corinthians 3:6). “…Salvation is of the LORD” (Jonah 2:9). All unsaved people are spiritually dead and need eternal life (Ephesians 2:1).

If you’ve been saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ and the Gospel, what have you been doing to spread the Good News concerning Christ’s death for our sins and His bodily resurrection?

Christ needs believers to be His witnesses. Don’t let the devil intimidate you (2 Timothy 1:7; 1 Peter 5:8). God said, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

“For I [the Apostle Paul] am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” (Romans 1:16).

Here are several Gospel presentations, in audio/video format, and illustrated presentations that can be used by God for the salvation (deliverance from hell to heaven) of your unsaved family, friends, and fellow workers: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2022/02/16/gospel-presentations/ Click SHARE.

If you need additional help, contact us here or through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

Unlike the late Elizabeth Taylor who had 8 husbands, this woman wanted just four husbands. First a banker, then a movie star, followed by a clergyman, and finally a funeral director. When asked why, she responded, “One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.” [1]

Some people are very superstitious about the future. And isn’t it amazing what decisions people make, thinking that “somehow things will just work out” if they stay close to the right people? But think about this – God has no grandchildren. We can’t get into heaven based on our parent’s faith.

If we are to be saved from eternal condemnation and enter heaven someday, each of us must personally believe on the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day. We aren’t saved by our good works. (See Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Ephesians 2:8, 9.) Have you been saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ? If not, why not now? [2]

When you enter into a conversation about future events with some people, you discover that some of them have strange and mixed beliefs. Some people get irritated; others are intimidated, and a few panic. But most people give little or no thought to the return of Christ which is mentioned often in the Scriptures and which we believe is imminent. Some scoff at the idea (2 Peter 3:3 ff).

The Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ are not to be confused. Do you know “The Order of Coming Events?” [3] Did you know that over ¼ of the Bible, at the time of its writing, was prophetic in nature? Fulfilled prophecy is one of the main reasons we should study and believe the Bible.

Dr. John F. Walvoord, long-time president of Dallas Theological Seminary, was one of the most prominent evangelical scholars of his generation. He is considered perhaps the world’s foremost interpreter of biblical prophecy. He gave “50 Reasons For A Pretribulational Rapture of the Church” which we would encourage you to read. [4]

If you’re a Christian, God wants you to “Study [the Scriptures carefully – which includes Bible prophecy] to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16. 17). Be ready to give good Biblical answers to those who might ask you about your faith in Christ and His Word (1 Peter 3:15).

Instead of wasting your time watching worthless TV shows, click on the links below to access additional information about “Bible Prophecy.” [5] It could change your life dramatically.

We’re here to help those who are teachable and willing to change. If you have questions and/or comments, we can be reached here or through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

[1] Some material adapted from Charles R. Swindoll’s book, Growing Deep In The Christian Life, Multnomah Press, Portland, OR, c. 1986, pp. 263 ff

[2] Gospel Presentations: https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2022/02/16/gospel-presentations/

[3] The Order Of Coming Events –

[4] Dr. John Walvoord – 50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture Of The Church”

https://bible.org/seriespage/premillennialism-and-tribulation-%E2%80%94-part-ix-conclusion

[5] Contrasting: The Two Comings Of Christ –

https://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/dispensa/dispch13.htm

FREE Bible Study Book Marker & Dispensations Chart –

Drs. Tim LaHaye & Thomas Ice, Charting the End Times: A Visual Guide to Understanding Bible Prophecy, https://www.amazon.com/Charting-End-Times-Understanding-LibraryTM/dp/0736980172/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?crid=3E2TXJVPXT4WH&keywords=tim+lahaye+charing+the+end+times&qid=1645234723&sprefix=tim+lahaye+charing+the+end+times%2Caps%2C131&sr=8-1-fkmr2

This is the Gospel (Good News) that we must believe today to be saved from hell to heaven:

“Christ [the God-man] died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again [bodily] the third day according to the Scriptures…” (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

The means by which we are saved: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ [the God-man], and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:31). Note: We are NOT saved by our good works or by faith plus our good works.

“For by grace [unmerited favor from God] you have been saved through faith [by believing in the Christ of the Scriptures through the Gospel], and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8-10).

It is not enough for us to know and give mental assent to these facts; we must transfer our faith and trust from anyone else or anything else over to the Lord Jesus Christ alone if we are to be saved.

Audio/Video Presentations:

Dr. R. Larry Moyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUe9ZgADBNQ

Dr. J. B. Hixon,

“Good News Plain And Simple” https://www.notbyworks.org/resources/multimedia/details?id=1816619

“Getting The Gospel Wrong” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA9gbZzo8QA

Written Presentations:

“The 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/

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

Gospel Tracts: Ask about them.

What’s Next – Once You’ve Been Saved?

Baptism/Immersion. This is to let other people know that we have placed our faith and trust in Christ alone for our salvation (Acts 8:38). It is a picture of our death, burial, and resurrection with Christ (Galatians 2:20).

Other responsibilities: See our Bible Study Book Marker at www.kelseypeach.com.

Help. If you have questions/comments, contact us here or through our website. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).

The moment a person, whether young or older, places his/her faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, Who died for our sins, was buried, and rose again bodily on the third day, he/she is saved from eternal condemnation(Romans 8:1) and receives eternal life – God’s quality of life (John 3:16; 5:24; 1 John 5:13). There are about 33 wonderful things that take place at the time of one’s salvation. [1]

The body of the believer becomes a temple of God the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19) who indwells every Christian (John 14:17). He begins His ministry of energizing the new believer to engage in the good works that were planned by God for him/her to do (Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 2:13; 4:13). Most new Christians are excited to share their new found faith with others even when persecuted (Acts 4:20; 8:4 ff).

Sadly, as time moves on, and as opposition mounts from the devil and his crowd, or from carnal Christians (1 Corinthians 3:1 ff), he/she becomes intimidated and fearful and backs off from doing this as Timothy did (2 Timothy 1:7). Even maturing Christians periodically succumb to the devil’s temptation to play the role of a coward as it was with the Apostles Peter and Paul (Luke 22:31-33; Acts 18:9, 10; 1 Corinthians 2:3). The “helmet of salvation” must be used to counterattack this temptation (Ephesians 6:17).

Since doing the good works that God planned for a believer to do are related to God’s desirous will, rather than to God’s determinative will, the believer may or may not engage in them (Ephesians 2:10; 1 Peter 4:10). When we know to do good, and don’t do it, it becomes a sin to us (James 4:17). God the Holy Spirit doesn’t lead every Christian the same way (Romans 8:14; John 21:21, 22 – Example: Peter and John).

When a Christian follows the leading of the Holy Spirit, and uses his/her spiritual gift with “agape” love (Galatians 5:13; 1 Corinthians 13), he/she will be rewarded with crowns and praise from the Lord Jesus Christ at the Bema Seat Judgment (1 Corinthians 3:9-15; 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10).

Spiritual fruit will begin to be evident in a believer’s life (John 15:1-8). This fruit could be seen in Christlike character (2 Peter 1:5-8; Galatians 5:22, 23), a life characterized by good works (Colossians 1:10), a faithful witness (1 Corinthians 16:15), a pair of lips that praise God (Hebrews 13:15), and through generous giving of one’s money (Romans 15:28; Philippians 4:17). [2]

Before Christ returns at the Rapture for all New Testament believers as He promised (John 14:1-3), all those whom God the Father has given to the Son (John 6:37, 44), must be saved and made part of the spiritual “Body of Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12, 13), and do some praiseworthy works which will be rewarded at the Bema Seat Judgment (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 4:5). Guardian angels are involved in this too (Hebrews 1:14).

These people may not be saved the first time they hear the Gospel message of Christ’s death and resurrection for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Saul/Paul didn’t believe on Christ when he heard Stephen’s message but he did get saved and was baptized/immersed after his encounter with Him on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians (Acts 7:58; 9:1-18). Some sow the seed of the Gospel, others water it, but God gives the increase and saves people (1 Corinthians 3:5, 6). “Salvation is of the Lord” (Jonah 2:9).

The believer’s receiving crowns and rewards will be based on proper motives for service (1 Corinthians 4:5; 13:1 ff), if they were done in the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:8, 14; Philippians 4:13), if they were in keeping with the Word of God (2 Timothy 2:5), according to the will of God (Acts 21:8-13), and if they were done for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31).

The five crowns that Christians can earn will be cast at Christ’s feet when we meet Him face to face (1 John 3:2). This will be an expression of our appreciation to Him for saving us by His amazing grace (Revelation 4:10).

Every Christian can/should have a part in being a faithful witness for the Lord (Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15), and sharing the Gospel clearly (1 Corinthians 15:1- 4) with lost people so they can be saved (Romans 10:9-17). Don’t get discouraged as the Apostle Paul once did at Corinth (Acts 18:9, 10; 1 Corinthians 2:3).

Even though they are invited, most people won’t come to Christ, the Light of the world (John 8:12), and be saved because they love darkness rather than light (John 3:19). “To [some people] we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to [other people] we are the aroma of life leading to life” (2 Corinthians 2:16). The “Crown of Rejoicing” awaits the believers who have a part in the salvation of others (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20).

Questions: Have you placed your faith and trust in Christ alone and been saved from eternal condemnation (Romans 8:1)? Are you grieving and/or quenching God the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:19)? Is the “Fruit of the Spirit” being produced and evident in your life (Galatians 5:22, 23)? If not, why? Are you directing it properly (See 1 John 2:15-17; 3:16, 17)?

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

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[1] See Dr. L. S. Chafer’s “Systematic Theology” Vol. 3, pp. 234 ff

[2] See Dr. Charles Ryrie’s book, “So Great Salvation” p. 50

Clear Gospel Presentations:

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

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

Dr. R. Larry Moyer video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUe9ZgADBNQ

Dr. J. B. Hixon: “Getting The Gospel Wrong” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA9gbZzo8QA

This Is Your Life was an American reality documentary series  broadcast on NBC radio from 1948 to 1952, and on NBC TV from 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its creator and producer Ralph Edwards. In the program, the host surprised guests and then took them through a retrospective of their lives in front of an audience, including appearances by colleagues, friends, and family. 

Some guests didn’t want to go on the program and have their lives exposed to the public. Of course, the positive, good side of a person’s life was what was usually presented.

But suppose your entire life, with all the good, the bad, and the ugly, were put into a documentary for all the world to see. What if all your wicked thoughts, words, and deeds were exposed and nothing held back. No doubt, if this happened to us we’d all be ashamed and cringe in front of others.

All of us have sinned (acted lawlessly) and deserve to be eternally separated from God in hell (Romans 3:23; 6:23). But God the Father loved us (John 3:16) and God the Son volunteered to add to His deity a true human nature and body (John 1:1-18; Philippians 2:5-11). He lived a sinless life, and then went to the cross to die for all of our sins, the Just One for us, the unjust ones (Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 3:18). God the Father was satisfied with His payment for our sins and demonstrated this by raising Jesus from the dead on the third day (Romans 4:25; 1 John 2:2).

Now He offers eternal life and a home in heaven to all who place their faith and trust in Christ alone (John 3:16; 14:1-3). We aren’t saved from hell to heaven by our good works, or by our faith plus our good works. It’s by grace (unmerited favor) alone, through faith alone, in the Christ of the Scriptures alone (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5).

If you aren’t sure that you will go to heaven as soon as you die, or if you think you have to go to Purgatory first, contact us for additional help. We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change. We can be reached here or through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

I hadn’t heard this particular term being used for them, but when I did, I thought about a few of them that are certainly worthy of being promoted and supported. (Note: Some of them should NOT be supported.) “Paper Missionaries” stick to the point, never lose their temper, and can be used by God for the salvation of unbelievers.

These “Paper Missionaries” need to be very clear as they present the “Bad News & Good News” to lost people. It’s a very simple message: “Friend, You (we all) have sinned (acted lawlessly) and deserve to be eternally separated from God in hell. But if you place your faith and trust in Christ alone, Who died for your sins, was buried, and Who rose again bodily on the third day, you will be delivered (saved) from hell to heaven. If you’ve never done this before, do it now!” (See Romans 3:10-23; 6:23; Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; James 4:14.)

Note: These “Paper Missionaries” must NOT add any good works as a requirement for someone’s salvation. If they add good works or distort the Gospel (as many do), don’t use or support them. When a person is genuinely saved, good works will follow (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 15:16).

I like to take these “Paper Missionaries” with me as I am out in the marketplace (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19, 20). I never know who might be ready to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior and the gift of eternal life (Acts 10:1-48; 13:48; 16:14). Sometimes I use these “Paper Missionaries” to start a conversation, close a conversation, or when a conversation isn’t possible.

If you’d like to have a part in promoting, supporting, or learning more about “Paper Missionaries,” contact us. We’re here to assist those who want to make their life on earth count for God’s glory and the good of others (1 Corinthians 10:31; Galatians 5:13; 6:10).

   “Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air … but only for one second without hope.”

  Hope means “wishful thinking” to some people. But to us Christians hope is the confidant expectation we have that is based on a specific promise from God.

  There are many promises that Christians can claim. We believe that the all powerful, faithful God will keep His promises to us in due time. We must be careful to distinguish between His promises to the Jewish nation and those that are given to the church. If you don’t do this you could become very disillusioned and bitter toward God and others.

  Consider the promise Jesus gave to His disciples just prior to His going to the cross to die for our sins. He said, “…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 to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2, 3).

  The Apostle Peter predicted that there would be skeptics who would scoff at this promise. They don’t realize that 1,000 years to us is like a day to God, and that He is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:3-9).

  The hope of Christ’s any moment return for us can have a threefold effect on us.

“A Blessed Hope”

  It can bring great joy and happiness into our lives as we think about this possibility. When the Rapture happens it’s not the end of this present world. There are at least 1,007 years left before the Lord destroys this earth and creates new heavens and a new earth.

  But once Jesus returns at “The Rapture” for His true church, awful things will begin to transpire as the devil is allowed by God to establish his one world government and a one world church. Thankfully it will last only seven years.

  Then Jesus Christ will return to this earth and destroy all His enemies and establish His millennial kingdom of peace and righteousness on earth. True Christians won’t be here on earth during the seven years of tribulation. Are you a true Christian?

“A Purifying Hope”

  The possibility of Christ’s any moment return will help motivate us to live pure lives. We wouldn’t want to be doing anything that would bring shame or embarrassment on us.  God Himself is holy and pure. He wants all of His children to live morally pure lives in a polluted world. With God’s help, it’s possible.

“A Comforting Hope”

   Until the Lord Jesus Christ returns at the Rapture, people will continue to die physically (Hebrews 9:27). Where a person spends eternity will depend on what he did in response to God’s command to “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).

  What is the “Good News” we must believe to be saved? It is that Christ died for our sins and rose again bodily from the grave on the third day.

  Those Christians who have placed their faith in Christ alone will be saved from the Lake of Fire (Hell) and spend eternity with God. No amount of good works can save you (Ephesians 2:8, 9).

  Salvation is a FREE gift that is offered to all mankind. Sadly, most people don’t reach out and accept it from God. Have you received it by faith?

  When fellow believers die we sorrow but not as those who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13). We know that we shall see them again with their new, heavenly bodies (1 Corinthians 15:51-57).

“Our Hope”

  One might ask, “What is our hope?” You don’t have to live your life wondering if you will go to heaven when you die. You can be sure today.

  God has given us a wonderful promise to claim. “These things I (the Apostle John) have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know (right now) that you have eternal life…” (1 John 5:13).

  You might be the last person to place your faith in Christ before He returns for us. If God has been speaking to your heart through these words, why not trust Him right now?

  If you made a decision to accept Christ as your personal Savior, please call us at 805-238-3549 and let us know about it. Also visit our web site at http://www.kelseypeach.com for additional help.

Do you know anyone in this country who reads another language or someone in a foreign country who needs to hear the Good News about Christ? Since 1933 to the present Lifegate, Inc., begun by Ford Porter, has shipped out over 561 million tracts of God’s Simple Plan Of Salvation.

Currently they have it available in 112 languages, and 30 different languages can be read online by going to http://www.godssimpleplan.org/gsps.html

Keep this in mind. Unless a person hears and believes in Christ through the Gospel message he/she can’t be saved (1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 16:31). Read Romans 10:9-17 to discover how you can have beautiful feet in God’s sight.

A Crown of Rejoicing awaits those who lead others to Christ (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20). Will you ask God to place someone on your heart and then share the Gospel with that person?