Friday, December 17, 2021

Why Most Religious People Are Not Saved

Matthew 7:21, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Luke 13:23-24, Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Jesus said that MANY will seek to enter into Heaven when they die, but shall NOT BE ABLE. Those are startling words. Those are horrifying words, considering that there are an estimated 7,900,000 people alive on planet earth in 2021. Wow! 7.9 BILLION PEOPLE!!! It saddened me to read in the Holy Bible that most of them are going to spend eternity burning in Hell. Jesus warned that broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:13b-14). Like Superman, Jesus always tells THE TRUTH. Our dear Savior warned that only a FEW people are ever going to find the way to Heaven.

Having laid the foundation for this important blog article, by sharing those mind blowing Scripture passages with you, let me begin by saying that it doesn't surprise me one bit. It doesn't surprise me that most people are going to Hell. I say that because I KNOW assuredly that I am one of the “few” who are going top Heaven when I die. How do I know that? I know because I have obeyed the WILL OF THE FATHER concerning salvation, which we find taught in John 6:40, “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.” So we see clearly that the “Father's will is to BELIEVE ON HIM, that is, to BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (Acts 16:30-31).

So then why do billions of people go and do something else? ...

I'm talking about cults like Bob Jones University (BJU) in Greenville, South Carolina. According to BJU's own corrupt college website, people must “repent and turn away from their sin” to get to Heaven. I triple-dog dare you to show me that in the Scripture! You simply cannot.

I'm talking about the Roman Catholic church with their Satanic Seven Sacraments, which devout patrons must keep in order to get to Heaven. I have spoken with Catholics, who insist that they are trusting Jesus to get to Heaven, but then they foolishly go get water baptized, confirmed, go to confession and partake of the Holy Eucharist (among other sacraments), thinking that these dead things are all necessary to get to Heaven. Dear friend, Catholics are NOT going to Heaven. Why? Because they have NOT DONE the will of the Father, which is to BELIEVE only on Jesus Christ.

I'm talking about Pastor Marty Herron, the former incompetent pastors of the shameful Harvest Baptist Church on Guam, who preaches that to get to Heaven you must “not only admit you are a sinner, but turn away from a lifestyle of sin.” Folks, that is NOT the will of the Father according to John 6:40. Let's look at this vital passage again. John 6:40, “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.”

I'm talking about the Lutheran church, who errantly teach that to be saved you must be water baptized. Martin Luther (1483-1546) was an unsaved infidel, who preached the heresy of Baptismal Regeneration his entire life. Martin Luther was a master of deceit.

I'm talking about Pastor John MacArthur and the popular Lordship Salvation mess today, which has crept into thousands of churches, including once independent fundamental Baptist churches, corrupting them. These churches have moved away from the hope of the Gospel (Colossians 1:23). Dear friend, you cannot get into Heaven “some other way” (John 10:1b), you must do the Father's will, which according to John 6:40 is to simply BELIEVE ON JESUS!!! Oh, how men complicate things! There's not one verse in the inspired King James Bible which says to make Jesus the “LORD” (Master) of your life to be saved. As a matter of fact, the false prophets whom Jesus denied knowing in Matthew 7:21-23 called Him “Lord, Lord.” Could the Bible be any clearer that following Christ as one's “Lord is not the way of salvation? I think not. Judas was one of Jesus' very apostles, yet Jesus said in John 6:70 that Judas had a devil in him. Religion is the world thing that ever happened!

I'm talking about the churches who preach a Misunderstood Salvation. We covered this early concerning the Bob Jones University camp, but I want to address this heresy further, since it is plaguing the churches today. Baptist churches all across the nation and world, have succumbed to the Devil's lie that to get to Heaven you MUST forsake a lifestyle of sinning, and have a sincere desire to turn away from your sin, or else God will not save you. Folks, you simply CANNOT show me that junk theology in the King James Bible (the only Bible which Satan hasn't corrupted in these modern perilous times). In the Gospel of John we find the word “believe” mentioned 88 times, but the word repent isn't mentioned even once. That speaks volumes! It simply means that repentance is automatic. The man who BELIEVES has repented, and the man who REPENTS has believed. Remember, repentance concerning salvation is simply a change of mind (Greek noun: metanoia) unto the Gospel itself, nothing more.

I'm talking about the demonic Churches of Christ, Mormons, Seventh-Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses, who ALL require water baptism to get to Heaven. Dear reader, no one in the Old Testament was ever baptized in water to get to Heaven. The reptant thief on the cross was never water baptized. I once worked with a Church of Christ minister, who was unpleasant to be around. One day we had a conversation about his beliefs. His name was Bernie. Bernie believed that to get to Heaven you MUST be water baptized, repent of all your sins, and publicly confess Christ. NONE of those things are Biblical for salvation. 

Bernie's excuse concerning the repentant thief on the cross was that God made an exception for him, since he didn't have the opportunity to get baptized. Do you really think that God makes “exceptions” regarding His will to get to Heaven? You're a fool if you do! God does not make EXCEPTIONS for anybody!!! You either BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST and Him alone, apart from all else, or else you don't go! Was the repentant thief on the cross saved? Yes, absolutely! How did he get saved? He simply BELIEVED on the Savior, asking Him to “remember him” when He arrived in His Kingdom. It was the man's faith alone that saved him. He didn't get water baptized because you DON'T need to be water baptized to go to Heaven. The Church of Christ is a Satanic cult!!!

Neither do you need to repent and turn away from your sins to be saved. How ridiculous for anyone to think that we could even achieve such a thing! NO ONE is able to turn away from their sins, as long as we are still in the flesh. What thy mean is that you must try really hard to stop sinning, and unless you have that kind of attitude, you cannot go to Heaven. Dear reader, I hope you realize that these are false concepts spawned by the Devil, and are not sound Scripture. No where does the Holy Bible require us to “repent of your sins to be saved. That phrase is not even found in the Bible!!! Nor is the phrase “turn from sin” found in God's inspired Word. Turning away from sin to be saved is a manmade teaching, not from God.

Neither does the Bible require “confessing Jesus publicly to get to Heaven. In John 12:42-43 we plainly read that many of the chief rulers BELIEVE ON HIM, yet the Bible says THEY DID NOT CONFESS HIM, because they were afraid of persecution from the ungodly Pharisees. The Bible says they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” (John 12:43). Yet, they BELIEVED and were saved eternally by their faith.

I'm talking about the perverse Social Gospel of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King Jr. These are unsaved Baptist ministers, who bully their way around in society, appearing at courts trials for African Americans, and weighing in politically every time an issue concerning blacks arises. But they do NOT preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Their so-called gospel is one of equality for all men, and social justice. Certainly, their work is noble and I think needful to an extent, but dear friend, apart from the GOOD NEWS (Gospel) of the Lord Jesus Christ men cannot change for the better. THE GOSPEL MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!!!

I dare you to try to find out on Google what Jesse Jackson believes about theology. Good luck trying to find his Christian testimony. Good luck trying to find out what he believes about Jesus' deity, virgin birth and bodily resurrection. I remember years ago that a man sent in the paperwork and a payment for $10 to have his dog ordained as a Baptist minister. He succeeded!!! So considering that you can literally have your dog ordained for a small fee, it means NOTHING that Jesse Jackson, martin Luther King Jr., are ordained ministers!

The issue is not about “race,” which men like King, Sharpton and Jackson use to BULLY their way around in society. Malcom X was infamous for the statement: “MAKE SOME NOISE!” Malcom taught blacks that anytime they didn't get their way to make a bunch of ruckus and noise, to force their hand upon lawmakers and politicians (and it sadly works). Jesse Jackson's 'Operation Push' should be renamed to 'Operation Shove' (because that is what they always do, shove their way around society to get their way).

I am 100% convinced that Jesse Jackson, just like the infidel Martin Luther King Jr., is NOT a born-again Christian. If they are good luck finding it online. There is something VERY WRONG with a professed Baptist preacher who never shares his testimony of how he became a child of God. Think about that! There is something wrong with a so-called “Baptist minister” like Jesse Jackson who never preaches the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ!!! It is my humble opinion that all these men are spiritual frauds, the unrighteous ministers of Satan (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15). I dare you to prove me wrong! Al Sharpton used to be a Pentecostal preacher, but then converted to Baptist years later. But again, where is Sharpton's Christian testimony for the world to see? All I see is there political rhetoric!

I'm talking about Moody Bible Institute, which has changed for the worst toward Calvinism in recent decades, since they began publishing all of Pastor John MacArthur's heretical books on Lordship Salvation. Folks, Lordship Salvation is a lie of the Devil. You simply receive Jesus as your personal Savior to get to Heaven, by BELIEVING in His death on the cross, burial and bodily resurrection from the dead three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). This is 'THE GOSPEL' (the GOOD NEWS) by which we are saved, IF WE BELIEVE (Romans 1:16).

Nearly all religious people in society today are not truly born-again. Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again.

“More people will die and burn in Hell, because they're trusting too much!”—Pastor Jack Hyles, a helpful quote from the sermon: “Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!

“Everything that's hard and complicated about salvation is God's side of it!”—Pastor Jack Hyles, “Yea, Yea, And Nay, Nay!

Dear reader, I don't write my blog articles to be unkind or attack people, God forbid. I wrote them because I love everybody with God's unconditional love. The heathen world talks about “love a lot, but is it really love? Is it truly love when you know someone is going to Hell, and you refuse to share the Good News of Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen with them, so that they could go to Heaven, if they believe? That is not love, unless you care enough about them to TELL THEM THE TRUTH. I am your friend, because I AM telling you THE TRUTH. John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven!

I think where many people go wrong is that they do believe in Jesus, but they also ADD something else to their faith, which is no faith at all. Let's say, as an illustration, that I grab an old chair to stand upon, to change a defective lightbulb on the ceiling. But while standing upon the chair I also ask a friend to hold onto me, JUST IN CASE the chair breaks. Am I really trusting the chair? Well, yes and no. I am definitely placing partial faith in the chair, but I am also placing my partial trust in the friend who is holding onto me.

The inspired Holy Bible teaches that unless you trust Jesus Christ 100%, you will not go to Heaven. That is why most religious people who erroneously profess to trust in Jesus, won't go to Heaven. Jesus said, YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN (John 3:7). You get born-again by BELIEVING ON HIM, period. John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” The Bible is so clear and simple. Getting saved is so easy, free and uncomplicated. Men make things complicated.

One of the most dangerous false teachers of our generation is Pastor John MacArthur of the Grace Community Church in California. Dr. MacArthur errantly states concerning getting saved:

“The narrow gate is hard to find and hard to go through, because it demands: denial of self, denial of self-righteousness, recognition of sin, full repentance, submission to Christ, commitment to obey Him, and follow Him no matter what the cost!” —Pastor John MacArthur, a quote from his sermon titled, “Saved Or Self-Deceived, Part One” (time: 4:25 in YouTube sermon video)
In sharp contrast, Jesus simply said in John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” Who are you going to believe—John MacArthur's insanely difficult plan of salvation, or simple faith in Jesus?

It is very obvious to me as a redeemed child of God why most people are traveling the Devil's highway to Hell. It is because people want to get to Heaven THEIR OWN WAY, instead of God's way which is through faith alone in the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ alone. We are saved by believing the Gospel (Mark 1:15). We are saved by ceasing from our own human efforts (works) and RESTING in Jesus Christ alone (Hebrews 4:10-11). If your faith (reliance) is in Christ alone dear friend (and nothing else), because of what He did to pay for your sins on Calvary's cross, then you are saved.

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