Friday, September 29, 2023

Trusting Jesus Is Not The “Second” Thing To Be Saved

Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.”

Tragically, we've got a bunch of false prophets across America, who preach what the Holy Bible calls, “ANOTHER GOSPEL.” Galatians 1:6-9, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” There is only one clear and concise Gospel.

One of the most deadly false prophets today is Evangelist Ray Comfort, who actually uses the phrase “LIVING A LIFESTYLE” while witnessing to a woman. In the following YouTube video clip, look at the BIG LIE Evangelist Ray Comfort tells this poor deceived woman passenger on an airplane. Kindly, Ray says that “repentance” means “LIVING A LIFESTYLE THAT PROVES THE REALITY OF YOUR REPENTANCE!” And then he adds, “IT'S A CONTINUAL THING!” Read for yourself what Mr. Comfort horribly teaches this woman, in this transcript from the Living Waters video:
“So if the plane goes down, you'd end up in Hell! There are two things you have to do to be saved. Do you remember what they are? I told you what they are—You've got to repent and trust the Savior! ... God's offering you everlasting life upon your repentance and faith in Christ. Who in his right mind wouldn't say, 'Whoa! That's a good offer!' (The curious woman asks what it means to “repent”?)... Have you ever said you're sorry to someone you did something wrong to? That's all repentance is—You've sinned against God; it's a matter of saying, 'God, I'm sorry,' and then LIVING A LIFESTYLE that proves the reality of your repentance. That's what repentance is, it's a continual thing! God, 'I'm sorry, but I'm not going going to lie or steal or blaspheme Your name ever again. It has that attitude! And the second thing—trust in Jesus!” [emphasis added]

SOURCE: Evangelist Ray Comfort, “I've never killed anyone” (MP3 clip from video)
Kindly said, Evangelist Ray Comfort is an unsaved infidel, a false teacher. Dear reader, trusting Jesus as your personal Savior is not the “SECOND THING” that you must do to be saved. This very question was asked by the Philippian jailer in Rome: “What must I do to be saved?” What saith the Scripture? Acts 16:30-31, “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” The answer is very plain to see. The Bible answer to 
What must I do to be saved?” is to simply, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” This was NOT the second thing that Paul and Silas told the Philippian jailer to do, it was the ONLY thing!

Furthermore, I triple-dog dare you to show me even one verse from the inspired Holy Bible that teaches “LIVING A LIFESTYLE” of repentance is required as part of being saved. You cannot! Now my friend, “a double-dog dare” is serious business, but a triple-dog dare is something you don't want to mess around with! I triple-dog dare you to show me even one Bible verse that agrees with these false statements by Ray Comfort.

Ray Comfort Preaches a FALSE Gospel & Needs to Repent!

In the preceding video, at 09 seconds time in the video, Ray makes this heretical statement to the man: “Repentance is where you actually perpetually turn from sin.” That is damnable heresy!!! Ray is preaching 100% salvation by WORKS. Jonah 3:10, “And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.” According to this passage turning from your sins is WORKS, and the Bible is explicitly clear that we are not saved BY WORKS, nor THROUGH WORKS (Romans 3:19-20; 4:4-7; Hebrews 6:1); but rather, but grace and through faith plus nothing (Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5).

Please understand that I am not saying Ray Comfort is insincere. Quite the contrary, I think he is very sincere, but what saith the Scripture? Proverbs 16:25, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” It makes perfect sense to the natural (unsaved) man—to the carnal man—that one must forsake sinful ways as a prerequisite to get to Heaven. Surely a lost sinner cannot come to God, placing's one's faith in the sinless Lamb of God who was brutally crucified on a cross to pay for our debt of sin, while we still have a flagrant desire to continue living in sin. That is how guys like Ray Comfort errantly think. The truth is that Christ was sent into the world by the heavenly Father, to die on a cross to pay for everyone's sins (John 3:14-18). Christ died for our sins, because there is nothing we can do to remedy the debt we owe. Jesus paid a debt He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay. What a precious Savior, Lord and God!!!
“Religious people go to Hell; Saved people go to Heaven. Don't ever blame religion on God. He didn't come up with it, Satan did. Religion is of the Devil; Salvation is of the Lord.” —Pastor Al Lacy, “No Unbelievers In Hell
The Gospel of John is God's Gospel track. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” PLEASE DON'T MISS THAT! God authored the Gospel of John specifically so “that believing ye might have life through his name.” That means we don't need any other Scripture than what is found in the Gospel of John to be saved.

Where in the Gospel of John are we taught that, “LIVING A LIFESTYLE,” is necessary to receive eternal life? You cannot! Mr. Comfort is a bold-faced theological liar! Ray is ADDING to the Gospel, perverting it! This means Mr. Comfort is accursed by God. Galatians 1:9, “As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” I didn't say that, almighty God did!

Furthermore, where in the Gospel of John are we taught that to be saved, we must have a drastic change of attitude that is resolved to reform? Ray errantly says to be saved we must have the new attitude, “GOD, I'M SORRY, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO LIE OR STEAL OR BLASPHEME YOUR NAME EVER AGAIN!” And then he horribly says, “IT'S A CONTINUAL THING!” None of this is Biblical! There is absolutely nothing in the Gospel of John about having a sincere desire to reform our ways, clean up our life of sin, turn over a new leaf, do better, forsake the world, turn away from sins, nor any other garbage that false prophets are teaching nowadays in churches, poisoning people with their lies!

Actually, free Grace is rejected both by the world and fake Christians, so it’s not a popular belief. In fact, it’s the most unpopular belief even though free Grace is true. It’s absolutely the only way to go to Heaven. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31b). Having to “perpetually turn from sin” as Ray Comfort teaches is not repentance, it is reformation (works). Behavior modification is not part of the Gospel. What saith the Scripture? Isaiah 64:6, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

Tragically, Ray Comfort is preaching another gospel. When the Philippian jailer in Rome asked Paul and Silas: “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?,” their simple answer to: “BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST” wasn't the “SECOND” thing they told him to do, it was THE ONLY THING!!!

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