This is the teaching of Jesus the Christ whom the Living God spoke through in these last days, In the first chapter of the the New Testament book of the Bible named Hebrews, we read that God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the Worlds. Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angles, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. Our Lord said if you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Fathers commandments, and abide in his love, John 15:10. Jesus said he that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. The Word of God is what we need and we must have it to be right with God. The Word of God and faith are one of the same. The Bible says in Romans 10:17; so then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. In the Hebrew letter chapter 11:1, Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. In 11:6; In the same book the Bible says; But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Satan knows we want to be right with the God who created man. Satan deceives man by getting us to think about other things than God or what God has said. He tricks us so even the religious among us believe different things about God and his only begotten Son our Savior.There are those who don't know the Bible because they did not search for wisdom and knowledge like you would search for gold and silver. They reason in their own mind what their relationship is with God. Some of them will say God spoke to them in a dream or when walking in a certain place or they were meditating for a long time and God told them something which simply put is not the truth. I know the truth and I want you to know it also. You should know that you can be alive and spiritally dead at the same time, the walking dead. I will prove it from the Word of God, from the Bible because we just read the scripture that is how God talks to us. In the first chapter of the Bible named Genesis we read of God creating all things and then in Genesis 1:26-27, And God said, let us make man in our own image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the foul of the air and over every creeping thing that creepiest upon the earth. So God created man on his own image, in the image of God created him; male and female created he them. In the second chapter of Genesis, verse eight the Bible says, And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed, found in Genesis 2:15-16 and 17; And the Lord took the man, and put him in the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Lord commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou should not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. We see in Genesis 3:6 when Adam and Eve broke the commandment and ate the fruit of the tree they did not drop dead, they became spiritually dead, the walking dead and we see that God still did care and provide for them.The same as he helps us because we have all fallen short of the glory of God recorded in Romans 3:10. In the book of Matthew 8:21-22; And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus says unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. In other words we all have become the walking dead because we all have broken some command of God. Some of us have broken more of them then others not knowing it was a sin, some of us willfully knowing it was a sin broke more of them then others, but it makes no difference we all sinned somehow and that is why WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN, this is why Jesus had to die on the cross. TO BE BORN AGAIN, we must not take the Word of God out of contact, and when I say that, its very important to be BORN AGAIN the way God set it up before the foundation of the World. Some people want the Bible to fit their mind or their way of thinking so they look in the Bible and find a place like John 3:16 and say they believe with out understanding what it says. Then one of the TV preachers or hometown boy turned good is telling them to call out to God in the name of Jesus to come into your heart so you can be BORN AGAIN. Some of these Preachers even give you the words to say, they call it a sinners prayer, some of them take it from the tenth chapter of Romans. If you study the chapter you will understand that is not what the Bible writer is saying. Also I am going to tell you there is no (place or conversion) in the Bible recorded were anybody ever did call out to God or accepted God to be BORN AGAIN, its a false way. In the tenth chapter of Romans the apostle Paul who wrote the letter to the Church of Christ in Rome, starts off speaking about his heart's desire and prayer to God is that Israel might be saved. Then he goes on to explain why they were not saved, he said in verse three because they were ignorant of God's righteousness. This is what I am trying to bring out, even though they had a zeal for God, they were still lost, And why were they lost, because they did not know the way of God. Today we have almost the same problem, a lot of people and were talking in the millions just don't know the truth. Now this truth, the Word of God, the gospel must be obeyed, Thessalonians 1:8, Romans 10:16. I will tell from the word of God how to obey the gospel. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; MOREOVER, BRETHREN, I declare unto you the GOSPEL which I preached unto you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand; By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless, you have believed in vain. For I delievered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. You read the words you are saved, they are conditional words meaning you have to believe this to be saved. No person can be saved without believing on the Lord Jesus, but they have got to hear the truth to believe it. Back to the tenth chapter of Romans Paul says; But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is the word of faith, which we preach.(these people he is talking about already hear the first commandment which is to hear the Word of God). Then Paul says;that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.Paul is still talking to the same people. These people heard the preaching of Paul, these were the saints of the Church of Christ; Romans 1:7&16:16, They already confessed with the mouth and believed in their heart when they obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to them, Romans 6:17-18; Paul tells them here; Being then made free from sin, you became the servants of righteousness. Again they were saved when they obeyed from the heart the doctrine which was delivered to them.10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.10:11, For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:for the same lord over all is rich unto all that call upon. 10:13 for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.( now you can see how the false teachers make their mistake, this is all they need, call out to God in the name of Jesus and be saved. ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD NOBODY EVER DID THIS) In the following verses 10:14-17, Paul starts off; How then shall they they call on whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? ( now hear the conclusion: " So then faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word of God") They had to hear the Word of God to understand what to do to be saved because in 10:16; But they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So this chapter does not say to be saved call out to God. I want to tell you more about this saying. The apostle Paul who wrote this Romans letter, tells in Acts 22:16, how he called on the name of the Lord. The apostle Paul who was named Saul of Tarsus before his conversion was persecuting the Church of Christ. He was on the road to Damascus to bring back those of the Church bound back to Jerusalem for punishment Acts 22:1-21; On the road Jesus of Nazareth appeared in a great light about noon. Paul says he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Saul answered, who art thou Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.In the tenth verse Paul asked, what shall I do Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus: and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do. Paul could not see for three days. A devout man named Ananias was sent by God to Paul. Paul recounting his conversion says (Acts 22,in the sixteenth verse) "And Ananias said; And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord". That was how the apostle Paul called on the name of the Lord, he obyed the gospel. The apostle Peter on Pentecost Day recorded in the second chapter of Acts when the Holy Sprit fell on the apostles, quoted scripture in front of the multitude from the prophet Joel; Acts;2:21; And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. After he got done preaching to them 2:36; He said; Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom you have crucified both Lord and Christ. 37; Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38; Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the Holy Ghost. 39; For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all even as the Lord our God shall call. When you read the rest of the chapter you will see about three thousand people got baptized into Christ.That is how they called out to God to be saved they obeyed the Gospel. At the end of the chapter it says; And the Lord added to the Church daily such as should be saved. If you have not been added to the body of the saved that can be found in the Bible through the doctrine of baptisms; Hebrews 6:1-3, 5; Then you are in a unsaved condition and you should obey the truth. Your eternal life is at hand, we will all physically die, the thing is to be ready spiritually, get ready today. In 2 Peter the third chapter, Peter is telling us how the earth and heavens shall be dissolved with fire and then he says beginning in the eleventh verse; Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; EVEN AS OUR BELOVED BROTHER PAUL ALSO ACCORDING TO THE WISDOM GIVEN UNTO HIM HATH WRITTEN UNTO YOU; AS ALSO IN ALL HIS EPISTLES, SPEAKING IN THEM OF THESE THINGS; IN WHICH ARE SOME THINGS HARD TO BE UNDERSTOOD, WHICH THEY THAT ARE UNLEARNED AND UNSTABLE WREST, AS THEY DO ALSO THE OTHER SCRIPTURES, UNTO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen Please study the other pages in my site. In the name of Jesus Christ, David R.Darrah
Dear Brothers, the apostle Peter whom Jesus the Christ gave the keys of the Kingdom of heaven to; Matthew 16:17:19, which is the Church, said; 2 Peter,1:12; "Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present Truth. The Truth of our Christian faith which can be found in the Holy Bible. To understand the Truth you have to be looking for it (recorded in Proverbs 2 Solomon taught the rewards of searching for the truth ) and you have to be reasonable cause many times the Truth that comes from God's Word is not what we been taught from our youth. Also feelings past or present does not change the Truth. Jesus praying to His Father God recorded in (John 17:17) said sanctify them through the Truth, Your Word is Truth. This Word, God who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in times past unto the Fathers hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom also He made the Worlds, (Hebrews 1:1-2). This Word Jesus also said; recorded in (John 17:20) Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their Word. To us of the Living, all other words are the imagination of someone's mind. Believing in the true faith from the Bible, we will not follow them. Jesus said my sheep hear my voice and they will hear no other (John 10:1-6). In (1 Peter 4:11) If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles (or actual Words) of God. In (2 Corinthians 13:5-6), Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the Faith, prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates.
So dear brother you can see if you can't pick up the Bible and show in the Bible how you got in a saved condition. And how you are working out your salvation with trembling and fear. Then you must be outside the Body of the saved and we want to help you get it right so that you also will live forever. Before man is life and death good and evil what he choose will be given him.