"SURELY I COME QUICKLY. AMEN. EVEN SO, COME, LORD JESUS."
I’m sure that many of you reading these words, will agree with me when I state the obvious fact that we’re now living in a world characterized by confusion, chaos, and conflict. And it is an age beset on every hand with constant upheaval, in every phase of our social, educational, political, moral, economic, and religious lives. We don’t know from day to day, what next earth-shattering event will be exposed by the various media outlets. And if someone in a high political position were to express with dogmatism, any prediction for either the near, or the distant future; we would be apt to say that the person was either a fool, or a prophet.
Well friend, I don’t profess to be a prophet; but I do know, and believe, what the Holy Bible says; and I read in Romans 3:4, "let God be true, and every man a liar". The Bible is the only book which, for centuries, has withstood the fiery darts of the Devil. It is a book which has been burned and banned in many countries, but it continues to live on in the hearts of those who love God, and His ONLY begotten Son; the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a book, the love of which; down through the years, has caused the death of many martyrs; and sad to say, it is even happening today, in certain countries around the world. The Bible is a book which gives comfort and rest to the weary, and sight to the spiritually-blind. And it is the book, and the ONLY God-given book; without which, we would be unable to know the mind and will of our Creator, God.
Friend, the Bible is a book which is being tested, everyday, and all over the world; and the proof of its validity is the number of people who have, and who are, being "saved", or "born again"; by the HOLY SPIRIT and the WORD OF GOD. In I Peter 1:23, we’re told, "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, BY THE WORD OF GOD, WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER." Then in Verse 25 we read, "But THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURETH FOREVER. And this is the word which by the GOSPEL is preached unto you."
The Apostle Paul tells us in II Timothy 3:16, that "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God." Yes, and I believe the Bible from Genesis Chapter 1 to Revelation Chapter 22. And we’re reminded in Titus 1:2, that God "cannot lie"; and in Hebrews 6:18, that it is "impossible for God to lie". So that’s the reason I refer to so many Scriptures in both my oral and written ministry. I am basing my entire assurance of eternal life on the absolute truthfulness of God’s word, the Bible. So to any of you who think that we Christians, though not prophets, but are obviously fools; then we can say like the Apostle Paul, over in I Corinthians 4:10, that "We are fools for Christ’s sake"; but tell me my friend, "Whose fool are you ?"
Friend, you may not believe that the Bible is God’s word; but your unbelief, in no way, can detract from its divine authenticity. And furthermore, if you die unsaved; you’ll stand before both God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, at the Great White Throne of Judgment, that we read about in Revelation Chapter 20. Yes, and I would also remind you that over in John 12:48, the Lord Jesus Christ declares, "He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My words, hath one that judgeth him: the WORD that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day."
Lately, well-meaning friends of mine have asked me why a man, such as myself, with several health problems; over 87 years of living; should be spending his time with a web site which has been responded to by people in at least 130 foreign countries ? Yes, and why do I continue with a radio ministry which is now in its 56th year without ever begging for financial support; and which is not sponsored by any church denomination; nor financial organization; nor an individual ? And why do I send cassette tapes of my radio messages, and hymns that I’ve written, along with "Truth Coins", "Scripture Badges", Bibles, Gospel tracts, and other printed matter to people requesting such materials ? Why do I send spiritual materials to many poor souls who are incarcerated in both domestic and foreign prisons ? And why do I assist foreign missionaries in their efforts to spread the Gospel to people who might never otherwise hear the "Good News" ?
Well friend, the answer to these, and other similar questions; can be found in the fact that if I don’t do what God obviously wants me to do; then I’m living a worthless life, in disobedience to the word and Holy Spirit of God. How can I knowingly be living a life of divine and eternal blessing, and yet not be having a desire to see others do the same ? How can I ignore the admonition of the Lord, in Mark 16:15, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature."? No, it is better never to have known the truth, than to know it; but then ignore it ! Afterall, if we Christians don’t tell non-Christians how to be "saved’, or "born again", then how will they ever hear the truth ? It is just that simple.
Furthermore, there are relatively few so-called "places of worship" today, where the TRUE GOSPEL is being declared. There are some who maintain that all of God’s creatures are "children of God"; and therefore they are Heaven-bound. Some are preaching a social Gospel which provides soup, soap, and sunshine for the poorest segment of our society. Still others declare that religious rituals such as baptism, confirmation, dedication, or accepting the "altar call", and church membership; will gain them access into God’s Heaven. I’ve met many sincere individuals who honestly believe that trying to live a life characterized by "love for others", "good works", or being "community-minded" will meet the requirements for eternal life, after death. And yet there is not one Verse in the Bible, to substantiate such theoretical-assumptions. Friends, if you and I could reach Heaven by any of the aforementioned activities or beliefs; then tell me, WHY DID A LOVING, OMNIPOTENT GOD ALLOW HIS ONLY SON, THE SINLESS LORD JESUS CHRIST, TO SUFFER THAT SHAMEFUL AND AGONIZING DEATH ON CALVARY’S CRUEL CROSS, IF YOU AND I COULD REACH HEAVEN BY ANY OTHER MEANS ?
Friend, there is only one way for a person to be sure of being in God’s Heaven after they die, or when the Lord comes again at the rapture of the church; and that is to accept, by faith alone, the Lord Jesus Christ as one’s own and personal Saviour. In John 10:9, the Lord Jesus Christ declared, "I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved." Again in John 14:6, He said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." Even the Apostle Peter reminds us, in Acts 4:12, Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
I remember hearing on a televised program of "Larry King Live", the subject for discussion was entitled, "WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DEATH ?" The participants were well-known representatives of the various so-called "religious faiths" including a Protestant Preacher, a Roman Catholic Priest, a Jewish Rabbi, a Muslim Leader who happens to be a Doctor; and a professedly bold, yet spiritually-blind, atheist. All of the questions were directed to the participants by Larry King, and the answers given by the various "experts", apart from the Protestant Preacher; were shockingly-shameful and were completely unsubstantiated by God’s Word, the Holy Bible. Such a display of Scriptural ignorance must have brought a stench to the nostrils of God. Even a teenager in a fundamental Sunday School could have given better, and complete, Scriptural answers to the questions that were asked.
No wonder the Lord tells us in Matthew 7:13,14, "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and MANY there be that go in thereat; Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it." Friend, these are days which have been characterized by many obvious catastrophic and cataclysmic events; such as the tremendous and terrible "Tsunami" destruction and deaths in Southeast Asia; as well as the devastation and deaths caused by the "Katrina" and "Rita" hurricanes in our Southern States, bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. Yes, thousands of people have lost their lives in a short period of time; and the likelihood is, that relatively FEW of these people had ever heard the true Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
When we consider the increasing number of such tragic events, and the concomitant deaths taking place all over the world; one can’t help but wonder if this could possibly be the prelude to the great event long-looked-forward to by those who are "saved". Yes, I believe that the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is very near, "even at the door". And if souls are not "saved" soon, the likelihood is that they will not be "saved" at all.
For that reason, the first two Gospel Messages that I’ve placed on this web site are those relating to the "SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST" (Messages 1 and 2). Please friend, read these messages carefully and, if possible, check out the Scriptural references.
There are many other Gospel Messages which should be read by anyone, and everyone, who wants to be prepared to meet God; for meet Him you must ! Friend, this may be your first, only; and perhaps your last opportunity to know the true Gospel of God’s marvelous grace, expressed in the person of His dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Please read the Gospel Messages to determine TODAY, whether your soul will be in HEAVEN or HELL, for all eternity. AND REMEMBER, MY FRIEND, THIS IS FOR ETERNITY ! YES, THIS IS FOR ETERNITY !