When the World’s On Fire

When the World's On Fire

FRIENDS, let us face the facts! This world is heading for a terrible day. God has forewarned us and provided a way of escape. If we make the mistake of not being ready, it will be our own fault. “The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10). Such unheard of, untold fury will be hurled out of Heaven as to make men cry for rocks and mountains to fall on them to hide them.…

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Arrive Alive!

Arive Alive!

Foresight or “Farsight?” Tragedy strikes once every ten minutes on American highways. Five motorists die each hour amid twisted steel and shattered glass. Automobile accidents snuff out more than 800 lives every week and approximately 42,000 annually. “Dry statistics,” you say? Perhaps. But that doesn’t keep the odds from stacking up against you. Listen! The present accident rate marks 85 percent of all Americans for vehicle injury or death.

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Jesus Christ is Coming

Jesus Christ is coming again. The Bible says so. But why is He coming? What will He do when He comes? Why should His coming be important to me or you? To help answer those questions, let’s review why He came the first time. Why Did Jesus Come the First Time? Jesus said about Himself, “The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). God created us. Each of us has sinned and become guilty before God. We deserve eternal punishment. God, however, loves us and wants to save us from that punishment. He sent His Son Jesus to die as a sacrifice for our sins so…

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Eternity

eternity

How long is eternity? No end in sight! No end! Forever and for-ever! What startling words! The life God breathed into man makes man an eternal being-one whose life will never end. Man can hardly comprehend a period of one million years. But let’s try. A thousand years is ten times the life span of our oldest people. Now multiply 1,000 x 1,000 and you have one million years. Even that gives no idea of eternity, for a million years subtracted from eternity will not make it one bit shorter. What will eternity be like? What will YOU be doing a million, a billion and more years from now? One who has lived in all…

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Where will you be five minutes after you die?

Where Will You Be Five Minutes After You Die

THIS IS ONE of the most serious questions you will ever have to face. Where will you be five minutes after you die? No one can deny the fact of death. It was Ponce de Leon who came to Florida in 1569 searching for a fountain of water which would bring perpetual youth to all who drank of it. But no such fountain has ever been found. Ponce de Leon died just as everyone must die. Since death is so certain, our main concern should be to find out where we shall be after death. Jesus told of a “certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:…

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The Simple Facts

The Simple Facts

The Simple Facts No one can be saved unless he is born again by the power of God’s Spirit. Christ says, “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7). The necessity is absolute—you must be born again. Performing religious rites will not take the place of the new birth. Baptism will not take the place of the new birth. Confirmation will not take the place of the new birth. Nothing will take the place of the new birth.

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You may do as you please

You May do as you Please

YOU MAY DO AS YOU PLEASE with God now. It is permitted. God placed Himself in men’s hands when He sent Jesus Christ into the world as perfect God and perfect Man in one Being. He was then in man’s hands. They cursed Him. It was permitted. Men spit on Him. God allowed it. They called him a devil. God withheld His wrath. Finally men arrested Him, gave Him a mock trial, flogged Him, nailed Him on a cross, and hung Him between earth and heaven; and God allowed it.

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It Doesn’t Matter… Or Does It?

“IT DOESN’T MATTER what you believe, as long as you are sincere.” That’s what a plumbing salesman told me one day—and so many people have said the same thing that it is almost a proverb. We put a premium on sincerity, because it’s so rare in this age of sham. We all admire the sincere man, but we despise hypocrisy. We have great respect for a man so sincerely earnest in his convictions that he is willing to die for them. But is sincerity enough?

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Headed the Wrong Way

Is the route you are traveling taking you away from God? If so, it’s time to make a U-turn. God asks you to repent—to do an about-face. If you don’t, the consequences will be disastrous. God calls us to repent. God says that unless you repent you will perish (Luke 13:3). No one can have peace with God unless he repents, for repentance is ending our resistance and surrendering to His will. God commands men to “repent … and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15). Paul preached “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). God commands all men everywhere to repent of their sin (Acts 17:30). Sin is refusing God His…

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Confession and Forgiveness

Do you ever wonder how you can be forgiven of your sins? Forgiven so completely that you are no longer guilty? God tells us how. 1. Confession is necessary if we wish God’s forgiveness. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and for-saketh them shall have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13). “I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin” (Psalm 32:5).

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Guilty or Forgiven?

Guilty or Forgiven

GUILTY –or– FORGIVEN? “How do you plead?” the judge asked. I swallowed. I hadn’t realized how difficult this would be. “Guilty,” I answered. I would have liked to explain, to say that I am usually very law-abiding, to show how circumstances were different this time. But I knew the judge had probably heard every excuse there was. Mine would be no different. So I quietly accepted the sentence and paid my fine. * * * * * Guilty. We have all felt guilty at one time or another. More than that, we have all been guilty. What is guilt? What is this thing called guilt, anyway?

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Heaven: how do you expect to get there?

Heaven how do you expect to get there

Is this your answer? When I meet St. Peter at the gate, I hope I will be good enough. God says: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8, 9. Are you saying? All roads lead to the same place. You’re taking the road taught by your church and I the one taught by mine. We’ll all arrive at the same destination. But God says: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way.…

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If you die tonight? Heaven or Hell

"If You Die Tonight? Heaven or Hell" billboard message

Jesus said… “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36 NKJV) Will you go to heaven or hell when you die? We get a lot of calls from people, wondering if we can answer this question for them. But, every person needs to answer this question for himself. The choice is yours, and no one can decide for you. The answer to this question hinges on your decision to either accept or reject Jesus. According to the verse given above, this is what counts. Some people think that living a good life…

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