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TITLE: REGENERATION--GOD'S SALVATION (Second of two article series)

Subtitle: Have You Been "Born Again" Spiritually?

It is reasonable to assume that most people want to go to heaven when they die (regardless of whatever their version of heaven may be). But literally hundreds, if not thousands, of different salvation formula variations have been conceived in which each adherent is certain their system of belief is correct--many insisting their way is the only way while others say salvation will be afforded to all who make the effort. And when confronted with such a bewildering array of conflicting beliefs, those who try to ascertain spiritual truth are often overwhelmed with the enormity of it all. With understandable perplexity they ask, "How can anyone possibly know which way of salvation is right???"

Indeed, "Which way is right?" is a profound question when your eternal life is at stake! And the answer turns out to be just as profound:

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" John 14:6 (KJV, emphasis mine).

Then by contrast we have the following:

"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death" Proverbs 16:25 (KJV, emphasis mine).

According to the Bible, the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ is the only way that leads to life eternal, whereas the "way" (singular) that seems right to the minds of poor, blinded humanity is actually but one of many "ways" (plural) that lead to eternal death.

By now some of you are probably thinking this is all well and good, but why should anyone trust the Bible over the other "sacred books" and systems of belief? Simply because there is no comparison--In both substance and literary style the Bible proves itself to be the written Word of God and, as such, towers above all those obvious works of men. The doctrine put forth by these other belief systems, of a divine Being and salvation invariably involves man making himself acceptable through self-effort, whereas genuine Christianity stands completely alone in that God makes sinful men acceptable through the sacrifice of Himself!! Their concept of redemption all but ignores the reality of inherent human sinfulness, whereas genuine Christianity meets it head-on and finds its Savior in God the Son, Jesus Christ--Who took upon Himself the sins of His people and died in their place. That one vicarious sacrifice satisfied the holy demands of God's righteous wrath against sin and allowed Him to justify--to declare righteous--those who are unrighteous and spiritually dead.

Ask yourself this question and try to be totally honest: Does it really make sense to you that through self-effort a mere human could ever become acceptable to Omipotent, absolutely pure deity? And what kind of god would accept such a pitiful offering? To believe it possible is to have an extremely inflated view of man's spiritual potential and an extremely small concept of God's divine attribute of  righteousness. Any Supreme Being worthy of worship should be perfection Personified and that theological attribute rules out anything less than perfection to be allowed to exist in His presence eternally. (According to the Bible, Satan is accorded the privilege of appearing before God at the present time because he is said to be the "accuser of the brethren" and does so "day and night" (Rev.12:10), but his days of such freedom are numbered!)

The God portrayed in the Christian Bible is  perfection Personified--and as such, cannot and will not tolerate anything less to exist eternally in His presence. That fact is the basis for the following statement by the Apostle Paul:

"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption" 1 Cor. 15:50).

He then goes on to add that "we [referring to believers in Christ] shall all be changed" (vss. 51-52) and corruptible will become incorruptible--mortal will become immortal, as God Himself makes them perfect in every respect! In simple terms, God does for believers that which they cannot possibly do for themselves.

Mankind's spiritual state at birth is one of eternal death--the direct consequence of Adam's willful failure to obey God (Eve was deceived--Adam sinned. Read 1 Tim.2:14). And that  disobedience--in fact, any and all disobedience to God's commands--is defined as being sin and each carries with it a penalty of spiritual death. Just a single infraction forever rules out the possibility of perfection through self-effort and renders salvation by works a totally untenable concept.

"The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies" Psalm 58:3 ).

"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one" Romans 3:10 .

Jesus stated this absolute standard if a man is to achieve heaven by his own works:

"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (Matt 5:48)

We repeat: Just a single infraction forever rules out the possibility of perfection through self-effort and renders salvation by works a totally untenable concept.

Satan Spiritually Blinds People To Biblical Truth

Satan continues to blind the overwhelming majority of humanity to the reality of their spiritual deadness and has most of them convinced they can live forever by means of his "enlightenment." But do not be deceived--personal works as a means to salvation is the hallmark of the devil's philosophy and will lead those who follow that damnable lie to eternal destruction. If any of us ever reach heaven, it will be due solely to what God does for us.

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" Romans 5:12 (KJV, emphasis mine).

Spiritual death and a depraved nature is the legacy each and every human inherits because of Adam's transgression. All are born into this world as slaves of Satan (Eph.2:2) and totally incapable of spiritual discernment. Each sinner to spirituall dead. Listen:

"But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of recognizing, understanding and becoming better acquainted with them--because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated" (1 Cor. 2:14, Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible commentary, emphasis mine).

The next time you attend a funeral, try shaking the corpse to make him aware of something really important to you! Of course, you would consider this illustration to be ludicrous, for everyone knows a physically dead person is totally incapable of responding to anything you might do to awaken him; but, the Biblical reality is that each sinner is just as spiritually dead as a person who has physically died!

The Holy Spirit of God does not reside within (does not possess) the "natural, sinful man"--those whose very existence is an on-going spiritual state of death the Bible refers to as being "lost." This means only those in whom He is pleased to dwell eternally can rightly claim to be a "Christian."

And this subject of spiritual death poses a very interesting doctrinal question: How can a spiritually dead man believe? How can he trust Christ when the verse above (1 Corinthians 2:14) clearly states he is incapable of understanding that which is spiritually discerned? The message of the Bible--the very Word of God--is foolishness to him!

"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God" 1 Cor. 1:18 (KJV)

His situation is similar to someone with an AM radio not being able to pick up a FM station! The FM broadcast signal is strong and available, but the AM receiver is not "wired right" to receive it. The natural man is as dead as a tombstone to spiritual verities because he is not wired right! His soul is depraved and  totally isolated from God--twisted beyond self-help due to the effects of Adam's sin. And unless spiritual help comes from an outside source, he will suffer eternal death.

In speaking to the believers at Ephesus, the Apostle Paul had this to say:

"And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins" Ephes. 2:1 (KJV).

Verse 5 then reiterates this principle (speaking of God in His mercy and great love from verse 4):

 "Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)" Ephes. 2:5 (KJV).

The word "quickened" is an old English term meaning to "make alive" and these two verses clearly state that God made them alive when they were dead! But what prompted Him to do so? What transpired that brought them spiritual life? Was it belief on their part? Now before you offer a theologically-conditioned "knee-jerk" answer, I suggest you consider whether or not it is even remotely possible for a spiritually dead individual to believe, when according to 1 Corinthians 2:14, he is incapable of understanding the concepts involved and the preaching of the Gospel is "foolishness" to him??? (1 Corinthians 1:18). How can one exercise saving faith under such circumstances? I respectfully submit that common sense and simple logic will not allow such a conclusion! A person "dead in trespasses and sins" meets the description set forth by Paul in the following verse:

"There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God" Romans 3:11 (KJV, emphasis mine).

As I have stressed in other articles, the first thing Adam and Eve did after partaking of the forbidden fruit was to hide from God! Subsequently, God took the initiative, sought them out, shed the blood of innocent animals as a sacrifice for their sin, and clothed them with their skins. And nowhere in the narrative does it even hint that He asked for their permission. The same is true for all who come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ--the barrier of spiritual death must be removed before belief is possible. We find this unmistakably implied in the Gospel of John, where the Lord said:

"No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me; and [then] I will raise him [from the dead] at the last day" John 6:44 (Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible commentary).

And just prior to this comment, in the same discourse the Lord said:

"All whom My Father has given (entrusted) to Me will come to Me; and him who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out--I will never, no never reject one of them who comes to Me" John 6:37 (Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible commentary, emphasis mine).

"All whom My Father has given to Me" is explained by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 1:3-4, where we find these words:

"Even as [in His love] He chose us--actually picked us out for Himself as His own--in Christ before the foundation of the world; that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted [revealed] as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will--because it pleased Him and was His kind intent" (Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible commentary, emphasis mine).

Please note it is His will in view, not ours! The doctrine of "free will" is a great theological smokescreen foisted upon humanity, in that it teaches man supposedly has the freedom of will to accept or reject Christ. At one time I too believed and taught it, because it was taught to me--but I have since come to understand it is totally false! It is a theologically untenable position because it is not backed by Scripture! The great doctrines of the faith were revealed to the Apostle Paul by the risen Lord Himself, and Paul never once mentions the concept of free will. The only verse of Scripture offered by its proponents that even remotely resembles a proof text is John 1:12:

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name".

Their contention is that the word "received" denotes welcome and reception of Jesus Christ through an act of human free will. But the very next verse (John 1:13) totally destroys that premise! And I quote:

"Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God" John 1:13 (KJV).

The Amplified Bible Commentary renders the verse thusly:

"Who owe their birth neither to bloods, nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse], nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God.--They are born of God!" John 1:13 (Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary).

At this point, we are back to the Scripture quoted above: "No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts and draws him and gives him the desire to come to Me".

C.H. Spurgeon Speaks About Election

Listen carefully to the reknowned and greatly respected evangelist, C.H. Spurgeon:

"In the resurrection of Christ, as in our salvation, there was put forth nothing short of a divine power. What shall we say of those who think that conversion is wrought by the free will of man, and is due to his own betterness of disposition? When we shall see the dead rise from the grave by their own power, then may we expect to see ungodly sinners of their own free will turning to Christ. It is not the word preached, nor the word read in itself; all quickening power proceeds from the Holy Ghost. This power was irresistible. All the soldiers and the high priests could not keep the body of Christ in the tomb; Death himself could not hold Jesus in his bonds: even thus irresistible is the power put forth in the believer when he is raised to newness of life. No sin, no corruption, no devils in hell nor sinners upon earth, can stay the hand of God's grace when it intends to convert a man. If God omnipotently says, "Thou shalt," man shall not say, "I will not." Observe that the power which raised Christ from the dead was glorious. It reflected honour upon God and wrought dismay in the hosts of evil. So there is great glory to God in the conversion of every sinner. It was everlasting power. "Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him." So we, being raised from the dead, go not back to our dead works nor to our old corruptions, but we live unto God. "Because He lives we live also." "For we are dead, and our life is hid with Christ in God." "Like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." Lastly, in the text mark the union of the new life to Jesus. The same power which raised the Head works life in the members. What a blessing to be quickened together with Christ!" ["Morning and Evening Devotions", September 8, C.H. Spurgeon, part of A.W. Tozer CDROM Library; emphasis added]

Spurgeon demonstrates God's Omnipotence in yet another daily devotion.

"For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." Romans 9:15

" In these words the Lord in the plainest manner claims the right to give or to withhold His mercy according to His own sovereign will. As the prerogative of life and death is vested in the monarch, so the Judge of all the earth has a right to spare or condemn the guilty, as may seem best in His sight. Men by their sins have forfeited all claim upon God; they deserve to perish for their sins--and if they all do so, they have no ground for complaint. If the Lord steps in to save any, He may do so if the ends of justice are not thwarted; but if He judges it best to leave the condemned to suffer the righteous sentence, none may arraign Him at their bar. Foolish and impudent are all those discourses about the rights of men to be all placed on the same footing; ignorant, if not worse, are those contentions against discriminating grace, which are but the rebellions of proud human nature against the crown and sceptre of Jehovah. When we are brought to see our own utter ruin and ill desert, and the justice of the divine verdict against sin, we no longer cavil at the truth that the Lord is not bound to save us; we do not murmur if He chooses to save others, as though He were doing us an injury, but feel that if He deigns to look upon us, it will be His own free act of undeserved goodness, for which we shall for ever bless His name.

"How shall those who are the subjects of divine election sufficiently adore the grace of God? They have no room for boasting, for sovereignty most effectually excludes it. The Lord's will alone is glorified, and the very notion of human merit is cast out to everlasting contempt. There is no more humbling doctrine in Scripture than that of election, none more promotive of gratitude, and, consequently, none more sanctifying. Believers should not be afraid of it, but adoringly rejoice in it." ["Morning and Evening Devotions", November 25, C.H. Spurgeon, part of A.W. Tozer CDROM Library; emphasis added]

Christians should, indeed, rejoice that God has chosen us before He ever created us, because that means He has planned out our ending and our ascent into Heaven! As we face these troubling Last Days before the Final Birth Pangs to produce Antichrist, this reality is most comforting. Listen:

"Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days of my life were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them." [Psalm 139:16, Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]

If ALL of our days were written before we were ever born, then God has planned our exit days from this life! This wonderful truth is contained in yet another favorite verse. Listen:

"We are assured and know that, God being a partner in their labor, all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose. For those whom He foreknew, of whom He was aware and loved beforehand, He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son and share inwardly His likeness, that He might become the firstborn among many brethren." [Romans 8:28; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]

As we face these troubling times, we Christians may take great solace from this reality. Because God is a partner in the labor of love with the Holy Spirit, working on behalf of those whom He foreknew. then "all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good" for us. What a joy to realize this Scriptural Truth!

 

Our earlier illustration of the AM-FM radio applies here as well! That electronic device we have at home and in our car is technically referred to as a "receiver" because it "picks up" or receives the electromagnetic signal radiated from the antenna of the station transmitter. And in a strikingly similar manner the supernatural Gospel message is received by those who have been impowered by God to hear it--in the sense of "acquiring it" rather than "taking it." While both meanings are inherent to the word, in this case we insist that the focus of John 1:11-13 is that Christ was acquired by a few, but rejected by most. If the intent of the Holy Spirit had been to convey the meaning of "welcomed Him (Christ)"--as an act of the human will--the Greek word proslambano accurately conveys that meaning, but lambano was used instead.

As I pointed out in part I of this two part series, anyone who makes the effort to learn about the occult will discover the concept of human free will is stressed in their teaching. Roman Catholicism is adamant in her approval of the doctrine and "The Council of Trent" pronounced at least three "anathemas" (curses) upon anyone who would dare teach otherwise! These facts alone should be more than sufficient reason for a fundamental Bible-believer to flee from such teaching!

A spiritually dead man has no freedom of will--not in the theological sense of the term. Yes, he possesses a human will, but as a slave of the devil (Eph.2:2) even that faculty is under the control of his master. Theological "free will" involves the capacity to either please or displease God--and both Adam and Eve originally possessed it. But once they descended into a state of spiritual death, that ability was lost. Why? Once again the Apostle Paul provides the answer:

"So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God" (Romans 8:8 mphasis mine).

And if there is any doubt concerning what Paul means by being "in the flesh," the very next verse defines it:

"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Romans 8:9 (KJV)

Those that are "in the flesh" are lost, because the Holy Spirit does not dwell within them and they cannot please God. This fact instantly rules out the possibility of anyone "working their way to heaven" by means of good deeds. Nothing they can possibly do will please God--not even "accepting" Jesus Christ! Nowhere in the Word of God is the term "accept" used in the context of receiving Christ as Lord and Savior. In each and every case where someone is saved, the terms "believe" or "believed" is used--not "accept."

And this brings us back to the individual who is dead in trespasses and sins. In actual point of fact he/she is as bad off spiritually as is possible. They are alienated from God and the following verse vividly describes their condition:

"That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world" Ephes. 2:12 (KJV, emphasis mine).

Wait a minute! Whoa now!  If it were possible for a person to "accept" Christ through their own volition, hope could (and in actual point of fact often does) exist in the minds of many unregenerate people in that they think they have the option to "make a decision for Christ" at a later time. But this verse flatly states they have no hope. And if we take the time to look closely, we find that the words "accept" and "decision" never appear in the Bible in the context of a personal choice where salvation is concerned. Check it out--in each and every case the individual merely believes!

But, he cannot believe until and unless the Father calls him! So, we are back to John 6:44.

My friends, the obvious reason why free will is so important to Rosicrucians, Freemasons, Roman Catholics, Mormons, etc., is that it is an essential tenet in their teaching concering personal works as a means to salvation. But what is not so obvious is the reason for its current popularity among Protestant evangelicals. My intent is not to be harsh, but most of these brethren cling tenaciously to the principle of free will because the alternative--God's absolute sovereignty in salvation--is abhorrent to them. They insist that for God to be solely responsible in the salvation of a soul would be unfair because it would show partiality and the Bible says He does not do so. But even though that apparent logic seems to make sense to the human mind, it actually assumes a limitation upon what God can do! Is our wonderful and all-powerful God incabable of choice without showing partiality? Beloved, He can do anything He desires as we find in the following passage:

"Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it" Isaiah 46:9-11 (KJV, emphasis mine).

So in taking this overall stance, they avoid dealing with the totality of spiritual death. And whether they realize it or not, the position of free will does not concede the fact that there is no hope left to the lost and the only possible way out of their dire predicament is through God's choice alone. It seems to elude them that we were given no choice whatever in being born spiritually dead, yet they insist upon having a choice in reversing the process!  But the inescapable conclusion is that God does something for His elect that is totally outside their ability to do for themselves. And that "something" is the supernatural reversal of spiritual death as a prerequisite to belief. Yes, you read it correctly--I said that spiritual reversal is prerequisite to belief! We demonstrated earlier that dead men cannot even understand the concepts involved in salvation, let alone believe. So it is logically imperative God has to impart spiritual life for genuine belief to follow. And we find this to be the case with God's elect ones--those chosen in Christ from before the foundation of the world (Eph.1:4). Notice the last phrase of Acts 13:48, where it says:

".....and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed".

Notice it does not say, "....as many as believed were ordained to eternal life," because the Greek will not allow that reversal, according to comments made by the Greek scholar A.T. Robertson on Acts 13:48:

"Believed (episteusan). Summary or constative first aorist active indicative of . The subject of this verb is the relative clause. By no manner of legerdemain (sleight of hand or trickery) can it be made to mean “those who believe were appointed.” It was saving faith that was exercised only by those who were appointed unto eternal life, who were ranged on the side of eternal life, who were thus revealed as the subjects of God’s grace by the stand that they took on this day for the Lord. It was a great day for the kingdom of God" (A.T. Robertson's Word Pictures In The New Testament, emphasis and parenthetical insert mine).

Also note the logical order found in the following verse:

 "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through (1) sanctification of the Spirit and (2) belief of the truth" (2 Thes. 2:13 emphasis and parenthetical inserts mine).

Sanctification--being purified and set apart by the Holy Spirit--precedes belief of the truth. And only those who are regenerated (literally "born from above" by the Spirit) are capable of such belief. Prior to the impartation of spiritual life, even God's elect are dead to spiritual things and without hope! The principle of sanctification, or setting apart, preceding belief is clearly seen in the lives of two of God's choicest servants: The prophet Jeremiah:

"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations" Jeremiah 1:5 (KJV).

And the Apostle Paul:

"But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace; [16] To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood" Galatians 1:15-16 (KJV)

Many preachers and teachers say they cannot believe in God's absolute sovereignty in the matter of salvation "because of all the 'whosoever wills' in the Bible. I did a word search in my computer Bible program and found only the following "whosoever wills" that might pertain to this subject of whether man can choose Jesus on the basis of free will.

* "Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it." (Mark 8:34-35)

* "... whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister." (Mark 10:43)

* "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it." (Luke 9:24)

These are the only "whosoever wills" in the entire Bible that even closely relates to salvation; however, in each of these cases, we have to go back to the reality that, before a person could come to the position to --

* "deny himself, take up his cross and follow" Jesus

* "be great among you ... minister"

* "losing his life for Jesus' sake"

-- that person must first pass through the portal the Bible demands: "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him..." (John 6:44}

But, you say, "that is not fair" that God would choose to save some but not others".

The Apostle Paul faced this very dilemma in his day. His answer to the objections about God's salvation sovereignty is found in Romans 9:18-24:

"Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, Even us ..." (Romans 9:18-24; Emphasis added)

Thus, to answer his critics, the Apostle Paul simply appealed to God's sovereignty, and told them that they must just accept this doctrine by faith, and leave the issue of "fairness" up to God. We can give you no answer better than the one the Holy Spirit gave to the Apostle Paul, above.

And in closing, we cite another example in which salvation terms are given in an order opposite to that which is commonly believed and taught today:

"Who hath (1) saved us, and (2) called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began" 2 Tim. 1:9 (KJV, emphasis and numeric inserts mine).

(For further comments and related doctrinal discussion, we suggest our previous article, "The ABC's and XYZ's of Salvation" at http://www.cuttingedge.org/articles/p154.htm)

If you have been born again and received Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.

If you have never placed your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior, but have come to sense His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to receive His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you truly believe in Him as Lord and Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually. If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.

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