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Almighty God LOVES YOU
That God gave his only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but shall have eternal life!
Almighty God is
Of Your SINS And To
TURN To HIM
For HELP That WILL Set You FREE From SIN!
The Word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, is written to YOU ! No matter who you are, no matter where you live, no matter what you have done, the one true and ONLY Almighty God LOVES YOU and He wants you to receive forgiveness for your sins! You see, God has written words in a book called the Holy Bible to tell you of His great LOVE that He has for YOU!
Almighty God LOVES you and He wants to come dwell within you so that he can empower you to over come sin through His Word and His Holy Spirit that dwells in those who BELIEVE His Word. Almighty God desires to lead and guide you into all truth through his Holy Spirit. Even as you are reading or hearing these words, God is drawing you by His Holy Spirit to BELIEVE His Word.
But FIRST, before God's Holy Spirit can come and dwell inside of you to help you in every area of your life, you must answer His calling out to you by BELIEVING His Word and come to Him and ask Him for FORGIVENESS of all the wrong and bad things that you have done in your life. God's Word teaches us that we ALL have done something wrong and displeasing to God at some point in our life. Even if you yourself THINK that you are a GOOD person and that you do not think that you have done anything wrong by comparing your self to others you still need to know that God has considered ALL of mankind under sin, so that he can provide a way for all of mankind to be forgiven. So then, even thinking that you are BETTER than others is WRONG in the eyes of the one true and only Almighty God that created YOU and because of pride God has concluded ALL of mankind to be under SIN and therefore worthy of DEATH.
Please do not misunderstand the REASON of why God has concluded for ALL of mankind to be under sin. It is NOT that God wants to punish mankind, but rather the reason Almighty God has concluded ALL of mankind to have fallen short of His glory is so that HE can FORGIVE all the sins of whosoever will come to Him by providing His OWN sacrificial Lamb to die for our sins, and not only for our sins, but the sins of the WHOLE world.
You see, the GOOD NEWS is that Almighty God wants to FORGIVE YOU, so that you can start over with your life with HIM by believing His WORD and repenting of your sins. God wants to wash all the bad things that you have done clean away from your life so that you are pure and clean before HIM just as if you had never done anything wrong ever in your life.
Now the very moment that you repent of your sins and confess your sins to God asking Him to forgive you of everything that is not pleasing to Him, then you are to BELIEVE his WORD that teaches us that God is ALWAYS faithful to forgive us when we ask His forgiveness and that He casts your sins away from you as far as the east is for the west, which is infinity. God promises that HE will never hold anything that you have asked for forgiveness against you ever again. You are cleansed from ALL your sins by the shed blood of his Son Jesus.
But WE, as in, any one of us can TURN from going east to return to going west, and the very moment we turn from do what is right and good in the eyes of God, then we are immediately going west and then God has no choice but to conclude us to be under sin once again. In other words, the distance that the east is from the west is infinity as long as a person continues in the SAME direction. However the very moment a person walking in righteousness and in the way of Almighty God and then TURNS from doing what pleases God and TURNS back to living in sin, then the distance from the east is to the west is ZERO, because in TURNING from one direction to the other a person is INSTANTLY going ANOTHER way.
There is only ONE way to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come and that ONE WAY is through Jesus Christ, the Son of the one true living God, Almighty God the Father your creator who walked in RIGHTEOUSNESS and who did not sin. Jesus is our example that we are to follow, but first things first. The FIRST step is for YOU to be forgiven for ALL of your past sins. A sin is something that you did or did not do that was not pleasing to God. And God cannot help you or me or anyone who has sin in their life. This is why God has provided a way for YOU and me and all of mankind to be forgiven of all our sins.
This is why the GOOD NEWS of being FORGIVEN of all your past SINS or wrong doings toward others and toward God is called the GOSPEL OF Jesus Christ.
The reason that the Holy Bible calls this GOOD NEWS the GOSPEL of Almighty God wanting to FORGIVE you of all the things that you have ever done wrong throughout your whole life in the past is because the word "GOSPEL" means GOOD NEWS. And it is called the gospel of Jesus Christ, because Jesus is the NAME of God's Son, whom Almighty God the Father sent out into the world to LAY DOWN his very own life so that YOU may have not only a more ABUNDANT life in this present world, but more importantly that YOU may have EVERLASTING LIFE or ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.
You see, you may not realize it or even be aware of it, but the world we are presently living in is DYING. What I mean by this is that wickedness, selfishness, greed, hatred, and violence is growing and spreading more and more throughout the entire world. And this is bad, not only because it makes life harder for the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and lowly to even survive from day to day, but it is also bad, because Almighty God is sending his Son Jesus back to the earth to JUDGE all of mankind for their wrong doings toward each other.
And the ONLY way to ESCAPE this coming JUDGMENT called the WRATH of Almighty God is to CALL upon the NAME of Jesus, because the Word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, teaches us that the NAME of JESUS of Nazareth is the ONLY name given among mankind whereby mankind must be SAVED or delivered from this coming judgment or WRATH of Almighty God that is going to be poured out upon ALL people, who do NOT REPENT of their wrong doings, which the Bible calls SIN.
Now you yourself may have already repented of your sins and you are made perfect in God's eyes by obeying His Word to do all his will, but what about your family, friends and co-workers? Is everyone you know saved? Does all your family serve God in righteousness. I do not say these things to condemn or to judge you, but rather to stir up in you a passion to share God's Word to others. The time is growing short and the time of the return of our soon coming King is drawing close. So in this way the coming judgment is not wanted to come, because some of us still have family and friends who are not ready for this coming judgment. For those of you who are already saved and have the witness of the Holy Spirit within you that you know that you know that you are saved, then this study in God's word may be something that you already know. In other words, I am writing this study to those who have never picked up a Bible to read what God himself is writing to YOU.
It is written in the Word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible that Almighty God is NOT WILLING or God
does NOT DESIRE that ANY person should perish or be lost, but rather Almighty
God desires that ALL of mankind should come to REPENTANCE and call
upon the name of His Son, JESUS, and be saved. And this means YOU, no matter who you are, or what you have done, Jesus died for YOUR sins.
I do not just want to simply tell you these Words of God that I have read for myself, but I want YOU to read them and hear them for yourself straight from the Word of God, the Holy Bible.
The Holy Bible is composed of many individual books, letters, poems, and prophesies that were collected and written down in one volume of a book, which is called today, the Holy Bible. You may already have a Bible, but if not you can purchase one almost at any store that sells books. Since you are reading this study I am assuming that you have access to the Internet. So if you do not have a Bible of your own you can read the Bible online at this link:
A free Bible app for your phone, tablet or computer:
So then, for those of you who have no knowledge of how to look things up in the Bible I will share with you some of the basic things to look up verses that I or anyone else quotes in the Bible studies that they or I write.
For example, when I quote something from the Word of Almighty God I will give you the name of the book first that is followed by a number, which will be the number of the chapter in that book. Then following this chapter number will be a colon, which looks like two dots one directly over the other like so (:). Then following this symbol of the colon, (:) without the parenthesis () there will be another number, which will be the number for the verse in that particular chapter and book of the Bible.
For example: Lets say that I want you to know directly from God's Word that Almighty God LOVES YOU so much that he gave His only begotten Son to suffer and die for all of YOUR sins! And I want you to read this TRUTH for yourself directly from God's word, then I will quote to you a verse from the Bible that teaches us that God LOVES us.
So then, I will say something like, "Please read John 3:16-18", which means that I want you to look up the book of John in the Holy Bible, which is in the New Testament, then after you find the book of John in the New Testament of the Holy Bible I want you to turn to chapter 3 of the book of John, then when you have turned to chapter 3 of the book of John in the New Testament of the Holy Bible I want you to begin reading with verse 16 and continue reading through verse 18.
Please read John 3:16-18 from the King James Version or translation of the Holy Bible, which says,
18. He that believeth (or believes and does not stop believing) on him is not condemned: but he that believeth (or believes and does not stop believing) not is condemned already, because he hath (or has) not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
Whenever I myself do a teaching from the Bible I most always use the King James Version that I quote in my Bible studies, because this is the translation that my pastor referred or recommended me to read, when I first received the Word of TRUTH into my heart and I accepted Jesus as my personal savior as being the closest word for word translation. Please understand that I am NOT saying the you must read only from the King James Version of the Bible, but rather I am saying that it is the translation that I myself PREFER.
You see, when I first came to know about how much God truly LOVED me, and I received His Word of TRUTH into my heart, then I had a hunger in my heart that I wanted to read more about Him, so I went to the bookstore to buy a Bible, but when I got there I found that there were several different translations and I did not know which Bible translation to buy. I went back and I asked my pastor which Bible would be the best? He told me that all of the different translations of the Bible were the Word of TRUTH, but yet every translation has some minor errors in them. My pastor told me that he himself preferred the King James Version, because to him, it appeared to have fewer errors in translating into English from the original Hebrew and Greek languages that the Bible was written in originally than any other translation. So I took his advice and have been reading the King James Version as my preferred choice ever since.
However in STUDYING the Bible I do often compare the different translations and sometimes I will quote from them as well, but I will always tell you which translation I am quoting from so that you, the reader will know from which translation I am quoting, unless I am quoting from the King James Version of the Bible.
Also please know and understand that even though I use the King James Version I will often add EMPHASIS in the Bible studies that I write by CAPITALIZING WORDS, underlining words, making the letters in bold print, and sometimes I will highlight parts of the verse when I really want to draw your attention to something in that particular verse of scripture.
Also I will change the OLD King James English into a more modern English that we use today.
As an example for you to compare I will use the same passage of scripture that we just read above found in John 3:16-18 with the OLD English words changed to what they mean today in modern English and I will also add EMPHASIS on certain words to illustrate to you that even though the verses in my Bible studies do not match exactly word for word from the King James Version of the Bible that you may be reading from I just want you to know that I have not changed the meaning of any words or verses.
Here is John 3:16-18 after I have changed the OLD English word "believeth" to the more modern English word "believes", which you can plainly see does NOT change the meaning of the word, but simply changes the OLD pronunciation of the word "believeth" to the NEW pronunciation "believes". And I have changed the Old English word "hath" to the modern word "has". I have also made some emphasis on certain words in order to make the verse clearer to understand.
Also notice that I have added some comments in (parenthesis to help the reader understand who is speaking and what I have come to believe the verse is teaching us).
And as well please notice that in my Bible studies I will quote the passages of scripture from Holy Bible in both "quotation marks and italics" so that the Word of TRUTH is easily recognized and therefore distinguished from my own words of comment and teaching.
With that being said here is John 3:16-18 from the King James Version of the Holy Bible with emphasis added.
"For God SO LOVED the WORLD, that He (speaking of Almighty God the Father) gave his only begotten SON, (speaking of Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father) that (or so that) WHOSOEVER (which means YOU no matter who you are or what you have done.) BELIEVES in him (speaking of if YOU believe in the SON of Almighty God and that Jesus died for YOUR sins, then YOU) should NOT perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE.
17. For (or because, or for this reason) God sent not His Son into the world to CONDEMN the world; but that (or rather that) the WORLD through him might be SAVED. (In other words, Jesus the SON OF Almighty God died for the sins of the WHOLE world, but ONLY those who BELIEVE this TRUTH shall receive forgiveness of all their past sins to be placed back in a right relationship with Almighty God so that he can now come and dwell in YOU to empower you to overcome the enemy and keep sin out of your life so that in the world to come you might receive eternal life.)
18. He ( or she meaning WHOSOEVER or whatsoever person, which includes YOU) that BELIEVES on him is NOT condemned: BUT he that BELIEVES NOT is condemned already, BECAUSE he has NOT BELIEVED in the NAME of the only begotten SON of God."
So again, I want YOU yourself to KNOW with all your heart and all your mind that Almighty God LOVES YOU SO VERY MUCH that He GAVE His only begotten and dearly beloved Son to lay down his very own life for YOU! Yes, EVEN while you are yet in your SINS Almighty God LOVES YOU! Now God does not love the fact that you have sinned or that you may be presently living in sin, but I want you to KNOW and be assured that Almighty God loves YOU a he wants so desperately to FORGIVE YOU of your sins!
I want you to KNOW that Jesus, the SON of God, has ALREADY laid down his life to REDEEM you back to Almighty God his Father, but BEFORE this free gift of salvation can be RECEIVED by YOU, then YOU yourself must BELIEVE in your heart that Jesus died on the cross for YOU!
You see, the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, teaches us that Jesus died not ONLY for MY sins, and the sins of all of us who already believe, but Jesus also died for the sins of the WHOLE WORLD, which includes ALL of YOUR sins no matter how many or how big! You see, no matter who you are, and no matter WHAT you have done Almighty God and his SON Jesus LOVES YOU even while you are living in sin, and they, Almighty God the Father and his Son Jesus want to FORGIVE YOU of ALL your past sins so that they can fellowship with you and help you in every area of your life, but most importantly that you may receive the reward of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come, which God will give to those of us, who are faithful to walk in HIS ways all of our days.
So then, IF SO BE that you yourself REPENT of your SINS and TURN to Almighty God and DO that which is right in the eyes of God, which is to LOVE your fellow man and walk after the leading of the Holy Spirit of Almighty God all the days of the rest of your life, then you will receive God's promise of reward of ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.
We will talk more about what it means to be saved and HOW to be saved in the Bible studies called "HOW CAN I BE SAVED?" and "WHAT DOES BEING SAVED TRULY MEAN?", but for now please read 1 John 2:2, which teaches us that Jesus DIED for YOUR SINS just the SAME as Jesus died for MY SINS. Whenever you see a name of a Bible study in all capital blue letters and underlined in blue, then clicking on that link will open a new page for you to read that study. But I have found in my own personal studies that it is best to stay focused on one study at a time, so this is why I say, but for NOW let us continue with THIS study. I am just sharing what I have found that works BEST for ME.
Here is 1 John 2:2, which clearly and plainly ASSURES us that Jesus died for ALL of mankind while we were yet living in sin.
"And he (speaking of Jesus) is the propitiation for our sins (which means that Jesus is the ATONEMENT or the sacrifice for our SINS. The word "atonement" means that Jesus paid the price that was required to redeem or buy mankind back to Almighty God. later on you can read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?", which answers a lot of questions that I myself have had through the years. And one of those question was why would God who created us need to redeem us or buy us back and from who is God buying us back from?): and NOT for ours ONLY, but ALSO for the SINS of the WHOLE world."
Simply put, this means that Jesus died for YOUR SINS just the SAME as he died for MY sins, and all that you need to do to RECEIVE this FORGIVENESS of ALL your past sins is to BELIEVE and continue to believe and not stop believing that Jesus IS the SON of the one true and only Almighty God who created you, and that Jesus DIED to set you free from SIN.
The Word of God also teaches us that after Jesus was crucified for our sins and was laid in the tomb, that after three days of Jesus being dead and being sealed in the tomb the Holy Spirit of Almighty God raised his Son from the dead, opened the tomb and gave to His Son Jesus ETERNAL LIFE even as Almighty God the Father has eternal life in Himself. Please read John 5:21-29, which teaches us that Almighty God, the Father has given ALL authority to His SON Jesus even to the raising of the dead back to life again, because Jesus is the Son of MAN.
23. THAT (or so THAT) all men should HONOR the SON, EVEN AS they HONOR the Father. He that honors NOT the Son honors NOT the Father which has SENT him.(In other words, if you do NOT BELIEVE that the one true and only Almighty God has a SON, whose name is JESUS or Yeshua in the original language, then you do NOT believe in the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God who created YOU, because Almighty God is doing a NEW thing in the earth and this NEW thing is that HE, the one true and only Almighty God himself creator of all things, has commanded that all men should honor the His SON, Jesus, EVEN AS we honor Almighty God Himself. These are not MY words, but rather they are God's WORDS and if you do NOT believe HIS Word, then you will REMAIN dead in your sins and you will NOT inherit eternal life in the world to come. So then, if you are a Muslim, a Jew, or anyone who does not presently believe that Almighty God has a SON, then I implore you to take a CLOSER look at the WHOLE word of Almighty God, the Holy Bible, and you will clearly see that it is Almighty God HIMSELF who chose to have a SON to GIVE as a ransom to buy back mankind from his enemy. And that the ONLY name given among mankind for us to be saved is the name of Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father. The heart of the gospel is that Almighty God GAVE us His only BEGOTTEN Son to die on the cross for ALL of mankind so that whosoever BELIEVES on the SON OF Almighty God may be saved.)
24. Verily, verily, (or TRULY TRULY) I say unto you, HE (or she or whosoever or whatsoever person) that HEARS my word (speaking of ALL the words of Jesus that his God and Father gave His Son to speak, but specifically the word that Jesus just spoke to us, which is that we must HONOR Jesus the SON of Almighty God EVEN AS we HONOR Almighty God Himself), and BELIEVES on Him (speaking of the one true and only Almighty God) that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall NOT come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
28. Marvel NOT at this (WHY? Why are we not to marvel that Almighty God GAVE his SON Jesus life in himself and ALL AUTHORITY and ALL JUDGMENT?): FOR (or because) the hour is coming, in the which ALL that are in the graves shall HEAR his voice,
Can you not see how vitally important it is to believe in the ONLY NAME given among mankind whereby you MUST be SAVED. Please read Acts 4:10-12 which clearly teaches us that there is NO OTHER NAME given among mankind whereby we MUST be SAVED.
"Be it KNOWN unto you ALL, and to all the people of Israel, that BY the NAME of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified (speaking of Israel crucifying Jesus the Son of God), whom God raised from the dead, even by him (even BY Almighty God through the NAME of his SON Jesus) does this man stand here before you whole (if you read the whole context you will see that Peter spoke the NAME of Jesus to this man that was LAME and Almighty God HEALED him immediately and the man was made whole, because of this man's FAITH in the words of Peter who was speaking in behalf of Almighty God in the name of God's SON Jesus).
11. This is the stone which was set at naught (or consider as being worthless or of no use) of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12. NEITHER is there SALVATION in ANY OTHER: for there is NONE OTHER NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we MUST be SAVED."
Now if you are a Jew or a Muslim, you may THINK you are doing what the one true God wants yo to do, or you my even SINCERELY believe in the one true God of Abraham, but IF you do NOT BELIEVE in His SON Jesus, then you are being DECEIVED by Satan, the Devil and you are yet under CONDEMNATION of DEATH according to the word of TRUTH written in John 3:16-18, which we read earlier. To say this another way just believing in the one true God is not what saves anyone. The Bible says that the Devils believe in God and they do tremble. God has made a NEW COVENANT with mankind and He no longer accepts the OLD covenant of the Old Testament. God NOW wants all of mankind to worship him is SPIRIT and in TRUTH. And the TRUTH of Almighty God HIMSELF is that he desires us to BELIEVE that he has a SON who he sent to suffer and die on the cross as an INNOCENT MAN so God's name would be cleared so that God could redeem mankind back to himself.
God is doing a NEW thing in the earth. God now has a SON and his name is Jesus, or Yeshua, and it is Almighty God HIMSELF who has chosen that salvation be THROUGH His SON and no other. The Bible teaches us that if we do NOT have the SON, then we do NOT have Almighty God the Father. There are at least 365 prophecies of Jesus in the Old Testament. Jesus said to the Jews that they sought eternal life in the word of God and Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God said that the scriptures spoke of HIM as being the CHRIST, the ANOINTED on of Almighty God whom Almighty God himself sent out into the world to preach deliverance to Israel first and then to the Gentiles.
God planned to have a Son from before the foundation of the world. So if Almighty God HIMSELF chose that the ONLY way to obtain eternal life is to BELIEVE on the name of his SON, Jesus, then how shall anyone escape his judgment if they REJECT so great a salvation?
This means that IF you DIE
without CALLING upon the NAME of JESUS and confessing with your mouth
that Jesus is the SON of Almighty God, who DIED for your sins and that
Almighty God raised His Son Jesus from the dead and gave ALL JUDGMENT
into the hands of His SON, then when Jesus calls your name and you
rise from the grave back to life you will be JUDGED by the WORD of
TRUTH, the WHOLE Bible including the NEW Testament, and because you did NOT BELIEVE in the name of Jesus, ONLY NAME under heaven
given among mankind to SAVE you, then you will be cast into the
eternal fire and destroyed. It all comes down to YOU making a CHOICE to BELIEVE or NOT to believe the Word of God, the Holy Bible. And if any other book such as the Quran, the Haddith, the book of Mormon, or any other book consider holy by your religion is esteemed by YOU to be of a HIGHER authority than the Holy Bible, then YOU are in danger of the eternal judgment of being destroyed in the lake of fire spoken of the the ONLY word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible itself.
IF you do BELIEVE this Word of TRUTH written in the Holy Bible, then YOU
will be FORGIVEN of ALL your past sins and placed back into right relationship with Almighty God your creator, and you will also inherit ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come, IF SO BE
that you CONTINUE to BELIEVE and FOLLOW the teachings of Jesus His
Son unto the END of your life or until Jesus returns from heaven to
receive you unto himself to give you eternal life for being FAITHFUL to follow his teachings. Please read
Romans 10:8-13 which teaches us that we must CONFESS out loud our FAITH in Jesus, so that
others can hear that we BELIEVE that Jesus DIED for our sins and then
rose again from the dead and that Jesus is COMING AGAIN to JUDGE the world by the Word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible.
11. For the scripture says, WHOSOEVER BELIEVES on him shall NOT be ashamed (In other words, if YOU TRULY BELIEVE with all your HEART that Jesus the SON of Almighty God died for YOUR sins and not for yours ONLY, but ALSO for the sins of EVERYONE you know and LOVE, then you will NOT be ASHAMED to proclaim God's LOVE to others by telling them what God did for YOU He will also do for them).
This is the basic GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, which proclaims that Jesus is the SON of the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God, the Father, and that Almighty God SO LOVED the entire world that He sent His Son out into the world to DIE for the SINS of EVERY ONE in the WHOLE world so that WHOSOEVER, no matter what person, no matter who that will BELIEVE in their heart and then CONFESS with their mouth that Jesus DIED for their sins, and that God raised his Son from the grave on the third day, then that person, who BELIEVES, shall be SAVED, as in, the BELIEVER is FORGIVEN of ALL their PAST SINS so that they will be brought back into RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Almighty God in order that God can put his Holy Spirit within them so as to empower them to live their lives free from sin through faith in the promises that God has given us in His Word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible.
Now what happens? I mean what happens now that YOU have asked Almighty God to FORGIVE you of all your sins? Here is where some new believers become confused, because they do not understand what the Bible means by the word "SAVED". For a deeper understand of what it truly means to be SAVED please read the study on my website at AMatterOfTruth.com called "WHAT DOES BEING SAVED TRULY MEAN?".
But for now just know that sin has NO more DOMINION over you and that Almighty God desires to BAPTIZE or to FILL you with his Holy Spirit so as to EMPOWER you or endue you with POWER from on high to live your life free from sin. For a deep understanding on HOW to live your live FREE from SIN please read the study entitled "HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN!".
And for a deeper understanding on how to RECEIVE the BAPTISM of the Holy Spirit, which means the be FILLED to overflowing with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God with the physical evidence of speaking in other tongues, then please read the study called "THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER!" and "STIR UP THE GIFT THAT IS WITHIN YOU!".
Also know that Almighty God wants you to be BAPTIZED in WATER by submersion under the water by another fellow believer to show that you DIED to your OLD life of living in SIN and that your old flesh nature is now BURIED with Jesus in his death and then being raised out of the water you are now alive unto God to serve Him in righteousness. And the reason you follow on to OBEY God's word and be BAPTIZED in WATER is to prove to others that you truly believe and understand that your old man that loved sin in now DEAD and that you are now ALIVE unto God to serve him in righteousness and GOOD WORKS loving your fellow man. For a deeper understanding about water baptism and presenting yourself as a living sacrifice to God, which means you are committed to live a life that is pleasing to Almighty God, then please read the study called "HOW BAPTISM SAVES!"
The heart of this message of Almighty God LOVING YOU so very much is that He is CALLING you to REPENT of your SINS so that He can cleanse you of your sins and then come and DWELL IN you to lead and guide you into all truth. For a deeper understanding of what the Word of TRUTH means by the word REPENT or REPENTANCE, then please read the study entitled "TRUE BIBLICAL REPENTANCE" but for now I want you to read Acts 17:23-31, which teaches us that God is no longer going to have patience with those who are worshiping FALSE gods, but is COMMANDING that men every where REPENT and TURN to him for FORGIVENESS. Please keep in mind that false gods can mean whatever YOU place above Almighty God himself. A false god can be MONEY, your work, or any thing that is more important to you than Almighty God and his Son Jesus.
"For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions (your little altars with your idols of all your gods to whom you burn incense and light candle and to whom you pray), I found an altar with this inscription , TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore you ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.(In others words, the UNKNOWN God whom your worship in IGNORANCE I now declare to you and make him KNOWN to you)
24. God (speaking of the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God) that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwells NOT in temples made with hands;
25. Neither is worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed any thing, seeing He gives to all life, and breath, and all things;
26. And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27. That they should SEEK the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He (speaking of Almighty God) be NOT FAR from EVERY ONE of us:
28. For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.
29. For as much then as we are the offspring of God, we ought NOT to THINK (or believe) that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.(In other words, we are NOT to have IDOLS and IMAGES of the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God)
30. And the times of this ignorance God winked at (in other words, the time that God did not judge those who worshiped idols is OVER); but NOW COMMANDS ALL MEN EVERY WHERE to REPENT: (God's PLAN from the foundation of the earth has been established as the ONLY way to be saved and obtain eternal life in the world to come. So God is saying TODAY is the day of salvation.)
31. BECAUSE He has appointed a day, in the which He will JUDGE the world in righteousness BY that MAN (speaking of his SON Jesus, the Soon of MAN) whom HE has ordained; whereof He has given assurance unto ALL men, in that He has RAISED him from the DEAD."
I want you to KNOW that Almighty God LOVES you and that He does NOT want you to PERISH or to be eternally destroyed in the everlasting fire of judgment. And this is WHY He sent His SON Jesus to DIE for your SINS so that all you have to DO is ASK God to FORGIVE you of ALL your SINS and then TURN AWAY from your old life of sinning unto a NEW life of living righteously and doing GOOD WORKS through the power of His Holy Spirit, which God wants to give to you to dwell inside of you the very moment that you REPENT of all your sins and ask God to FORGIVE you of all your sins.
God has made it so easy for you to be saved if you will ONLY BELIEVE and TURN to him for FORGIVENESS and HELP to live a life pleasing to him, then God the Father Himself will come and dwell IN you to empower you to walk in HIS ways.
So I implore you to come to Jesus while there is still time. Jesus is coming back to the earth soon and you do not know if you shall be alive tomorrow to repent of your sins. Do not be deceived by putting off a decision so important as accepting or rejecting ETERNAL LIFE.
CALL on the NAME of Jesus right now and ask Almighty God to FORGIVE you of all your sins. Then ask God to fill you with the SAME Holy Spirit who dwelt in his Son Jesus to come into your life to help you live a life pleasing to Almighty God. Right NOW CONFESS that you BELIEVE that Jesus DIED for your sins and the God raised him from the dead and ASK God to forgive you of all your sins, and the BELIEVE that God is faithful and just to ALWAYS forgive those who ASK him in sincerity to forgive them And then tell others that Almighty God forgave you of all your past sins and that He wants to forgive them as well. Share this GOSPEL of GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ to as many as you can and as soon as you can. Refer those you know and want to be saved to this study in God's word. Print it out and share with everyone you know. Would you not want THEM to share with YOU such good news of receiving eternal life? Then YOU do unto others as you would have them do unto you! This is God's way! LOVING others and wanting THEM to have what God has given YOU!
Then get yourself a Holy Bible and read it every day asking God to lead and guide you into all truth. Get connected to a church in your area to worship God and exhort one another to do good works of reaching out and helping those in need. And I do implore you to continue on to read all the studies that I have written for YOU, the seeker of the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.
Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Welcome to the kingdom of God, you are now my brother or sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, IF SO BE, that you BELIEVE and RECEIVE this word of TRUTH into your heart and KEEP these words in your heart unto the END. Where the END is the end of your mortal life or when Jesus returns which ever comes first.
Your brother in Jesus Christ,
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