Comments From Our Readers
I discovered your website today and think it might be the best in the brotherhood!!!
Just wanted to send a quick note to tell you how encouraging it is to find your site so easily when searching the web! I am part of a small congregation and there are few scripturally sound churches in our area, or really in Minnesota at all! I am fairly young in the faith, and it is just so encouraging to find such a sound website and realize that there are so many christians out there, even if there aren't that many near us. Thank you for your hard work on this website, it is a blessing!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your website and all of the hard work you put into it. I have been downloading and listening to the lessons. You have an outstanding website. I really like the new look! ... I have really enjoyed your audio lessons and have many, many more to go through. Thanks so much for all of your hard work! It is greatly appreciated, believe me!
I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your public warning of Songs of Faith and Praise. Many in the church do not realize that this book was really written for a denomination -- there is even an instrumental accompaniment book that can be purchased! ...
I want to thank you for having all the good info. on this web site. It is very helpful and accurate!
I would like to thank you for the wonderful bible studies materials on your website. I was very convicted when I read the lessons on Ecclesiastes. It helped me to gain the right perspective on the meaning of our short life on earth and how to gain true happiness.
I happened across your site while searching the web for some Bible class material resources. Thank you for validating concerns that I have had about Songs of Faith and Praise that are used by some of our younger members in home singings. I plan to share your excellent link with them and encourage them to think carefully about these and other songs.
THANKS FOR A GODLY WEB PAGE AND HE WILL BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO HIM AND HIS PEOPLE.
May God Continue to Bless you in the ministry of "Thy Word is Truth" ministery.
Thank you for an awesome place to learn Gods word.
Thank you so much for your ministry. Your website has been a blessing to me.
I just want to thank you for such a wonderful site. Cheers and all the best wishes for the website. Wish you great success. (India)
I was impressed with your article on singing. It is true, we exclude instruments but sometimes we don't pay attention to the words. I will now, thanks to you.
Keep up the good work you are doing a great work for the Lord.Have a good day and pray the work will touch many lives for the good.
I came across this site by accident and I absolutely love it!
I have studied your web site, and I found it the most wonderful site to get right to the True Word of God. (Pakistan)
I am writing to encourage you and to Praise God for you all. And to encourage you to continue with your Audio sermons. I have and continue to listen to them over and over.
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God's Plan of Salvation
You must hear the gospel and then understand and recognize that you are lost without Jesus Christ no matter who you are and no matter what your background is. The Bible tells us that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Before you can be saved, you must understand that you are lost and that the only way to be saved is by obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:8) Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
You must believe and have faith in God because “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.” (Hebrews 11:6) But neither belief alone nor faith alone is sufficient to save. (James 2:19; James 2:24; Matthew 7:21)
You must repent of your sins. (Acts 3:19) But repentance alone is not enough. The so-called “Sinner’s Prayer” that you hear so much about today from denominational preachers does not appear anywhere in the Bible. Indeed, nowhere in the Bible was anyone ever told to pray the “Sinner’s Prayer” to be saved. By contrast, there are numerous examples showing that prayer alone does not save. Saul, for example, prayed following his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:11), but Saul was still in his sins when Ananias met him three days later (Acts 22:16). Cornelius prayed to God always, and yet there was something else he needed to do to be saved (Acts 10:2, 6, 33, 48). If prayer alone did not save Saul or Cornelius, prayer alone will not save you. You must obey the gospel. (2 Thess. 1:8)
You must confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. (Romans 10:9-10) Note that you do NOT need to make Jesus “Lord of your life.” Why? Because Jesus is already Lord of your life whether or not you have obeyed his gospel. Indeed, we obey him, not to make him Lord, but because he already is Lord. (Acts 2:36) Also, no one in the Bible was ever told to just “accept Jesus as your personal savior.” We must confess that Jesus is the Son of God, but, as with faith and repentance, confession alone does not save. (Matthew 7:21)
Having believed, repented, and confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, you must be baptized for the remission of your sins. (Acts 2:38) It is at this point (and not before) that your sins are forgiven. (Acts 22:16) It is impossible to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ without teaching the absolute necessity of baptism for salvation. (Acts 8:35-36; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Peter 3:21) Anyone who responds to the question in Acts 2:37 with an answer that contradicts Acts 2:38 is NOT proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Once you are saved, God adds you to his church and writes your name in the Book of Life. (Acts 2:47; Philippians 4:3) To continue in God’s grace, you must continue to serve God faithfully until death. Unless they remain faithful, those who are in God’s grace will fall from grace, and those whose names are in the Book of Life will have their names blotted out of that book. (Revelation 2:10; Revelation 3:5; Galatians 5:4)