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Question: Pick from the list below what you think is necessary to get you to heaven.
 Obeying God's law and commandments - 28 (52.8%)
Doing your best - 7 (13.2%)
Living a good life - 2 (3.8%)
Good works - 3 (5.7%)
Tithing, or giving money to the church - 1 (1.9%)
Church membership or attendance - 1 (1.9%)
Water baptism - 7 (13.2%)
Holy communion - 4 (7.5%)
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« on: June 20, 2003, 05:26:25 PM »


Now see below how you scored on the test

Explanation

If you picked one or more of the above items, you failed the test. Don't feel badly though, most people do fail. Most are to some degree"religious", but religions are nothing more than man-made attempts to reach God.

The real answer of how to get to Heaven is not found in some religious system or by man's self-righteousness. God has declared that "there is none righteous, no not one" (Romans 3:10). "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God"(Romans 3:23).

Further, God's Word teaches that sin is a very serious matter. II Thessalonians 1:9 tells of "everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord."

What can you do about your sin problem ? Can you clean up your life, do good works and hope that in the end your good works will outweigh your bad works ? NO! Salvation does not come to those who work for it, but to those who cease from their own works, placing their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 4:5 makes that point abundantly clear: "To him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. "In Ephesians 2:8 & 9, it is declared, "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."

The issue is not what you can do for God, but what He has done for you. "But God commendeth His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). "He hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him" (II Corinthians 5:21). You have no righteousness of your own. To have eternal life you must have the righteousness of Christ (see Romans 3:26).

What then is your responsibility? God has given you a free will to either accept or reject what He has done for you. To have God's righteousness, you must believe that "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried; and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" (I Corinthians 15:3, 4).
Your response to the gospel should be as we read of the Ephesians: "In Whom (the Lord Jesus Christ) ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in Whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise" (Ephesians 1:13). This seal is a guarantee that your salvation is eternal--you can never lose it (see Ephesians 1:14, 4:30, IICorinthians 1:22).

"Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13)
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2003, 09:44:15 PM »

By placing our faith in Christ’s shed blood and nothing else, we can have eternal life.  Isn’t today a good day to place your faith in Christ?  There will never be a better time.  In fact, there is no guarantee of another day. Trust Christ today.  

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To truly be of God's children, you must have faith in the Lord
by grace, repent for your sins, pray for others, do His will, and
love your neighbours and enemies.

It's not that hard - the Answer to getting into heaven is -Jesus Christ Our Lord.

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Matthew 7:7-8
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

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John 10:9
"I am the gate; whoever eneters through me will be saved."

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John 11:25
"Iam the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, will
live even though he dies."

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"I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me."



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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2003, 02:21:54 PM »




Here is wisdom:

To know there is a God is not enough, we must know what He has said. "Every Word that proceedeth..."

He is The Word. Hear Him as you gaze into His face, leap over the wonder knowing it will be clear once you know enough.

Great is the day you have put it down for a moment and temptation has become distasteful.

Washed in the Blood, and that's a Fact.

I Love the Facts of Jesus.

Peace.

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2003, 02:29:34 PM »

The Bible declares that "there is none righteous, no not one" (Romans 3:10).

Works do not help here. "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).

"But God demonstrates His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died "FOR" us" (Romans 5:Cool.

"Being now declared righteous by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him" (Romans 5:9).

"The righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that BELIEVE" (Romans 3:22).

Romans 5:15-21 tells of God's FREE GIFT of His righteousness and eternal life. "...so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 5:21).

Receive Christ now ! "AS ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord..."(Colossians 2:6). In Him is forgiveness of sins, God's perfect righteousness, and sure hope of heaven.

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the good news of your salvation..." (Ephesians 1:13).

There is no other way. "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2 Thessalonians 1:Cool.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2003, 03:45:14 AM »

AMEN Ambassador

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AMEN Ambassador

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Thanks Bro  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2003, 05:47:39 PM »

Therefore. The answer to the question is:





















None of the above.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2003, 04:07:45 AM »

Therefore. The answer to the question is:





















None of the above.

I agree James

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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2003, 02:24:09 PM »

Therefore. The answer to the question is:





















None of the above.

I agree James

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2003, 10:42:46 PM »

If Christ were to yell in a Forest, and no thing were to Hear it, Christ hath not yelled at all.

"I am" is easy, it is even a good nickname, but to hear is only lessor than to believe.

What did He say?
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IOW be obedient Grin
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Rom 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

These scriptures, and countless others, make it clear that salvation is not based on what we do for God. In fact, it is just the opposite. Our salvation is based on what God did for us (Rom 5:8; 1 Cor 15:3,4; 2 Cor 5:21).


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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2003, 12:04:47 PM »

As I told Ambassador. Very nice job of quoting PART of Scripture. Now deal with

James 2:24
You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Matthew 6:15
But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.


Matthew 25:34-36
Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’

Hebrews 10:26
For if we willfully persist in sin after having received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

And countless other passage just like those that show we must be obedient for our faith to be efficacious.


You Protestants are just like the Catholics. You go to one erroneous extreme seeking to avoid the errors of the opposite extreme. You guys think that if works are involved at all, then salvation is based on what we do, not what God does. You have set up a false dichotomy between Faith and works. Works by themselves do nothing. But Faith without works also does nothing. You guys do a marvelous job of presenting a distorted view of Scripture and ignoring all the Scriptures that balance out the picture you present. One must read ALL of Scripture. One must adhere to ALL of Scripture. Taking a few verses out of context and setting them up as a canon within the canon will lead you into error.
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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2003, 01:00:31 PM »

As I told Ambassador. Very nice job of quoting PART of Scripture. Now deal with

James 2:24
You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.

Matthew 6:15
But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.


Matthew 25:34-36
Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’

Hebrews 10:26
For if we willfully persist in sin after having received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

And countless other passage just like those that show we must be obedient for our faith to be efficacious.


You Protestants are just like the Catholics. You go to one erroneous extreme seeking to avoid the errors of the opposite extreme. You guys think that if works are involved at all, then salvation is based on what we do, not what God does. You have set up a false dichotomy between Faith and works. Works by themselves do nothing. But Faith without works also does nothing. You guys do a marvelous job of presenting a distorted view of Scripture and ignoring all the Scriptures that balance out the picture you present. One must read ALL of Scripture. One must adhere to ALL of Scripture. Taking a few verses out of context and setting them up as a canon within the canon will lead you into error.


As Brother Love quoted:

Rom 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

These scriptures, and countless others, make it clear that salvation is not based on what we do for God. In fact, it is just the opposite. Our salvation is based on what God did for us (Rom 5:8; 1 Cor 15:3,4; 2 Cor 5:21).

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