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They have no concern for their own souls


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The majority of people have little or no concern about their salvation. We try our best witnessing to them about what the Lord Jesus Christ has done for them, and telling them about the free gift of salvation offered to all, but they still reject. Even though we might show them a verse related to everyone coming short of the glory of God, it still has no impact on their hardened hearts.

They don’t understand that if a person keeps rejecting God’s message of salvation, He might finally ‘let them go’. The Bible warns,

He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. – Proverbs 29:1.

  • Judas was reproved for three and a half years; he was destroyed without remedy.
  • Pharaoh was reproved for seven years; he was destroyed without remedy.
  • Zedekiah was reproved for eleven years; he was destroyed without remedy.
  • The list in the word and throughout history goes on and on.

True stories:

A homeless man at a mobile rescue mission said to the superintendent, “None of that stuff for me!” (This was said in response to a gospel invitation). The homeless man walked one block eastward from the mission, crossed the railroad tracks, and was cut in two by a train.

A man mowing his lawn cursed a preacher after he witnessed to him. The man turned one corner of his yard with the mower and dropped dead of a heart attack.

A young preacher boy witnessed to a family. The man and wife laughed at him, cursed him, and threw a chair at him as he went out the door. The boy went down the path to the street, and the man came to the door shaking his fist and cursing him, and then he dropped dead of a heart attack in his own doorway and his wife fainted on top of him.

A young man left a ‘Youth for Christ’ meeting laughing, and said, “You’d see me in Hell before you’d see me down at that altar”. An hour later they brought out hoses to wash the blood off the motorway where he’d hit a culvert (a structure that allows water to flow under a road) at 75 miles an hour.

Millions (if not billions) of people have been reproved by the word of God for years, but they are still unsaved. Many of them laugh outright at the Bible, some have devoted their lives to attacking and trying to destroy it, and many have merely laid it aside and fled from it. Their destination is described Proverbs 29:1 and in Proverbs 1:24-33.

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. – Proverbs 1:24-33.

God may no longer try and reach a person any more. Perhaps He won’t send Christians to the person, or they will no longer have any conviction at all over their sin, or perhaps their life will indeed end unexpectedly; without remedy.

There are many ways to try and get someone to see their need for a Saviour, but here are a few which should do it, ONLY IF the person doesn’t already have a seared conscience:

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; – 1 Timothy 4:2.

NOTE: If the conscience is “seared” – literally “cauterized” – then it has been rendered insensitive. It does not work properly; it’s as if “spiritual scar tissue” has dulled the sense of right and wrong.

Show them that they are a great sinner before God

READ: Matthew 22:34-40 and Mark 12:28-34.

One of the best verses for this purpose is:

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. – Matthew 22:37-38.

Before the person reads these verses, say to them, “Do you know that you are a great sinner before God?”. They will probably say “No”, or “I’m not a great sinner”, or something similar. Tell them that they HAVE actually committed the greatest sin that a man can possibly commit, and then ask them what they think that is. They will probably say, “But I haven’t murdered anyone!” (thinking that murder is the greatest sin), but then show them what God says about it. That NO ONE has kept the first and great commandment – to love God with all of your very being. And by NOT keeping this commandment, this then is the first and great SIN.

And they will have to give an account to God

So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. – Romans 14:12.

Another excellent verse to use to produce conviction of sin. It brings the careless person face-to-face with God, and makes them realise that they must give account to God for the way they lived their lives.

  1. Who has to give account? –  YOU.
  2. To whom are you to give account? – to God.
  3. Of what are you to give account? – of your life.

Get the person to say, “I shall give account of myself to God”, and get them to repeat it again and again until it has sunk into their heart.

READ: Amos 4:12 – this can be used in much the same way.

And that ALL their deepest, darkest secrets will be judged

In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. – Romans 2:16.

Ask the person if they are ready to have their secret hidden things of their life judged by a holy God?

At the Great White Throne Judgment (of the unsaved), a lot of things are going to come out that you never dreamed would come out. In that day, God will reveal the secrets about which only He and the person being judged knew. He will judge them properly, and He will judge with a perfect Judge (Jesus Christ) and by a perfect standard (the Gospel – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

And then they will be cast into the lake of fire forever

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. – Revelation 21:7-8.

A Christian has overcome everything through the Blood of Christ (1 John 4:4, 5:4), and is a son of God, and will go to the place where there is no sorrow, no death, no pain, no tears. BUT (v8) the unsaved, lost, Christ-rejecting soul will go to the place where there is nothing but tears, sorrow, pain, weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth forever (Revelation 20:14-15).

Notice the classes of people: not only the “whoremongers” and the “liars” and the “murderers”, but the “unbelieving”. God classes unbelieving people with whoremongers, murderers, and idolaters.

  • “unbelieving” – are certainly not born again, Bible believing Christians. God condemns a person for not believing what He said.
  • “fearful” – God classifies men who are afraid to trust Christ with “murderers” and “whoremongers”. Isn’t that a thought?
  • “liars” – EVERYONE has lied at some point in their lives. If they say they haven’t, then they’ve just lied to you. Lying is one of the things that God hates (Proverbs 6:16-19).

An unsaved person is connected to the sins they commit and partakes of them, and they are part of them, which means that if they die without their sins forgiven, then they will go straight to Hell.

Leave them with that thought, and let the Holy Spirit do His work:

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: – John 16:7-8.

It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law. – Psalms 119:126.


A NOTE FOR CHRISTIANS:

It is true that a Christian can commit sin, and they’ll not “inherit the kingdom of God” if they practice these things (Galatians 5:21), but a Christian is still a Christian.

An unsaved person is not just guilty of the sin, but because they are unsaved, they are connected with the sin (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

  • An unsaved person doesn’t tell lies, they are a liar.
  • An unsaved person doesn’t drink, they are a drunkard.
  • An unsaved person doesn’t commit adultery, they are an adulterer.

A Christian can do these things, and they lose rewards and are punished for doing them (Galatians 5:19-21). The Christian loses their inheritance for doing them, but the Christian is still a Christian.

It is not a bit unfair! The Christian’s sins have been paid for, atoned for, and they have been separated from them by the BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. This is the doctrine of “eternal security” that some people have so much trouble with).

If a Christian sins they lose:

  1. The joy of God’s salvation (Psalms 51:12).
  2. Their testimony (1 Corinthians 15:33-34).
  3. Their health (1 Corinthians 11:30).
  4. Their rewards (1 Corinthians 3:13-15).
  5. A Millennial inheritance (Luke 19:15-26).
  6. Their life (1 Corinthians 11:30).

A Christian can lose a lot without losing their soul, but they are still a Christian.

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Some clear verses showing Jesus is God


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Jesus said He is God many times in t he New Testament. Jesus is all over the Old Testament. Jesus fulfilled ALL the Messianic prophecies.

Isaiah 9:6-7

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

John 1:1 and 14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 8:58

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

Acts 20:28

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

1 Timothy 3:16

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 John 5:7

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

1 John 3:16

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Philippians 2:6-11

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

1 Timothy 1:1

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

1 Timothy 2:3

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Titus 1:4

To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

And many, many, many, many ….. more!

 

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Some helpful Bible verses for situations


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Afraid of circumstances

  • Mark 4:35-41
  • Romans 8:28
  • Isaiah 41:10 & 13
  • Psalms 139:8-10

Afraid of people (see also ‘Bullied’)

  • Psalms 56:9-11
  • Psalms 62:5-8
  • Psalms 27:1-3

Afraid of persecution

  • Matthew 5:11, 12
  • Hebrews 13:6-8

Afraid of the future

  • Matthew 6:25-34
  • Psalms 23
  • Psalms 55:22

Angry with people

  • Ephesians 4:29-32
  • James 1:19, 20
  • Colossians 3:12-14
  • 1 John 2:9-11

Anxious (see ‘Worried’)

Apathetic or complacent

  • John 3:17, 18, 35, 36
  • Revelation 3:15-18
  • Romans 3:22-24
  • Romans 6:23

Away from home

  • Proverbs 3:1-7
  • Psalms 91
  • Psalms 121

Bereaved (see ‘Coping with a death’)

Bitter or critical

  • Matthew 7:1-5
  • Matthew 6:14, 15
  • Hebrews 12:14, 15
  • Ephesians 4:32

Blaming God

  • Job 22:21
  • 2 Samuel 22:31
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • Proverbs 19:3

Broken-hearted

  • Psalms 34:17, 18
  • Psalms 147:3

Bullied (see also ‘Afraid of people’)

  • Psalms 91:9-16
  • Joshua 1:9
  • Psalms 37:7-9

Choosing a career

  • Proverbs 16:3, 9
  • Romans 12:1, 2
  • Psalms 37:3-7

Conscious of sin

  • 1 John 1:5-10
  • Romans 6:23
  • Psalms 25:4-11
  • Psalms 51

Considering marriage

  • Matthew 19:4-6
  • Ephesians 5:22-33
  • Hebrews 13:4

Contemplating revenge

  • Romans 12:17-19
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:15

Coping with death (bereaved)

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • Romans 8:38, 39
  • John 3:15, 16
  • John 14:1-4

Coping with failure

  • Hebrews 4:14-16
  • Psalms 73:26

Desperate (at your wits end)

  • Psalms 62:5-8
  • Psalms 55:22
  • 2 Corinthians 1:8-11

Distressed or troubled

  • 2 Corinthians 4:8, 9, 16-18
  • Psalms 9:9, 10
  • Romans 8:28-39
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

Doubting (see ‘Faith is weak’ and ‘Sceptical’)

  • Mark 9:17-24
  • John 20:24-31
  • John 4:50
  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Envious (see also ‘Jealous’)

  • Galatians 5:22-26
  • James 3:13-16
  • Philippians 4:12, 13

Facing death

  • John 3:16
  • John 14:1-3
  • Psalms 23:4
  • 2 Timothy 4:6-8

Faith is weak (see also ‘Doubting’ and ‘Sceptical’)

  • Luke 12:22-31
  • John 14:13, 14
  • Hebrews 11
  • Matthew 8:5-13

Far from God

  • Psalms 145:17-20
  • James 4:7-10
  • Acts 17:22-28

Feeling hurt

  • 1 Peter 5:7
  • Psalms 27:13, 14
  • Hebrews 12:2, 3

Feeling inadequate

  • 1 Corinthians 1:20-31
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9, 10
  • Philippians 4:12, 13
  • Isaiah 40:28-31

Feeling lost or unwanted

  • Psalms 107:4-9
  • Luke 15:11-24
  • Luke 19:10
  • Hebrews 13:5, 6

Feeling self-righteous

  • Luke 18:9-14
  • Ephesians 2:8, 9
  • Romans 3:9-12, 21-24
  • Titus 3:3-7

Friends fail

  • 2 Timothy 4:16-18
  • Luke 17:3, 4
  • Psalms 34:18, 19
  • Deuteronomy 33:27

Ill or in pain

  • James 5:14-16
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9, 10
  • Psalms 103:1-5

In danger or threatened (see also ‘Bullied’)

  • Psalms 27:1
  • Mark 4:35-41
  • Proverbs 18:10
  • 1 Peter 3:13-17

Insulted

  • Proverbs 12:16
  • Romans 15:3, 4
  • 1 Peter 2:23

Intimidated

  • Proverbs 29:25
  • Joshua 1:9
  • Psalms 3:1-3
  • Psalms 71:1-3

Jealous (see also ‘Envious’)

  • 1 Timothy 6:6-10
  • Matthew 6:33
  • 1 John 2:15-17

Lonely

  • Psalms 23
  • Deuteronomy 31:8
  • Hebrews 13:5

Looking for a job/made redundant

  • Philippians 4:11-13
  • Proverbs 16:3, 9
  • Isaiah 48:17
  • Jeremiah 29:11

Needing comfort

  • Psalms 34:18, 19
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

Needing guidance

  • Proverbs 3:5, 6
  • Romans 12:1, 2
  • James 1:5-8
  • Psalms 32:8-10

Needing peace

  • John 14:27
  • Philippians 4:4-9
  • Romans 5:1-5
  • Isaiah 26:3, 4

Newly retired

  • Proverbs 16:3
  • Matthew 6:25-34
  • Philippians 4:12
  • Isaiah 46:4

Praying

  • 1 John 5:14, 15
  • John 14:12-14
  • Luke 11:1-13
  • Psalms 66:16-20

Resentful (see also ‘Bitter or critical’)

  • 2 Timothy 2:22-24
  • Proverbs 3:11, 12

Sceptical (see also ‘Doubting’ and ‘Faith is weak’)

  • Luke 24:36-49
  • John 6:35-40
  • John 10:25-30

Sleepless

  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • 1 Peter 5:6, 7
  • Proverbs 3:21-26:5
  • Psalms 4:8

Stressed (see also ‘Worried’)

  • Matthew 6:25-27, 34
  • 1 Peter 5:7
  • John 14:1
  • Isaiah 40:31

Tempted to: (see separate section below)

Thankful

  • Psalms 100
  • 2 Corinthians 9:10-12 & 15
  • Colossians 3:15
  • Colossians 2:6, 7

Unemployed (see ‘Looking for a job/made redundant’)

Weary

  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
  • Philippians 4:13
  • Isaiah 40:28-31

Witnessing

  • Acts 1:8
  • 1 Peter 3:15
  • Matthew 10:32, 33
  • Romans 10:8-10

Worried (see also ‘Stressed’)

  • Philippians 4:6, 7
  • Nahum 1:7
  • Psalms 46
  • Isaiah 43:1-3

Tempted to …

Commit suicide

  • 1 Corinthians 10:13
  • 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20
  • Psalms 34:6
  • Psalms 31:9, 10, 14-16

Divorce

  • Mark 10:1-12
  • Romans 7:1-3
  • Malachi 2:15, 16

Drink abuse

  • Ephesians 5:18
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8
  • 1 Corinthians 10:12, 13, 31
  • Proverbs 20:1

Drug abuse

  • 2 Peter 2:19
  • Romans 13:13, 14
  • Proverbs 25:28
  • Proverbs 14:12

Lie

  • Proverbs 6:16-19
  • Proverbs 19:9
  • Ephesians 4:22-25
  • Revelation 21:8

Sexual immorality

  • Galatians 5:19-24
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
  • 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10

Steal

  • Exodus 20:15
  • Romans 13:8-10
  • Ephesians 4:28
    Hebrews 13:5
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Who are you REALLY hearing from?


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The ‘messages’ you hear from psychics, mediums, clairvoyants are real, BUT they are NOT what you think. The Holy Bible says that these people use divination; are enchanters; witches; wizards; charmers; consulters with familiar spirits; and necromancers, and are an abomination unto the LORD!

Satan (the Devil) deceives us, and uses these ‘new age ministers’, to give you a false impression that you are hearing from your deceased loved ones when in fact, you are hearing from a “familiar spirit” (i.e. a devil who knows about you, and pretends to be the deceased person you seek to make contact with). The Bible says,

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. – 2 Corinthians 11:14-15.

So, what is the TRUTH?

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

The only way to Heaven is by the Lord Jesus Christ (God in the flesh), who died for our sins, was buried, and then rose again the third day. ANYONE who believes this with all their heart; trusting Him ALONE for salvation, receives the free gift of forgiveness of their sins, and is SAVED! Heaven is now their home when they die.

They don’t go to an ‘in between’ place, or ‘wander the earth’ as spirits, or give us ‘messages from the afterlife’. God’s word (Holy Bible) says,

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. – 2 Corinthians 5:8

All those who die IN CHRIST immediately go to be with Him in Heaven. Isn’t that wonderful!

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Catholicism, New Age, and chronic depression


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From Rome to New Age to Christ


Chronic depression, angry mood swings, and anxiety

That was my life for at least 20 years – mental and physical suffering; strained personal and work relationships.

I tried my hardest to get out of it; to change. From studying a ton of self-help tools and techniques to trying different religions; nothing worked. Granted, these things did provide me with a little comfort, but ultimately made me feel more low and empty, and my depression got worse.

On the surface, I had a ‘cool’ lifestyle; expensive sports cars, self-employed, money, married to my dream woman (who loved me very much) who had also given birth to our beautiful dream daughter, so what was the problem? Why the chronic depression?

In 2008, I reached a ‘tipping point’ where I feared I would lose everything in my life. Then one night, I watched a TV programme where a man was talking about the Lord Jesus Christ.

I listened as he spoke about why Jesus had done what He did on the Cross, and that we needed to believe on Him to be forgiven of our sins, in order to go to Heaven when we die.

For some reason, what I heard rang true, and I felt convicted over the sin I had done in my life. I switched off the TV and fell to my knees crying out to God asking Him to forgive me of my sins; believing with my heart the message I had just heard; that Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again the third day. At that moment, I ‘felt’ a heavy weight, or a burden if you will, lifted from me, and my tears turned to rejoicing!

The next morning, I felt like a man with newness of life – lighter, happier, comforted, focused. I realised afterwards that I had been saved by God Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ – The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE.

No matter how much I had tried to ‘clean up’ my life before this, I could not do it. I NEVER would have been able to do it, because I needed to have my sins forgiven by God! Only Jesus could do it. Only Jesus could SAVE me!

Oh friend, the joy in my heart now is wonderful; my life has completely changed!

I do pray you found my brief personal testimony of some interest and comfort to you.

May the Lord bless you as you seek to know Him, and the wonderful salvation He offers FREELY to ALL who call upon Him in genuine, heartfelt repentance.

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Did you know that Easter has nothing to do with the crucifixion?


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Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John ‘with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. – Acts 12:1-4

Herod had just beheaded James, it made the Jews happy. Now Herod desires to kill Peter also, but he wants to wait until after “Easter” according to the King James Bible. Every other modern ‘bible’ perversion has the word “Passover” instead of “Easter.” But “Easter” IS actually CORRECT, and is the proper word to use. How do we know this? The Bible evidences it. Notice again in the passage of Acts 12:1-4 that King Herod killed James. When he saw that it pleased the Jews, Herod also had Peter arrested. Notice that Herod took Peter DURING the DAYS OF UNLEAVENED BREAD and was going to bring him forth to the people AFTER Easter.

NOTE: Don’t forget that text in brackets ( ) in the Bible are ‘extra little personal notes’ to us from the Lord, to help clarify things for us even further – and boy do they here!

The Old Testament teaches that the DAY OF PASSOVER started the FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD. Notice in the following Scripture that the Day Of Passover occurred on the 14th day of the first month, but the Feast Of Unleavened Bread began on the 15th day of the month:

In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’s passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. – Leviticus 23:5-6

So we learn from this Old Testament Scripture that the day of Passover fell on the 14th day of the first month, and then the “FEAST of UNLEAVENED BREAD” began upon the 15th day of the first month.

The days of unleavened bread came AFTER Passover! Acts 12:3 tells us that Peter was apprehended DURING the “days of unleavened bread.” This means that the day of Passover had ALREADY occurred. “Easter” could not have been Passover, because Passover occurs BEFORE the days of unleavened bread. Passover had come and gone. Herod decided to bring Peter forth AFTER Easter.

This is the proper time sequence:

  1. PASSOVER
  2. DAYS OF UNLEAVENED BREAD
  3. EASTER

The day of Passover always kicks off the seven days of unleavened bread, happening the day before the feast begins. So if Herod arrested James during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Passover was already over. Easter is correct. Of course, Easter is a pagan holiday and the Bible doesn’t deny that. The Bible is simply teaching that James was taken by Herod during the days of unleavened bread, and Herod was planning to kill Peter after Easter.

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Easter was originally a pagan holiday

The word “Easter” here does NOT refer to “Easter” as we know it nor does it refer to the “Passover” as it is wrongly translated in other Bible versions. Though many Christians celebrate “Easter” in remembrance of Christ’s resurrection, Easter was originally a pagan festival (etymology of your dictionary should confirm this), which is what Acts 12:4 refers to and not the Passover. We will determine this by looking at the passage.

The Webster’s New World Dictionary gives the following etymology (origin and development of a word), for the word “Easter”:

“originally, name of pagan vernal [spring time] festival ALMOST COINCIDENT in date with paschal [Passover] festival of the church”
SOURCE: Eastre, dawn goddess—Austro, dawn

In other words, Easter was originally a pagan festival celebrated in the spring time. When the King James Bible says “EASTER” in Acts 12:4, it is correct; when the other versions say “PASSOVER” in Acts 12:4, they are incorrect. Again, “Easter” in this passage is referring to a pagan festival.

Further evidence from the Book of Numbers

Passover only comes once a year on one day, the 14th of Abib ( Numbers 28:16). After the Passover, then comes the seven days of unleavened bread (Numbers 28:16-17), extending from the fifteenth day through the twentieth day… Numbers 28:16-17, And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD. And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

So when Peter was arrested during the days of unleavened bread (Acts 12:3), Passover had come and gone! This evidences 100% that “Easter” is the correct word that should be rendered in Acts 12:4. The Bible says that Herod was going to bring him forth AFTER Easter (which had not come yet). The angel of the Lord rescued Peter in response to the prayers of the church, who were gathered together praying for Peter after they heard that James had been killed. The Bible says in Acts 12:19 that the keepers of the prison were put to death by Herod for Peter’s escape from the prison. In Acts 12:23 the Holy Spirit struck Herod and He was eaten by worms and died. Herod is in Hell this moment in torments.


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The Atheist and the Believer


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An Atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to stand and…

Prof: So you believe in God?

Student: Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?

Student: Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?

Student: Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal Him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is this God good then? Hmm? (Student is silent.)

Prof: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?

Student: No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?

Student: From…God…

Prof: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?

Student: Yes.

Prof: So who created evil? (Student does not answer.)

Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?

Student: Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them?

(Student has no answer.)

Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son…Have you ever seen God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student: Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.

Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Prof: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?

Prof: Yes.

Student: No sir. There isn’t.

(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold . Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy . Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it . (There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light…..But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?

Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the face that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavour, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Prof: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student: That is it sir… The link between man and God is FAITH . That is all that keeps things moving and alive.

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Hell is a real place


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When was the last time (if ever) that you heard “Hell” mentioned during your church service?

Does your minister, teacher, preacher, pastor, ‘vicar’, ‘priest’, or whatever else they might call thenselves ever warn people about the place called Hell, and how NOT to go there?

If you ask them about Hell, would they even go so far as denying that such a place even exists, clearly going against God’s word?

Most church leaders are too afraid to mention Hell, through fear of losing people in the church. They are more interested in numbers and not offending people than they are at giving the plain, undilluted truth of God’s word – that Hell exists, and ALL unsaved people will go there if they die in their sins.

Don’t let your ‘leader’ lie to you anymore. Ask them about the reality of Hell, and see how they answer. If they deny it, then get out of there! If they don’t, then get them to mention it more in the weekly sermon messages and Bible studies!

Where is Hell?

I absolutely understand that people can look at certain places on this earth and think that that’s Hell. War zones, over-populated run down areas, prisons, hospitals, even living in an abusive marriage.

Many people, mostly the unsaved, say that “Heaven is on earth as Hell is on earth – it’s whatever you make of your life and how you live it”.

Well, please explain to me then what a saved, blood-washed, born again, Bible-believing Christian in prison for Christ’s sake in some intolerant country, and facing the death penalty, is doing in ‘Hell’?

And while you are at it, please also explain to me what the unsaved multi-millionaire business entrepreneur enjoying all the material riches the world has to offer, is doing in ‘Heaven’? Because if they are ‘in Heaven on earth’, then what’s a Christ-rejecting, worshipper of idols, lover of the world doing ‘in Heaven’?

No dear friend, the Bible makes it very clear that Heaven and Hell are not “what you make it in this life”, they are REAL PLACES in eternity.

The Bible tells us that:

  • Hell is beneath our feet
  • The direction to Hell is down
  • Hell can enlarge its size to receive people
  • One can conceivably dig into Hell
  • Hell is a place of fire and torment
  • Hell is likened to a furnace of fire where there is weeping and wailing

These facts (and many others in the Bible) indicate that there is weeping and wailing from the pains of Hell going on right under our feet at this very moment.

Of course, these poor lost souls are not in their natural bodies, but they are in some form of a body since the Rich Man in Luke chapter 16 had eyes, a tongue, and could feel tormenting flames.

What is Hell like?

A lake of fire – Revelation 20:15

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

A devouring fire and everlasting burnings – Isaiah 33:14

The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

A bottomless pit – Revelation 20:1

And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

A furnace of fire – Matthew 13:41-42

The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

A place of torments – Luke 16:23

And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Where they curse God – Revelation 16:11

And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

Where they can never repent – Matthew 12:32

And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

A place where they have no rest – Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

A place of everlasting punishment – Matthew 25:46

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

A place of blackness of darkness forever – Jude 13

Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

A place where they gnaw their tongues – Revelation 16:10

And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

A place where their breath will be a living flame – Isaiah 33:11

Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, [as] fire, shall devour you.

A place prepared for the devil and his angels – Matthew 25:41

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

A lake of fire which the Antichrist & False Prophet are cast alive – Revelation 19:20

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

A place which the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever – Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

A place where they drink the wine of the wrath of God – Revelation 14:10

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

A place where they do not want their loved ones to come – Luke 16:28

For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

A place where there are murders, liars, the fearful and abominable – Revelation 21:8

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. (Psalms 12:6-7)

Archaeology, astronomy, health, history, mathematics, numerology, nutrition, prophecy, science, the list goes on… The world changes, but the living, indestructible word of God – the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible – NEVER changes; it is preserved forever!

People have tried to destroy it, to ban it, to alter it, to dismiss it, to deny it, to reject it, to mock and persecute those who believe it, but it remains the best-selling Book of all time! Why? Because it’s God’s Book.

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Do you love the Lord Jesus Christ and His word?

Your answer, without hesitation, should of course be “YES!”.

So if that is the truth, then would you read a ‘Bible’ that:

  • attacked the diety of the Lord Jesus Christ?
  • altered and removed the simple plan of salvation?
  • said that the Lord Jesus Christ was the fallen one from Heaven and not Satan?
  • called God a liar?

Your answer this time, without hesitation, should of course by “NO!”.

Well Christian friend, if you are reading anything other than the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible (God’s inspired and preserved word), then you ARE in fact reading one of those so-called ‘Bibles’.

You see, EVERY version of the ‘Bible’ since God preserved His word in the Authorized Version King James Bible, is a perverted, Satanic counterfeit. They are riddled with errors, deletions, changes, contradictions, and blasphemes. These counterfeits only exist to MAKE MONEY for the people that are involved in them and the companies that publish them.

Take a look at this short video:

And this video:

Now take a quick look at this counterfeit ‘checklist’ PDF:

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The so-called ‘NEW’ King James Bible is probably the most deceptive translation ever released. The NKJV (as it is known) counterfeit is NOT a King James Bible at all. Watch this video to see why:

Christian friend, DON’T be deceived by the enemy who does not want you holding, reading, and studying God’s Only Book.

  • The Authorized Version King James Holy Bible is God’s ONLY Book. He is NOT the author of confusion.
  • It is 100% PERFECT – NO errors, NO contradictions.
  • It is the Final Authority on all matters of faith and practice.
  • It has 100% fulfilled prophecy to date.
  • To understand it, you must be born-again, and you must rightly divide it.

What God says about His word

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: – 2 Timothy 3:16

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. – 2 Peter 1:20-21

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. – Psalms 12:6-7

For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. – Psalms 118:89

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. – Matthew 4:4

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. – Matthew 24:35

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. – 1 Corinthians 14:33

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. – John 17:17

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. – John 12:48
NOTE: We will be judged on the AV Bible.

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. – Deuteronomy 4:2
NOTE: First of three warnings in Scripture about changing the words of God.

Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. – Proverbs 30:6
NOTE: Second of the three warnings.

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. – Revelation 22:18-19
NOTE: Third of the three warnings.

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? – Genesis 3:1
NOTE: Satan questioned God’s word, and Eve then added to and substracted from it. Satan has been changing, altering, removing, adding to God’s word since the beginning of time. See also Mat. 4:6.

For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. – 2 Corinthians 2:17
NOTE: And it still continues today with all these modern, new, revised so-called Bibles.

Make sure you are reading God’s word, the Authorized Version King James Holy Bible.

THINK ON THIS: If you deny the word of God (the AV Bible), you also deny the Word of God (Jesus Himself!).

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. – John 1:1, 14


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