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Foundational Truth

This is a Bible study on Foundational Truth.     Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.

 

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  2 Timothy 3:16

Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.  1 Timothy 6:19

 

 


What is Foundational Truth?

 

The dictionary defines a foundation as a basis upon which something stands or is supported.

As believers of Christ Jesus our foundation is Christ Himself, and we cannot build on another (1 Corinthians 3:11).

Foundational truth is the basis upon which truth stands or is supported, by which we as believers stand.

Biblical foundational truth is truth supported in the Word of God by God.

Everything that a faithful believer of Christ believes should be based upon and supported and founded on the Word of God.

Every aspect in the life of a believer should be in alignment with the Word of God.

Christ Jesus and His Word is the source, the truth, the foundation, of every believer's life.

The following is the foundational truth about the salvation of God:

Salvation belongs to God alone.  God saves.  Salvation is received from God alone.  Salvation is received by being born againBy being born again, we become the children of God (Galatians 3:26; Revelation 21:7).  We become the children of God by receiving the salvation of God (Matthew 12:49-50; Galatians 3:26).  We receive the salvation of God by believing God is God and believe all He says He is in His word. (Psalm 80:3; Isaiah 45:22; Hebrews 11:6).  We believe God is God through faith (Romans 5:1-2, 10:9).  We receive faith by the grace of God (Philippians 3:9).  We receive the grace of God through Christ Jesus (Romans 5:15; Ephesians 2:7).  We receive Christ Jesus by believing He can save us from sin and death through faith to salvation (1 Peter 1:5; Acts 15:11; Romans 10:13; Hebrews 10:10, 39).  We receive salvation from sin and death by the grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:8; Romans 8:2; Titus 2:11; 2 Timothy 3:15).

Foundational truth is all located in the Word of God and supported by the Word of God, and is the truth of God, from which we build our faith upon.

Our faith is built upon Christ Jesus, our solid Rock by which we stand, our foundation as believers of the Most High God can be in none other than God.

 


Why do I need foundational truth?

There are many reasons why you need foundational truth of God: 

 

To know truth from error

To know the truth - God's truth - from error, we need foundational truth from God.

Jesus says that people do err by not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.  Matthew 22:29

We err - we are in error, we are mistaken, we are wrong - not knowing the Scriptures, and not knowing the power of God.

Be warned, if you do not know what you believe you are more likely to believe anything.  If you do not know what it is that you truly believe, then it is easy for someone to manipulate you and tell you what you believe, even if it is wrong.

We either stand in truth or error.  God does not want us to fall, but to stand firm in the faith, His faith, His truth, by knowing His Holy Scriptures and by knowing His power, and by knowing Him.

 

To walk worthy of the Lord

The course of every disciple of Christ is to walk worthy of the Lord. 

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;  Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  Colossians 1:9-14

To walk worthy of the Lord is every believer's mandate, duty, job, mission, task, and purpose.

To walk worth of the Lord is what every believer aspires to because we love God and know that walking worthy of the Lord is pleasing to Him.

By the love and power from Christ Jesus, His disciples are able to walk worthy of Him.

Write out Colossians 1:9-14, keep these Scriptures with you, read it often, pray them, know them, love them.  The more Scripture you read the more God's word is written on the fleshy tables of your heart (2 Corinthians 3:3).

 

To obtain salvation

When we come to the knowledge of the truth of God, then we can obtain His salvation.  One must believe in God to be saved by God.

To receive the salvation of God, you must believe in God and believe and trust in His truth, none else.

Before we were born, God set up His foundation, His truth, His Word and God loved us.  After we are born, through His infinite love, God calls us to Him, to receive His gift of love, His salvation, so that we can spend our eternity with Him.

God is love.  God loves every creature He creates, especially mankind, because we are the only creatures made in His image (Genesis 1:27).  All mankind is loved by God (John 3:16).  Is it God's desire - His will - that all mankind come to the knowledge of the truth, and obtain His salvation, through faith in His Son - 1 Thessalonians 5:9.

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.  1 Thessalonians 5:9

God's desire is that we should live together with Him for all eternity - 1 Thessalonians 5:9.

God did all the work for our salvation (Hebrews 4:3; John 17:4, 19:30), absolutely nothing else is required, all we must do is believe it and receive it, through faith by grace (Ephesians 2:8-9).

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

Do not be deceived, without receiving the salvation of God, you will never see God, and you will be separated from God for all eternity.

Don't delay!  Believe in God today for salvation!  Believe Jesus died for your sins and rose from His grave, believe that He will forgive your repented sin, believe He will save your soul from sin and death, and you will be saved!  Acts 15:11; Romans 5:10, 10:13.

God sets before every human being, life and death, believe today and receive everlasting life, because God says "CHOOSE LIFE!!"  (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Believe and be saved!  If you believe God will save you, then you will be saved - Jeremiah 17:14.  Trust God!

 

The foundation of God stands forever

In the end, at the end of this world as we know it, only the Biblical foundational truth of God will stand, will live forever.

Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his.   And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.  2 Timothy 2:19

Every false prophet, every false teaching, every false bible, every false doctrine will be burned up and destroyed by the Word of God, in the end.   Every false word, contrary to the word of God will NOT stand, will not endure.

All people who attach themselves to false doctrines, false religions, false prophets, are following a lie, have attached themselves to a lie, choose to believe a lie, are the children of disobedience and will receive the same end as the father of lies, satan - Ephesians 5:6; Acts 13:10.

There is no future for false doctrine, false teachings, false prophets, false Christs, false religions, false teachers, and all people who promote, use, and or follow false doctrine will be eternally destroyed, eternally separated from God.

Do not be deceived by false doctrine.  What and who you are attached to in this life is who you will be attached in eternity.

There is only one foundation that will stand the test of time, that will stand throughout all eternity, and that is the foundation of God. 

Unless you attach yourself to the whole truth of God, the foundation of God, to His righteousness and His holiness, by grace through faith, receiving the salvation of God, you cannot enter into His rest, you cannot be saved from eternal damnation.

We are either attached to satan or we are attached to God, it is our choice.  We either choose eternal death, or we choose eternal life.  God says "CHOOSE LIFE"!!  (Deuteronomy 30:19).

In the end of all things, at the end of this life, at the end of this world, there will be but one winner, one victor, one God who will reign forever and ever, the only true God, who is the Creator of all things, who is the Almighty Jehovah God.  

Who we follow and serve in this world is who we will be with in the next.  Who are you following today?   Do you serve God?   Will you be standing with the victors? Will you enter rest with God?

 

Perilous times are coming to all people

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  2 Timothy 3:1

Christ is coming soon (Revelation 22:20), the Kingdom of God is at hand (Revelation 1:3), are you ready?  

Imagine, if our government - as we know it today - was no more, imagine if we didn't have religious freedom, imagine if we didn't have any Bibles, no books, no Churches, no libraries, no internet - what truth do you have to hold onto?

God promises wonderful things for His own in His Kingdom (1 Corinthians 2:9); but, before we get there, He promises us perilous times, persecution, suffering, tribulation, and for many even torture and horrible death (2 Timothy 3:1, 12; John 16:33; Acts 14:22; Revelation 20:4).

We are not to fear what man can do to our flesh, because our flesh and everything else of this world is temporary.  Our hope, our future is in Heaven (Luke 12:4-5).

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.  2 Timothy 3:12

Not some, but ALL believers in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.  As believers of the Most High God, we are not afraid, we will stand firm in the faith, because all believers know that God is always with us, through everything, and He will never leave us, and that nothing in this world can be compared to the glory that awaits us in Heaven (Romans 8:18).  All believers are promised by God, if we suffer with Christ, that we will also reign with Christ (2 Corinthians 1:5-7).   Our suffering here is temporary, but our reign with Christ Jesus is eternal!  Alleluia! 

As believers our hope, our trust is NOT in our flesh, NOT in this world, and NOT in ourselves; but, our hope, our trust, our faith is in God who loves us and saves us - 2 Corinthians 1:9-10.

The finite, limited, measurable, temporary, joys and sufferings of this world in our earthly bodies, cannot be compared to the infinite, limitless, immeasurable, abundant, eternal, exceeding joy that awaits us when we see the glory of our LORD God - 1 Peter 4:13; Romans 8:18; Philippians 3:8, 13-14.

God wants warriors - spiritual warriors - who are fully equipped to enter into spiritual warfare, defend the faith, share the gospel of Christ, and win souls to Christ, before the end.  All believers are to be spiritual warriors - fighting the good fight of faith - enduring in the faith until the end of our life - Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Corinthians 10:4.

We must be prepared with the Word of God written with the Spirit of the Living God in the fleshly tables of our hearts to overcome the perilous times promised by God in the near future - 2 Corinthians 3:3.

No one is promised a tomorrow, this may be your last day to read the word of God and prepare yourself for what lies ahead.  God does promise us all death and after that His judgment, are you ready?  There are no second chances after death for salvation, you must receive salvation when you are alive on this earth - Hebrews 9:27.

All the promises of God will be fulfilled - Matthew 5:18.  Everything God has said and written down for us in His Word is true and will happen.  God does NOT lie - Titus 1:2.  God is faithful to deliver every one of His promises - Hebrews 10:23; 1 Corinthians 1:9.

We are to lay up in store for ourselves a good foundation through the Word of God, so that in the perilous times to come, we will be strong, established in the Word, fearless, bold, steadfast in the faith, unmovable in the truth of God, that we all may lay hold on eternal life - 1 Timothy 6:12, 19; Romans 4:20; 1 Corinthians 15:58, 16:13; Ephesians 3:12, 6:10; Hebrews 4:16, 10:19, 13:6.

Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.  1 Timothy 6:19

 

To stand firm in the faith

Do you know how to stand firm in the faith of God?  We must know, without any doubt, how to stand firm in the faith, so that we will not stumble and fall.

We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God by continuing in the faith, as the apostles - Acts 14:22.

Do you want to know how to stand firm in the faith?  Study the apostles in the Word of God, who faced prison and torture every day for teaching the gospel of Christ.  Examine yourselves, prove your own selves, know what you believe so that you can tell others and show them the way to Christ Jesus.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.   Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?  2 Corinthians 13:5

The faithful in Jesus, the saved in Christ, the just, live by faith every day, enduring in the faith, continuing in the faith, growing in the faith all the days of their lives.

In order to stand before our King Jesus in Heaven, we must fight the good fight of faith here on this earth, we must finish our course, we must keep the faith - 2 Timothy 4:7-8.

 

Because we love our Lord God

Because we love our Lord God, we want to follow His truth, His way, His direction, and His will.

Everything we are is because of God.  Our very existence is because of God.  Without God we are nothing.  We owe everything to God, especially our lives.

God loved us first, in spite of who we are.  We love God because He loved us first. 

We love him, because he first loved us.  1 John 4:19

We love God because by His love, He chose to save us from ourselves.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

Because we love God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our mind, and with all our strength, we want to please Him and follow His ways and let His hand direct our lives, and give Him complete control by surrendering all of our life to Him alone.

Because we love God we replace our desires with His desires, and we replace our self-will with His will for all things in this life.

Our anthem changed from "me, me, me, it is all about me" to "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done" - Matthew 6:10.

Because we love God, we place in Him completely our trust, our hope, our desires, our life in His truth.

What can we do for a God who loves us so much?  We can do our reasonable service, our whole duty, out of love and through love for our Lord and King, our Saviour, which is to present our lives, every day, as a living sacrifice, holy and blameless, sinless and pure, to God.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Romans 12:1-2

 


What should I believe?

You should believe the truth of God.  You should believe in God.

 

Believe in the one true living Jehovah God Almighty

You should believe in the one true living God and in all the Word of God

You should NOT lean to your own understanding for the truth, or others, but to the understanding given to you from God - Proverbs 3:5; 1 John 5:20.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5

You should NOT lean to someone else's understanding of the truth - no matter who they are - but to the understanding given to you from God. 

God gives you - and each human being - a sufficient measure of faith to understand His truth, all by yourself, you need not have any man tell you what God means - 1 John 2:27.  Believe in God over what men say, believe in God's written word over the doctrines of men.  Believe God.  Trust God.

Placing your trust in some man, or woman, for the truth is wrong, because God states that His truth, the truth of God is in God, with God, by God, through God Himself, and not through man - 1 John 2:27. 

Men fail every day, but God never fails, the truth of God never fails.

Believe God, believe in ALL of His word, not the words of man. 

Be very careful listening to men, because so many false teachers are in this world today (1 John 4:1), false teachers are wolves in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15) deceiving even the children of God (Acts 20:29) for their own glory and wicked profit - Titus 1:11.   If any man brings any doctrine that does not align perfectly with the word of God, the Word of God says you are not to listen to them and you are not to be associated with them in any way - 1 Corinthians 5:11, 13.   Believers are to rebuke false doctrine - Titus 1:10-14.

 

Don't believe in false prophets

 

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  Matthew 7:15

Don't believe someone just because of a title or position that they have.  Don't believe someone just because they say that they are a follower of Christ Jesus.  Don't believe someone because they look religious (Luke 20:46-47; Psalm 118:8).

Don't trust in the words of any man, or any religion, or anything for your eternal salvation, over the words of God.  If a teaching is not Christ centered, it is not of Christ.  If a teaching does not promote ALL the Word of God as complete, inerrant truth, it is not of God.

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  Colossians 2:8

God wrote His Word, His Scripture for you, so that you could know His truth, the only truth, the truth of God, so that you could come to the knowledge of the truth of God and receive His salvation and His love, and receive ALL His promises, including eternal life.

Only by the grace of God through faith in His Word, can we be saved (Ephesians 2:8).

You should believe in foundational truth, whose builder and maker is God (Hebrews 11:10). 

Believe in God!  Believe in the Word of God!!

 


What is foundational truth of GOD?

Here, we will look at the foundational truth of God, which is found in the written Word of God.

Foundational truth of God is: the Word of God, one Truth, God, one God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, creation, man, sin, salvation, the body of Christ, blood atonement, ascension, the Lord's Supper, baptism, Heaven, hell, eternal death, and eternal life.

 

The Word of God

Before we can believe in any foundational truth of God, we must believe in its source, which is the Living Word of God.

ALL Foundational Truth of God is found in His written Word.

Anything that contradicts the written word of God is false.

The written Word of God, from the original manuscripts, are the words of God, the revelation of God Himself for all mankind.

The written Word of God is the words of God Himself, given to believers of God, holy men of God, who were moved by the Holy Ghost, and given the Word of God to write down.  All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.

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

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.  But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.  1 Peter 1:23, ,25

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:  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 1:19-21

If you ever wonder if what someone told you is from God - go to His word and find out for yourself.  Do not be deceived by the doctrines of men, whose lies and false teachings are not from God. 

God tells us in His Holy Word that false prophets, false teachers, false doctrines, are in our world today, everywhere.  Many who are disguised as believers of God actually preach and teach another doctrine, not the gospel of Christ Jesus.

The true prophets, the true teachers of God's word, the true gospel and doctrine of Christ Jesus, will ALWAYS align with the true living word of God, and will NEVER be contrary to God's Word.

It is up to us, to know the truth of God, so when we hear preachers and teachers, that we can discern the truth of God from the lies of darkness.

God says that, "People err, not knowing God's word and His power" (Matthew 22:29).

 

One Truth

There is One Truth which is the truth of God.  There are not many truths, just as there are not many true gods.

Any contradiction of the written word of God is a lie, is not the truth, and is not of God.  Anything contrary to the written Word of God is not of God and not from God.

Any true prophecy can be proven in the written Word of God.  True prophecy from God and will always align with the written word of God.

Any doctrine contrary to the word of God is false doctrine and not to be listened to, or brought into your house or into your life in any way (2 John 1:9-11).  God says that we are to taste not, touch not, and handle not the false doctrines of men (Colossians 2:21).

No one can have a "new revelation from God" that differs from the existing Word of God.  There is only one revelation from God, given to all mankind, who is Jesus Christ, sent to earth to be the Saviour of the world; and, that by believing in Him all the people of this world could receive the love of God and everlasting life.

There are no lies in truth, not one.  Lies have nothing to do with God.  Liars have nothing to do with God, because liars are contrary to sound doctrine (1 Timothy 1:10).  "Saying" you are a Christian, a believer, does not mean that you are (Revelation 2:2).  In the end, satan and all enemies of God, all liars, will have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone for all eternity (Revelation 21:8; John 8:44; 1 John 2:22).

 

God

There is only One God, and there is none else.

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  Isaiah 45:22

We must believe that God is God.

But 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

Do not be deceived, people are not gods.  Mankind is not God, not little gods, not gods of any kind.

Mankind is not the God or any type of gods, man will never be God nor any type of gods, there is only one God.

 

One God

"ONE God" is a foundational truth of God.  The true living Lord Jehovah God Almighty is ONE God.   God, His name is ONE.

And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.  Zechariah 14:9

There is ONE God and there is none other but He (Mark 12:32).

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.  Ephesians 4:4-6

We are all saved by ONE God, the same ONE God justifies us all by His grace through faith (Romans 3:30).

There is only One God who saves, and there is none else. 

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  Isaiah 45:22

 

God the Father and Son are ONE

I and my Father are one.  John 10:30

Jesus Christ and God the Father are One God.

 

Father, Son and Holy Ghost are ONE

There are not multiple gods reigning in Heaven.  Multiple gods did not create the universe.  God is not three gods.  God is ONE God.  Scripture supports that the Father, the Word (who is Jesus the Son of God) and the Holy Ghost - THESE THREE ARE ONE God - 1 John 5:7.

God tells us all through His written word that there are three in Heaven, AND these three are ONE.  These three are one (not any three, and not all threes in the bible, only THESE THREE ARE ONE God):  God the Father, God the Holy Ghost, and God the Son (Word).

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.  1 John 5:7

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Matthew 28:19

How can three be ONE God?  Because the ONE is God.  With God all things are possible.   God is limitless.  God is boundless.  God is infinite.  God is eternal.  God can be whoever and whatever He is because He is God. 

Many, many people have issue with the truth that God is One in three - Father, Son and Holy Ghost, because they attach their own human limitations to God.  Because they cannot understand it with their finite minds, then it cannot be possible.  We are never to place limits on who God is or what God can do.  We must remember is that God is not man, God is without the limitations attached to man, God can do and be whatever He desires, because HE IS GOD.

With men it is impossible, but not with God, because with God all things are possible - Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27. 

There is One LORD God.

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:  Deuteronomy 6:4

To come to the knowledge of truth, of the truth of God, we must know that God's ways are not our ways, and God's ways are past finding out - Romans 11:33.

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!  Romans 11:33

Believing in God - faith in God - is believing that God is all who He says that He is in His Word.  Believing in only part of who God says that He is - is partial faith and partial faith is unbelief.

But 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 11:16

 

 

Jesus Christ

There is only One Lord God.  Jesus Christ is Lord - Philippians 2:11.

Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world - Matthew 1:21; John 4:42.  Jesus Christ came from the Father in Heaven to earth, to be born like man in the flesh - 1 John 4:2-3; 2 John 1:7), so that He could destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8), sacrifice His life once for all the sins of all mankind (Hebrews 10:10, 12), and bring salvation to everyone who believes in Him (John 3:16; Matthew 1:21).

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God (John 1:4; 3:16, 18), sent by God (John 3:2; 8:42; 13:3; 16:27, 30) from Heaven to earth, to save all mankind from sin and death (1 John 4:9).  Jesus was conceived of the Holy Ghost, to a virgin, God manifest in the flesh. Jesus preached in the world, was believed on in the world, and was received up into glory (1 Timothy 3:16).  Jesus came down from Heaven from God, left His riches entered poverty, so that He might destroy the works of the devil, and save all people in all the world from sin and death (1 John 3:8; Romans 8:2).

We are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 3:26).  All who believe on the name of Christ Jesus will be saved (John 3:16-18).  Through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved (Acts 15:11, 16:31).  There is no other name, except Jesus, by which we are saved (Acts 4:10-12).  The only way to God the Father is through faith in Christ Jesus for the salvation of your soul (John 14:6). The will of God is for all people of the world to obtain His salvation through His Son Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

Jesus Christ sets us free from all sin, we can overcome all sin, because Christ overcame the whole world of sin (John 8:36, 16:33).

We are called into fellowship, receive atonement and are reconciled to God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:11; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Corinthians 5:18).   No one is justified by works, only by faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 2:16).  We become the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26).

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.  Galatians 3:26

The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23).

We are to watch, wait, and pray for the return of Christ Jesus, because our home is in Heaven not on this earth - Philippians 3:20-21.

 

Holy Ghost

The Great Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of truth, is who teaches us and guides us to the truth of God and home to God.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:26

The Holy Spirit of God is God.  There is only One Spirit of Truth, which proceeds from the Father and who is One in God.

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  John 15:26

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.  1 John 5:7

 

 

Creation

God is the CreatorGod created all things, all things were created by Him.  God created the heavens and the earth and all in the earth and heavens, including man and woman, within 6 days approximately 6,000 years ago.

There can is only One True Living God and only one Creator of all things, and all things exist by Him (Colossians 1:7).

 

Man

Man was created in the likeness, image of God.  Man was created by God for God.  Man didn't create God, but God created man.  Man was formed by God from the dirt God created when He made the earth.  Man did not come out from God, but was formed from the dirt of the earth. 

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  Genesis 1:27

Man was created for God's pleasure, by the will of God, for God.

Man was created out of love, God's love, for the purpose of sharing God's love.

Because of God's love, He gave man free will to choose. 

Man was created to live forever in God's love, but man chose a different path.  Man turned to lies from truth.  Man turned from God to satan.  Man chose to believe another, instead of believing the truth of God.  By trusting in the lies of the devil, over the truth of God, man chose death over life, man chose sin over righteousness, man chose to believe the lives of satan over the truth of God, and created a chasm, a separation between man and God.

Man chose want over need.  Man chose desire over substance.  Man chose temporary pleasure over eternal peace.

By man choosing a temporary solution for a permanent situation, the first man, Adam, laid out a the course for all humanity.

When Adam forsake, rejected the truth of God, and chose to believe in the lies of the devil, he injected mankind with sin, infusing into the soul of humanity eternal death, instead of eternal life.

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:  Romans 5:12

By the sin of one man, the first man, Adam, sin entered into this world, and so death passed to all humanity, because of Adam, all mankind have sin.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 6:23

 

Sin

Sin is not the purpose of mankind.  Sin was conceived into this world by one man, Adam, the first man God created.

Forsaking the truth of God is sin, because it is lusting after the lie of another.  As with Adam in the garden of Eden, when he chose to believe a lie instead of believing in the truth of God, Adam lusted after another, and when lust is conceived - or acted upon - it brings forth sin, and the end of sin is death (James 1:15).  The wages - the end - of sin is death (Romans 6:23).

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 6:23

Because Adam committed sin against God, and brought sin into his life, his sin is passed on to all mankind, therefore, we have all sinned and fell short of the Glory of God.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  Romans 3:23

Redemption from sin and its promised death is available to all people who come to God by faith in His truth and faith in Christ Jesus to salvation.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

 

Salvation

God saves

Only God saves, none else.  There is only One God and there is only One salvation, the salvation of God. The source of salvation is God.  God alone saves.  The salvation of God has always been received from God and given by God to all who believe He is God, and through faith that He alone can save them.

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  Isaiah 45:22

By grace we are saved.  We are all saved the exact same way, by the Grace of God we are saved, nothing less and nothing more (Ephesians 2:5).

God Himself finished all the works required for our salvation (John 19:30).  All we must do is believe in Him and accept His free gift of salvation through faith in His Son, Christ Jesus the living Lord and Saviour.

The salvation of God saves our mortal flesh from sin and our immortal soul from death.

By grace through faith, we receive the salvation of God, which grants us inheritance into the Kingdom of God for all eternity.

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Body of Christ

All faithful believers of Christ Jesus, who receive the salvation of God by grace through faith, are the living Body of Christ.  All believers are equal in the Body of Christ, no one is better than the other (Romans 12:1-5).

Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.  1 Corinthians 12:27

There is only One salvation, One Body of Christ, One faith, One Lord, One baptism, One God and Father of all (1 Corinthians 10:17; 12:13, 20; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 3:15).

 

Blood Atonement

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.  Romans 5:9-11

Atonement is through salvation by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, by the grace of God.

We are accepted to God the Father through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

Jesus shed His blood for the remission of sins (Matthew 26:28).

Jesus was sent to earth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood (Romans 3:25).

The blood Jesus shed on His cross was necessary for the remission of our sins, because without the shedding of blood there is no remission - Hebrews 9:22. 

 

Ascension

The ascension of Jesus into Heavenly Glory, took place 40 days after Christ rose bodily from His grave.

The ascension into Heaven of Jesus was fulfillment of Scripture (Psalm 68:18) and the will of God (John 6:38).

Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.  Psalm 68:18

We know by His work on the cross, Jesus led captivity captive.  The purpose of God coming down from Heaven, being manifested in the flesh, was to destroy the works of the devil (1 Timothy 3:16).

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?  He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)  Ephesians 4:7-10

The same Jesus who descended to the lower parts of this earth, who came down from Heaven to Earth, to be the Saviour of the world, who took on the flesh and body of man, after He finished His Father's work, then He ascended up to Heaven.

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  John 3:13-15

Jesus Christ alone ascended up to Heaven, no other.  Jesus Christ ascended up to Heaven to reign forever with God the Father.

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.  John 20:17

Jesus ascended up to Heaven, to eternally sit on the right hand side of God the Father, His Father and my Father, where He will reign forevermore.

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:2

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:  Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.  1 Peter 3:18-22

Where is Christ Jesus today?  Jesus is in Heaven itself, appearing before God the Father, making intercession for us, the Mediator between mankind and God the Father, AND Jesus abides in the hearts of all believers.

For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:  Hebrews 9:24

 

The Lord's Supper

The last supper that Jesus Christ had with His twelve chosen disciples is remembered today by Christians all over this world.

The Lord's Supper is communion with Jesus, remembering His flesh and His blood that He sacrificed for us, on His cross, when He sacrificed His life for the salvation of the world.

As believers we participate in ceremony, remembering our Lord God, by taking of bread and drink, remembering His body which was sacrificed so that we might receive everlasting life, and by drink, His blood that was shed for the remission of our sins.

The Lord's Supper is a Holy remembrance of the sacrifice and death of our King Jesus, and faith in His death to redeem us of all our sins, faith in His resurrection, and faith in our hope of salvation.

And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.  And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.  And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:  For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.  And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.  Luke 22:14-20

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.  Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.  1 Corinthians 11:24-29

 


 

Baptism

God saves.  Baptism does not save people, God saves.

We are all saved the exact same way, by the grace of God through faith in God.  After we are saved, we are asked by God to profess our faith to others.  One way believers profess their faith and tell others that they have received the salvation of God is through a public display of baptism.  The act of baptism does not save anyone from sin and death, because God saves us by His grace alone.  We are saved by grace, by the grace of God we are saved (Ephesians 2:5).

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Matthew 28:19

Baptism is our outward commitment to God, pledging our life is surrendered forever to follow and serve God, in front of God and the whole world.  Baptism is acknowledging outward that our trust and faith is in the One True Living God and in His salvation of our souls.

God commands that all faithful believer, go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  Matthew 28:20

Submersion in water, symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection to new life of Christ Jesus.  Through faith to salvation, because of the living sacrifice of Christ Jesus, we too have been raised from death to new life. (Colossians 2:12). 

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:  Romans 6:3-5

All believers are taught to perform this type of public display of their faith after they have received the salvation of God.

Confession of your salvation is required by God.

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 10:32-33

Baptism is an outward statement of our faith in Christ Jesus to salvation by the grace of God through faith. 

Baptism is one way believers proclaim Jesus Christ is their Lord and their Saviour.

Baptism cannot save anyone, because salvation belongs to God alone, only God saves, none else or nothing else.

The salvation of God is received by faith, not baptism.  You do not have to be baptized to receive the gift of God, eternal salvation.   Remember the thief on the cross, who was crucified next to Jesus, he was not baptized and he died that day on his cross, but before he died he placed his faith in Christ Jesus to salvation, and Jesus Himself told the thief that day he would be with Jesus in the Kingdom of Heaven (Luke 23:42-43).

 


 

Heaven

For believers, this earth is not our true home, because our home is in Heaven with God.

For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:  Philippians 3:20

God is in His Kingdom of Heaven, were all the saints, the saved in Christ will go, if we remain in the faith.

Jesus left this earth shortly after His resurrection and ascended up to Heaven; but, before He left, He promised to return one day soon for His own, all believers.  Halleluiah!!  Jesus is coming soon for me!!

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  John 14:1-4

All believers of God, know that Heaven is real and that one day soon, we will go there and forever be with our LORD.

God the Father is in Heaven, the throne of God is in Heaven (Psalm 11:4; Ecclesiastes 5:2; Matthew 5:16, 45, 48, 6:1).

And call no man your Father upon the earth: for One is your Father, which is in Heaven (Matthew 23:9).

Jesus Christ, your Master, the Son of God, the LORD, the Saviour of the world is in Heaven (John 3:13; Ephesians 6:9; Philippians 3:20).

Repent!  Because the Kingdom Heaven is at hand (Matthew 3:2).

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Hell

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God (Psalm 9:17).

The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath (Proverbs 15:24).

Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied (Proverbs 27:20).

The angels that sinned against God, were cast into hell (2 Peter 2:4).

God will judge all people, even the dead in hell (Revelation 20:13).

Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, has the keys of hell and death (Revelation 1:18).

In the end, all the enemies of God will be cast into the lake of fire forever (Revelation 20:10, 14-15).

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Eternal Death

God promises that every person born will die once in his flesh on this earth (Hebrews 9:27), but that is not the end of man's existence.

Every human being is created by God and given a spirit, a soul, and body.  Our spirit and soul are eternal.  Our earthly body is flesh and bones and cannot live forever.

If we accept the grace of God to save us and receive His free gift of eternal salvation, we are given a new spirit and a renewed soul through Christ, and when we are resurrected we will be given a new heavenly body.

Every human being exists in eternity, where we exist is our choice.  Every human being has the same choice of their own eternity, which is eternity spent with God (eternal life) or eternity spend without God (eternal death).

God gives everyone the same choice, eternal life or eternal death, God says "CHOOSE LIFE!!". (Deuteronomy 30:19).

If we choose to believe in God and His Word and accept His salvation on His terms, then we will receive everlasting life, eternal life.  By faith in Jesus for salvation, when we die we will pass from this life to a new life with God.

If we choose NOT to believe in God, reject the truth of God and His Word, refuse His free gift of salvation on His terms, then we will receive damnation, NOT life, and will not be saved from the second death.  Because of our choice to refuse to have faith in Christ Jesus for our salvation, when we die we will be eternally separated from God, never see God, our name will not be found in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15) and we will have cast ourselves into the lake of fire for all eternity (Revelation 21:8).

Eternal death, the second death, is separation away from God for all eternityEternal death is final, there is no reprieve, there is no exit, there is no escape, there is no end, there is no hope.  

Eternal death is death without end.  Eternal death is dying forever.  Where the worm dieth not.

Eternal death is eternal separation from God, free from God, free from love, and free from any hope of God, free of any light, free of any food, free of any drink, free of any company, and free of any hope.

Eternal death is eternal darkness, eternal solitude, eternal pain, eternal sorrow, eternal silence, eternal emptiness, eternal fire and brimstone, eternal torment, eternal isolation, eternal hunger, eternal thirst, and eternal hell.

Eternal death is eternal confinement, no freedom, no release, no escape, no end.

Eternal death is reserved for all the enemies of God, all people who rejected God while on His earth, all people who refused to accept and abide in His salvation, all people who chose not to abide in the faith of Christ Jesus.  Anyone who rejects God, rejects Christ Jesus is the enemy of God.  Anyone who refuses the salvation of God is the enemy of God.

Eternal death is eternal sorrow, the pain of agony because of your eternal death will cause eternal weeping, wailing, and eternal gnashing of teeth.

Eternal death is eternal memories of what is lost, memories of people who you loved, memories of laughter and joy, eternal remembrance of what you might have had, remembering all the times you rejected God, told Him off, cursed Him, rejected His love, rejected His salvation, you will remember over and over for all eternity all the times you heard the gospel of Christ but refused Him, all the times you chose sin for a season instead of life for eternity.

Eternal death is eternal. 

 

The devil

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  Revelation 12:9

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.  Revelation 20:10

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Eternal life

God promises that we will die once in our fleshly bodies, and after this His judgment (Hebrews 9:27).

If we have believed and accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour, if we believed Jesus can and will save our soul from sin and death, then we can receive the salvation of God, the gift of God, which is everlasting life, by the grace of God through faith in His Son (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8).

Through the salvation of God, when we die, we will pass from death to life in Heaven (John 5:24), where we will be forever with our LORD God (2 Corinthians 5:8).

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.  Matthew 25:46

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Rapture of the Church

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord,   that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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The Judgment seat of Christ

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.  Romans 14:10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.  2 Corinthians 5:10

 

Seven Year Tribulation

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Antichrist

Anyone against Jesus Christ is an anti-Christ.  There are many antichrists in this world today, and there will be the appearance of one particular antichrist in the last days, who will try and rule this world.

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.  1 John 2:18

An antichrist is a liar.  An antichrist is anyone who denies the Lordship of Christ Jesus, who denies the gospel of Christ Jesus, and who denies that Jesus is the Christ and the only begotten Son of God.

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.  1 John 2:22-23

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.  1 John 4:3

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.   This is a deceiver and an antichrist.  2 John 1:7

Denying the truth of God, that Jesus is the Christ and is the Son of God is unacceptable to God the Father, and voids acceptance by God, and entrance into the Kingdom of God, because we are all the children of God by faith in His Son, there is no other way to God the Father, except through Christ Jesus.

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.  Galatians 3:26

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

 


 

Second Coming of Christ Jesus

In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  John 14:2

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you.   If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.  John 14:27-28

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.  Revelation 22:20

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.  Hebrews 9:28

 

Millennium

At some point in the near future, Christ will return to earth and reign with His saints for 1,000 years, this is called the millennium.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.  Revelation 20:4-6

 

Great White Throne Judgment

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.  Revelation 20:11-15

 

New Jerusalem

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.  Revelation 21:2-4

 

Eternal Kingdom of God

The eternal Kingdom of God is the Kingdom of Christ, the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:11), the Kingdom of Heaven, for there is only One God and One Kingdom of God.

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  Matthew 4:17

 

New Heaven and New earth

For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.  Isaiah 65:17

Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.  2 Peter 3:13

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  Revelation 21:1

 

Promise of inheritance for all faithful believers

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.  1 Corinthians 2:9

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.  2 Corinthians 6:18

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.  2 Timothy 4:8

 


Why don't all people believe in GOD's truth?

 

Why don't all people believe the foundational truth of God?

God gives every person a choice, a choice to follow Him or follow death.  God asks that we choose Him, that we choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19).  We all reap what we sow (Galatians 6:8; Romans 6:23).  If we follow God we will reap eternal life, but if we follow sin, we are without God on this planet and we will be without God in the life to come (Matthew 12:32).

As there are many different people in this world, there are many different reasons why they do not believe in the foundational truth of God.

Here, we will list a few of them.

 

They harden their hearts

Continually, rejecting the voice of God, rejecting the truth of God results in a condition known as hardening of the heart.

All people are given same opportunity to receive the truth of God, and to accept His salvation. 

All people are given the measure of faith to hear the truth of God, but many people resist the voice of God, and reject His truth, and remain lost in their sin.

We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us.  Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.  1 John 4:6

Through sin, many people are deceived by a lie into accepting the spirit of error, over the spirit of truth.

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.  2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

Many people believe that they can have faith in God and receive the salvation of God, their own way.  Many people believe and have faith that because they live good that they will enter the gates of Heaven when they die.  Many people believe that because they say that they are saved, that they are.  All these people are truly lost, because they refuse to believe the truth of Christ Jesus.

All these people refuse to receive the love of the truth of God, the truth written in the Word of God as the only way to the salvation of God by faith in His grace and obedience to His will. 

 

Slothfulness

Many people today take the easy way out, and would rather someone else tell them what to believe, they are lazy and don't really care.

And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:  That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.  Hebrews 6:11-12

The devil absolutely loves slothful people, because there is no work for him to do, because these people have given up, they are lazy and don't put up any resistance, and all he has to do is pick them out and take them captive (2 Timothy 2:26).

There is no resistance from the slothful person toward the devil.  By the slothful lackadaisical attitude of these people they have chosen for themselves to slide into eternal death.

 

Fear

Some people feel threatened, or are in fear of physical harm, if they do not conform to the beliefs of others.

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but who putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.  Proverbs 29:25

Most people have felt fear sometime in their lives.  We must be careful not to place our trust in men, over the promises of God.  God said if we place our trust in Him we will be safe

Fear of the unknown can be very powerful, but we must remember that we are safe in the LORD no matter what happens to us on the outside.  Our flesh is temporary, but our soul is eternal.

Don't believe in the things that man might do to you, but believe in what God can and will do.

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.  Hebrews 13:6

Don't let fear steal your eternal salvation.  God is greater than anyone. God has power over all things, not men.

In the United States, we live in freedom of religion, we are able to believe in God, worship God, believe in the truth of God, share the truth of God, teach the Word of God, live without fear of being killed, or worse. 

It is hard for us to comprehend the persecution, tribulation, pain and suffering around the world today, the fear that some people have, when it comes to promoting the truth of God.  We must hold them fast in our prayers, pray that they can be delivered and serve the One True Living God without any fear.

 

Cares of the world

Busy, busy, busy, so many people are too busy for God, or at least that is their excuse.  If we let it, our life will run us, instead of us letting God run our life.

And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.  Mark 4:19

God reminds us in His word, that no one on earth knows when Jesus will return, and He will return one day very soon for His own, because He promised.  There will be many good people who are caught unawares at His return, because they are caught up in the cares of their life.

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.  Luke 21:34

Please, don't let the cares of your life, separate you from eternal life with God.

 

Love of money

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  1 Timothy 6:10

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.  Luke 12:15

The love of money has ruined the life of a multitude of people.  The love of money easily turns into idolatry, and no idolaters will enter Heaven.

Money is nothing.  You brought nothing into this world and you will take nothing from this world with you when you die.

Only spiritual things will pass with you from this life into the next.  Our priorities cannot be money, our priorities must be Christ.

 

Disobedience

Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.  Hebrews 3:10

And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.  1 John 2:17

Do NOT be deceive, the children of disobedience will receive the wrath of God, eternal damnation (Ephesians 5:6).

You must obey God in this life, in order to obey Him in the next.

If you refuse to obey God, then you chose damnation for yourself (Romans 13:2).

 

Sin

Sin separates anyone from God.

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.  Do not err, my beloved brethren.  James 1:14-16

Willful sin, continual sin, pursuing sin, living in sin, ends in unbelief, which ends in eternal death, because the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).  God is not mocked, you will reap what you sow, either eternal life for living in righteousness, or eternal death for living in sin (Galatians 6:7-8; John 5:29).

Sin darkens the heart and blinds the heart from the things of God (Ephesians 4:18); and, if not repented of, sin can separate you from God for all eternity, because the end of sin is death (Romans 6:20-21, 23).

 

Fall from their steadfastness

Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.  2 Peter 3:17

The Word of God warns believers not to fall from their own stedfastness in the faith.  Believers are given warnings, warning that even the very elect of God, His children can fall back into sin, fall away from God, let go of their first love.  No one is immune from falling away from God, falling away from the salvation of God.

Remaining in Christ, pursuing Christ, fellowship with Christ, abiding in Christ, putting on Christ every day will keep us in the love of God.

 

Not all Israel are Israel

For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel (Romans 9:6). 

Calling yourself a "Christian" does NOT make you a "Christian".  Calling yourself a "believer" does not make you one.  Saying you are saved does not necessarily mean you are saved, because salvation is a condition of the heart, performed by the operation of God inside of us, when we through faith in Christ Jesus receive His free gift of salvation by His grace.  Galatians 3:26

Not all people who say that they are Christians, are Christians.  Not all people who profess to know God, do (Titus 1:16).  In order to know God, God must know us, and God knows us only if we know Christ, through salvation by faith in His Grace - Galatians 3:26.  If the Spirit of truth dwells in us, then we know God (John 14:17).  Without the indwelling of the Spirit, you are without God. 

Anyone who perverts the truth of God, rejects and turns from the truth of God, is defiled and unbelieving (Titus 1:14-16).

Many people who have professed to be Christians will not enter the Kingdom of God at their death, because they have refused to receive the truth of God.  Many of these people will protest and claim to be "good people", claim to be "Christians", but God will say to them, "Depart from Me, I do not know you" - Matthew 7:21-23.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  Matthew 7:21-23

 


There is more foundational truth that can be found in the Word of God.  The foundational truth of God is from God and therefore will always align with the Word of God.


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