This is a Bible study on Worldly Myths. Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.
Worldly myths are beliefs of the world that are not based on the Word of God and not based on God's truth.
The world claims evil is good and good is evil. The Word of God claims in the last days, which we are living now, that there will be a great turning away from the truth of God. We see that this is happening today. As believers of the Most High God, we must know the truth - God's truth - in order to survive and to counter lies and counter worldly myths.
The believer's counterattack against the lies of this world must be written - found - in the Word of God to have any power.
Why talk about worldly myths? This page was created to show how the Biblical truth of God stands against all worldly myths - the lies of this world - the lies against God and His people - the lies against faith in Christ Jesus - out in the world today.
A worldly myth is something stated in the world that does not align with God's Word and thereby does not align with the truth of God.
A worldly myth is the world's view of the things of God, the world's view of life and of the world, which is different than the view and truth of God.
Views and statements told by the world, endorsed by the world, lived by the world that contradict the word of God are worldly myths.
Basically, worldly myths are what the world believes instead of what God says is truth.
The truth of God is revealed by God to all people who by faith in Christ Jesus receive salvation, which is the gift of God of eternal life.
Most people of this world cannot see the truth of God, as found in His Holy Word, because they are blinded by sin, corrupted by sin, they have a sin veil over their eyes - that they refuse, choose not to have removed by Christ Jesus. By the grace of God through the gift of salvation by God the veil is removed and we can see God for who He is - all that He is and we can see the truth of God.
The unbelievers, the lost, all people of this world who are separated from God, choose to believe the lies of satan, they are blinded by the god of this world, the devil - 2 Corinthians 4:4.
God says that His children, the saved in Christ Jesus, that we are not to conform to this world, but we are to be separated from the ungodly world.
We are to remain separated from the sin and the lies of this world.
We are to remain separated to God, separated to the gospel of God, separated to Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18; Jude 1:19; Romans 1:1.
The children of God are to always separate themselves from sin and evil, and remain separated unto God.
We must separate ourselves from sin and separate ourselves to God.
When we are saved, by the grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus, we repent of our sins, and we turn from sin and turn to God. The salvation of God is gifted by God to us when we forsake sin and follow Christ Jesus.
The salvation is gifted by God to all people who repent of sin and ask Jesus into their heart, to become the Lord and Savior over our life. The salvation of God is given to all people who surrender their lives to Christ Jesus, trust in Him to forgive their sins, and to grant them salvation through His blood.
To live in Christ, to abide in Christ Jesus, we separate ourselves from the world and we separate ourselves unto God.
Abiding in Jesus, living for Christ is a daily process. We must purposefully seek the kingdom of God every day. We must willfully depart from sin every day. We must remain separate from the world every day and be separated unto God every day.
Living for Christ is NOT a one day event at conversion. Salvation is a daily commitment to live every day for Jesus. Salvation is not temporary; salvation is eternal. Salvation is eternal life given to all people with eternal faith. Our faith, our trust in Jesus is eternal. Salvation is a journey, every day toward God. Every day, as believers of Christ, we must step out in faith, walk in faith and righteousness toward the Kingdom of Heaven, our final destination, our home.
Abiding in Christ Jesus, doing the will of God, is a conscious, purposeful action we must do every day. To follow Jesus Christ we must take up our cross daily.
Following the will of God, abiding in Christ Jesus is a purposeful action that we must do every day.
Salvation is not a one day event, it is a life long journey. Faith to faith, never ending faith in Christ Jesus - Romans 1:17.
Salvation is a purposeful and committed journey that we take, as the children of God, to walk through Christ's strait gate, and abide in Christ's narrow path toward the Kingdom of God, every day and for the rest of our lives.
Have you found the strait gate? Are you walking the narrow path of faith toward eternal life? Are you one of the few who found it?
We are either with God or we are against God. We are either separated from sin to God - OR - we are separated from God to sin.
No one can abide in Christ and remain living a sinful life. We must separate from the lusts of this world and be separated unto God.
The evils, the sins, and the lusts of this world are an enemy of God - James 4:4.
The sons and daughters of God are all people who separate themselves from evil, sins and lusts of the world.
Are you the enemy of God? God says all people who are friends of this sinful world - who follow the evil in this world - are the enemy of God. All people who pursue the sins of the world, who go along with the lies of this world, who go along with the lies against God, are an enemy of God.
The children of God do NOT love the sins and lust of this world.
Everything in this world is temporary. This world will one day be destroyed and everything in it, including the people who have attached themselves to the world, instead of to God. People who do the will of God, separate themselves from the evil of this world, will abide forever.
The will of God is to obtain salvation and abide in Christ Jesus.
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16; 1 John 4:9), came out from God in Heaven (John 8:42, 16:27), sent to earth from God the Father to earth to be the Saviour of the world (John 3:17, 5:24, 6:38).
The Kingdom of God is not of this world (John 18:36), Christ is NOT of this world (John 8:23), we as believers of Christ Jesus are not of this world (John 15:19). We are the children of God, co-heirs with Christ Jesus into the kingdom of God (Romans 8:17).
Do NOT be deceived - What and who you attach yourself to in this world - will be what and who you will be attached to in the next.
If you live for sin in sin, for selfish temporal pleasures, if you support the lies and hatred toward God in this world today - you will not be allowed to live in righteousness and live with God in the next.
In order to have eternal life with God after this mortal life is over, you must choose and live with God today. No one is allowed to switch teams after they die - who you love and serve in this world today, will be who you love and serve in the world to come.
No one is exempt from the law of God. The word of God stands forever. The word of God will never pass away. The word of God is eternal. Who one serves in this life, will be exactly who one serves in the next.
There are too many worldly myths to list them all.
Here we will review some of the more popular worldly myths:
I am sure you know of more that are not listed here.
The problem with worldly myths is that they are repeated so often - generation to generation - that many people actually believe that they are factual.
As believers, we must know fact from fiction so that we can defend the gospel of Christ and our faith.
Jesus said that we err not knowing the Word of God, not knowing the Scriptures, the Scriptures that have the power of God to turn others to Him so they might be saved, the Scriptures that hold the very power of God in them - Matthew 22:29.
Know God's word - don't guess - know it through and through, so when you are confronted with a lie you can know the truth and share God's word with them in love.
Love it! Learn it! Live it!
Worldly myth number 1 - "There is no God".
The lie that there is no God is a worldly myth.
The Holy Scriptures read, "the fool says in his heart, there is no God" - Psalm 14:1, 53:1.
Many people of the world believe and support the theory that there is no God, this is a worldly myth.
Praise the LORD! There is a God!!
"There is no God" is a world myth because there is a God - the one true living God Almighty, the Creator, the everlasting Father, Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the Prince of Peace, the LORD God, the Savior of the world, the eternal, immortal King, the only wise God, the Holy One, the Redeemer, the Deliverer, the omnipotent Lord God reigns eternal - Genesis 2:7, 17:1; Isaiah 9:6, 40:28, 43:15, 49:7; John 4:42; 1 John 20:28-29; 1 Timothy 4:10; Romans 11:26; Revelation 1:8.
God is the Creator, the God of all creation is a just God and a Saviour - Isaiah 40:28, 45:21.
In the beginning God....God existed before anything was - Genesis 1:1. The Lord God Almighty reigns eternal - Revelation 11:17, 19:6.
God is immortal. God is the one and only true immortal because God is the only one existing without beginning and without end - 1 Timothy 1:17.
Fact: Just because someone doesn't believe in something does NOT make it so.
God exists rather you believe in Him or not. God exists even if the world does not believe.
The existence of God is not based on your belief, or the belief of this world. God does not need you or this world to exist. God doesn't need anyone or anything to exist.
The lie of human evolution from a blast in space or evolving from some sort of ooze from the ground or evolving from another existing animal creature is a worldly myth.
Human evolution is a worldly myth. Human evolution cannot be supported factually by anyone. Human evolution is a manmade theory. Human evolution is and has never been more than a theory - an idea someone had that cannot and will not ever be proven by facts. Theory is no fact. It is truly amazing how some people will believe anything they are told, even things that can never be proven.
Human evolution can never be proven, because God is the Creator of all things.
Human evolution in which humankind evolved from another animal or organism is a theory some man thought up. Evolution of mankind from another animal or organism has never been proven and can never be proven, because human evolution is a lie. There is no factual evidence to prove evolution. Evolution cannot be proven. It has always been a fact that evolution cannot be proven. The science of human evolution is based on conjecture, theory, and not fact.
Evolution is the most ludicrous theory any man has ever made up. If man evolved from apes, why are there still apes? If man evolved from the sea, then there would constantly be new human like creatures coming out of the sea? If man evolved from anything, there would be new creatures, new types of man evolving into human form today.
The theoretical calculations required to establish human evolution from another organism is theoretically impossible. Even scientist say that the probability of humankind forming from some thing is impossible, due to the billions of circumstances that would have to be ideal in place all at once. The synchronization of such an innumerable set of random calculations to fall into place at the exact same time is impossible.
God can be proven. All any person has to do is look around, all of this creation did not just happen by itself. Nature itself proves that there is a God.
There are so many errors in evolution, I am not going to waste space on this website to list them all. Evolution is a manmade theory, just like the one that said the world was flat.
The lie that "Jesus was just a good man" is a worldly myth, a lie that is passed around people who do not believe in God.
A world view is that Jesus was "just a good man".
Jesus was born in the likeness of man here on earth, but more important Jesus is the express image of His Father God in Heaven. Jesus said if you have seen Him, if you know Him, you have seen and know God the Father, because Jesus is in the Father and the Father is in Jesus (John 14:8-11).
Jesus and Father are One
Jesus is One with Father God (John 10:30), no one else is. The Father and the Son are one God (1 John 2:22). Jesus Christ the Son and the Father are one, and they have always been one God. This single fact alone proves that Jesus was more than "just a good man". No one else - but Jesus - and the Father are One God.
In Jesus is the fulness of the Godhead bodily
Only in Jesus dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:6,9). This fact alone makes Jesus divinely unique. The fulness of the Godhead bodily does not dwell in God the Father, but in Jesus the Son, who is the manifest love of God, who is God in the flesh.
Jesus is Lord
Jesus is the Lord, Jesus is the Christ, Jesus is the Son of God Almighty (John 20:31; 1 Corinthians 12:3).
Jesus is the only begotten Son of God
Jesus alone is the only begotten Son of God the Father (John 1:14; 3:16, 18). Being the Son of God establishes Jesus from being "a good man" to being God. God can only beget God. Nothing but God can come out from God.
Jesus came out from God
Jesus came out from God (John 16:27). Jesus came from Heaven above to destroy sin and death.
Jesus is God manifest in the flesh
God was manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14). Jesus was born in the flesh and in the likeness of man. Jesus is the manifested love of God (1 John 4:9).
Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ, God with us
Jesus is the Messiah prophesied of in the Old Testament of God. Jesus came to earth to fulfill the prophecy as it is written in the Word of God.
Jesus was born of a virgin in Bethlehem, God manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angles, was a Nazarene, preached to the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into the Glory of God, sits on the right hand of Majesty, will return to earth again to receive all believers unto Himself, and to judge the world.
Jesus is the Word
Jesus is the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God, and the Word was made flesh (John 1:1-2, 14). There is One God in three persons: God the Father, God the Son (The Word), and God the Holy Ghost.
In the beginning was God (Genesis 1:1). Jesus was in the beginning with God and Jesus was God (John 1:1-3). Jesus is immortal and has always existed (John 8:58; Colossians 1:17).
All things were created by Jesus
Jesus was in the foundation of this earth and all creation was by Him (Colossians 1:16). All things exist by Jesus (Colossians 1:17).
God the Father calls Jesus God (Hebrews 1:8).
Thomas calls Jesus My Lord and my God, and Jesus confirms it.
Because we believe Jesus is Lord and God, we are blessed by God and will receive the salvation of God, which is eternal life through faith in Christ Jesus.
Jesus forgives our sins
Only God Almighty can forgive people of sin and save them from sin and death (Mark 2:7; Luke 5:21). Jesus forgives our sins with His blood (Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14).
Jesus laid down His life on the cross for us
God laid down His life on the cross for us, as a ransom for our life, so that we might inherit eternal life (1 John 3:16).
Jesus is eternal life
Eternal life, inheritance into the Kingdom of God, salvation, is gifted through Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world (Romans 5:1, 9, 11, 21, 6:11; Galatians 4:7; 2 Timothy 3:15). Life is in the Son, Jesus Christ (1 John 4:9, 5:11). The only way to Heaven is life through faith in Christ Jesus (John 3:16-17, 20:31; Acts 10:43, 15:11).
Everyone receives the salvation of God the exact same way, by faith in Christ Jesus.
By faith in Christ Jesus, we become the children of God, and by no other way - the way is Jesus.
Only through Christ Jesus, the Son of God, we know God the Father; through Christ Jesus we believe in God, through Christ Jesus we glorify God; through Christ Jesus we serve God; through Christ Jesus we love God (John 8:42; 1 Peter 4:11; 1 John 2:23, 15:4).
The lie that "There are many ways to GOD" is a worldly myth, promoted and spoken by those without the knowledge of GOD.
The world view is that there are many ways to God. Some people go so far as to say that all religions, all beliefs, all faiths, lead to the same God.
God says that there is only one way to Him, through faith in Christ Jesus to salvation.
Every person in this world is NOT a child of God, because God says that we are the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Not every man has faith in God.
We are the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus, no other name is given by God, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the way to God.
All people are saved the exact same way, by the grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
The lie that people can talk to the dead is a worldly myth. Conversations with the deceased is a lie.
Evil spirits do use evil people. Evil spirits do and can speak to those receptive to evil spirits (those who invite evil spirits into themselves) and manifest a lie that and pretend that the dead are speaking through them, but this is a lie, an evil spiritual manifestation, that no believer should never participate or view or handle or touch.
No human being can speak to the dead. Only God can speak to the dead, because there is a chasm separating the dead from the living, which cannot be crossed by the living.
A person who conjured up the spirits of the dead were called a necromancer in the Old Testament, today they are called mediums.
People who say that they hear the dead speak to them are being deceived by the devil himself. These people, called mediums, hear evil spirits, demons, not dead people. Remember, the devil is limited in power and so are the demon spirits that follow him, they cannot talk to the dead, they cannot read our minds, and they cannot tell the future.
The devil cannot tell the future. The devil and the devils that follow him can hear what has been said in the past and what we say out loud, but they cannot read our minds, or talk to the dead. Remember that the devil and evil has been around longer than you have. The devil remembers all that was ever done and all that was ever said to him, all that was said out loud. The devil probably knows us better than we know ourselves, BUT not more than God knows us.
Based on the past, the devil can figure out what most people want and how to trip them up into believing his sack of lies. If I had a video recording of your entire life, every moment of your life, every secret thing you have done, every moment spent alone, every word spoken, I too could tell you things that would make you believe that I could read your future, just think about it. This is what the devil does, and how he manipulates people into believing his lies and into believing in mediums. Mediums are in touch with evil spirits, they have opened up their minds and hearts to evil, and evil has touched them. Mediums have no powers, as they are only conduits of evil.
The devil doesn't have to talk to the dead, he remembers their life, its all like a movie to him. He can pull up the information at anytime he needs to deceive anyone. The devil has information stored on everyone. How does a medium know your childhood dog got ran over by a fire truck when you were 8, because evil was there. The medium is not conjuring up your dead grandfather to see where he buried the gold, the devil was there. The medium isn't psychic because she knows who murdered someone, their name, and where they are buried, the devil tells them, how? because the devil was there. The devil is roaming this earth every day, walking to and fro, seeking out who he can devour, destroy and kill - 1 Peter 5:8. The devil sees it all, everything in this world that goes on, and he doesn't forget a thing.
Necromancers, mediums, people who claim to be speaking to the dead - are not conjuring up the dead they are conjuring up the devil and other evil spirits, and playing with fire.
God says that ALL people who are mediums AND ALL people who participate in these things are an abomination to the Lord God, AND they will receive their just reward, condemnation, the wrath of God, exile from His Heavenly Kingdom, separation from the LORD God for all eternity.
Consorting with mediums, or a necromancer, in the Old Testament resulted in death (Leviticus 20:6, 27). There is no death penalty in the United States for mediums, but there is still one with God. All workers of iniquity will never see God, will not inherit His Kingdom, will be eternally separated from God (Luke 13:27; Galatians 6:7).
Do not be deceived, mediums have nothing to do with God, mediums are not right with God, mediums do not possess salvation, because there is no light in them (Isaiah 8:19-20).
God prohibits, condemns the practice of mediums and all who consult them, because they try consulting others to find guidance to the future instead of choosing the right path which God has laid out in His word.
Sorcery, witchcraft, fortune-telling, mediums, astrology, are all sins against God, and all people who participate in such things shall not inherit eternal life (Galatians 5:19-21). Mediums and any other sin against God is included in "and such like".
The promises of God include His wrath and His salvation, if anyone repents and turns from their wicked ways and turns to Him by faith in His salvation - God promises to receive them into His family, cleanse them and forgive them of their repentant sins, give them His free gift of salvation, which is eternal life with Him forever.
No one is too sinful for God to save. Everyone is welcome to come to God, no matter who they are or think they are, no matter what sin has hold of them, nothing is too bad or too big for God. God loves us all and desires everyone in this world to come to Him for His salvation - salvation from sin and death - so that they can be in fellowship with Him and receive His love and His blessings that He has waiting to give to them.
Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. Psalm 80:3, 7, 19.
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. Jeremiah 17:14
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13
The lie that astrology is harmless, that astrology is okay is a worldly myth.
The world view is that astrology is okay. Believing that nothing is wrong with astrology is a worldly myth.
Please don't confuse astrology with astronomy. We are not talking about astronomy, which is the study of stars. Astronomy is okay as it is merely the study of stars. Astronomist do not believe that the stars tell the future.
Here we are discussing astrology which is the belief of telling the future by the stars. Telling someone's future by looking at the stars is a lie. Astrology and the use of horoscopes are not okay.
God alone holds our future in His hands. Only God knows our future.
Believing in astrology is contrary to the word of God. If you believe that somehow the stars determine your destiny you are not believing in God. No one can have faith in the stars and faith in God, because God said so.
God controls the universe. The alignment of the stars cannot tell the future.
We are to place nothing above God.
What if I just read my horoscope, but really don't believe it, it is just for my amusement, then is it okay? No, because we have faith in GOD we do not believe in astrology. Because we love God more than anything else. Jesus says "if ye love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15.
The lie that witchcraft and sorcery is harmless is a worldly myth.
The worldly myth that witchcraft and sorcery is harmless is especially rampant in the world today. The world view is to promote, encourage, and even celebrate witchcraft and sorcery.
No other time in America's history has so many resources been spent on promoting sorcery. From bestselling books, to magazines, to children's toys, to movies, to music, to cartoons, to plays, to the internet, to television, witchcraft and sorcery has infiltrated every commercial market and is being brought into every home in America.
The popular witches and sorcerers of today are known across all economical, social, and nationalities of people. Whether religious or not, no one is exempt from being saturated with their fame.
Stories, fact or fiction, about witches, warlocks and sorcery are not harmless.
The fact that witchcraft, sorcery, divination is condemned by God, should be enough for anyone to NOT get involved with any part of it in any way.
Sorcery and witchcraft is to be avoided because it is NOT of God.
All people who practice or partake in witchcraft or sorcery will NOT enter heaven. Watching sin is still sin.
Reincarnation is a lie and a worldly myth. Many people today believe and teach the myth of reincarnation, that after they die they will be reborn as another person or animal, or something else.
Reincarnation is fiction because the one true living God Almighty, who created us and gives life to all, God Himself said we are born into the flesh once AND we all die once. God says that no one has multiple past lives, because God said we die once in the flesh.
The lie that drinking is okay is a worldly myth.
Many people like to justify their drinking by stating that "drinking is okay because Jesus drank".
Drinking intoxication beverages is okay because Jesus drank is a popular worldly myth. This world view is held by many professing Christians also.
People like to justify their sin anyway they can, and what better justification than Jesus.
The fact is Jesus never sinned. God cannot sin. Jesus was never intoxicated, because Jesus never drank intoxicating beverages. The wine Jesus drank in the Bible was unfermented wine, new wine, a form of what we call now grape juice.
The word of God repeatedly states over and over again we should avoid drinking all together. In the scripture above God says those that do such things, as drunkenness shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Yes, some people say that medically a glass of wine is good for some people. The problem is a lot of people do not stop with one glass, and that's when there's a problem.
The word of God tells us how to live, we are to live soberly in this present world, forever watching and waiting for the return of Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Where will you be, what will you be doing, when Jesus catches all believers of His, with Him in the clouds, to remain with the Lord forever? We are to be watching and waiting for His return, we are to be ready to meet our Lord and Saviour at all times, because He could come any day now.
Are you ready to meet the Lord in the air?
"We are NOT expected today to live by the Bible or the 10 commandments" this is a lie.
A worldly myth is that God doesn't expect people today to live by His commandments.
Many people believe that the word of God, especially the Old Testament, where God gave us the 10 commandments does not apply to us today.
Some may say that "the world is changed, its different than in those old times", but this is NOT what God says.
Some even say that, "God was different in the Old Testament time than He is today".
Not believing that the 10 commandments that God gave all of us to live by is not relevant for today is believing that God was different in the Old Testament time that He is today.
God does not change. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever -Hebrews 13:8.
God is constant and consistent. God is faithful to all His promises, to all His word.
God has always been God and God will always be God.
Everything in our world changes daily. People are born and people die. Wars end and wars begin. We have jobs and we lose jobs. We have spouses and we lose spouses. We have children and we lose children. We have houses and then we lose houses. We have wealth and we loose wealth. Our life continually changes, from the moment we arrive here, until the moment we leave.
We bring nothing in with us to this life, and we take nothing out of this life.
The only One who never changes is God. God created this world and He loves this world and all the people in it. The love of God cannot and will not ever change.
God is here for us every day, no matter how much we change. God's love for us never changes, we can count on it to always to be here for us.
All the word of God is true. The Word of God is eternal. The word of God will never pass away and all the Word of God will be fulfilled - Matthew 5:18; Luke 16:17.
"Just looking at sin is not sin" is a worldly myth.
The world view is that just looking at sin, is not really sin. "It doesn't hurt to look", that is the world talking, NOT God.
People of the world like to make up their own beliefs about God, about what is sin and what is not sin.
The children of God are to be separated from sin and the lusts of this world, this includes sin that we do and sin that we view.
God tells us that purposefully looking at sin, is the same as participating in that sin, and therefore you are in fact committing the sin you are taking pleasure in viewing.
Since the devil is the god of this world (now), sin runs rampant. Sin is everywhere we look.
Sometimes it is impossible to avoid seeing sin, when it is right in our face, sometimes we have no control when we view sin, but sometimes we do. Some people plan sin, plan the viewing of sin, like watching a movie or video or television program or the internet on purpose.
Willful viewing of sin is sin against God. God places the sin act that we watch others commit, onto our personal record, that we will answer to God for on the Day of Judgment.
The word of God states that if we purposefully and willfully look at sin that this is sin. Sin is sin in the eyes of God, there is not "little sin" and "big sin", sin is sin.
Purposefully and willfully viewing sin, planning to view sin, is sin AND the same sin as what you are viewing.
Example, if you are viewing sex, adultery, nakedness, fornication, sin, blasphemy, taking the name of the Lord God in vain, lying, cheating, stealing, drunkenness, envying, strife, pride, coveting, idolatry, wickedness, murder, lust, worshipping other gods, idol worship, witchcraft, sorcery, defaming God, making fun of Jesus, dishonoring God or Jesus in any way, dishonoring the Sabbath day, unholiness, ungodliness, disrespect of parents, killing, or any such things that is sin, it is the same as if you are committing the sin yourself.
The list of sin goes on and on. God says that all unrighteousness is sin - 1 John 5:17.
The sin doesn't have to be listed word for word, as the Word of God even states if you think a thing is sin, then for you it is sin - James 4:17.
God says that by viewing sin, that we have participated in that sin. Viewing sin is participating in sin.
So does that mean we are not supposed to watch television or go to the movies? It depends on what you are watching, because there is a difference. What can you watch? That's between you and God, ask Him and He will tell you.
When you have a right relationship with God, the Holy Spirit will convict your heart when you sin.
When in doubt of a television program or movie you are watching, just ask if God would sit down and watch this? If the answer is No, you are best to turn it off and not watch it.
If the television program or movie is righteous, glorifies God, corresponds with the word of God, uplifts, then it is probably okay.
If the television program or movie breaks the 10 commandments, or is contrary to the word of God, you should not sin by participating in it.
It is very difficult to watch a television program or movie today without hearing someone in it, take the name of the Lord God in vain.
Disrespect of our Lord God is rampant in the world today. What was censored 20, 10 or even 5 years ago, is permitted today in our society.
It is such a shame that children are not taught respect for our Creator in our world today.
The children of God themselves have intermingled so much with the secular world that it is difficult to tell who is who - Matthew 7:20.
"Sin is okay after you become a Christian because everyone sins" is a worldly myth.
Many people claim to be Christians today who in fact are not the children of God. A worldly myth is that everyone is a child of God, or that everyone is a Christian.
God tells us in His word that the children of God are all who by faith accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Many people want to be saved by Jesus, but few allow Him to be Lord of their life. You cannot have Jesus as your Saviour but NOT as your Lord, the salvation of God doesn't work that way.
Sin is never okay, under any circumstances. The truth of God sets us free from sin. Through salvation we receive the power of God through faith in Christ Jesus and victory over sin through Christ Jesus.
Becoming a Christian is becoming a child of God, being born of God, renewed in mind, body, and spirit. We either forsake sin or we forsake God, we cannot have fellowship with God and remain in sin. We cannot be attached to Christ and attached to sin.
Jesus came to earth to destroy sin and death, so that we, though His shed blood on the cross, can be reconciled to God, become worthy through Christ Jesus to enter His Heavenly Kingdom.
Sin came into this world by Adam; and sin was destroyed by Jesus Christ.
Sin was never the plan of God for His creation, and sin today is NOT the will of God for His children. God didn't give man sin, God gave man free will, to choose not to sin. Today, we must choose NOT to sin, and through the power and strength of God through Christ Jesus we can say NO to sin.
When we sin we say that we don't care what God did for us, or about the sacrifice that He made for us, so that we could receive eternal life.
When we receive salvation, we are cleansed by the blood of Jesus, that He shed on a cross, for all our sins. We are made whole and pure, worthy through Christ to see God, to live with God for eternity.
Why would we want to put sin back on us, to serve sin instead of serving Christ, who gave His live for us that we could live.
Sin is not of God. Sin has never been of God. If we are a child of God we are to serve God, not sin.
God says His children, the saved, Christians, believers of Christ, CANNOT SIN, because when we are born again, Christ abides inside of us, and with Jesus living in us we cannot sin.
The children of God are saved from sin and death, by Jesus Christ we are made whole. God says we are to SIN NO MORE, lest a worse thing come to us.
Some may believe that their sin is acceptable sin in the eyes of God because they say that they are a Christian. Some believe that their "Christian sin" is okay, but this is not what God says. God says all unrighteousness is sin, and all sin is sin. There is no sin that is okay, or allowed by God. No sin is okayed by God.
"Only the lost will be judged by God on the day of Judgment" is a worldly myth.
The world does not want to think about the judgment of God.
Some people believe that since the sins of believers are removed by Jesus when we are saved, the saved will not be judged by God on the day of Judgment.
Yes, when we are saved, through faith in Jesus, through trusting Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour, when we surrender all our life to Christ, and repent and turn from sin, and serve and obey Christ, then all our past sins are permanently removed from us.
The word of God reads ALL WILL BE JUDGED, that includes the living and the dead, the just and the unjust, the saved and the unsaved.
Some Christians believe that since they are saved, since all their sins have been washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ, that they will not be judged because there is no sin to judge. But, this is not what the word of God reads.
All the saved in Christ, will be judged by God by their works done while living on this earth. God will not judge our sins that have been forgiven, because they are gone in His eyes, but we will be judged for the sins not repented of and the works, the fruits of our lives.
The just and the unjust, the saved and the lost, will all be judged by God one day, and we will ALL receive our just reward.
What will God judge us on?
Some have said, if we wrote down all that we said in one day, that it would equal 50 pages. How many words do you think you have said in a lifetime?
Every word that comes out of our mouth, will be judged one day by God. That's why we must choose our words carefully, and monitor ourselves with every word that we choose to use.
And it's not just the words we say that God will judge, but the words we think in our heart. So don't think that just because you don't say something out loud, but you are thinking it in your heart, that God does not hear it, because God Almighty knows all our thoughts.
We will all stand before God and give account of ourselves to God. We are accountable to God what we do with our lives, how we serve God, how we obey God, what we do with our salvation that God has gifted to us.
Obedience to God is a choice before and after salvation. How we have follow God and His Holy Word will be judged.
God speaks to all His children. The Holy Spirit gives us direction, teaches us the things of God. We either obey God or we do not obey God.
The judgment of others
With what judgment we judge, that is what we shall be judged.
This Scriptures should stop anyone from judging others.
We are not saved by any of our works, but our works for the Kingdom will be judged.
Every human being was created by God for a purpose. Each person has unique God given gifts and abilities designed by God to be used for His Kingdom. It is our duty to find out how we can apply our God given talents to God's service.
How we use our God given abilities, what we do with our lives, how we serve Christ, our works for God's Kingdom will be judged.
I do not believe we were all born to be world renown evangelists, but I do believe that we were all born with special unique talents, given to us by God for His perfect purpose of our lives.
First and foremost, God desires us to be where He created us to be, which is with Him now and for all eternity. When we are abiding in God through Christ Jesus, we will know and fulfill our Kingdom purpose.
A world myth is that God will not send anyone to hell, because He is a God of love.
Let's start by clarifying that God does not send anyone to hell, but people who choose not to believe in God send their own selves to hell.
The end of all who oppose God is the same - they will inherit an eternity separated from God.
Hell was prepared for the devil and his angels, not mankind. All people who attach themselves to the devil, serve the devil, follow the ways of the devil will have the same end as the devil. All workers of iniquity will face the wrath of God.
The wicked, the unbelieving, and the cursed will be cast into hell, not by God, but by their own choices in this life, by their choice to remain in unbelief.
We die once in the flesh here on earth, after which is the judgment and we either receive eternal death, or eternal life.
"God will not send anyone to hell", this statement refers to the belief that since God is such a merciful and caring God, that in the end, no one will really go to hell.
Many people falsely believe that in the end, when we die, that everyone, believers and non believers of God, will go to heaven, that no one will go to hell.
Some people even believe that there is no hell, even through God tells us in His word that there is a hell.
God says that there are two eternities:
Our choice in this life determines our destiny in the life to come.
God tells us in His word that unbelief is what separates the lost from the saved. The saved believe in God, the lost do not believe in God as Lord and Master of their life.
"When a person dies, nothing happens to them, that's it" is a worldly myth.
A worldly myth is that when a person dies, that's it, nothing happens.
How horrible to have hope in nothing, to believe that this life is all there is, that there is nothing to live for.
God says that the saved in Christ, believers, His children will pass from death to life in His Kingdom of Heaven.
When a believer of Jesus dies, they are immediately with the Lord, were there is no more pain, no sorrow, no worry, no hunger, no thirst, no darkness, no suffering, and no sickness, but everlasting joy in the arms of our Father God (2 Corinthians 5:8; Revelation 7:17; 21:4).
The Scriptures tell us that this life, the mortal life we have in our bodies on this planet, is but a vapor, it is temporal, appears for a little while and then vanishes away, like a vapor - James 4:14.
After our short life here on this earth, when we die, we will be transported to our eternity, which was irrevocably decided by our choice to accept or refuse God and His truth while we were alive.
After death, we will be immediately present with the Lord and will remain forever with Him - or - we will serve out eternity forever separated from God, from His love, from His hope, from His mercy, from His grace, from His peace, from His joy, from His life, from His Kingdom, and separated from Jesus for all eternity.
"I can get right with God when I get old" is a worldly myth.
A worldly myth is that there will be time to get right with God later, or when you are older.
What age is old? Is 30 old? Is 20? 30 might be old to a 19 year old, but 15 is old to an 8 year old. 50 is old until you reach 40, just as 70 is old until you reach 50. So what age is really old? Yes, it is true many people live to be 100, but far more people do not.
You may not live to see your next birthday, you could die tomorrow, or today. So, you see, it really doesn't matter what age you are today, because NO ONE IS PROMISED A TOMORROW, not a 70 year old, not even an 8 year old.
"I'll get right with God when I get old, I'm too young to worry about that now", is what many people of this world falsely believe.
The fact is no one is promised a tomorrow. You could die tomorrow, or right now where you are today.
There are no guarantees of how long anyone will live. No one can make themselves stay alive.
You may not live long enough to get old. You may not live long enough to read this.
Have you ever seen a vapor? Like the vapors off a hot bowl of soup? That is what God says our life is just a vapor.
Young people die every day. This is why God so urgently pleads with people to get right with Him today, receive His gift of salvation through faith in Jesus today. God says, "TODAY if you hear me, answer me!!".
Today, right now, if you hear the voice of God calling you to Him, harden not your heart, don't put God off until tomorrow, accept God into your life today, before it is too late.
Why can't I wait until later to accept God? Because, you may not be here tomorrow. After you die, it is too late to accept God. The choice to accept God is only in this life. There are no second chances after you die.
After you die it is too late to accept God's invitation to salvation. There will be no chances to accept salvation after death. You must make the choice to accept God's salvation today.
There are conditions that must be met to receive the salvation of God: 1) you must be alive; and 2) you must believe in God to save you - John 11:26. Being alive is and will always be a condition of salvation, just as having faith in God for salvation.
God will not call you forever. The Holy Scriptures tell us, "Today if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts". Hardening your heart is repetitively telling God NO. God does not promise to call you forever, if you say "no" to God today, that might be the very last time God calls you to Him.
There is not one scripture in the word of God, that says God will call you forever. God does not specify how many times He will call you, but He does say that He will not call you forever.
The more times that you tell God "NO", the more your heart hardens, to the point where you will not hear God at all. Your heart hardens, like rock, and nothing penetrates it any longer.
God promises salvation to all who believe in Him, but God does NOT promise to always call us after we have told Him, "NO".
Some people hear God's voice only once, and answer Him "Yes" and receive Him into their lives as their personal Lord and Saviour.
Other people hear God's voice many times, pulling at their heart, calling them, but they do not answer right away, but they do eventually answer Him, "Yes" and receive Him into their hearts.
Then there are those people who hear God's voice, but put Him off until a later time. Some of these people die without God and some of these people never hear God's call again.
Some of these people are blessed by God and do hear His voice again and answer Him "Yes" and are saved.
God says, "Today if you will hear HIS voice, harden not your hearts".
Please answer God's call today, because you do not know if you will be alive tomorrow.
"God can't help me" is a worldly myth.
The world says, "God can't help me, you don't know what I've done, I'm going straight to hell when I die", but God says that He can help you and He will help anyone that asks Him.
God says, "whosoever", who so ever in this world, all people of this world, whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. Whosoever is YOU!
For God so loved the world - God loves all the people of this world and God loves you and He gave His Son to die for you, that if you believe in Him, that you should not perish, so that you might have eternal life.
God wrote down His own words for you - a revelation of Himself - that you might know the truth and be set free from sin and death.
Every word written in the word of God was for you, so that you could obtain salvation and receive abundant life, eternal life in His Kingdom, the Kingdom of God.
Whosoever - that's you - All people of the world - includes anyone, no matter what is in their past. No one is excluded from whosoever.
Believe - trust in God, have faith in God - who you cannot see, trust in Jesus Christ to save you from sin and death and forgive all your sins
Call on the name of Jesus Christ - Ask the Son of God, Jesus Christ to save you, and God promises that you will be saved.
Take up your cross, follow and serve Christ Jesus - Repent and turn from sin and follow righteousness all the days of your life.
Surrender all to Christ Jesus - nothing can be held back from God when we receive salvation. We must be willing to give all we have to Christ Jesus.
Sin not - through Christ Jesus we are saved by God's Grace alone, and because of our salvation, we choose NOT to sin. We forfeit sin for salvation.
Nothing we can do by ourselves saves us. NO manmade rituals, works, sacrifice, or penance is required to receive salvation, we are NOT saved by our works - Titus 3:5.
Faith in Christ Jesus produces good works and righteousness, but no one is saved by any works that we might do. Salvation is the gift from God, a gift not purchased by us, but was purchased by His Son, Jesus Christ. (If we had to work for salvation, it would not be a gift.)
Those saved in Christ Jesus choose NOT TO SIN because of salvation, not to gain salvation.
We choose NOT to sin because Christ Jesus saved us, and NOT so that we can be saved. Our not sinning does not give us our salvation.
Only by faith in God are we saved by the grace of God, not by works.
"God let me down before, why should I try Him again" is a worldly myth.
The world view is God fails some people. A worldly myth is God lets some people down.
God does not let anyone down. God is the only one who never leaves us. God is the only one who is love.
God is the only one who will never lie to us; God is the truth.
God is just and right and His plan for us is right and just.
We don't know everything, but God does, and He is in charge of eternal life.
The suffering and loss of all things cannot compare to our reward of eternal life in the Kingdom of God.
Everything we know of in this world is temporary, meaningless, and is not worth anything. Only our salvation in Christ Jesus is permanent and meaningful, real and everlasting.
How can we compare any sufferings today to the Glory which we will see when Christ Jesus our Lord returns for us?
We are to give thanks and praise and glory to God for ALL THINGS, not just the good, but all the things that we do not understand.
Knowing that God does know all things, and trusting in Him for all things, the good things and what we think are bad things, this is faith in God.
The suffering, pain and loss of today is only for a moment, and are temporary, but Heaven, God, and Jesus are all eternal.
When my life gets to be too much for me to handle, I step back and look at the big picture, reminding myself what really matters - to live is Christ, to die is gain - Philippians 1:21.
When I redirect my focus, from my suffering back onto Christ Jesus, and on heavenly things, whatever I am going through at the time gets smaller and smaller and eventually vanishes away.
Knowing that I am in Christ and all things are of God allows me to get through anything. I trust in God for all things.
I trust in the Grace of God in all things. I will not second guess the wisdom of God.
I will give thanks to my God in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ.
Praising God and giving thanks to God in times of suffering and pain is possible, because all things are possible through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Imprisoned, hated, starved, beaten, mistreated, Paul didn't praise God to get out of prison, but Paul praised God in spite of prison.
Why do we praise and thank God in our suffering and pain? No matter what happens to us, we can praise and thank God for all things because of Christ Jesus. Because our purpose in this life is to bring glory to God in all things, and to be an example to the lost, that they may see Christ Jesus in us and be saved.
"All Christians I know are hypocrites" is a worldly myth.
A worldly myth is all Christians are hypocrites.
Some people say that all Christians that they know are hypocrites and worse sinners than they are. So, you are not going to Heaven, because you saw someone sin? That sort of logic doesn't make sense.
Not all Christians are hypocrites, but sadly some are. Still this is no excuse for you not seeking God.
Christians are not perfect but we are forgiven.
No one is to place their faith and trust in people, even Christians, we are all to place our trust, our hope, and our faith in Christ Jesus.
All people are sinners, we all fall short of the glory of God.
Christians are not perfect, but we are made perfect to God through Christ Jesus. Our sins have been covered by the blood of Jesus, making us worthy through Christ to inherit the Kingdom of God. Christians will not be perfect until we pass from death to life eternal, from the earth to the glory of God, until we leave our bodies of flesh.
Human beings will let you down, but God never will. We are to put our trust and faith in Christ Jesus, not man.
We are to follow the doctrine of Christ, not doctrines of men.
You alone are responsible for your own salvation. Just because you see others fail, does not mean that you should not follow Christ.
Your gauge of righteousness is Christ, not other Christians. And you are not their judge, God is the only judge.
You need to focus on your own salvation, not others.
If you are blaming other people for your unbelief, you are still lost without salvation.
When you die and meet God, He will ask you why you didn't believe in Him, and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. Are you going to say, because the way someone else lived, because they lived in sin, I decided not to believe in You? God will say, "Depart from me, you that live in sin".
Does the Lord Jesus Christ live in you? All people who have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord of their life will not receive eternal life in the Kingdom of God.
"I was saved as a child, so now I can live anyway I want to now and go to heaven when I die" is a worldly myth.
A worldly myth is that salvation can be based on a forsaken relationship with Jesus. If this were true, then the devil himself would end up in Heaven.
Dead faith is unbelief. Abandoned salvation is unbelief. Forsaking God is unbelief. Denying Jesus Christ as Lord is unbelief. Unbelief separates anyone from God.
Living, current, active faith in God is salvation - Galatians 3:26.
God said that the end of our faith is salvation, not the beginning of faith. We must hold onto faith in God to the end to receive the salvation of our souls (1 Peter 1:9).
The faith we hold in our hearts on that day when we meet Jesus face to face will determine our eternal destiny. No one enters Heaven without abiding, current faith in Christ Jesus to salvation.
Salvation is not based on any past relationship with God. Salvation is a daily journey toward the throne of God every day. God says that His children have a current abiding relationship with Him.
You must have a current saving relationship with Christ Jesus to enter into the gates of Heaven. Unbelief separates anyone from God and His Kingdom.
Salvation is eternal, not temporary. Serving Christ Jesus as Lord of our life is eternal, not temporary. Obeying God is eternal, not temporary. Faith in God is eternal, not temporary.
All who endure until the end shall be saved. God didn't say those who endure temporarily will be saved; NO, God said - those who endure until the end shall be saved.
Departing from saving faith is turning your back on God, unbelief, forsaking God, rejecting Jesus, renouncing your salvation and denying Jesus Christ. People either walk toward God or walk away from God. We are either a part of God, or we depart from God.
All people who deny Christ Jesus will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God, will not receive eternal life.
Departing from the faith? But you may say that the saved can't depart from God? The word of God reads some believe for a while and then fall away. The word of God reads that some will depart from the faith.
Faith in God is a choice. God never forces anyone to stay in a relationship with Him.
The word of God reads that many false prophets will show up, like all the cult religions of today, deceiving the very elect, the saved in Christ.
How can this be? How can a believer in Christ Jesus be deceived?
How was Adam and Eve deceived? How was Judas Iscariot deceived? Who tried to tempt Jesus in the wilderness? The devil is the father of lies and deception - John 8:44. The devil is alive and prowling the earth looking for people to deceive, even the saints, the very elect, the saved in Christ - 1 Peter 5:8.
Deceit is the devil's tool, lies told from the very beginning of time, to fill our heart with unbelief, just like he did Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Unbelief separates anyone from God.
Unbelief separated Adam and Eve from God in the garden of Eden.
Unbelief caught hold of the heart of Judas, and separated him from Jesus.
Unbelief separated some of the angels of God to fall from grace.
The devil tried to tempt Jesus in the wilderness with unbelief, but the devil did not succeed, because God cannot be tempted.
We must believe Jesus Christ is Lord to be saved and receive eternal life.
All who do NOT believe in Christ Jesus to salvation will be damned.
Unbelief separates anyone from God.
We are warned by God in His Scripture to "take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God" - Hebrews 3:12.
"You can't go back to GOD if you leave Him" is a worldly myth.
Leaving the faith is serious and can have eternal consequences. The problem is not that GOD will not take you back, but that when most leave they never want to come back.
People who leave the faith are caught up in the trap of the world and most do not find their way out again. Leaving the faith is nothing to be played around with, because you may not be given the chance to return.
Yes, God is able to graft you back in, through godly sorrow and repentance, but the problem is that you will drift so far away you will not find your way back to God.
A branch cannot live cut off from the vine. A branch will die if it is cut off too long from the vine. If the branch is grafted back onto the vine, it will live and becomes again part of the vine.
Jesus is the vine and we are the branches.
The only way to come back to God is to believe. If you still are living in sin and unbelief, you can come back to God.
You must repent - turn from all sin - decided once and for all to make Jesus your Lord and Savior over all of your life - and ask forgiveness of sin from God. Not repentance like the lost, who ask for forgiveness and in the same breath commit the sin again.
No, to be saved in Christ one must have godly sorrow and ask for forgiveness with all your heart, pledging to God with all your being to serve Him alone, asking Him to renew your spirit and renew your heart. Committing to obey and follow Christ all the days of your life.
"Only Christians will go to heaven" is a worldly myth. This is a myth based on the broad definition of "Christian".
There is a difference between a professing Christian and a practicing Christian. Saying you are a Christian does not make you one. We become the children of God through faith in Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:26). We believe all who come to Jesus by faith are indeed saved by the grace of God (Ephesians 2:5, 8). We also believe with the Word of God that in the end many "Christians" will stand in front of the Lord at judgment, professing their good deeds, and God will look at them and say "Depart from me, I never knew you" (Matthew 7:21-23).
Many people in the world, and some Christians, falsely believe that everyone who calls themselves Christians will go to heaven. Many people say "who are we to judge who is a Christian and who is not". Actually, we are to judge the works of all who claim to be Christian, just as we are to measure ourselves and judge ourselves. We must judge the works of others to make sure what actions we are to take with them (believe them or rebuke them).
The word of God states that we are saved by the grace of God through faith in God. Nothing else saves anyone, but GOD.
Nowhere in the word of God does it state that all "Christians" will go to heaven.
The word of God states believers in Christ Jesus, believers of God, believers who have ask for forgiveness of their sins, confessed their sins, and turn from their sins, who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of their lives, these believers who receive the gift of God, which is salvation by the grace of God through faith in God, these are the ones who will inherit the Kingdom of God.
Our faith in God, our belief in God to save us from sin and death is our salvation - not something we call ourselves. Labels and names we call ourselves do not save us. Don't get hung up on labels - labels save no one - only Jesus saves.
I personally have known many people who called themselves Christians who do not have saving faith in God. Many people wear the label Christian like a club membership.
No label, no name, nothing that you call yourself will enable you to enter into the Kingdom of God. Only a relationship with Christ Jesus through faith to salvation will grant you admittance into the Kingdom of God.
Only believers of God will be in Heaven. Only people with saving faith in Christ Jesus will ever see God. Yes, there will be many Christians in Heaven, many Baptists, Methodists, other religious denominations, and many with different earthly names within the gates of Heaven, but NOT ALL people who call themselves Christian will enter Heaven.
The name or label a person calls themselves, or does not call themselves, does not grant them into eternity with God.
God looks inside the heart of all people, to see if you have saving faith in Him.
It is wonderful to be a follower of Christ Jesus, to have saving faith in God, to believe and accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour over all aspects of your life, to put all your trust and hope in God.
Many people call themselves Christians, who do not believe Jesus Christ is Lord, and who have not accepted Him into their hearts, to be the one and only Master and ruler of their lives.
Too many people put their faith in their denominational name, their religious name, their church name, the things they do, who they are (or think they are), instead of placing their complete faith the one true living God.
GOD saves people - Religion saves no one.
"The bible is just a book of children fairy tales" is a worldly myth.
Since the beginning people have tried to corrupt the word of God, but the Word of God has more power than that of man.
Many people have tried to disprove the facts in the Word of God, the Bible, only to have the truth of God revealed to them, as the facts in the Bible cannot be disproven.
Deceit, lies, corruption of men will continue to slander, blaspheme, discredit the Holy Word of God until the end of the world, and even this fact is in the Bible. But evil will never win over the truth of God.
The Truth of God, the truth of the Bible is eternal, and will be forever and ever, for all eternity. Every fact in the Word of God is truth. And every fact in God's Word will be fulfilled.
All Scripture is given by God Himself, penned by holy inspired men of God, for our benefit, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, and revelation of God Himself.
The revelation of God Himself was gifted to mankind in the Scriptures, the Holy Word of God.
As God cannot lie (Titus 1:2), there is only truth in His Word. God is the Rock, His work is perfect, all His ways are judgment, the God of truth is without iniquity, just and right is He (Deuteronomy 32:4).
All who know God, know His Word is the truth, and is no lie, because the Spirit of God Himself reveals His truth to us (1 John 2:27; 1 Thessalonians 2:13).
The Scriptures, the Word of God cannot be broken (John 10:35), everything that is in the Word of God will happen one day (Matthew 5:18), the Word of God is eternal (1 Peter 1:23).
"Only those who do 'good works' will go to Heaven" is a worldly myth.
The world would like to believe that good works gets them into heaven, but God says that there is no one who is good (Romans 3;10), but God Himself. God is love (1 John 4:16), God is true (John 3:13), God is righteous (Daniel 9:14), God is holy (Psalm 99:9).
Only God is good. We have no "good works" to give to God, until after we receive His free gift of salvation, and put on His righteousness through salvation in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 4:24).
There is absolutely nothing we can do, no good works to perform, that can grant us entrance into the eternal Kingdom of God.
Our work for God is only "good" after we have put on Christ, through faith to salvation in Him. Through salvation we "put on" Christ (Galatians 3:27), through faith to salvation we are given the righteousness of Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:9) that grants us access to be with God for eternity. If we abide in Christ, then we fulfill the requirements of God to be with Him.
"I can't" is a worldly myth. The Word of GOD tells me that "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens us" (Philippians 4:13).
The world sees itself as limited. "I can't do this" or "I can't do that", no one can. This is not what the word of God tell us.
Man is finite, man is limited, but God Almighty is limitless, boundless, infinite, and eternal.
The world places people in a box and would like to place God in a box, limiting the powers of God. God holds all the power. God can do anything.
God is omnipotent, all powerful (Revelation 19:6). There is nothing God cannot do.
If we listen to the lost of the world, we are in bondage to their limitations on us.
As believers of the Most High God, we know that all things are possible with God.
"God doesn't love me" or "God can't love me" is a worldly myth.
The fact is God does love you.
Too many people of this world actually believe that God does not love them, or cannot love them. How very sad.
The world cannot understand love, because they are without God.
The love the world knows is selfish, self-centered love, lustful love and sinful love, which is not true genuine love. This is why the love of the world fails them. No one can know love without God, because God is love.
God is love - 1 John 4:8, 16. God has more love for us that we can imagine. God is limitless and His love for us is limitless. God's love is eternal. God's love for us is immeasurable and unsearchable.
The word of God, His Holy words, the Holy Bible, is the history and revelation of the love of God to humankind - beginning with Adam and Eve and ending with the end of the world and eternity in the Kingdom of God for all who love Him.
With our limited human minds, we only comprehend a fraction of the love that God has to offer to us. We are limited, but God is limitless.
How do I know God loves all people, no matter what? Because He said so. God loved us so much that he laid down His life for us, so that we could receive forgiveness of our sins, and so that we may inherit everlasting life - 1 John 3:16, 4:9; John 3:16.
Once we receive the salvation of God and accept the love of God into our hearts, God promises that nothing can separate His love from us.
I know God loves everyone, all people, because God loved us all so much that He gave to all of us His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus, as a sacrifice for all our sins, that whoever believes in Him would not die, but receive everlasting life in the Kingdom of Heaven.
God didn't send Jesus into the world to condemn us, but that through faith in Him we could all be saved.
God does love you. God loves you.
There are many reasons why so many people are caught up in the lies of worldly myths.
The Word of God states that we all choose to believe, or choose not to believe. Believing or not believing in God is our choice. God created each of us, God breathed life into our souls, God gifts each person with free will, God gifts each person with a measure of faith to believe in Him, but leaves the choice to come to Him to each of us.
God has set before each of us the choice of heaven or hell, everlasting life or everlasting death, and God says choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19).
We are all given the measure of faith (Romans 12:3) to believe in God, but it is ultimately our own choice rather we believe God's truth.
We are the children of God, the saved, saints, believers, through faith in Christ Jesus for the salvation of our souls (Galatians 3:26).
We must believe that God is God and that He is and that He does everything that He says in His word to receive God into our lives (Hebrews 11:6).
Many people reject God, because if there is no God, there is no sin, no need for repentance of sin or forgiveness of sin, no penalty for sin, there is no punishment for rejecting God, they can then believe there is no hell, and no consequence for the way they live.
God states the penalty of sin, for a lifetime lived in sin, for a lifetime lived in rebellion to God, rejecting God's Word. God states that the wages of sin is death.
The wages of sin, the end of a life lived to sin is death, eternal separation from God - but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord - Romans 6:23.
When you hear people attempt to quote the lies of the world as the truth - give them the facts, give them the truth of God in love.
We can gently and loving show people their error with the word of God. Give them the truth about God in kindness, gently in the love of God.
We can know the truth about God by seeking God, by loving God, through studying and mediating on His word, writing His words on the fleshy tables of our heart (2 Corinthians 3:3), being zealous for the truth of God, defending our faith in Christ Jesus.
One day soon everyone that ever spoke against God, Christ Jesus, the Holy Ghost, or the saints of God will know the truth, because God promises that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:10-11).
We are to work out our own salvation (Philippians 2:12), dividing the truth from error (2 Timothy 2:15), living by faith (Romans 1:17), working for God's Kingdom until He comes for us.
Believers are to take on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:13-20), be blameless in this crooked and perverse nation (Philippians 2:15-16). We are to shine as lights in the world (Philippians 2:15).
We must know the truth in order to speak God's truth. We can only know God's truth by living with God, having a relationship with God through Christ Jesus.
As believers, we are to know God's word - sanctify the Lord God in our hearts - and always be ready to give an answer to every man that asks us the reason of the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:15).