Religious families can be among the hardest things for the Christian to deal with , because they feel complacent in their relationship with God, “Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: " Revelation 3 God is making a final call to our unbelieving families to come to Him, before the Church is raptured. This move, which has cut us off from my family has produced a joyous release, through a somewhat painful process. John 8:36 " if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed." Matthew 10 “ 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.” Stop arguing with them and shake the dust off of your feet.
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Salvation is the free gift of God. Jesus won it for us by His death. If we try to earn it by our good works, or church membership, or just by being a "good person", we nullify the gift of God and reject the Holy Spirit. Salvation comes from knowing Christ and accepting His free gift.
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We have been overwhelmingly blessed to be included as members of the Body of Christ in His Church. As a part of the Church Age dispensation, we have become the trophy; the prize that God will point to throughout eternity to demonstrate the depth of His love, faithfulness, goodness, forgiveness, and generosity. For a far superior explanation of the various dispensations and just how amazingly fortunate we are, look at an article by my brother Greg Lauer at "A Little Strength" found here: http://www.alittlestrength.com/articles/2017/1706-chance.htm
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If you were reared as an Adventist, there is much essential teaching which you did not get which will clear up the entire Bible picture. God dealt first with Israel, the apple of His eye. When they rejected the Lord, He put them aside for a season, during the Church Age. Now, in Daniel's 70th week; the time of Jacob's trouble, they are being redeemed to God and every promise He ever made to Israel be kept. The Church did not replace Israel. Our role and purpose before God is different and separate from them. They will live in the land He promised them with Jesus sitting of the throne of David. If the internet is still functioning, you have a lot of catching up to do and I highly recommend a website called "A little strength" with a number of expository messages by Greg Lauer, here: http://www.alittlestrength.com/index.htm You CAN still be saved if you missed the rapture. If it hasn't occurred yet, abandon any road to Christ except salvation through His blood. It could not be simpler than declaring with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believing in your heart that God raised him from the dead.
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A good brother of ours, Greg Lauer wrote an article in March of 2013 called "Why I hate religion". It artfully describes just how pernicious religion is and how it malignantly keeps people from coming to God. That article, which I highly recommend can be found here: http://www.alittlestrength.com/articles/2013/1303-hate-religion.htm At the very foot of Mount Sinai, after hearing the voice of the living God, the Israelites pressured Moses' brother Aaron to make them a golden calf, of which they declared, 'This is the God that has brought us out of Egypt'. Religion is deadly in that it effectively keeps you from God. In Revelation 3, the Lord told the Church of Laodicea that, though they thought they had everything, that they were really wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. Have you lazily accepted a religion that you were born into, or signed up for one that is merely a God-substitute? If you are required to do anything more or less than Paul describes in Romans 10:9-13, you are probably being duped. ARE YOU NAKED? If the content here blesses you, and you would like to learn more, please check out the articles on my website here: https://a-new-name.com/
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