Matthew 7:13-15, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”
Admittedly, they do seem saved, but so do Seventh-Day Adventists (Calvinists), Church of Christ (Calvinists), Lutherans (Baptismal Regeneration), Presbyterians (Calvinists) and Lordship Salvationists (Calvinists). I watched a Mormon sermon yesterday and it sounded like a Baptist church. Mormons ONLY use the King James Bible! You can verify that online. Mormons sing just like Baptists. A naïve person could easily think that Mormonism is Christianity, if they didn't understand sound doctrine from the Word of God.
I was thinking last night about counterfeit money. The goal of the counterfeiter is to make the fake money as close to authentic money as possible, to deceive people. The Devil does the same thing with religion! Satan makes false religion look, feel and sound just like genuine Christianity, so close that the person unlearned in the Scripture couldn't discern the difference, and so they are deceived and damned (Matthew 7:13-15; 2nd Corinthians 11:3-4).
I was surprised to find mainstream this website that sells counterfeit money that allegedly looks realistic. Why doesn't the government stop them? Go figure! Dear reader, I don't want you to be deceived by the Devil. God's standard for salvation is THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” God authored the Gospel of John for the specific purpose of showing humanity how to have eternal life.
There is no mention in John of confessing, following, surrendering, committing, praying, calling, serving, running, turning or repenting to obtain God's free gift of eternal life. The only requirement taught is to BELIEVE ON JESUS. John 6:28-29, “When said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”
John chapters 19 and 20 teach Christ's death on the cross, His burial and subsequent bodily physical resurrection three days later . This is THE GOSPEL (i.e., the GOOD NEWS) according to 1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” Any guilty sinner who believes (places their confidence in) this Good News is saved immediately, irrevocably and permanently. Getting saved is that simple.
Tragically, millions of false churches around the world base their counterfeit plan of damnation upon obscure passages of Scripture, while totally ignoring and contradicting the Gospel of John. As a general rule we ought never use an obscure passage of Scripture to contradict a clear one. The Gospel of John is clear, salvation is WITHOUT WORKS!!!
Please dear reader, do not allow Satan and his sinister ministers to deceive you! Hell is hot, life is short and eternity is a long time!!!
- Roman Catholics errantly teach that salvation requires FAITH AND WORKS.
- Calvinists errantly teach that FAITH WILL WORK.
- The Bible teaches that faith is WITHOUT WORKS (Romans 4:5).
The Devil is a master counterfeiter! Tragically, BILLIONS of Roman Catholics, Orthodox Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutherans, Seventh-Day Adventists, Calvinists, Church of Christ, United Methodists, Unitarian Universalists, Bahai Faith, Presbyterians, Baptists, Scientologists, Christian Science, Judaizes and other infidels have been DECEIVED by the Devil's concerning how to get to Heaven. Lordship Salvation is of the Devil. Calvinism is of the Devil. Works to be saved before, during or after salvation are of the Devil.
Today could be the last day of your life!
Have you been born-again?