Saturday, March 29, 2008

Do you want to be Saved, a Child of God?

1 Timothy 2:5 (King James Version)
"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"

This is a true saying, as Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation John Witherspoon declared:

"[I]f you are not reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, if you are not clothed with the spotless robe of His righteousness, you must forever perish."

The Bible is clear, there is no other way to be saved, but by faith in Jesus Christ:

"I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father but by Me."
John 14:6

And also by the Apostle Peter in Acts 4:12:

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

Do you want your sins blotted out, to not answer for them when you die? Trust in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. You can do it in a simple prayer between you and Him. Jesus said salvation is a gift, it cannot be worked for by masses, or hail mary's, neither does salvation cost money, it is by grace through faith, that we are saved.

If you want eternal life, then be sincere and repeat after me:

Lord Jesus, forgive me I'm a sinner, I ask for your forgiveness and believe you died on the cross at Calvary for my sins. I ask you to come into my life and be my Lord and Savior, please help me to be worthy of you, and to live the life you want me to live, in your name I pray, Amen.

If you prayed that, you are now a child of God, Born Again, where the Spirit of God has indwelled your body. Thousands of people get saved everyday on this earth, it is a supernatural thing that happens. Not only does Jesus speak about the New Birth, so does the Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:27:

"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."

The word "in" means much more in Greek than in English. It means indwelling, all-encompassing, tied in with your spirit. Apart from the New Birth, our spirits are dead because of sin, sin is imputed from Adam; notice it isn't from Eve, she was deceived, Adam rebelled. From biology, it seems properties of blood, is received from man, thereby the transfer of Adam's sin is imputed by him. Whichever way God used for imputation, it was through Adam.

Here again, Paul on the New Birth:
Romans 8
9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.

What a glorious thing to know God dwells in you! There is no philosophy of man that comes close to the glory of that statement!

What are the essential beliefs to be a Christian, at the age of accountability? Most children who accept Jesus as their Savior, have never heard of His Deity, or of the Trinity; therefore, as John Locke believed, Jesus The Messiah, is sufficient for salvation, is true. Locke never denied the Trinity, so how can psuedo authorities call him an anti-trinitarian? Wouldn't public denial of the Trinity necessitate the label? Once a person rejects Jesus' Deity, or any other essential, there can be no salvation. It is because these essentials of the faith are clearly taught in the Bible; reject them and you reject The Spirit of God, who inspired the words.

The essentials:
1. Inerrancy-the bible is the Word of God, period, no exceptions! Although the original autographs are the actual inspired words, that we do not have; God has preserved His Words for us.
2. The Deity and Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ-Jesus had no human father, was God in human flesh. Philippians 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Jesus' Deity necessitates the Trinity, here, Peter says The Holy Spirit is God: Acts 5:3-5
But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Whiles it remained, was it not thine own?... thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

1 John 5:7-8
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
Isaac Newton disbelieved the Trinity, saying these verses were an interpolation, not knowing the same verbage is used throughout the chapter, and the verses are in nine of Stephanus' sixteen syrian text manuscripts, consistent with Isa 48:16-17, and the entire Old and New Testaments.
3. The Vicarious Blood Atonement of Jesus Christ-Jesus' sinless blood atoned for the sins of the World. 1 John 2:2 (King James Version)And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
4. Jesus' Resurrection from the Dead-Jesus rose from the dead like He said He would. This is the most attested fact in history of the ancient world. Its truth supported by the greatest testimony any court of law could conceive.
5. Jesus' Physical Return to the Earth-He said He would return to set up His Kingdom. Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Matthew 24:30
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

6. Jesus will judge the living and the dead, some to eternal life with God, others, to eternal separation from God-The Words of the Creator Jesus Christ:
Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom(Jews) shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Mark 9:43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched.
Notice, the fire will never be quenched, refuting the theory of limited damnation.

These essentials are consistent with the Westminster Confession of Faith 1646, and Catechism of 1647. Founding Father James Madison, and every young boy growing up in the colonies saw this on the walls of the schools, here is question six:

Q. 6. How many persons are there in the Godhead? There are three persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. Madison and the others knew exactly what orthodoxy was.

May you know eternal life in Jesus Christ.

6 comments:

Hercules Mulligan said...

Hi OFT.

My AH Patriot blog received an "Interesting Blog" award, and I get the privilege of passing that award to other blogs, too. I picked yours. You may come and visit this post to learn about and accept the award; all you have to do is put the picture in your sidebar, and write a post telling who gave you the award, and to whom you will pass it on.

Congratulations!

Good post on salvation.

P.S. How is your other blog and your book on Hamilton going? Do you mind keeping me updated at your convenience? Thanks.

God bless you and your family.

Your obdt. svt.,
Hercules Mulligan

Our Founding Truth said...

Hey Herc,

That's awesome you received that award, especially as it isn't a duck walk to keep four blogs going; I couldn't do it. Your blog with everyone's writings and Webster's 1828 dictionary in it is superb. We need to find one with an 18th century word look up.

I have the titles of the chapters all worked out, as well as what the cover will look like, plus, most of the outline worked out. It might not be much, but getting the exact titles how I wanted it.

My buddie wants to know what I'm going to say about Hamilton too. When I think about it, and what Hamilton is actually referring to, it could make National Headlines. I don't think any Professor or Hamilton expert has ever claimed and shown what I'm going to.

The Hamilton chapter will only enhance the book, which is going to claim some awesome stuff.

I'll keep you posted, I also found proof that Washington took communion. I'll try and get it to you tomorrow.

In the Lord

OFT

Hercules Mulligan said...

Hi OFT.

Sounds like you are making good progress. I can't wait till it is done! Let's hope it makes national headlines! I will certainly do what I can to promote it. Maybe you might want to ask my new friend Stephen Palmer (whose blog The Cause of Liberty is a relatively new member of the Friends of Liberty blogroll) for some help. If you are new to writing and publishing books, you might want to visit him and contact him at his website:
http://www.yourwritingcure.com/

His blog is here:
http://www.causeofliberty.com/

Exciting that you found info on Washington and communion! My guess is that you found Mrs. Hamilton's testimony of it? Or perhaps Rev. Jone's testimony? If you have discovered this through Mrs. Hamilton's testimony, is it possible for you to give me the text? I have scoured the internet for it, and have only been able to find that the testimony belongs to Columbia University Library, and I am not sure how to obtain it from there.

And as for an 18th century word look up, I think that Noah Webster's dictionary (this is a new website that I want to link to, it's very good) and Dr. Samuel Johnson's English dictionary would be the best sources. Johnson of course was from England, and Webster's dictionary replaced that dictionary, since there were some differences between the British and the American/ English language.

Anyway, thanks for the update, and I hope you find time to acknowledge that you received the award from me.

God bless you.

Our Founding Truth said...

Hey Herc,

The writing is what will take a bit of time, as I'm not Thomas Jefferson. Thanks for the info from your friend, I will look him up.

Here is the link on Washington's Communion, I would like to reference it at the Penn Historical Society, this does serious damage to the secularist label put upon him. I may also refer to this in my book.

"The Potts Memorial" a worthy genealogical-historical account of the Potts family compiled in 1874 by Mrs. Thomas Potts (Isabella) James, after eleven years of painstaking work. In Mrs. James' record Isaac Potts is shown as marrying Martha Bolton at Plymouth Meeting December 6, 1770, that she lived with Isaac at Valley Forge in 1777 and 1778 and died April 39, 1798 at Cheltenham, Montgomery County.

His family genealogist, however, says he remained at Valley Forge during its occupation by the American forces and superintended the grinding of the grain which Washington ordered neighboring farmers to bring to his army.The nearest to an authentication of the Potts story of Washington's prayer in the woods seems to be supplied by the "Diary and Remembrances" of the Rev. Nathaniel Randolph Snowden, an ordained Presbyterian minister, graduate of Princeton with a degree from Dickinson College. The original is owned by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Mr. Snowden was born in Philadelphia January 17, 1770 and died November 12, 1851. His writings cover a period from youth to 1846.

This is an eye-witness account of Washington taking communion.

In his records may be found these observations, in Mr. Snowden's own handwriting: Mr. Snowden, as if to emphasize the piety of Washington sets forth in his records that he often saw Washington, that he accompanied seventy other clergymen to visit him on the anniversary of his birth February 22, 1792. Then Mr. Snowden adds:

"When the army lay at Morristown, the Rev. Dr. Jones, administered the sacrament of ye Lord's supper. Washington came forward at ye head of all his officers and took his seat at ye 1st table, & took of ye bread and wine, the Symbols of Christ's broken body and shed blood, to do this in remembrance of ye L J C & thus professed himself a Christian & a disciple of the blessed Jesus."

It's an authentic first hand account in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/washington/prayer.html

In the Lord

OFT

Hercules Mulligan said...

Hi OFT.

Thanks for this information. I am aware of the testimony of Snowden and Potts, but this link is really helpful, since the testimonies have been a center of controversy for years. I do plan to specifically address their testimonies (and their credibility, which I think these testimonies have) in the future on my blog Meet the Founders.

Thanks for keeping me up-to-date.

God bless you.

Our Founding Truth said...

Hey Herc,

Can you send me the link for the controversy of Snowden and Pott's testimony? That should be easy to refute; isn't the testimony in the Penn Historical Society?

In the Lord

OFT