Jesus Christ the Gospel of Salvation  Christian Ministry


    Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord . . Isaiah 1:18

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           and  experiences in submission to Christ.

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  "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift   of  God:   Not
   of works, lest any man should boast."  Ephesians 2:8-9

   Grace has become a miracle term to describe how  God   has  shown mercy   to  sinners.     It 
   was  a sparkling realization during the time of Martin Luther.  A protest  within has  become an 
   external protest against tyranny of religious leaders who contributed to the evolution of doctrinal 
   lies   which   for centuries now  have enslaved and blinded the unrepentant hearts   ".  In  whom
   the god   of 
this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe  not,  lest    the    light   of
   the glorious
gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
   II Corinthians 4:4.


  "But  grow in grace,   and  in the knowledge of our  Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   To  Him  be 
   glory  both now and forever. Amen. 2  Peter 3:18.

   But  to grow in grace is also   to  grow in the   knowledge   of  Jesus Christ.   For   many  lost 
   initiative in walking   towards maturity  due   to    misundertanding of   what is grace  all about. 
   Grace  rids us  out  of  our  own  boasting,  that  our  good  works   are    not   meritorious   to
   earn salvation.    However, grace is not meant  to hinder us from learning  more  about walking 
   with God through His word.

   "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"  Psalm 119:105

   When He saved us by grace, He effected our new birth into His kingdom, but that did not take
   us away from this world where Satan reigns  in the heart of the disobedient.

  "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince
   of  the power of the aire, the spirit that     now    worketh     in   the  children  of  disobedience, 
   Ephesians 2:2

   We must wear   the  whole   armour of God for spiritual warfare.  "For  we wrestle not  against
   flesh and  blood,  but  against   principalities,   against     powers,  against the  rulers  of   the
   darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12.

   Ephesians 6:17 says   " And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,which is
   the 
   word  of  God". Saving us by grace is just part of the plan, equiping us with a Helmet of
   Salvation.
   However as soldier of Christ  we are in a  spiritual warfare  which test our faith and 
   this   requires 
us to have a Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God".

   We need not to remain babes in Christ. We need to grow in the knowledge of Christ.    As we
   grow
   towards maturity we need solid food.for our souls.  For many has forsaken God without
   realising it as it is written  " For laying aside the commandment of God,ye hold the tradition of
   men, as the washing of pots and cups:  and      many     other such   like   things  ye do.
And
   he said unto them,   Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own
   tradition."   Mark 7:8-9.     We must grow in the grace of God but also in the knowledge of His
   word.

   " For the  law  was   given  by  Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. " John 1:17

   Grace without growing in the knowledge of the  truth develops  waywardness among  believers 
   in Christ. Truth sanctifies us  ( John 17:17)  and   set   us   free   if   we   conintue in His word. 
   
  " Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye 
   my disciple indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

   Those  who  are saved by grace must also realise that he was also set free.   " and  the  truth
   shall make you free".  Why are so many Christians today despite years of   reading  His word
   they are  still  in   bondage  of  sin.   For sin is transgression of the law"  I John 3:4.  So sin is
   man's  self   willed  approach  to  life.  Doing  things in   the way he wants it to be.

   A genuine committment to the Lord Jesus is a gift from God.  It is  the very essence  of  grace
   when He gave us a repentant hearts.  We  can  not  live anymore  by   our own  standard. We
   must live by every  word  that  comes  from the mouth of God.  Matthew 4:4.  His word  is the
   perfect life standard.

   Confused, Confusing or being Confused.

   Know where you are seated before you know where you stand.  "Contend earnestly for the faith 
   which was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 1:3).  

   The inseparability of  grace and truth in the believers life is an essential truth in spiritual growth.
   
   The false and deceptive spirit of ecumenicalism    suppresses  Christian  Growth.  We tend  to 
   compromise truth  for fear of persecution or being branded as  religious    heretics    when   we 
   begun to  question  or   examine  statements   of  beliefs of known     Christian Leaders  in the 
   Christian Circles.    Many   perhaps  due   to   their  popularity   among     believers  they have
   gone preaching without closely examining if what they say are still  scriptural.

   "These  were  more  noble   than   those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with
   all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily,  whether those things were so."
                                                                                                               Acts 17:11
   " Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the   man   that  trusteth in man, and maketh  flesh his arm,
   and whose heart departeth from the Lord. " 
                                                                   Jeremiah 17:5
    

   The Infamous May 31, 1997 Interview of Robert Schuller with Billy Graham 


   Robert Schuller: "Tell me, what do you think of the future of Christianity?"

   Billy Graham: "I think everybody who knows Christ, whether they're conscious of it or not, they're

   members of the Body of Christ...God's purpose is to call out a people for His name, whether they

   come from the  Muslim    world,  Buddhist    world, the Christian world, or the non-believing world,

   they    are    members of the Body of Christ, because they've been called by God. They may not

   even know    the name   of Jesus...and I think   they are saved, and   that they are going to be in

   heaven with us." 

   

   Perhaps, Billy Graham is referring to how God calls out his people from darkness   to  light.  But

   once  a   person   is saved he must be conscious of Christ in His life. But to know Christ without

   being conscious  of  it    is  scripturally  incomprehensible.     Conscious   admission of sins and 

   acceptance  of  Christ  as  Lord  and  Savior   of  life  are   essential  parts of repentance leading 

   to salvation.   Obviously his statement is not firmly founded in the scriptures.


   The   Head of    the church is Christ.  Pastors, Evangelist , Teachers, Apostles and Prophets are
   expected  to   serve in the ministry  without compromising God's Word.   For  Christ  has oftenly
   remarked  "  It is written " .  Anything we believe must be based on the written Word of God.  Yet,
   we have been conditioned to flow with the rule of majority just like when we were  not yet born into
   His kingdom, and no relationship with Christ.  Someone might say, " it is a pattern we hate before
   and it is now resurfacing as a religious fad in this modern days"..

              All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works:
              for they say, and do not.

                                                                  Matthew 23:3.