I am asking you the most important question of life. Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die?
God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.”
In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?
First, my friend, you must realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. “For the wages [payment] of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell.
“ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. “ . . . He hath made Him, Jesus, Who knew no sin to be sin for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Jesus had to shed His blood and die. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Lev. 17:11). “ . . . without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]” (Hebrews 9:22).
“ . . . God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.
My friend, “God commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). This repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the Cross.
In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “ . . . ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ And they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ’ ”
Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12).
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.
Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your heart to God in prayer.
In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed:
“God be merciful to me a sinner.” Just pray: “Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen.”
Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!
God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.
You say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is scriptural. It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive Him as Savior today.
If His plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over, without laying it down, until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the world.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36).
Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please! Let God save you this very moment.
God’s power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian life. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises. They never change. After you are saved, there are four things to practice daily for spiritual growth:
Pray — you talk to God.
Read your Bible — God talks to you.Witness — you talk for God.
Join a Bible Study — You will grow in your faith.
Develop relationships with other believers – Fellowship is so important!!
It is so very obvious that the political climate in the U.S. is extremely dangerous and leaves us vulnerable to attacks.
Who is going to believe illegitimate Joe Biden who can hardly finish a sentence and often forgets where he is?
And who will believe a president who walks back his empty threats?
The Bible says this:
“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8).
Also, I cannot imagine the people of Israel and its leadership- how they must feel after the outpouring of love from the Trump administration; and now the hostile Biden administration. They are empowering Iran to carry on with its enrichment of uranium as they get closer to having nuclear weapons with Israel’s name on them.
I’ve read that the leadership of Israel have planned to meet Biden and his people soon. I hope they bring bag lunches with them. Do you remember when Obama walked out on Netanyahu and closed the door on him?
God does not take kindly to countries which hate Israel, but Biden would not understand this – not at all.
Wars often arise from uncertainty. When strong countries appear weak, truly weaker ones take risks they otherwise would not.
Sloppy braggadocio and serial promises of restraint can trigger wars, too. Empty tough talk can needlessly egg on aggressors. But mouthing utopian bromides convinces bullies that their targets are too sophisticated to counter aggression.
Sometimes announcing “a new peace process” without any ability to bring either novel concessions or pressures only raises false hopes—and furor.
Every new American president is tested to determine whether the United States can still protect friends such as Europe, Japan, South Korea, and Israel. And will the new commander in chief deter U.S. enemies Iran and North Korea—and keep China and Russia from absorbing their neighbors?
President Joe Biden, and those around him, seem determined to upset the peace they inherited.
Soon after former President Donald Trump left office, Russian President Vladimir Putin began massing troops on the Ukrainian border and threatening to attack.
Putin earlier had concluded that Trump was dangerously unpredictable, and perhaps best not provoked. After all, the Trump administration took out Russian mercenaries in Syria. It beefed up defense spending and upped sanctions.
The Trump administration flooded the world with cheap oil to Russia’s chagrin. It pulled out from asymmetrical missile treaties with Russia. It sold sophisticated arms to the Ukrainians. The Russians concluded that Trump might do anything, and so waited for another president before again testing America.
In contrast, Biden often talks provocatively—while carrying a twig. He has gratuitously called Putin “a killer.” And he warned that the Russian dictator “will pay a price” for supposedly interfering in the 2020 election.
Unfortunately, Biden’s bombast follows four years of a Russian collusion hoax, fueled by a concocted dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Biden and others claimed Trump was, in the words of former President Barack Obama’s former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, a “Russian asset.”
If Biden is seeking to provoke a nation with more than 6,000 deliverable nuclear weapons, he is certainly not backing up his rhetoric with force.
Biden may well decrease the Pentagon budget. He also seems to have forgotten that Trump was impeached for supposedly imperiling Ukraine, when in fact he sold Ukraine weapons.
While Biden was talking loudly to Putin, his administration was being serially humiliated by China. Chinese diplomats dressed down their American counterparts in a recent meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. They gleefully recycled domestic left-wing boilerplate that a racist America has no moral authority to criticize China.
If Trump was unpredictably blunt, Biden is too often predictably confused. And he appears frail, sending the message to autocracies that America’s commander in chief is not fully in control.
Biden has not, as he promised, demanded from China transparency about the origins of the COVID-19 virus in Wuhan. By summer, that plague may have killed 600,000 Americans.
More disturbing, as Russia puts troops on the Ukrainian border, China is flying into Taiwanese air space, testing its defenses—and the degree to which the United States cares.
For a half-century, American foreign policy sought to ensure that Russia was no closer to China than either was to the United States. Now, the two dictatorships seem almost joined at the hip, as each probes U.S. responses or lack thereof. Not surprisingly, North Korea in late March resumed its firing of missiles over the Sea of Japan.
In the Middle East, Biden inherited a relatively quiet landscape. Arab nations, in historic fashion, were making peace with Israel. Both sides were working to deter Iranian-funded terrorists. Iran itself was staggered by sanctions and recession. Its arch-terrorist mastermind, Gen. Qassim Suleimani, was killed by a U.S. drone strike.
Under Trump, the United States left the Iran nuclear deal, which was a prescription for the certain Iranian acquisition of a nuclear weapon. The theocracy in Tehran, the chief sponsor of terror in the world, was in its most fragile condition in its 40 years of existence.
Now, U.S. diplomats bizarrely express an interest in restoring cordial relations with Iran, rebooting the Iran deal, and dropping sanctions against the regime. If all that happens, Iran will likely get a bomb soon.
More importantly, Iran may conclude that the United States has distanced itself from Israel and moderate Arab regimes.
One of two dangers will then arise. Either Iran will feel it can up its aggression, or its enemies will conclude they have no choice but to take out all Iranian nuclear facilities.
Biden would do well to remember old American diplomatic adages about speaking softly while carrying a big stick, keeping China and Russia apart, being no better friend (or worse enemy), and letting sleeping dogs lie. Source
Brethren, it is no secret that under the Trump administration, America was strong and our enemies seemed to tip-toe around her so as to not poke a dangerous foe. They knew that Trump followed through with all things he promised. He followed through quickly – we saw this often.
But now we are under Marxist rule and our economy is faltering from the plandemic restrictions. We seem like a wounded animal to our enemies, and that makes us a perfect target for those who mean us harm.
We must pray for America and for Israel. We must pray for the remnant of believers in our Nation. And always pray for God’s will to be done.
As we brace to hear the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial, I cannot help but be very concerned for the safety of our police and the National Guard and all First Responders.
I want to place a prayer here, and if many of us pray together to God in heaven, I believe that He will hear our prayers and answer.
Heavenly Father, we lift up this trial to You. We pray that it will be a fair trial. We pray, Lord, that You will surround our Military and Police with angels of protection. Please do not let these courageous man and women be harmed in any way. Father please bring a supernatural peace over the people no matter what the verdict will be.
And Father, I pray that many will feel Your presence and even cry out to You for help. I pray that many will be saved.
I believe that most of us knew that the circumstances surrounding the sudden stepping down of Pope Benedict XVI in 2013, and then replaced by Jesuit Pope Francis did NOT pass the smell test. Evil was afoot, but the world could not put the puzzle pieces together.
That is until now.
This morning I read a disturbing piece in which members of the Catholic Church were waiting for a decision by the SCOTUS which would mandate that Catholic adoption centers must be open to adopting children to homes of same sex married couples. They are even fighting for the children to be placed in homes where Satan worship is practiced.
Marianne Duddy-Burke tears up and her voice still cracks with emotion almost two decades later when she thinks about how the same church that nurtures her faith turned her away from adopting children. The phone call that early spring day from Catholic Charities of Boston felt like a punch to the stomach.
“The social worker called from her car during her lunch break and told me the reason we were not getting our calls returned about fostering a child was because we left our names and they knew we were a female couple,” Duddy-Burke said. “It was horrendous. I was shaken to the core. Nobody even bothered to talk to us as people or as a couple.”
Vatican Coup? George Soros Funds Jesuit NGOs with $1.7 Million
Jesuit charities close to Pope Francis have received more than $ 1.7 million in recent years from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, reveals veteran Vatican journalist MarcoTosatti
The Jesuit Refugee Service received $ 176,452 from Soros in 2018 to “support migrant rights” in Latin America. The Spanish Jesuit Migrant Service received $ 75,000 since its founding in 2016 and $ 151,125 in 2018. Jesuit Worldwide Learning USA received $ 890,000 in 2016 and another $ 410,000 in 2018, the only Catholic NGO to list Open Society as one of its “partners” on its website, Tosatti writes.
In total, George Soros’ donations to Jesuit foundations totaled $ 1,702,577 over the past four years. The funding is particularly controversial due to Open Society’s aggressive support of abortion, gay marriage, drug liberalization and Islamization of the West. Over the past four years, the Soros Foundation has donated nearly $ 12 million to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and its US political arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
In 2016, it became known that the Soros foundation gave $ 1.5 million to quash the scandal over the Planned Parenthood harvesting of organs and tissues from aborted babies.
In 2017, the Irish government ordered Amnesty International to return more than $ 160,000 donated by Open Society to legalize abortion in that country.
In mid-July it emerged that the Jesuit archbishop of Santiago del Guatemala, Monsignor Gonzalo de Villa y Vásquez, has been linked to Soros’ now-defunct Guatemala Foundation since the 1990s.
From:email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org CC: email@example.com Date: 2012-02-11 11:45 Subject: Re: opening for a Catholic Spring? just musing
We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up. I’ll discuss with Tara. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the other person to consult.
On 2/10/12, Sandy Newman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Hi, John,
This whole controversy with the bishops opposing contraceptive coverage even > though 98% of Catholic women (and their conjugal partners) have used > contraception has me thinking . . . There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in > which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and > the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the > Catholic church. Is contraceptive coverage an issue around which that could > happen. The Bishops will undoubtedly continue the fight. Does the Catholic > Hospital Association support of the Administration’s new policy, together > with “the 98%” create an opportunity?
Of course, this idea may just reveal my total lack of understanding of the > Catholic church, the economic power it can bring to bear against nuns and > priests who count on it for their maintenance, etc. Even if the idea isn’t > crazy, I don’t qualify to be involved and I have not thought at all about > how one would “plant the seeds of revolution,” or who would plant them. > Just wondering . . .
Hoping you’re well, and getting to focus your time in the ways you want. > > Sandy > > Sandy Newman, President > Voices for Progress > 202.669.8754 > voicesforprogress.org (End of emails)
Back to the article…
“We were alarmed to discover that, during the third year of the first term of the Obama administration your previous opponent, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and other government officials with whom she associated proposed a Catholic “revolution” in which the final demise of what was left of the Catholic Church in America would be realized. Approximately a year after this e-mail discussion, which was never intended to be made public, we find thatPope Benedict XVI abdicated under highly unusual circumstances and was replaced by a pope whose apparent mission is to provide a spiritual component to the radical ideological agenda of the international left. The Pontificate of Pope Francis has subsequently called into question its own legitimacy on a multitude of occasions.” (emphasis added)
Forbes estimates George Soros’ fortune at $ 8.3 billion. The Open Society Foundation’s budget for 2020 is $ 1.2 billion. Catholic News Agency asked the Jesuit foundations about their ties to Soros and his pro-abortion program, but has so far received no response. Source
To clearly show the reader the extent of Soros’s involvement in the planned destruction of the Catholic Church, and the number of so-called “Catholic” NGOs he created and funded; this article is very informative:
Soros’s Disturbing Influence Over the Catholic Church. (Written in early 2016)
With over 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide and about a third of Americans calling themselves Catholic, George Soros and John Podesta infiltrating the Catholic Church [to foment open rebellion to force through Marxism] is a big deal. That is what is going on and has been for some time.
A WikiLeaks email from February of 2012, has John Podesta, Hillary’s campaign Chair, and the president of Voices for Progress discussing how to “plant the seeds of revolution” within the Catholic Church. Like true Marxist-Stalinists, they especially wanted to do this when Catholic bishops opposed the HHS-Obamacare contraceptive mandate.
Podesta acknowledges in the email that they have organizations already set up to infiltrate and corrupt the teachings of the Catholic Church. Sandy Newman, president of Voices for Progress, a Marxist organization, wrote to Podesta in an email thread with the subject, “Opening for a Catholic Spring? Just musing…”
She calls the church a “Middle Ages dictatorship”and Podesta responds by talking about one of the sham Soros-funded “Catholic” organizations – Alliance for the Common Good – is meant to do just what she goes on to describe in her email — infiltrate and destroy the Catholic Church as it stands.
There are quite a few of these “Catholic” organizations and most are funded by George Soros. Podesta mentioned Catholics United in his response which is another one of these subversive groups.
What Podesta, once-Chair of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress, said is that the movement is already underway to gut the Catholic Church of its teachings.
Sandy Newman, president of liberal/leftist Voices for Progress, and John Podesta, then chair of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress, discussed promoting contraception as a way to create a “revolution” and undermine the “middle ages dictatorship” of the Catholic Church in a 2012 email exchange. Contraceptives are morally unacceptable, according to Church teaching.
Catholics for a Free Choice and the Quixote Center – also funded by Soros – use Catholicism to promote liberal [leftist] values like “truly accessible” abortion, condemning contraceptive opposition as “disastrous” to women, and supporting “gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender” policies, which are contrary to Church teaching.
The Catholic organizations are also being used to promote illegal immigration and refugee resettlement with millions pouring in for the care of the flood of foreigners.
Catholic Charities is run by leftists and many of the Jesuit Catholic universities barely resemble Catholic facilities. They have already been swayed by the left-wing staff they have hired and George Soros money. Social Justice has become a rallying cry.
Soros isn’t only a threat to Catholics. Soros sees the United States and Capitalism as evil and has said so.
George Soros has said he is a god and “the creator of everything,” however the billionaire globalist also warns he is a “self-centered” god who believes “normal rules do not apply” to him.
“I fancied myself as some kind of god …” he wrote. “If truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise they might get me in trouble.“
When asked by Britain’s Independent newspaper to elaborate on that statement, Soros doubled down: “It is a sort of disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything, but I feel comfortable about it now since I began to live it out.“
Soros wrote in his book, The Bubble of American Supremacy, that the United States is a “threat to the world,” run by a Republican Party that is the devil child of an unholy alliance between “market fundamentalists” and “religious fundamentalists.” We have become a “supremacist” nation.
He is distorting the concept of American exceptionalism. We are an exceptional nation of freedoms and individual rights and prosperity seen nowhere else in the world.
When this Atheist talks about “religious fundamentalists”, he is referring to Christians.
George Soros and John Podesta lead a shadow party of leftist social justice warriors who are no longer in the shadows but are not seen, even in plain sight. They are the ones who will rule as elites and they will make billions more in their Socialist Utopia.
Brethren, after researching and reading about the involvement of these bad actors, and everything they did – I am convinced that Pope Benedict XVI was indeed removed and replaced by Jesuit, Marxist Francis.