The Gospel


By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels are predestined unto everlasting life; and others foreordained to everlasting death.
The Westminster Confession of Faith, Ch. III:3

Those of mankind who are predestined unto life, God, before the foundation of the world was laid, according to His eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of His will, hath chosen in Christ unto everlasting glory, out of His mere free grace and love, without any other thing in the creature as a condition or cause moving Him thereunto.
The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689, III:5

Jonathan Edwards

The enjoyment of [God] is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husband, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams. But God is the ocean.

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Most Important Page -- Bob Hanks

Welcome to The Most Important Page.

You know , everywhere we look we see people in vigorous pursuit of what is most important to them. If you stop and think about it, that is what our lives consist of . We work for and seek after those things that are important to US. It might be fame, money, social standing, or any combination thereof. We spend our lives tending to what’s important in our own minds, our own way of thinking. If you want to see what is first in a mans life, look at his calender and his checkbook. You will see his priorities.

That’s why I call this The Most Important Page. If God exists (and He DOES!) then ultimately in the light of eternity , and realizing our own mortality , the only thing that is REALLY important is Him. What God requires is the only thing that is really and eternally significant.

So how do we access God and get right with Him ? The Apostle Paul said in Acts 16:31 to ” believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. “ But Jesus warned in Matt. 7:21-23 that many who claim to believe in Him would not enter the Kingdom of Heaven , and we read in James 2:19 that there is a type of faith that does not save ; ” the demons also believe and shudder. “

What we must have is SAVING faith , which is trusting in The Lord Jesus Christ to forgive our sins through His finished work on the Cross, the Substitutionary Atonement where He bled and died in our place. WE deserve the Cross, ” But God demonstrates his own love toward us , in that while we were yet sinners , Christ died for us . “ ( Romans 5:8 ) When we realize the enormity of our sin debt , and our desperate situation in the sight of God , and we realize that Christ has paid that debt through His suffering and agony on the Cross , our response will be heartfelt repentance , turning our backs on our sinful ways , with a sincere desire to walk with the Lord and learn His Word.

All of our best efforts can never bridge the chasm that exists between God and the natural man . Only Christ can save us . If you have not trusted in the Work of Christ on the Cross to forgive your sins, you are separated from God and are without hope. Call on Him today and He will save you !

Please read Romans 10 : 9-13. Ask God to grant you a repentant heart and a teachable spirit. God will hear your prayer !

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