Perilous Times

THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD OF THE HOLY BIBLE told us that there would be perilous times in the last days. Thankfully, He gave us great detailed instruction regarding what we should do.

2Timothy 3:1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Take note of all the descriptive terms listed of all of those who are turned against God, marking these perilous times. You can see that we are there. What do we do? Firstly, obey God’s command to TURN AWAY from anyone fitting those descriptions. It’s not a suggestion. It’s a command.

Understand the message of TRUE SALVATION to be absolutely certain you are in the faith of Jesus Christ:

According to the BIBLE, not catechisms or ordinances of men, can you be good enough to make it to Heaven? Are you innocent or guilty looking into the mirror of God’s law? If you’ve broken the 9th and 3rd commandments you’re a liar and blasphemer in God’s sight. He considers lust adultery (Matt 5:28), hate murder (1John 3:15) and all liars are sentenced to Hell and the lake of fire (Rev 21:8).

NOW THE GOOD NEWS! 1Timothy 1:15 says “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”! You can repent from your sins and trust Him to save you (Luke 13:3,5, Isa 55:7, John 3:16, Rom 5:8, Rom 10:13, Heb 5:9).

NOTE: “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

AND…

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend

in one point, he is guilty of all.

AND…

1Timothy 2:3-5 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

This is why we CANNOT be saved by confession to a priest, “penance” or performing some good works to “outweigh” or erase the guilt of our sinful works. Our sins can ONLY be forgiven through the SHED BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST Col 1:14 – In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

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.

REPENT TODAY! You are not guaranteed tomorrow: Mark 8:35 – For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

FORSAKE your sins, and God will give you HIS GREAT MERCY: Prov 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. BY JESUS’ SACRIFICE YOU CAN BE FREE FROM SIN – DEAD TO SIN AND LIVING IN HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS: 1Pet 2:24 – Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. Romans 6:6-7 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.

IF REPENT AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL, ETERNAL LIFE CAN BE YOURS IN JESUS CHRIST! Mark 1:14-15 Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. John 17:3 – And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

REMEMBER:

Psalm 7:10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

Psalm 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (COMMAND – NOT SUGGESTION)

Luke 9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.

Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but HE THAT ENDURETH TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED.

Most Importantly…

…according to the BIBLE, not catechisms or ordinances of men, can you be good enough to make it to Heaven? Are you innocent or guilty looking into the mirror of God’s law? If you’ve broken the 9th and 3rd commandments you’re a liar and blasphemer in God’s sight. He considers lust adultery (Matt 5:28), hate murder (1John 3:15) and all liars are sentenced to Hell and the lake of fire (Rev 21:8). BUT God’s mercy is so great toward you that Jesus You can repent from your sins and trust Him to save you. (Luke 13:3,5, Isa 55:7, John 3:16, Rom 10:13, Heb 5:9) Click here for Exodus 20 (KJV Bible) where the 10 Commandments are correctly listed. Remember, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

AND…

James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

AND…

1Timothy 2:3-5 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

This is why we CANNOT be saved by confession to a priest, “penance” or performing some good works to “outweigh” or erase the guilt of our sinful works. Our sins can ONLY be forgiven through the SHED BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST Col 1:14 – In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

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. REPENT TODAY!

You are not guaranteed tomorrow: Mark 8:35 – For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

FORSAKE your sins, and God will give you HIS GREAT MERCY: Prov 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

You can be BY JESUS’ SACRIFICE YOU CAN BE FREE FROM SIN – DEAD TO SIN AND LIVING IN HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS: 1Pet 2:24 – Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. Romans 6:6-7 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.

IF REPENT AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL, ETERNAL LIFE CAN BE YOURS IN JESUS CHRIST! Mark 1:14-15 Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. John 17:3 – And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Message For Professing Christians

WHAT DOES GOD REQUIRE OF US IN LIGHT OF THESE THINGS?

REPENT of loving / taking any pleasure in the things of the world: 1Jn 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Then LOVE GOD & WALK in the fear of the Lord, STANDING AGAINST the things of the world, EXPOSING THEM PUBLICLY so others can see the truth and be SAVED!

Eph 5:1-11 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

vs. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

Bible definition of REBUKE: to reprehend severely show one his fault by conviction, to convict, refute, reprove, to bring to the light, to expose

Deu 10:12 …what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, (Matt 10 & 22, Luke 12)

Ecc 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Prov 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Prov 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.