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A beacon of light in a world of darkness....

Revelations means to reveal... Here you will find the mysteries and the wisdom of God that have been sealed for over 6,000 years... Here you will find what... when.... how... and most importantly WHY.... Click on the pictures or links to learn more...

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world"... Revelation 12:9

 Because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie 2Thessalonians 2:10-11

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Romans 11:32

 

The LAST STRAW...

Just as the days of Noah...

Matthew 24:37  But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

The Truth about Interracial marriages

What is Queer

 

PROVE ALL THINGS (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

The first things you need to know to begin to understand the truth  and prophecy are who the nations of today are and where they are mentioned in the scriptures.... The Beast and his mark... Where God's only True Church is... and what's prophesied for your immediate future... So you may want to start with these first four links...

America and Great Britain in Prophecy

The Beast and his mark

The True Church

The Lord's Day

 

Answer To An Atheist

For the Evolutionist

Pre-existence before the material universe

Proof of the Bible

Does God Exist?

7 Proofs God Exists

The Bible Superstition or Authority

Seven Keys to understanding the Bible

How to study the Bible

How to understand the Bible

How Do We Know We Have The Complete Bible

Answers to questions about Genesis

Why there seems to be a gap in the Bible information

How the Bible counts a generation

The Bible verses the Dead Sea Scrolls

Should we use the Old Testament

The Hidden Knowledge

How Religion Deceives You

A World Held Captive

The Ark and Noah

70 Weeks Of Daniel

The Exile In Stone

 

The Bible Story (Written for children)

Chapters 1-8

Chapters 9-18

Chapters 19-30 

Chapters 31-35

Chapters 36-42

Chapters 43-49

Chapters 50-55

 

The United States, Great Britain, Israel, Russia, Middle East... etc...

Genealogy and Bible Family Tree

God As King

Who really discovered America

Oldest Known 10 Commandments  were found in America

USA & Britain Common Wealth in Prophecy

Tea Tephi

Britain's Coronation Chair and Jacob's Pillow Stone

Jacob's Pillar Stone

The Two Witnesses

Russia in Prophecy

The Middle East in Prophecy

Who are the Arabs

Seeing the world throgh Islamic eyes

The Race Question

The Origin Of The Races

Military Service and war

Why does God allow wars

The Sure Way to End the Fear of Nuclear War NOW

What is Armageddon?

There is a way to escape

Understanding the way to peace

World Peace how it will come

The key to human Survival

Petra "The Safe Place"

Is there life after death

World peace and how it will come

 

Mark of the Beast

The Mark Of The Beast

Mark of God's People

The Key to Revelations

The Book of Revelations unveiled at last

Christian Symbols, The Fish, Cross, and Crucifix

The Pagan Cross

The Cross

The council of Laodicea..

The historic relationship between Europe and the Church

 

The True Church and The Abomination Of Desolation

Why the Church

Fundamental Doctrines Of The Worldwide Church Of God

How And Why We Know We Have The Truth

The Abomination That Maketh Desolation

God's Temple Excepts The Mark Of The Beast

Joseph Tkach sales God's Church

WCOG  Changes Name

WCOG vs. Philadelphia COG Court Records

God's Church Is The Temple

The True Church

The History Of The Church

Where is the original true Church

Beginning History Of The Worldwide Church Of God

The Real History of the true Church

Foundation, History, Authority, and Doctrine of the Worldwide Church Of God from HWA in 1978

Philadelphia Era Of The Church

Just what is the Church

God’s Church does not compromise

Worldly churches are social clubs

The Tongues question

Tongues- Is the Pentecost experience being repeated today

 

God, Man, Angels and Satan

Does God Exist

7 Proofs God exist

What about God revealed knowledge

Why God is not real to most people

Is God fair

How to put God first

God was King

God's divorce

Is Jesus God

Should we pray to God or only to Christ

70 Weeks Of Daniel

Was Jesus really dead

Why Christ Died

If you lived at Time of Christ would you have believed him

The Mystery of MELCHIZEDEK Solved

What is man

How God planned to reproduce himself

What led to the creation of man

What is the Soul

Why you are alive

The incredible human potential at last revealed

Why Humans were put on earth

The only real value of a human life

Bridging the gap between human mind and the ultimate spirit composed sons of God

What science can't discover about the human mind

Human nature - Did God create it?

Human nature and how a whole world is deceived about it's origin

Why were you born

You were born to be King

The Great Purpose of your life

Who will rule space?

Man to rule the Universe

Your Children - FUTURE GODS

If you were God How would you look at the world today

God’s invisible agents

Where is Enoch and Elijah

Lazarus and the rich man

Can men actually communicate with departed spirits?

Life after Death

Is there life after death

Did God create a Devil

Is there a Hell

 

Holy Days

God's Holy Days or Pagan Holy Days

List of Holy Days

How often should you partake of the Lord's Supper

Should the Lord's Supper be on the 14th or 15th

How to observe the Passover in your own home

The Resurrection was not on Sunday

Does EASTER Really Commemorate the RESURRECTION

Easter

What is the purpose of the resurrection?

The Plain Truth about Easter

The Pentecost

How to figure the Pentecost

The Sabbath a Perpetual Covenant

Which day is the Sabbath of the New Testament?

Why do you observe Sunday

Neglecting the Sabbath

Christmas

Should you celebrate birthdays

Halloween

New Years Eve

Valentines Day

 

Tithes

Is tithing in force under the New Testament

Should Christians tithe

Should you pay tithes

The man who couldn't afford to tithe

Did you ever know why money is the root of all evil

Does God hate the rich

 

Time

Has Time Been Lost

God's 19 Year Cycle

Calendar With Holy Days

God's Calendar

What is a Prophetic Year

Time Table

 

Found in America

The World's Oldest Surviving Inscription Of The Ten Commandments

 

Job, Joseph & His Brothers (Israel's Sons) Built The Great Pyramid

 

The Truth About The Free - Masons

 

There is nothing new under the Sun 

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11

 

Sex

Sex

God's  Great Sex Law

Abortion

Makeup

Queer

Interracial Marriages

Why Marriage

Polygamy

Divorce and Remarriage

The family breakdown

The family - God's plan for mankind

Conspiracy against the family

The surprising origin of modern education

 

Pre-existence before the material universe

Does God Heal

The Plain Truth About Healing

What is Faith

What kind of faith is required of salvation

Are we back on track when we lost faith

How to receive answers to your prayers

Have Christians lost their power?

The plain truth about Fasting

The importance of fasting

Is all animal flesh good food

What Fish and Fowl are Good for Food

The Key to radiant health

10 Simple rules that lead to health

Why man must suffer

 

The LAW

Christ's Gospel was suppressed - Not heard from first century until now!

The startling revelation of what was Christ's Gospel

What is the True Gospel?

The Gospel Jesus Taught

The Gospel is education

Choose

All about Baptism

Baptism by Fire

What do you mean Born Again

Are The Ten Commandments necessary

Were the Ten Commandments nailed to the cross

Were the ten Commandments in force before Moses

The Ten Commandments

What is Salvation

What is the reward of the saved

What do you mean reward for your works

Just what do you mean Conversion

What is true Spirituality

Conversion sudden experience or life long process

False Conversion

A letter from Armstrong to the newly converted

What is a Liberal

Is it wrong to be a cultured individual

The Old and New Covenant

Let God fight your battles

The law, the Catholics, and you

Do Christians Sin

Education for Life

Keep your eyes on the goal

How FAR may I safely go, in doing what I WANT but know I OUGHT NOT?

Christianity is a growth process

Are you being tested

How you can overcom

How to prevent sin

What is the worst sin

How you could commit the unpardonable sin

What do you mean the unpardonable sin

Ending your financial worries

The Blessings of Abundant Living

How to live life abundantly

The way of life that causes success

The Seven Laws of Success

Should you try to change others

Should you listen to

We must all speak the same others

Is your ultimate fate decided for you in advance

The True Meaning of Predestination

What is friendship

What Is Emotional Maturity

 

The Incredible Human Potential

Christ's Gospel was suppressed - Not heard from first century until now!

The startling revelation of what was Christ's Gospel

The incredible human potential at last revealed

Pre-existence before the material universe

What led to the creation of man

How God planned to reproduce himself

Bridging the gap between human mind and the ultimate spirit composed sons of God

Why today's world evils

Why the Church

Just what do you mean conversion

Human nature and how a whole world is deceived about it's origin

Is there life after death

World peace and how it will come

 

Jesus' Return

Jesus is coming soon...Too good to be true

What is the Kingdom of God

What will you be doing in the next life

Looking into the world tomorrow

Where will the Millennium be spent

The Wonderful World of Tomorrow

 

Mystery Of The Ages

The Seven Mysteries

How the 7 mysteries were revealed

Who and what is God

Mystery of Angels and Evil Spirits

The Mystery of man

Mystery of Civilization

Mystery of Israel

The Church

The Kingdom of God

 

Software

Theophilos

ESword

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Herbert W. Armstrong

Armstrong's Calling

Armstrong's Conversion

How Christ educated His Apostle

This is the life

How I've been providentially protected from harm and death

No! I was never a "Jehovah's Witness" or "Seventh Day Adventist"

The Little Book

The 19 year time cycle

The need to make the truth plain

Must God's ministers be ordained by the hands of man?

You won't believe it Armstrong's final sermon

End Time Elijah

Armstrong's Autobiography

 

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Josephus Antiquities Of The Jews

Josephus War of the Jews

Josephus Against Apion

Josephus Hades

Josephus Autobiography

 

What Kind of Faith is Required for Salvation?
 

DO YOU KNOW? Do you have it? "By grace are ye saved though FAITH," Ephesians 2:8. The Bible, however tells of which will SAVE!

No SUBJECT pertaining to Christian salvation is more generally misunderstood than that of saving FAITH!

Just "BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved," is the popular teaching today. And that statement is absolutely true -- if you understand what kind of BELIEVING is required!

Unfortunately millions are being deceived -- led to trust in a faith that will never save one single soul by a very popular, and very false teaching.

It is customary to quote only a PART of the Scriptures on this subject, -- reading a false meaning into them -- and thus by subtle half-truths popular teachings shackle most of Christendom to spiritual blindness and deception.
 

Do These Scriptures Contradict?

God does not usually reveal all the truth respecting a particular subject in any one passage alone. "Whom shall He teach knowledge? and whom shall He make to understand doctrine? . . . precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little and there a little," Isaiah 28:9-10. To understand any general subject in the Bible, it is necessary to view all the scriptural evidence touching that particular subject. And we cannot read our inherited or desired meaning into any particular passage; for "no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation," II Peter 1:20, but each passage is interpreted by, and in the light of, other texts.

For example. It is quite popular to quote Romans 3:20: "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight," and from this passage alone assume that salvation comes by faith in disobedience to the law! Those who thus interpret this passage never tell you that in Romans 2:13 the same Apostle Paul was inspired to write: "Not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the DOERS of the law shall be justified."

Is there contradiction here? If the one Scripture is intended to reveal that we do not have to make an effort to obey God's Law to be justified and then saved -- but that we are saved by faith without obedience to God's Law, then, indeed, God contradicts Himself in His Word! And if you wish to make Romans 3:20 say that, you must consistently acknowledge there is contradiction in the Scriptures; and if this be true, you have no basis for your faith!

Again, Ephesians 2:8-9, "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." But those who quote this text so freely to teach the doctrine of "no works," never tell you that the same inspired Scriptures say also:

"What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? -- Even so FAITH, if it hath not works, is DEAD, being alone -- I will show thee my faith BY my works. Thou BELIEVEST that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, AND tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is DEAD," James 2:14-20.
 

It Takes A Living Faith!

There is no contradiction here!

Rather, by putting all the Scriptures on the subject of "Saving Faith" together, we learn that there are TWO KINDS of faith. And the kind so blindly trusted in by the majority of this day is nothing but a DEAD faith -- and a DEAD faith never will save one soul!

James continues: "Was not Abraham our father JUSTIFIED by works, when he offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how FAITH wrought with his works, and BY WORKS was faith make perfect? -- Ye see then how that BY WORKS A MAN IS JUSTIFIED, and not by faith only?" James 2:21-24.

The teaching here is plain. Not that we are saved by works instead of faith. No, NEVER! We are saved by FAITH! But faith wrought with our works -- and BY WORKS, our FAITH IS MADE PERFECT! That is LIVING FAITH!

Why do we even need salvation? Because we have SINNED, and the penalty of sin is DEATH!

But how have we sinned? What is sin, anyhow? "Sin is the transgression of THE LAW," is God's answer, I John 3:4.

"Yes," answers the victim of modern fables, "but we are not under the law today, but UNDER GRACE!" Why certainly! "What then?" asks the inspired Paul, "shall we SIN" -- transgress the LAW -- "because we are not under the law, but under grace?" And Paul's answer is, "GOD FORBID!" Romans 6:15. And again, "Shall we continue in SIN" -- transgressing the law -- "that grace may abound? GOD FORBID! How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" Romans 6:1-2.

The law has a penalty -- DEATH. It is those who are sinning that are UNDER IT! And those who, through repentance, obedience and FAITH have turned from disobedience and are, through faith, KEEPING the law, are the only ones that are UNDER GRACE!
 

God's Spiritual Mirror

Let us understand it! "By the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight." No, certainly not! That Scripture is 100% true, and there is no contradiction! You cannot be justified by the deeds of the law -- not at all!

WHY? The last half of this same verse gives the answer -- why do most preachers never quote it? "For by the law is the KNOWLEDGE of sin," Romans 3:20. THAT'S WHY!

The purpose of the law is not to forgive, to justify, to wash away, to cleanse. Only THE BLOOD OF CHRIST can do that! Sin is the transgression of the law -- that's what sin is. The purpose of the law is to tell us what sin is -- to define it -- to REVEAL it, so we can quit it.

All women ought to understand this. In every woman's handbag is a little mirror. She knows what it is for. Every little while she takes out this mirror and steals a glance at her face. Sometimes it reveals a speck of dirt. And we might truthfully say, "by the use of these mirrors are no dirty faces washed clean." You women understand what we mean! But do you throw your mirrors away because by them your faces are not washed? Of course not -- what a silly question it seems, when applied to a MATERIAL case! And if we ask you WHY your faces are not washed clean by your mirrors, you answer: "Because by the mirror comes the KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIRT."

God's LAW is His spiritual mirror. We look into it, and see the dirt on our hearts! But by looking at the law, or keeping it, no dirt is WASHED from our hearts -- only Christ's BLOOD can do that. By the law comes the KNOWLEDGE OF SIN!

Listen to James explain it! "But be ye DOERS of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect LAW of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer but a DOER of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed," James 1:22-25.
 

Is It Possible To Keep The Law?

But, argues the "No Law" deceiver, "no man can keep the Commandments. It is not humanly possible! Since FAITH has come, we keep no law -- faith has made it VOID."

Thus even "Satan himself is transformed into an angel of LIGHT. Therefore it is no great thing if HIS MINISTERS also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness -- For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of CHRIST," II Corinthians 11:13-15.

"Do we then make void the law through faith?" comes the question, in inspired Scripture -- and the answer: "GOD FORBID: yea, we ESTABLISH THE LAW!" Romans 3:31.

Yes, faith establishes the Law! By keeping it is faith make PERFECT!

Yet, can we keep the Commandments? Is it possible? Satan's "No Law" deceivers say no! What is the PLAIN TRUTH?

A man came to Jesus and asked how to be saved. The Saviour Himself replied, "If thou wilt enter into life, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS," Matthew 19:17. "When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying Who then can be saved?' But Jesus beheld them and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God, all things are possible,' verses 25-26.

There is Christ's own answer! With man it is impossible -- utterly impossible, to really KEEP His Commandments. But -- here's the blessed truth -- WITH GOD, it is possible, even to keep His Commandments. Do you begin to see it? IT TAKES FAITH! Faith in the power of GOD! And, just as your own diligent effort coupled with faith makes faith perfect, so faith coupled with your effort makes PERFECT OBEDIENCE! The two go hand in hand. And you cannot have the one, without the other!

A LIVING FAITH -- the only kind that will SAVE -- is an active faith -- one that TRUSTS GOD to make it possible to OBEY HIM -- to live the true Christian life -- to KEEP His blessed Commandments!

Think! Could a just God command men to do what it is IMPOSSIBLE to do? Or can we conceive of Jesus as a smart-aleck young man who knew more than His FATHER'S Commandments? How absurd! Yet this is the popular conception today!

 

The Law Is Eternal

God's Law is not a horrible monster! Just and right laws are a terror only to the criminal -- they are made to PROTECT the good! God's law is PERFECT, Psalm 19:7, it is a SPIRITUAL LAW, Romans 7:14, HOLY, and just, and good Romans 7:12. ALL His commandments are SURE, and stand fast FOREVER AND EVER, Psalm 111:7-8. Don't you believe it, when men tell you differently!

God's Law is, simply, LOVE! It is the perfect way of life. Every particle of human suffering, unhappiness, misery and death has come solely from its transgression! It was given to make man HAPPY, and is the only philosophy of life that can do so! It came from a God of LOVE, and LOVE is the fulfilling of the law!

But not YOUR own natural love! It requires "the love of GOD, shed abroad in our hearts BY THE HOLY GHOST," Romans 5:5. God has, and will give you the love that will fulfill His law! And so, praise His blessed Name -- it is possible, through FAITH, and the GIFT of God, for man to keep His commandments. And whoever claims differently, God calls a plain LIAR, I John 2:4.

The true Commandment-keeper is forced to trust God to make obedience possible. And thus faith does not void, but establishes the Law! And to keep the law requires FAITH!

A thrilling example of this eternal truth is recorded in the Book of Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, erected a great golden image.

"Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, that at the time ye hear the sound . . . , ye fall down and worship the golden image'," Daniel 3:4-5. "And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace!" verse 6.

Set over the affairs of the province of Babylon were Daniel's three young Jewish friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. One of the Commandments of God's eternal spiritual law forbids such worship of images.

Had you been in their place, what would YOU have done? Would you not have said, "Well, I have to bow down to this image -- I have to do it or be killed!" And perhaps you would have excused yourself by reasoning thus: "I don't think God would be fair if He punished me for this, when He knows I am FORCED to do it. Anyway, He tells us to be subject to the power of the state!" Yes, it is easy to use reason to excuse disobedience to God. But God is not looking for chances to punish us -- but rather for opportunities to SAVE us through faith! To save us from the folly of SIN, and the sad consequences our own acts impose! Whatever we sow we shall reap. God's Law is intended to protect us from suffering. It is not GOD who punishes us when we do wrong -- it is merely our own acts rebounding like a boomerang!

But these three young Jews knew the truth -- that we should OBEY GOD, rather than men -- that through FAITH God makes it possible. When they firmly REFUSED to bow down to worship the king's image, Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded them brought before him, verse 13.

Listen to the quiet, trusting, unafraid answer of these lads: "O Nebuchadnezzar, -- our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace!" verses 16-18.

Sometimes God tries our faith. He tried theirs. You might think He should be expected to have fixed it all up at once on the spot, but He permitted their faith to be tested.

"Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed; . . . therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated . . . Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments," -- surely the God whom they trusted would have them released now? But no -- there was no physical evidence whatever that God so much as heard. -- "and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace!" verses 19-21.

The furnace was so hot the flames leaped out and slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. And they fell down "bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace!"

God permitted them actually to be thrown in! Was He unmindful of those who trusted in Him to make possible the keeping of His Commandments? Not GOD!

The king looked into the furnace, and said "Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of GOD!" verse 25. So Nebuchadnezzar came near the mouth of the furnace, and called to them.

"Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither! Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire . . . . these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was a hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent His angel, and DELIVERED his servants that TRUSTED IN HIM!" verses 26-28.

THERE was an example of living FAITH! A faith that TRUSTED God to make it possible to live the way of His Law! Yes, WITH GOD, it is possible to keep all His Commandments -- and don't let any man deceive you to the contrary!
 
 

Can You Believe and Worship CHRIST IN VAIN?

When God's Word says, "BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved," it does not mean the DEAD faith now popularly taught! The common teachings of this day distorts this to mean a mere belief in the FACTS of Christ's existence, His sacrifice, and His saving work. Just accept those FACTS, and accept HIM -- without any obedience to God's Laws! But the devils believe these things -- and they TREMBLE.

Christ was the Messenger of the New Covenant -- a Messenger sent from God. You cannot BELIEVE on such a divine Messenger, unless you believe, and obey the MESSAGE that He brought! "If thou wilt enter into LIFE," was His teaching "KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS!"

"REPENT," said the inspired Peter, and then believe and be baptized for the remission of sins, and "ye SHALL receive the gift of the Holy Ghost," Acts 2:38. God gives His Holy Spirit only to them that OBEY HIM, Acts 5:32. And His Holy Spirit is the LOVE which God gives us to fulfill and to keep His Commandments! And it all comes BY FAITH!

Christ came to save us FROM, not in, our sins! To FREE US from the enslavement of sin and the unhappiness and wretchedness it brings -- not to make us free to commit sin!

Is it possible to BELIEVE in Christ -- to worship Him -- in the customary manner of the day, and yet be lost? Christ Himself says, "YES!"

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord! Lord!' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that DOETH the will of my Father which is in heaven," He said, Matthew 7:21.

Hear Him again! "Howbeit IN VAIN do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men!" Mark 7:7-8.

There it is! From Jesus' own lips! Such a dead faith -- such worship -- is IN VAIN! Those who trust in it, and in the men and denominations which teach it, ARE LOST! And the quicker we come to realize it, the better!

God's PURPOSE in salvation is to rescue men from SIN, and its resulting unhappiness, misery, and death! To REPENT of sin is the first step! Then the BLOOD OF CHRIST, upon acceptance and faith, cleanses of all past sins. And by faith we are kept from sin in the future. Thus the resulting righteousness is of FAITH -- the righteousness imparted from God. We are not justified BY THE LAW -- we are justified by the blood of Jesus Christ! But this justification will be given only on condition that we REPENT of our transgressions of God's Law -- and so it is, after all only the DOERS of the law that shall be JUSTIFIED, Romans 2:13. How plain, and how beautiful is God's TRUTH!

 

By: Herbert W. Armstrong

   

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