And How to be Saved
above photo courtesy of Mike Snow mikesnow.org
“It seems many people today think that when it comes to religion, you can believe in any god or path to heaven. The Bible stands in the way and says, “No. There is One way to God: through Jesus Christ. God never validated Muhammad, Buddha, the Hindu gods, or anyone other than Jesus. He has validated Jesus by raising Him from the dead. Mohammad and Buddha are dead. Jesus is alive.” -Matthew Monfore
American Church Fiasco
The Biggest problem in American churches is bad preaching. Three (3) things have not been taught: 1.) the Lordship of Jesus Christ, 2.) the sinfulness of man, and 3.) the doctrine of repentance/regeneration. America is filled with false preachers and “Christians”.
We are convinced that many people who call themselves “Christian” are not: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied [spoken; preached] in Your name?…and in Your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:22, 23). [Check out the video, and the links as the bottom of this page]
[Images of Gospel Tract [Pamphlet] up close at bottom.]
Jesus is Lord and God
1.) Yes, God is good and loving; yet people do not understand that Christ is no “push-over” and WILL judge their sinfulness in eternal Hell, because of His goodness. A judge who sets an unrepentant criminal free is NOT a good judge. Thus, Jesus’ death on the cross was God’s judgment upon His own Son, who was substituted in the place of men. His resurrection displayed His Lordship/authority/power over death- man’s greatest obstacle. Are you willing to surrender to this POWRFUL LORD?
POWERFUL SERMON: LORDSHIP SERMON BY STEVEN LAWSON AND VIDEO BY ILLBHEONEST.COM
Man is Corrupt
2.) Mankind’s sin includes even their thought lives (lust and pornography; hatred/anger which can lead to temper tantrums/evil-speaking). Men are evil to the core (their heart/inner being): “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). After death, people answer to God: “[I]t is appointed unto man to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27)
Turn from Sins
3.) And people have not been taught that they must turn from their sins (“repentance”, which is not earning salvation) and be born again (regenerated) by the Holy Spirit to have eternal life in heaven. Sin includes sex before marriage, drunkenness, drug-abuse (marijuana and opioids), stealing, and lying (Exodus 20; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Galatians 5).
We Strongly suggest people watch “American Gospel: Christ Alone” (2018) by Transition Studios: americangospelfilm.com
and listen to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” by Ray Comfort of Livingwaters: www.livingwaters.com/hells-best-kept-secret/
and watch the “Shocking Youth Message” by Paul Washer of Heart Cry: heartcrymissionary.com/sermons/shocking-youth-message/
Repent and Trust, 2006, YouTube
The Good News (Gospel)
4.) God is good, loving, and just. People die because of sin. God, in His love, gave Jesus to die for ours sins on a wooden, Roman cross. Jesus was literally dead and rose again the third day. His resurrection proves He has power to give you eternal life.
God’s True Grace
5.) None of your “good works” will ever earn you salvation. You need the righteousness of Christ credited to your negative account of works. By placing your faith in Jesus’ person and work; you are saved by God’s grace and not by your own work. This includes repentance (turning from sin) and a continued growth in holiness (these are not salvific works). Praise God!
Reach out for Counsel
To talk to Matthew, call 605-890-2604; or text him! Please, no pranks or immoral messages as Matthew may notify the authorities…