Let us go back to the Bible. As God tells us in I Peter
4:11, "If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God."
In other words, we are to speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where
the Bible is silent. We must call Bible things by Bible names and do Bible
things in Bible ways. We will not be wrong in doing this. To do this we must
get rid of all the manuals, creeds, disciplines, and confessions that men
have written and follow only what we can read in the Bible, because the
Bible is our only guidebook to Heaven.
We must dust our Bibles off and start studying them for
ourselves. We must stop taking someone elseís word for what it says and
find out for ourselves what God is trying to tell us, if we will only
listen to God. This is very important, for God says in Hosea 4:6,
people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge: because you have
rejected knowledge, I also will reject you." It is a very
serious matter to be rejected of God because we did not care enough about
what God is saying to us in His Word to read and study it for ourselves.
When we don't know God's will, false doctrines will arise. Instead, we have taken someone else's word over God's Word.
This is the
reason we have so many different kinds of churches today. It is not good
enough to be religious, but we must be right religiously. Everything
we do must be according to God's word in the Bible. We will not make
it to Heaven by following guidebooks which men have written. Please don't
think less of me for trying to point you to what the scriptures say
concerning our salvation. As the apostle Paul says in Galatians
4:16, "Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the
truth?" I am only wishing the best for you.
In closing, we ask the question again. Are You
Really Sure Of Your Eternal Salvation? If you have seen from the
scriptures that have been pointed out in this course or from your further
study of the Bible that you have not done all the will of God and only the
will of God, so that you
can be saved and go to heaven, then please make those changes now so that your
salvation can be assured. We are told in Amos 4:12, "Prepare to meet
your God." On the Day of Judgment we will be either prepared or
unprepared. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. What
are your plans for eternity? Are you going to be spending eternity
in Heaven or in Hell? Are you really concerned about the salvation
of your soul? The choice is yours. Remember that only a few will go to Heaven but
the majority will go to Hell. This great responsibility rests upon
each of us.
If you are not prepared to go to Heaven, then make
things "right" now. Donít put it off. Satan wants you to put it off.
Satan works on all of us all of the time. He does not want us to change
for the better. He wants our company in Hell. He will do anything and
everything to get us there. Do not allow anyone to explain away what you
can read in the Bible that God wants you to do. We must take God
seriously, because God is serious in what he is telling us in his word.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV) sums up everything quite well when it says:
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep
His commandments for this is the whole duty of man."
I have tried to be open and honest with you. If you
have any questions concerning the things discussed in this course or any
other Bible questions please let me know by E-mail using the address below. I would also like your input as to what you think of this course.
If you were to die today, do you know for sure, without
a doubt, that you would go to Heaven? We do not know the day nor the hour
of our death. It can come unexpectedly and without warning. It
can come before we are ready. Are you ready for that day to
come. Remember most people will not go to Heaven, Matthew 7:13-14. Do you believe in God and Christ? I am sure you
do. Are you willing to repent of your sins and confess that you believe
that Jesus Christ is the Son of God? Will you be baptized (immersed) for the
remission of your sins so you can be saved? Then the Lord will add you to
His church, the church of Christ, where we can worship Him faithfully
until death when we will receive the crown of life in Heaven.
If you would like to locate true Christians who follow
only what God says in the Bible and who will help you in your being
baptized for the forgiveness of your sins so you can be saved, then locate
a congregation of the church of Christ in your community. Or you can
E-mail me and I will help you locate a congregation of the church of
Christ near you.
Please answer the following questions as they applied
to you at the time you were saved and not as you now understand what you
need to do to be saved.
1) Have you
ever been saved?
you go forward in church at the time you were saved?
3) Did you
accept Christ as your personal saviour in order to be saved?
you saved and your sins forgiven at the time you accepted Christ as your
you been baptized?
6) At what
age were you baptized?
7) How were you baptized?
8) How long after you
accepted Christ as your personal saviour were you baptized?
9) Were you
saved and your sins forgiven before or after you were baptized?
10) Did your baptism put you into Christ
where all spiritual blessings are such as: salvation, forgiveness of sins,
and eternal life?
11) Do you wear only the name Christian?
12) Are you really sure of your eternal
13) If you were to die today do you know
for sure without a doubt that you would go to Heaven?
I want to plead with you to renounce any and all
denominational affiliations and humbly submit to Christ as your Lord, by
repenting of every sin and being baptized for the forgiveness of your sins
so that you can be saved and go to Heaven. Then you will need to worship
God "in spirit and in truth" regularly in His church, the church of Christ.
If I can help you to become a Christian
or to locate the church of Christ in your area or study with you further
over the internet, please E-mail Ron Boatwright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding the Lord's
Church, see The