The most important decision a person can ever make is to be Saved. To take Jesus as your Lord and Saviour!
This decision will go on for eternity and there will be no end.
Romans 10: 9 & 10 - That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, (Jesus as YOUR Lord) and will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto Salvation.
After asking Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour then comes water Baptism, submersion. Then getting Spirit filled. When you have done those 3 steps, that makes you a spiritual baby in the Lord and just starting out. After that it is a daily process of learning the Word and also learning how to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit for each day of your life. The Bible is God's Word and you need to know what He has to say about things.
I plan to keep the above because it is so important. I may change it around from time to time, but nothing really matters as much as where you will spend eternity. So, for now, I will be adding new things below the fishes line.
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I would like to start sharing about what some people call dominion, or maybe the soverienty of God. As I understand it (and I don't know that I do) it is the belief that whatever happens to you or others is God's will. That God is in control of everything and no matter what happens to you or those you love, that God let it happen to bring about some great purpose that only He understands, and that when we all get to heaven it will make some sense. NO NO NO, a thousand times NO.
If God is in control and His will is always being done, then I have a scripture that proves that statement is false. I Tim. 2: 3 - For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; V.4. Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. If you know anything about the Bible or church or people, then you know that not everyone is saved, even though God states plainly that it is His will for everyone to be saved.
That scripture proves that God is not in control, that His will is not always being done, and that all those terrible things that happen is not His will, and they are not given to teach you anything at all, and they do not come from God.
It is the devil that steals, kills, and destroys. It can also be just plain circumstances that just happen because we live in an imperfect world. Things happen because of people who make wrong choices or who do bad things because of the sin nature. Put the blame where it really belongs, but not on God. God loves you, He died to save you, He gave you His Bible to teach you His ways and He gave you His Holy Spirit to help guide you.
John 10: 10 - The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I have seen this teaching turn so many people away from God and His great Love for them. God does not use the devil to teach you things, and He didn't just let it happen because He didn't care.
The Scriptures and the Holy Spirit are the teachers of the church.
II Tim. 3: 16 - All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: V. 17 - That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
John 14: 26 - But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.