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Old 04-05-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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So what is all this business with "need to get saved." And why are people pushing me? Why won’t they leave me alone?
Here are the answers for you about why people are have been approaching you about salvation.

1.) Why are Christians trying to get me to convert? Why are they saying I need to get saved and born again?
Because it is true. We need to get saved by Jesus and then we will receive his spirit in us. It is by his Holy Spirit that we will go to heaven. If a body is without holy spirit at the time of death him or her will go to hell.
"Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" John 3:3

2.) So what is born again? I don’t understand. Wasn’t I born when my mom gave birth to me?
It is not a physical birth. It is a Spiritual birth. The Holy Spirit comes into you and saves you. You are cleansed from your sins and then become Gods child. All your past sins written in your book in heaven will be erased and you can start your life again with a clean slate!

3.) So after I get "born again" what do I do?
You then will follow Jesus the rest of your life. He bought you at a high price..He suffered for you greatly on the cross so that you would be saved form hell. You will need to turn from your sins and read the Holy Bible...a good place to start is the New Testament book of John.

4.) What if I continue sinning? Will the holy spirit leave me?
According to scripture the Holy Spirit will only leave you if you blaspheme him or willingly turn back to you sins. When you give your life to Christ and he saves you, God is trusting you that you will indeed listen to what he says. NONE of us are perfect and we all fall at times but if you are not trying to live a Christ like life your "new book" will be filled back up with sin and you will be held accountable on judgement day.

5.) Well, I am a good person...Can’t God see that? What about people who are in other religions?
"Nor is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12 It doesn’t matter how good of a person you are. God needs you to receive Jesus in your life. He paid the price for you and there is no other way to heaven. Everyone has free will. If Christian missionaries preach to a person in a different religion, it is that persons free will to chose Jesus or not. God never forces himself on anyone. But we do need Jesus to have eternal life. There is NO other way.

6.) So why did God make hell? Why would he create people just to send them there if they reject his son?
God does not send anyone there. They send themselves because they have never accepted God’s sacrifice on the cross to cleanse their sins. God doesn’t want anyone of us to perish. He wants us all to live in his eternal kingdom. He paid a huge price for us to be saved.
Hell was created so God could have a punishment for Satan. He then created man and man fell. So God made a plan for us to come back to him and that is through his son Jesus Christ.

7.) O:K, so I handed over my life to Christ and have started reading the bible. I want to chose a church but there are so many denominations. Which one do I chose? Which is the correct religion?
Well, first I want to clarify that Christianity is not a religion. It is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Yes there are many different denominations. First you want to avoid all churches that go against the word of God. There are many churches that have statues and bow down in front of them and pray to Saints and Mary (bible says to ONLY pray to God and that he is a jealous God!) and so many things that are manmade traditions and against what the bible says to do. Some Christian churches except homosexuality and preach there is no hell...But the word of God says that homosexuals will not enter the kingdom of heaven (of course if they repent of this when on earth and ask Jesus to change them they will get saved) and yes there is a hell. It is mentioned more in the bible than heaven! God is serious.
You need to find a church that follows scripture...The largest group of Christians is Baptist and Pentecostal. These churches stay close to the word of God. But you still need to make sure that they haven’t made up their own beliefs. The ONLY truth is the word of God and noone can change his word.

8.) O:K, so the importance of following scriptures seems so important, but didn’t man write that book?
No, the bible was written by the holy spirit. Men were just used an instrument for God to get his book wrote..The best book ever written, the Holy Bible. There were 300 prophesies in the Old Testament that Jesus fulfilled in the new. The New Testament has text in red in many bibles to show when Jesus is speaking. The Book Of Revelation tells future events that haven’t happened yet.

9.) Well I don’t know if I am ready to dedicate my life to Jesus. Can’t I give him my life later when I am done with my partying years?
First of all, we don’t know when Jesus will come back. If he came tonight, he would pick up his children with Holy Spirit. Everyone else will be left behind to suffer for all eternity. You have no idea when you are going to die. Suppose you get in a car accident and don’t have the holy spirit. There will be no other way for you to get to heaven. You would go to hell where you would spend eternity.

10.) My life is short, I want to have a life that is not restricted.
Remember, Christians follow the word of God and try to live a sinless life. They still have fun...just under the guidance of Jesus. What is more important to you...80 little years on earth or your whole eternal destination?
Eternal life in heaven or eternal damnation in hell?

11.) But I got baptized already as a baby.
We can never be baptized as a baby. It has to be when you decide you want to follow Christ for the rest of your life and turn your life over to God. This is being born again that can only be the decision of a person old enough to make that decision.

12.) O:K, Christ died for me to save me and I want to invite him into my life so he can seal me with his spirit and I will go to heaven. What should I do to receive his spirit?
You need to say the salvation prayer out loud to Jesus from your heart. You will then be saved. After this you should get baptized in a Bible believing church.

13.) Can you give me the prayer to say?
I believe in God and is his son Jesus Christ. Jesus I believe you are Lord and you died on the cross to cleanse me of my sins, and I believe you rose again on the third day. In this moment I am asking you to forgive me of every sin that I have ever committed in my life. I am sorry. Jesus, I have made the decision to hand over my life to you. I give you all my life and will follow you the rest of my life. I invite you into my heart. Please come into my heart and put your holy spirit in me. Please wash away the sins of my past with your precious blood and make me new. I give you all my mind, heart and soul. Please make me new through your holy spirit. Please help me discover what your will is for my life. Please take my life and guide me for the rest of my life by your holy spirit. I surrender to you Lord Jesus. Thank you for my salvation. Thank you because I have just been saved and am now your child. Amen.
And here is a website you can get a FREE New Testament. http;//www.freenewtestament.com/

Last edited by corking28; 04-05-2008 at 10:49 PM.. Reason: add prayer

 
Old 04-05-2008, 10:44 PM
 
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Your teachings are essentially a North American expression of Christianity that some include Mormonism. European Protestantism is much different & probably more like the Roman Catholic church.

I think Methodists/Presbyterian/Disciples of Christ/ believe/teach that the word of God is the holy Bible/ that there are sacraments/ceremonies/ profess the 3 catholic creeds [apostles/nicene/athanasian] have trained clergy/hierarchy.

I can appreciate the zeal of faith but also recognize differences beyond our belief in Jesus. Emphasis on damnation/homosexuality/creationism/republicanism appear quaint to many American Christians.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 10:49 PM
 
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Sorry to be picky but the glaring thread title is really irritating me. Catholics are Christians, Catholicism is not a religion in its own right.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 10:58 PM
 
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Mormonism is sraight out of the pits of hell. The bible warns us of this.
GALATIONS 1:7-9
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! 9As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!


This ONE passage puts Mormons to shame.Here Jesus is WARNING that there is NO other gospel! Read the King James Bible and burn your Mormon Bible in fire!...Because that is where it is from...Right from the pits of hell!

Catholics follow manmade traditions. When I got saved and born again Jesus showed me how the 25 years of being a Catholic I wasn't saved and would have been sent to hell if I died. I cried to Jesus and asked why and he said "They follow not my word, but doctrine of man!" The Catholic church is a hoax. They teach Mary was a virgin until death. Yet the bible says she had intercourse with Joseph after Jesus was born and had other children!!!!!!!! The bible also says NEVER have statues and bow in front of them yet Catholics do this! I can go on and on. Here are some bible passages to show you. By the way it is IMPOSSIBLE to be holy spirit filled and continue going to a Catholic church. The holy spirit shows everything they do against his word.
#1) Mary did NOT remain a virgin after Jesus Christ.
Matthew 1:24-25
"When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union (sex) with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus."
Matthew 13:55
Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get these things? And they took offense at him.



#2.) We must go through Christ to get to Father God...There is NO other way. There are no other Gods, people or saints that can be prayed through to get to the Father.
John ch 14 verse 6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.í
About praying to Mary:
Luke ch 11 verse 27
As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." He replied, "Blessed RATHER are those who hear the words of God an obey it."
1 Timothy ch 2 verse 5
" For there is one God and ONE mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus..."



#3.) Jesus said to NOT have statues and NOT to bow in front of them.
Isaiah ch 44 verse 9, 10, 15, 17, 18, 20
"All who make idols are nothing. Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit him nothing? He also fashions a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it. From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it an worships. He prays to it and says, "Save me; you are my god." "They know nothing, they understand nothing, their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds closed so they cannot understand. Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"
Leviticus ch 19 verse 4, ch 26 verse 1
"Do not turn to idols or make gods out of cast metal for yourselves. I am the Lord your God.""Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow before it."
Numbers ch 33 verse 52
Cast out all their carved images and their cast idols."
Deut: ch 29 verse 17
"You saw among them their detestable images and idols of wood and stone, of silver and gold."
AND IT"S ONE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Exodus ch 20 verse 4
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them."
Revelation ch 9 verse 20
"The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood- idols that cannot see or hear or walk.í
2 John ch 5 verse 21
" Dear children, keep yourselves from idols."
#4) Jesus said to not pray the same prayer over and over...(the rosary and praying the same prayer over and over after confession with a Priest.)
Matthew 6 :7
When you pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathens do, for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking."



#5) Mormons believe an angel of God appeared to Jospeh Smith and preached another Gospel and God knew this was going to happen because it is written in the bible:
Galations ch 1 verse
NO other gospel "Even if an angel of heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached you, let him be eternally condemned!."
Matthew ch 24 verse 33 and Mark ch 13 verse 31
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." by Jesus
Revelation ch 22 verse 18
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophesy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city which are described in this book." Jesus Christ.



#6) Salvation is ONLY found only in Jesus. Other religions are NOT saved!
Acts ch 4 vers 12
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."



#7) Holy spirit filled people can have the gift of tongues and prophesy and healing. Do people in your church have the gifts of the spirit?
1 Cor ch 14 verse 23
["Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers, prophesy however, is for believers, not for unbelievers
1Cor ch 12 verse 28
"And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different tongues."
1 Cor ch 12 verse 1
"Now about your spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols...Now to each one the manifestation of the spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same spirit, to another faith by the same spirit, to another gifs of healing by that one spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophesy, to another speaking in different types of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues."
1 Co ch 14 ch 18
"I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you."
Acts ch 2 verse 11
"All of them were filled with the holy spirit and began to speak in other tongues."



8.) You need to be saved!
John 3:3
Jesus answered and saidunto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God
Ephesians ch 1:13
Which you are hearing right now!) the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised holy spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are Godís possession-to the praise of his glory."



#9) Many people will not go to heaven..For example, .if you have sex our of marriage (fornication) you will not enter...unless you repent of this and get saved and change. If you want to go you need to repent to Jesus and change! And get holy spirit filled!
Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexuals nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.



10) Here is the prayer to say out loud to Jesus. (You may need to then find a church that follows the bible. There are many churches that donít.)
I believe in God and is his son Jesus Christ. Jesus I believe you are Lord and you died on the cross to cleanse me of my sins, and I believe you rose again on the third day. In this moment I am asking you to forgive me of every sin that I have ever committed in my life. I am sorry. Jesus, I have made the decision to hand over my life to you. I give you all my life and will follow you the rest of my life. I invite you into my heart. Please come into my heart and put your holy spirit in me. Please wash away the sins of my past with your precious blood and make me new. I give you all my mind, heart and soul. Please make me new through your holy spirit. Please help me discover what your will is for my life. Please take my life and guide me for the rest of my life by your holy spirit. I surrender to you Lord Jesus. Thank you for my salvation. Thank you because I have just been saved and am now your child. Amen




How do you know a church is correct? Answer- They follow the bible.



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Originally Posted by happ View Post
Your teachings are essentially a North American expression of Christianity that some include Mormonism. European Protestantism is much different & probably more like the Roman Catholic church.

I think Methodists/Presbyterian/Disciples of Christ/ believe/teach that the word of God is the holy Bible/ that there are sacraments/ceremonies/ profess the 3 catholic creeds [apostles/nicene/athanasian] have trained clergy/hierarchy.

I can appreciate the zeal of faith but also recognize differences beyond our belief in Jesus. Emphasis on damnation/homosexuality/creationism/republicanism appear quaint to many American Christians.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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Catholics are not Christians. Catholics follow doctine of man, the Catechism. Christians follow the holy word of God, especially the New Testement!

Catholics don't follow the bible. Here are bible passages to proove it.

#1) Mary did NOT remain a virgin after Jesus Christ...Yet the Catholic church says she died a Virgin.
Matthew 1:24-25
"When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union (sex) with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus."
Matthew 13:55
Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get these things? And they took offense at him.



#2.) We must go through Christ to get to Father God...There is NO other way. There are no other Gods, people or saints or Mary that can be prayed through to get to the Father.
John ch 14 verse 6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.í
About praying to Mary:
Luke ch 11 verse 27
As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." He replied, "Blessed RATHER are those who hear the words of God an obey it."
1 Timothy ch 2 verse 5
" For there is one God and ONE mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus..."



#3.) Jesus said to NOT have statues and NOT to bow in front of them yet Catholics do this on a daily basis.
Isaiah ch 44 verse 9, 10, 15, 17, 18, 20
"All who make idols are nothing. Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit him nothing? He also fashions a god and worships it; he makes an idol and bows down to it. From the rest he makes a god, his idol; he bows down to it an worships. He prays to it and says, "Save me; you are my god." "They know nothing, they understand nothing, their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see, and their minds closed so they cannot understand. Shall I bow down to a block of wood?"
Leviticus ch 19 verse 4, ch 26 verse 1
"Do not turn to idols or make gods out of cast metal for yourselves. I am the Lord your God.""Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow before it."
Numbers ch 33 verse 52
Cast out all their carved images and their cast idols."
Deut: ch 29 verse 17
"You saw among them their detestable images and idols of wood and stone, of silver and gold."
AND IT"S ONE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Exodus ch 20 verse 4
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them."
Revelation ch 9 verse 20
"The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood- idols that cannot see or hear or walk.í
2 John ch 5 verse 21
" Dear children, keep yourselves from idols."
#4) Jesus said to not pray the same prayer over and over...(the rosary and praying the same prayer over and over after confession with a Priest.)
Matthew 6 :7
When you pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathens do, for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking."



#5) Mormons believe an angel of God appeared to Jospeh Smith and preached another Gospel and God knew this was going to happen because it is written in the bible:
Galations ch 1 verse
NO other gospel "Even if an angel of heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached you, let him be eternally condemned!."
Matthew ch 24 verse 33 and Mark ch 13 verse 31
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." by Jesus
Revelation ch 22 verse 18
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophesy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city which are described in this book." Jesus Christ.



#6) Salvation is ONLY found only in Jesus. Other religions are NOT saved!
Acts ch 4 vers 12
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."



#7) Holy spirit filled people can have the gift of tongues and prophesy and healing. Do people in your church have the gifts of the spirit? How often do people speak in tongues at a Catholic church?...Exactly.
1 Cor ch 14 verse 23
["Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers, but for unbelievers, prophesy however, is for believers, not for unbelievers
1Cor ch 12 verse 28
"And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different tongues."
1 Cor ch 12 verse 1
"Now about your spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols...Now to each one the manifestation of the spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same spirit, to another faith by the same spirit, to another gifs of healing by that one spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophesy, to another speaking in different types of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues."
1 Co ch 14 ch 18
"I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you."
Acts ch 2 verse 11
"All of them were filled with the holy spirit and began to speak in other tongues."



8.) You need to be saved! The Catholic chruch doesn't preach the need to repent to Jesus...They tell you to tell a Priest, a man,the bible says to call to Jesus, repent and invite him in your heart!
John 3:3
Jesus answered and saidunto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God
Ephesians ch 1:13
Which you are hearing right now!) the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised holy spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are Godís possession-to the praise of his glory."



#9) Many people will not go to heaven..For example, .if you have sex our of marriage (fornication) you will not enter...unless you repent of this and get saved and change. If you want to go you need to repent to Jesus and change! And get holy spirit filled!
Corinthians 6:9
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexuals nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.



10) Here is the prayer to say out loud to Jesus. (You may need to then find a church that follows the bible. There are many churches that donít.)
I believe in God and is his son Jesus Christ. Jesus I believe you are Lord and you died on the cross to cleanse me of my sins, and I believe you rose again on the third day. In this moment I am asking you to forgive me of every sin that I have ever committed in my life. I am sorry. Jesus, I have made the decision to hand over my life to you. I give you all my life and will follow you the rest of my life. I invite you into my heart. Please come into my heart and put your holy spirit in me. Please wash away the sins of my past with your precious blood and make me new. I give you all my mind, heart and soul. Please make me new through your holy spirit. Please help me discover what your will is for my life. Please take my life and guide me for the rest of my life by your holy spirit. I surrender to you Lord Jesus. Thank you for my salvation. Thank you because I have just been saved and am now your child. Amen



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Sorry to be picky but the glaring thread title is really irritating me. Catholics are Christians, Catholicism is not a religion in its own right.
 
Old 04-05-2008, 11:25 PM
 
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Corking28 very colorful....how long have you been a christian?
 
Old 04-05-2008, 11:33 PM
 
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Sorry to be picky but the glaring thread title is really irritating me. Catholics are Christians, Catholicism is not a religion in its own right.
Thank you! Bingo! And I just went to confession today where the priest had some very uplifting words about the Lord's compassion and support. I almost didn't go, but I got into my car and schlepped over to the parish. We briefly touched upon other religions during our discussion, and the priest had very kind words about members of other religions, saying we should not just them on stereotypes but upon the good actions and positive moral and ethical attitudes of a religion's most exemplary members. Wow.

What really bites my a$$ is how some people get on these tirades, complete with quotes, a la Aunt Esther from "Sanford and Son," about damnation and fire & brimstone and all this negativity.

Christianity (and Catholicism is included) is supposed to be joyous as it speaks to our salvation. I have a good friend who attends an Assembly of God Church and she thinks Catholics are Christians and that judgment/salvation hinges upon believing in and following the ways of Christ to the best of your ability. She also said that God never wanted Christians to be "splintered" the way they are, with all their petty infighting. We also agree that a Christian is one who believes in and follows the lessons made available to us in the Old Testament and the New Testament. My friend was once a co-worker and, despite our Catholic and AOG "membership cards," our friendship is rock-solid.

So, please, corking28, you know where you can put your cork, because in the end, when you and I are in line at the Pearly Gates, he won't be giving you brownie points for all the numerical passages you've just recited. Instead, God will be looking into your heart, knowing all you've done and thought, so please don't forget that!
 
Old 04-05-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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I'm glad you like the colors :-)
I got saved 9/13/05

Here is a short version of my testimony.

While going to Berklee College of Music in Boston Ma I was going to church on Sundays but didn't feel close to God. I had a friend who told me she had a personal relationship with Jesus and that she was very close to him. I wanted what she had so I decided to give my life to God 09/13/2005 by saying the attached salvation prayer to Jesus giving him my life and repenting of my past sins and amazing things have happened.
happened. The holy spirit entered me and saved me. I then stopped going to my church that didn't follow the bible. (They had their own traditions...traditions of man.) I went to my friends Baptist/Pentecostal church and was praying in my mind for joy while the Pastor was talking about something totally different. The Pastor then suddenly said "Is there a Cory here? God just spoke to me that you are praying for joy!" I went to the front and he prayed over me. I never felt so much joy in my life. "You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound" Ps 4:7 ONLY God could hear thoughts. "The Lord knows the thoughts of man" Ps 94:11. " Jesus knew their thoughts" Mt 12:25 "Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said" Mt 9:4...Then a week later I had a strange dream and I cried to God to send someone to me to let me know that the dream was or wasn’t from him. I went back to church and the Pastor prayed over me and said "God told me he loves you and the dream wasn’t from him." God heard my prayer! Only God heard it! A few days later I tried to bring one of my teachers at college to Christ and she rejected him.. I ran home in tears and cried out to Jesus telling him that my teacher doesn’t know him but I do and love him. He then showed himself to me! Right there in my bedroom I had a vision of Jesus Christ himself!! I have never ever ever seen a face so beautiful in all my life. He glowed and was all in white and had such love in his eyes!! "Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions" Acts 2:17. Another thing that happened is I had a heart condition and a group of holy spirit filled people prayed over me and touched my heart and I felt electricity go into my heart and I was 100% healed of my heart condition! Jesus healed me!
All this happened to me so I know God is real and that the New Testament is real and Christ is the ONLY way to heaven. This is real! How else would the things that happened to me happen??!!!!! and God has put in my heart to tell people he is coming soon. He loves everyone and wants everyone to be with him. If you are without holy spirit and have not given your life to Christ you will be left behind for all eternity. What if he comes tonight? Will you be without holy spirit? When he comes again (the rapture) the whole world will see him coming down from heaven. The born again holy spirit filled believers (the redeemed)will go up with him to live with him forever and everyone else will be left behind to Satan. Please, all you have to do is say this prayer out loud to Jesus with your heart and you will get the holy spirit, your past sins will be erased in your book in heaven, and your name will be written in God’s book of life. You are then promised eternity in heaven rather than eternity in hell. Do you know how long eternity is? It’s FOREVER! Don’t worry, here is the prayer to say out loud to God:
I believe in God and is his son Jesus Christ. Jesus I believe you are Lord and you died on the cross to cleanse me of my sins, and I believe you rose again on the third day. In this moment I am asking you to forgive me of every sin that I have ever committed in my life. I am sorry. Jesus, I have made the decision to hand over my life to you. I give you all my life and will follow you the rest of my life. I invite you into my heart. Please come into my heart and put your holy spirit in me. Please wash away the sins of my past with your precious blood and make me new. I give you all my mind, heart and soul. Please make me new through your holy spirit. Please help me discover what your will is for my life. Please take my life and guide me for the rest of my life by your holy spirit. I surrender to you Lord Jesus. Thank you for my salvation. Thank you because I have just been saved and am now your child. Amen ? Turn page over ????
Now that you have been saved from fire and will go to an eternal PARADISE, you will need to find a BIBLE BELIEVING BIBLE FOLLOWING CHRISTIAN church!!! Now that you have the holy spirit, read the New Testament. Your eyes will be open so you will understand. I am so happy I’ll see you in heaven! The devil just LOST YOU!!!! :-) You now belong to the kingdom of heaven and are God’s child! Go to this website and see what you just saved yourself from.? Mary K Baxter A Divine Revelation of Hell Heaven To see where you are going if you hand over your life to Christ visit this link!! ? A Divine Revelation of Heaven by Mary K Baxter
You can get a FREE bible mailed to you!!!...Visit one of these links!FREE New Testament
Free New Testament Home Page (http://www.freenewtestament.com/ - broken link) or Road to Salvation - Free New Testament Bible Request or Requesting A Free Bible or Free New Testament Bible - GracePoint Church or Request Your Free New Testament Bible - Get Your Free Bible or Email- KenMoss@JesusIsTheChrist.org to request bible.
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? Here are some bible passages for you to start you off!! ?
Ephesians 1:13....."And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised holy spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of his glory."
John 3:16-----For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:1,5.."Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."
Romans 10: 9,10....."If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and our justified, and it is your mouth that you confess and are saved."
Luke 11:27......."As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you." He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the words of God and obey it."
1 Timothy 2:5.."For there is one God and ONE mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus"
Acts 4:12....."Salvation is found in no one else, for there is NO other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
Matthew 24:35 & Mark 13:31.."Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." Jesus Christ
Jesus loves you so much that if you were the only person in the whole world, he would have died just for you. ? Please pass this on to your friends and family Love, Corinne
Only by getting born again and inviting Jesus into your heart and giving him all your life can you be saved and promised heaven and this has to be a personal decision you make at the age to make this decision. It says it right in the bible in John. PLEASE get a bible and start reading it. You need to start by reading the New Testament. A good place to start is the book of John.

Email me at corking@live.com
 
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They are not "my teachings". Everything I wrote is taken right out of the holy word of God!
 
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Your teachings are essentially a North American expression of Christianity that some include Mormonism. European Protestantism is much different & probably more like the Roman Catholic church.

I think Methodists/Presbyterian/Disciples of Christ/ believe/teach that the word of God is the holy Bible/ that there are sacraments/ceremonies/ profess the 3 catholic creeds [apostles/nicene/athanasian] have trained clergy/hierarchy.

I can appreciate the zeal of faith but also recognize differences beyond our belief in Jesus. Emphasis on damnation/homosexuality/creationism/republicanism appear quaint to many American Christians.
They are not "my teachings." They are taken right out of the holy word of God!
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