Do you know for sure if you died today that you would go to heaven?
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If the answer is no, click here for a Bible message on how to know for sure you are going to Heaven.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Charles Durning - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Charles Durning ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Charles Durning's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Charles Durning 89 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Jack Klugman - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Jack Klugman ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Jack Klugman's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Jack Klugman 90 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Fundamental Baptist in Bozeman Montana

Calvary Baptist Church will be opening soon in Bozeman Montana.
Construction is currently underway and plans are in place for Get Acquainted meetings to begin on April 29, 2013, with a Grand Opening service scheduled for the following Sunday morning at 10:30am.
If you are searching for a Bible Believing, Bible Preaching, Independent Fundamental Baptist Church in the Bozeman, Montana area, please contact Pastor Phillip Brown by phone at 406-624-9193, or email pastorcbcbozeman@gmail.com, or visit the website at http://www.calvarybaptistbozeman.com.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Larry Hagman - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Larry Hagman ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Larry Hagman's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Larry Hagman 81 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Redemption is in Jesus Christ, not Santa Claus

(Originally posted Sunday, November 30, 2008)


Redemption is in Jesus Christ, Not Santa Claus

Unfortunately, even Christians in America often teach their children more about the mythical and magical Santa Claus than they do about the true and living Jesus Christ who really loves them and can really answer their prayers, and who is able to save to the uttermost them that come unto God by Him.

It breaks my heart to see how the mythical Santa has stolen so much glory and worship from our Saviour, and how he has managed to steal the hearts and imaginations of the children in America.

It breaks my heart to know that the manger scene has been outlawed in many places because it "infringes" on the rights of others, but the mythical Santa is welcome everywhere.

It breaks my heart to consider that teaching children the lie of Santa Claus can often inhibit their ability to trust in the True and Living One. How much damage is done to the faith of a child when that child realizes his faith has been misplaced and his parents have deceived him?

If a survey were to be done, I would imagine that many more children in America would be able to answer a series of questions about the myth of Santa than could answer a similar series of questions about Jesus Christ. Kids in America memorize rhymes and songs and lists having to do with the mythical Santa at an early age.

Children are taught the song,

He knows when you are sleeping
He knows when you're awake

He knows when you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake


Are they also taught the Scripture? Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Who is Santa trying to imitate? Whose invention is he? I remember the Scripture where one who was lifted up with pride declared, "I will be like the most High".

Children learn of Santa, who sees everything, goes everywhere, was not born and never dies, hears their requests, knows their behaviour, rewards good, punishes evil, lives in the north, and has an endless supply of whatever they need. That sounds like characteristics possessed by only one who is real - the Most High.

Santa has effectively replaced our God and Saviour in America and has done so with all subtlety, where even Bible-believing Christians think articles like this one are ridiculous.

Consider that the early years of life are a time when a young mind can be led to Christ in simple, child-like faith, but instead we make the mistake of deceiving them and leading them to Santa. What a tragedy.

For as long as I have breath, I will sing praises to the One who loved me and gave Himself for me. Santa will not get an ounce of the Lord's glory from me.

Christmas is about Christ and no one else. He is the one who came that we might have life.

Let us remember that glorious night:

Luke 2:8-14

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Let's sing praises to the One who alone is Worthy

Oh come all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
Oh come ye, oh come
ye to Bethlehem

Come and behold Him
Born the king of angels
Oh come let us adore Him
Oh come let us adore Him

Oh come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

Sing choir of angels
Sing in exultation
Oh sing all ye bright hosts
Of heaven above

Glory to God all glory
in the highest

Oh come let us adore Him
Oh come let us adore Him
Oh come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

Ye Lord we greet Thee
Born this happy morning
To Jesus to Thee
be all glory giv'n

Word of the Father
Now the flesh appearing
Oh come let us adore Him

Oh come let us adore Him
Oh come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord
Let us give ALL the glory to the One in Whom we have redemption.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Do Catholics Worship Mary? - Sadly, yes they do.

Catholics are quick to say they do not worship Mary, but it is obvious they actually do.

Millions of Catholics all over the world pray to Mary expecting her to hear, understand, and somehow help. If Catholics expect Mary to be able to simultaneously hear millions of prayers in all the languages of the world, understand them all, and also have the ability to somehow help in answering them, then obviously they believe that she possesses godlike powers.

If Mary was to be a central figure of worship, why is she not even mentioned in the all the writings of the apostles Paul and Peter?

If Mary was to be a central figure of worship, why did Jesus say otherwise when a woman attempted to exalt Mary in His presence as recorded in Luke 11:27-28:
27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the
company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb
that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word
of God, and keep it.

If Mary was to be a central figure of worship, why is this never instructed in the Bible? Nowhere in the Bible is it ever said that we should pray to Mary. The Bible says instead, For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, in 1 Timothy 2:5.


The Catholic religion instituted the worship of Mary. The Catholic religion also once outlawed the Bible. If you read the Bible, you know that worship of Mary is completely against God and His Word.

Jesus Christ willingly laid down His life on the cross to pay for the sins of the world. He is not willing that any should perish. His desire is that all would put their trust in Him for salvation and receive the free gift of eternal life. To think that He needs help or encouragement to answer prayers is an insult to His mercy, love and grace. To pray to any other than Him is idolatry and robs Him of His glory.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Gary Collins - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Gary Collins ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Gary Collins' sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Gary Collins 74 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Neil Armstrong ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous doesn't save anyone from Hell. Being the first man to set foot on the moon doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame or professional achievement.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Neil Armstrong's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Neil Armstrong 82 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Phyllis Diller - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Phyllis Diller ever place her faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only she and God know that. The only thing that matters to her now is her relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Phyllis Diller's sins. God offered her the free gift of eternal life, if only she would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Phyllis Diller 95 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did she ever receive Jesus as her personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for her.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Call me selfish if you want to

So as I was standing on the street for afternoon rush hour with my brand new sign which says,
IT IS A FEARFUL THING TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD,
the sky began to darken, the most glorious storm clouds began to churn, the wind started blowing, the lightening flashed, and the thunder rolled. A light sprinkle began to fall as rush hour came to an end. I got in my car, made it home, and as I walked in my front door the rain began to pour.

Call me selfish, but I like to think God did all that just for me. What a glorious time we had together on the corner today! Thank you God!

Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Love of God


The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

Refrain:
 Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When hoary time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Basic Premise of Evolution

Evolution's Basic Premise

Please Note: (If this seems ridiculous, just replace "minutes" with "million years". Then it will all make perfect sense.)


One day long ago nothing exploded and became all the universes.

30 minutes later

Earth cooled down and rain began to fall from somewhere

30 minutes later

Random substances spontaneously came to life and began to group together and reproduce

30 minutes later

Some cell groups became fish, others became sea snakes, crabs, etc. (Some somehow became female and others male (simultaneously), so reproduction continued.)

30 minutes later

Some of the male and female fish grew legs and arms (simultaneously) and walked out of the water onto dry land, figured out how to breathe the air, and live off the land.

30 minutes later

Some of them grew hair and started climbing trees, others grew feathers and wings and began to fly.

30 minutes later

Some of them in the trees decided to live on the ground, lost a lot of the hair, started walking upright, became self-aware, made clothing, learned to talk to one another, to think, to plan, to wonder, to imagine, to build.

30 minutes later

Here we all are.

Special Music in Church Last Sunday Night - "I'll Fly Away"

Brother Scott Holcomb on the guitar and Brother Kevin Brown on the saxophone certainly glorified the Lord this past Sunday with this rendition of I'll Fly Away.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sage Stallone, eldest son of Sylvester Stallone, found dead at 36

Another tragedy is in the headlines today:  Sage Stallone, eldest son of Sylvester Stallone, found dead at 36

Another young life wasted and cut short - the suspected cause being a drug overdose.  How very sad!

This is yet more proof (as if we needed any more) that wealth and fame cannot buy happiness and will never provide contentment.  This young man had a very famous father with whom he had starred in movies.  This young man had all that the world has to offer readily available to him - yet it was not enough.  It could never be enough.
We see this over and over again among the rich and famous. They have money, glory, and fame, so why do they still reach for the alcohol and drugs, and why do they seek to have multiple relationships? Because no matter what they get from the world, it cannot fill the God-shaped void in their hearts.  Only God can fill that void.  Only God can provide the happiness and contentment people need.  Knowing God loves you so much that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the the cross for your sin can help you see that you have value in God's eyes.  We are all disposable in the world's eye - here today, gone tomorrow.  But in God's eye, we are all worth dying for.  Only in looking at the cross of Christ, where He sacrificed Himself for us, can we truly see the value that God places on us.

If Sage Stallone had known this great truth, if he had had a personal relationship with the One who died for him and rose again, perhaps he would not have needed the drugs to feel important or forget his sadness.  Perhaps he would have been content knowing Christ as His personal Saviour.  Perhaps he would still be with us.  Perhaps his father would not be suffering the immense grief he feels today.  If only Sage had truly known Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour - if only.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak dead at 29


The headline reads, "Celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak dead at 29".

What a stark reminder that no one should put off making a decision for Christ because we have no idea how much time we have.
What a tragedy for a man this young to die so suddenly and unexpecteldy.  It is very sad to be sure.  Certainly no one expected it - no one saw this coming.

The big question I have is, Was he ready to meet God?  Only he and God know for sure.  I certainly have no idea.  I never heard his name until I saw the awful headline today.

What about you? Are you ready to meet God?  How much time do you have?  What will tomorrow's headline be?

If you are not 100% sure you are going to heaven when this life is over, you need to make sure today.  The Bible gives us God's simple plan for salvation.  There is only one way to heaven, and that is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Please take the time to read the following from God's Word.

God loves you and wants you to be saved.

John 3:16 says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

There is only one way to heaven and that is through the Saviour Jesus Christ.

John 14:6 says, Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


The Bible Way to Heaven:

1. Recognize your condition.
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: (Romans 3:10)
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)

None of us is good enough to go to Heaven on our own merit. Because we are sinners, no matter how much good we do, we always fall short.

2. Realize the penalty for sin.
For the wages of sin is death... (Romans 6:23a)
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (Rev 20:14)


There is punishment for sin. The penalty for our sin is eternal death in a place called Hell.

3. Believe Christ died for you.
Christ showed His great love for us when He died on the cross to pay our sin debt.But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Jesus, who never sinned, took our sin on himself, that we might be saved.For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Cor 5:21)


4. Trust Christ alone as your Saviour.
...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23b)

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 3:11)
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)

Everlasting life is a gift purchased by the blood of Jesus and offered freely to those who call upon Him by faith.

Let me help you word a prayer. (Realize that what saves is your faith in Jesus Christ, not saying mere words.)

Dear Jesus, I know I’m a sinner, and I cannot save myself. Please forgive my sins, come into my heart and save my soul from Hell. I’m trusting you alone to take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you for saving me, Jesus. Amen.


Please accept Christ as your Saviour today. Don’t delay. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow.

God Bless You for taking time to read this Gospel message.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ernest Borgnine - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Ernest Borgnine ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being a world-famous actor doesn't save anyone from Hell, nor does being a 33rd degree Mason in the Scottish Rite. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Ernest Borgnine's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Ernest Borgnine 95 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Andy Griffith - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Andy Griffith ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. Of course we saw Andy Griffith play likeable, kind, and decent characters on television for many years, but those are of course just TV characters and nothing more. One thing is certain, the only thing that matters to Andy Griffith now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Andy Griffith's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Andy Griffith 86 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Islam in a Nutshell - Is it really a religion of peace?

An interesting article I believe is worthy of sharing here.  It brings up some good information that I believe might open our eyes to the need to evangelize this group as aggressively as possible.
Adapted from  Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The
Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat


Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges.

When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.

Here's how it works:

As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

United States -- Muslim 0.6%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1.8%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

Denmark -- Muslim 2%
Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
Spain -- Muslim 4%
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby
securing food preparation jobs for Muslims.. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

France -- Muslim 8%
Philippines -- 5%
Sweden -- Muslim 5%
Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the
entire world.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam and
results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam,  with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections in:

Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India -- Muslim 13.4%
Israel -- Muslim 16%
Kenya -- Muslim 10%
Russia -- Muslim 15%

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53..1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax
placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%

100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 100%

Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

'Before I was nine, I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe
against the world, and all of us against the infidel. -- Leon Uris, 'The Haj'

It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which
they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into
the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and
extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the
world's population by the end of this century.

Well, boys and girls, today we are letting the fox guard the henhouse. The wolves will be herding the sheep!

Obama appoints two devout Muslims to Homeland Security posts. Doesn't this make you feel safer already?

Obama and Janet Napolitano appoint Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim, as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslim who was born in Damascus, Syria, as ADC National Executive Director as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).

NOTE: Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified as a devout Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant...?  Just wondering.

Devout Muslims being appointed to critical Homeland Security positions? Doesn't this make you feel safer already??

Also: This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish.

Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities.

Can a good Muslim be a good American? This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years.

The following is his reply:

Theologically - no . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon God of Arabia
Religiously – no… Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)
Scripturally - no… Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
Geographically – no… Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially - no… Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews..
Politically - no…Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.
Domestically - no… Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)
Intellectually - no… Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically - no… Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression.. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually - no… Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99 excellent names.
Therefore, after much study and deliberation....
Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS
in this country. - - - They obviously cannot be both 'good' Muslims and good Americans.
Call it what you wish, it's still the truth. You had better believe it. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future. The religious war is bigger than we know or understand.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Why is the world in such a mess?

Why is the world in such a mess?
Because Christians are not getting the job done that Christ commanded us to do.
Christians have laid down on the job, or surrendered so much to the ways of the world that the world can't even tell us apart anymore, much less be influenced by us.
Christians live in fear of the world, thinking they have no right to stand up for Christ anymore.  When the Bible change? It didn't. When did God's power diminish? It hasn't? When did the promises of God get nullified? They didn't.  When were the commands of God retracted? They weren't.
The Bible clearly says in 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  If the spirit of fear did not come from God, where did it come from?  Why have Christians turned into a bunch of weak-knee'd, frightened little people.  Why are we sitting idly by while our opportunity to preach Jesus to this lost, dying, sin-sick world passes away. 

Jesus could return tomorrow! Hello!? Can anyone hear me?  He could return tomorrow, and if He does, what will He find you doing? Will you be hiding in a dark corner somehwere worrying about how wicked the world has become, or will you be on a street corner somewhere trying to tell somebody about Jesus?  The gospel of Jesus Christ is the ONLY hope for this up-side down world of ours, and as long as we allow our lives to be dominated by worldly practices, and our minds controlled by the "political correctness" of a godless media, it won't get any better.
So, let's quit being cowards and start standing up for Christ.
The great commission is still in effect.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saudi's Crown Prince Now A Believer in Jesus Christ

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz died on Saturday, so it is certain he now believes in Jesus Christ. Sadly, however, for him it is one day too late.Sadly, he learned too late that Allah is not God, and that Muhammed is not a prophet, that the religion of Islam is a lie.
Sadly, he learned too late that Jesus Christ is God and that He came in the flesh and died for the sins of all mankind (including Prince Nayef's), and rose to live again.
Sadly, he learned too late that salvation is by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ: salvation is the gift of God - not earned and never deserved by any man.

God mercifully gave Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz 78 or 79 years to accept Jesus as his Saviour.  For him it is now too late. But, it is not too late for you.
You still have a chance to be saved, and spend etenity in heaven with the risen LORD.  You can still be forgiven of all your sins, cleansed as white as snow.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Place your faith for heaven in the Lord Jesus Christ today. He's the one who loves you.  He's the one who died for you. He's the one who can forgive you and save your eternal soul.  He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can go to heaven except through Him.

Don't wait till it's too late.  Don't wait till it will be said of you as it was of a rich man mentioned in Luke 16:23, "And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments...."

Hell is forever, but so is the forgiveness you can find in Jesus Christ.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

When Will They Wake Up?

When will the HipHop world awaken to the fact that their "music" encourages a lifestyle that very often leads to tragedy.  The examples set by their singers (their idols) and the lyrics they sing encourage discontent and rebellion.  Everywhere I looked in America, the influence of HipHop was so apparent.  So many desiring to somehow be "different" felt compelled to walk, act, talk, and dress exaclty like their idols on stage - thus desiring to being different they all looked the same.  I never encountered anyone under the heavy influence of HipHop that was full of joy and contentment, but rather full of rage and without hope.

Today, as I read the news headlines, I was saddened to see the violent end of yet another HipHop Rapper.  Nineteen year-old Melvin Vernell III, known in the HipHop world by his nickname of Lil Phat, was shot to death while sitting in his car in a hospital parking lot. Another murderous end to a short, wasted life.

What follows is a quick list I pulled from the internet of rappers whose lives have been cut short by violence. Their lifestyle choices had taken them to dangerous places and brought them into contact with people who place no value on a human life.  When will the HipHop world awaken to the awful danger that has taken hold on a complete generation of young men and is quickly drawing them into a deadly downward spiral?

 1. Big L
 2. Bad News Brown (musician)
 3. Camoflauge
 4. Charizma
 5. Fat Pat (rapper)
 6. Fat-Tone
 7. Freaky Tah
 8 .Big Hawk
 9. Blade Icewood
10. Jam Master Jay
11. Yaki Kadafi
12. Mac Dre
13. Half a Mill
14. The Notorious B.I.G.
15. Seagram (rapper)
16. Tupac Shakur
17. Magnolia Shorty
18. Slim Dunkin
19. Soulja Slim
20. Stretch (rapper)
21. VL Mike
22. Lil Phat

What did these young men all have in common besides their "music"  and the way their lives were tragically cut short?  Each one had an eternal soul for whom Christ died.  Christ wanted every one of these young men put their faith for heaven in Him so they could be saved from the awful, eternal, and fiery punishment of hell.

Where are their eternal souls today?  The pursuit of riches, worldly fame, and fleshly pleasures of this life continually distracts millions from placing their faith in the Lord.  A lifestyle that encourages (even glorifies) danger, drugs, prison, violence, and rebellion will do great harm to untold thousands of young men. Indeed, it already has.

When will the HipHop world awaken?  How many young lives have to be wasted and violently cut short before people see the foolishness of this way?  When will the foolishness end?

Doubtless, many on the list above thought they had many years to deal with the issue of their sin before a holy God.  Sadly, their end came too soon and caught them by surpise. Now they will spend all eternity wishing they had made a different choice while they had the chance.

You have the chance today.  It is not too late for you to wake up and deal with your sin problem.  Don't put it off till tomorrow.  Tomorrow may never come. 

Click this link and see what the Bible says about
How to deal with your sin problem today


Friday, June 8, 2012

Što Biblija govori o Mariji?

Što Biblija govori o Mariji?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Great Road Crew

It blesses my heart in a big way to lift up the name of Christ on the roadside for the whole community to see, and it is an extra-special blessing to have a lot of help doing it. These dear people have been setting aside time in their schedules to join me on the streets to get the word out to the Croatian people that Only Jesus Saves. The reaction of the town has been mixed, from complaints to indifference to praise. But the volume of responses makes it clear that many are paying attention. We believe in the power of the Word of God and just can't wait to see what God is going to do!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mom and Dad doing OK

I received this new photo from my mother and dad recently.  I thought I would share it with the world.  Mom's beautiful, isn't she?

A Beautiful Backyard

A family that has been visiting our church invited me over for an afternoon of fellowship on Saturday. I was quite very happy to get to know them better and I was very impressed with the area they live in. These photos were taken looking out over their backyard, and then by a small lake just a few hundred yards away. The tiny house in one they built in their back yard.  It provides a nice place for peace and quiet. Croatia is a very beautiful place!





Richard Dawson - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Richard Dawson ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous for comedy and games shows doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven. God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Richard Dawson's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Richard Dawson 79 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Robin Gibb - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.

However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.
The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Robin Gibb ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.
This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous as founding member of the Bee Gees doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven. God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Robin Gibb's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Robin Gibb 62 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.
But it is not yet too late for you.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Joy Joy Joy!



Joy Joy Joy! Out soulwinning this morning, I was prepared with Hungarian tracts because sometimes a busload of Hungarian tourists drop by to see our beautiful castle in Varaždin.

Sure enough, a big tour group came walking up, so I reached in my bag for the tracts and asked where they were from.  When they said "Magyar" (Hungary) I knew I was in business.

Everyone of them was thrilled to receive something written in their own (very unique) language.

Praise the Lord that everyone of them has a fighting chance to know the truth about the free gift of salvation available to all who believe!

(By the way, I found out the hard way one day that passing tracts on the streets of Budapest, Hungary is illegal. But you can still come to Croatia and get one!)

Amen.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Do Something

A devil's lie is to make saved people think they are not qualified to speak to someone about getting saved. Friend, if you are saved, you are qualified. Look at it this way, a lost person is already on their way to eternal hell. How could their situation possibly get any worse? 1. Just tell somebody, "I got saved, so now I know I am going to heaven." God will help you speak to someone. A personal testimony is a powerful tool. Step out in faith and speak up for Christ. 2. Learn verses of the Bible needed to lead somone to Christ. The "Roman Road" is easy to learn. Mark them in your New Testament and carry it with you. Romans 3:10,23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9-10,13 God's word has power. God's words will work in the heart of a lost person. 3. Give out tracts with a smile on your face wherever you go. Tell people you would love to see them in church on Sunday. Ask them to read the tract when they get home, and to think about what God is saying to them. 4. Mail a letter to a far-away relative who may be lost. Tell them you got saved and want them to get saved too. Include a gospel tract that tells thems how they can know for sure they are going to heaven. Please, just do something. Life is passing by and time is short. Don't stand quietly by the roadside as people drive toward a bridge that is out.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Donna Summer - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Donna Summer ever place her faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only she and God know that. The only thing that matters to her now is her relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being a world-famous singer (known as the Queen of Disco) doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Donna Summer's sins. God offered her the free gift of eternal life, if only she would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Donna Summer 63 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did she ever receive Jesus as her personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for her.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chuck Brown - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Chuck Brown ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being world-famous for creating "go-go" music in the 1970' doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Chuck Brown's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Chuck Brown 75 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dick Clark - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Dick Clark ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Being a world-famous television personality doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Dick Clark's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Dick Clark 82 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Photo opportunity in Budapest

While returning guest preacher Bro Bill Smith to Budapest today, we stopped and snapped a few photos of the city.

Most were taken from an very nice overlook at an old fortress on the edge of the city.

Over 2 million souls....and only one Independent Baptist Missionary that I know of.







































Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Only God

Only God could save a lady named Seka
And bring her safely to Croatia
Only God could help in time of need
When in Bosnia she was wounded and left to bleed
Only God could save her soul and change her tears
By giving comfort and calming fears
Where once was nought but heartache and pain
Tears of joy have erased the stains
Her heart overflows with words of faith
This is the work of God's great grace
Only God can heal such grievous wounds
Through the mighty power of the empty tomb
He's the One who saved and sat her upright
Now her eyes gleam with glory bright
She's blesses and helps all she sees
For her Lord she lives to please
If your heart today is filled with pain
Remember her battle and glory gain
When to Jesus you turn in faith
And receive of His magnificent grace
Only God can save and heal your wounds
Through the mighty power of the empty tomb

(And I get to pick this dear lady up in the church van
and bring her to the house of God. Glory to His name.)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mike Wallace - Heaven or Hell?

Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Admittedly, I only know that I am saved and going to heaven and I cannot possibly know about anyone else.
However, I do know from the Bible that worldly fame can't take anyone to heaven.

The only one who can save is Jesus Christ. By faith in Him you can be saved, guaranteeing you a place in heaven for all eternity, regardless of your popularity, talent, or wealth.

Did Mike Wallace ever place his faith for salvation in Jesus Christ and Him alone? Only he and God know that. The only thing that matters to him now is his relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is what the Bible says about how to be saved:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
  • Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
  • Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved ...
  • Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
  • John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
Being a world-famous journalist doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a fortune in worldly wealth doesn't purchase a place in heaven.
God is not impressed with worldly fame, or great riches or professional talent.

God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Mike Wallace's sins. God offered him the free gift of eternal life, if only he would believe on Jesus Christ and call out to Him for salvation. God gave Mike Wallace 93 years to accept the free gift of eternal life.

Did he ever receive Jesus as his personal Saviour? If not, it is eternally too late for him.

But it is not yet too late for you.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Big Date Tuesday Night

I had the privilege of taking Hannah Leslie and Trinity Holcomb out to dinner on Tuesday night in an effort to be a blessing to them.
They were the ones who blessed me when got all dressed up, and allowed me to open doors for them, etc. We had great fun.

I rejoice to have had this opportunity to minister to these young ladies.



 
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