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The first study will be about Salvation. What does the bible say about this subject. I believe that this subject is the foundation of Christianity as Christ is the Saviour. If any church fails to make salvation of souls the priority in each and every service why should God bring new members, to that church, that need salvation?
How many churches fail to save souls and teach everything else? Jesus came to save man first, so it must be first on our list. Why do we share the gospel to a stranger, other than to make sure they are saved.
Why man needs salvation:
Man sinned from the beginning, the first man Adam died from his sin, and his sin was breaking Gods commandment. In Genesis 2:16-17 we see this commandment: And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
In Genesis 3:1-7 we see the breaking of this commandment: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, ye, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
[ First, the serpent was not Satan in the flesh. Satan had posessed this creature, and no doubt at the creatures will for God cursed this creature after the temptation was over.]
and the woman said unto the serpent, we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
and the serpent said unto the woman, ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
[So far the devil has made Gods commandment appear to deny man of every food in the world. when the serpent asked, ye hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? As if Gods whole reason for commanding man not to eat was to deny him every thing that there was to eat. this is a trick Satan plays on man, he makes man think of Gods commandment as something that denies him of everything he desires, instead of keeping man from eating one fruit from one tree, when on the other hand man had access to 99.99% of all the fruits in the world, and in truth was not denied anything at all but man wanted more than what he had and this is the root of all sin, greed for more]
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
[Here we see more tricks of hell, Satans biggest trick of all is the promise of life after sin. God promises death after sin, and we know by evidence that all men die. So the promise of, Ye shall not surely die, is a lie. But the deception of this false promise comes from the fact that most people do not die during or immediately after sinning. So it may appear true that sinning can be done without fear of death. but it is known that many men have died in the act of sin or immediately after. And sin can cause death to come faster and shorten ones life and who knows if some sins anger God more or less, for Gods word said, The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. How many men has God taken out of this world before their life was meant to end, because their sin was great?]
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Man disobeyed God and by this he sinned against God, and eventually died. Sin is the act of transgression or disobedience against Gods law. But sin is more than just an act of disobedience for God spoke to Cain before he murdered his brother, in Genesis 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
This means that if mans intentions are to do evil and not good sin is at the door of mans heart, and sin will come into mans heart. And mans desire will be towards sin and sin will be his god and sin will rule over him or have power over him. This is why some men love sin more and more and sin in turn has more and more power over man until man can no longer resist temptation and is become a slave to sin, and thus we have men in this world that carry out the most wicked acts that cannot be mentioned they are so vile. This is the reason Christ came to earth to save man from the bondage of sin and make him a free man once again like in the garden when man had a choice to sin, not a man that is a servant of sin that cannot escape his bondage no matter how hard he tries.
As we can see, from the beginning man sinned. It is written: [No one is righteous, no not one for that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.] All have sinned, when Adam and Eve sinned, sin passed upon all flesh. The heavens and earth, the trees, the animals and sea creatures and all things made of flesh became sin. Thus all things of man became sin, his thoughts, his words, his actions and in the end his children.
And because all flesh became sin, God had the right and the duty as Almighty Judge to condemn all flesh to hell fire forever and ever. But God in his enduring mercy sent his Son Jesus to pay for mans sin. The penalty for sin is death. This is why man dies, not because God takes away our loved ones because he is angry etc. No, man dies, because he is worthy of death and hell. Man had a choice to do good or evil and he chose to do evil and because of his evil deed he died, and now all men die.
This is why Jesus came to earth, For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not parish but have everlasting life. Praise God that he sent his Son to shed his blood and die a horrible death on the cross so man could live in glory forever.
This is why Satan attacks Christianity so heatedly, he knows that he is going to hell and he wants everyone to follow him there! He has power over all his children, and over what they say. Notice in the media today how many speak against dignities or people that are dignified. For it is written, But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleaness, and depise government. Presumtuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
Today we are in the last generation, and it is the most wicked and corrupt generation of all time, there has never been a more selfwilled and carnal generation on earth. Christ said that if Sodom had seen the works he did they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes. This generation knows all the works of Christ and is without excuse before God. God is far from the thoughts of this wicked generation.
Being selfwilled, they think about themselves first. They slander family members, backbite or talk behind family members backs to make them look bad, when they are innocent before God, yet they are slandered by others, even their own families. Truly we live in a wicked world today. Look at the world, are they uplifting Christ, are they glorifying God? No! their interests are in self, in what they want, not what God desires.
Man must repent, and accept Christ as Saviour, or pay the price of his sin, eternal hell fire and seperation from God in damnation and eternal death and loss of soul and body. Hell is real and it is in darkness, and torment and shame. Walk around naked sometime and see if people laugh at you. In hell all are naked, but it is an ugly nakedness, and shameful.
One thing is certain, porn stars will not go to heaven. Homosexuals will not go to heaven, Lesbians will not go to heaven, Whores will not go to heaven, Murderers will not go to heaven, Disobedient Children will not go to heaven, Abortionists will not go to heaven, Evolutionists will not go to heaven, Athiests will not go to heaven, Witches will not go to heaven, Liars will not go to heaven, Rapists will not go to heaven, Theives will not go to heaven, Kidnappers will not go to heaven, The filthy will not go to heaven, The Drunkards will not go to heaven, The Gamblers will not go to heaven, The Adulterers will not go to heaven, The Violent will not go to heaven, The Fornicators will not go to heaven.
But those that trust in Christ will go to heaven, The Pure will go to heaven, The Honest will go to heaven, The Good will go to heaven, The Clean in heart will go to heaven, The Gentle will go to heaven, The Obedient Children will go to heaven, The peaceful will go to heaven, The Faithful will go to heaven, The Doer not just the hearer of God word will go to heaven. And all those that accept Christ and what he did at the cross of calvary 2000 years ago and that are chosen by God and Christ will go to heaven and they will not be ashamed.