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The Choice

Posted by on Aug 7, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

Who chooses who?  Do we choose God or does God choose us? God’s Word tells us that God wrote the names of all that will believe in Him in His book before He made the worlds (Hebrews 1:2).  It says also that faith in God is a gift of God (Ephesians 2:8).  No one, including you dear reader, chooses God until he receives this gift of faith.  It can come at a very early age, even so early that the person can truly say that he or she has always believed. 

How though, can one be sure that a choice made at an early age or even more recently was a true choice?  How can one be sure it was a gift from God and not just wishful thinking?  The only certain indication is a visible change of personal interests in one’s life.  Do I truly believe in my heart?  Has my life visibly changed as a result of that choice?  Can you identify a point in time when the center of your outlook and interests shifted very abruptly from the world to God? 

This was an experience this writer had about fifty years ago, an experience I remember vividly even though many other memories have faded away.  I look forward to a future life, an everlasting life with other true believers in a glorious place called Heaven. 

Can you remember a time when your life changed as a result of a new faith that just happened?   Did you become a new person with new interests, you too may well be a child of God.  Yes, there is a place called Heaven and it is not to be found anywhere in this world.  To gain entry to this most glorious place, one must be chosen, chosen by God, and have the Holy Spirit of God residing within. 

Did God choose you dear reader?  Have you been born again?  Will you live forever in Heaven or will you suffer forever in Hell?  The power to choose God is in your hands but it must be a total choice.  All must be surrendered to Christ with nothing withheld.

What, dear reader, is your choice?  Do you choose for Christ or do you have some reservation, something you just can’t let go of, something too precious to give up?  Do you truly give all to Christ?  This is the question God asks and you must answer, the choice you must make.  It is the most important choice of your life.  Make it with much care. 

Blindness

Posted by on Jul 26, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

There are different kinds of blindness, physical, mental, psychological, emotional, etc.  Today we see a new form of blindness that has infected America and much of the rest of the world.  It is a blindness that has infected many millions of people.  It is a consequence of continued exposure to a false reality, one that denies truth and substitutes lies for truth.  This is being done today by the huge majority of the popular media in the United States and around the world.

The information and entertainment media are owned and controlled by a very small number of extremely wealthy and extremely evil individuals.  They are pursuing a plan to convert this country and with it the entire world into an utterly godless dictatorship, one that they rule over with absolute and unquestioned authority.  

Will they be successful in this aggressive endeavor?  The only sure way to stop it is through a massive revival of the Christian faith.  This however, does not seem likely in the near future.  Too many of God’s people have been deceived by a lie that Satan employed over a century ago.  Due to a failure to obey God and seriously study His Word for over a century, their general knowledge of scripture has declined precipitously.  As a consequence, they were utterly unable to see through Satan’s very obvious lies in the so-called Scofield Bible and fell headlong into his evil trap.  

Some of God’s people are beginning to see through some of Satan’s evil lies but many are still waiting for an escape via a rapture event that absolutely will not take place.  No, Jesus will not return and there will be no rapture event until after the entire world is converted to Christ.  This is the task God has assigned to His people and in which they are now failing. miserably.

One day God’s people will wake up and see that they are on the wrong track.  It’s difficult to see today just when that may take place.  It will very likely be only after a period of continued decline followed by increasingly severe hardship that enough of God’s people wake up and begin to obey God once again.  This is not likely until a true world-wide revival takes place. 

Some are beginning to see the light but most of God’s people are still in dreamland waiting for God to rescue them out of the terrible situation they have permitted to take place in today’s world.  There is no alternative, no other way out of the sad situation their negligence has brought about. 

Yes, you God’s chosen and so very highly blessed people have been deceived, very, very badly deceived by the greatest of all deceivers, Satan himself.  You must first wake up yourself and then wake up as many other believers as you can.  There are enough true believers here in America today to initiate a world-wide revival.  Just a little spark can ignite a huge fire, one that will consume the evil and change the world.

Take the first step now!  Be a leader and lead your fellow believers, those that have been blessed with the greatest gift anyone could ever receive, the gift of eternal life in heaven with Christ.  He will reward you when He says: “well done good and faithful servant” and welcomes you into His presence with exuberant joy and much love.

Judgment

Posted by on Jul 17, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

Many of God’s people have been disobedient for a long time.  How long will He wait before His righteous judgment falls upon them?  It is now over fifty years that, instead of concentrating on the important work He has assigned them, they have been waiting for His return.  They have been misled by a Satan-inspired book that Satan has tricked them with.  It is called the Scofield Bible, a true King James Bible but with Satan’s false explanatory notes embedded within. 

A significant number of God’s true people have fallen prey to this deception.  They did so due to their extreme weakness in the knowledge of God’s Word.  Instead of studying His Word in small groups as the early Christians did, they relied on poorer and poorer Sunday sermons and have become spiritually undernourished. 

God’s people have been given the task of making this world a Christian world, a world that believes in God and obeys all His commandments.  This includes the commandment to teach the nations:

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.    (Matthew 28:18-20)

We have here God’s marching orders directed to all His born-again people.  They have been given the incomparable gift of eternal life in heaven but many have failed to obey God’s extremely simple request.  All He asks is that they communicate to as many people as they can the fact that this huge gift is available without cost to all that simply ask for it. 

Many have asked and received this free gift but many more have refused to ask.  How is this possible?  How could anyone refuse the greatest gift possible?  Actually, to begin with, everyone refused the gift.  They all refused because they were all Satan’s captives and totally unable to lift a finger on their own behalf.  It was only after those that God chose in eternity past were born again, born of the Spirit and released from Satan’s bondage that any were able to make that simple choice. 

Today we see many that may be truly born again but do not obey God’s command to tell everyone they can this simple gospel message.  They fail to do so because they have been deceived and believe a lie.  They believe the lie that says God changed His mind (an absolute impossibility!) and decided to rapture His people before the entire world has been converted.

They believe this lie because they heard it from their early childhood, from their mother’s knee, one could say.  Yes, the deception goes back for over a century to the introduction of the Scofield Bible.   

Dear reader, have you been caught in this trap of Satan?  If you have, don’t despair; all js not lost.  God is a forgiving God and will accept you if you come to Him in true sincerity of heart. 

Do so now. Don’t delay any longer. 

God and Freedom

Posted by on Jul 6, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

America the beautiful, land of the free and home of the brave, where are you?  Your freedom is lost and your bravery has faded.  How did such a tragedy ever take place?  How did evil become so powerful it now rules over you?  Is it due to a lack of faith?  Did you forget that your strength was in God?  Did you abandon God and follow the same path the ancient Israelites followed so often?    

There is no other explanation for the virtually total role reversal that has taken place in a mere half century.  America, once the land of the free and the home of the brave, is now the land of the captives and the home of the fearful.  It has followed the example of its predecessor, Ancient Israel.  It has forgotten and abandoned the God that gives freedom and wealth and now suffers the loss of both freedom and wealth. 

We often wondered how those ancient people could so quickly forget the God that gave them freedom and prosperity.  But here we are doing the same thing ourselves!  It is because each generation is born in sin and needs a godly environment in which it can learn how to live a godly life.  Sadly, this is typically not done well if at all.  The Christian faith has waned each generation for a century or more.  The primary reason for this is it’s dependence on the present clergy/laity structure.   

A once-a-week sermon is far from sufficient.  Actually, just the presence of a full-time local clergy ensures the failure we are now experiencing.  It has become an all too convenient substitute for personal and family Bible study at home.  The truly godly early church did not have full-time pastors.  Preachers, like the Apostle Paul, were not in one place very long.  The small family groups of believers the Apostles formed were on their own most of the time.  They lived and met together on an informal, almost daily basis to study God’s Word.  The Elders among them would lead the formal Lord’s Day worship and also help the others day by day as opportunity permitted.  Actually, all were teachers to some extent.  Everyone had someone they could teach something.

God places the responsibility for the instruction of children with their parents.  Each godly family head is responsible to teach himself and his family.  All young children should be taught by their mothers at home and not by strangers in a schoolroom.  Older children should be instructed by their parents, girls by their mothers and boys by their fathers.  This is the model God instituted and was followed by God-fearing people for centuries.  Today, there is much excellent, low-cost material to support family self-education. 

Mothers should obey God and be teaching their children at home. They should not be working at outside jobs.  God provides when His people obey.  The need for two incomes is a consequence of the current presence of women in the labor market.  Men’s wages would rise in proportion as women obey God and stay at home.  Women with older children can serve God at home by guiding and teaching younger mothers how to fulfill their responsibilities to both God and family.

Because God’s people are not obeying God, the world is in much trouble today.  Many have been led astray by a Satan-inspired false theology that says we are now in the end times and God will soon rapture His people out of this world.  This is utter nonsense!  God does not play games, nor does He ever need to change His mind.  His Word is “the same yesterday, today, and forever”  (Hebrews 13:8). 

Wake up Christian, there is much work to do.  God will never settle for less than a world in which every person is a true born-again believer.  It is our responsibility to bring this about and we must get busy doing it!  It may seem to be an impossible task but with God’s help, there are no impossible tasks.  It may not be completed in this generation but God expects His people to obey Him.  All we need to do is obey and begin the task He has assigned us.  When we do so in true sincerity, He will provide all the support we will need!    

Origins

Posted by on Jun 30, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

What is the origin of the many forms of life we see in this world? Where did we come from?  Some supposedly wise men say we evolved very gradually from the very simplest form of life.  One problem with this is that there are no truly simple forms of life.  The simplest form of life is not simple.  It has all the complexity required to survive and reproduce itself in a hostile world. 

The only answer to all the different forms of life we see around us today is the answer the Bible gives us.  There is a being that always existed and that created not only this world but all things that exist anywhere and everywhere in the universe.  He created the billions of stars, solar systems and all things in them. 

God created this world and all things in it.  He created man in His image from the dust of the earth.  He named him Adam (earth-born) and gave him control over all the world.

This God made Himself known to us, first through a man named Moses, then through His prophets, and finally through His Son Jesus Christ.  Jesus, the second person of the Holy Trinity, became a man, was born of a woman, lived a perfect, sinless life and then died for everyone that truly believes in Him.  He, the only sinless person that ever lived on earth, died for His own sinful creatures.  The innocent One died for the guilty.  His sacrifice paid the sin debt in full for all that truly believe in Him. 

How many, though, actually believed?  The answer is none at all!  Not one person that ever lived believed on his own!  All, every person that ever lived, rejected the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ!  All were so deeply enmeshed in Satan’s tremendous power that they could not even lift a finger or say a word to help themselves.  It was only after God sent the Holy Spirit to indwell all those He chose in eternity past that anyone was able to believe in and choose God. 

All things, even the faith to believe in God, js not our own.  It is the gift of God:

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  (Ephesians 2;8-10)

God’s Word is very clear here: even the faith to believe in God’s free salvation is not our own.  It is a gift from God!  When Adam, our original ancestor sinned, all his descendants sinned in him.  As a result, we were all born in sin and are Satan’s captives until God gives us this gift of faith.  It is God’s action and not the individual’s own choice that saves. 

Dear reader, has God chosen you or do you believe you chose Him on your own?  If it’s the latter, if you think you made the decision without God’s help, then your salvation is in question.  Did your life change, really change since then?  If you can’t see a truly fundamental change of direction at that point, you may be deceiving yourself. 

If this uncertainty describes you, don’t despair.  Where there is life, there is hope.  God always answers a sincere prayer, late though it may be.  Don’t delay though; give your life to God now!  Don’t wait!  There are very few true and sincere death-bed confessions of faith. 

A Lost World

Posted by on Jun 23, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

What is happening?  What has turned the world upside down?  What is driving the current panic?  It’s not the virus.  That is no different from a half-dozen previous viral epidemics that were handled without this ridiculous panic.  No, it’s not the virus; it’s something new to this country and to the entire world.

America is experiencing something it has never seen before.  It is a political coup led by the world’s super-rich, an attempt to destroy the nation we came to love and enjoy.  Even more, it is an attempt to take control of the entire western world.  If successful, it will effectively place the control of the world in the hands of three superpowers: Russia, China, and The West.

This extremely wealthy few, through the major corporations they own and control, have very near total control of the popular media most people depend on for their understanding of what’s going on in the world.  They employ this huge power to shape the thinking of the supposedly free American people.  Their purposes are twofold, personal wealth and continuation of the power they currently enjoy. 

The greatest danger they face is a restoration of the Christian faith the people once had.  It would very rapidly topple the economic empire they now own and employ to control us.  Sadly, this faith is growing weaker rather than stronger.  It is beginning to look as if it will not be this generation that rises up to this challenge.  Too many have fallen prey to Satan’s lie and believe that God has changed His mind (???) and decided to not wait until the entire world came to the true faith as He promised. 

Many of God’s people have been and are still misled by a lie of Satan in the so-called “Scofield Bible”.  This is an ordinary King James Bible with Scofield’s/Satan’s notes embedded within the text.  These Satanically-inspired notes lead the typical readers far astray of God’s truth.  Many are waiting for a rapture event that will not come until the entire world is in the faith. 

Why is Satan so powerful today?  Why is he able to lead so many of God’s people astray?  It is because God’s people have failed to obey God.  They have spent most of their otherwise idle time in foolish pursuits instead of in the study of God’s Word.  They have relied on Sunday sermons and have not spent any serious time in the study or discussion of God’s Word with fellow believers.  God’s Word has not been studied and discussed with friends or family members diligently during the week.  Instead, various sorts of worldly entertainments have filled the otherwise idle hours.  What does this really mean?  It means that God’s Word is not truly in first place in their hearts.  They are Sunday morning Christians, if true Christians at all.  

Sadly, today’s world is full of Sunday morning Christians that don’t seem to value their faith very highly.  They believe they will live forever in Heaven no matter how little they do for God on earth.  They feel little or no urgency to truly live for God and do the work God assigned to them.  Actually, it was merely asked of them.  After freely giving the gift of eternal life, God asks, merely asks His so very highly blessed recipients to pass the Good News on to as many others as possible. 

Is this so hard?  Or is it that so many supposed believers don’t really believe?  Could so many be deceiving themselves and will end up in hell rather than heaven?  Where are you, dear Christian?  Is your faith true?  If it is you should be seriously applying yourself to the God-assigned task of diligently spreading the good news to others. 

Obedience

Posted by on Jun 21, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

We are dependent people that cannot truly think and make decisions for ourselves.  As children, we obeyed our parents.  As adults, we follow our leaders and vote for those we believe will govern fairly.  But how can we make such a judgment?  We listen to what they say and vote for those we believe will be just and true leaders.  Too many, though, once elected turn out to be very poor leaders.  We see that they do not do as they promised at all.  Many turn out to be blatant liars and some are truly evil.  They lie without any concern for truth. Many even openly admit their utter lack of respect for honesty.  How can we continue to live as free people with such leaders? 

Truly, we cannot continue to live as free people in such a putrid environment.  There must be honesty in our hearts and our words or our civilization falls apart.  Without honesty, the strong govern the weak to their own advantage and a once-free people are in effect enslaved. 

How can this be avoided?  How can a people be free and still live together without the strong governing and exploiting the weak?  It is only possible when there is a benevolent super-strong agency that effectively governs everyone.  Historically, this agency has been God.  When people believe in God and obey His Commandments, they love one another and live peacefully together.

Obedience to God’s ten commandments is the minimum requirement for true peace on earth.  When all or nearly all obey there is peace and much prosperity.  When none or very few obey there is chaos and confusion.  The strong rule over and eventually make servants and then slaves of the weak.  When this becomes or is seen as oppression, the weak revolt and overthrow them for a time.  But it doesn’t last long.  The next generation forgets God and the cycle repeats over and over again.

We have never seen the extremes but have of late moved further and further toward neglect followed by open disobedience of God’s Commandments.  We are following the path of ancient Israel and it seems we just can’t learn any other way.  Why? Why is this so?  Why can’t we learn from our mistakes?  Js it because we grow lazy when things go well and fail to obey every word of God?  Yes, but what is the underlying cause?  Is it because we fail to fully obey even when we repent and return to God?  Is it because we never really and truly fully obey God? 

Is our continual failure a consequence of our dependence on our churches?  Is going to church insufficient?  Yes, it is most truly insufficient!  There is no room for a clergy class in God’s plan for the development of God’s people.  It is an invention that shifts the burden of responsibility from the individual to the clergy.  There was no clergy class in the early Christian communities.  These communities, of perhaps 10 – 12 families each, were on their own most of the time.  The burden of teaching rested on every believer.  Elders taught the entire community but everyone had someone he or she could and should teach.

God intends that every believer be a teacher, one that studies His Word diligently and teaches others whenever there is an opportunity.  Why then do so few teach?  It is because God’s people have neglected their earlier practice of serious Bible study and have grown so weak that Satan could deceive them with what should have been an obvious lie, a lie that says God changed His mind, an utter impossibility.  God knows the end from the beginning and never needs to change His mind (Malachi 3:6).

Purpose

Posted by on Jun 9, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

Why are we here?  Why are there so many people and so many other forms of living beings in this world?  Why are there any living things at all?  How can such questions be answered?  Clearly, they cannot be answered by anyone in this world.  The only one that can answer is the One that created and sustains it, the almighty God.   

This Creator God expressed Himself through a book He caused to be written by His servant Moses, His prophets, and His apostles.  This book we call the Bible is God’s Word to His intelligent creatures.  It informs them of who they are, how they got where they are today, and what their responsibilities to their Creator are.  This divinely inspired book tells them that they were put here for a purpose and have work to do.

He is a loving God and has promised to give His creatures all the help they need if they reject the gods of this world and believe, trust and obey Him.  No one does this on their own but God sends the Holy Spirit to indwell all those He chose in eternity past.  The Spirit within frees the person from Satan’s bondage and he js now a new creature, a new person in Christ.  He will never die but, when his time on earth comes to an end, will simply exchange his present body for a gloriously new and heavenly body.

Sadly, many Christians, instead of believing God, believed a lie that His enemy Satan concocted.  The lie says that God changed His mind, an utter impossibility, but many foolish Christians were taken in by it.  They neglected the personal study of God’s Word and relied on a once a week sermon as the total extent of their Bible study.  This is grossly insufficient.  Diligent Bible study and discussion with peers several hours per week is needed to gain a true understanding of one’s responsibility toward God.

What did God give His chosen people and what does He ask and expect of them.  He gave all His chosen ones the huge gift of eternal life in heaven and requires nothing, absolutely nothing in return.  He asks them, merely asks mind you, to spread the good news of this huge free gift to others.  This is the request God makes of every true believer.  It is so little in comparison with the gift of eternal life in heaven.

It would seem that this task would be seen as a very high priority for all God’s people, one that they would pursue diligently.  When they begin to do so with sufficient diligence, the world will begin to change and God’s purposes will begin to take shape.  The world will move ever more rapidly toward becoming what it will be one day, a truly God-fearing world.

Many of God’s people today have been deceived by Satan’s lies and believe that the end of the world is near.  They cannot see through Satan’s lies because they have not studied God’s Word as the early Christians did.  They have trusted to their pastor’s sermons and failed to come to a sufficient understanding of God’s Word for themselves.

It is not God’s purpose that His people be so weak and so easily deceived by the lies contained in Satan’s book, the Scofield Bible.  Its lies are not in the King James Bible itself, but in Scofield’s notes that grossly distort the true meaning of God’s Word. 

God’s purpose is that the entire world hears and is converted to the true Christian faith.  The responsibility to do this rests, not with a clergy class, but with all God’s people as individuals.  It cannot be limited to attending a weekly sermon or occasional witnessing.  It requires active participation on the part of all God’s people in the spreading of this good news to the world around them. 

One day, the entire world will be converted to the true faith.  Every person in every nation will have become a truly born-again believer and Jesus will return to a truly Christian world.  Then comes the end: the dead in Christ will rise first and meet the Lord in the air. All the faithful will be caught up to a final heavenly home.  This world, having served all its purposes, will be destroyed and be no more.

Where, dear reader do you stand relative to this future?  Are you a truly born-again child of God that will view these events from heaven?  If not, if you have not been born-again and really and truly placed all your trust in Christ, there is still time to rectify that sorry situation.  Don’t delay though, there are very few true death-bed conversions.

If you have been born again, there is much work to do.  There is a world to conquer for Christ!  Will you do your part?

Origins

Posted by on May 27, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

What is the origin of the many forms of life we see in this world? Where did we come from?  Some supposedly wise men say we evolved very gradually from the very simplest form of life.  One problem with this is that there are no truly simple forms of life.  The simplest form of life is not simple.  It has all the complexity required to survive and reproduce itself in a hostile world. 

The only answer to all the different forms of life we see around us today is the answer the Bible gives us.  There is a being that always existed and that created not only this world but all things that exist anywhere and everywhere in the universe.  He created the billions of stars, solar systems and all things in them. 

God created this world and all things it.  He created man in His image from the dust of the earth.  He named him Adam (earth-born) and gave him control over all the world.

This God made Himself known to us, first through a man named Moses, then through His prophets, and finally through His Son Jesus Christ.  Jesus became a man, was born of a woman, lived a perfect, sinless life and then died for everyone that truly believes in Him.  He, the only sinless person that ever lived on earth, died for His own sinful creatures.  The innocent One died for the guilty.  His sacrifice paid the sin-debt in full for all that truly believe in Him. 

How many, though, actually believed?  The answer is none at all!  Not one person that ever lived believed on their own!  All, every person that ever lived, rejected the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ!  All were so deeply enmeshed in Satan’s tremendous power that they could not even lift a finger or say a word to help themselves.  It was only after God sent the Holy Spirit to indwell all those, He chose in eternity past that anyone was able to believe in and choose God. 

All things, even the faith to believe in Him, js not our own.  It is the gift of God:

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  (Ephesians 2;8-10)

God’s Word is very clear here: even the faith to believe in God’s free salvation is not our own.  It is a gift from God!  When Adam, our original ancestor sinned, all his descendants sinned in him.  As a result, we were all born in sin and are Satan’s captives until God gives us this gift of faith.  It is God’s action and not the individual’s own choice that saves. 

Dear reader, has God chosen you, or do you believe you chose Him on your own?  If it’s the latter, if you think you made the decision without God’s help, then your salvation is in question.  Did your life change, really change since then?  If you can’t see a truly fundamental change of direction at that point, you may be deceiving yourself. 

If this uncertainty describes you, don’t despair.  Where there is life, there is hope.  God always answers a sincere prayer, late though it may be.  Don’t delay though; give your life to God now! There are very few true and sincere death-bed confessions of faith. 

Born Again

Posted by on May 16, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

What can it mean?  How can a person be born again?  Here’s Jesus’ answer to that question:

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:  The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.  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.  Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”  (John 3:1-7)

Jesus tells us here that there are two kinds of births, the physical and the spiritual.  We all understand physical birth but what is this spiritual birth?  Jesus tells us here that without it we cannot even see the kingdom of God, much less ever enter it. 

What and where is this kingdom that cannot even be seen without undergoing a second birth, whatever that is?  Jesus says it is a spiritual birth but what is that?  Is it just a change of one’s mind or is it something more?  Everyone is born with a spirit within us that makes us different from a dead body that has no spirit.  Does that spirit die when we die or does it continue to live in another realm, one we cannot see? 

Jesus tells Nicodemus here that this spiritual birth occurs after the first birth and implies that not everyone experiences it.  So, the world is populated by two kinds of people, those born twice and those born only once, those with and those without this spiritual second birth.  This is a very different world from what our school teachers teach our children today. 

Which is correct?  Is it what we were taught a few decades ago or what is being taught today?  They are two very different stories.  Which story is true and which is false and how do we decide?  Is the Bible true or is it just a set of fairy tales that somebody made up a long time ago?  It tells us that we were created by a Being that always existed and always will exist.  It tells us that He created everything that exists and gives life to all that live. 

This is far more reasonable than the idea that all the life we see around us, this complex world full of living beings, just sprang into existence accidentally.  Yes, the Bible is the Word of the Creator God.  It is true though every man is a liar. 

There is a life that follows this life.  Jesus told Nicodemus and God tells us today that there are two and only two possible destinations for us after we leave this life.  It is heaven for all that have been born again and Hell for all that have only been born once. 

To which group, dear reader, do you belong?  Have you been Born Again?  Will you spend eternity in Heaven with God’s people or in Hell with the lost?  If you’re not totally certain that it is the former, it is the latter terrible end you will suffer.  But while there is life there is hope but don’t delay.  There are very few true and many false death-bed repentances.