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alvation comes from God, whom the Bible calls as the Living God and Savior. God is employing a human being in order for His will to be fulfilled ... and that is the salvation of man.

Our Lord Jesus Christ will bring two kinds of salvation, through the Bible. At the time He assumed human form, He saved Israel from its sinfulness. That is written in Matthew 1:21, which says-

"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."

However, when He comes again, for the second time, He will bring salvation to the faithful. And, the Bible is teaching us how we can become one among those people that our Lord Jesus Christ will save come judgment day. The first verse that we have to pay attention to is Ephesians 3:6, which says-

"That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel."

St. Paul, the Apostle, said, "The Gentiles should be fellow heirs." But before we continue analyzing this verse, let us find out from the Bible: who are called "Gentiles" and why are they also called "heirs?" In Ephesians 2:11-12, this is what is written--

"Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world."

In those lines, St. Paul reminds the Christians in Ephesus of their former conditions. According to the Bible, during those times, "they were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel." Therefore, Biblically speaking, the Gentiles are those who were apart from Christ. They were "strangers from the covenants of promise," ... they were the hopeless, and they were without a God in the world because they were not part of Israel. And we, who live at the present time, may also be called Gentiles if we will use the Bible as our basis.

According to St. Paul, for the Gentiles to be a part of the salvation that comes from our Lord Jesus Christ, they have to be made parts first of the body; and only after that will they become partakers of a promise in Christ by the Gospel.

You will notice that St. Paul made reference to a "body" ... a body into which the Gentiles must integrate themselves so that they also become heirs. The explanation to that may be read in Colossians 1:18-

"And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first born from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence."

Therefore, the body whose head is Christ is the CHURCH. At this point, we must understand that the Gentiles, like us, must join the body, or the Church. And when we say that we must join the Church, it means that we no longer have to build any. We no longer have to establish our own church just for us to become partakers of a promise in Christ.

And whenever we say "join," or be a part of the body, of the Church, it denotes that, there is already an existing Church. In fact, this Church already exists even before the promise of salvation was given to the Gentiles. There is an existing Church even before Paul was made apostle. And this was the same Church that our Lord Jesus Christ taught, when he assumed human form. ... And there can never be another church.

Today, there are preachers who claim that another church had appeared in the Philippines. And according to them, this church was different from the one in Israel. If this is the case, it would appear that, despite the fact that there was already a church in Israel, another church appeared in the Philippines. As far as the Bible is concerned, such a belief is wrong because, according to St. Paul's epistle to the Ephesians, in 4:4-

"There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling."

There is just one body ... there is no other body. And the proof that there is only one body can be read in Colossians 3:15-

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which ye are called in one body; and ye be thankful."

Here, St. Paul is addressing the brethren who, in the beginning were Gentiles, but were eventually called to one body. In other words, the body that the early Christians (the Israelites) made themselves a part of, is also the same body, or church, into which the Gentiles were being called upon to join. Now, if the Gentiles will just integrate themselves to the body, then, the Church will remain ONE.

It is against the teachings of God, and of the Holy Scripture, that other churches is built in other places, let's say in the US, or in England, or in Germany, or in Rome. They also claim that another church had also been founded in the Philippines. The truth is, God did not give any right to anybody to build his own church. It is indeed disgusting that today, a lot of ministers build churches of their own. They deliberately oppose and defy what the Bible said - that, the Gentiles, like us, must join or make ourselves a part of the body, or the Church, for us to be saved.

And what is the reason why we must abide by it? It is because, as far as God is concerned, He did not give anybody His consent to build a church right now in our time. This is what Psalms 127:1 says-

"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that built it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."

The verse mentioned of a "house," which becomes useless if it is not built by the Lord. Let us now ask the Bible. What is being referred to as the "house," which only God has the right to build? In I Timothy 3:15, it says-

"But if I tarry long , that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."

If you have noticed, in the New Testament, the word house refers to the Church of God. This is, truly, the house of God because it was built by God, Himself. That is why, if, in our time, you come across churches, whose founders are also their ministers, you can be sure that they are NOT REAL!

 

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Prophecies...

SmileyThe Ten Horns of the Little Horn:

A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.

Psalms 83:1-18

 

1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.


2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.


3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.


4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.


5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:


6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;


7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;


8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.


9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:


10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.


11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:


12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.


13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.


14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;


15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.


16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.


17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:


18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is LORD, art the most high over all the earth.

 

 


 

From the Book of Psalm:

1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

2 Because he hath inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

3 The sorrows of death encompassed me, and the pains of hell came upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

4 Then I called upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yes, our God is merciful.

6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

7 Return to thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

12 What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits towards me?

13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

14 I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.

18 I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all his people,

19 In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

 

 

   The Great Woe!

 

"...As some were talking about the temple and how it was decorated with beautiful stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which you see, the days will come, in which there will not be left here one stone on another that will not be thrown down."  -Luke 21:5-6

 

"When he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you, even you, had known today the things which belong to your peace! But now, they are hidden from your eyes For the days will come on you, when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, surround you, hem you in on every side, and will dash you and your children within you to the ground. They will not leave in you one stone on another, because you didn't know the time of your visitation."   -Luke 19:41-44

 

"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is at hand. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let those who are in the midst of her depart. Let those who are in the country not enter therein. For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who nurse infants in those days! For there will be great distress in the land, and wrath to this people."  -Luke 21:20-23

 

 

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The call of Wisdom...

 

From the Book of Proverbs...

1 Listen, sons, to a father's instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;

2 for I give you sound learning. Don't forsake my law.

3 For I was a son to my father, tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.

4 He taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

5 Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don't forget, neither swerve from the words of my mouth.

6 Don't forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you.

7 Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.

8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you. She will bring you to honor, when you embrace her.

9 She will give to your head a garland of grace. She will deliver a crown of splendor to you."

10 Listen, my son, and receive my sayings. The years of your life will be many.

11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom. I have led you in straight paths.

12 When you go, your steps will not be hampered. When you run, you will not stumble.

13 Take firm hold of instruction. Don't let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.

14 Don't enter into the path of the wicked. Don't walk in the way of evil men.

15 Avoid it, and don't pass by it. Turn from it, and pass on.

16 For they don't sleep, unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.

17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

18 But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light, that shines more and more until the perfect day.

19 The way of the wicked is like darkness. They don't know what they stumble over.

20 My son, attend to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from your eyes. Keep them in the midst of your heart.

22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to their whole body.

23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.

24 Put away from yourself a perverse mouth. Put corrupt lips far from you.

25 Let your eyes look straight ahead. Fix your gaze directly before you.

26 Make the path of your feet level. Let all of your ways be established.

27 Don't turn to the right hand nor to the left. Remove your foot from evil.

 

 

 


 A Message To Hear...

 

LOGICALLY, sensibly, and reasonably speaking, ONLY the Holy Bible presents the absolute authority from God that requires us all people on earth to understand, obey, and seek the Maker, our Lord otherwise we get eternal punishment and damnation to the lake of fire, as it is written...

"Seek the LORD,
All you humble of the earth
Who have carried out His ordinances;
Seek righteousness, seek humility.
Perhaps you will be hidden
In the day of the LORD’S anger."
-Zephaniah 2:3

But If you are to follow other religion with one of the doctrines sharply contrasted that of the Bible, you are misleading yourself and your flock as well.

Remember, there is ONLY and ONE kind of religion that belongs to God of the Holy Bible, and ALL other religions and religious groups with hundreds, thousands, millions, or even billions of members owned and operated by satan and his cohorts ARE ALL marching to hell in such a GRAND PARADE! Some of them even use biblical verses to claim their authenticity of being from God while amassing wealth and properties from their innocent members to feed their greed. "Fools! Brute animals!" You have your own doctrines but not according to the Bible.

Their religious doctrines and principles were all based on their own ideas put into books like Quran, Buddhism, Taoism, Communism, Catholicism, Manaloism (from followers of Iglesia ni Cristo ni Manalo), etc. which (some of them) teaches fallacies, idiocies, and errors in such a very shrewd manners. And some of them deny the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, and even deny the God of Israel, the Maker of heavens and earth. They have their own version of God and they give names to it, like Jehovah, Allah, Buddha, etc. Against all these false religions or false religious groups, which are not based on the whole truths of the Holy Bible, the Book has this to say,

"For I testify about them that they have
a zeal for God, but not in accordance
with knowledge. For not knowing about
God’s righteousness and seeking to establish
their own, they did not subject themselves
to the righteousness of God." –Romans 10:2-3

These false religious groups is being denied by their own works, and some of their members even kill and murder peoples by tens, hundreds, thousands, and even millions of them with their own version of Holy War (Jihad), Holy Inquisition (by the Roman Catholic Church), Suicide Bombings by Islamic Fundamentalists and Communist groups, Crusades by the Roman Catholic Church in Europe and in some parts of the world, etc. And they are polygamous, fulfilling the lusts of their father the devil, with their flesh and carnal minds:

"You are of your father the devil, and you
want to do the desires of your father. He
was a murderer from the beginning, and does
not stand in the truth because there is no
truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he
speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar
and the father of lies." – John 8:44

They tell lies for their advantage and gain. WOE UNTO YOU if you continue doing them and do not repent!

"I tell you, no, but unless you repent,
you will all likewise perish.” -Luke 13:5

Oh brother, hold your anger. I appeal to your senses, logic, and reasoning… please hear what the Bible say,

"Come forth from her midst, My people,
And each of you save yourselves
From the fierce anger of the LORD.

"Flee from the midst of Babylon,
And each of you save his life!
Do not be destroyed in her punishment,
For this is the LORD’S time of vengeance;
He is going to render recompense to her.

"Babylon has been a golden cup in the hand of the LORD,
Intoxicating all the earth.
The nations have drunk of her wine;
Therefore the nations are going mad."
                  – Jeremiah 51:45,6-7

Here, the Babylon represents all the peoples on earth with and in different languages and dialects but with their own false religions. And if you are one of the members of each of these false religions, and you have an ear to hear, God’s admonition is for you. You must FLEE out of the midst of Babylon NOW or ASAP to avoid being caught with “the destroying wind”, as it is written…

"Thus says the LORD:
“Behold, I am going to arouse against Babylon
And against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai
The spirit of a destroyer.

"I will dispatch foreigners to Babylon that they may winnow her
And may devastate her land;
For on every side they will be opposed to her
In the day of her calamity.

"Let not him who bends his bow bend it,
Nor let him rise up in his scale-armor;
So do not spare her young men;
Devote all her army to destruction."
                         -Jeremiah 51:1-3

Herewith, I dare you ALL, brothers, to seek the truth. And I would like to advise you to test the preachers of our times, especially those holding Bibles in their hands, and discover for yourself the salvation offered by the Lord thru the preacher He had sent to us, lest we fail to catch-up the last drop of the Latter Rain…

 

...for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.” 
 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!”   -Romans 10:13-15

 

The apostles were sent during their times, and in our times there is one. Therefore thru that preacher sent from God, we can have the faith by HEARING the words of God from him. Because only thru that preacher who had the faith of Christ, we can surely walk with God in our lives from now and forever.

 

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit,
but test the spirits to see whether
they are from God
, because many false
prophets have gone out into the world." -1 John 4:1

 

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What Other People Say About Islam?

 

Jerry Falwell said that "...Muhammad was

 a terrorist. I've read enough of the

 history of his life written by both Muslims

 and non-Muslims, that he was a

violent man, a man of war." 6,7 That particular

comment triggered a riot in

India which killed at least 14 people.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations

(CAIR) singled out Evangelical

Christian "Franklin Graham who has claimed

that terrorism is part of

'mainstream' Islam and that the Quran,

Islam's revealed text, 'preaches

violence.' Graham also called Islam an

 'evil and wicked religion.' "

CAIR listed two additional leading conservative

 Christian pastors -- Pat

Robertson and Chuck Colson -- who, they say,

 "have echoed Graham's

Islamophobic smears."

The CAIR listed a number of socially conservative

 commentators such as

William Lind, who suggests that American

Muslims “...should be encouraged

 to leave [the U.S.]. They are a fifth

column in this country.” Also

listed were Ann Coulter, Jerry Vines, and

 Paul Weyrich.

Conservative Christian author and radio

pastor Dave Hunt claims: "...there

are more than 100 verses in the Qur'an

advocating the use of violence

to spread Islam. In the Qur'an, Allah

commands Muslims, 'Take not the

Jews and Christians as friends....Slay

the idolaters [non-Muslims] wherever

ye find them.... Fight against such...as

believe not in Allah...' (Surah 5:51; 9:5,29,41, etc..).

Though most Muslims would shrink from

 obeying such

commands, this is official Islam and it

cannot change without admitting

that Muhammad was a false prophet

 and murderer." 5

 

 

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