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Newsletter of May 2006

In the name of Jesus Christ

There is a question that jumps to the mind of many people, who believe in God and the question is, "who will be saved?" This question is asked by the educated and uneducated people, the adults and young ones, the old and youth and David had the same question: LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? (Psalm 15:1) and the answer from God came in the 2nd verse of the same psalm, Psalm 15:2-5 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

But is observing all this, enough to be saved? The Lord Jesus said: Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:22-23)

Why this? Haven't all these people done these miracles by faith and in His name and didn't they prophesy in the name of Jesus? What's going on here?

The Lord Jesus explained to Nicodemus and said: (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.

So, here we receive conditions and what is required of us in order to go to heaven, but how do we do this? And this same question was in Nicodemus' mind, too.

As we live in the time of grace, we've got the answer, when Peter preached in Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

So, the ones who will be saved, have repen
ted of their sins and have been baptized in Jesus name and have received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues and walking in the ways of holiness, with the works of righteousness and with the fruits of the spirit. es

May the Lord Jesus be with you!

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