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Are You Saved?

If you were to die today are you 100% sure you would go to HEAVEN?

Things... that will NOT save your soul!

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Assurance of Salvation.
Are you Born Again?
Hoe om Wedergebore te word.
Wedergeboorte.

How to Give Your Testimony

In this article I will lead you through some simple steps you can take to learn how to give your Christian testimony to others.
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Aan wie behoort jy?

Deur Frikkie Osborne

Liewe leser, wat sal u antwoord op hierdie eenvoudige, dog dringende en eerlike vraag wees? “Aan wie behoort u?” U antwoord hierop is van kardinale belang, want u ewige bestemming hang daarvan af.
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The Backslider in Heart

Charles G. Finney

I. What backsliding in heart is not.

II. What backsliding in heart is.

III. What are evidences of backsliding in heart.

IV. What are consequences of backsliding in heart.

V. How to recover from this state.

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Things that will NOT save your soul!

- Church membership
- Confirmation and Baptism
- The Lord’s communion
- Religious Ceremonial Rituals
- Prayers (Your own or any other’s)
- Almsgiving
- Keeping the “Golden Rule”
- Being good an doing good
- Good works and good character
- Dying for your country or religion
- Lodge Membership
- Half-hearted Assent to any general belief in Christian principles.

Jesus said: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
These words of Christ are final and without exception. It is therefore imperative that everyone inquire diligently, with regard to this experience.

 

You can DRIFT into Hell,
But you cannot DRIFT into Heaven!



Now, what is the food for
the inner man? Not prayer,
but the Word of God;
and here again, not the
simple reading of the Word
of God...but considering
what we read, pondering
over it, and applying it to
our hearts.

- George Muller -

Stappe van Redding
- uit die lewe van Saggeüs

Verlore in sonde
Die uitnodiging
Die uitnodiging aanvaar
Restitusie en getuienis
Belofte van redding
Voorwaarde van redding
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Wysheid

Die beginsel van die wysheid is om die Here te vrees, en die vrees van die Here is om te haat wat sleg is (sonde).
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If a man be not absolutely determined to give up his sins and evil companions, and have his soul saved at all hazards, and at every expense, he will surely perish everlastingly. This requires a violent earnestness.

-Adam Clarke


Volle Oorgawe

Rom 12:1 Ek vermaan julle dan, broeders, by die ontferminge van God, dat julle jul liggame stel as ‘n lewende, heilige en aan God welgevallige offer dit is julle redelike godsdiens.

Daar is twee defnitiewe voorwaardes vir ‘n lewe van oorwinning:
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John 3;3: …verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God;

Nicodemus, according to the general sense of the nation, thought that when the Messiah came, and his kingdom was set up, they should all share in it, without any more ado; they being the descendants of Abraham, and having him for their father: but Christ assures him, that he must be "born again"; in distinction from, and opposition to his first birth by nature; in which he was vile, polluted, carnal, and corrupt, being conceived in sin, and shapen in iniquity, and was a transgressor from the womb, and by nature a child of wrath; and in opposition to his descent from Abraham, or being born of him, and of his seed; for this would be of no avail to him in this case, nor give him any right to the privileges and ordinances of the kingdom of God, or the Gospel dispensation; see Mt 3:9;
-Adam Clarke

GO ON

J.O. McClurkan

You will only keep the grace you now have by going on and seeking more.  There are heights, depths, and breadths in the great Father’s heart that you know but little about.  Press on to be filled with all his fullness.  (Eph. 3:19.)  If I had but one message to holiness people, it would be, Go deeper – press on to know him in all his preciousness.  Exalt him more and more until your heart is a sea of glory – a garden where all the rich graces of the Spirit bloom, a temple filled with his beauty – yea, the palace from which the royal wealth of heaven’s King shall go forth to bless this old world in a thousand ways.

What Holiness means to me
George B. Ferguson

To say with deep sincerity and out of a pure heart, that, “I praise the Lord for wholly sanctifying my heart”, covers a multitude of expressions concerning holiness. The depth of meaning in the word “holiness” goes to the core of the individual personality; cleansing every root of our being, that we might be fashioned in the image of God.
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Sin must be pardoned, and the impurity of the heart washed away, before any soul can possibly enter into the kingdom of God. As this new birth implies the renewing of the whole soul in righteousness and true holiness, it is not a matter that may be dispensed with: heaven is a place of holiness, and nothing but what is like itself can ever enter into it.

-Adam Clarke

 

VOLKOME HEILIGMAKING
‘N REIN HART GEVUL MET DIE HEILIGE GEES

Met die ondervinding van wedergeboorte (Joh. 3:3)  én die bevestiging daarvan (Rom. 8:16) deur die getuienis van die Heilige Gees, vind ‘n radikale verandering van lewenswyse plaas (2 Kor. 5:17).

Hierna volg ‘n proses van selfontdekking wat lei tot die behoefte aan ‘n dieper innerlike verlossing (vrymaking) en reiniging van die inwonende sonde asook die vervulling met die Heilige Gees.
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Press on to Sanctification
(By John Fletcher)

Entire sanctification is an instantaneous salvation – that act of the Holy Ghost, according to our faith, by which sin is entirely expelled from the soul, when the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sin, and includes an instantaneous power then given, always to cleave to God.
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I AM A NEW CHRISTIAN WHAT DO I DO NOW??

When you received Christ as your Saviour, several things took place in your life.
1. YOU BECAME A CHILD OF GOD.
2. YOUR SINS WERE FORGIVEN.
3. YOU PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE.
4. YOU RECEIVED ETERNAL LIFE AS A GIFT.
5. YOU SHALL NOT COME INTO CONDEMNATION.

However, there are certain things God expects from you now.
1. YOU SHOULD BE SCRIPTURALLY BAPTIZED.
2. YOU SHOULD READ THE BIBLE DAILY.
3. YOU SHOULD PRAY DAILY.
4. YOU SHOULD CONFESS YOUR SINS DAILY.
5. YOU SHOULD TELL OTHERS ABOUT CHRIST.
6. YOU SHOULD KEEP YOUR HEART AND THOUGHTS CLEAN.
7. YOU SHOULD ATTEND A BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH REGULARLY.
8. YOU SHOULD WORK FOR THE LORD.
9. YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR THE SOON RETURN OF THE LORD.


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PASOP VIR DIE JAKKALSE!
Helena Garratt

1.  Die jakkals van Sterk Drank.
2.  Wêreldse Vermaak
(a) Kan ek God, deur my gaan daarheen, verheerlik?
(b) Sou ek graag wil hê dat die Here my daar moet vind?
3.  Die ‘jakkals’ van ongewenste (goddelose) geselskap.

“Neem my hart, en laat dit immermeer,
Vir alles toe wees behalwe vir U, o Heer.”

 

Faith and Assurance
JC Ryle

Reader, if you really desire to go to heaven, and to go there in the Bible way, you will find the subject of this tract of the deepest importance. Believe me, your own comfort in religion, and your peace of conscience, depend exceedingly on understanding the matter about which I am going to speak.

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Complete Salvation
AW Tozer

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. —Hebrews 7:25

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"We are never so high as when we are on our knees..."
-Unknown Christian-

 

Wedergeboorte PDF Print E-mail

Johan Malan, Universiteit van die Noorde

Opsomming: Die Bybelse eis van bekering en wedergeboorte word toenemend verwerp en met ‘n “verlossingsleer” vervang wat op uitverkiesing en die verbondsdoop gebaseer is.

Die Here Jesus het vir ‘n geleerde teoloog wat van beter moes geweet het, gesê: “Voorwaar, voorwaar Ek sê vir jou, as iemand nie weer gebore word nie, kan hy die koninkryk van God nie sien nie” (Joh. 3:3). Nikodémus was egter só in onkunde vasgevang dat hy nie eers geweet het van ‘n tweede, geestelike geboorte wat daar in jou lewe moet plaasvind as jy God wil behaag nie. Jesus se reaksie hierop was: “Jy is die leraar van Israel en jy weet hierdie dinge nie?” (Joh. 3:10). Hoe raak ‘n mens by só ‘n dooie vormgodsdiens betrokke wat net op uiterlike rituele gebaseer is? Jy laat ná om jou tot die Here te bekeer en weergebore te word, en betree dan die Christendom as ‘n ongeredde persoon. Om jouself as ‘n gelowige re regverdig, sê jy dan: “Ek is uitverkore, gedoop en aangeneem, en daarom ‘n kind van die Here.” Só mislei jy jouself! Nikodémus was ‘n lid van die uitverkore volk, hy het die verbondsteken van die besnydenis gehad en was godsdienstig ‘n ten volle ingelyfde persoon, en tóg was hy verlore – op pad hel toe – omdat hy nie weergebore was nie! Die Here het geen behae in ‘n verbondsteken soos die besnydenis (Gal. 6:15) indien die betrokke persoon nie ook in sy hart besny is [m.a.w. geestelik weergebore] is nie, en ook nie in die waterdoop indien die persoon nie deur die Heilige Gees in Christus se liggaam gedoop [m.a.w. weergebore] is nie (1 Kor. 12:13). Mense wat die Here Jesus net op grond van uiterlike sakramente volg, bewys slegs lippediens aan Hom omdat hulle harte koud en onweergebore is: “Hierdie volk nader My met hulle mond en eer My met die lippe, maar hulle hart is ver van My af” (Matt. 15:8).

Wederbaring deur die Woord

Jesus Christus is self die vleesgeworde Woord van God (Joh. 1:14). Hy het gesê: “Die woorde wat Ek tot julle spreek, is gees en is lewe” (Joh. 6:63). Die Woord, wat van Jesus Christus as die enigste Verlosser van ‘n verloregaande mensdom getuig, wil jou aanspreek en jou sondige toestand aan jou openbaar. Die Woord van God is soos ‘n skerp, tweesnydende swaard wat tot diep in jou hart indring om jou van al jou sonde en verlorenheid te oortuig, maar ook van die liefde en reddende genade van Christus (Heb. 4:12). Eers moet jy erken dat jy ‘n verlore sondaar is, jou sondes bely en laat staan, en dan op grond van die beloftes in die Bybel vergifnis daarvoor verkry (1 Joh. 1:8-9). Op daardie oomblik sal jy ‘n geestelike wedergeboorte ondervind en vrede in jou hart kry (Ef. 5:26; Titus 3:5).

Lewendmaking vir sterwendes

Wedergeboorte is ‘n gawe van God aan mense wat erken dat hulle geestelik dood is – sonder God en sonder hoop in die wêreld. Die Geneesheer het nie vir die gesondes gekom nie, maar vir al die siekes wat geestelik sterwend is. Soos Nikodémus, besef baie mense nie dat hulle in groot geestelike nood verkeer nie. Weens hulle vormgodsdiens het hulle net die naam dat hulle leef, maar hulle is dood (Op. 3:1). Ondersoek jouself of jy in die geloof is en ‘n getuienis van wedergeboorte het (2 Kor. 13:5). Indien nie, gaan na jou binnekamer en maak jou saak met die Here reg. Die Heilige Gees wat jou deur die Woord van sonde oortuig, is ook die lewendmakende Gees van God wat jou op grond van die Here Jesus se soenverdienste aan die kruis sal wederbaar en ‘n nuwe lewe aan jou skenk.

Bevryding vir die gevangenes

Die groot erns van die saak van wedergeboorte word ook uitgebeeld deur verlore siele as gevangenes van Satan te beskryf. Hulle is in die dodeselle van die vyand se tronk, gebind deur kettings van sonde en verlorenheid, en wag net die
voltrekking van hulle vonnis af – die ewige dood! “Die loon [of straf] van die sonde is die dood, maar die genadegawe van God is die ewige lewe in Christus Jesus, onse Here” (Rom. 6:23). Hy het na die aarde gekom om ons uit Satan se gevangenes te verlos, asook van ‘n gewisse ewige dood wat op ons gewag het (Luk. 4:18-19). Hy het in ons plek die doodstraf gedra, want volgens God se wet móét die sonde gestraf word. “Die straf
wat vir ons die vrede aanbring, was op Hom” (Jes. 53:5). Het jy al werk gemaak met die klagstaat van sonde en ongeregtighede wat teen jóú opgestel is. As jy jou sondes bedek en toesmeer, staan hulle teen jou en sal jou na die ewige dood sleep (Spr. 28:13). Indien jy dit egter bely en laat staan, sal hierdie klagstaat uitgewis word deur Iemand wat reeds die straf daarvoor gedra het. “Die skuldbrief teen ons, wat met sy insettinge ons vyandig was, [het Hy]
uitgedelg en weggeruim deur dit aan die kruis vas te nael” (Kol. 2:14). Die enigste weg to vergifnis, vryspraak en wedergeboorte is om jou tot die Here te
bekeer en elke sonde te bely waarvan die Heilige Gees jou oortuig. Daarna moet jy die Here vertrou om jou met sy Heilige Gees te vervul en te lei. Hiervoor is dit nodig om die ou natuur, wat weer na die sonde terug wil gaan, af te lê en jou met die nuwe natuur van Christus te beklee (Ef. 4;22-24).


 
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