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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-

 

Press on to Sanctification PDF Print E-mail

(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. Thus, an excellent man remarked: It is gradual in preparation, but instantaneous in reception; and the more earnestly we long for this unspeakable blessing, the more swiftly the preparation increases. The gradual preparation is often short, when the soul wills it, earnestly desires it, quickly abandons all for it, and prays as it should.

A snake may cast its coat, but keep its venom. A sinner may cast off much of the “old man” in outward and even in inward character, but if not cleansed from all sin, there is a snaky inclination in his nature that may wound others, or the cause of God, or himself eternally. That was a shrewd saying of one, that “a profession of religion without purity is like a fair glove drawn over a foul hand.” Purity is the prime jewel of moral worth in man or woman. What is the most graceful dress humanity ever wore, if the one who wears it has a filthy person? We would shrink from such a creature; but such is he who makes a graceful profession of religion, and carries about him an unclean spirit, an impure heart; he lacks the prime jewel of moral worth – purity.

Let that new convert hearken! The remains of sin, yea, the seed of every sin is within till you are cleansed throughout spirit, soul, and body.

That was a good remark of one, “There is much of the old man in the new.” Already have you been made sensible of the fact. Those seeds have taken root; they are rooted in that heart of yours, among the plants of grace, like weed-roots in a bed of vegetables. They must be uprooted, or they will destroy or dwarf the plants of grace within you. Indwelling sin is Satan’s capital. He who has a small capital will keep adding to it. It is Satan’s investment, and he will not neglect it; the Devil’s stock, and he will watch its rise and fall in the market, close as any stockjobber. Sin is in itself an accumulating principle. A slight cold is prone to additions. It is so with indwelling sin. Its nature is to render you cold to duty, and cold in your affections towards God and His people. It contracts the fine affections of your soul as a cold the fine vessels of your body, rendering you chilly and shivering in the presence of a good Gospel fire.

You have the elements of this ague within; it has begun, in fact, in these incipient stages. Get rid of it. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from it. The medicine is ready if your faith is ready. Why not now? “All things are possible to him that believeth.” May you have no rest till you are cured of these ague fits, slight indeed, at present. It would be a wonder were it otherwise, considering your present advantages. But inbred sin has a lodgment in your nature, and every exposure to “evil air,” to bad company, and bad influence will add to it. Your ague fits will increase.

Purity of heart is your remedy. Be not deceived.

Are you clear in your conversion? If not, in all likelihood you will wander back to the Devil.

Be not deceived in your intentions regarding sin. You have put it away, surely you have, if regenerated. But have you parted with it for ever, think you? Have you quite removed your eye off it? No treacherous inclination towards it? No hankering after it? Do you hate it? There is much in the remark of one, “That many deal with their sins as the mother of Moses with her boy:” she put him away, but provided for him. Hid him in the ark of bulrushes, as if she had forsaken him quite; but kept her eye upon him, and at last became his nurse. Thus many leave but love their sins. They hide them from the eyes of others, but their hearts go after them. At last they take their sins to nurse and give them the breast. Can you detect anything of this in yourself? Then let me shout in your ears – “PERIL!” “Make a clean breast of it,” as they say sometimes to criminals; resolve upon purity; it is your only safety. The blessing is your spiritual birthright if you are born from above. You will backslide, perhaps foully and fatally, without is.

Some years ago, a young lady in … , since gone to Heaven, lost her evidence of justification through some sore mental conflict or other; but one day, when listening to a sermon on Romans 8:16, she regained it. “Then,” said she, “with the blessing of justification in one hand, I held forth the other for full salvation.” That was the proper attitude for a truly justified soul. She soon after obtained the blessing. Can you separate green from a healthy growing leaf and keep it healthy and growing? Or heat from fire and keep it fire? Or sunshine from the sun and keep it sunshine? As well try habitually to separate a desire for purity from your justification and keep it justification. God commands you to be holy – “Be ye holy, For I the Lord your God am holy.” How can you continue justified in disobeying so plain a command? “For this is the will of God, even your sanctification.” How can you retain the blessing in question with a will so contrary to God’s will? You may answer these questions as best you can, they require none from me, only this: I would not like to trust the safety of my state to such a justification. It is deceptive and dangerous.

Holiness preserves itself and those who possess it; a high encouragement to seek it. Your not seeking it has been the CAUSE of your “sinning again” – your constant oscillations between darkness and light, and light and darkness, aye, and of all your troubles.


 
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