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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-

 

Testimony - Hilgard Muller Print E-mail
I grew up in a Christian home where my parents was God fearing people and it was part of our lives to have Bible study and prayer time as a family every evening before bed-time. I attended church on a weekly basis and was a member of the Dutch Reform Church in South Africa. At this stage in my life Christianity was only what I did, reading the Bible, praying a prayer and attending church. Little did I know that I was only what is known as a "Christian by name". As I grew older in my life the true fleshly Hilgard started to show and Christianity only became lip-service while I had a life full of sin.

When I turned eighteen and finished school, I joined the Police Force and going to church, reading the Bible and prayer became something of the past. I would still say the occasional prayer but it had no meaning and it was merely words and not true prayer.

I started living more for this world and enjoyed drinking with my fellow Police friends and by now I was a full-time smoker. The lifestyle we lived as Policeman was surrounded by swearing, alcohol, nightclubs, pornography and various other matters that I am too ashamed to mention.

My Bible became a decoration in the Police barracks I was staying. I remember picking it up from time to time, dusting it off and put it back where it was. It never occurred to me that I was on my way to Hell even though there was still a prayer to God from time to time. I lived under the lie that because I was baptised as a child, attended church from time to time, said a prayer once in a while and would have a read in the Bible at certain times, that I was on my way to Heaven.

My career was rather important to me and I started studying when I was eighteen years old, at the age of 26 I was now a Police Inspector with various "juniors" under me. My lifestyle was torn into two part, the person I would be when I was with my drinking friends and the person I would be in front of my parents or other God fearing people.

By now I was already married for many years but the lifestyle never changed. With some of my fellow collegues being killed on duty only gave us as Police Officers more reason to have such a lifestyle. I remember it clearly how we would go from the funeral to the Police pub and get completely drunk out of "respect" for our fallen collegue.

My life was still empty and I was continually wanting more, more promotions, more money, a bigger house, nicer car, it never stopped In 2003 an opportunity opened up for me and I accepted a position with a certain Security Company to go and work in Iraq, all of a sudden I would receive almost $20,000 per month in my pocket. I thought that this was my golden opportunity to quench the thirst I had in me.

Although I have never had such comradeship with the people I worked with my life was truly going down the drain. I bought everything my heart desired, you name it I had it and not for long I was living in a five bedroom house, another house on a farm, a $60,000 car, quad bike for every family member and many more toys. I still lived a double live since alcohol,pornography and various other sinful things would be part of our daily lives in Iraq.

During my time there I started taking a small Bible with me every day when we would go on missions and started reading from it again during some quiet time. It still did not mean much to me but I simply bluffed myself since the reality of death stared everyone of us in the face on a daily basis. My best friend was killed and I was asked to give a speech on his memorial service in Iraq, not long after him another two colleges of mine was killed. I remember having a conversation with my brother who was also working in Iraq about the fact that we could lose our lives any day and I was wondering where I would end up. I was still deceived and thought that I would go to Heaven because of my "Christian" belief.

When I look back today I can only thank God that He protected me during my time in Iraq and that by His Grace I am now saved.

After about three years in Iraq I eventually went back home to South Africa to a complete new lifestyle, but little did I know that my old habits would follow me. I now had such a sinful life that Christ was forgotten again even though he called me to Him several times in Iraq.

My life started to fall apart not long after my return. I did not look for new work and simply relied on some financial backing I had. I still continued a life of visiting the pub on a daily basis and "enjoyed" other sinful ways. My wife could not deal with me any more and all of a sudden we were separated, my daughter did not want to know anything about me for I was no example to her at all.

Not long after that we lost the house we were living in and I moved to the family farm, without work and separated from my family. I realized that my lifestyle had to stop and by the Grace of God without asking Him He restored my marriage again. From the outside things looked well again but I was hiding the true sinful me from the world

I cannot recall the exact date but I remember clearly that I had such a craving in me for a few days to learn more about our Savior Jesus Christ that I even told my wife about it. My sinful life has calmed down qiute a lot but was still present. One evening when I was alone in our house with my sinful life catching up with me again I had the scare of my life, I was sitting in our living room looking at programs that no Christian should watch and I could feel the presence of evil around me. I became so scared that I stood up and went to the bathroom where I tried to contemplate what was happening.

I was thinking about all my sin and all of a sudden it became so clear to me that I was on my way to Hell. This scared me even more and I still recall how I looked into the mirror and was completely pale in my face. Words cannot describe the fear I had.

I walked out of the bathroom, fell on my knees and cried out to God. This was no "official" prayer since I just cried like I never did before and I just spoke to God, I told Him everything I did wrong and was still doing wrong. I just cried and talked, I do not know how long this took but when I stood up from the ground I knew that I was a new person and that Jesus Christ was my Savior. I knew right there that I was saved.

An immense craving started in me to learn more about our Savior and He has since that day taught me so many True Biblical aspects that I had to start sharing it with the world. My sins was forgiven and by His Grace I completely stopped swearing, drinking, looking at things no Cristian must look at and many other sinful things.

The old Hilgard has died and the new Hilgard has risen in Jesus Christ. I am a new person and all the Glory to our Savior Jesus Christ.
 
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