Thursday, October 19, 2006

Thursday Theological Thinking

updated: 10-19-06 PM

We have Two Roads that point towards Heaven. Only one Road actually gets you there.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

Getting to heaven is Not easy. Most will not make it.

Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it."


21-23 Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
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Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'
23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you;
DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

There are Two types of foundations for our lives: Sand and Stone.

Matthew 7: 24-27 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
25"And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
26"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
27"The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell--and great was its fall."


There are Two kinds of Fruit: Good and Bad


Matthew 7: 15-20 Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
16"You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
17"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
18"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
19"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20"So then, you will know them by their fruits.



No one is saved in Groups. Your eternity is personal. You, and you alone, will choose which gate you will enter.

There will be many people that 'loved' the Sermon on the Mount, in Hell.

Seek God's Truth with all your heart and strength! It will take that to Live, and a Bible.

Nothing else will be acceptable before God than the Righteousness of Christ, not your own!

Check your worldy wisdom, knowledge, desires, and pride at the gate of God's Kingdom.

May His will be done, not our own.



4 comments:

DebraJMSmith said...

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Amen, Mark.. It is through Christ, and Christ alone.

And those who die rejecting Him, do so knowingly. No one will end up in hell by accident.

Both of these facts make me breathe easily.

Great post, Mark...

Debra...
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Mark said...

thanks Debra!

No one will end up in hell by accident.

That is so true, even the false teachers and followers will have to trample the cross willingly.

DebraJMSmith said...

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amen, Mark... :)

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Dane Bramage said...

No one will end up in hell by accident

That is such a great yet simple truth. I will have to add it to my soulwinning arsenal.