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Vol. 14 / Issue 9 / March 29 2012

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John MacArthur is Wrong! - True Freedom! - Part 31
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By Sherly Isaac

Who can go to heaven? Had this question bothered you ever and is this bothering you? Bible gives clear answer to this question how we can go to heaven and who can go to heaven.

Jesus said in John 5:24, "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life."

Here Jesus says that whoever hears the word of Jesus and believes in God has everlasting life. Once when a Pharisee named Nicodemus came to Jesus, He said (John 3:3), "Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Nicodemus was very much puzzled and asked how it is possible at all? We read in John 3:4-6, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."

Jesus spoke about spiritual birth because when sin entered in this world, sin separated human beings from God. And because of sin our spirit is dead. Bible tells us in Rom 3:23, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". And in Rom 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."All have sinned and no one can go to the presence of God with their sins. If we want to go to heaven, we need to be born again which means that our spirit must be reunited with God. For this very purpose Jesus came in this world and gave His precious blood on the cruel cross so that we could have forgiveness of our sins. Today we can come to Jesus and get forgiveness of our sins through His precious blood. Jesus promised to forgive all our sins if we just come to Him. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior the most important thing that happens in our lives is that, "we will not go into judgment, but will have passed from death into life."

This everlasting life is available for you if you just come to Jesus, repent from your sins and give your life to Him. He will forgive and forget all your sins. He will give you a new life.

John MacArthur is Wrong! - True Freedom! - Part 31

By Sherly Isaac

To read previous parts or next parts please click on these links:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23, Part 24, Part 25, Part 26, Part 27, Part 28, Part 29, Part 30, Part 31, Part 32

John MacArthur writes in his book titled, "Hard to Believe: The High Cost and Infinite Value of Following Jesus" (Chapter 4, page 70, Title "The Best Example" under subtitle, "True Freedom") that, "Probably nothing is more true of sinners today than that they think they are free. They see Christianity as some kind of bondage. It is all about rights: "No one is going to infringe on my rights. I can be who I want to be. I'm free to be myself." You hear that inane statement again and again.
Such people are not free. The Bible defines them as prisoners. Sin has indebted them to God, and it's a debt they cannot pay. They are in bondage, and they are awaiting eternal death."

If John MacArthur thinks that freedom is not possible then he is completely wrong because Jesus Himself said in John 8:32, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." And in John 8:34-36, Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

So you can see that every person who commits sin is in bondage and needs freedom or deliverance. They are in bondage and they are already dead. Unless they receive the forgiveness of their sins they will remain eternally dead. But here is Good News that Jesus came in this world to redeem us from slavery because of sin and from the bondage of sin so that we could have eternal life. He shed His precious blood on the cruel cross so that we could receive pardon and can go free. No matter whatever sins you have committed Jesus is ready to forgive you and forget all your sins. He is ready to deliver you and make you free.

Yes, there is freedom available for you, if you just come at the feet of Jesus, repent from your sins and accept Him as your Lord and Savior.

And further John MacArthur says, "To gain eternal life, you have to let go of your spiritual pride, and die to yourself. To lead others to Christ, to save them from this eternal judgment, you have to speak that truth in love; you have to tell them the truth without pulling any punches. Does that seem impossible? Will your audience turn you off? Well, as you can see, they turned Jesus off. In fact they hated His message so much, His own neighbors and relatives, in a rage, tried to kill Him for preaching it.
If you suffer for the truth of Gospel, and you will, remember you're in good company. You're following the best example who ever served God; you are on the Lord's side, casting off self-righteousness to walk through the narrow gospel gate that leads to eternal life, and faithfully giving that gospel to others."

But this is wrong theory for obtaining eternal life. If we believe that our efforts bring salvation of our souls then it means that the sacrifice of Jesus was not perfect and was not sufficient for our salvation. It is to demean the work of Jesus on the cruel cross who shed even the last drop of His blood on the cruel cross for our salvation. There is no other sacrifice which can save us. His' was the ultimate sacrifice that was done by our Lord Jesus Christ which is 100% perfect for our salvation.

In order to get Eternal life we do not need to die to ourselves but only we need to humble ourselves and come at the feet of Jesus recognizing that He is the only Savior and He alone can save us from our sins. No amount of your good work will ever save you because there is only one name given for our salvation that is Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God. Yes, my friend, there is no other name or any other means such as self denial or die to yourself given to us for our salvation except the name of Jesus alone.

Come to Jesus, repent from your sins and accept Him as your Lord and Savior. Then He will give you eternal life. There is no other way.

Bible says in John 1:12-13, "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."

The moment a person accepts Jesus as his/her personal Lord and Savior at that very moment, his/her sins are forgiven and they receive eternal life.

If you want this wonderful life then repent from your sins and give your life to Jesus. Please pray this prayer with me:

Lord Jesus, I am a sinner, please forgive and forget all my sins and come into my life. Today I accept you as my Lord and Savior. Please wash me with your precious blood and give me that new life, that eternal life. I thank you Lord Jesus for forgiving my sins and for giving me eternal life. I give you all the glory. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Through the Valley of Death & other Books

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Both books compares the Bible and the Quran and read eye opening facts about Jesus, God of the Bible, Allah and Islamic faith. I am sure that you want to read this.

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