From Eastern religions to the largest organized religions in the world (Catholicism and Mormonism etc.) to Dr. Wayne Dwyer and other New Age gurus, we are taught many different "truths" about life, but are they really truths?
Proverbs 14:12 says: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
New Age teachers and Wiccans (witches who worship nature and cast spells or curses, some only claiming to do good with their magic called "white witches" while some who practice dark magic are called "black witches") all seek personal enlightenment, success and power in life, but is this why we are alive? Or is there something bigger than our own fulfillment and achievement going on in life?
Mark 8: 36 says: For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Jesus said in Matthew 6:19 - 20:
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
Also Deuteronomy 18:10 speaks against occult activities: There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire,(child sacrifice) or that useth divination (sorcery), or an observer of times (astrologer), or an enchanter (interprets omens), or a witch.
Exodus 22:18 says "Thou shalt not suffer (allow) a witch to live." Witches were stoned in the Old Testament days.
Maybe some would say about this point: "Well truth is relative, your truth might not be my truth, your salvation may not be my salvation", or someone might say, "All that matters is love so where-ever you find it, that is fine".
But these viewpoints neglect to see there are firm definitions to the words truth, salvation and love. But if each of us is different, then how do we come up with a firm definition for them?
We must go to God who is the One who created everything in the first place and see how He defines these words. He has done so in the Bible.
The Bible is a closed canon (which means measuring rod) of Scripture. And since it is closed, it cannot be added to. As proof of this, the Bible has 3 different warnings in it to not tamper with the Word of God, they can be found in Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30: 5-6 and Revelation 22:18-19.
On this website we will use the Bible version that has been used for over 200 years and is still regarded as the most accurate translation, the King James Bible.
It would be the greatest tragedy ever to think that you are in relationship with Jesus Christ only to find that you were duped into believing a false Jesus, or to have a false Spirit or to believe in a false Gospel . . . . . . because the consequences are eternal!
"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." (The Apostle Paul speaking in II Corinthians 11: 3-5)
And what about people who may not attend church but have their lives wrapped up in organizations that do good works in the world such as the Shriners, a Masonic order?
Is Christ found there? Apparently some of this nation's Founding Fathers thought so because they were members of Masonic orders and Bible touting believers at the same time. But were they right to mix the two? We will examine this in detail on the Masonic page but for now let's look at what Ephesians 2:8-9 says about good works:
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
John 1:17 says:
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
If you want to get born again in Christ Jesus, please take this time now to talk to God. You can say something like this: God I know I am a sinner and I need a Savior and I believe Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah. I believe Jesus Christ was born of a virgin mother, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and that He lived a sinless life because He was God in the flesh, and that He was crucified as the once for all sacrifice for mankind's sins. I believe he was buried and rose from the grave and was witnessed alive before ascending to heaven where He now sits on the throne as King of Kings. I repent of my sins and accept Jesus' gift of salvation today and I ask Him to be my Savior and Lord. I ask the Holy Spirit to come and make a dwelling in my heart and to lead me into all righteousness. Thank you God for hearing my prayer and for sending your Son to save me by dying in my place at the Cross so I can be in the family of God. And Father, I understand that while I am saved by my confession of faith, it is also Your will for me to get water baptized to show my private confession in a public way, and so I ask you to lead me to the church or baptismal situation you have for me so I can get baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen!