There ain’t no buts…with Salvation!!
By Don Twobears
Hell Fire and Damnation…is not some kook running around and yelling about the Bible! I like to think of it as the Dispensation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as it must be given, straight forward, honest, thought provoking and yes, at times, difficult for all, not just some, to deal with. The essence of this sort of preaching, is one of calling SIN by it’s real name SIN!
Far too many preachers and ministers now days, are looking to speak to the “Enjoyment and Passivity” of the Congregation, so that everyone “Feels” good about the sermon. They go home to eat their Sunday lunch and continue on through the week, never remembering the sermon, nor the Scriptures used, Which ARE the very Words from God’s mouth to our ears! When we all KNOW we should be on our Knees and humbly seeking the Lord!
It is in the frame of mind, that we should try and see ourselves, sitting in some West Texas town, at a Tent Revival, a Gospel Revival, which everyone KNOWS is so needed these days! A Revival of any form is needed in these dark days, just before the Advent of the Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ!
Luke 19:8-11 “And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, “This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost”. And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.”
“Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I must ask, when you go to church, do you bring at least one unsaved Friend with you? The Bible expressly asks us to “seek out the unsaved,” all that are lost, as we walk in the Lord everyday! Of course we all know that the Lord is the only one that can save anyone, but if they never get to walk through the doors of the Church, how do you expect them to hear the Word of God?! Are you actively preaching and teaching the Scriptures of our Lord and Savior…to anyone?! Then how are they ever going to hear the name of Jesus Christ?! How are they ever going to be “Convicted” by the Holy Spirit of their SIN, when they have never heard the Word of God, or of HIS Love for them, or their destiny in Hell, if they refuse to listen?! Brothers and Sisters in Christ…do you realize there is no other way to Eternal Life than to receive the Blood of Jesus Christ from HIS Cross at Calvary!! You must be about your Fathers Business! Is this not how Jesus Christ began HIS ministry?! Exactly when are you going to Start YOURS?!!”
“Oh Yes…you have so many other things you must be taking care of, like children, or a needy husband, the house is filthy, or no one is around to do the lawn…am I right?? How insensitive of me to forget about these…needful things! God goes to the effort to “Create” you and I, then HE must know our needs, correct? HE takes the time to come here to this puny little planet HE created, is Tortured and then Crucified, probably the most horrible of ways to die, but we have needs to be met, more important than HIM! Well…I have this job and all and I am so busy providing for my Family, so…you see how it is! Yes indeedy I do! I am able to see that you could careless about your Eternal home…TODAY…is so all fired important!! Am I Right?! Go ahead and keep thinking this way and you will most definitely end up in Hellfire!!”
“Well…now Pastor! That is NOT very nice of you, come here and condemn me like that, when I am doing the very best that I know how to do! I Tithe and I sit here and listen to everything that is said! And…and then I try and live a good and righteous life…so that’s not very nice of you at all!!” I am not trying to be nice here!! I am trying to get it through your thick head, that IF…you don’t receive Jesus Christ into your heart…IF…you keep going the direction you are, you will surely die in your SIN!! You will SURELY end up in HELL!!! And that’s NOT for a day or so…IT’S FOR ETERNITY!!!”
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
“I’m sorry, but when I read this, I am never able to see all the “Buts” in that verse! As a matter of fact, I don’t see a single one! That being the case, it is evident that your commitment to GOD be the same…NO BUTS! It is by Grace…that you receive that next breathe of air! It is by Grace…God’s Love…that you get that next meal you eat! It is by Grace…God’s Love for you…that you have the opportunity to be sitting here! And now your sitting there squirming and sqaullering because of your BUTS…instead of giving your heart, Soul and Spirit to the ONE and only person that has ever done anything…for you?! Go ahead on…tell me I’m Crazy!!!”
“The Message that the Lord gives us everyday…is SIMPLE! HE stands at the door of our heart and knocks…ANSWER IT!! HE wants to save you by cleansing you of your SIN…LET HIM….Better yet…ASK HIM TO….PLEAD FOR HIM TO…BEG, BORROW OR STEAL …WHATEVER!!! GET SAVED NOW…BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE…BEFORE…YOU DIE!!! If you miss that opportunity, you will suffer the worst you could ever imagine in all of Eternity!! Once you die, there is no backing up…there is no doing it over again…there is no free pass… you already had your chance…AND YOU BLEW IT!! WELCOME TO HELL FIRE FRIEND!!!”
“Me…standing up here and telling you about Jesus Christ…ain’t gonna get you in the door of Heaven! Passing through the doors of a church…ain’t gonna get you into Heaven! Sitting in the pew or singing all the hymns, doing all the good works around the church…ain’t gonna get you into Heaven!! Brothers and Sisters…YOU MUST ask Jesus Christ into your heart!! YOU MUST ask Jesus Christ to cleanse you of YOUR SIN!!! You MUST leave that old self, your past life person…nailed to the Cross at Calvary!!! THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!! Let me put it this way for ya…IT IS HIS WAY….OR IT IS THE HIGHWAY…TO HELL!!! And that’s the name of that tune Friend!! Let’s go before the Father in Prayer.”
“Father in Heaven…we humbly come before you, filthy and broken though we may be. We know you Love us and that we need YOU to cleanse us and make us whole Father. We humbly ask Father that you convict our Hearts of our SIN!! Father we want to thank you for all your Blessing to us, clean water, good food, Friends and Family that Love us! Most of all Father…we thank you for your Sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary Father…for your Blood Sacrifice that we may have Heaven for Eternity with you…In Jesus Precious Name and for your Honor and Glory Father…AMEN! And all God’s people said “AMEN”!
Jesus Christ is the ONLY way…EVER!!!