Everything I’m Not

Chris

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Everything I’m Not
By Dennis Huebshman

There are some people today who honestly believe they are God’s gift to the world. Thing is, God did give all of us a gift, and it’s not anyone on this earth right now. It happened about 2000 years ago, and the “Gift” is one third of our Heavenly Father, Himself. As for me, I have no illusions as to my so-called importance here. Without my Jesus, I would be a subject to be completely pitied. (all emphasis mine – ESV)

Up until about 35 years ago, I fell into a category that so many others have been in, and many are in right now My conclusion was that I believed in Jesus, and thought I was a pretty good person. That alone should reserve a spot in Heaven for me – right? What I was going to discover was, I was a perfect candidate for a reservation in the long line at the Great White Throne.

All my life up to then, I relied on the “preaching” that was in the churches I occasionally attended. After leaving for a stint in the Navy in the 1960’s, my church attendance became sporadic at the very least. I had never read the bible from Genesis through Revelation even once. “Religion” would cross my mind occasionally, but not to a point that I wanted to get more “involved”.

There were some “prayer warriors” that I found out later, who were steadily asking the Father to put it on my heart and in my mind to seek a relationship with Jesus. One day, a strong thought went through my mind about just how fragile life is, and if I were to die right then, what would be next. I firmly believe the Holy Spirit acted on the “prayer warriors” requests, and was giving me one more invitation to change my lifestyle and eternal address.

I did not like the thought that I was headed for a very miserable forever. I called out to Jesus and asked Him to forgive and save me. I told my wife about this, and bought a new Bible. For the first time ever, I read it from cover to cover. That was a King James Version, and I next bought a New King James Version, followed by a New American Standard, and finally an English Standard Version. Today, if I don’t read a chapter or two from the Father’s word, I feel as if something is missing, which it is. By the way, one of the “prayer warriors” was my Mom, and she lived long enough to see me start a true relationship with Jesus.

So with all this and even getting a Pastor Ordination through Truett Seminary, you might think I’m a very “holy” person. Actually, the deeper my relationship gets with Jesus, the more I realize just how lost I would be without Him. Am I still a sinner? Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23 answers this by stating we all are sinners needing a Savior. And, “yes” I’m one of the “all”, and as long as we in these fallible human bodies, we will fall short. However, one part of the Gift we have from the Savior is a pure pathway to forgiveness when we do sin. That’s found in 1 John 1:8-10.

A song by Dale and Cheryl Golden called, “Everything I’m Not” tells just how much I need to rely on my Heavenly Father in this sin-filled world.

1.) Am I not a weary wounded soldier? Am I not a failure in Your eyes? Am I not a burden You must shoulder? Everything I’m not, You surely recognize.

My Jesus, am I not ungrateful of Your kindness? Am I not a pity, harsh and cold? Am I not so awkward in my blindness? Everything I’m not, You readily behold.

(ref) Tell me how can You continue loving me? Though when all I’ve done, I’ve failed You miserably. Such Amazing Grace You’ve given me thus far; For everything I’m not, My Lord, You are.

2.) Am I not the weakness You are strong for? Am I not the lowest of the low? Am I not the sinner You were wronged for? Everything I’m not, so sadly, You must know.

My Savior, am I not the pain of blood still flowing? Am I not Your cause of deepest shame? Am I not the price of love through knowing; everything I’m not, yet dying just the same.

Ref) Tell me how can You continue loving me? Though when all I’ve done, I’ve failed You miserably. Such Amazing Grace You’ve given me thus far. For everything I’m not, My Lord You are.

Such Amazing Grace You’ve given me thus far – for everything I’m not, my Lord you are. You are the Precious Lord Jehovah, God, You are!


The refrain tells what I have fully come to believe. It is amazing that the Lord can love me after all I’ve done in my lifetime. However, please understand, this isn’t only for me, but He loves each and every one of us. He desires that we all reach repentance, and call out to His Son to save us. (2 Peter 3:9)

Sadly, more will refuse Him than will accept Him. (Matthew 7:13-14) That’s why I am privileged to take the messages He Gives Me, and pass them on in hopes of bringing more souls to my Savior

Please understand, the Father will not impose His will on anyone by force. As our Savior willingly went to the Cross (John 10:18), our Father will be glad to use anyone who willingly submits to His will. He knows I have the desire to get Jesus to souls, and souls to Jesus; as I have heard one pastor say recently. He has helped me with this beyond anything I could have imagined.

The day is coming very soon, when all true believers will hear the trumpet of God, and the shout from the archangel. Then, the next biggest event on the prophetic calendar will take place. We will be taken up to meet our Savior in the air. That’s found in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-53.

All the signs are present right now, and that call could come at any second. All who refuse to accept the gift given at the cost of the blood of My Savior, will go into a very terrible time such as never has been seen here. It’s so easy to ensure you won’t be here, but many think it’s just too easy. Don’t complicate what God has made simple. Follow Romans 10:9-13, and you will have chosen eternity with the Savior. Otherwise, Revelation 20:11-15 will be the fate of those who refuse.

Romans 8:1 states, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” There are times when I am totally in awe that the Creator of the Universe – the Creator of me – wants us to be with Him.

Then again, I realize, He’s Everything I’m Not!

Hope to see you at Home!

[email protected]

https://www.raptureforums.com/dennis-huebshman/everything-im-not/
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
Everything I’m Not
By Dennis Huebshman

There are some people today who honestly believe they are God’s gift to the world. Thing is, God did give all of us a gift, and it’s not anyone on this earth right now. It happened about 2000 years ago, and the “Gift” is one third of our Heavenly Father, Himself. As for me, I have no illusions as to my so-called importance here. Without my Jesus, I would be a subject to be completely pitied. (all emphasis mine – ESV)

Up until about 35 years ago, I fell into a category that so many others have been in, and many are in right now My conclusion was that I believed in Jesus, and thought I was a pretty good person. That alone should reserve a spot in Heaven for me – right? What I was going to discover was, I was a perfect candidate for a reservation in the long line at the Great White Throne.

All my life up to then, I relied on the “preaching” that was in the churches I occasionally attended. After leaving for a stint in the Navy in the 1960’s, my church attendance became sporadic at the very least. I had never read the bible from Genesis through Revelation even once. “Religion” would cross my mind occasionally, but not to a point that I wanted to get more “involved”.

There were some “prayer warriors” that I found out later, who were steadily asking the Father to put it on my heart and in my mind to seek a relationship with Jesus. One day, a strong thought went through my mind about just how fragile life is, and if I were to die right then, what would be next. I firmly believe the Holy Spirit acted on the “prayer warriors” requests, and was giving me one more invitation to change my lifestyle and eternal address.

I did not like the thought that I was headed for a very miserable forever. I called out to Jesus and asked Him to forgive and save me. I told my wife about this, and bought a new Bible. For the first time ever, I read it from cover to cover. That was a King James Version, and I next bought a New King James Version, followed by a New American Standard, and finally an English Standard Version. Today, if I don’t read a chapter or two from the Father’s word, I feel as if something is missing, which it is. By the way, one of the “prayer warriors” was my Mom, and she lived long enough to see me start a true relationship with Jesus.

So with all this and even getting a Pastor Ordination through Truett Seminary, you might think I’m a very “holy” person. Actually, the deeper my relationship gets with Jesus, the more I realize just how lost I would be without Him. Am I still a sinner? Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23 answers this by stating we all are sinners needing a Savior. And, “yes” I’m one of the “all”, and as long as we in these fallible human bodies, we will fall short. However, one part of the Gift we have from the Savior is a pure pathway to forgiveness when we do sin. That’s found in 1 John 1:8-10.

A song by Dale and Cheryl Golden called, “Everything I’m Not” tells just how much I need to rely on my Heavenly Father in this sin-filled world.

1.) Am I not a weary wounded soldier? Am I not a failure in Your eyes? Am I not a burden You must shoulder? Everything I’m not, You surely recognize.

My Jesus, am I not ungrateful of Your kindness? Am I not a pity, harsh and cold? Am I not so awkward in my blindness? Everything I’m not, You readily behold.

(ref) Tell me how can You continue loving me? Though when all I’ve done, I’ve failed You miserably. Such Amazing Grace You’ve given me thus far; For everything I’m not, My Lord, You are.

2.) Am I not the weakness You are strong for? Am I not the lowest of the low? Am I not the sinner You were wronged for? Everything I’m not, so sadly, You must know.

My Savior, am I not the pain of blood still flowing? Am I not Your cause of deepest shame? Am I not the price of love through knowing; everything I’m not, yet dying just the same.

Ref) Tell me how can You continue loving me? Though when all I’ve done, I’ve failed You miserably. Such Amazing Grace You’ve given me thus far. For everything I’m not, My Lord You are.

Such Amazing Grace You’ve given me thus far – for everything I’m not, my Lord you are. You are the Precious Lord Jehovah, God, You are!


The refrain tells what I have fully come to believe. It is amazing that the Lord can love me after all I’ve done in my lifetime. However, please understand, this isn’t only for me, but He loves each and every one of us. He desires that we all reach repentance, and call out to His Son to save us. (2 Peter 3:9)

Sadly, more will refuse Him than will accept Him. (Matthew 7:13-14) That’s why I am privileged to take the messages He Gives Me, and pass them on in hopes of bringing more souls to my Savior

Please understand, the Father will not impose His will on anyone by force. As our Savior willingly went to the Cross (John 10:18), our Father will be glad to use anyone who willingly submits to His will. He knows I have the desire to get Jesus to souls, and souls to Jesus; as I have heard one pastor say recently. He has helped me with this beyond anything I could have imagined.

The day is coming very soon, when all true believers will hear the trumpet of God, and the shout from the archangel. Then, the next biggest event on the prophetic calendar will take place. We will be taken up to meet our Savior in the air. That’s found in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 and 1 Corinthians 15:50-53.

All the signs are present right now, and that call could come at any second. All who refuse to accept the gift given at the cost of the blood of My Savior, will go into a very terrible time such as never has been seen here. It’s so easy to ensure you won’t be here, but many think it’s just too easy. Don’t complicate what God has made simple. Follow Romans 10:9-13, and you will have chosen eternity with the Savior. Otherwise, Revelation 20:11-15 will be the fate of those who refuse.

Romans 8:1 states, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” There are times when I am totally in awe that the Creator of the Universe – the Creator of me – wants us to be with Him.

Then again, I realize, He’s Everything I’m Not!

Hope to see you at Home!

[email protected]

https://www.raptureforums.com/dennis-huebshman/everything-im-not/

I don't get it , the author said they believed in Jesus but thought he was still going to the great white throne judgement prior to accepting Jesus as his saviour?

Its semantics like this that really annoy me , the bible says to be saved you must believe in Jesus that he is God and his sacrifice on the cross was suffiecient enough to save us.

I think the author should have worded his prior unbeliever part of his article a bit more better as this could confuse a lot of people.
 

Chris

Administrator
Staff member
I don't get it , the author said they believed in Jesus but thought he was still going to the great white throne judgement prior to accepting Jesus as his saviour?

Its semantics like this that really annoy me , the bible says to be saved you must believe in Jesus that he is God and his sacrifice on the cross was suffiecient enough to save us.

I think the author should have worded his prior unbeliever part of his article a bit more better as this could confuse a lot of people.

Well, hopefully Dennis will chime in here as he is a member. I might send him an email and ask him to clarify for us. I'm sure he won't mind doing that. :)

Maybe he was talking about believing in Jesus as a person, but not as God in flesh and as his Savior when he was sititng int he church before being saved? :idunno

For example, I have an uncle that believes that Jesus was a real person and that he was a "good teacher". And that is it. I told him Jesus was both of those things AND He was God in flesh who died on the Cross to pay for our sin debt we could never pay so we could be saved. My uncle says no, he doesn't believe that. :mope

So, while many sit in the church pews and keeping them warm, many people sadly just go through the motions without having any substance of believing that Jesus was the promised Messiah, that he paid the sin debt on the Cross that we could never pay, that he died on the Cross, was buried, rose on the 3rd day, and now sits on the right hand of God in Heaven. They do not believe that Jesus was God in flesh, the Son of God. They just believe He was a good teacher and that is all. :doh

But like I said, hopefully Dennis will chime in here and clarify what he was saying. But I can see a little bit of what you are talking about as it very hard to write these articles and make it so that there is no confusion for anyone. I think Dennis will be able to explain for us. :)

God bless you brother.
 

PortWen

Well-Known Member
I don't get it , the author said they believed in Jesus but thought he was still going to the great white throne judgement prior to accepting Jesus as his saviour?

Its semantics like this that really annoy me , the bible says to be saved you must believe in Jesus that he is God and his sacrifice on the cross was suffiecient enough to save us.

I think the author should have worded his prior unbeliever part of his article a bit more better as this could confuse a lot of people.


My understanding of what he said is that he thought he was saved and going to heaven, but only later, after being truly saved, did he realise he was deceived and would actually have ended up at the Great White Throne judgement.

I agree it needs better wording……but I do also understand what he means about belief because my husband is a “believer” in Jesus.

He also thinks he’s a good person and hopes to go to heaven. When you ask him what does his belief consist of, it’s simply that he believes Jesus was a good man, probably the son of God, but not God himself, and he had many excellent teachings, but he is not necessarily the only way to heaven….and the more you dig the more you realise his belief is not a saving belief, just a shallow one filled with his own vague ideas and full of error. So there is saving belief, and false belief. And I think that’s what the writer of this article meant,
 

Chris

Administrator
Staff member
My understanding of what he said is that he thought he was saved and going to heaven, but only later, after being truly saved, did he realise he was deceived and would actually have ended up at the Great White Throne judgement.

I agree it needs better wording……but I do also understand what he means about belief because my husband is a “believer” in Jesus.

He also thinks he’s a good person and hopes to go to heaven. When you ask him what does his belief consist of, it’s simply that he believes Jesus was a good man, probably the son of God, but not God himself, and he had many excellent teachings, but he is not necessarily the only way to heaven….and the more you dig the more you realise his belief is not a saving belief, just a shallow one filled with his own vague ideas and full of error. So there is saving belief, and false belief. And I think that’s what the writer of this article meant,
This is why Rapture Forums exists is to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world and to help save as many souls as we can while there is still time. :thumbup
 

Denny

Well-Known Member
Well, hopefully Dennis will chime in here as he is a member. I might send him an email and ask him to clarify for us. I'm sure he won't mind doing that. :)

Maybe he was talking about believing in Jesus as a person, but not as God in flesh and as his Savior when he was sititng int he church before being saved? :idunno

For example, I have an uncle that believes that Jesus was a real person and that he was a "good teacher". And that is it. I told him Jesus was both of those things AND He was God in flesh who died on the Cross to pay for our sin debt we could never pay so we could be saved. My uncle says no, he doesn't believe that. :mope

So, while many sit in the church pews and keeping them warm, many people sadly just go through the motions without having any substance of believing that Jesus was the promised Messiah, that he paid the sin debt on the Cross that we could never pay, that he died on the Cross, was buried, rose on the 3rd day, and now sits on the right hand of God in Heaven. They do not believe that Jesus was God in flesh, the Son of God. They just believe He was a good teacher and that is all. :doh

But like I said, hopefully Dennis will chime in here and clarify what he was saying. But I can see a little bit of what you are talking about as it very hard to write these articles and make it so that there is no confusion for anyone. I think Dennis will be able to explain for us. :)

God bless you brother.
There are people who believe Jesus lived, but He wasn't really God. I went to a church service one time where a man about 60 went forward. His testimony was, he believed there was a Jesus, but thought as long as he was in church, that was all he needed and he was all right. His testimony was that he felt the Holy Spirit touched him to get him to actually "ask" Jesus for forgiveness, and to come into his life as his Savior. He never considered before that Jesus wants to be a part of us, or He wouldn't have shed His blood for us.

A person can know they are saved by first believing Jesus is the only way to heaven - John 14:6; Acts 4:12. Second, it says in Romans 10:9 that if one confesses with their mouth, and believes in their heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. I had someone say that if one doesn't speak out and confess Jesus verbally, they can't go to Heaven. How about a person who is a mute? God "listens" to our minds, and knows our hearts, and if someone can only "think" the words to call on Jesus, God hears them.

Too many people have the belief they can do something to earn or buy their Salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9 explains it's by the Grace of the Savior that we are saved, and not of works. Nothing of this world can save anyone, only through the Blood of our Savior can we be cleansed. I had a reader comment that she has always been afraid that she had not done enough to be able to go to Heaven. My explanation was that as long as she believed Jesus came to this earth, just as the Bible says He did; that He was born a virgin birth; He lived a sinless life, and His blood was sin-free when He went to the cross, that He actually died as a human, and God raised Him from the dead just as He said would happen; He ascended back to Heaven and will come again to call His church home; then there is nothing else to do to be saved.
Too many people try to add earthly things to God's pure word.

I had been "baptized" as a young teen, but it wasn't because I put my faith in Jesus before that. It was mainly to please my mother, and to get her to stop telling me I was going to hell if I wasn't baptized. Afterwards, I wasn't encouraged to read God's word for myself, but to make sure I attended every church service. Once I realized I had not really understood who Jesus really was, and what His sacrifice meant for me, I knew I had to do something. The bible says that "all who call on the name of the Lord will be Saved." When I called out, I was home alone, and literally opened myself to the Savior, asking Him to please forgive me and save me. That is the only action we can take. I have made it a habit to read from God's word every day, and I have learned so much by looking for myself, rather than trusting a man in a pulpit to give an accurate translation.

Rather than making it easy, I guess I have confused the issue, but the answer is simple. Admit we're all sinners; Believe Jesus is the only Savior that actually died for us, and all who will Call on Him will have an eternal home with Him. (Romans 10:9-13) We are assured that when we do this, we can be confident that we are part of His flock. John 10 is a good chapter to read to see just how the Savior feels about those who want Him as their Savior. He is our Good Shepherd that took the punishment we deserve, and paid for it with His own life. How could we not believe in Him and ask His forgiveness?

Satan will try to tell us that we never can be good enough for the Savior, and we should just enjoy what life we have. He's right about us not being good enough, but when the Father looks at someone who has received and accepted Jesus as their Savior, He only sees His Son in us. That is one reason that it will take an eternity of my serving Him to let Him know just how much I love Him. When I say actually believe in Jesus, and believe who He actually is, that is the "rock" that He built for us to stand on. Once we have truly called out to Him, we cannot be taken from Him. The parable of the seeds is a good lesson for all to read and understand (Matthew 13).

Hope this helps, but will be glad to personally respond to anyone by the email listed in the messages.
 

Denny

Well-Known Member
I don't get it , the author said they believed in Jesus but thought he was still going to the great white throne judgement prior to accepting Jesus as his saviour?

Its semantics like this that really annoy me , the bible says to be saved you must believe in Jesus that he is God and his sacrifice on the cross was suffiecient enough to save us.

I think the author should have worded his prior unbeliever part of his article a bit more better as this could confuse a lot of people.
The fact you're concerned about your eternity says you are most likely a true believer. There are people who believe Jesus exists, but there's other ways to Heaven. John 14:6 takes care of that.
For those who don't believe Jesus and God are one, John 1:1-3, and John 10:30 handles that.
I grew up in a church that believed they were the only ones going to heaven. On top of that, preachers said if we die with one unconfessed sin, we would go to hell. I figured there was no way I could live up to that, so I decided to enjoy what life I had.

When I first read the Bible for myself at about age 40, I discovered a whole new God that really loves us. I also learned I could not ever do enough works to earn a place in Heaven, which was another belief my old church believed.
I have attended many different evangelical services where people "believe" for an hour or two every week. They don't get the pure word of the Bible, but are told real feel good stories.

When I read John 14:6 for the 1st time, I got a lump in my throat. When I read Romans 3:23, I saw myself. Then Romans 6:23 gave me an option I hadn't thought of before. Romans 10:9-13 nailed it down for me.
I don't get it , the author said they believed in Jesus but thought he was still going to the great white throne judgement prior to accepting Jesus as his saviour?

Its semantics like this that really annoy me , the bible says to be saved you must believe in Jesus that he is God and his sacrifice on the cross was suffiecient enough to save us.

I think the author should have worded his prior unbeliever part of his article a bit more better as this could confuse a lot of people.

I don't get it , the author said they believed in Jesus but thought he was still going to the great white throne judgement prior to accepting Jesus as his saviour?

Its semantics like this that really annoy me , the bible says to be saved you must believe in Jesus that he is God and his sacrifice on the cross was suffiecient enough to save us.

I think the author should have worded his prior unbeliever part of his article a bit more better as this could confuse a lot of people.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
Well, hopefully Dennis will chime in here as he is a member. I might send him an email and ask him to clarify for us. I'm sure he won't mind doing that. :)

Maybe he was talking about believing in Jesus as a person, but not as God in flesh and as his Savior when he was sititng int he church before being saved? :idunno

For example, I have an uncle that believes that Jesus was a real person and that he was a "good teacher". And that is it. I told him Jesus was both of those things AND He was God in flesh who died on the Cross to pay for our sin debt we could never pay so we could be saved. My uncle says no, he doesn't believe that. :mope

So, while many sit in the church pews and keeping them warm, many people sadly just go through the motions without having any substance of believing that Jesus was the promised Messiah, that he paid the sin debt on the Cross that we could never pay, that he died on the Cross, was buried, rose on the 3rd day, and now sits on the right hand of God in Heaven. They do not believe that Jesus was God in flesh, the Son of God. They just believe He was a good teacher and that is all. :doh

But like I said, hopefully Dennis will chime in here and clarify what he was saying. But I can see a little bit of what you are talking about as it very hard to write these articles and make it so that there is no confusion for anyone. I think Dennis will be able to explain for us. :)

God bless you brother.

Thanks for clearing that up, it makes a bit more sense when you put it in that perspective
 

Denny

Well-Known Member
I don't get it , the author said they believed in Jesus but thought he was still going to the great white throne judgement prior to accepting Jesus as his saviour?

Its semantics like this that really annoy me , the bible says to be saved you must believe in Jesus that he is God and his sacrifice on the cross was suffiecient enough to save us.

I think the author should have worded his prior unbeliever part of his article a bit more better as this could confuse a lot of people.
Whole reply didn't get in. Anyway, when I found out what really saves us, I called out to Jesus and told Him what He already knew, that I was a sinner. I asked His forgiveness, and to save me from hell. I believe that action changed my eternal address forever.

Semantics has nothing to do with it. All God wants is for us to receive and accept the gift His Son gave us at Calvary. At that moment, we're saved. Will we ever sin again? Absolutely, but we have a clear path to forgiveness. God knows we will slip and sin right up to our last breath here. That's what the Judgment Seat of Christ is about, to receive or lose rewards. No matter what, we still will be with Him forever.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
The fact you're concerned about your eternity says you are most likely a true believer. There are people who believe Jesus exists, but there's other ways to Heaven. John 14:6 takes care of that.
For those who don't believe Jesus and God are one, John 1:1-3, and John 10:30 handles that.
I grew up in a church that believed they were the only ones going to heaven. On top of that, preachers said if we die with one unconfessed sin, we would go to hell. I figured there was no way I could live up to that, so I decided to enjoy what life I had.

When I first read the Bible for myself at about age 40, I discovered a whole new God that really loves us. I also learned I could not ever do enough works to earn a place in Heaven, which was another belief my old church believed.
I have attended many different evangelical services where people "believe" for an hour or two every week. They don't get the pure word of the Bible, but are told real feel good stories.

When I read John 14:6 for the 1st time, I got a lump in my throat. When I read Romans 3:23, I saw myself. Then Romans 6:23 gave me an option I hadn't thought of before. Romans 10:9-13 nailed it down for me.
Thank you for taking the time to clarify what you meant
 

Denny

Well-Known Member
Thank you for taking the time to clarify what you meant
Just know. The Lord Loves you more than you can ever imagine. I look forward to spending eternity with you and all our brothers and sisters.
My concern is for loved ones who have never called out to Jesus. They have had the same opportunities as I have to seek Jesus, but some just don't want to accept Him over what this world offers. I pray they will call before it's too late.
 

Spartan Sprinter 1

Formerly known as Shaun
Just know. The Lord Loves you more than you can ever imagine. I look forward to spending eternity with you and all our brothers and sisters.
My concern is for loved ones who have never called out to Jesus. They have had the same opportunities as I have to seek Jesus, but some just don't want to accept Him over what this world offers. I pray they will call before it's too late.
I pray for the same thing, i've accepted or i guess become more at peace that the Lord is choosing to tarry a bit longer wishing that no one would perish.

Hopefully more of our loved ones come to Christ and stop being so stubborn of heart
 

Andy C

Well-Known Member
Rather than making it easy, I guess I have confused the issue, but the answer is simple. Admit we're all sinners; Believe Jesus is the only Savior that actually died for us, and all who will Call on Him will have an eternal home with Him. (Romans 10:9-13) We are assured that when we do this, we can be confident that we are part of His flock. John 10 is a good chapter to read to see just how the Savior feels about those who want Him as their Savior. He is our Good Shepherd that took the punishment we deserve, and paid for it with His own life. How could we not believe in Him and ask His forgiveness?
Yes, a very simple process and far to many try and complicate it. Some believe its more than belief in Him, and what He did for us on the cross. I have heard or read people saying that they believed in Jesus, believed he was God, believed He paid the price for our sins, believed He died and rose again, but still did not believe at the time they were saved, because they believed they did not have a personal relationship with Him.
 
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