My life which in many ways was much like John Newton the hard-drinking sailor who came to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and would later write Amazing Grace .
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Believe that it is God only – not your religious works of self righteousness – who by his grace called you, and by that grace saved you. Your faith to believe Jesus is your savior is given to you by God to believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior. This makes you saved. Period!
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV Tells us that we are saved by “belief” in Jesus Christ came died for our sins, and rose again on the third day.
Ephesians 2:8,9 KJV Tells us that we are saved by Grace through faith and not by works.
This is what our Christian forefathers taught and died for. This is the truth that so many modern false teachers call Easy Believism.
See details on Salvation and Eternal Security below:
I have had to privilege of traveling and living all over the world. I’m a retired naval officer and have done work in both corporate consulting and many years as a teacher. I completed over 6 years on a mission trip in Vietnam where my eyes were truly opened to God’s abundant love for people and his abundant grace and mercy. I just recently retired from my 3rd career as a High School teacher and now spend time with my family, helping raise my young daughter and giving my life to the Lord to serve him by writing and researching deeper into His precious word.
Amen! Andrew Sheets November 2018*
* Author’s Biography: Sheets, Andrew. I Don’t Go to Church: The Church is The Body of Christ not a Building . Kindle Edition.
1 Timothy 1:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief
Psalm 103:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Isaiah 1:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
I don’t go to church: from a blood bought, born again Christian with over 50 years of going to church
Dear People, please, I plead you…
These 501c3 brick and mortar buildings (and even those run under private or limited liability corp) run by apostate trained CEOs called pastors are not BIBLICAL. They are literally making Merchandise of you and your children and your children’s heritage.
They are cursed by God under both Galatians 1:8,9 and 2 Peter 2:3… In fact 2 Peter 2:3, literally says these false teachers through feigned (study the word feigned: invented. fake. counterfeit. deception. fictitious. ) words make merchandise of you…
I’ve recently completed an 800 page Ebook
containing over a thousand references, several thousand pages of source documentation titled: ” I don’t go to church. A 50 year testimony of attending church to say in agreement with Dr. Larkin, that today’s churches are building the kingdom of the Antichrist. ” see note 1 below… If anyone wants this open public domain book. I will email you a copy for free. Email me your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Amazon lists it for $0.99. We wanted to post it for free. But Amazon requires a fee. If you order, please know any profit goes to someone we see in true need that is not a family or related in any way. We by the fear of God will not touch a penny for ourselves. Amen!
But this church going issue has now become my focus. I’m a retired US naval officer, and finished a career in consulting. and recently retired from teaching High school as a licensed teacher. I also spent years living in other countries, including over 6 yrs in Vietnam sharing Jesus with the Vietnamese people.
Here’s my testimony below:
To God be the glory Forever! Amen!
(1) “I Don’t Go to Church: The Church is The Body of Christ not a Building” Start reading it: http://a.co/aMpHVIH
(6) Doing the Math on the Kingdom Parables of Matthew 13 LINK
(7) Manna and Leaven: How the modern false teachers use it LINK
(8) Our Sins (sinful nature before Salvation) are wiped clean at salvation. Eternal Salvation is NOT a process… working out our salvation in the flesh is… Know the difference. False teachers use this against the unlearned….. Be a good Berean… LINK
(9) Christian, You don’t have to pay tithes LINK
(10) Salvation is secure our Eternal Security is Scripture LINK
(11) Bible meaning of True Salvation LINK
(12) Entitlement = Imputed Righteousness of Jesus Christ our free gift at Regeneration LINK