Opportunity For Every Human on Earth!!
Good news!!! Want the "good life"...the
real one? My bottom line as of mid-2016...and some info to follow...is that the greatest present and future status for a human is to be FULLY SAVED.
There are foundational forces in life which are
constantly affecting humans & their God-created DNA & its expressions of this DNA in
each one of us: good (God) vs. evil (Satan)...the deadly cycle based HERE. If you are not aligned with God, then as with
the default settings on a computer, you are aligned with Satan. Somehow, humankind was
rendered "fallen" after the rebellion of Adam & Eve. As a "fallen" world/humanity, it is
much easier to default comfortably to evil & to go "downhill" (follow the low road) than it is to "walk uphill"
(to follow the high road). Without a savior, we WILL go downhill
(though often thinking that we are having a great time, maybe even a great
Both "salvation" and "eternity" begin (1)
generally at the beginning of time and (2) individually at a person's conception in the womb
and go on for infinity. Therefore, each of us has (1) an earthly segment of time and (2) an
after-life segment of time into infinity. Misunderstanding this is a basis for
misunderstanding the Gospel...the "good news". God pointed out...through Moses (about 1200BC)...
guidelines or commands for living (relating)..."thou shall" & "thou shall not". As the
feature of salvation while alive on earth, Jesus was sent (born about 3BC) to save and instruct us
on how to love/relate (the two great commands) as the key to life (and His teachings indicate
that life is about relationships...with  the Divine &  with people). He wants us to
know how (a) self-centeredness condemns and (b) other-centeredness makes a "right path". He wants us
to know how humans can live the blessing of a relationship with God. And, He wants us to know
how humans express their thanks by (1) spreading/relating the "good news" and (2) cultivating
a personal grateful heart (living your life in a mind-set of gratitude). The ability to truly
begin to (and grow in the ability to) live those two commands is (1) the inheritance of (Luke 10:25-28)
the universally available Holy Spirit (2) and then instantly obtaining the Holy Spirit upon claiming Jesus as
Here is the "good news"...the Gospel of
Jesus: the redemption payment for sin
against Almighty God was initially culturally interpreted or seen in BC times as the shedding of blood (sacrifice) of an unblemished "lamb".
God "sent" His divine Son (Jesus) as a human man to live a perfect & sin-free life so
that His death as an unblemished human could pay such an incredible debt as the aggregate sins of ALL of mankind.
Jesus (1) shed His blood & died crucified; Jesus (2) arose from the dead; Jesus (3) is
coming again. CURRENT MANKIND STATUS = (1) the penalty & atoning price for all of the
sins of mankind of ANY kind has already been fully paid; (2) the forgiveness & redemption of mankind has already been
accomplished; and (3) God can indwell and work through & in you (you're not just on your
own with just your skills & power for your life on earth) & "cloak" you by His pardon
with the righteousness of Christ toward the better life on earth. God can produce that "good
life"; He can enable you to have a thankfulness-expressing life, as above. You can acquire
the partnership of THE supernatural power! But, you must listen (hear/read) and act (Matthew
Jesus answered a Jewish lawyer (Luke 10:26): "And
He [Jesus] said to him, 'What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?'" As you read
The Word of God, will you read with a mindset of legalism ("do's" & "don'ts") or grace
("I love you no matter what"..."I accept you 'as is'")...or a mixture? Please consider these
points (all explained in more detail in additional linked pages in this
- God: Jesus came
to proclaim the true character of God Almighty, the Father. His Father is filled with
love for and grace toward all of His creation. God is not a "hanging judge"!
news: God sent the promised Messiah,
the Savior...the One to redeem & ransom & make things right between Him (God) &
mankind (John 3:16).
- eternity: But, eternity (eternal afterlife) with God, by mainstream
interpretation (see last item, below), is only possible for:
those coming to God through a "savior" (who makes things right)...the work of His Savior Son,
Jesus, does this (and these saved can know in advance, while on earth, that they are guaranteed
to be eternally saved ); or,
those who can actually live perfect lives (but, you are no match for the power of Satan to make
you sin & be imperfect...and whether you are qualified to be saved or not will only be
declared at Judgment Day); or,
those on whom God otherwise grants mercy (and, by this way, whether you are saved or not will
only be declared at Judgment Day).
- Hell:God does not send a person to Hell (in fact, He has already providea guaranteed way of
rescue...redemption...from Hell)...all unsaved are already Hell-bound, headed straight
for Hell (maybe already even in Hell...but what is
God: God exists as one entity but
simultaneously functioning as 3 persons: (1) God the Father, (2) God the Son (the specific
Savior, Jesus of Nazareth), & (3) God the Holy Spirit.
acceptance: In effect, Jesus says, "I
know every single thing that you've ever done, and I love you anyhow." Good news: Jesus accepts
you & me exactly as we are RIGHT NOW...we can confidently come to Him "as is"! We can tell him everything we think about, nasty and good. He will love you and show you The Way to a life you will truly love. By coming to
belief in the saving power of Jesus, you guarantee escape from Hell into eternal optimal relating with the triune God!
indwelling: ONLY when you truly come
to belief in Jesus, there is an immediate spiritual baptism by the coming specifically into you
(to permanently indwell & live in you & "cloak" you) of God in the person of the Holy
Spirit...your supernatural helper & comforter...your supernatural power source &
teacher; and your "early warning, sin-alarm system"! This indwelling is forever & possibly
even provides the indwelt believer to commune with God in eternity at an even more intimate
level than mere humans could possibly imagine.
- the Word of
God: God has supernaturally "inspired"
men to record His errorless Truth: the Holy Scripture, the Bible. It was delivered to the Jews
in their role as chosen people of God. It is depended upon by those of Islam and Christians (3
groups of "people The Book"). The books written after Jesus...the New Testament with The
Gospels...are particularly written not to gain Christian converts but to edify those already
Christian as they desire to follow Jesus in The Way. Good news: when you are indwelt by the
Holy Spirit upon being a Jesus believer, the Word of God changes from being just directed to
readers in general to being the Word of God directed to you!
empowerment: As your supernatural
empowerer, that internal, indwelling Holy Spirit enables you to learn from the Bible (as it
applies generally & to you), therefore enabling you to find out how for you to "do"
life...what to obey, & what is "sin". And He enables you to be successful with the commands
of Jesus, such as "in everything, give thanks" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
- transformation: God, therefore, has rescued you; and, as Jesus leads you
into the process, God transforms & cleans up your life...sanctifies you...in order that you
be allowed closer to God (thereby allowing greater intimacy with God). Sin hinders this
intimacy [sin defined...a
sin story], and part of this transformation
is the acquisition of the power to resist sin...you are no longer a slave to sin...you CAN
resist. This is the good news of the Spirit-filled life while on earth (for a long
time..."eternity") prior to your earthly death!
seal: Once the Holy Spirit comes into
you, to permanently & irreversibly seal & mark you as one of Jesus' own, your salvation
cannot be undone. You cannot any longer be "Hell-bound"! The redemption price that Jesus paid
for all mankind becomes personally effective for you (for the rest of your earthly life)!...you
are now saved both in the "here and now" and the "hereafter"!
- peace: Wouldn't it be GREAT to come to belief NOW and get the
guaranteed assurance (you can deeply believe it) of salvation from here on out & be able to
live in confidence & in peace, joy, assurance, and gratitude for the rest of your life on
earth...living the "good life" & able to have a great daily attitude?...free from the bondage of
insecurity & fear!
- purpose: God
made His creation and each person for a purpose that is hard for many to understand (explained
later). And He gave an advantageous way for a human to succeed at His purpose...to do "works"
& to glorify Him. But God does not need the "works" in order to be pleased with you. In one
of the rare Bible references to the audible speaking of God in the New Testament (Luke 3:22),
God announces His being "well pleased" with Jesus. Yet Jesus had not yet even preached a sermon
or healed a single person! We are advised to do all work as if unto the Lord, thereby making
all work of any kind fulfilling & joyful.
- strength to
accomplish purpose: the Holy Spirit
indwelling the believer is the power source for the strength you need to be grateful &
accomplish your God-given purpose on earth.
- intercessor: While on earth, you...as a Jesus believer...are loved
& interceded for with God by your Lord (master) & King...Jesus...who only wants the
best for you (Jesus is the "go between" between God & man...all is healed on the coat tails
- God does it
all: God not only accepts you as you
are, He does not leave you as you are. In short, God does it all...you just must quit resisting
as He draws & turns you toward Him; you just (hearing & acting),
"come to belief" in Jesus through the faith divinely implanted (more on another
worship & glorify Him as you join in the relationship with Him, & learn about your
faith (undergo discipleship); and,
join together with others (the fellowship of the believers) to worship Him, spread the "good
news", and live in thankfulness and gratitude. And God empowers you to do all of
even better: according to some
interpretations of Scripture, Jesus' death on the cross paid the price for forgiveness of sin
and for the redemption of ALL humans so as to qualify all humans for eternal salvation (the
life after death portion)...whether they come to belief in Jesus or not. However, ONLY the
earthly Jesus-follower has the hope of prolonged, supernaturally-empowered salvation while on
earth (the on-earth phase of eternal salvation...due to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit
within that believer). God has provided it all for a totally blessed (but not problem-free)
life, from birth to infinity!
Sound too easy and
too good to be true?...really good news? Any way you look at it, eternal salvation is a
free gift from God! It is available to all people from all backgrounds & all religions
(example: Jews for Jesus and former Islam followers for Jesus, etc., are all Christians). Though a
majority will "pass" on this fabulous opportunity, the loving & merciful God does not have any
limit on the number of people He will save. And the "good life" is therefore yours for the taking
& living. Believe and be "born again" with the indwelling of the Holy spirit and marvel at the
wonder of communing at ANY time with the Creator of the universe while sitting in the comfort of
I have a deepening series of four more web page
files (evidence & links to Scripture) explaining the above further, each file taking this
"good news" into more detail....start
here. Elsewhere in this website are files discussing Christian faith beliefs (doctrine).
It is crucial...in pondering the details of doctrine as to correct ways to do things (for
which there are always a number of interpretations), etc....that we not lose sight of the
Truth of this basic good news.
And, for the sake of God, please remember that the
Devil is in the details: Satan has a field day with Christians over doctrinal
details...causing all sorts of back-biting & divisiveness among those who claim Jesus as
Savior. What an ongoing blight of examples to those who watch us and either join or
steer clear! We believers MUST treat each other with respect, grace, & love! [BRIEFEST OUTLINE HERE]
(posted 20 July 2004; latest adjustment
4 September 2016)