Salvation- salvation is by faith and obedience to Jesus Christ. Contrary to what modern churches and Christians teach, you actually have to repent of your sins and put on righteousness to be saved. Remember that James the brother of Jesus wrote that faith without works is dead. In order to have salvation you must actually follow Jesus and endure with Him to the very end. Jesus Himself said that there were FEW who would be saved and many were on the broad path to hell. If you really want salvation you have to make sure that you have a functioning relationship with Jesus Christ and that He is pleased with you every day.
Heaven and HELL- Both heaven and hell are real places. Those who follow Jesus and endure with Him to the end will inherit everlasting life and be in heaven with Him. Those who disregard the teachings of Jesus and do not really have a relationship with Him will in the end be cast into hell. HELL is eternal.
Jesus Christ is Lord and God. He only said and did what His Father commanded Him to do while on earth. All power and authority is given to HIM. He gave His disciples His Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us into ALL truth. I am not here to debate the Christian doctrine of the trinity but to make disciples of Jesus who will OBEY Him!
There are only two churches today: There is the church that is built by men, and then there is the church built by God. The churches built by men are the visible churches with bricks and wood and paid pastors. The visible churches follow after their prophets and pay their pastors to lead them the way THEY choose. These churches operate on mammon and openly say they cannot stop sinning. They are the Babylon church system building the Tower of Babble.
Then there is the church God has established. This group of people are not in one location, they have no building or pastor. They follow the Good Shepherd wherever HE goes. The church God has established has REPENTED of their sins and have put on their clean robes of righteousness. They truly have fellowship with Jesus Christ and obey HIM. They do NOT follow men or the culture.
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God, BUT God has made the way for ALL people everywhere to be reconciled to Him by His son Jesus Christ. Christians don't believe they can stop sinning today They claim that as long as they are in the human body they will sin. They are hypocrites who do not believe in the words of Jesus: Jesus said in John 8:34-36 “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."
Despite what the pastors say, YOU CAN STOP SINNING IF YOU WANT TO! JESUS MADE THE WAY! IT IS YOUR CHOICE IF YOU WILL FOLLOW HIM.
You have heard it said that the Bible is the "Final Authority" and the "Word of God", while the Bible has many wonderful testimonies of Jesus that point to HIM the Bible is neither the "Final Authority" or the "Word of God". Look for yourself what the Bible says; Matthew 28 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
JESUS IS THE FINAL AUTHORITY NOT THE BIBLE!
Look what the Bible says about the Word of God: Revelation 19:13 "He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God."
JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD NOT THE BIBLE!
SO what does this mean? Take a look at what Jesus said in regards to the religious folk and the Bible: John 5:39-40 "You search the Scriptures because you THINK that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to ME that you may have life."
Conclusion: The Bible is to point you to JESUS as the Word of God to worship HIM, NOT THE BIBLE.
Fellowship and Christians
Christians have one main proof text to prove you must go to church it is Hebrews 10:24-25 it says; "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching."
Weaker arguments have said more: If a nightclub or the bar downtown quoted the same text to encourage people to come to the pub, would you be equally persuaded? Clearly the admonishment is for Christians to NEVER give up fellowship with Jesus and to encourage others to also NEVER give up fellowship with JESUS.
Sadly most Christians are looking so hard for "good Christians fellowship" they NEVER seek HALF as hard to be in fellowship with their SAVIOR.