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False Doctrines And Deceivers, God's Plan Of Salvation Isn't Limited To The Rastafarians, Your Invitation To Salvation, Saved From Destruction: The Wide And Broad Road, Fiery Fate Of Unbelievers, Wrath Of God, Closing Remarks, Reading List
Continuing our discussion from part one, allow me to remind you again that God's Plan of Salvation is most certainly not limited to or restricted to just one race of people, as the Rastafarians would have you to believe. Jesus Christ died for the sins of all men everywhere; and whoever teaches contrary to this, is both a liar and a deceiver. So don't fall for such lies and trickery! We were duly warned about such wayward doctrines by the writers of the New Testament many centuries ago, as we can see by the following verses:
"That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:"
Ephesians 4:14-15, KJV
"Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein."
Hebrews 13:9, KJV
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;"
1 Timothy 4:1, KJV
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
2 Timothy 4:3, KJV
So what about you dear reader? If you have not yet received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, will you be wise enough to do so when He comes knocking at your heart's door? Might He even be doing so now as you read this article? As Jesus Himself tells us in the third chapter of the Book of Revelation:
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."
Revelation 3:20, KJV
If you symbolically open the door of your heart and life to Christ, He promises that you will receive forgiveness for your sins, and He will grant you Eternal Life, precisely as He states in this verse, which I shared with you in part one of this article:
"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."
John 10:28, KJV
We also find the following verse written in the sixteenth chapter of the Book of Acts:
". . . Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved . . ."
Acts 16:31, KJV
"Saved from what?" some people might be motivated to ask. Well, as we saw earlier, Jesus said that we would be saved from the destruction of the wicked, the unbelievers, and those people who rebel against God, by choosing their own path in life instead of His path. Consider the following verses, and let them be a sober warning to you:
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:"
Matthew 7:13, KJV
"The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish."
Psalms 1:4-6, KJV
"How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger. They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away."
Job 21:17-18, KJV
". . . he that cometh after me . . . will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
Matthew 3:11-12, KJV
". . . He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 13:37-42, KJV
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God . . . For our God is a consuming fire."
Hebrews 10:31, 12:29, KJV
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
John 3:36, KJV
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;"
Romans 1:18, KJV
"Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience."
Ephesians 5:6, KJV
". . . Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:"
Revelation 6:16, KJV
"And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God."
Revelation 15:1, KJV
"And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth."
Revelation 16:1, KJV
"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."
Revelation 19:15, KJV
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
Revelation 20:15, KJV
"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
Revelation 21:8, KJV
Is that clear enough for you? It's not too late! Won't you please receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior today? He is the only Way, the only Truth, and the only Life; and He is waiting on you to acknowledge Him, and to receive Him.
With these thoughts I will bring this article to a close. I hope that you have found it informative, and I pray that it has been a blessing and an inspiration in your life. If you have enjoyed reading this article, please consider sharing its URL with your online friends. If you have an account with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr or any other social network, I would also appreciate if you would take the time to click on the corresponding link that is found on this page. Thanks so much, and may God bless you abundantly!
For additional information and further study, you may want to refer to the list of reading resources below which were also mentioned in this article, or which contain topics which are related to things discussed in this article. All of them are likewise located on the Bill's Bible Basics web server:
Do You Want Love and Light, or Rod and Wrath?
Free Will and Personal Choice
Is God a Racist?
Is Jesus the Only Begotten Son of God?
Is the Message of Salvation Meant for All Men?
Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen
Marriage of the Lamb
Message to the World
Not Everyone is a Child of God
Salvation is Free Through Jesus Christ
The Blood Atonement: In Jesus' Own Words