In your personal opinion...

what do you understand it takes for a person to get to Heaven and have eternal life?

If it is alright with you, I would like to share with you how the Bible answers this question.

There is a word that can be used to answer that question...F.A.I.T.H.

F is for Forgiveness.

Everyone has sinned and needs the forgiveness of God.

Romans 3.23 For all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.

The forgiveness of God is in Jesus alone.

Ephesians 1.7 In Him (Jesus) we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His Grace.

A is for Available.

The forgiveness of God is available for all.

John 3.16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life.

The forgiveness of God is available, but it is not automatic.

Matthew 7.21 Not everyone who says to Me Lord, Lord shall enter the Kingdom Of Heaven.

I is for Impossible.

According the Bible, it is impossible to get to Heaven on our own.

Ephesians 2.8-9 For by Grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the Gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

So, how can a sinful person receive the forgiveness of God, eternal life and Heaven?

T is for Turn

If you were going down the road and someone asked to turn, what would he/she be asking you to do? The answer is to change direction.

Turn means to repent.

Turn from sin and self.

Luke 13.3 Unless you repent you will all likewise perish. (the word perish here literally means hell)

Turn to Jesus alone as your Savior and Lord.

John 14.6 I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Here is the greatest news of all.

Romans 10.9-10 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

So, what happens if a sinful person repents of their sins and confesses Christ?

H is for Heaven

Heaven is a place where we will live with God forever.

John 14.3 If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself, that wherever I am, there you will be also.

Eternal life begins now with Jesus.

John 10.10 I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.

H can also stand for How

So, how can a sinful person receive the forgiveness of God, eternal life and Heaven?

By repenting of your sins and trusting in Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord.

Why is it that we can never...

be completely happy with our life on earth? I was just wondering about this. Why is it that there always seems to be something in the way or some difficult situation or some problem that we encounter that leads us to never be totally satisfied or fulfilled with life. Not that I was really asking myself this question, but it was something I was thinking about. Then it suddenly hit me that perhaps the reason why goes beyond the simple fact that we are not perfect and this earth is corrupt, but there is more to it than that. I came to the conclusion that perhaps the problems in our lives and the difficult situations that we always seem to encounter are also a result of the fact that God does not want us to be totally satisfied here on earth and actually we can never be satisfied with our lives here on earth for the same reason that we can never be truly happy, fulfilled and satisfied without God in our lives. Everything revolves around Him and our shortcomings and pains and sufferings here on earth really serve us a lesson that there is a much better place, a much better destiny that we are all supposed to get to, that we are all supposed to focus on, but that few people ever receive for the simple fact that they do not choose God.


Jango Jukebox


This is an Internet radio programme that I like a lot. It lets you customize your own radio station to play songs that you like. 


The Church of Oprah Exposed

I posted this video because I have a serious concern not only for Oprah, but because of the fact that she is so popular and has a certain amount of influence around the world, I am also concerned for those individuals who might be duped by this kind of spirituality. I have been praying for her. Please do the same.


Concern Over Show Called "Wretched"

I just watched a show hosted by Todd Friel called "Wretched" last night (04/04/2008) on FamilyNet. I was honestly upset with some of the things said on the show. I had previously never heard of the show and I don't know hardly anything about Todd Friel, but I was interested. I watched and I found the show to be un-Biblical at least on three accounts. I didn't even watch the rest of the show because it's so bad. I think that I am going to try and watch another episode to see if it's still bad or it was only that episode. But, I decided to write something to you anyway because just one episode like that is bad enough. Someone like myself who is a Christian and knows the Bible can catch false teaching in its tracks much more easily than a lost person or a newfound Christian. I am seriously concerned about the random lost person or new Christian that can be easily deceived by the false teachings and questionable sarcasm of Todd Friel on this programme. Half the time I didn't know whether Todd Friel was being sarcastic or not, but the fact that he never made it clear by telling the viewer what he really thinks about something proves that he either actually believes in what he was saying which is both upsetting and sad OR that he's not thinking straight. Please pray what God's Will is in this and pray for Todd Friel. Keep people away from this show or if you do decide to watch it, then teach those that might not know better why he is teaching falsely. Thank You and God Bless You In Jesus Name. Amen.

The show airs on the TV network called FamilyNet weeknights at 9PM (CST). You can contact the show by going on to www.familynet.com

C.A.T.S. (Christian Artist Talent Search)

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I am concerned about a TV show called Christian Artist Talent Search (C.A.T.S. for short). Last week I watched part of an episode and I was honestly appalled by what is going on in the show. I tried to give the show the benefit of the doubt, but the longer I watched the more disgusted I became. The reason why is because I don't believe that anyone who wants to sing praises to God and bring glory to Him through music does not sing beautifully. I don't care what their voice sounds like - it's beautiful. Watching the judges was upsetting for me because I would see their reactions to the contestants and I felt like this is something like "American idol" (which I don't watch, but I've seen clips of the show and I have heard a lot about it). I don't know the premise of the show in the sense of whether or not it's an audition for a show or for an individual recording contract or what. I can understand that if this is an audition and there is intended to be only one that wins the "prize" then there has to be elimination of everyone else until they get the final contestant that they think is most talented. I kept that in mind as I watched the programme, but I was still upset by the judges and the way they behaved on the show. The way it was filmed came off to me like it's some kind of sinful parody show. I could have been watching an episode of "Saturday Night Live" or "MAD TV," but this is supposed to be a Christian programme? You might not think there's something wrong with this picture, but I do. What's even sadder is that I'm not actually surprised that a Christian network would air this or that Christians would produce this because it's so easy to sin and give into doing stupid and tasteless things.

The show airs saturday nights on the Inspiration Network at 9PM and on i-Lifetv at 9:30PM (CST). You can email the show at cats@insp.com or call them at 803-578-1500.