Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Are you a Genuine Christian? (Please Share)

Are you a genuine Christian?
I am going to give you 5 ways to know you are a genuine Christian. The Bible says to examine our faith to make sure we are in the faith. Won’t you do that today? If not let me lead you closer to God and His Son Jesus Christ.

1)      You were called by God. The Bible says you were called with a Holy calling. Not necessarily someone told you God loves you or told you to believe, but you heard the gospel inwardly and God revealed Himself to you. You understood He is Holy and you were a helpless sinner. Christ as a sacrifice was offered for your pardon and God gave you faith to believe.
2)      Fear God. Upon conversion you were immediately filled with the Fear of God. It is to hate sin or to want no part of it.
3)      Love God (By obeying his commands) and love the brethren. You love obeying God and it is not grievous to you. You also love all true brothers and sisters that stand up for God’s Holy Word and love Jesus.
4)      You believe Jesus is the Christ or Son of God. (Also God in the flesh) You will never come off the reality that it is Jesus alone that gets you into heaven and what he did. No one will be able to take Him from you. If you lose everything but Him you would still be OK.
5)      You love the Word of God (The Bible) You love God’s word and defend it no matter what. You don’t defend your own opinion or what you think it says. You defend God’s word doing this truly means you defend Christ Jesus since He is the Word of God.
Do these 5 characteristics belong to you? Do you no longer take pleasure in sin? Do you hate sin and long to be Holy if so examine yourself to make certain you are a Christian. It sure sounds like you are. May God bless you and count you worthy of His Call.

Your Brother In Christ,

James Peters

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Are you born again?

I want to share a quick message with you and give you scriptural evidence on what it means to be born again. There is a common misconception in Christianity today that the moment one believes in Jesus he/she is born again. Even though this has truth to it, it is plainly obvious that not everyone who believes in Jesus is born again or a child of God. There is a start difference between those with genuine faith and those who have not the faith of Christ. Remember the parable of the seed and the 4 grounds it was dropped on. Below are some scriptural evidences of being born again.
1)      You love the brethren- 1Jn 3:10  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
2)      You love the Word of God- 2Th 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2Th 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 2Th 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
3)      You fear God and understand His Holiness- Pro 9:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
4)      Does not commit sin, keeps himself, and overcomes the world- 1Jn 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1Jn 3:9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 1Jn 5:18  We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. 1Jn 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5)      He practices righteousness- 1Jn 3:6  Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 1Jn 3:7  Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1Jn 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

These are a few things that you should have and believe. You have been called by God separated from the world. Called unto Holiness. You cannot afford to believe lies or any error. You will discern truth from error. Jesus means everything to you. You will bear fruit unto God to perfection. Grow in grace and love and may the Lord Jesus bless you today.


James Peters

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Modern Christianity: False Converts

Modern Christianity- Yesterday I touched on false prophets and what they desire from the flock. To recap it is simply to take their money and destroy their souls. Some do this willingly and KNOWINGLY others do it out of ignorance because they are deceiving and being deceived. False prophets are from the wicked one their goal is to keep you in sin so that you cannot find your way to the true living God through His Son Jesus Christ. Here are a few scriptures about them.
2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Mat_7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat_24:11 and many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat_24:24 for there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Characteristics- Heresy (Error against written Word), cannot cease from sin, eyes full of lust for material world, lovers of money, deny the power of Godliness, and speak evil against truth.
2Pe 2:1 but there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Pe 2:2 and many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (Take this to heart)
2Pe 2:3 and through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2Pe 2:14 having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
2Ti 3:5 having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Turn away from these men. Run.
False Converts- These are more difficult to spot. They are everywhere. They surround the false prophet/ teacher. They love his carnal preaching and lack of warning and teaching against sin and for Holiness. They are not serving Jesus and love pleasure more than God. They talk the talk but inwardly their hearts are wicked and they have never been called. Below are some scriptures about them. Again some are doing this out of ignorance others knowingly. They hate the remnant and elect of God and hate anything to do with genuine true faith and Holiness. They want nothing to do with the Holy Spirit or Jesus and love the counterfeit.
Mat 7:21 not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Mat 5:11  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Mat 5:12  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (They hate true Godly men.)
2Co 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (They don’t mind hanging out with non-Christians they enjoy it. They care not for their soul only their fellowship.)
2Co 13:5  Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (They refuse to examine their faith to see if they know Jesus. They refuse to believe the written Word of God especially doctrines that lead to Holiness and perfection.)
1Jn 4:6  We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (They have the spirit of error not the spirit of Christ)
My dear readers I tell you this because it is vital in these last days to examine yourself. Make certain you are in the faith and then lead others to Christ and to closer intimacy with God for your Christian brothers. Remember not everyone is of Christ who tells you they are and if they be not of Christ they don’t want you to be either. Their secret hearts are kept unknown until the Day of Judgment when they will be cast out forever. But I believe better of you my friends. May your heart be kept warm in the love of Christ. May His love burn in you brighter and brighter until that great day.

Yours Truly,

James Peters

Monday, July 28, 2014

Modern Christianity (False Teachers)

The times that we live in sadden me. I look all around and everywhere I go or see it is preachers who preach a false doctrine or mutter small or huge errors against the Word of God. Even when you see preachers talking of Holiness almost always you hear them backtrack and say but no one is perfect. Everyone sins every single day. Jesus said it best in the book of Luke. Luk 18:8  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Jesus wonders if he will find anyone with true genuine faith when he returns for His people. These words of Christ should alarm you. They should wake you up and make you think about those around you who profess to be Christians but in fact may be as blind as the sinners next to you or worse much worse just like the Pharisees in Jesus day. Thinking they have God when in reality they are blind to the truth.

False Prophets- You see I live in America and here in this land there is a famine for the true Word of God. Very few churches have preachers that will teach and preach the full gospel. Most are in it for the money or position. They care not for the souls of God’s flock and when push comes to shove they lead many straight to hell. True prophets and men of God have a duty to the church and the lost. That is to win souls and lead the church to bring fruit to perfection. False prophets however cannot help you bear fruit because they are themselves barren and dead. Wells without water. True ministers of God lead you to perfection. Death to self where Christ can live through you and change the world around you. Read below.
Luk 8:14  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
Heb 13:20  Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Heb 13:21  Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Jas_1:4  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
2Ti_3:17  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Php_3:15  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Col_1:28  Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Mat_5:48  Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Luk_6:40  The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
Joh_17:23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Rev 2:1  Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
Rev 2:2  I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Rev 2:3  And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Rev 2:4  Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Rev 2:5  Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Rev 2:6  But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
We must overcome all sin lest we perish. It is time to repent and turn from sin back to Jesus. Go back to your first love. Let the Holy Spirit be your guide into all truth. I will speak a little more on this subject tomorrow. May you be found hidden in Jesus on that great day.

Your brother in Christ Jesus,


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Studying the Bible

Dear Readers,

     Don't ever forget the importance of the Word of God. sometimes we forget that the Bible is Spirit. Even though it appears to be a book with words on a page. The Words on the page is the very Spirit of Christ Jesus. It has the ability to transform you. The better you know the written Word of God the better you know Jesus. The more you obey the written Word of God the more you love Jesus. Remember these scriptures and let them bring you back to the Holy Bible.

2Ti 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2Th 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Let us cling to Jesus and the Holy words written in the Bible. Let us obey and prove our love for God. Let us fear Him and turn from sin. Ask Him to save you from sin and the pleasure of it that you may be Holy and live for Him all the days of your life.


James Peters

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Don't Lie Against The Truth

Dear Readers,

     It is one thing to not understand and do so out of ignorance, but do not lie against the truth and sear your conscience. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit comes to reprove the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. To deny that this is true is to lie against the truth. The ultimate consequence is to be left to be a reprobate and end up very evil and left to do what you desire to do. Ask God for mercy. Plead to Jesus to be saved from sin. If you are born again live right. Do what is righteous by your faith in Jesus Christ.


James Peters

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Militant Holiness

Dear Readers,

     The truth is when one is born again he/she beings a race to keep moving and running to get the prize at the end. With sin being left behind one looks to Jesus and places faith in Him to overcome this world and all that is in it especially sin. We must overcome sin and be Holy as God is Holy. The only way to do this is to be militant in Holiness. Anything that offends or hurts our conscience we must give up for God. All things that oppose written scripture we must declare as evil. We must defend the Holy Word of God at all costs. The Bible says in the last times many will depart from the faith and give heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons. Always remember the first step to apostasy is sinning. Do not be overcome by sin but overcome sin by doing good.

Pro 9:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Heb_12:14  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
1Th_4:7  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
Rom_6:22  But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
2Co_7:1  Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Do not listen to the devil and his children who want you to believe you can't stop sinning and sin will always overcome you. Yes you have a nature or a flesh that wants to do evil, but this is a war you must and will overcome by faith in Christ Jesus. The devil wants you to believe that you do not have to be holy in order to make heaven this is a great lie from the enemy and ministers of satan pretending to be ministers of God.

2Co 11:13  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2Co 11:14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2Co 11:15  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Jud 1:4  For certain men have come among you secretly, marked out before in the holy Writings for this evil fate, men without the fear of God, turning his grace into an unclean thing, and false to our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Honor each other, love God, Fear God, love the brethren. Be Holy. Let your conversation be perfect and pleasing to God. Preach the gospel be ready to give an answer of the hope that lies within you. May God keep you in His mercy.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Loving Darkness Rather than Light

Dear Readers,

     Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Joh 3:18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Joh 3:19  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Joh 3:20  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Joh 3:21  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Don't ever remain in sin. Come to God and confess your sins to Him. Look to Jesus for cleansing not only your conscience but all sins you have ever committed. The time is short. We must be hearers and doers of Truth. Allow the Word of God and the Holy Spirit to be your guide in life.

James Peters Sr.

Friday, March 21, 2014

If God is for us Who can be against us?

Dear Readers,

     I come to you today with a very important truth. You must understand once you have yielded your life to Jesus by turning from sin to faith in Him. God is now your Father. He is for you. So many of His children forget they have been cleansed from sin and struggle with sin and their confidence in God's forgiveness. As a child you must believe in God's love for you. You must understand how much He loves you and come to an acknowledgement that He has held nothing back from you even giving His own Son to die for your sins. He also gave you His Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into knowing Him and His Son more intimately. God has given you everything He has. Now it is time to give Him your body and mind as a living sacrifice to do whatever He wills to do.

Rom 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Rom 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Rom 8:33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
Rom 8:34  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Rom 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Rom 8:36  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Rom 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Rom 8:38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Your Brother in Christ

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Truth about Christians

Dear Readers,

     We must wake up out of slumber and come back to total faith in Christ which leads to total obedience to Him and God's will. The time is short and we must focus on the Kingdom of God and His righteousness by prayer, study of God's Word, and preaching the Gospel of Christ. I do not care what your profession is be it a doctor, lawyer, tax man, plumber, loan officer, teacher, or whatever it may be. You have a duty to talk about God and to preach His Gospel. It is your mission and primary purpose in life.

     I want to address something that we so quickly forgot. All of us were once sinners doomed to an eternal hell. We sinned against God and were under His wrath. We heard the Gospel and obeyed it from the heart and put our trust in Christ Jesus but didn't we do it because God called us. We are quick to talk about others yet isn't it true that we are GREATER sinners than everyone else? Is there anyone who has never sinned one time after he came to Christ Jesus? I don't think so. How much more responsible are you oh man or woman who have known Christ Jesus have escaped the wrath to come and yet have still sinned. Never forget this reality that Jesus has spared you because He chose you. He loves you and has decided to cleanse you from every sin and secret fault. Everything you are that is good and Holy is from God. If He took His mercy and grace from you you would fall into sin immediately. Look to Jesus for salvation and mercy. Look to Jesus for hope and strength. Look to Jesus for salvation and if you have wandered from Jesus. Go back to that place you left Him and you will find Him there.

I love you
Your Brother in Christ

Monday, March 17, 2014

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What it means to be Born Again

Before I contend with you on what it actually means to be born again I must first state what it is not. Being born again has nothing to do with baptism, nothing to do with morality, and nothing to do with justification by obedience to the law. It is not ceremonial and no sinner on this planet can be born again without the direct intervention from God. It is not ritual and must come from the preaching of the true gospel. Anything other than the true gospel is not a saving or redeeming gospel but a false one that does NOT in fact convert the soul.
The Bible says that all are dead in trespasses and sins. That all are dead spiritually and cannot see or hear anything regarding the things of heaven or the things of God. The Bible says that all are slaves to sin when born into this world all human beings except Christ Jesus are totally depraved and unable to do anything good on their own. All men take pleasure in sin and long to commit it, that have yet to take part in redemption. This may be a small sin it may be a huge sin but they like it and desire it.
Now this is what I believe it means to be born again.
There is a true and false Gospel. Galatians warns of this.
Gal 1:6  I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Gal 1:7  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
Gal 1:8  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Gal 1:9  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Gal 1:10  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Gal 1:11  But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
Gal 1:12  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
This is the true gospel that saves
There is a God. He is Holy. He has a law 10 commandments that you have broken. Sinner must recognize his doom and damnation and that he is under the wrath of God like Romans 2 declares, the book of John and the entire Bible.
Rom 2:5  But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
Joh 3:36  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.
Once a sinner understands that sin has betrayed him and it is fatal to the soul and is hopeless then Jesus is offered as the sacrifice or substitute for the sinners sin. He turns from sin accepts the sacrifice of Christ Jesus and at that moment is born again and filled with the Holy Spirit. He first must come to the conclusion he is lost before he can be saved. He has to see the Holiness of God which God reveals to Him upon the preaching of the gospel. Jesus is God in the flesh, born of a virgin, lived a perfect and sinless life, died on the cross, and rose again from the dead in the same body. If you will turn from sin and place all of your trust in Him you will be saved. Simple gospel. However the ONLY ones that hear this and truly are changed are those that God calls from sin to Holiness.
Being born again is hearing the true gospel message and obeying it or applying it to ones life.
Now this can only be done because God chose you to salvation not based on anything you have done but because He is good and merciful. Being born again means God did love you before you were ever born and chose you to inherit eternal life. This I will show now. Not all who profess to be Christians have had God reveal His Holiness to them.
2Pe_1:10  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
2Ti_1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Eph_4:4  There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Php_3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Eph_1:18  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
If God calls you through the preaching of the true gospel from sin to Holiness then you are in fact His Child and He will keep you until the end.
Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the CALLED according to his purpose.
Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he ALSO called: and whom he called, them he ALSO justified: and whom he justified, them he ALSO glorified.
This calling has nothing to do with how you behave or what you have done in life. God Himself imparts Himself into you regenerates your soul makes you a new creation gives you Himself through what Christ Jesus has done on the cross. Destroys your desire to sin and give you the extreme desire for Holiness. Seals you with His Holy Spirit.
Rom 9:11  (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
Rom 9:15  For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
Rom 9:16  So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Proof you are born again is that God called you by the preaching of the gospel from sin to Holiness. 9:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is UNDERSTANDING.
You understood God is Holy and you were not separated from Him by your own sin. You renounced sin and now serve God because He gave you the gift of repentance.
2Ti 2:25  In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
2Ti 2:26  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Rom 12:3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
So now we see a man is born again through preaching of the Word of God, the true Gospel of salvation. He is born again because God gave him the gift of repentance, gave him his faith, gave him the gift of salvation, and finally sealed him with the Holy Spirit.
2Co_1:22  Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Eph_1:13  In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph_4:30  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Rom 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
If you add one iota of works to the gospel it is no longer the gospel this includes but is not limited to baptism.
Once one is born again Jesus says to get baptized. However lack of baptism does not in fact forfeit the eternal life that God has given one in the first place.
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[a]) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
May you be 100% convinced of God’s love for me! That I have in fact escaped sin and the wrath to come. Not because of any good thing I have done, but truly because the Lord of Glory Jesus Christ called me out of sin to Holiness by some man of God somewhere who preached the truth to me and God met me where I was. He gave me my faith, He gave me repentance, and He will in fact keep me to the end.
Heb 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Friday, February 14, 2014

The Need for Sound Doctrine

Dear Readers,

    We are living in a day of deception. Many churches all over the world house false prophets and false teachers who instead of leading souls to Jesus and closer to truth, they lead souls down a path that does not end in knowing or growing in the knowledge of God and Jesus but they lead one further and further away. This is typically done in one of two extremes. The form of extreme legalism where what you do pleases God and how you live and if you do something bad you are not a Godly person at all and need to do everything possible to get your relationship with God back or extreme supposed grace where you can do anything you want and just believe in Jesus and all is well and you will make heaven. There are other forms of false doctrine as well. Here is what the Bible says regarding false prophets and sound doctrine.

     Before I let you know what the Bible says I want to make certain you know what doctrines you HAVE to be sure of. It is found in Hebrews 6 and in Galatians. What the Gospel is, who God is, who Jesus is, the virgin birth, nature of God, doctrine of baptisms, eternal judgments, resurrection from the dead, repentance from sin and dead works to faith in God, and laying on of hands. These are doctrines that you must be established in then if God permit you will get beyond the elementary scriptures to more meat.

Gal_1:8  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Gal_1:9  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Heb 6:1  Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Heb 6:2  Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Heb 6:3  And this will we do, if God permit.

Mat_7:15  Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat_24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat_24:24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mar_13:22  For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Luk_6:26  Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
2Pe_2:1  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
1Jn_4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1Ti_1:3  As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
1Ti_1:10  For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1Ti_4:6  If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
1Ti_4:13  Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
1Ti_4:16  Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
1Ti_5:17  Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
1Ti_6:1  Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
1Ti_6:3  If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
2Ti_3:10  But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
2Ti_3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti_4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2Ti_4:3  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;
Tit_1:9  Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Tit_2:1  But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
Tit_2:7  In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Tit_2:10  Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth NOT to be ashamed.

Your brother in Christ

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Noah a Preacher of Righteousness

Dear Readers,

     Did you know that the Bible says Noah was a preacher of righteousness? Many people even Christians are unaware of this. Most just remember Him as the guy who built the ark and him and his family was spared. The Bible says that 8 were spared Noah, his wife, his three sons, and his sons wives. However this is not all the Bible has to say about Noah. I want to share something with you that hopefully will encourage you today. I know that many times you preach and preach and preach and more often than not you fail to see results. This is not because of your lack of effort but more often than not the peoples hearts you are preaching too are just wicked. The Bible says in the last days it will be just like the days of Noah. Very few Christians or servants of God while the whole world lies in wickedness.
     It appears in the Bible that Noah was 500 years old when God told him he was going to flood the entire earth and to begin to build the ark. 2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 
When God brought the flood Noah was 600 years old. So many people believe that for 100 years Noah warned the entire world of what was to come. He probably said the only way to safety was the ark and for people to help him build the ark so that they could escape the wrath of the flood. Isn't it peculiar the only ones that listened were Noah's family. Everyone else ignored this preacher of righteousness. 
     This is a very scary thought but very true in our time today. There are many false prophets out there who don't warn of the dangers of sin and preach a jesus who does not save from sin. Finding preachers of righteousness and holiness who preach the true Jesus is very rare. What we have to do as Christians is continue to warn people of the wrath to come, the dangers of sin, and show them the way to salvation. We have to do this all the way up to the end. Join with me. Don't stop warning and revealing Jesus to the world. We will one day receive our reward of eternal life with our maker Jesus Christ.


Monday, February 10, 2014

The Storm of Life

Dear Readers,

     I sit here and think about my own life and what I am going through currently. It seems as if all hell is breaking loose. I raised an 8 year old child as my own son for almost 8 years and suddenly without notice he was ripped from my home and given to his biological father. I am currently involved in a major custody battle and not seeing my son very often. My heart is torn and there is no one on this earth that can comfort me except for the Holy Spirit of God.
     I think right now is the time to go to Him and ask Him to help me deal with this struggles. Not all of our struggles are the same. Many of you are dealing with situations far greater than this such as health issues, children being lost, trying to overcome sin. One thing that we as Christians have in common though is we have a Father in heaven who truly cares and can understand what we are going through because of His son Jesus. Right now I ask that we stand together, I need your prayers in this lonely time and while I am going through this storm even though you are not with me in person you can be with me in prayer. I too will stand with you. Feel free to share some of the trials you are going through so that we can stand together. May God keep us in His loving mercy until the end.

God Bless,


Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Fear of God That Saves

     The modern church for some reason has done away with the Fear of God. It seems as if sin has become the norm and that no one can escape from the clutches of sin. It seems as if every church you go to the pastor or teacher makes sin a joke and tells everyone everything is OK and that there is peace upon all.
     The truth is there is no peace. We are living in the last days and this is the time when we need the Fear of God more than ever. The book of Malachi says that in the last days those who Fear the Lord will get together one last time and God will make a book of remembrance about them and they will know who serves God and who does not.
     God's fear comes upon initial salvation. When God draws a man and calls Him to Holiness He gives the man a seal of His Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord. This is a divine hatred of sin and displeasure of sin. Before a man truly is born again he loves sin and enjoys it. He longs for it and pursues it as if it is his passion. When a man meets Jesus in all His Holiness he comes to an end of himself and realizes that he is truly evil beyond understanding. He falls at the feet of Jesus for mercy and Jesus grants the mercy he seeks. Fear is deposited and he despises sin and understands at that moment how terrible it really is. This is something you HAVE to have. If you lack the Fear of God ask God to save you and give you mercy and the his Spirit more and more. If you have departed from the Lord ask God to bring you back and give you the hatred of sin you so desperately want.
     The Fear of God is not a servile or slavish fear like the world wants you to believe. The world knows that true Godly men have Godly fear and they make fun of them. They say who would want to serve God the dictator who makes men do things. Well the Fear of God is an honor of God because you love Him and don't want to hurt Him. He has pardoned you from the wrath to come and you hate sin because it separated you from God. Don't ever depart from the fear of God.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Willful Ignorance

Dear Readers,

    I want you to understand a few things. The first is that there are some hearers that truly want to know the truth. They desire to be saved when hearing the Gospel because they are God's Holy children whom he has yet to call. Unfortunately we don't know who is and who is not God's children so we have to preach to everyone in hopes that they come to salvation. Many times we get discouraged and distraught because the devil's children want to argue and fight, ask for evidence that one cannot provide because God is unseen and unknowable to wicked men. All the evidence one needs is the Gospel of Salvation. The Bible says it is the power to save. It IS the power of God. So remember you preach the gospel let the chips fall where they may. If one does not get saved under the preaching of the gospel remember one of two things. They are the devil's children or you are the seed planter and God will call them through someone else. Never forget this because arguments about non-spiritual things become silly and it is a snare and trap by the enemy.

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hinder the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom 1:19  because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God manifested it unto them.
Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:
Rom 1:21  because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23  and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24  Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves:
Rom 1:25  for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27  and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working unseemliness, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.
Rom 1:28  And even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
Rom 1:29  being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30  backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31  without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32  who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they that practise such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that practise them.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Why most are not called to be Holy by God.

Dear Reader,

        If you find yourself reading this post wondering why you are a Christian and why God chose you rather than all the others. It began before you ever existed. You were going to be a child of the most High God because well God said so. It really has nothing to do with your own works or goodness because let's face it none of us measure up to Jesus or perfection. It is unclear exactly why God chooses some and allows others to continue in sin, but I have seen enough hearts reject Christ and preached enough to have an idea.
       It goes something like this. God calls some out of this world to be Holy. Usually it is a divine calling to flee God's wrath to Jesus Christ. I have heard others say no it was more of a boom I am called to be Holy and LONG to be Holy and love the Lord. I understand I sinned I fled to Jesus and he saved me. However there are some who profess to be Christians and are not they were never called and are not true Saints of God. Then there are others who are not Christians don't claim to be and are either never going to be called by God or are yet to be called by God.
     The Bible says that the calling is a Holy calling. It is a calling from sin to personal Holiness. Now one never can be Holy looking at his own flaws but the more you look at Jesus and draw close to Him you begin to radiate with His Glory. We are called to share in His Glory and we move from glory to glory until one day we are glorified.
     So why are some never called and do most end up in hell. I believe that God willing to save them, offering them eternal life, and sacrificing His Son Jesus for them all this they do not care. They personally LOVE sin. They cannot let it go. I have spoken with men and women who look at a thing upon preaching and say well I would have to leave this and that I cannot do. It is the sin they cling too. For that reason God will never call them and they will perish forever. A child of God when confronted with sin and Jesus will give the sin up because NOTHING compares to the love of Jesus and holiness in the Lord. We long to be holy and free from sin. A sinner who clings to sin would never want to go to heaven for heaven would be even more miserable then hell to him/her.
     As a Christian make sure that God has called you to be Holy. That you are elect called of God. If you do not internally desire Holiness but call yourself a Christian it is time to examine your faith to make sure you have the real thing. God's children have the Holy Spirit therefore they LONG to be Holy. The devils children have the spirit of the anti-christ therefore they love to sin. Secretly or outwardly they don't really care.
    May God bless and keep you today.
James Peters

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Call for Discernment

Dear Readers,

           There has been a huge rise of false prophets that are sent into this world for the sole purpose of destroying souls. We need to wake up and understand Gods' Word so that when we hear messages we can discern whether or not it is from God or from the enemy. There are two very easy ways to know. The first is a difficult road but a must. I understand that many of us have fallen off the highway of Holiness and been chastised and disciplined by God all the same to fall again. We need a safeguard against our lethargy something that keeps us on the alert.

1) Don't ever forget you are in a battle. The greatest battle the universe has ever known. The target is you, your family, your friends, and the entire world. You must become a warrior. One who knows the Word of God, a praying man or woman, ready to preach the gospel. To stay awake one must be alert and ready to not only defend truth but to preach the Gospel of Salvation. When your mind is removed from battle it is immediate doom. A man or woman who does not know they are at war is bound to lose. Put your helmet of salvation on, your belt of truth, your breastplate of righteousness, put your shoes of gospel on, pick up your shield of faith, and last but not least pick up the sword of the Spirit to cut the devil in half.

2)  Have you ever noticed the first church in the book of revelation and what God said. Here is an excerpt. Rev 2:2  I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: (See here first sign of waking up is recognizing FALSE prophets and seeing they are liars.) Now it is time to do the first works you done when you got saved. Read and Pray and Preach!!!!! This awakening comes by the Fear of God. We Fear God and hate sin to the point we are AFRAID to sin. This is a truth. Look at the book of Malachi. Mal 3:16  Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Mal 3:17  And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Mal 3:18  Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. (You see they that feared the Lord knew who was righteous and who was wicked. It is time to wake up church be alert for the devil is a roaming lion seeking to DEVOUR someone this someone is YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS, and the ENTIRE WORLD> Be a warrior for someone. You are a champion warrior for God. Fear God hate sin and WIN this battle for you and all God has chosen to call through YOU>

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Eternal Security

Forgetting a Lost Truth

I think we as Christians tend to forget many things. First as we grow older some of us get closer to God and some of us have to be chastised many times by God. (Myself included wish this were not so.) We forget that when we were born again we were filled with the Holy Spirit and the world knows this. They know that we are of God and they are not. We forget our mission is to preach the gospel of salvation to the lost and strengthen the brotherhood. For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, Men and women who are not Christians know there is a God. Some have been given over to a reprobate mind because they hated the truth and wanted to believe a lie. This is what the Bible says. Don't give up preach the gospel tell others about Jesus. Be bold in your faith. Believe God will change lives and save those around you. Let us begin to pray and study the Word of God more and more each day until the end. May God bless and keep you for all eternity.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Journey to heaven with my family

Well it is about - 20 degrees outside here in Indiana. The wind chill is so could out they cancelled schools in almost all of Indiana. My son wakes up and the first thing he does is pick the Bible up and begin to read. He has been in trouble over the past few days for failing to bring his homework home and due to that his grades falling. The more I think about both of my children the more I realize how much I love them. I don't like disciplining them or taking things from them but the more I think about it the more I know that is not love. True love disciplines and chastises to make sure that those being chastised stay on the right road. It is our responsibility as parents to make sure our children do good and not evil. To fill their minds with life and truth and get them to have a habit of prayer and studying the Word of God before they leave our home. If you have children ask yourself today just like I did what can I do to make sure my child or children make heaven and make sure you begin this journey with your family today.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Can't Sleep

It is 4:39 in the morning here in Indiana and I cannot sleep. The wind is blowing like 40 miles per hour. I believe with the wind chill factor it is -40 degrees outside. Here lately there are a few topics that I have been really consumed with. The first my 8 year old son being taken from me and there being nothing I can do about it but allowing God to work some way and the second growing a social network presence. I want to become an author to help people come to know Jesus and grow in the knowledge of God. All I care about really is talking about the things of God so to be able to preach, teach, and write books to help others would be a life long dream for me. I pray that all those who are reading this blog that God beings to open up their minds and allows them to dream His dreams once again. Call them to Holiness through your son Jesus Christ. Make yourself real to them. I hope we see each other in heaven. May God bless you all.