WARNING DO NOT READ THIS!

PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS IF YOUR DESIRE IS TO CONTINUE DOWN THE PATH OF SIN

 

HERE TO ETERNITY

BY GEORGE C DUKE

There is a known fact that says “Man has an insatiable fascination with the hereafter and the afterlife”

People get caught up with Channeling –A desire to communicate with the dead – This occurred all through ancient times and is spoken of in the O.T. yet it was forbidden by God according to Deut 18:10-12, 10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD:
Then there is the belief in Reincarnation where many believe that we live more than one life some even believing that we come back in other forms such as animals or insects. Someone coined this phrase don’t step on an ant, it might be your aunt.

       

There was a story about a frog that consulted a fortuneteller. The fortuneteller was gazing into a crystal ball, and he says to the frog: You are going to meet a beautiful young woman. From the moment she sets eyes on you she will have an insatiable desire to know all about you. She will be compelled to get close to you—you will totally fascinate her.” The Frog: replies “Where am I, at a singles club?” No No the Fortuneteller says you are in her : “Biology class.”
One minute he thinks he’s in heaven the next he’s headed for hell. In today’s world there appears to be a religion for every persons idea, ideal, fancy, or fascination. Just believe something and there is a religion to fill the bill. No thoughts as to whether it totally violates the word of God.

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Christian Science, founded by spiritist Mary Baker Eddy, teaches that “there is no death.” “Heaven and hell are states of thought, not places. People experience their own heaven or hell right here on earth.”

Edgar Cayce
Edgar Cayce, a spiritist and New Age prophet, said that “the destiny of the soul, is to become One with the Creator” and that no soul is ever lost.

Joseph Smith
Mormonism, founded by occultist Joseph Smith, argues, “The false doctrine that the punishment to be visited upon erring souls is endless…is but a dogma of unauthorized and erring sectarians, unscriptural, unreasonable, and revolting.”

 

Jehovah’s Witnesses, founded by Charles T. Russell maintains that the wicked are forever annihilated because “the teaching about a fiery hell can rightly be designated as a ‘teaching of demons.’”


Unitarian Universalism confesses the following: “No Unitarian Universalist believes in a resurrection of the body, a literal heaven or hell, or any kind of eternal punishment.”
But in spite of all these religions and philosophies, In 1991 a Gallup poll showed that 78 percent of Americans expect to go to heaven when they die. The problem is, many of them hardly ever pray, read the Bible, or attend church. They freely admit that they live to please themselves instead of God. The fact is no one thinks they are going to Hell even though they live for themselves rather than God. My thoughts are why would these people even want to go to heaven.

We must understand that God has placed us here for a reason. That reason is to choose eternal life or eternal death. The word Eternal means – Having no beginning or end, existing outside of time, forever, perpetual, a unlimited duration, everlasting.
The Truth of God’s Word teaches us… that God is Eternal
1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Not only that but God is The Great “I AM” – The forever Present Self-existent One, The One who Is (Ex 3:14; John 8:58) and the word says that God is Light (1Jn 1:5) Einstein’s E=MC2 formula says essentially reach the speed of light and time stands still…

In the beginning God-before time God, In matter & space God- You must understand that God existed long before anyone can imagine… He is a Transcendent God.
Not only is God eternal but written within the Truth of God’s word we are taught that God Created Man as a Eternal Being
Genesis 1: says So God created man in his own image…
Genesis 2:7 the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living soul. Since Man was created in the natural likeness of God with intellect, emotions and a will… man was also created in God’s moral likeness but this was lost when he chose to sin by disobeying God/s command.

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Adam became a living soul/being… distinct from all other creatures – because of God’s image & God’s breath of life
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Wernher von Braun

Listen to this This is an amazing discovery, Dr. Wernher von Braun, says he has “scientific” reasons for believing in life after death. He explained: “Science has found that nothing can disappear without a trace. Nature does not know extinction. All it knows is transformation. If God applies the fundamental principle to the most minute and insignificant parts of the universe, doesn’t it make sense to assume that He applies it to the masterpiece of His creation—the human soul? “
A Swedish doctor says he discovered the human soul weighs 21 grams. He placed beds of terminal patients on sensitive scales and saw the numbers drop when the patients died.

Jesus tells of two men who have crossed over into eternity… in Luke 16: One is named as Lazarus and the other is described as a rich man. Both of these men’s destiny was determined by what they had done in this life. One went to the bosom of Abraham and the other to hell. Both crossed over and ended up either in Hell or paradise.
According to this story every unsaved person goes directly to hell (hades, sheol) a holdng prison awaiting his court appearance before the judge at the Great White Throne Judgment. There the unsaved will be found guilty and sentenced to eternal death in the Lake of Fire forever. Which was Prepared for the Devil & his demons. Matthew 25:41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. Remember the movie “Ghost”… an evil man died & demons came and dragged him off? In the bible, God uses phrases like: fire is not quenched, where the worm dies not, everlasting destruction, flames of fire, torment, outer darkness, weeping, gnashing of teeth where the real you is still alive (your body had dropped dead but you continue to live)… at the blink of the eye, you’re there… same personality, same cravings, same addictions, same lust, same emotions of fear, same memories of sitting in church… But now it’s Too late .

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In the 18th century, Archibald Boyle was the leading member of an association of wild and wicked men known as “The Hell Club” in Glasgow, Scotland. After one night of carousing at the Club’s notorious annual meeting, Boyle deemed he was riding home on his black horse. In the darkness, someone seized the reins, shouting, “You must go with me!” As Boyle desperately tried to force the reins from the hands of the unknown guide, the horse reared. Boyle fell down, down, down with increasing speed. “Where are you taking me?” The cold voice replied, “To hell!” The echoes of the groans and yells of frantic revelry assaulted their ears. At the entrance to hell, Boyle saw the inmates chasing the same pleasures they had pursued in life. There was a lady he’d known playing her favorite vulgar game. Boyle relaxed, thinking hell must be a pleasurable place after all. When he asked her to rest a moment and show him through the pleasures of hell, she shrieked. “There is no rest in hell!”
There was seen on a bumper sticker in Spokane, WA the following words Eternity—Your Choice: Smoking or Non-smoking!
The facts are that there is no truth in the false teachings of : Universalism, Annihilation , or Limbo / Purgatory – which allows a second chance to merit heaven – Remember you only have one chance to choose.
There was an old Scottish mountaineer who had lived a full but not exactly saintly one and now was on his deathbed. He summoned his weeping wife. “Sara,” and he said, “go to the fireplace and take out the third stone from the top.” She did as instructed. “Reach in there,” said her husband, “and bring out what you find.”
Her fingers touched a large Mason jar, and with some effort she pulled it up. The jar was full of cash.
“Sara,” said the old man, “when I go, I’m going to take all that money with me. I want you to put that jar up in the attic by the window. I’ll get it as I go by on my way to heaven.”
His wife followed his instructions. That night the old mountaineer died. After the funeral his wife remembered the Mason jar and went to the attic. There was the jar still full of money and by the window.
“Oh,” the widow sighed. “I knew I should have put it in the basement.”
Revelation 21:1-4 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
A week ago there was a new discovery. What was it? A new planet with the ability to allow life to live on it. Could it be ? Will it be ? Is it? I know only one thing for sure Scientists says its so far away man could never reach it in this lifetime. What about the next life? Well I know this that if it is and we are to go we will need a passport. You see even Crossing into Heaven Requires a Passport
Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,. We must understand that we can only enter heaven with the correct credentials… proving our citizenship is there.

We must be Spiritually Born into God’s Family in order to receive ~ Our Passport!
In John 3:3 Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” Romans 8:17a Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ… we may also share in his glory.
Death is not extinguishing the light from the Christian; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

On his deathbed, British preacher Charles Simeon smiled brightly and asked the people gathered in his room, “What do you think especially gives me comfort at this time?” When they all remained silent, he exclaimed, “The creation! I ask myself, ‘Did Jehovah create the world or did I?’ He did! Now if He made the world and all the rolling spheres of the universe, He certainly can take care of me. Into Jesus’ hands I can safely commit my spirit!”

Dwight Morrow
Former Senator Dwight W. Morrow searched in vain to find his railroad ticket as he was on a train leaving New York City. “I must find that ticket,” he muttered. The conductor, who stood waiting beside him, said, “Don’t worry about it, Mr. Morrow. We know you had a ticket. Just mail it to the railroad when you find it.” “That’s not what’s troubling me,” replied Morrow, “I need to find it to know where I’m going.”

In Alice in Wonderland, when Alice comes to a junction in the road that leads in different directions, she asks the Cheshire Cat, “Cheshire-Puss…would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to go to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where,” replied Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
But I hope today it matters to you where you are going. Today you need to choose because tomorrow may be too late.
Mark Twain Said Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Lets make the undertaker sorry this morning. You are here today but tomorrow eternity.

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Tithing Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

The question arises many times about tithing, Is it biblical for Christians today? There are more than the 2 witnesses in the bible that fulfills the requirement to tithe.

As a matter of fact there are enough in both the old and new testament to meet this requirement.

In the old testament we see Abraham tithing which was before the law, then in the Mosaic law again we see the command. In addition we read in Malachi that the people are cursed because they withhold tithes.

In the New Testament we see Jesus saying for us to not leave it undone in more than one of the accounts of the Gospels. Some may say the words of Jesus in the Gospels were only for the Jews, but if this was so it would have been in Matthew and left out of Luke. Matthew is written for the Jews but Luke is written to the Gentiles.  Also if God is no respecter of persons why would he place the requirement in the New Testament at all?

Why should one tithe?

In obedience. how should one tithe? Cheerfully.

When should a person tithe? First day of the week.

Now after I tithe and I find out the money is not used in the way I feel it should be used, what should I do? Nothing other than pray for the one that might be guilty of the misuse. Here is a great policy to follow. Go to church, place your tithe in the offering cheerfully, and as you give it pray and tell God, Lord I give this to you. When you have given in this manner it becomes the Lords and if it is abused or misused then it has become the responsibly of the Lord and not you as you have met your duty and obligation.

Do not give your Tithes to the Preacher, give them to the Lord and you will be  blessed.

Let god give them to the Minister or Ministry. In retrospect follow this guideline,  1- cheerfully.  2-unto the Lord. 3- believing.

No we are not under the law because it is now in our heart to give and support the work of God.

Into His Wonderful Path

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By George C Duke

HOW TO RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE NEW TESTAMENT
There are two paths that people walk in this life. Both are eternal . One leads to eternal death and the other leads to eternal life . Let it be realized at this point that death in the bible never was defined as ceasing to exist. The Greek word for death was “Thanatos”. It always meant separation. Natural death is separation of the Body and Spirit. Spiritual death is separation of man and God. Eternal spiritual death means the eternal separation of man and God. Life ( Greek word “zoe” ) as defined in the bible means union. Spiritual eternal life then means a eternal union between man and God. This is only brought about by careful selection of the path that you travel.
This bible study is designed to help you to get onto the right path by
1-Righly dividing the word of God, 2-Revealing the importance of believing the apostles doctrine for Christians today. 3-and revealing what the apostles taught about a: Salvation b: Jesus Christ.
Read 2 Timothy 2:15
Paul writing to Timothy says that we must rightly divide the word of God.
Read Hebrews 9:16-17
What must occur before a testament is in effect? (Death of the Testator) Testament is the same as a will so the writer of the will must die for it to be placed in effect.

In rightly dividing the word of God we find there are four divisions ofthe New Testament.
1-The first division is THE GOSPELS which covers the birth, life, death of John the Baptist, birth and the life, words, and works of Jesus Christ as well as his death, burial,and resurrection. Since the testator dies at the end of these books there is no New Testament church established in the gospels. Read the opening of the book of Acts.
Why are there 4 different books in the Gospel? The answer is that the gospels were written for people of different cultures to be able to understand them. The Gospels were Written to the following cultures:
The book of Matthew who was the Jewish tax collector an Apostle was written to the Jews
The book of Mark which is his Roman name was written to the Romans
The book of Luke a physician was written to the Gentiles
The book of John was written to the church that we might know that Jesus Christ was the son of God.

2-The second division is the book of THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES which covers the actions, teaching and preaching of the Apostles. Jesus Christ had personally trained these men to establish the New Testament church and this is a record of them fulfilling the task. This book could be called the book for salvation.

3-The third division is called THE EPISTLES and covers the letters written by the Apostles to either Churches or Christian Individuals. Since these people were already saved they were not for the purpose of salvation. They were written to teach
Christians how to: 1-Live for God 2- How to Worship 3-Church Discipline 4-How to develop the fruit of the spirit. 5-To encourage and to strengthen them and their faith.

4-The fourth division is the book of PROPHECY which is the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ This book contains prophetical writings that Jesus Christ revealed to John.

Part 2
              THE IMPORTANCE OF BELIEVING THE APOSTLES DOCTRINE
PLEASE READ SCRIPTURES AND FILL IN THE BLANKS
NOTICE THE IMPORTANCE OF WORD
MATT 18:16
How many witness’s are required for every word to be established? _____ or ______. Other references 2 Co. 13:1 Deut 19:15
M’t:18:16: But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
2 Timothy 3:15-16
How much scripture is given by inspiration of God? ____
Paul said it is profitable for __________,for__________ for _________for_____________in righteousness.
2Tm:3:15: And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
John 17:17
What is Truth?______________________________________.
Joh:17:17: Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
John 1:1,14
Who is the living word________________________________
John:1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Joh:1:14: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 4:23-24
John says true worshiper must worship in ______&______.
John:4:23: But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
John:4:24: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
WHAT DID JESUS TEACH ABOUT SALVATION??
John 3:16-21
Jesus said that whosoever________ in him _______ not perish but have eternal life. Is there a difference between would and should? ____________
John: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.
John 7:38-39
If we believe on him according to ___ __________ We will receive the _________________. Notice Spirit and Holy Ghost are the same.
John:7:38: He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39: (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
John 3:1-8
Lord told Nicodemus that a man must be born again of the _________ and the _________ to see or enter the Kingdom of God.
Jooh:3:1: There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
Joh:3:2: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3: Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4: Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5: Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6: That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7: Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8: The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Matt 7:13-24
Enter ye in at the _______ gate. Beware of false _______ which come to you in ________ clothing.
M’t:7:13: 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: 14: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16: Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17: Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18: A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19: Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20: Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
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. 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? 23: And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24: Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Who builds upon the rock? He who hears the sayings of Jesus and _____ them. Notice the word strait which refers to a narrow waterway.

NOTICE IMPORTANCE OF THE APOSTLES DOCTRINE TODAY
Luke 24:45-49
What did Jesus open? ____________that they might understand the ________________. What would be preached in his name? _________________ and ______________ of sins. What is his name?__________
Lu:24:45: Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
Lu:24:46: And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: :47: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48: And ye are witnesses of these things. 49: And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
GAL. 1:6-12
Must obey what the Apostles preached or we are accursed. Word we includes all the Apostles. Some will pervert it ( Change it ). They are the ones to fear. That’s how you can tell a false prophet.
Ga:1:6: I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ 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. 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. 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. 11: But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12: For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
ACTS 2:42
Who’s doctrine did they continue in? ___________.
Ac:2:42: And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

2 EPHESIANS 2:18-22
The Church is built upon the foundation of the __________ and the ___________.
Why them?
Eph:2:18: For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19: Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20: And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21: In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: 22: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Timothy 4:1-4
Paul says to preach the time will come when men will not endure sound ____________. They will turn their ears from hearing the truth. What truth? The one taught by the Apostles.
2Tm:4:1: I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 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; 4: And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
1 Timothy 1:3
Teach no other doctrine. What doctrine? The One taught by the Apostles. The Apostle Paul is doing the writing.
1Tm: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,
1 Timothy 4:13-16
Giving heed to __________ will save both thyself and them that heareth thee.
1Tm:4:13: Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14: Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15: Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. 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.
1 JOHN 4:6
Apostles are of God, he that is of God heareth them. This is how we know truth from error.
1Jo: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.
WERE THE APOSTLES BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS??
Acts 2:1-4
This is a description of how the Apostles received the Holy Ghost. How many were filled with the Holy Ghost? ____. What did they speak? In ______ ______as the Spirit gave them________.
Ac:2:1: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3: And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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                        WHAT DID THE APOSTLES TEACH ABOUT SALVATION
JUDE 3
They preached a common plan of salvation-all had the same message- One once delivered to Saints.
Jude:1:3: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Acts 1:4-5
As we enter the book of Acts we discover almost immediately that the promise of the Father is the __________ of the _______ ________.
Ac:1:4: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5: For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Acts 2:36-39
When the people felt sorry for their sins and asked Peter and the Apostles what they should do, what was Peters reply? ____________ and be _____________ every one of you in the _______of _________ _______ for the _____________ of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the __________ ___________. Does this fulfill Luke 24:45-49
Ac:2:36: Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 37: Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39: For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Does these scriptures fulfill the requirement of John 3:5.
Joh:3:5: Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

STUDY THESE OTHER EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE BEING BORN AGAIN BY THE TEACHING OF THE APOSTLES AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

PHILIP PREACHING TO THE SAMARITANS IN ACTS 8—
Some people say when they experienced joy, or when they believed in Jesus, or when they were baptized, they were automatically filled with the Holy Ghost. What does the word say?
Acts 8:5-8
Did they have great joy? yes__no___ vs.12 Did they believe in Jesus Christ? yes__no___ vs 14-17 Were they baptized in his name? yes__no___ Did they receive the Holy Ghost as a separate and distinct experience? yes__no___

PETER PREACHING TO THE GENTILES IN ACTS 10
Some people say they are religious enough or that the Spirit-baptism evidenced by tongues was only for the Day of Pentecost. If the word says this then it is true but if the Word through Cornelius’experience reveals that this is not true -then it is not.
10:vs 1-2 -Was Cornelius a religious man? yes__no__
vs. 5-6 -Did God have more for him to do? yes__no__
vs.44-46 -Did they receive the Holy Ghost and speak in tongues after the day of Pentecost? yes__no__
vs. 47-48 -Did they still have to be baptized in the name of Jesus? yes__no__

PAUL PREACHING TO JOHN’S DISCIPLES IN ACTS 19—
Some say you do not have to be baptized or rebaptized. Many people who are believers have not heard of the Holy Ghost that is promised to them. Others say it does not matter what was spoken over them. What does the bible show us about this?

Acts 19:1-2 -They were believers, but had they heard of, or received the Holy Ghost? yes__no__
vs.3-5 -Did those baptized by John the Baptist have to be rebaptized in Jesus Name? yes__no__

HERE ARE SOME REFERENCES TO HELP YOU IN THIS BIBLE STUDY

CANNEY ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION ,page 53 -The early church baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus until the second century.

HASTINGS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGION ,vol 2-christian baptism was administered using the words,”in the name of Jesus.” page 377. Baptism was always in the name of Jesus until time of Justin Martyr.Page 389

SCHAFF-HERZOG RELIGIOUS ENCYCLOPEDIA. Vol. 1 pg. 435- The new testament knows only the baptism in the name of Jesus.

CATHOLIC ENCYLOPEDIA . Vol 2 page 263 -Here the authors acknowledge that the baptismal formula was changed by their church.

DOES THE ABOVE CONTRADICT MATTHEW 28:19?
____! The word name in this scripture is in the singular denoting
one name. That name was Jesus.

WHAT DID THE APOSTLES TEACH ABOUT WHO JESUS WAS?
EPHESIANS 4:5
Apostle Paul says there is only one Lord.
ACT 2:36
Luke says he has been made both Lord and Christ
JOHN 1:1,14
John says he was the god (word) made flesh.
WHO DID THE PROPHETS SAY JESUS WOULD BE??
ISAIAH 9:6
He would be called ______________, _____________, ______
_________ ________, _____ _____________ __________ The Prince of
peace.
ZECHARIAH 14:9
In that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.
JOB 13:6-10
How many Persons should we accept? _______
From the above scriptures we conclude that we must, Believe in Jesus Christ, believe the word of God, follow the teaching of the Apostles, and be born again of the water and the Spirit.

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