"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Christians are religious. There is a distinct difference between religiosity and godliness. Doctrines of men, traditions, ritual, ordinance, song services, ceremonies, etc, are religiosity. Religion will twist or deviate from the word of God as they desire. But godly Christians take the doctrine of Christ as he has preached, in its context. Obeying what Jesus Christ has commanded is godliness. Jesus Christ says inMatthew 7:24 "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:" If we do what he tells us to do, then we build on the rock. Jesus Christ says in Matthew 7: "26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it." If we do not do what he tells us to do, then we build on the sand, which will fall and be destroyed. That is, if we obey him we will go to heaven, but if we do not obey him we will be in hell. But, we shout Jesus, Jesus, and rally around his name, but we will not do what he tells us to do. But, we say that we are building on the rock, because Jesus Christ is the rock. But, Jesus Christ says that if we do what he tells us to do, then our OBEYING is how we build upon the rock; it is not rallying around his name, but obeying Jesus Christ. "Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" There is no meaning to call Jesus Christ as Lord or God, but not do what he says.
Jesus Christ is the only person who is anointed to preach the gospel according to Isaiah 61:1 and Luke 4:18. Nobody else is anointed as the author of the true gospel. Matthew 4:23, 9:35, 11:4&5, Mark 1:14&15, 8:35, 10:29, 16:15, Luke 4:18, 7:22, 9:6, 20:1, etc, are proof that Jesus Christ has preached the gospel and told his disciples to preach it. So, if anyone preaches the gospel, he must preach that Jesus Christ is the ONLY author of the true gospel and the gospel that Jesus Christ preached is the ONLY true gospel. All other gospels are false and all those who preach any other gospel, other than what Jesus Christ has preached, are cursed of God. "Galatians 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 (Jesus Christ and his apostles) 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." Jesus Christ was crucified, died, buried, and was raised from death. This is true and so we all must believe this. But, believing this will take no one to heaven, since Jesus Christ did not preach it as the gospel of salvation for eternal life. But, we must preach his story and confirm that he is the savior and he will save according to the gospel that he has preached. So, we must preach Jesus Christ as the author of salvation, and we must preach the gospel that Jesus Christ has preached as the true gospel. And, we must obey his gospel, in order to be saved. "2 Thessalonians 1:7 ..., when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:" We may know about him, but we must also obey the gospel that he has preached for our salvation.
So, let us see what is the gospel that Jesus Christ did preach and what is heaven or eternal life that we will inherit? "Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." So, it is according to what we have done. Whoever gives his life for the cause of Jesus Christ will be the bride of Christ and will receive the highest level in heaven. Whoever lives a holy life to become perfect will be the sons of God and they will live with God in New Heaven. Repentant backsliders, whoever turns from sin as the prodigal son to be true servants of God, will serve God as priests and rulers in the temple of God in the New Earth. Whoever is born again (born of the spirit), if he/she has not grown further, but has not quenched the spirit, he/she will still be the child of God. The children of God will live in Paradise, which is the New Earth. If we are not born of the spirit (2 Corinthians 5:1-5), we will not fit any status in heaven. So, we will be in hell and that will be in the lake of fire. But, how to attain heaven? Jesus Christ says in Luke 14:28, "which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?" So, count the cost to determine which status in heaven that you can afford to inherit, and then strive for it. God will prosper it by giving you his grace and power.
I have a few topics below. There are a few lessons and videos under each topic. Please click on a lesson or a video for your study. I hope that you will enjoy the studies and it will help you to know the truth. May God bless you.
|1||Declaration of our Faith and Beliefs||>||Written lessons||---|
|2||True Meaning of Words from Bible||>||Written lessons||---|
|3||All about the omnipotent Spirit God||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|4||About True and False, Jesus Christ||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|5||Born Again & Live with Holy Spirit||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|6||Lessons to do no Sin and be Perfect||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|7||About the teachings of Jesus Christ||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|8||False teaching by twist of Scripture||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|9||False: Preacher, Brethren & Church||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|10||Grace of Jesus Christ & false grace||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|11||Gospel, Salvation, Paul Washer clip||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|12||Repent, Reconcile, Perfect, Forgive||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|13||Satan shows himself god in Church||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|14||Joint-heirs, Judgment, & Righteous.||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|15||Christmas, Good Friday & Sabbath||>||Written lessons||Videos-Transcript|
|16||Teaching - The Gospel by St. John.||>||---||Videos-Transcript|
|17||Salvation: Four Levels in 2 Heavens||>||Written lessons||---|
|18||Bits & Pieces of the Scripture Truth||>||Written lessons||---|
God Bless You