I was talking to a man a few weeks ago. I asked him do you read and study the BIBLE? Then I asked him if he went to worship with the church. He answered both questions NO. Then I asked him what he thought his chances were of going to HEAVEN. He said he thought he had a good chance of going to HEAVEN. Then I wondered how many people think that they can go to HEAVEN without the BIBLE and the CHURCH. JOHN 14:2-4 says in my Father`s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. JOHN 14:15 says if ye love me, keep my commandments. COLOSSIANS 1:9-14 says we do not cease to PRAY for you. Also, we desire that ye might be filled with the KNOWLEDGE of his will in all wisdom and spiritual UNDERSTANDING; THAT YE MIGHT WALK WORTHY of the Lord unto ALL pleasing, being FRUITFUL in every good work, and increasing in the KNOWLEDGE of God. STRENGTHENED with all might, according to his glorious power unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness. Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear son? In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. Knowledge of GOD is the most POWERFUL and NEEDED thing in the world. Within the BIBLE man is told what he must do to be saved. Only the saved will go to heaven. GOD tells man HOW to be saved in the BIBLE. Therefore, man can NOT go to HEAVEN unless he reads and studies the BIBLE. The BIBLE was given to man as a guide to KNOWLEDGE that will tell man what to do to be able to go to HEAVEN. The first step in going to HEAVEN is to read and study the BIBLE. There is a book in the TTU library that says NOBODY IS EDUCATED UNTIL THEY READ AND STUDY THE BIBLE. It also says that it can solve every problem that man has ever had. JOHN 16:12-15 says I have yet many things TO SAY UNTO YOU, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, is come, he will guide you INTO ALL TRUTH (JOHN 17:17 Sanctify them through THY TRUTH: THY WORD THE BIBLE IS TRUTH: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine and shall show it unto YOU. All things that the FATHER hath are JESUS` also: therefore, said I that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that are revealed unto man is in the BIBLE. Real men, women, teenagers, and preteens READ AND STUDY THE BIBLE. It holds the keys to HEAVEN. Those who love GOD keep his commandments, that is why they study their BIBLE. People that read and obey GOD are blessed. I CORINTHIANS 2:7-12 says but we speak the WISDOM of GOD in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory, which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, not ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for the, that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. WISE MEN AND WOMEN STILL SEEK GOD as the wise men did 2,000 years ago. PSALMS 1:1-6 says blessed IS THE MAN THAT WALKETH not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. BUT HIS DELIGHT is in the LAW OF THE LORD; and in his law doth he meditates day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringrth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in the judgement, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. John 8:32 says and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make your free.
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