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Bro Steve Winter

Be aware of what you are supporting with some animal "rescue" (so called) organizations.  They may have clever word arrangements that spell CARE or things like that, but the bottom line is that their fuzzy "feel good" rules and regulations spell death for the animals waiting while they refuse to adopt out animals in their CARE while waiting for someone that fits their highly restrictive agenda.   Sure, they may never put down any of the animals in their "CARE", but with their restrictive adoption policies a whole lot of animals are put down waiting in line that could be adopted.  And you know what, some of them would end up in less than ideal homes, but compared to DEATH I think it would be preferable.

In a particular situation I am aware of personally I was willing to pay $100 for a kitten, but because I don't see the need for possibly dangerous inoculations for my other two INDOOR ONLY cats, I was rejected (I do believe strongly in rabies shots and neutering).   The people running these scam organizations have my purest and deepest contempt.   They do NOT deserve your support.  If they really CAREd about animals they would not be playing ignorant, feel good, ego games while so many animals are being put down.

If someone is willing to pay $100 for a kitten I would seriously doubt that they planned to eat it or put it out on the street, but at least the next kitty waiting in line would have a CHANCE at life.

Some of these "rescue" groups are misrepresenting what they really are doing.  Their pride and ignorance is inexcusable.  Don't support them with your donations.  Boycott pet supply stores that enable their stupidity and arrogance.

Steve Winter

ps. I found an ad in the newspaper that just said Free Kittens and a phone number.  Our new three month old, domestic born, kitty was free and was brought home right after he allowed me to carry him around for about five minutes without scratching me.  I will call the vet tomorrow to have him checked out and stuff and then have the rest of his work done when he is old enough.

Here are the first two kitties

Very basic cat tutorial and Luke and Lilly piano lessons

Billy Vaughn
Its been a while since I have been on here. God is truly great and better than that! May the True church work together for the Kingdom of God. Let us preach the One True God, Repentance, Baptism in Jesus Name, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and Holy Living. I am striving to go forth a do a greater work of ministry than ever before. We need to be sold out for Jesus Christ.
Billy Vaughn Jul 26 '13
Ruth Thompson


Many faces go walking by; can you hear the passers’ cry?

Down the lonely road of life

Countless thousands are filled with strife.

What is Joy?  They cannot tell, but must we only wish them well?

As they walk their crooked way,

Do they know what it means to pray?

Questions like these race in the minds… Minds of people who don’t have time,

So let’s descend to hell’s yawning gate,

And hear the cries of those who wait.

Many faces do I recognize, but why are they there?   I ask in surprise,

Because of people who do not care..

To carry the gospel to the despondent and bare..

Many faces so wretched and cold…  I dare not reach for the hell bounder’s soul,

Then let us evacuate to another location,

If you won’t tell of God’s salvation, what you would do if He had not bore….

Bore all your sin, sorrow, and pain?

God would only have you to blame.

I see your point; I reply in disgrace, I guess my priorities were all misplaced.

Hey!  There goes a soul… Sir, stop if you can,

I must tell you of a gracious plan.

By David Halett

Ruth Thompson Jul 9 '13
Ruth Thompson

  The safest road to hell is the gradual one.

        The gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings,

                      Without hesitations, without signposts.

                                                        â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦ Clive s. Lewis



Be true while there is yet time. 

For this is the cry of a thousand souls that down to the pit have trod,

Who keeps the truth from the people -

Stands in the way of God. …. Leonard b. Robbins.   



Thus saith the Lord,

You call me light and see me not,

You call me the Way and you follow me not,

You call me just and you trust me not,

You call me mighty and you fear me not,

You call me salvation and you honor me not,

You call me rich and you ask me not,

You call me worthy and you praise me not,

You call me Eternal and you seek me not,

You call me Master and you obey me not,

When you force me to condemn you, blame me not….

Ruth Thompson Jul 8 '13
Ruth Thompson

      Sometimes I get troubled by the Christian attitude towards the populous.  Jesus loved all men and gave His life for us.  He went into the synagogues and temples (although He knew they did not believe as He did) and preached to them in love. He sat and drank and ate with the winebibbers.

     I recall how in the past the Catholic church would surround villages, take their lands and any thing they had of value.  They would kill and torture the people who refused to convert to the trinity way, needless to say many were recruited that way.   Now centuries later the people still (because of blindness) follow the trinity doctrine, because they don't know any better!!  They are blind following the blind. 

     How can we reach them?  With Love, not with hatred, not with bitterness, but Love will cover a multitude of sins.  We must gently teach them the true way, taking care not to be ensnared ourselves.  These are lost souls for Christ.  Startling as it may seem souls in other churches really Love God and try to be as righteous and faithful as they know how in what they are taught, some surely put Pentecostals to shame that's for sure.   

    I remember someone saying He will use a dishonorable vessel as well as an honorable vessel, oh yeah, I remember, it was Jesus.  He loves us all.  I Love Jesus and I Love them, and I Love YOU :)

Ruth Thompson Jul 6 '13 · Comments: 5
Bro Steve Winter

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Trinity music has no place in the True Church

Some Saints have not been taught sound doctrine regarding why trinity music and false-christian music has no place in the true Church.  Some, in their confusion will even try to justify such sin by asking foolish and unlearned rhetorical questions about why, if we go to grocery stores that are not run by Acts 2:38 Christians etc.  Of course that type of argument is nothing more than a broad generic copout to justify just about any sinful activity that suits their whim and fancy.

A key point to use to help the victims of such foolish garbage is to consider that the Bible draws a line if sinners are pretending to be Christians, as false-christians do.  While these next verses do not specifically address this particular corruption in the Church they provide a foundation of basic doctrine to start with.

1Cor 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 

1Cor 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 

1Cor 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 

1Cor 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? 

1Cor 5:13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

Are false-christians not false brethren?  They are claiming to be Christians and even accepted as such by some of the more corrupt lukewarm even among some Oneness in this hour.

With these next verses I will expand the foundation to include a concept that many are simply unaware of because of such corruption in this hour.   That concept is the doctrine of spiritual chastity.  Think for a moment of the opposite of chastity or lack of chastity because that is where we get the concept of infidelity, a lack of chastity.  That is where we get the word infidel.

2Cor 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 

2Cor 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 

2Cor 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

It does not take a lot of effort to "bear with" a trinity preacher or trinity musicians, just putting up with it is bearing with it.  How much more would the matter be of promoting them and advancing their agenda from hell!!   If just bearing with them makes one an unchaste spiritual infidel, what of those who advance their idolatrous songs?  The "jesus" of the trinity is NOT the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible!

Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 

Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Wallowing in sin with the false-christianity of this world is hardly the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Bro Steve Winter 

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Ruth Thompson

I sometimes spend hours on the web trying to tell of the Salvation of Jesus.  One of the most troubling thing I find is those LYING doctrines that "Leave OUT" important parts of Gods message.

  In particular: 

      All you have to do is believe and you shall be saved.

      All you have to do is repent then you are saved.

      That one does not have to be baptized.   (this seems to be the worse one as 

      they do not realize that baptism is for the REMISSION OF SINS, they do not

      know that NO sin shall enter therein and we must have them remitted in


      That one does not have to be immersed in water during baptism

      The important NAME of JESUS is not used, only titles.


Yes, there are scriptures that say this, but they do NOT mean that you can omit or leave out the teachings that are in Acts2:38, they cannot stop there. 


True Salvation is believing, repentance, being baptized in Jesus name by immersion and being filled with the Holy Ghost speaking in other tongues Acts2:38.  And then going on to live a holy life before God.


I'm posting this so you can be aware of the fox we are fighting as he tries to be slick, and yet SOULS MAY BE LOST by this nonsense because many people are following these demons. 


I hope you join me in this fight for the Lord today.  God Bless  :) 


Ruth Thompson Jun 29 '13 · Rate: 5
Billy Vaughn

First of all the Church is the Body of Christ, not a building of any sort, see 1st. Corinthians 12:12-14, Ephesians 2:19-22, 1st. Peter 2:5, and Colossians 1:24. The church is a Spiritual temple, made without hands, see Acts 7:48-50. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost, if you have recieved it, 1st. Corinthians 3:16-17. The kingdom of God is not a natural kingdom, never has been, and never will be. God is a Spirit, they that worship him must worship in Spirit and in Truth, John 4:24.


No where in scripture did Jesus command the apostles to build houses of worship, or to establish these pecking orders called denominations, organizations, and "fellowships". Jesus did not set up a ministry after the order of the Levitical priesthood, see Hebrews chapters 7 - 10. Jesus is our High priest and all saints are priests unto God, 1st. Peter 2:9 and Revelation 1:6. Jesus nor the apostles set up one bishop rule in churches, or the pastor worship so common in churches today. The New Testament was a fluid church that flowed with the moving of the Holy Ghost. The early church was a church without walls that went to the people, they did not expect the people to come to it. The New Testament ministry worked as humble servants, sacrificing everything, even there life to be the servant of Christ unto others. They were not the salaried, tithe gathering, professional speakers of today. These early men of God were common folk, working with there own hands, but called and anointed by the Holy Ghost. The approval of the religious systems of that day meant nothing to them, they wanted to only please God.


One does not need a phd or to attend a seminary to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. One must be born again according to Acts 2:38, Live a clean holy life, and be gieven the anointing from God, to be  a preacher of the gospel. These early church preachers preached everywhere, with signs following, Mark 16:20. So this early church with no building existed for almost 300 years without buildings? How did they do it?


The New Testament church was Home based, the Home was the center of religious activity for them.  Here are some scriptures to prove this.


Acts 20:20

And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house.


Acts 28: 30-31

And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and recieved all that came in unto him, Preaching the Kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jeus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.


Romans 16:5

Likewise greet the church that is in their house. (Pricilla and Aquliia)..... also 1st. Corithians 16:19


Colossians 4:15

Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.


Philemon 1:2

And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in thy house.


This is just a few of the scriptures on the matter, but it is very clear that house church was the way of the New Testament Church. Also they preached in open Air in all types of locations both in the cities and in the country sides.


A study into the New Testament and early church history proves that all believers in and area were called the church of city or area. Thers were elders, over these groups, not ever just one. Elders is the same as pastor, shepherd, bishop, ect. The Apostles established churches and oversaw large areas, the evangelists and prophets moved about from place to place, as did many of the "teachers". Five fold ministry was active without the man made heiarchy of today. The people met in houses for regular meetings and in open areas for larger gatherings.


So am I against buildings? No not spicifically. But I am against the buliding cenetered church system that fails to BE the church. I am against the Man centered order of leadership based on customs that came out of Trinitarianism, and were never part of the early church. BE the Church, dont just go to an assembly, an assembly is a gathering that may just include ones own family. Most of all to obey the word of God is most important. House Church is an acceptable model of church for today.

Billy Vaughn Apr 28 '13 · Comments: 5
Billy Vaughn

In this world of seemingly no absolutes, the word of God stands unchanged. There has been a mass forsaking of holiness standard in our churches. Let me give you some scriptures about holiness

Hebrew 12:14

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.


1st. Thessalonians4:7

For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.


Romans 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.


1st. Peter1:15-16

But as he who hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.


1st. John 2:15-17

Love not the world, neither the thing that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.


1st. John 2:3-4

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.


James 4:4

Ye adulterers and adultresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.


1st. Peter 4:18

And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?


This is just a few of the many scriptures that tell us that holiness living is a requirement, if we plan on being saved. Now this worldly church system says it dosent matter how you live, cause Jesus paid for your sins. But on the contrary Romans 6: 1-2 ... Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid...  Those whose choose to live a sinful lifestyle and still be religious will have a rude awakening on the day of judgment. Whosever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the Lake of Fire. The Bible will be your judge, for the Word is God, John 1:1. Can you open up the pages of this book of life and find your name written therein? How? By obedience to he word of God. Do you think God is going to excuse your adultery? How about Fornication? How about idolatry? such as pagan holidays and roman catholic doctrines. How about immodest dress? it is laciviousness. How about whosoever loveth and maketh a lie? such as preaching a satanic trinity doctrine or telling your children bunny and Santa lies??? Strait  is the gate, narrow is the way that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. The complaint department is downstairs. Its a little warm and crowded down there.

Billy Vaughn Apr 13 '13 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 3
Bro Steve Winter

True Salvation Sermon - Bro Steve Winter

This is my text that I used for my 05/12/2005 sermon 

It should be available in audio format at

True Bible salvation is a hotly debated subject with many diverse opinions and beliefs.   I submit that it is very important what we believe.

1 Corinthians 15:2  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

If what we believe is not accurate then our belief is in vain.  You owe it to yourself and to your family to make sure that what you believe is the same as what the Bible teaches.

Satan is in the ministry business and he has many diligent, dedicated workers.

2 Timothy 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Many of Satan's ministers really think that they are "Christian preachers" and have no clue that they are deceiving souls into hell.  That will be no excuse for them in judgment, however.

Why would someone think that they could be saved without being baptised in Jesus Name and receiving the real Holy Ghost of the Bible.   Almost anyone in any church of any kind will claim to have the Holy Ghost because they read about it!  But the only evidence that the Apostles accepted was that they heard them speak with tongues.

John 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.

Basic essential elements of salvation after repentance are:  WATER and SPIRIT.  We should take note that a grown man was told by God manifest in the flesh that he had to be born of water and that he had to be born of the Spirit.

Hebrews 5:9  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

How can anyone continue to believe the false preachers who teach that grace means nothing to obey?

Gal 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Consider here, why would any real man of God try to talk you OUT of putting on Christ as so many of the false-christian preachers do when they fight against Jesus Name Baptism?

Mark 16:16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Yes even with that verse we still have the devil's ministers deceiving multitudes of souls.  Look at that verse.  Is it telling you to do one thing or to do two things?    What part of  the word "and" do you not understand?

If you pay good money for a wash AND wax for your car, don't you expect both to be done?

Jesus Christ gave the Apostle Peter the keys to the kingdom of God.  What will become of those who choose to reject what Peter did with those keys.  It has become commonplace that the devil's workmen go so far as to teach people that Peter disobeyed Jesus.  They say something like, "Well I will take Jesus's words over Peter's any day."  They are fishing for fools and catching a plenty!

If we can't trust the Apostles we have a big problem.  Was it not the Apostles themselves who told us what Jesus said?   Who else do we have to refer to but the Apostles to even have a clue what Jesus said?

Many attack me for being less than tolerant towards the devils's deceivers, but what does Paul tell the Christians to do regarding deceivers?

2 Cor 11:12  But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.

13  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

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.

Again consider what role that Satan's servants will play.   They will pretend to be teaching righteousness.  They will get jobs as preachers.  

Can we reject Peter's Acts 2:38 message without rejecting the One who sent him?

Matthew 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Are those false-preachers who want you to disregard Peter's Acts 2:38 salvation message really your friend?   

Was Jesus nice to everyone?   He didn't coddle false preachers and the falsely religious.

John 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.   

We should not be surprised when the devil's servants lie!  They are just doing their job for the father of lies.

One can't reject Peter without rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ who gave Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven.  So we had better know what Peter taught, and you can know this for yourself.

Acts 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.

How can anyone even imagine that they would be among the "called of God" when they reject the Acts 2:38 salvation that Peter preached on the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ?

We need to also know that water baptism is to be done in Jesus Name.  We monotheists have no problem with that, but polytheists really stumble on that and actually show us that they truly are polytheistic and really are teaching three god squad members.  

Satan's servants, the false-christian preachers have found that the best way to keep people from seeking the real Baptism of the Holy Ghost is to convince them they already have it and then just hold them by their religious pride.  

Acts 2:4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

See, we Pentecostals didn't make up the part about other tongues!   If you don't like tongues then you have a problem with God and with His Word.

Acts 19:6  And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied

Paul once said:

1 Corinthians 14:18  I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

We find examples in the Bible where people received the baptism of the Holy Ghost speaking in tongues before they were baptised in Jesus Name.   There are other examples where people were baptised in Jesus Name before they received the Holy Ghost.  Both are valid salvation experiences since the Bible documents both scenarios as valid.

John 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.

Whenever either ingredient of the "water and Spirit" Christian New Birth was missing, the Apostles of Jesus IMMEDIATELY added the missing ingredient.  If a person was baptized in Jesus Name then the Apostles would pray for them to receive the Holy Spirit.  (that also proves that people don't automatically receive the Holy Ghost when they first "believe" as some of Satan's  ministers teach.   When people received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues, the Apostles immediately baptized them in Jesus Name.    

These are not man made doctrines I am preaching to you!

Acts 8:12  But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

13  Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

14 ¶ Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

15  Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

16  (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

17  Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Note how they had been baptized in Jesus Name.  Now why would any true Christian fight against Jesus Name water baptism?

Acts 10:44 ¶ While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

45  And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

46  For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

47  Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

48  And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

So how did the Apostles know that Gentiles had received the same Holy Ghost they had?  They heard them speak with tongues.  Now why would any real Christian want to deny you the same experience as Biblical Christianity?

Psalms 119:89  LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

Even those souls who had even been baptised personally by John the Baptist were re-baptised in Jesus name for the remission of their sins.  John's baptism was only for a temporary period of time.  Jesus Name baptism remits sins by the POWER of the shed blood of God.  That does not contradict the doctrine of the Blood of God but rather is the method whereby the Blood of God is applied to the repentant believer during their New Birth.

Acts 19:1  And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,

2  He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

3  And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

4  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

5  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

6  And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

7  And all the men were about twelve.

So even with that verse 2 up there,  Satan's ministers still convince people that they automatically receive the Holy Ghost when they first "believe"?   They prey upon the ignorant and carnal.

Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Water baptism Jesus Name is the METHOD whereby one calls on the Name of the Lord.

Colossians 2:12  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Note the presence of both WATER and SPIRIT: 

Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

The Bible speaks of the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ as EXACTLY the same Spirit.   

Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

James 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

John 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.

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.

Jesus was telling a grown man what he STILL needed to do in order to be saved.   The grown man still had to be reborn of WATER and of the SPIRIT.

This is totally consistent with the plan of salvation that Peter, the "man with the keys to the kingdom from Jesus Himself" preached on the birthday of the New Testament Church.

Matthew 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Acts 2:38 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.

Acts 2:39 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.

Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

Acts 2:41  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.

If your preacher told you that you don't need to obey Acts 2:38, I want you to consider these next verses.

2 Thessalonians 1:7  And to you who are troubled rest with us, 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:

9  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the

presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

How can people be so deceived that they don't think they need to obey the Gospel?

1 Peter 4:17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

Romans 10:16  But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

See in the above verse how the Apostles considered a "non-obeyer" to be a "non-believer"?

Galatians 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Bro Steve Winter


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