Thursday, March 29, 2018

Know Jesus: No Hell - No Jesus: Know Hell!


If there is not such a thing as hell, why would Jesus have died for us? For those of you that doubt hell's existence, or have been lied to, here is exactly what Jesus had to say about it...

(Matthew 5:22 KJV) But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
(Matthew 5:29 KJV) And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
(Matthew 5:30 KJV) And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
(Matthew 7:13 KJV) 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:
(Matthew 7:19 KJV) Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
(Matthew 7:21 KJV) 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.
(Matthew 7:22 KJV) 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?
(Matthew 7:23 KJV) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
(Matthew 8:12 KJV) But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 10:15 KJV) Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
(Matthew 10:28 KJV) And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
(Matthew 11:23 KJV) And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
(Matthew 11:22 KJV) But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
(Matthew 11:24 KJV) But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
(Matthew 12:32 KJV) And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
(Matthew 12:36 KJV) But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
(Matthew 12:40 KJV) For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
(Matthew 12:41 KJV) The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
(Matthew 12:42 KJV) The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
(Matthew 13:30 KJV) Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
(Matthew 13:40 KJV)As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
(Matthew 13:42 KJV) And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 13:48 KJV) Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
(Matthew 13:49 KJV) So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
(Matthew 13:50 KJV) And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 16:18 KJV) 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.
(Matthew 16:26 KJV) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
(Matthew 16:27 KJV)For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
(Matthew 18:8 KJV) Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
(Matthew 18:9 KJV) And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
(Matthew 18:34 KJV) And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
(Matthew 21:44 KJV) And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
(Matthew 22:7 KJV) But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
(Matthew 22:13 KJV) Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 23:14 KJV) Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
(Matthew 23:15 KJV) Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
(Matthew 23:33 KJV) Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
(Matthew 25:30 KJV) And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 25:41 KJV) Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
(Matthew 25:46 KJV) And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
(Mark 9:43 KJV) And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
(Mark 9:44 KJV) Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
(Mark 9:45 KJV) And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
(Mark 9:46 KJV) Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
(Mark 9:47 KJV) And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
(Mark 9:48 KJV) Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
(Mark 12:40 KJV) Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
(Luke 10:15 KJV) And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
(Luke 12:5 KJV) But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
(Luke 12:46 KJV) The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
(Luke 13:3 KJV) I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
(Luke 13:27 KJV) But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
(Luke 13:28 KJV) There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
(Luke 16:23 KJV) And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
(Luke 16:24 KJV) And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
(John 15:6 KJV) If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
(John 5:29 KJV) And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
(Revelation 2:11 KJV) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
(Revelation 2:21 KJV) And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not
(Revelation 2:22 KJV) Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
(Revelation 2:23 KJV) And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
(Revelation 21:8 KJV) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

What is Hell really like?


Has anyone ever told you to go die in hell? My guess is that they were not being as mean as they intended to be...one only wishes they could die in hell; it's torment is eternal. I recently saw a bumper sticker that said, "The party in hell has been cancelled due to the fire". I know a lot of people that are going to be disappointed! Without giving it much thought, we mortals assume that if hell even exists, it is worth going to so that we can have fun while still 'alive'. Many of us believe in heaven but refuse to believe in hell. That's like believing that the Philadelphia Eagles did indeed win the Superbowl, but that the New England Patriots did not necessarily lose. What keeps many souls from buying into the whole idea of hell is that they cannot believe that our loving God would be so cruel. With so much at stake, I say we ask God about it Himself, by opening his word. (Opening the word of God is opening his mouth!)

Could God be so cruel?
Why would our God, who is love, prepare such a place of torment for us? Actually, he didn't. It was prepared for the devil and his angels. "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:" - Matthew 25:41 Then, once sin entered into the hearts of man, our death became certain. "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." - Genesis 2:17 Since we are all born in the image of Adam, we are all born into sin and death, and all sin is always directed toward God. Since God is pure holiness and righteousness, He cannot tolerate sin. It is the very wrath of God that burns against the wicked and disobedient that is hell. "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;" 
- 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9

Jesus warns us of hell
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." 
-Matthew 10:28

"So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth." 
- Matthew 13:49-50

"And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. - Mark 9:43-48 (Note here that Jesus is quoting scripture, from the prophet Isaiah, spoken 700 years prior. "And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh." - Isaiah 66:24)

God does not want a one of us to suffer
Fortunately for us, it is not God's will that any of us should suffer. "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." - 2 Peter 3:9 In fact, He pardons us abundantly! "Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon." - Isaiah 55:7 What about the people who have never heard of our loving God? He wouldn't send them to hell, right?  "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened." - Romans 1:19-21 God will show Himself to everyone! 

As hard as it is to think about hell, it weighs much more heavily on my heart the fact that God sent his only begotten son to it in our place. "Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?" - Ephesians 4:9  Not only did Jesus endure hell while never having sinned a day in His life, He actually became our sin for us. "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." - 2 Corinthians 5:21 The only thing worse than letting Jesus take the fall for us, is letting Him do it for nothing. Right now, Jesus is preparing a very, very special place for us, and it is ours for the asking! "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." - John 14:2 It truly is your choice; you can choose to spend eternity wailing and gnashing your teeth where your worm dieth not in flames, or you can choose to live in the mansion Jesus prepared for you.  Can we call this a no-brainer?! Determine your eternity today by praying this prayer, and meaning it with all your heart:

Heavenly Father, 
I know that I am a sinner, 
and unless I accept your gift of salvation, 
I am lost forever. 
I thank you for sending your son to die for me 
and save me from an eternity in hell.  
I now receive Jesus as my Savior. 
In His holy name, I pray.

Or, if you're in a hurry - 

"Jesus save me!" 

Sidenote: Before you go digging into your bible, it is important to know that the word 'hell' is found in the Authorized King James Version 54 times. All the new translations have it much fewer times. In fact, many have taken it the hell out. 
  New King James Version….......32 times
  New International Version…....…14 times
  New American Standard Bible…13 times
  American Standard Version….…13 times
  New Living Translation………….13 times
  Revised Standard Version…......12 times
  New American Bible………......…0 times!
Although you can learn from any bible, it is in many bible scholar's opinions (and my beginner's mind) that the words in the Authorized King James Version of 1611 are God's preserved words. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." - Psalms 12:6-7 

Please remember, BIBLE BAIT is written by a novice Bible study student, not a Bible scholar. If something doesn't look quite right to you, dig into God's word. The one thing I promise you is that you won't get bored! Many thanks to my friend Renee Driscoll, who helps me keep Bible Bait Biblically correct.

Blogger B.D. Baker said...
Another great blog entry. I was always taught that God doesn't send us to Hell, but that we send ourselves by rejecting HIM. You have a gift for making the seemingly complex easy to understand.





Sunday, October 15, 2017

How Do We Get to Heaven?


How do we get to heaven? What does it mean to be saved? The Lord our God is not willing that any of us should perish, (2 Peter 3:9) so he told us precisely how to avoid hell in his holy bible. Satan, the father of lies, on the other hand would love nothing more than for you to not even believe in hell - so that you end up there with him. Watch, believe and confess with us as we assure our place in God's Kingdom!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

What in the world is happening to our Bibles?


Is your Bible missing something? One new version takes over 5,000 words out of the New Testament alone. Perhaps it is time we take an honest look at the version of God's Word we are getting our doctrine, our reproof, our correction, our instruction in righteousness from. If you are a preacher, perhaps it is time to start preaching from the scripture given by inspiration of God.

Still not sure who to trust? …"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."  -John 14:26 KJV




Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Jesus Is Our Hope Bumper Sticker

If my hope was in man, there would be nothing left of me but a helpless heap of quivering worry. I thank my God above that He gave me the eyes to see Him, and the ears to hear His comforting words of redemption. Redemption not only from an eternity of torment in hell, but deliverance from the bondage of man as well. 
One cannot listen to the news, whether propaganda or truth, and not see the oncoming oppression of our natural rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Almost daily (if we are awake) we witness a new freedom being slithered out of our atrophied grips: bondage no doubt.
Thankfully, those of us in Christ hold very near to our hearts a truth taught to us by the teacher of teachers, Jesus, the son of God: "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." (Matthew 10:28.) God again assures us through the Apostle Peter, “And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?” (1 Peter 3:13) For believers, there is no fear of man; precisely why we are such a threat to those who wish to dominate.
The opposite of fear and despair is hope. Hope is not wishful thinking, but the highest degree of expectation of good, grounded on substantial evidence. To a Christian who has been born again (John 3:3), the Lord Jesus Christ is our hope (1 Timothy 1:1) and the very essence of our faith. "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;" (Hebrews 6:19) 
This hope that dwells in every Christian is not to be confused with a superficial desire for the protection of our flesh. If this were the case, our hope would have been nullified with the senseless murders of the very first Christians. (Every apostle save John was martyred.) Today, it is estimated that a Christian dies for his faith every five minutes. 
Exceedingly richer, the hope we speak of is of eternal joy, unspeakable and full of glory! (1 Peter 1:8) Christians will continue to suffer from one end of the earth to the other.  “But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (1Peter 3:14&15) 
Are you ready to give a reason of the hope that is in you?


ABOUT THE “JESUS IS OUR HOPE” BUMPER STICKER
"And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates." (Deuteronomy 6:5-9)
This is the passage I always show my kids when they tell me I’m a walking, talking Bible, or roll their eyes when I wear my Christian t-shirts or attach a Jesus sticker to my car. It gives me such joy to pass along the reason of my hope, which is Jesus my Lord and Saviour. He told us to “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). 
The purpose of this bumper sticker is to take this command seriously, and is twofold. They will uphold the name of Jesus and the truth that He is our hope AND fund missionaries who are preaching this very message. One hundred percent of your entire donation will go to our church-supported missionaries, many of whom I am blessed to know personally. We are not all called to be missionaries, but we are all called to support them - most importantly by prayer, but it is essential to fund them as well. They cannot get to the harvest fields without our help. A list of their names and the countries they reach out to are listed below.


Not a bumper-sticker-on-your-car kind of person? Get creative! God will bless you for it… “Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;” (2 Corinthians 9:10)

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  •   Only $5.00 each, or a huge donation of your choice! 
TO ORDER

Send a check or money order written out to: Branch Hill Baptist Church ATTN: Missions
and mail to: inspire! P.O. Box 37875 Cincinnati, Ohio 45222-0875 

Apologies for the old-fashioned method of payment.
If you would like a receipt for tax deduction purposes, please note so in your order.
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LIST OF MISSIONARIES

Angela Wheat 
Australia

Aric Kroupa 
Russia 

Chris Rue 
Ukraine 

CLA 
USA 

Chuck Harding 
Washington DC 

Cliff Taylor 
Missionary/ Evangelist 

Dan Bardwell 
Ukraine 

Dan Tribuzio 
Australia 

Dana Vogelpohl 
Scotland 

Daniel Fetter 
Micronesia 

Dave Fetter 
Micronesia 

David Lethert 
Philippines 

Derrick Goette 
Canada 

Fellowship Tract League 
World 

J. Matacchiera 
Zambia 

Jason Hines 
Canada 

Jean Kruse 
Brazil (widow) 

Jeff Demarest 
South Africa 

Jeff Williams 
New Zealand 

Jerry Collins 
Mexico 

Jim Taglialeta 
Spain 

John Allen 
Papua New Guinea 

John MacLennan 
Scotland 

John Walz 
Taiwan 

Jose Gomez Jr. 
Mexico 

Keith Reedy 
Bibles for the Blind 

Kenneth Murphy 
Germany 

Kevin Kendell 
Papua New Guinea 

Lonnie Brooks 
Kenya 

Manny Rodriguez 
Puerto Rico 

Manuel Gomez 
Mexico 

Marguerite Vella 
Philippines (retired) 

Mark Norman 
England 

Matt Bernsdorff 
Trinidad 

Mike Ford 
Greece 

Milton Martin 
Mexico 

Paul Gray 
Ukraine 

Paul Pierucki 
Romania 

Phil Gabbard 
USA 

Richard Maher 
Ukraine 

Robert Mickey Jr. 
Kenya 

Roberto Arellano 
Mexico 

Stella Mayo 
New Zealand (retired/ widow) 

Ted Mullins 
Papua New Guinea 

Thomas Castellaw 
Germany 

Thurston Mounce 
Belize 

VBP\Jim Fellure 
Bible Printing 

VBP\Shawn Dunn 
USA reps for VBP 

Worth Worley 
Russia (retired) 

Jim Showers
Paraguay

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Day I Became: Born Again, Saved, In Christ, The Righteousness of God, A New Creature, Eternally Secure, A Child of God, The Bride of Christ, Baptized by the Holy Spirit, Redeemed!

The year was 1971, and it must have been a wintry month, as I was wearing the bright pink flowered flannel nightgown my mom made me. There were three things my mom did regularly; sew, cook and pray. This night we were praying. 
Several times a week I would kneel beside my mom in her green and blue bedroom and pray the rosary with her. I was a little concerned that my older siblings would tease me, but it’s where I wanted to be. 
This particular night, as my little illustrated booklet informed, we were supposed to meditate upon the ‘Sorrowful Mysteries’. (Each day of the week presented a different focus.) I knew in my head what the Passion of Christ was all about, and believed every bit of it. Before we started, my mom said to me, “Tammy, tonight think about how Jesus died on the cross for all of your sins, and thank him for it; he would have done it if you were the only little girl in the world.” 
At the tender age of 7, I had already added plenty of sin to my account. Out of jealousy, I used to beat on my younger brother. I knew it was wrong and that it was sin. I also knew that even if I could quit sinning, these sins I already committed would never go away on their own.

I thanked Jesus with all of my being that night, for erasing these and all my future sins from my record. It didn’t matter that in my hand was a set of beads designed to direct prayer to a person that would never receive them. I was simply thanking my God for what he did for me. Unbeknownst to me then, at that very moment, I received eternal life.  

Marvel not that I said unto thee, 
Ye must be born again.
- Jesus @ John 3:7


Friday, August 5, 2016

Jesus is indeed our Hope!






































Someone put this note on my husbands car while it was parked in the Children's Hospital lot. Most likely from a parent with a very sick child. If you want to remind people that there is Hope for them, and that His name is Jesus, 100% of your donation will go to missionaries who have given their lives to spread this very message! http://tamaraschmitz.blogspot.com/…/jesus-is-our-hope-bumpe…