12 Great Bible Verses For The New Year 2019

12 Great Bible Verses For The New Year 2019 December 31, 2018

Here are some great Bible verses you can use to launch your new year in 2019.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

If you have trusted in Christ, then you are a new creation in Christ and ready for anything that comes your way in the new year. The old things have passed away, like a sinful lifestyle and sexual immorality, and now the new has come and the Spirit of God has taken residence in us.

Isaiah 43:18-19 Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

If you try to forget something in the past, you can’t do it because you’re thinking of it, but Isaiah the Prophet tells us to not remember the former things of our past and dwell on the “new thing” that God has done in us and will yet do in the coming kingdom. He will always “make a way,” even if it’s “in the wilderness” or “the desert.”

Romans 13:11-12 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

The Apostle Paul and the rest of the early church lived with an expectation that Jesus’ return would be soon, so they always wrote with a sense of urgency, and why not? He could come back this year or even before you finish reading this. Either way, we know the day of salvation and the appearance of Christ is growing closer with each passing day. I hope that compels us to live a holier life, knowing He could appear at any moment, and none of us wants to shrink back in shame at His appearing (1 John 2:28), although I suspect many will.

Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

If you have one log in the fireplace, it will usually go out, but if you add another log or two, soon the fire starts to burn hot, so we too should stir up one another like stirring up a campfire. A single coal in a bar-b-que grill would quickly die out by itself, but if others are surrounding it, it glows red hot like the rest, and that’s why we must not neglect the assembling of ourselves. Even more so “as you see the Day drawing near.”

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Even though this was written about Israel and written to them to give them a hope for the future, the application for us is true too. God does have a plan for us and it is for us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet 3:18). That means grow in His Word. If we are in Christ, we most assuredly have “a future and a hope.”

Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

One lady we see in the nursing home says this is her favorite verse. She tells me that it’s because at her age, every day is a gift. I love that! Rejoice that God has given us another day of His blessings and common grace, and let’s “be glad in it” this new day and new year.

Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Pressing forward means you’re not looking back at what’s behind but “straining forward to what lies ahead.” The goal for all of us is to press on “toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Even Paul didn’t rest on his laurels. He knew he had not yet arrived, as we all must admit.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

The straight and narrow path is through Christ alone (Acts 4:12), but that path’s degree of difficulty depends much upon whether we “acknowledge” God in all our ways. If we give God the glory and not lean upon our own human understanding, only then will God “make straight [our] paths.”

Ephesians 4:22-24 To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

This all sounds great, but we’ll need a little help to live in righteousness and holiness, but Jesus is just the One to help us! It is only through Him that can we do anything (John 15:5), because He alone can strengthen us (Phil 4:13), so we can do all things through Jesus’ strength, but we can nothing at all without Him, and “nothing” is not a little “something.” That’s a great lesson for us all.


Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

God’s purpose may not always look like things are working “together for our good,” but that’s why we need to see things through the eyes of faith. We know all things are working together and that all these things are for our ultimate good, but it may not always look like it. Trust Him anyway.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

Everything that is created is for God’s glory (Psalm 19:1-2, 115:1), including us! You and I were also created to glorify God. Or course we can’t know the end from the beginning, but at least we know the very end when we will finally see the face of God (Rev 21:3, 22:4). For now, it’s like trying to see through a dark glass (1 Cor 13:12).

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Anxiety is a destroyer of faith. It will consume our trust until we are anxious about everything. The solution is to bring “everything by prayer and supplication” to God and “let your requests be made known” to Him. If we don’t ask, we won’t receive (James 4:2-3). It’s as simple as that.


Proverbs 16:9 tells us that “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps,” so why not read more of the Word of God this year because those who are in the Word of God have their steps more firmly established. That’s because they see more of the path. I would rather have the Lord establish my steps than the ways that a “man plans.” I tried that. It doesn’t work well. Anyway, Happy New Year from Christian Crier to all our readers, and may God richly bless you all in 2019.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is a writer at Christian Quotes and also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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  • pud

    It’s obvious jack that you have never, don’t now and probably never will care for the truth, reality, reason or logic. Nonetheless here’s some actual good news!

    More than 100 churches in the United States are dying every single week.

    If you go back to 1986, just 10 percent of all young adults were “religiously unaffiliated”, but now that number has jumped all the way to 39 percent.

    You’re losing jack…people are waking up to realize what a ridiculous nonsensical superstitious delusional cult you all are.

    But again jack I have to ask…why do you ignore the other “words of god” when you compile your propaganda? Why jack? Why do you leave out these gems from your lord?….

    Straight out of the BOOK jack…all to greet the new year! Why do you ignore it? Why jack?

    Bible Quote for January 29

    Jesus Falsely Predicts the End of the World

    “And there will be strange events in the skies – signs in the sun, moon, and stars. And down here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. The courage of many people will falter because of the fearful fate they see coming upon the earth, because the stability of the very heavens will be broken up. Then everyone will see the Son of Man arrive on the clouds with power and great glory. So when all these things begin to happen, stand straight and look up, for your salvation is near!”

    “Then he gave them this illustration: “Notice the fig tree, or any other tree. When the leaves come out, you know without being told that summer is near. Just so, when you see the events I’ve described taking place, you can be sure that the Kingdom of God is near. I assure you, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these events have taken place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will remain forever” (Luke 21:25-33 NLT)

    Bible Quote for January 28

    Killing the Good Samaritan

    “The ark of God was placed on a new cart and taken away from the house of Abinadab on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab guided the cart, with Ahio walking before it, while David and all the Israelites made merry before the Lord with all their strength, with singing and with citharas, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.”
    “When they came to the threshing floor of Nodan, Uzzah reached out his hand to the ark of God to steady it, for the oxen were making it tip. But the Lord was angry with Uzzah; God struck him on that spot, and he died there before God.” (2 Samuel 6:3-7 NAB)

    Bible Quotes for January 27

    Child Beating

    “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him takes care to chastise him” (Proverbs 13:24 NAB)

    “Chastise your son, for in this there is hope, but do not desire his death. The man of violent temper pays the penalty; even if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.” (Proverbs 19:18-19 NAB)

    Bible Quote for January 26

    Kill Sons of Sinners

    “Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and possess the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants.” (Isaiah 14:21 NAB)

    Bible Quote for January 25

    Kill Followers of Other Religions

    “If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst.” (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB)

    Bible Quote for January 24

    Murder, Rape, and Pillage at Jabesh-gilead

    “So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. “This is what you are to do,” they said. “Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin.” Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.”

    “The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives. But there were not enough women for all of them. The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel. So the Israelite leaders asked, “How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead? There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever. But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God’s curse.”

    “Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem. They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, “Go and hide in the vineyards. When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife! And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, ‘Please be understanding. Let them have your daughters, for we didn’t find enough wives for them when we destroyed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.’” So the men of Benjamin did as they were told. They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance. Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them. So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.” (Judges 21:10-24 NLT)

    Bible Quote for January 23

    David’s Punishment (Polygamy, Rape, Baby Killing, and God’s “Forgiveness”)

    “Thus says the Lord: ‘I will bring evil upon you out of your own house. I will take your wives (plural) while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor. He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight. You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.’”

    Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan answered David: “The Lord on his part has forgiven your sin: you shall not die. But since you have utterly spurned the Lord by this deed, the child born to you must surely die.” (The child dies seven days later.) (2 Samuel 12:11-14 NAB)

    Bible Quotes for January 22

    Slave Beating

    “When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.” (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)

    Bible Quote for January 21

    Sampson and the Spirit of the Lord

    “The spirit of the Lord came upon him (Sampson), and he went down to Ashkelon, where he killed thirty of their men and despoiled them; he gave their garments to those who had answered his riddle.” (Sampson used the garments to pay off a bet he lost.) (Judges 14:19 NAB)

    Bible Quotes for January 20

    Bloody Sabbath

    “While the Israelites were in the desert, a man was discovered gathering wood on the Sabbath day. Those who caught him at it brought him to Moses and Aaron and the whole assembly. But they kept him in custody, for there was no clear decision as to what should be done with him. Then the Lord said to Moses, “This man shall be put to death; let the whole community stone him outside the camp.” So the whole community led him outside the camp and stoned him to death as the Lord had commanded Moses.” (Numbers 15:32-36 NAB)

    Bible Quote for January 19

    Ritual Human Sacrifice

    “At that time the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he went throughout the land of Gilead and Manasseh, including Mizpah in Gilead, and led an army against the Ammonites. And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD. He said, “If you give me victory over the Ammonites, I will give to the LORD the first thing coming out of my house to greet me when I return in triumph. I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.”

    “So Jephthah led his army against the Ammonites, and the LORD gave him victory. He thoroughly defeated the Ammonites from Aroer to an area near Minnith – twenty towns – and as far away as Abel-keramim. Thus Israel subdued the Ammonites. When Jephthah returned home to Mizpah, his daughter – his only child – ran out to meet him, playing on a tambourine and dancing for joy. When he saw her, he tore his clothes in anguish. “My daughter!” he cried out. “My heart is breaking! What a tragedy that you came out to greet me. For I have made a vow to the LORD and cannot take it back.” And she said, “Father, you have made a promise to the LORD. You must do to me what you have promised, for the LORD has given you a great victory over your enemies, the Ammonites. But first let me go up and roam in the hills and weep with my friends for two months, because I will die a virgin.” “You may go,” Jephthah said. And he let her go away for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never have children. When she returned home, her father kept his vow, and she died a virgin. So it has become a custom in Israel for young Israelite women to go away for four days each year to lament the fate of Jephthah’s daughter.” (Judges 11:29-40)

    Bible Quote for January 18

    Laws of Rape

    “If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.” (Deuteronomy 22:28-29)

    Bible Quote for January 17

    Murder, Rape, Pillage, and Plunder

    As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you. But these instructions apply only to distant towns, not to the towns of nations nearby.

    As for the towns of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as a special possession, destroy every living thing in them. You must completely destroy the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, just as the LORD your God has commanded you. This will keep the people of the land from teaching you their detestable customs in the worship of their gods, which would cause you to sin deeply against the LORD your God. (Deuteronomy 20:10-18 NLT)

    Bible Quotes for January 16

    Murder, rape and pillage of the Midianites

    They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men. All five of the Midianite kings – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – died in the battle. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder. They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived. After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.

    Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp. But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle. “Why have you let all the women live?” he demanded. “These are the very ones who followed Balaam’s advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor. They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD’s people. Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.” (Numbers 31:7-18 NLT)

    Bible Quote for January 15

    Burning of temple at Baal (There’s nothing like a good church barbeque.)

    Then Jehu called a meeting of all the people of the city and said to them, “Ahab hardly worshiped Baal at all compared to the way I will worship him! Summon all the prophets and worshipers of Baal, and call together all his priests. See to it that every one of them comes, for I am going to offer a great sacrifice to Baal. Any of Baal’s worshipers who fail to come will be put to death.” But Jehu’s plan was to destroy all the worshipers of Baal. Then Jehu ordered, “Prepare a solemn assembly to worship Baal!” So they did. He sent messengers throughout all Israel summoning those who worshiped Baal. They all came and filled the temple of Baal from one end to the other. And Jehu instructed the keeper of the wardrobe, “Be sure that every worshiper of Baal wears one of these robes.” So robes were given to them.

    Then Jehu went into the temple of Baal with Jehonadab son of Recab. Jehu said to the worshipers of Baal, “Make sure that only those who worship Baal are here. Don’t let anyone in who worships the LORD!” So they were all inside the temple to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu had surrounded the building with eighty of his men and had warned them, “If you let anyone escape, you will pay for it with your own life.”

    As soon as Jehu had finished sacrificing the burnt offering, he commanded his guards and officers, “Go in and kill all of them. Don’t let a single one escape!” So they killed them all with their swords, and the guards and officers dragged their bodies outside. Then Jehu’s men went into the fortress of the temple of Baal. They dragged out the sacred pillar used in the worship of Baal and destroyed it. They broke down the sacred pillar of Baal and wrecked the temple of Baal, converting it into a public toilet. That is what it is used for to this day. (2 Kings 10:18-27 NLT)

    Bible Quote for January 14

    Baby Bashing

    Happy those who seize your children and smash them against a rock. (Psalms 137:9 NAB)

    Bible Quote for January 9

    Saul’s Kindness

    Saul sent this message to the Kenites: “Move away from where the Amalekites live or else you will die with them. For you were kind to the people of Israel when they came up from Egypt.” So the Kenites packed up and left. Then Saul slaughtered the Amalekites from Havilah all the way to Shur, east of Egypt. (1 Samuel 15:6-7 NLT)

    Bible Quotes for January 8


    During this period, Joshua destroyed all the descendants of Anak, who lived in the hill country of Hebron, Debir, Anab, and the entire hill country of Judah and Israel. He killed them all and completely destroyed their towns. Not one was left in all the land of Israel, though some still remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod. So Joshua took control of the entire land, just as the LORD had instructed Moses. He gave it to the people of Israel as their special possession, dividing the land among the tribes. So the land finally had rest from war. (Joshua 11:21-23 NLT)

    Bible Quote for January 6

    Know God, No Peace

    So Joshua conquered the entire region – the hill country, the Negev, the land of Goshen, the western foothills, the Jordan Valley, and the mountains and lowlands of Israel. The Israelite territory now extended all the way from Mount Halak, which leads up to Seir, to Baal-gad at the foot of Mount Hermon in the valley of Lebanon. Joshua killed all the kings of those territories, waging war for a long time to accomplish this. No one in this region made peace with the Israelites except the Hivites of Gibeon. All the others were defeated. For the LORD hardened their hearts and caused them to fight the Israelites instead of asking for peace. So they were completely and mercilessly destroyed, as the LORD had commanded Moses. (Joshua 11:16-20 NLT)

    Bible Quote for January 5

    Towns Murdered

    The Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev, heard that the Israelites were approaching on the road to Atharim. So he attacked the Israelites and took some of them as prisoners. Then the people of Israel made this vow to the LORD: “If you will help us conquer these people, we will completely destroy all their towns.” The LORD heard their request and gave them victory over the Canaanites. The Israelites completely destroyed them and their towns, and the place has been called Hormah ever since. (Numbers 21:1-3 NLT)

    Bible Quotes for January 4

    God’s Wrath

    Weep and moan, you evil shepherds! Roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock! The time of your slaughter has arrived; you will fall and shatter like fragile pottery. You will find no place to hide; there will be no way to escape. Listen to the frantic cries of the shepherds, to the leaders of the flock shouting in despair, for the LORD is spoiling their pastures. Peaceful meadows will be turned into a wasteland by the LORD’s fierce anger. He has left his den like a lion seeking its prey, and their land will be made desolate by the sword of the enemy and the LORD’s fierce anger. (Jeremiah 25:34-38 NLT)

    Bible Quote for January 3


    In that day those the LORD has slaughtered will fill the earth from one end to the other. No one will mourn for them or gather up their bodies to bury them. They will be scattered like dung on the ground. (Jeremiah 25:33 NLT)

    Bible Quote for January 2

    The Cup of Anger

    Then the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me, “Take from my hand this cup filled to the brim with my anger, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink from it. When they drink from it, they will stagger, crazed by the warfare I will send against them.” (Jeremiah 25:15-16 NLT)

    Bible Quote for January 1

    Complete Destruction

    And now the LORD Almighty says: Because you have not listened to me, I will gather together all the armies of the north under King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, whom I have appointed as my deputy. I will bring them all against this land and its people and against the other nations near you. I will completely destroy you and make you an object of horror and contempt and a ruin forever. I will take away your happy singing and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will no longer be heard. Your businesses will fail, and all your homes will stand silent and dark. This entire land will become a desolate wasteland. (Jeremiah 25:8-11 NLT)

    • Excellent list of bible verses, Jack ignores. These verses show that much of the bible was written by very ignorant, bloodthirsty, barbaric and violent savages who created god in their own likeness. Yet these cultists believe that it is some word of a god. Well said, Pud!

  • Evermyrtle

    You got it correct Jack, the WORD OF GOD proves that, The world will get worse and worse with antichrist peoples, fighting to overcome GOD and HIS works, until GOD eventually takes it away from us, after HE has given us every chance to turn from evil! The evil doers seems not to have a clue what HIS plans are for this world, after we have crossed the final stage of evil. HE will take it away from us, BUT HE will give HIS people a new heaven and a new earth! Revelation 20:1-8 and rejoice, all who belong to GOD!

    I do not think that those who are laughing now, will be laughing then! HIS people will abide, on this new earth, I believe, there will be no more evil committed or ridicule of HIS people and there will be peace and GOD will reign, forever!!

    • Matthew 22:37

      What an us against them mentality! Jesus was for everybody and it is too bad so much of Christian theology has undermined God’s message of mercy with it’s hellfire message and mentality.

      In the Garden of Eden no mention of hell was made. Adam and Eve were told they would surely die for their disobedience.

      Hell is not even a word in the original ancient languages. The word is either sheol, gehenna or tartarus all with different meanings.

      The first mention of “hell” in the Bible is in Matthew 5. If it was meant to be taken literally then why aren’t there one eyed people and one handed people sitting in all the church pews? And why aren’t all Christians out evangelizing around the clock?

      Too bad so many people bought the eternal torment misinterpretation so thoroughly.

      A quote from I. D. Williamson:

      I may remark, in passing, that GOD is the Savior of no more than he saves or will save. If ten men are in danger of upsetting a boat, and I go out to save them, you could not call me the savior of ten, unless I saved them. If you saw me launch out for their relief, and knew perfectly well that I would save them, you could with propriety call me the savior of the ten, even before the work was actually done. But if it should turn out, in the end, that I should save but five, then it would prove, that you were mistaken in saying that I was the savior of the ten. So here, God is not the Savior of a soul more than he actually saves. True, that work is not yet accomplished. But the apostle knew that he had engaged in the work, and that he could not fail of success, and therefore he called him the Savior of all men. But should it turn out, in the end, that God should save but a part, then would it be proved that the apostle was wrong, when he called him the “Savior of all men.”

      I know it is said, that God OFFERS salvation to all, but it should be remembered that an OFFER of salvation is one thing, and SALVATION ITSELF is another. If I offer to save a man who is drowning, THAT does not save him, neither does it make me his savior from death. God may offer salvation to man, but that does not save him, neither does it make God his Savior. He is the Savior only of as many as he saves. Should any man dispute this, I ask him to go forward to the future world, and as he looks down into that dismal hell, in which he believes, and beholds the multitude of its hopeless inhabitants, let him tell me, if he will, in what sense God is their Savior? It matters not what may have been OFFERED them, what have they RECEIVED? is the question on which your answer must depend. I care not what MEANS may have been put in operation for their salvation. If these means were not EFFECTUAL, and they are not saved, then God is not their SAVIOR, and the apostle labored and suffered reproach for a trust, that was vain and futile in the extreme. – end quote

      It is really too bad so many men have thought to try and control God’s gift of salvation to the world with threats.

      God doesn’t have to threaten anyone. He is all powerful.

      Perfect love casts out fear.

      It is really too bad so few Christians check the mistranslated key words in the Bible, the history of Christianity and really meditate on the scriptures.

      Universalism springs from innocent childlike faith and eternal torment from the twisted, vindictive mind of man.

      Go listen to the song “He holds the whole world in His hands” and ask yourself does He or doesn’t He?

      Most humans will not give up on a bad or disobedient child and you think God will?

      Then you should pray on it, research all views on the afterlife and think again.

      Have a blessed day!

    • Jack Wellman

      So well said my friend. Thank you

      • Evermyrtle

        Thank you, I do keep trying to do what GOD tells me is my part, of HIS work!!

    • Matthew 22:37

      Take the futurist view of prophecy with a grain of salt. There are a lot of sensation seekers running around in Christian circles today that never point out verse 1 of Revelation 1.

      ◄ Revelation 1 ►
      New American Standard Bible
      The Revelation of Jesus Christ

      1The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, 2who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.

      Note: these are the things which are “soon to take place” which makes the historicist view of eschatology a lot more likely than the futurist speculation in my opinion. You don’t just throw all the prophecies of the Book of Revelation into the future like futurists do because it clearly states some things will take place soon.

      You can only know if a prophecy failed or not in hindsight which is another reason why it makes sense to check the Book of Revelation against the historical record. Some prophecies could already have occurred with some still to be performed in the future.

      The little horn rising in the place of a big horn in Revelation some prophecy interpreters think is the papacy coming up in the place of the Roman Empire.

      But prophecy is mainly for believers who realize that it demonstrates God’s omniscience and foreknowledge. Don’t even bother to bring it up to an unbeliever who doesn’t realize a lot of prophecies can be proven historically. Like the fall of Tyre.

      The unbeliever who does not believe in the omniscience of God will not even bother to research the historical record to see if the things God says will occur will actually occur or not because he has already formed a dissent in his own mind against what God has revealed. Instead he will stick on his skeptic hat and sweep everything God prophesies under the carpet or some other place so he can refuse to consider it and then tell a person trying to study if it is true or not that it is all bunk. Ignore the skeptic and his prejudices. Put in the work yourself and keep trying to locate all the things that God said that have come true and you will see more clearly.

      Why let someone of a lazy theological state of mind control your more active, receptive one if you have it and if you don’t have it ask for it.

      Everyone reading have a blessed day!

      • Jack Wellman

        Thank you sir. Good stuff!

    • Jack Wellman

      I agree. It will and has grown worse. I am not saying it will get better, but if we are in the Word of God, our lives will be better, and year by year, as we are undergoing sanctification, we will begin to sin less by God’s help. Never being sinless, but sinning less over time.

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