Christ, Satan & the Matrix: Proof That Jesus Is the Messiah

(GLARING Hypocrisy)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In the world is the Matrix, and the Matrix is of Satan, and the Matrix is Satan. At the end is the Word of God, and the Word of God is Faithful, and the Word of God is True.

Breaking out of the Matrix is not a one-time deal. Unlike the movie (which, of course, exists as part of the Matrix), it’s not as simple as taking a single red pill, bursting out of our artificial womb-like pod and finding ourselves outside the construct we call the Matrix. Instead, we must work through many layers of lies, each layer being simultaneously easier and more challenging to break through than the last. That is, the more layers we go through the greater contextual understanding we have when faced with the next truth, thus making it easier to grasp. Yet, as we uncover each new truth there’s also a greater chance of becoming ensnared by the gatekeepers that exist to misdirect at every level.

Gatekeepers are a key part of the Matrix. They’re people who’ve either been placed or elevated into positions of influence. At the just-below-the-surface levels of truth they’re clowns with creepy fake smiles; at the mid levels they’re enticing geisha girls; and, at the deeper levels they’re highly trained method actors who live and breathe the persona they’re paid to be.

Therefore, as we travel further along the path, the gatekeepers we encounter are ever more subtle, appearing to be the real deal as they reveal even greater truths than others before them. Yet, with lying lips they will engender trust and with sleight of hand misdirect folk down a diversionary path. Alternatively, they’ll offer so much reassurance that the truths they profess are the end of the line of enquiry, causing a good number of folk to embrace this newly discovered truth with fervour and, unwittingly, become part of the controlled opposition. Thus, despite the intention to pursue truth, many folk stumble and stop at a particular point on their journey, a phenomenon that applies both to individual rabbit holes and the broader pursuit of truth.

The Matrix manifests in many different ways but the thread, that which holds it together, is a potent combination of lies and deception. Until a few years ago I considered the Matrix a worldly entity, a complex web of conspiracy working to control humanity in an ever greater number of ways and with the ultimate goal of bringing about a totalitarian one world government, a kind of Brave New Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Brave New Nineteen Eighty-Four (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

Although I still see the Matrix as a complex web of conspiracy, my understanding of what the Matrix is — and where it’s taking us — has deepened over time. And while the Matrix clearly does have worldly manifestations, it’s not a worldly but a spiritual entity. At its core, the Matrix is satanic, making it fundamentally anti-human and antichrist.

That evil abounds is clear to anyone who’s actually paying attention. It’s not hard to see we’re all living under increasing governmental, legal and medical tyranny, that there’s a massive rise in debauchery and, more generally, that the degradation of society is far advanced. Furthermore, there’s a proliferation of pedophilia, satanic ritual abuse is widespread and greater numbers of people are openly following and promoting Satanism or Luciferianism. Cue Madonna.

Madonna: Satanic Performance (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

The rising acceptance and embracing of Satanism and Luciferianism is a direct result of its principles and practices being pushed on people through all forms of the media. The Satanists who steer the world from the shadows are executing Satan’s plan masterfully, gradually breaking down morality through the promotion of degeneracy.

Reprobate: Hell is Fabulous (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

All forms of media and “culture” are rife with satanic influence and the devil can be very clearly seen in the detail of television, movies, “music”, fashion, “art”, and so on. Satanic symbolism is being normalised and ever more people are soaking it up by osmosis, allowing it to pervert them before they, in turn, influence and corrupt those with whom they come into contact — be it as “innocent” as mimicking devil horns with one’s hands, winking while sticking out the tongue or covering the right eye when being photographed.

Satan’s Matrix

The level of understanding of truth is growing daily, with many folk now aware of the multitude of lies that are the foundation of our world today. Beyond this, some have dug even further in their quest for truth, figuring out that our governments are mere puppets to those in the shadows of power, that behind the scenes are a group of secret, not-so-secret and open societies and organisations that work together wielding great power and influence. Fewer still have discovered deep historical lies and conspiracies that involve Freemasons, the Illuminati, Jews, Jesuits and the Catholic Church.

Jesuit Pope Francis: Babylonian Freemasonry (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

But, without an understanding of the ultimate truth that Jesus is the Christ and that the (King James) Bible, as the word of God, is a complex compendium of spiritual, historical and prophetic truths, the best we can hope for in our quest to figure out what’s really going on in the world is to gain a reasonably good understanding of the combination of factors and people that have brought us to this point. Armed with this knowledge we can also see potential trajectories and develop hypotheses of the probable destination.

Many might think such understanding will help us to break out of the Matrix, but all it’s really doing is giving us a deeper understanding of it. That is, we acquire knowledge without wisdom. We become experts on Satan’s web of lies and deceit — able to identify his henchmen, the prominent players in the game, the key historical and current events — without realising that even the Matrix itself can only be fully understood in the context of ultimate truth.

Satan: The Great Deceiver

From the very beginning, Satan has deceived people with delicious lies and promises. God commanded Adam and Eve to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, telling them they would die if they did so. Satan, knowing their death would be spiritual not physical, told Eve that rather than dying their eyes would be opened and they would be as gods, knowing good and evil. Tempted by the prospect, and possibly thinking wisdom to be a good thing, Eve listened to Satan and took that fateful bite of the apple.

Steve Jobs: Satanic Apple (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

Satan’s methods haven’t changed over time. The master of deception and seduction, Satan is adept at appealing both to people’s baser as well as higher instincts. He entices those who lust after power and glory with promises of greatness, whether by subtle temptation or by presenting a contract at the crossroads. He diverts those in search of spiritual truth by creating myriad religions and belief systems, working through those whose hearts and minds he’s already infiltrated, thus ensuring the vast majority will be attracted to the false light of one or other of these “spiritual” paths. And while some of these paths contain varying degrees of truth, all are controlled opposition designed to divert the spiritual seeker from the only path that leads to ultimate truth and eternal life.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

Just as Satan told Eve that if she ate the apple — if she did this one thing — she could make a difference to her life and destiny, Satan has also entered into the hearts and minds of many, convincing them that there’s something they can do to reach heaven or nirvana, attain spiritual perfection, become gods, etc. However, the Apostle Paul wrote the following to the believers at Corinth:

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. (2 Corinthians 11:3)

Thus, Satan’s greatest deception, that we are the authors of our own spiritual destiny, continues to work through the teachings of all spiritual paths and world religions today — very much including Catholicism and a large portion of Christianity. As a result, many people believe they must pray at certain times of the day and/or face a particular direction, that they must confess their sins to a priest, that they must be baptised, do charitable works, ensure their good deeds outweigh the bad, and so on.

But, as we see from Paul, there is a simplicity in Christ, and that simplicity is faith. No more, no less.

Satan’s Minions

Over the millennia, Satan has worked tirelessly to conquer humanity and elevate himself as God in the eyes of the world. In order to achieve his goal he needs to enlist those willing to sell their soul for earthly gain and fame, something that’s proved to be relatively easy, so susceptible are so many to being beguiled by his seductive, serpentine ways. Appealing to vanity, Satan tempts people to do everything from lying for expediency or turning a blind eye to degrading and destroying others for promotion, prominence and power.

Federal Reserve Pyramid Scheme by David Dees (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

Satan’s minions can be found at all levels of society, authority and power, from the order followers who push aside whatever conscience they have in order to carry out that one small task which contributes to the whole, right through to those who not only orchestrate the whole shebang but delight in doing so.

Satan cares not who carries out his bidding, he only cares that there exist willing executors of evil. Unfortunately for humanity, and as history can attest, Satan has little trouble finding such people. All we need do is look at the state of the world today to see how successful he’s been in recruiting those willing to work against their fellow man.

Today, as we near the endgame, Satan has raised a formidable army of willing labourers who are working together to bring about a one world system that will incorporate a global government, currency and religion.

But, while the human perpetrators of corruption, tyranny and evil, as well as the promoters of degeneracy, are certainly culpable, they’re nothing more than Satan’s minions. However far back we follow the chain of command and influence, even those at the top of the pyramid are puppets whose strings are being pulled.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)

Satan: That Old Serpent the Devil

Satan has many traits, all of which have a destructive influence and impact on humanity. He’s a deceiver, a distractor, a dissimulator and a destroyer.

Anton LaVey: Satanist with Snake (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

The good news is that, despite Satan being a sly, slippery snake, he fails in the end. Although he will succeed in manipulating certain people into elevating the Antichrist as the ruler of the one world system, he’ll fail in his ultimate goal of conquering the world and overcoming God. Instead, Satan will be bound and cast into hell for a thousand years.

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. (Revelation 20:2-3)

The Book of Isaiah, written in the 8th century B.C., contains some more detail on Satan’s time in hell:

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! howart thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? (Isaiah 14:12-17)

Satan: The Power Behind the Antichrist

Satan is powerful, of that there’s no doubt. He’s referred to as both the prince of this world (John 12:31) and the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), yet he desires to be as God, like the most High. Since Satan is not God he can never become higher than or even equal to God, but he does have the power to be as God by being the power behind the Antichrist. After the Antichrist dies from a wound to his head, Satan will cause him to rise from the dead, a mimicking of Jesus’ resurrection that will cause much of  the world to believe that he is the redeemer they’ve been waiting for — specifically, he’ll be seen as the Jewish Messiah, Muslim Mahdi, Hindu Kalki, Buddhist Maitreya and Zoroastrian Saoshyant. And even those not actively looking for a redeemer will be amazed by the miracle of his apparent resurrection that they, too, will worship the Antichrist.

The coming of the Antichrist is fast approaching. It’s clear there’s an abundance of spiritual wickedness in high places and we can see the world growing darker by the day. End times prophecies are not only clear in and of themselves, but when we understand them we can see how close we are to the events described that will usher in the Antichrist, such as World War III, famine, disease and earthquakes.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (Matthew 24:6-7)

Mark of the Beast: Revelation 13:16-17 (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

Unlike generations before us, we can not only see the proximity of the above world events but also how the mark of the beast could be implemented. Microchipping, now common for dogs and cats, is being promoted as both valuable and useful — to store medical records, credit cards, and so on — and a few companies are now encouraging their employees to get microchipped so they can open a security door without using a key or number pad. Combined with the promotion of artificial intelligence and transhumanism, the barriers to microchipping are rapidly being broken down.

The below verses from the Book of Revelation refer to Satan, that he is the power behind the Antichrist (the beast), giving him life where he was previously dead, and that through the Antichrist the mark of the beast will be brought into effect.

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Revelation 13:15-17)

Why Believe the Bible?

You don’t have to. It’s entirely up to you. One of the main claims of the reportedly Jew-wise is that the Bible is Jewish propaganda. For anyone who truly knows the Bible, this is ridiculous and couldn’t be further from the truth. The Jews stand to gain nothing from the Bible as it’s a damning testimony against them, not least of which is that they are not God’s chosen people but, rather, God’s elect are those who believe that Jesus is the Christ. That is, God’s chosen people are those who are of the spiritual seed of Abraham, not the physical seed. There is much more than can be said about this that goes beyond the scope of this article, but a good place to start is Sean’s article, Why “Jews” Hate True Christianity and the True Word of God.

In addition to not being Jewish propaganda, the Bible clearly prophesied Jesus’ birth, life and death (as we’ll see below), and it also paints a prophetic picture of the last days, one which we can see playing out before us. Combine this with it being a testimony against “the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie” (Revelation 3:9) and we have a book that absolutely must be taken seriously and understood to be the true word of God.

Jesus Christ: Prophesied Throughout the Old Testament

That the Jews rejected Jesus as the Messiah is a testament to their faith in the traditions of men rather than God. Their own scriptures prophesied Jesus’ birth, life and death — inherent in which is that he was the Messiah — more than three hundred times. Thus, although the Pharisees placed their own traditions above the word of God, they would have recognised Jesus as the prophesied Messiah. That they still rejected Jesus shows the extent to which Satan had infiltrated their hearts and minds, turning them into prideful people who were willing to only accept an outwardly great man as their Messiah, an earthly king who would destroy all physical enemies.

Jesus (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

Beyond the question of why the Jews rejected Jesus, the greater question is: what are the chances of these prophecies being fulfilled by one man? In his 1958 book, Science Speaks, Peter Stoner looks at the statistical improbability of one man fulfilling only eight of the prophecies.

Suppose that we take 1017 silver dollars and lay them on the face of Texas. They will cover all of the state two feet deep. Now mark one of these silver dollars and stir the whole mass thoroughly, all over the state. Blindfold a man and tell him that he can travel as far as he wishes, but he must pick up one silver dollar and say that this is the right one. What chance would he have of getting the right one? Just the same chance that the prophets would have had of writing these eight prophecies and having them all come true in any one man, from their day to the present time, providing they wrote using their own wisdom.

Following are some of the key prophecies that were fulfilled by Jesus. Cross-references to the New Testament are also included, showing that the Apostles and disciples clearly knew their Old Testament scriptures.

Note: Where a cross-reference points to a passage containing multiple verses, the popup might not show all verses, in which case clicking the link will open the chapter with all verses highlighted. 

Birth of Jesus

In roughly 735 B.C. Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would be born of a virgin (the name Immanuel means ‘God with us’) as well as pointing to his deity.

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

Cross-reference: Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:18-23

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Cross-reference: Luke 2:11

At roughly the same time, the prophet Micah not only prophesied the location of Jesus’ birth as being in Bethlehem but also that he would be of the tribe of Judah. Further, Micah also points to the deity of Christ.

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2)

Cross-reference: Matthew 2:5-6, Luke 2:4-7

Jesus in Egypt as a Child

In 753 B.C. Hosea prophesied Jesus being in Egypt.

When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. (Hosea 11:1)

Cross-reference: Matthew 2:13-15

Jesus Preceded by John the Baptist

Shortly before Jesus began his ministry, John the Baptist preached in the desert that “There cometh one mightier than I after me”. In 735 B.C. Isaiah prophesied John’s ministry in the desert.

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. (Isaiah 40:3-5)

Cross-reference: Luke 3:4, Mark 1:3, John 1:23

Three hundred years later (430 B.C.) Malachi also prophesied John’s ministry.

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. (Malachi 3:1)

Cross-reference Mark 1:2

Parables of Jesus

It’s well known that Jesus spoke in parables, such as the parables of the sower, the vineyard and the fig tree. Speaking in parables was prophesied over a thousand years before Jesus’ ministry.

I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. (Psalms 78:2-3)

Cross-reference: Matthew 13:34-35

The purpose of the parables was not, as is common belief, to make things easier to understand but, rather, lest those who have become blind and deaf to truth are converted.

And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. (Isaiah 6:9-10)

Cross-reference: Matthew 13:13-15

The Price of Jesus

Judas Iscariot agreed with the chief priest that he would deliver Jesus to them for just thirty pieces of silver, which he returned when he learned Jesus was condemned to death. Since the money was the price of blood, the chief priests didn’t return the money to the treasury but, instead, bought the potter’s field for the burying of strangers. In 520 B.C. Zechariah prophesied this.

And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD. (Zechariah 11:12-13)

Cross-reference: Matthew 26:14-15, Matthew 27:3-10

Death of Jesus

There are many prophecies of Jesus’ death, some of which prophesy more than one aspect. Before looking at some of these prophecies it’s necessary to know the details of his death.

Cross on Mountain (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

Jesus was crucified along with two other men, his hands and feet were nailed to the cross and he was given vinegar and gall to drink. After six hours, and because the Sabbath was approaching, the Jews asked Pilate for the legs of all three to be broken, but when the soldiers came to Jesus they found him already dead and so didn’t break his legs. However, one of the soldiers pierced his side causing blood and water to run from his body. Afterwards, Joseph of Arimathaea, a wealthy man, asked Pilate if he could take Jesus to be buried. Pilate granted Joseph’s request and Jesus was buried in his Joseph’s new tomb.

In roughly 979 B.C. David and others penned many prophetic psalms (songs). Psalm 22 (of David) is an incredible prophecy of Jesus’ crucifixion and death. In particular, verses 14-18 prophesy the blood and water that ran out of his side after being pierced by a spear and describe the physical effects of crucifixion, the dislocated bones and the collapsing of the chest as well as the inevitable thirst from the ordeal. It also prophesied the piercing of his hands and feet with nails, the people staring at him, and the Roman soldiers casting lots upon his parted garments.

I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. (Psalms 22:14-18)

Cross-reference: John 19, specifically: John 19:23-24, John 19:28, John 19:34, John 19:37. Also, Matthew 27:35, Matthew 27:39, Mark 15:24, Luke 23:34

No bones broken

The below verses from Exodus and Numbers, referring to the Passover lamb, are relevant since Jesus was the last sacrificial Lamb, the Son of God.

In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof. (Exodus 12:46)

They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it. (Numbers 9:12)

He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. (Psalms 34:20)

Cross-reference: John 19:33-36

Pierced by a spear

And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. (Zechariah 12:10)

Cross-reference: (John 19:34)

Crucified with criminals

Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (Isaiah 53:12)

Cross-reference: Matthew 27:38, Mark 15:27-28, Luke 22:37, Luke 23:33

Buried with the rich

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. (Isaiah 53:9)

Cross-reference: Matthew 27:57-60

Jesus the Christ

The Bible refers to the Christ as the Messiah, the Son of God, the Holy One of Israel, the Redeemer, the anointed one.

The Book of Isaiah contains many prophecies, both of Jesus and the end times, and while the Jewish Tanakh (Old Testament) includes Isaiah, Chapter 53 is known as the forbidden chapter because of its clear prophecy of Jesus being the Redeemer, the Saviour of all mankind who, in his death, bare all of our sins that we might be saved.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4-5)

Cross-reference: 1 Peter 2:24

And in Chapter 61, Isaiah prophesied Jesus as the anointed one.

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (Isaiah 61:1)

Cross-reference: Luke 4:16-21

The Book of Daniel contains a story of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, who throws three Israelites into a furnace for refusing to worship the image he created of himself, a type of the Antichrist to come. While the two verses below which mention the Son of God have no specific cross-reference, there are 46 instances in the New Testament of Jesus being referred to as the Son of God. However, what the verses below clearly show is that even the king of Babylon knew of the Son of God. In fact, Nebuchadnezzar, later in his life, turns from his self-idolatry to the true living God, through faith in the Son.

Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. (Daniel 3:24-25)

The Deity of Jesus

Alpha and Omega: Revelation 1:8 (Christ, Satan, & The Matrix)

Two of the above verses prophesying the birth of Jesus also point to his deity, that he is the everlasting Father and is from everlasting. The verses are repeated here, but with different cross-references.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Cross-reference: Titus 2:13

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2)

Cross-reference: John 1:1

Inherent in Jesus’ deity is that he is God, something which Isaiah makes clear in Chapter 54.

For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. (Isaiah 54:5)

Cross-reference: Romans 3:29

And in Chapter 40, Isaiah prophesied that the glory of the Lord would be seen in the world.

And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. (Isaiah 40:5)

Cross-reference: John 1:14

Are You Saved?

If you’re not saved or have any doubts about your salvation, here’s Sean’s video “How to Be Absolutely Certain You’re Going to Heaven! — A Clear Presentation of the Gospel”, along with the text from the Salvation page of our gospel website, The Good Shepherd. The text is not a transcript of the video but a complementary presentation of the gospel.

Since “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”, it’s important to actually hear the words of the gospel.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

 

The remainder of this post is the Salvation page text.

Salvation

What is salvation and what must we do to be saved?

In simple terms, salvation is being saved from spending an eternity in hell, God’s punishment for our sins, including unbelief; and once saved, Christians receive eternal life as children of God. As for what we must do to be saved, all we have to do is believe on Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

While salvation is simple, it’s important to know and understand the gospel so we can be sure of our own salvation, and also so we may carry it in our hearts, able to share it with others without hesitation.

Let’s start with one of the most well-known verses in the Bible:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

John 3:16 shows the centrality of Jesus to salvation, through whose sacrifice we are washed clean of our sins, and that by believing on him we’re granted the gift of everlasting life.

As the Apostle Paul refers to it throughout his epistles to the churches and the saints (the saved), here is the gospel of Christ, the everlasting gospel (with the words of Jesus in red):

The Gospel: What You Need to Know to be Saved

The gospel is also known as the good news.

  • We are all sinners
  • The penalty for sin is eternal death, being cast into the great lake of fire
  • Jesus was crucified, buried and rose again for our salvation
  • Jesus is the only way to God
  • We are saved by grace through faith, not by living a good life
  • Once saved, we have eternal life and our salvation is secure
  • We must put all of our faith in Jesus Christ and call upon his name to be saved

We are all sinners and the penalty for sin is death

There is no way of getting around this as it’s clear in the Bible that sin includes not only lying (something we’ve all done) but unbelief itself. The Bible reads:

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. (Revelation 21:8)

The sins in this verse that most of us will relate to are those of fear, unbelief and lying. While they might seem to be minor transgressions to us, they are counted worthy of eternal damnation by God. And it only takes just one of these sins to be cast into the lake of fire.

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10)

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: (Romans 3:10)

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23)

This is the “bad news” that we all need to understand. We might think we’re living a good, moral life but that’s not the same as living a sinless life. Only Jesus lived a sinless life. If we convince ourselves that we are living a sinless life, the Bible tells us we’re deceiving ourselves: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8)

Romans 6:23 concisely shows both the bad and the good news: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

In addition to showing us the clear choice between death and eternal life, the above verse also tells us that we receive eternal life as a gift. This means that it’s freely given and will not be taken away; otherwise it would not be a gift but a conditional loan.

Jesus was crucified, buried and rose again for our salvation

Jesus came into this world to lay down his life for our salvation: “As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.” (John 10:15) “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” (John 10:18)

Jesus, the last sacrificial Passover lamb, shed his blood on the cross for the salvation of all of humanity. When we put all of our faith in Jesus as our Savior we are cleansed by his blood and our sins are forgiven. As saved Christians, we are born again as children of God and, thereby, are spared from his wrath.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Romans 5:8-9)

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)

When Jesus died he went to hell for three days and three nights, a continuation of suffering to pay for our sins.

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 12:40)

He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (Acts 2:31)

Jesus is THE way

Jesus is the only way to be saved, the only way to God. It is only through our faith and trust in Jesus Christ that we are saved, and it is only through him that we come to God the Father. We cannot say we have faith in God and not believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)

That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. (John 5:23)

At this point it’s good to remind ourselves of John 3:16, this time reading it in context with verses 17 and 18:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:16-18)

The consequence of believing, or not, on Jesus Christ as the Son of God is also abundantly clear in this verse, also from John 3:

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36)

Saved by grace through faith

A hugely important part of the gospel is understanding that we are saved by grace through faith, that salvation has nothing to do with us being a good person or living a good life. Or even doing great works for God. Once we know and truly understand that we all come short of the glory of God, we must also realize that there’s nothing we can do as human beings in this world that will cause us to be worthy to be saved.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

We must take care not to be led astray by the incorrect notion of needing to “repent of our sins” in order to be saved, as repent in the Bible is always connected with reconsidering one’s previous position. When Jesus says in Mark 1:15 “repent ye, and believe the gospel” he’s talking about turning from unbelief to belief. The following passage from Matthew 7 shows that our works count for nought, and that what’s important is doing the will of the Father.

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. 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? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:21-23)

Some might assume that “the will of my Father” is referring to keeping the law, which is works, but read again John 3:16-18 which shows God’s will is that the world, through Jesus, might be saved. And further into the Book of John, Jesus states:

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:40)

Eternal security and everlasting life

Not only is salvation as simple as wholehearted faith in Jesus, it’s also eternal. This means we cannot be forsaken once we’re saved as we are children of God, the Good Shepherd’s sheep. When we are given eternal life it’s exactly that — eternal, everlasting.

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. (John 10:27-29)

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:13)

The above verses clearly show we are given eternal life when we’re saved. In John 10:28-29 Jesus says two crucial things: that he gives his sheep eternal life and that no man is able to pluck his sheep out of his Father’s hand. Given that Jesus is both the Word (John 1:1) and the truth (John 14:6), we know that his words are true.

Knowing that we have eternal life — now, not at some point in the future — we must also understand that, while we cannot commit any sin that will cause us to lose our salvation, this is not a license to sin as God will punish us here on earth.

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. (Hebrews 12:6-8)

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. (Proverbs 3:11-12)

As saved Christians, we are children of God and He is our Father; and like any good father, God will punish his children for their transgressions. No matter what we do, God doesn’t stop being our Father and we don’t stop being his children, just as we are always our parents’ children, and they, our parents.

Call upon Jesus Christ to be saved

The Bible is very clear about what we need to do to be saved. Once we understand and believe the gospel all we need to do is call upon Jesus’ name to be saved.

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13)

When Peter speaks of Jesus to the rulers and elders of Israel, he states unequivocally:

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:10-12)

And in Jesus’ own words, when speaking to Lazarus’ sister Martha:

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25-26)

If we truly believe the gospel in our heart and are willing to put all of our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we can confess with our mouths by praying a simple prayer of salvation, such as the one below.

Prayer of Salvation

 

Prayer of Salvation

Dear Jesus.
I know that I am a sinner.
I know I deserve to go to hell,
but I believe you were crucified, buried and rose again for my salvation.
Please forgive me of all my sin and give me the gift of eternal life.
I’m trusting only in you Lord Jesus.
Thank you for saving me.
Amen.

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Mufidah Kassalias
Mufidah is co-founder and editor of GLARING Hypocrisy. She learned to connect dots at a young age when she mastered the Rubik’s Cube without instruction. In 2010 she unplugged her television and freed herself from brainwashing. As a result, she now sees dots everywhere and connects them in writing.

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