For All Have Sinned And Come Short
by David J. Stewart | August 2019
Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
The Holy Bible teaches that all humanity is depraved. Each and every human being is a sinner, who has COME SHORT of God's glory. NO ONE lives up to God's expectations. NO ONE is all that God wants them to be. NO ONE has arrived morally. NO ONE is completely pleasing to God. That is why God sent His only begotten Son into the world to die on a cross to pay for our sins, so that God could offer us eternal life as a free gift. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Through Christ's body and blood sacrifice on Calvary's cross, I am able to meet all of God's expectations, attaining absolute holy perfection through God's imputed righteousness! Romans 4:5-6, “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works.” Amen! Whew that's great stuff!
I don't care if you are saved or lost, NO ONE is living a life up to par to God's holy standards of perfection of their own accord. That is why the whole idea of “Lordship Salvation” is ridiculous. That is why the whole idea of turning away from sinful ways to be saved is ridiculous. NO ONE can turn from their sins. As much as I admire Evangelist Ray Comfort in many ways, I have to expose him as a deadly reprobate minister, who preaches an accursed false gospel (video). Galatians 1:8, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Ray tells the confused woman on the airplane that to be saved she must turn from her sins. RAY COMFORT LIED TO HER! Here are Ray's exact accursed words to the unsaved woman:
“It's a matter of saying, 'God 'I'm sorry,' and then living a lifestyle that proves the reality of your repentance. That's what repentance is, it's a continual thing! 'God, I'm sorry, but I'm never going to lie or steal or blaspheme your name again.' It has that attitude. And the second thing is trust in Jesus!” Folks, Ray Comfort is a spiritual bastard in the pulpit!
SOURCE: Ray Comfort - YouTube title: “I've Never Killed Anyone”
Kindly, Ray Comfort is a theological IDIOT! How can such a brilliant man be so foolish? And his sidekick Kirk Cameron is just as bad. This dysfunctional Batman/Robin duo are public enemies! Anyone who goes around adding works to grace is a threat the Bible says...
Titus 1:10-13, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.”
What does the Bible mean by “THEY OF THE CIRCUMCISION”? It refers back to a ceremonial law which was required of male Jews in the Old Testament. Jewish men were commanded under the Mosaic law to be physically circumcised, in the foreskin of their private part. This was required eight days after birth (Philippians 3:5). Ceremonial laws were intended by God to teach the Jews spiritual lessons, in this case separation from the world. These laws were never meant to give salvation. Romans 3:19 teaches that the Mosaic laws (about 720 laws total) were intended to show men their sinnership, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”
Galatians 3:24-26 teaches that the law was intended to bring men to Christ to be saved by faith, “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” So the LAW shows humanity that we are depraved sinners incapable of saving ourselves, and then the law brings us to GRACE in the New Testament to be saved solely by faith in Jesus Christ.
But what happened was that the ungodly Jewish religious leaders, instead turned the law into a plan of salvation. ...
Acts 15:1, “And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.”
Do you see their error? These ungodly men came to Jerusalem, like Ray Comfort, requiring people to keep the LAW to be saved. ...
“It's a matter of saying, 'God 'I'm sorry,' and then living a lifestyle that proves the reality of your repentance. That's what repentance is, it's a continual thing! 'God, I'm sorry, but I'm never going to lie or steal or blaspheme your name again.' It has that attitude. And the second thing is trust in Jesus!”
SOURCE: Ray Comfort - YouTube title: “I've Never Killed Anyone”
Does the Bible require that you resolve in your heart to never lie again, never steal again and never blaspheme (i.e., take the Lord's name in vain) again, to receive the free gift of forgiveness of sins and eternal life? What saith the Scripture? John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” The plan of salvation given by Jesus is very different than the one given by Ray Comfort.
Trusting Jesus is Not the 'Second' Thing, it is the ONLY Thing Required To Be Saved
According to Ray Comfort, trusting Jesus comes second. ...
“And the second thing is trust in Jesus!”
SOURCE: Ray Comfort - YouTube title: “I've Never Killed Anyone”
Second thing? My dear friend, trusting Jesus as your personal Savior is not the second thing, it is THE ONLY THING to be saved! John 6:47, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.” To “trust” means to rely upon. It means to place your sole hope in Jesus Christ—the sinless Lamb of God Who became the sacrifice for your sins (and mine) upon the cross, was subsequently buried, and then bodily raised up miraculously three days later (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). Jesus said all we have to do to be saved is to simply BELIEVE that 'GOOD NEWS.'
Perhaps you ask: “Don't I need to turn from my sins to be saved?” No! That is not part of the Gospel. You are not saved by what you do, but by relying upon what Christ did on Calvary's cross to pay your debt of sin. Jesus paid a debt He did not owe, because we owed a debt we could not pay! 2nd Corinthians 5:21, “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.” Thank God for the cross! Thank God for the Lamb of God! Listen, the only requirement to be saved is to BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 16:30-31, “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” The phrase “AND THY HOUSE” simply means that the invitation for salvation by faith is extended to the whole family. Again and again, the Bible simply instructs us to “BELIEVE” to be saved. I love that wonderful truth! Kindly, God had to make salvation simple, so that even stupid people can be saved, because the world is filled with stupid people. The Gospel is so simple—JUST BELIEVE!
Repentance is Simply 'a Change of Mind' Unto the Gospel Itself
Does a person need to REPENT to be saved? Yes, of course! But the only place that repentance has in salvation is “to change one's mind” from whatever has been hindering you to believe the Gospel. The object compliment (noun) of the verb repentance (metanoeo) is 'THE GOSPEL.' We repent TO believe. It is a false gospel to teach that a person must repent AND believe, which is the heresy taught by Evangelist Tom Ferrell. Hence, a person who is willing to trust the Savior has repented, or else they wouldn't want to believe. ...
John 3:19-21, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
Carefully notice that the issue is TRUTH, and not SINS. The phrase “HE THAT DOETH THE TRUTH” simply means that a person has acknowledged THE TRUTH of the Gospel. 2nd Timothy 2:25, “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.” Please pay attention friend, because so many preachers get this wrong, woefully ignorant of the Scriptures. Repentance is not turning away from sinful behavior to be saved, which would effectively constitute keeping the LAW (living right). We all live wrong! We all sin every day. No one is a shining example of what a Christian should be. We've all fallen short of God's glory. False prophets abound today, just as they did in Bible times...
Galatians 2:21, “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”
Galatians 3:2, “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?”
Galatians 3:11, “But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.”
Kindly, Ray Comfort frustrates the grace of God. John MacArthur frustrates the grace of God. Paul Washer frustrates the grace of God. We are saved by “THE HEARING OF FAITH,” and not by the “KEEPING OF THE LAW.” Turning away from sins to be saved is the same as keeping the law to be saved! What I showed you earlier by Ray Comfort is pure heresy, of the Devil. Ray tries to lead the woman on the plane to commit to never lying, stealing or blaspheming the Lord's name again, and then she declines his very difficult and complicated offer. To place that kind of burden upon a person—demanding that they commit to forsake lifelong sinful bad habits to receive God's FREE GIFT—is as Satanic as it is evil, wrong, ridiculous and unbiblical. Mr. Comfort is not saved.
Ungodly False Prophet Ray Comfort Made $3,571,713 In 2017 (his damnation slumbereth not)
What Ray is doing is no different than expecting a baby to run a marathon. Before a human can run, they must first learn to walk. Before a human can walk, they must first learn to crawl. And in order to crawl, someone must first be BORN! Our duty as born-again believers is to share the Gospel so that lost people can be BORN AGAIN (Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 8:11-15; Proverbs 11:30). And only then, after a person is born anew by the Holy Spirit of God (John 1:12; Romans 8:9), can they learn to CRAWL as a baby Christian (1st Peter 2:2). Doesn't that make total sense? Sure it does. To expect a person to commit to doing things that normally only a mature believer would do is called “FRONTLOADING THE GOSPEL.”
The epistle of Galatians can be summed up with this statement—DON'T ADD TO THE GOSPEL!
Believe it Oh friend and God will save you immediately. You don't have to “ask” Jesus to save you, because He has already promised “TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE” (1st Corinthians 1:21b). Jesus is asking you to accept Him dear reader. The choice is yours alone to make. Eternal life is a free gift from God (Romans 6:23), paid for by Jesus' precious blood (1st Peter 1:18-19). Please receive Christ now, right this moment, by faith! You'll never regret it (Romans 10:11).
God's Gospel Tract—The Gospel Of John
The Gospel of John is God's Gospel tract. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” Again we see that BELIEVING is all that is required to be saved (i.e., born-again). In fact, we find the word “believe” mentioned 87 times in the Gospel of John, but the word “repent” is not mentioned even once! There is no mention about turning away from sins, nor forsaking the world, nor making Jesus' one's Lord, nor committing your life to God, nor following Christ, but simply to “BELIEVE”! 1st Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” There it is again... “TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE”!
I challenge you dear reader to just sit back, rest your head on a pillow, and listen to Alexander Scourby read the King James Bible. The first book I recommend to anybody is the Gospel of John, which was written to convince us that Jesus is the Christ. John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” Please don't miss that truth! That means you can be saved just from the information provided in the Gospel of John. If you never read from the other 65 books of the King James Bible, you could still be saved just from the Gospel of John. The entire purpose for which John was authored by God is to lead you to Jesus Christ for salvation. No where in this precious book of Word of God are we taught to forsake sinful ways to be saved.
The Simplicity That is in Christ
Beware of false prophets who cloud the plan of salvation, making it murky, complicating “the simplicity that is in Christ” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). The simplicity that is in Christ is the Gospel. You simply BELIEVE it to be saved. That is so simple that even a child can do it. The apostle Paul said to the young preacher Timothy in 2nd Timothy 3:15, “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” Notice that “FROM A CHILD” Timothy knew how to be saved from the Holy Scriptures. And here again we learn the beautiful truth that we are saved “THROUGH FAITH WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS”! What saith Pastor John MacArthur...
"There is no such thing as a childhood conversion." —Dr. John MacArthur
Do you believe that garbage? No such thing as a child getting saved? That is exactly what Mr. MacArthur horribly teaches.
1st Peter 2:7-9, “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.”
As I plainly showed you, children CAN be saved! Timothy was saved as a child. Thank God for making His plan of salvation very simple. You just get saved once, which is forever. No amount of sin, disloyalty, leaving church, or criticism of others can forfeit the blessed gift of salvation.
For All Have Sinned And Come Short
The irony of all these teachers of Lordship Salvation today is that they are all greedy scoundrels (in my humble opinion). Check their annual salaries and the kind of money that their ministry takes in, and you'll feel sickened. Evangelist Ken Ham is another false prophet, whose Answers-In-Genesis took in $36,500,000 last year! That's the equivalent annual revenue of 222 New Testament churches! That is disgusting! What does Ken do what all that money to help the churches that he is exploiting?
Whatever comes our way. Whatever battle we have raging inside us. We always have a choice. It's the choices that make us who we are, and we can always choose to do what is right.
“If we could ever hate the
sin in ourselves as much as we hate the sin in others,
we might have some idea what His [God's] Book is all about.”—Pastor Jack Hyles
I Accept Being Unhappy And it's Okay
No matter where you go in this world, you'll never find paradise, because you'll still be there. We are miserable creatures as human beings. And if you are in constant chronic bodily pain as I am, you're definitely unhappy. I am unhappy every day. The essence of unhappiness is not being okay. But what if I am okay with being in a state of unhappiness? Then I am okay, right? Sound crazy? I don't mind being unhappy. When you are completely okay with being unhappy, then you'll no longer complain about being unhappy! I do not mind being unhappy and am 100% okay with it at age 52, but I have the joy of the Lord in my soul as a born-again Christian, which sustains my spirit from day to day. People have this big thing they go around moaning about called, “MY LIFE!” No my friend, if you are saved you're life belongs to God, and CHRIST IS YOUR LIFE NOW!
What saith the Scripture? Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” So it doesn't matter if I am unhappy, because my life is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-4, “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” Boy I love that... WHEN CHRIST, WHO IS OUR LIFE!!! My happiness is Jesus Christ in me!
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Souls Are Dying!
How Permanent Is Your Salvation?
(an excellent MP3 sermon by Pastor Hank Lindstrom, 1940-2008)
Mark 1:15: “...repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
of the child of God is that he loves everybody!”
(a quote from Pastor Jack Hyles' classic MP3 sermon, “FORGIVENESS”)
Mark 11:22, “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.”
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