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Cleartext Point 137


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Are there conditions for God's grace and mercy ?

And what has rectitude to do with it ?

information to the conflict issue:

"We are not under the law, but under grace."

At the end of this cleartext point a chilling evidence of God's "mercy".


At this point, I would like to recommend you the cleartext point 192 with the title:
Over and over believers say: "The dear God doesn´t throw anyone into hell."

 

First, we need to address an error in reasoning, which many "Christians" have. The word "Christians" I write therefore in quotation marks because those are not real Christians,
but people who call themselves "Christians".

They have received the message from the preachers of half-truths, that since Jesus´ birth (and his crucifixion) we live no more under the law but under grace.

(Please read in the cleartext point 106, how people are dumbed down with half-truths.

This flawed thinking stems from the following bible quote:

"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)

This was written for us in the bible, because many people thought
(and still think today), to be able to "earn" the kingdom of heaven by deeds and actions.

But this is not possible ! Only by Jesus´ death on the cross, the way was opened to God's kingdom - and this has been driven by the mercy of our Lord.

Jesus Christ said:

"... I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father (God), but by me."
(John 14/6)

He freed us the way to God by liberating us from our sins.

"For through him (Jesus Christ), we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father."
(Ephesians 2/18)

That with the rescue by grace is, therefore, correct and undisputed.
But many preachers tell only half the truth – only what sounds pleasant. They're not telling us, that God's word (the bible) exhorts us in numerous places, to be perpetrators of the word.

The rescue by grace is true and a very important fact - but one cannot put a point behind this statement and end this topic then.

Such fine-sounding sermons of mercy are misperceived of very many "Christians" in that respect, that they think they could do what they want, in the now lawless time and space - according to the motto: "Jesus died for the forgiveness of sins - so what - what could possibly happen to me ? I don't need to do anything - don't have to take action."

This is a huge misconception, which will backfire enormously on the Last Day. But then it is too late for a change or a reversal.

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


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In the New Testament, we are told that the law of God has not been abolished.

"... Shall we continue (stay) in sin, that grace may abound?
God forbid (Absolutely not !) ..."
(Romans 6/1-2)

"What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law,
but under grace (by the forgiveness of sins)? God forbid (Absolutely not!)."
(Romans 6/15)


Only by all laws of God (thus not only by the ten commandments),
it is possible for us to realise what sin is.

"Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law:
for I had not known lust, except the law had said,
(Exodus 20:17):"Thou shalt not covet."
(Romans 7/7)

"Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good."
(Romans 7/12)

Also, Jesus Christ personally says that he does not abolish the law.

"Think not that I am come to destroy the law,
or the prophets (i.e., the Old Testament): I am not come to destroy,
but to fulfil (the law and the prophecies)."
(Matthew 5/17)

Often is stated by the "Christians", that since Jesus´ time the giving of tithes has been abandoned. But that is not the truth. Jesus has not dissolved this law of God, but only extended it with the relevant law of one´s neighbour (charity).

" ... these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone."
(Matthew 23/23 and Luke 11/42).

(In cleartext point 125 you can read, which laws have become redundant since Jesus' time.)

The statement that we now live under grace (and not any longer under the law) shall be understood as follows:

If the people at the time of the old covenant (the old testament) sinned, then they could (by the law) be forgiven (through the priests) by God through animal sacrifices and blood of animals.

This legislation of the bloody sacrificial rituals was abandoned with Jesus´ death on the cross. Therefore many people conclude, that the entire law God gave us, was abolished at the same time (but that is not the case).

Jesus has sacrificed himself as "sacrificial lamb" for the forgiveness of our sins.

Why this last sacrifice (the human sacrifice by the name of Jesus Christ) was necessary
and even inevitable, you can read in the cleartext point 006.

By grace God has made it possible for us, to repent our sins in prayer to Jesus Christ
- and then receive forgiveness, (see cleartext point 009).

But God expects, that we wholeheartedly try to keep his laws.

As he knows that no one can live completely flawless,
he offered us this possibility of forgiveness of sins.

God allows us not, however, that we say on cold blood - or think:

"This or the other law, I don´t keep, because it is uncomfortable or requires time and money."

Who thinks and acts like this, is sinning wilfully.

In the new testament it is very unequivocally stated, what expects us then:

"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth (in the future) no more sacrifice for sins
(Jesus sacrifice on the Cross does not count), but a certain fearful looking for of judgment (In which Jesus Christ a just - will be tough as a judge) and fiery indignation (hell), which shall devour the adversaries."
(Hebrews 10/26-27)

Please also read the cleartext point 165 on the subject: Deliberate sin.

 

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Whoever tries to fulfil God's laws by "obligation", will always have problems keeping these laws.

But whoever tries to live according to his laws out of love (and profound gratitude for God's grace) will scarcely feel this internal resistance, which the name Christians have to fight.

He (or she) will not discuss, whether God's laws are still valid -
Or whether they have been abolished, but try to put God's word into action with all his (her) heart -
Just as God and Jesus Christ demand and expect it from us.

Not without reason does Jesus say:

"You are (only then) my friends if you do what I command you
(If you put into practice what I tell you and ask you)."
(John 15/14)

Whoever wants to be a friend of Jesus, will always try to obey him -
And will not have discussions about what "needs" to be done and what not.

Whoever, then, discusses, instead of implementing the words of the Lord into action, proves that he (or she) does not love the Lord.

Such discussions "despise" Jesus namely !

(Sorry, but the homepage is called "Cleartext".)

Jesus knows it - and he says it openly:

"He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings ..."
(John 14/24)

We are clearly exhorted in the New Testament, that we have to put the words of the Lord (i.e., his laws) into action -
Otherwise, we only deceive ourselves and "bathe" in religion.

Never forget the warning:

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

 

Please also read the cleartext point 064. In it, you will see how from you can change a felt compulsion to voluntarism, just by rethinking. The title of this cleartext point is:
How does a: "You have to ...!" - become a voluntary: "I want ... !" - ?

The cleartext point 148 deals with the hot and delicate topic of the "moaning" about God's laws.

Someone who "wriggles like an eel", to get passed the uncomfortable orders of the Lord, proves God and Jesus merely, that he (or she) carries only a dead faith.

"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."
(James 2/26)

"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."
(James 2/17)

But something dead is completely worthless !

But whoever is inwardly full of genuine love for the Lord, will find it
easy to keep God's laws and fulfil the Lord's commands.

"... therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."
(Romans 13/10)

Jesus says:

"... If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father (God)
will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
(John 14/23)

 

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Now to the question:

Are there conditions for God's grace and mercy ?

The answer to this question is clearly: "Yes - God imposes conditions for his grace !"

There are no preconditions which the Lord imposes.
Every sinner can expect grace and mercy from God.
But the Lord, after being merciful, requires some things from us.

You can find out more about this in this cleartext point.

 

Important:

Please also read necessarily the cleartext point 133. Its title:
Does God love you in spite of your sins ?

In the Bible, you often find the "if - then - principle".

If you offer this or that to God - then you get ... !

(For more detailed information, see cleartext point 170.)

The "if - then principle" also applies to the grace and mercy of the Lord.

However, the preachers of the half-truths (see cleartext point 106) persuade people, that God spreads his blessing, as well as his grace and mercy with the watering can over everybody.
But that does not correspond to the truth.

Please also read the cleartext point 154. Its title: Who gets God's blessing ?

In the New Testament is written about God's compassion:

"For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy ..."
(James 2/13)

Jesus Christ asks us:

"Be ye therefore merciful ..."
(Luke 6/36)

On the subject of relentlessness we read:

"... unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God (who behave ruthlessly),
that they which commit such things are worthy of death (They will not get eternal life in God's kingdom) ..."
(Romans 1/31-32)

 

However, if you exercise personal renunciation (see cleartext point 092), to be able to help intensively the needy of this world, you will also receive mercy from the Lord.

Jesus promises this by saying,

"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."
(Matthew 5/7)

 

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God has much patience with us humans, although he would be able
To destroy us immediately and entirely. But we should not take advantage of his patience because we are currently living only during the grace period.

This is the time when God restrains himself and gives us
all possible space. Thus we can do what we want.

This is necessary, for only in this way the Lord can see,
who has a real interest in him - and who does not.

Please look up in the cleartext point 023, that God is watching and testing us humans on this earth - you - and me too.

The settlement is done on the last day - at the Last Judgment.

Through honest repentance, God gives us now the opportunity,
that our sins can be forgiven.

"... behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (rescue)."
(2 Corinthians 6/2)

On the Last Day, hence on the day when Jesus Christ comes back to earth (or after death) the time of grace is over !

After that, no one can change anything -
The "holiest" prayers from relatives, priests or pastors won´t help.

During our lifetime, we have the possibility to be forgiven of our sins by Jesus Christ, through honest repentance
- but only in our lives - and even only to the moment,
in which Jesus Christ returns without warning to this earth.

The grace time is thus ended by the event, which is more likely:
either the personal death - or Jesus' return to the earth.

(Please also refer to the cleartext point 009, mentioned above for the subject of honest penance)

"The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power ..."
(Nahum 1/3)

I would like to supplement this biblical quotation:

"The LORD is slow to anger (towards us at the moment), and great in power ..."
(Nahum 1/3)

This power can be very beneficial for us (if he helps and supports us) - but God's power will be very painful for those which he will reject on the Day of Judgment.

Therefore behave wisely, and put the words of the Lord into action,
so that you do not make him automatically (and without realising it) your enemy. How you become Jesus' friend, he explains in the following sentence:

"You are (only then) my friends if you do what I command you
(If you put into practice what I tell you and ask you)."
(John 15/14)

By believing his words and putting them into practice, you become his friend.

Only with the "put into action", you fulfil all the conditions for a real friendship to the Lord.

 

How could you explain to someone what grace is ?

If you look up to someone full of love - then that is worship.

If one loves his kind - then this is affection.

But if you are loved by someone who is higher than yourself -
Then one speaks of grace.

God is much higher than us - and he loves us - out of grace.

 

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Whom does God give grace ?

Only those who are wise in God's eyes (whoever is seriously trying with all his heart, to understand God's Word) can count on God's grace and mercy.

We should clearly understand that - otherwise we are incomprehensible to God.

"... for it is a people of no understanding:
(Question: Do we indeed want to understand God's word ?
And if so, what do we do to accomplish it ?)
therefore he (God) that made them will not have mercy on them,
and he (God) that formed them will shew them no favour."
(Isaiah 27/11)

 

God is thus not merciful to those who do not try wholeheartedly,
to understand the words of the Lord.

Double negation sounds complicated, but means:
God is gracious to those who want to know seriously,
what he has to say to them in his word, the Bible.

One can only understand the Lord's words, however,
if one wishes this with all my heart -
When one "seeks" God with all his heart.
(Read related to this the cleartext point 014.)

If you say (or think) that you barely - or don´t have time to read the Bible (and explanatory in this cleartext info), then I would like to recommend you the cleartext point 005.

Please refer to the cleartext point 003, how you can understand the Bible.

 

There are enough "cunning" people who invoke the letter of Paul. There he writes:

"... I obtained mercy (the Lord was, therefore, merciful to me),
because I did it ignorantly in unbelief."
(1 Timothy 1/13)


But whoever deliberately does not care about God's Word,
and invokes this biblical quotation, is taught the better on the last day, as the secular theorem already says:

Ignorance does not protect against punishment.

We are being warned in God's Word:

"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth (in the future) no more sacrifice for sins
(Jesus sacrifice on the Cross does not count), but a certain fearful looking for of judgment (In which Jesus Christ a just - will be tough as a judge) and fiery indignation (hell), which shall devour the adversaries."
(Hebrews 10/26-27)

That also tempts us to be "stupid" because these "wise guys" think,
if they have not received the knowledge of the truth, they are not punishable.

But the Lord won´t be "duped".
He looks into our hearts and realises who is earnestly striving,
to understand his word - and who wants to trick him.

 

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My call to you:

Make yourself time for God's Word in your everyday life,
so you can understand what God and Jesus have to tell you.


Do not remain unintelligible - otherwise, you can´t expect mercy
and compassion of God and Jesus Christ.

God asks reproachfully:

"How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?"
(Proverbs 1/22)

"The simple believeth every word (which Satan implies him):
but the prudent man looketh well to his going."
(Proverbs 14/15)

"For the turning away (from God's Word) of the simple shall slay them (They will not get eternal life), and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them."
(Proverbs 1/32)

"A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself
(Whoever is exhorted by God's Word, tries to evade Satan's seduction); but the simple pass on, and are punished (at latest on the last day)."
(Proverbs 27/12)


"Wherefore be (or don´t remain) ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."
(Ephesians 5/17)

We should ........ the words of God and Jesus Christ:
- read (or listen to)
- understand,
- believe,
- notice
- (and) do !

(Please also read the cleartext point 010.)

"Because that, when they knew God (although they believed "in" God), they glorified him not (they did not praise him) as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened."
(Romans 1/21)

 

"A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth."
(Proverbs 14/6)

Please also read the cleartext point 135.
In it, you learn, that it is not possible to enter the kingdom of God without insight and knowledge.

 

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I would like to help you with all the cleartext points, written on this website, so you can fully understand God's Word - thus no questions remain open. Please fight your way through this pieces of information, point by point. Then, in God's eyes, you will become a man (or a woman) of understanding.

 

If one believes the lie preachers and preachers of half-truths,
God is merciful (without conditions) to all men and compassionate.
(Please also read the above-mentioned cleartext point 106 on the subject of half-truths.)

But is God indeed merciful and compassionate to all men ?

The answer is clear: No !

One condition you have just read:
Only those who are determined to understand God's Word,
can reckon with the grace of the Lord.

A further condition follows:

"... for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful,
and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him."
(2 Chronicles 30/9)

The emphasis is on "... if ye return unto him."

Change your life completely - and try to live in the future with all your heart as God and Jesus Christ expect it from you.

Then - and only then is God (despite your accidental mistakes) merciful and compassionate to you !

"Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, (then and only then) and he will have mercy upon him ..."
(Isaiah 55/7)

 

It does not help when someone represses his sins:

"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth (before Jesus Christ) and (then) forsaketh (the sin is no longer repeated) them shall have mercy (from God)."
(Proverbs 28/13)

 

So here you can exactly see what is so important in sincere penitence:

Refrainment of the sin - thus not to repeat the sin.

"... whoso confesseth and forsaketh them (the sins) ... shall have mercy (from God)."
(Proverbs 28/13)

Please read the above-mentioned cleartext point 009 on the topic of sincere penance.

 

The lie preachers and preachers of half-truths conceal men,
that God makes his grace and mercy dependent on conditions.
God does not constitute preconditions.
Every sinner can turn to God - but he (or she) has to change his (her) life !

Although the preachers say that God is unconditionally merciful and compassionate to all men, we have already read three conditions in the Bible to receive God's grace:

1. Strive wholeheartedly to understand the Lord's words.

2. Convert one hundred percent to the Lord.

3. Refrain from sin - thus turn away from it - do not repeat it.

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By the half-truths of the lie - preachers, no one can recognise in himself, what he (or she) does wrong in God's eyes.

As they preach on behalf of Satan (although they try to appear very pious and religious), they have no interest whatsoever in turning people from sin.

"... that none doth return from his wickedness ..."
(Jeremiah 23/14)

Do not think you recognise Satan and his disciples at once.
It is not just the people who profess Satan outwardly.
There are also persons who behave piously and faithfully, without you suspecting Satan.

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ."
(2 Corinthians 11/13)

"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."
(2 Corinthians 11/14)

"Therefore it is no great thing (nothing special) if his (Satan´s) ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness ..."
(2 Corinthians 11/15)

 

"(Satan) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."
(2 Thessalonians 2/4)

"... are the synagogue of Satan."
(Revelation 2/9)

Do not join other people out of ignorance
(Not even your friends or relatives) !

Jesus Christ tells you how dangerous it is if you do not check yourself in God's Word, which way you should go. But follow only your friends or relatives, who do not know better themselves, or if you follow preachers, who have no real interest in whether you get the eternal life - or not.
Jesus says:

"Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind.
And if the blind lead the blind, (then) both shall fall into the ditch."
(Matthew 15/14)

Find out in God's Word how you should live indeed - and what works and deeds God and also Jesus Christ expect from you !

To help you understand God's word in the future, I have written this pieces of cleartext information and publish them on the Internet. If you "fight through" all the information, point by point, then you will get all your questions answered. God will give you understanding,
so you can clearly see what God and Jesus Christ have to say in the Bible.

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In the Bible, the following is written:

"Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth - (" God loves sinners ".) in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?" - ( "God is merciful to all.")
(Malachi 2/17)

These are the two statements; which are often cited to the people by the preachers:
"God loves sinners." - and: "God does not punish,
for he is merciful and compassionate to all men."

Such sayings arouse the wrath in God.
He is gracious, that is true - but only to those who
strive with all their heart to live according to his word
and also really like to put his word into action.

If these people inadvertently make mistakes (thus, sin unwilfully),
then the Lord is merciful to them.

We should learn the truth about God's statements - and not melodious lies.

The truth is:

He who sins deliberately makes himself an enemy of God !

"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth (in the future) no more sacrifice for sins (Jesus sacrifice on the Cross does not count), but a certain fearful looking for of judgment (In which Jesus Christ a just - will be tough as a judge) and fiery indignation (hell), which shall devour the adversaries."
(Hebrews 10/26-27)

Please also read the cleartext point 165 mentioned above on the subject: Deliberate sin.

 

Now follows a sentence from God, which the lie-preachers and preachers of half-truths gladly conceal from their listeners or readers. They preach that God is the "Dear God", who distributes the good, the mercy and the compassion unconditionally to all men.

But it is not like that !

God offers his mercy and blessings only to those, who strive wholeheartedly to do what he stipulates us in his laws and commandments.

"... if ye hearken to these judgments (God's laws), and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall (then) keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: And (then) he (God) will love thee, and bless thee ..."
(Deuteronomy 7/12-13)

 

That you shall obey all the laws of God, please read in the cleartext point 008.

And that you shall put the words (and laws) of God and Jesus into action, you can find out in the cleartext points 010, 012 and 016.

 

People often erroneously claim: "The laws of the Old Testament no longer apply."

(Please refer to the cleartext point 125 mentioned above for the fact, that the Old Testament has remained valid.)

In cleartext point 129, I have summarised the laws of the Lord.
The astonishing thing about it is: All these laws were written down in the New Testament. Consequently, the New Testament merely reaffirms most of the laws of the Old Testament.

As I said, all the laws listed in cleartext point 129 are from the New Testament ! Therefore, please read them and then try with all your heart to put them into action, for that is the will of the Lord. Only this transposition into action transforms you into a real Christian.
Otherwise, you are only a name Christian in the eyes of the Lord (see cleartext point 098).

Through God's laws (not only through the Ten Commandments) we know what sin is.

"Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law:
for I had not known lust, except the law had said,
(Exodus 20:17):"Thou shalt not covet."
(Romans 7/7)

"Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good."
(Romans 7/12)

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Jesus healed a sick man, and then said to him:

"Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more (in the future),
lest a worse thing (on judgement day) come (happens) unto thee."
(John 5/14)

For us, it is not important to know whether and what sins the person with paralysis had committed. What is important is just what Jesus emphasises in the second part of his statement:

"... lest a worse thing (on judgement day) come (happens) unto thee."
(John 5/14)

If God and Jesus were as gracious as the preachers of the half-truths always emphasise, then Jesus Christ would not have announced that something bad happens to someone who continues to sin.

 

We are also told in many other passages in the Bible,
that Jesus requires us, humans, to convert from sin.

Here is another example:

An adulteress was brought before him - and he was to condemn her.
But Jesus was gracious to her. (You can read this in John 8 / 1-11.)

Then, however, he exhorted her:

"... go, and sin no more (in the future)."
(John 8/11)

Always remember the warning that was written down for us in the New Testament:

"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth (in the future) no more sacrifice for sins (Jesus sacrifice on the Cross does not count), but a certain fearful looking for of judgment (In which Jesus Christ a just - will be tough as a judge) and fiery indignation (hell), which shall devour the adversaries."
(Hebrews 10/26-27)

 

The lie preachers and preachers of the half-truths are quite cunning.
They read out Bible quotations - but these quotations are torn out of context. Often, they are read only half.
(Some examples of this can be found in the already mentioned cleartext point 106).

For example, they claim:

"The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy."
(Psalm 103/8)

Or they say:

"But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting ..."
(Psalm 103/17 but the end of 17 and 18 they conceal.)

They simply let the second half of the full truth "drop from the agenda".
God states (as already mentioned) conditions:

"But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him ...To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them."
(Psalm 103/17-18)

In the following Bible quotation, too, we recognise again:
There is mercy for those who fear him.

"... so great is his mercy toward them that fear him."
(Psalm 103/11)

The same applies to God's mercy:

"And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation."
(Luke 1/50)

Please also read the cleartext point 025 about the fear of God.

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"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine (Satan may no longer influence them), saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels (judgement day); and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not."
(Malachi 3/16-18)

Jesus Christ unmistakably makes the following warning:

"And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do (to you). But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear:
Fear him (God), which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him."
(Luke 12/4-5)

Please note that Jesus is speaking in the warning just read:

"And I say unto you my friends ..."
(Luke 12/4)

With this warning, he does not want to intimidate his enemies,
but he wants to warn his friends about hell
and clearly, show them the seriousness of the situation.

Jesus repeats this warning again:

"And fear not them which kill the body (don´t fear men), but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him (God) which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
(Matthew 10/28)

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But if you do not fear God, then he will be terrible to you.
He also predicted this:

"If thou wilt not observe to do (if you do not try with all your heart)
all the words of this law that are written in this book (the Bible),
that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; Then the LORD (the "dear" God) will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance."
(Deuteronomy 28/58-59)


"Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee (on judgement day);
I am weary with repenting."
(Jeremiah 15/6)

Ask yourself intensively: "Have I abandoned God and Jesus ?"

Do not respond prematurely with a "no." - but ask yourself:

"Do I serve the Lord ?"

"Do I obey him ?"

"Do I put his word into action ?"

"How do I show him my love ?"

"... shew ye to them ... the proof of your love ..."
(2 Corinthians 8/24)

"... let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."
(1 John 3/18)

Please read the cleartext point 071. Its title:
Are we close to God and Jesus ? Do we obey them ?

And in the cleartext point 041 you will learn all that is meant by "serving God".

 

A hard-hitting warning of Jesus Christ:

"Abide in me, and I in you. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned."
(John 15/4+6)

You can only remain in him (be his friend),
if you do what he tells you.

Jesus' words:

"You are (only then) my friends if you do what I command you
(If you put into practice what I tell you and ask you)."
(John 15/14)

Always remember the warning given to you:

"... and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord."
(Acts 11/23)

Raise it still by Jesus' warning: not only cleave to the Lord but to remain in the Lord.

"Abide in me, and I in you. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned."
(John 15/4+6)

 

If we obey God, thus strive with all our heart
to put his word into action, then he will be gracious to us.

"Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you (Then God's wrath will not be against you)."
(Jeremiah 26/13)

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We expect God to be merciful to us -
But are we compassionate towards our fellow men?

God and Jesus Christ demand of us humans that we should practice mercy.

Jesus exhorts:

"Woe unto you, ye hypocrites, who give ye tithes ... And leave aside the most important thing in the law, The right, the mercy and the faith! But this should be done and not abandoned."
(Matthew 23/23)

"... be pitiful ..."
(1.Petrus 3/8)

"... lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:
for in these things I delight, saith the LORD."
(Jeremiah 9/24)

"... the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth."
(Psalm 37/21)

Please read in cleartext point 047 who is a righteous man in God's eyes.

Take great care that you become a righteous (or a just) one.

"... he blesseth the habitation of the just."
(Proverbs 3/33)

"For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a (protection -) shield."
(Psalm 5/12)

Again a condition for God's grace: Live a righteous life !

"A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel."
(Proverbs 12/10)

Please also read the cleartext point 087. Its title:
Are we indeed causing evil to other people ?

At this point, I would like to recommend the cleartext point 207 with the provocative title: Are we parasites ? - Do we live at the expense of others ?
Ten heavy reproaches - are you free of all sin ?

In cleartext point 033 you will learn how fast a person who considers himself as a Christian, becomes godless in God's eyes.

That, I emphasise, because following Bible quote speaks about the condemnation of the godless at the Last Judgment. Many a man who does not count himself to the ungodly, will be taught better by the Lord on the last day and therefore will not have eternal life in paradise.

God's grace applies only to those who strive with all their heart
to live according to his word - to put it into practice.

Otherwise, God has shown us that he can be tough.

In the New Testament, we are warned:

"For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto (the last) judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly (who are the ungodly - see cleartext point 033) (who will live in the following years);"
(2 Peter 2/4-6)


When the Israelites (who are, after all, even God's people) did not do
what God asked of them, he was not the "dear God",
who lets himself be fooled by the humans, but he killed those who
he had no pleasure in - that "gracious" was God.

"But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted."
(1 Corinthians 10/5-6)

Do you still believe that God loves sinners
and that he is gracious and merciful unto them ?

"Now all these things (the events described in the Bible) happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written (in the Bible) for our admonition ..."
(1 Corinthians 10/11)

 

In another passage in the New Testament we find the following note:

"For whatsoever things were written aforetime (in the Old Testament) were written for our learning ..."
(Romans 15/4)


So let the Bible teach you, for it is God's Word.

Do not believe the good words of the many preachers,
who tell you with half-truths that God loves sinners.

They do not err inadvertently, but they deliberately lie to people, for they act by order of Satan. They want to seduce believers to passivity. This is their mission and their goal. Do not be blinded by their piety. They are wolves in sheepskins which are only acting piously.

I would like to advise you the cleartext point 042 in this context.
Its title: What people does God love ?

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A sinner, one becomes in the eyes of the Lord already then,
if he does not intensively help the needy.

God and Jesus Christ are watching us humans on this earth (see cleartext point 023). They will ruthlessly condemn men on the Day of Judgment who did not wholeheartedly try to be compassionate to the needy.

"For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy ..."
(James 2/13)

Please read the cleartext point 017. Its title:
Not to do something, can be a sin too !


Now I have to shock you, unfortunately:

If you think that you are one of the merciful, if you have donated a few "bills", then this is a misconception, because Jesus Christ has told us that he does not care about the amount of the donation, but that one is to practice personal abdications !

(Please read about this in cleartext point 092.)

Whoever claims that he (or she) possesses such great fear of God - but then neglects mercy towards the poor and needy, has, in reality, no fear of God. Please read the following Bible quote:

"Whoever denies compassion to his neighbor,
The fear of the Almighty (God)."
(Job 6/14)

Many people are of the opinion:
"More than I currently donate to needy, I can not afford to surrender."

Jesus Christ taught us that we should renounce to help those in need.
(Please refer to the above-mentioned clear text point 092 for more information.)

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If we (the ones who are allowed to live in the industrialised countries) would practice abdication, then there would be no great misery and poverty in this world.

We must not point fingers at the richer people
and then demand that they deliver more.

But we should do what Jesus Christ taught us.
That is the task of Christians -
And not judging and condemning other people (in this case judging and condemning the rich).

Jesus has not taught us that we should point a finger,
but that we may learn to practice personal renunciation.

Jesus graphically tells us, humans:

"And why beholdest thou the (small) mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the (big) beam that is in thine own eye?"
(Luke 6/41 and similar in Matthew 7/3)


Do not look at the other people as they behave badly.
They must answer for their behaviour on the last day.
But change yourself as God and Jesus expect it from you.

Always keep the following motto (which is not from the Bible) in mind:
You can not change the world - but you can change yourself.
Do not say, "It has to change." - but "I have to change !"

 

And always remember the verse from the Bible:

"Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard."
(Proverbs 21/13)

When the judge of the world court, called Jesus Christ,
will send you one day into eternal damnation,
then you will also cry and not be heard.
So do not let it come that far !
Practice personal renunciation, so that you can practice mercy !

"For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy ..."
(James 2/13)

Please do not think that this is just fearmongering - no, it is the warning, which Jesus Christ gave us. But honestly: Who even is listening to Jesus ?

The Lord Jesus notices disappointed:

"This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me."
(Mark 7/6 and Matthew 15/8 and similarly also with Isaiah 29/13)

He asks:

"And why call ye me (hypocritically) Lord, Lord, and (then you) do not the things which I say ?"
(Luke 6/46)

(In the already mentioned cleartext point 129, you will learn everything Jesus said we should do.)

Jesus Christ warns us:

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he (only those) that doeth the will of my Father (puts God´s laws into practice) which is in heaven."
(Matthew 7/21)

The laws of God addressed by Jesus are, at the same time, the words of Jesus, according to which we are to live. In the cleartext point 129 mentioned above, you will find them as a summary.

 

Many "Christians" are having a hard time with the implementation of God´s word.

Question: Do you, for example, give the Lord his tithe,
or do you prefer to finance your holiday and leisure time ?

You can find information about God's tithes in the cleartext point 094.

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Jesus also tells us the following:

"... Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren (your fellow men), ye have done it unto me."
(Matthew 25/40)

Sorry, but the homepage is entitled "Cleartext" - so you can read clear and transparent words here. Without wanting to produce hate, I would like to or should quote the following statement from the Bible:

"If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha."
(1 Corinthians 16/22)

Whoever takes a significant step beyond the starving and sick Jesus without helping him, proves that he (or she) does not love the Lord. Otherwise, he (or she) would fight the sufferings of Jesus Christ through personal renunciation.

Always remember:

The sick or starving person in the Third World is Jesus !

But whoever truly loves Jesus helps him - he helps the needy !

Unfortunately, only a few Christians help the needy - and therefore the Lord. But then, on the last day, hope that Jesus will say enthusiastically:
"Come into my realm, I've already expected you, and I'm glad."

Error !

Jesus Christ will say to such people:

"Verily I say unto you, I know you not."
(Matthew 25/12)

"... I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity."
(Luke 13/25-27)

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

He openly declares the following warning:

"I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot.
(If you do not implement the words of Jesus with enthusiasm into action, then you act lukewarm in his eyes .) Because thou art lukewarm ... I will spue (spit) thee out of my mouth." (That is why I do not want you in my kingdom.)
(Revelation 3/15-16)

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If you realise what Jesus has done for you through his death on the cross, then there will be a profound change in you.

Imagine a painting on which the Lord Jesus can be seen on the cross.
His face is completely distorted with pain.


He suffers indescribable agony for you.


The following is written beneath:

"I've done this for you !
  What are you doing for me ? "

In the Bible, we are prompted:


"... he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity ..."
(Romans 12/8)

But you can only enjoy doing something if it is voluntary.
Thus a rethinking is necessary.

However, Jesus Christ also urges us not to deny active and intensive assistance (for example, to the people of the Third World).
He said:


"... Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these (which did not help him through personal renunciation) shall go away into everlasting punishment (into eternal damnation): but the righteous into life eternal."
(Matthew 25/45-46)


Please read the cleartext point 047 mentioned above to learn how you can become a righteous person.


Always remember:


"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."
(James 4/17)

 

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God's will, how the poor and rich should deal with each other, would be the following:

"For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened.But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality. As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack."
(2 Corinthians 8/13-15)

The first Christians lived according to the commandment to create a just balance between the poor and the rich.

"They sold (their) possessions and goods (their property)
and they shared out among all, depending had need."
(Acts 2/45)

Now do not think I want to ask you to sell all your possessions,
so after that, you have to beg yourself. But in Europe we live in such a rich everyday life, that we do not see the hungry and dying people in the developing countries (or rather, do not want to see).

The mission that we Christians receive from the Bible (thus from God's Word) is:
Practice personal renunciation, so that you can help the poor and needy people of this world intensively.

Do not look to the right and left to see what the others are doing (whether they help). Just look at Jesus Christ. He's your role model !
He even sacrificed his precious divine life on the cross for you.
And you want to refuse to "sacrifice" a part of your life standard,
to be even more able to help the needy people of this world ?

If you help the needy just half-heartedly, by donating of your abundance (without practising personal renunciation), then Jesus Christ designates you as "lukewarm."
And will he then want to have you for his eternal kingdom ?

Always remember his answer:

"I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot.
(If you do not implement the words of Jesus with enthusiasm into action, then you act lukewarm in his eyes .) Because thou art lukewarm ... I will spue (spit) thee out of my mouth." (That is why I do not want you in my kingdom.)
(Revelation 3/15-16)

"If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren
(meant by brethren in the Bible are not only the physical brothers, but in general our fellow human beings) within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother (fellow man):"
(Deuteronomy 15/7)


"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."
(Galatians 6/2)

For Jesus said,

"These things I command you, that ye love one another."
(John 15/17)

"This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you."
(John 15/12)

By this we fulfil the law which Jesus Christ gave us for this life:

"Thou shalt love ... thy neighbour as thyself."
(Luke 10/27 and Matthew 22/39 and Mark 12/31 and James 2/8
And Deuteronomy 19/18 and Romans 13/9 and Galatians 5/14)

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"Save when there shall be no poor among you ..."
(Deuteronomy 15/4)

That does not mean that you should keep all the poor at a greater distance, thus not "push" them to other districts or even in slums (as is often practised, unfortunately). No, with this sentence is meant that we "rich" give the poor that much, they too can live a dignified life.

We must "tweak back" our standard of living, so the worlds´ poor people can live a life worth living. We are no better people than the poor.

That is why we must ensure that there is a balance between the poor and the rich in the world. This is what God demands !

"... that there may be equality ..."
(2 Corinthians 8/14)

But since the rich only gives that much, that his heart and his conscience is quite calm, there will always be poor people in this world.

The rich does not share, but he only gives away something of his abundance.

Remember, however, that you (and myself) are considered rich by the poor.

Who owns at least two pairs of shoes - and would get along with one pair, to give the poor a pair, because the poor does not have shoes at all.

Who has more than a small room, even though the poor has no accommodation at all?

Who has at least three abundant meals,
although the poor often have no food or drink ?

Also for Jesus Christ, we are the rich !

He says about these rich (about us):

"But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger.

Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep."
(Luke 6/24-25)

In James 5/1 is written,

"Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you."

"... for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof."
(Ezekiel 7/14)

That does not only mean the super-rich.

Rich is for God already, who is not poor !

Only those who help the poor and needy intensively and through personal renunciation, are not regarded as rich by God and Jesus Christ.

About those who do not, God and Jesus Christ are "hopping mad" !

"For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy ..."
(James 2/13)

That is why you have to renounce so that you can do mercy.

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Jesus says to those who are ready to put all the laws of God into action (thus "sacrificing time and money" by renouncing) that they will be compensated a hundredfold for all sacrifices at the latest on the Day of Judgment:

"... shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life."
(Matthew 19/29)

Jesus promises us:

"For the Son of man (Jesus Christ) shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works."
(Matthew 16/27)


And God says:

"... and I will recompense them according to their deeds (as they deserve it, so it shall come), and according to the works of their own hands (just as their deeds were)."
(Jeremiah 25/14)


"... Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord ..."
(Ephesians 6/8)

God gives us as we deserve. If we do good, then we can also expect good from the Lord "as a reward".

"I the LORD ... give every man (on the last day) according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings."
(Jeremiah 17/10)


Concerning "bringing fruits", we find in the Bible the frightening information, that Jesus cursed a fig tree that brought no fruit for it:

"Now in the morning as he (Jesus) returned into the city, he hungered. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and (he) said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away."
(Matthew 21/18-19)


Jesus warning us:

"Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."
(Matthew 7/19)

John the Baptist exhorted not only the people who were alive back then but also us with hard-hitting words:

"O generation of vipers, who hath warned (who has promised),
you to flee from the wrath to come (the judgment of God) ?
... Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance !
(Not just verbally - but in deed ! Not only regret - but also change - i.e. reverse the previous, sinful ways) ! ... therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."
(Matthew 3/7-10 and Luke 3/7-9)

Paul also exhorts us. He does not speak of the "Dear God" who loves all sinners (which the preachers of the half-truths always assert),
but he writes of the severity of God:

"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell (God had then already destroyed), severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness (Only if you give yourself real effort to please God) otherwise thou also shalt be cut off."
(Romans 11/22)

This information you need to recognise to whom Jesus is merciful and compassionate -
To those who, with all their heart, endeavour to bring fruit for him.

Even if you fail again and again - that does not matter.
It is important (and the Lord recognises this because he looks into your heart) that you are really serious.

Do not feel threatened - or forced to do something, but bring fruit for Jesus out of love and gratitude.

Love and gratitude for having sacrificed his life on the cross for you under indescribable agony -
To save you - to free you the way to paradise.

 

"... for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men:
to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:"
(Jeremiah 32/19)

"Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak
(be brave with your good deeds for the Lord, and be not passive or sluggish): for your work shall be rewarded (at latest on the last day in God's kingdom)."
(2 Chronicles 15/7)


"For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love,
which ye have shewed toward his name ..."
(Hebrews 6/10)

"... be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord (become more and more active with the implementation of God's Word into action), forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."
(1 Corinthians 15/58)


In the just read text, there were four other conditions for God's grace.
Did you notice them ?

I repeat them here again:

"... so great is his mercy toward them that fear him."
(Psalm 103/11)

"But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him ..."
(Psalm 103/17)

The fear of God (see cleartext point 025) is therefore fundamental,
to expect grace from the Lord.

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The next condition for God's grace is humility.

"Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble."
(1 Peter 5/5)

"... God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble."
(James 4/6)

"Surely he (God) scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly."
(Proverbs 3/34)

(Please read about humility the cleartext point 072.)

 

Another condition:

When we await grace and mercy from the Lord,
then we must also offer compassion to our fellow human beings.

"... for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
(Galatians 6/7)

Only those who are merciful can also expect mercy from the Lord !

"A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel."
(Proverbs 12/10)

By personal renunciation, we should ensure that the needy of this world can be helped.

But there is also something quite different about mercy:

Forgiveness and pardon !

Only when we forgive the sins of our fellow human beings (and our enemies !), the Lord also forgives us our sins and mistakes.

Please read the cleartext point 078. Its title:
"We must forgive our fellow men everything !
But how can we accomplish this difficult task ? "

In cleartext point 079 you will find some important tips for learning the love of your enemy.

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Another condition for God's grace: To live as a righteous lives !

"For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a (protection -) shield."
(Psalm 5/12)

So, those were four more prerequisites for God's grace.
Now, there are already seven conditions.
(At the end of this cleartext point you will find them again as a summary.)

 

Do you still believe the lie preachers who claim that God pours the grace with the watering can over all people ?

Jesus Christ has told us that the way to God's kingdom is a narrow and difficult path.

He said:

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way (the wide and easy way), that leadeth to destruction (eternal damnation), and many (people) there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto (eternal) life, and (only) few (people) there be (this narrow path to eternal life) that find it (And then actually go on this way)."
(Matthew 7/13-14)

Please also read the cleartext point 015. Its title:
Is it really so difficult to get eternal life and do indeed just a few people actually enter God's kingdom ?

 

Jesus knows that on the Day of Judgment the name Christians will cry:
"Lord, let us into your kingdom !"

You already know the answer of Jesus Christ.

Please do not forget Jesus' warning:

"Verily I say unto you, I know you not."
(Matthew 25/12)

Jesus Christ warns and exhorts us already today so that we can prepare ourselves.
He says:

"Strive to enter in at the strait gate (into eternal life);
for many, I say unto you,
will seek (will try) to
enter in (God's Kingdom)
and shall not be able."
(Luke 13/24)

Jesus adds:

"... how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!"
(Mark 10/24)

Do you believe Jesus Christ - or do you believe the lie preachers,
that it is enough to get to paradise if you believe "in" Jesus.

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Let us return to the term grace:

God forgives us our sins through the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
So we fall under His grace (He is merciful to us).

In the Bible is written:

"What shall we say then? Shall (may) we continue in sin,
that grace (the forgiveness of sins) may abound? God forbid. (No way !)"
(Romans 6/1-2)

"What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law,
but under grace (through the forgiveness of sins)?
God forbid. (No way !)"
(Romans 6/15)

"Do we then make void the law through faith?
God forbid (No way !): yea, we establish the law."
(Romans 3/31)

"What shall we say then? Is the law sin? (Is compliance with the law wrong ?)
God forbid. (No way !)
Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law:
for I had not known lust, except the law had said (Exodus 20/17),
"Thou shalt not covet."
(Romans 7/7)

"Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good."
(Romans 7/12)

Jesus' crucifixion has freed us from sin (given us freedom), but he gives us
not a "charter", to be able to continue to sin but we are
always to try wholeheartedly to avoid sin.

"... only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh ..."
(be careful not to sin.)
(Galatians 5/13)

So we can reckon with God's grace only when we are totally converted.
(What it means to convert you have already read a few lines before.)

But what do most people do ?

They sort God's laws in their head into those they want to fulfil
(Because they do not cost money or time) - and in those, they don´t fulfil because they demand personal renunciation or sacrifice.

But when the Lord tells us in many places in his Word
that we should fulfil all the laws, then we tease and provoke God,
if we do not.

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The people who do not convert themselves to God one hundred percent (who do not do what God asks), provoke him. To them, however, God is not merciful.

"Therefore will I also deal in fury (on the last day): mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them."
(Ezekiel 8/18)

"And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity,
but I will recompense (on the last day) their way upon their head."
(Ezekiel 9/10)

God says twice in a row:

"And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity:
but I will recompense thy ways (on the last day) upon thee ..."
(Ezekiel 7/4 and Ezekiel 7/9)

"But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath (God's wrath) against the day of wrath (at the Last Judgment) and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth (from God's Word), but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour (before God), and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:"
(Romans 2/5-10)

 

Again two conditions for God's grace:
Do not be contentious, and obey God !

"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD (to the name Christians);
Because ye multiplied more than the nations that are round about you, and have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments, neither have done according to the judgments of the nations that are round about you; Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations."
(Ezekiel 5/7-8+11)

 

(For further information on the subject of Christian names, see Section 098.)

 

Three times you could read that God will not be merciful.

(God's conditions for his mercy and compassion must always be kept in mind.)

"... therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity."
(Ezekiel 5/11)

"And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity:
but I will recompense thy ways (on the last day) upon thee ..."
(Ezekiel 7/4 and Ezekiel 7/9)

"Therefore will I also deal in fury (on the last day): mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them."
(Ezekiel 8/18)

And it is even repeated:

"And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity:
but I will recompense thy ways (on the last day) upon thee ..."
(Ezekiel 7/9)

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It should be mentioned that you will not find the term "Dear God" in the Bible.
About the gracious and merciful "Dear God" we can read in the Bible:

"... at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation."
(Jeremiah 10/10)

"God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies."
(Nahum 1/2)

We are told in the Bible that God is not someone who reacts today in a certain way - and tomorrow differently.

God says of himself:

"For I am the LORD, I change not ..."
(Malachi 3/6)

"... the Father of lights (by which God is meant), with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
(James 1/17)


If God were merciful to all men, then in his word, the Bible, would
not to be written in many places, that he preserves a great wrath in himself and will avenge himself on his enemies.

"... therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water."
(Hosea 5/10)

God is not a capricious, moody man who says this today and tomorrow something else.
If the Lord threatens us, he does not change this -
Unless we improve our behaviour.

God says clearly:

"My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips."
(Psalm 89/34)

It is also explained to Isaiah,
that God does not withdraw his words:

"... and (God) will not call back his words ..."
(Isaiah 31/2)

So God will revenge himself on his enemies.
Therefore, do not hope for grace, which is supposed to fall from heaven, but change your life so that God has joy in you.

If you sin deliberately (willfully), Jesus' death on the cross will not apply to you. You have already read that in this cleartext point.

Do not play with fire, but obey the Lord, lest he becomes your enemy.

You believe that God could never become your enemy ?

The Lord became an enemy even to his beloved people (the people of Israel).

"The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel ..."
(Lamentations 2/5)

"He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand (his protective hand) from before the enemy ... "
(Lamentations 2/3)

Please refer to the cleartext points 044 and 060 for how fast it can happen, that God lets people fall, without them being aware of it.

Whoever messes with God - thus, does not obey him,
can not hope for mercy and compassion on the Last Day !

"For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance,
that he may avenge him of his adversaries ..."
(Jeremiah 46/10)

And it is written in the New Testament:

"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."
(Hebrews 10/31)

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I have no intentions to publish a horror report here.
My task, however, is to make people think.

In the Bible, we find many terrifying statements of God and Jesus Christ. But who is to know when hardly anyone is reading the Bible ?

And who has actually read it entirely once, does not have the complete "insight".

Those who spread the Word of God have the task of reporting to men the pure truth.

They should warn people to change their sinful way to God's way.

But if no one boldly and honestly explains to men what sin is,
then no one can turn away from sin.

Many churches, religions or religious communities can not and do not want to tell their members the pure truth because the truth is painful - and requires the change of human behaviour.

But they do not dare to announce this since otherwise their "sheeple" might be frightened and possibly run off fast.
But since the revenues break away then, the preachers prefer to conceal the uncomfortable truth and preach half-truths.

Always remember the hard-hitting words from the Bible:

"O generation of vipers, who hath warned (who has promised),
you to flee from the wrath to come (the judgment of God) ?
... Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance !
(Not just verbally - but in deed !
Not only regret - but also change - i.e., reverse the previous, sinful ways) !
... therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire."
(Matthew 3/7-10 and Luke 3/7-9)

"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ... "
(Acts 3/19)

"... repent, that (thereby) your sins may be blotted out ..."

So, turn away from sinful life !

Then also applies what is said so often: that God is merciful and compassionate. But always on the condition that we do not "hide" our sins and convert wholeheartedly to God and Jesus -
Thus also really seriously try to live, as God and Jesus Christ require it !

"... for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful,
and will not turn away his face from you,
if ye return unto him."
(2 Chronicles 30/9)

In the Bible, you will not find a statement from which emerges that God pours out his grace and mercy upon the people with the watering-can, without asking for any compensation.

Only the preachers of the half-truths maintain over and over again that the Lord is gracious and merciful to everybody.
But when they read out these quotes, they "swallow" the conditions.
Thus they only spread half-truths.
But half-truths are also lies !

And these lies won´t get better,
when only repeated often enough.
They remain lies !

God's grace and mercy are always linked to conditions.

Jesus Christ requires us to be obedient to him (see also cleartext point 071), thus, that we should put his word into action.

But he who is not obedient to him, can not reckon with the grace of God,
but the wrath of God abides on him (or her).

That is not what I say, but the words from the Bible:

"He that believeth on the Son (Jesus Christ) hath everlasting life ..."
(John 3/36)

That sounds good - but now (in the same biblical quote) the important warning:

"... and he that believeth not the Son (Jesus Christ) shall not see (eternal) life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
(John 3/36)

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How God deals with those who are not obedient you will learn in the following Bible quote:

"... Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will ... not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them."
(Jeremiah 13/13-14)

Do you think and believe that God will change your mind about you
and receive you with mercy and compassion on the last day, if you do not obey him and Jesus Christ and do not translate their words into action ?

Believe me - God does not change his mind !
What he once said is true forever and ever.

He explains this to us:

"My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips."
(Psalm 89/34)

"I (God) have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return ..."
(Isaiah 45/23)

"Declaring (me God) the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:"
(Isaiah 46/10)

"I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it."
(Isaiah 46/11)

"... I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it."
(Ezekiel 36/36)

"... I the LORD have spoken and have done it."
(Ezekiel 17/24 and Ezekiel 37/14)

"... I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it."
(Ezekiel 22/14)

"I the LORD have said, I will surely do it ..."
(Numbers 14/35)

"... for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake ..."
(Jeremiah 51/12)

"... but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD."
(Ezekiel 12/28)

"For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass (guaranteed)..."
(Ezekiel 12/25)

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One exception is reported to us in the Bible:

God intended to destroy the city of Nineveh because he was very angry about the sins of the inhabitants.
But the Lord gave them the last chance to turn from their sins.

The inhabitants of the city of Nineveh obeyed - and that was their salvation. In doing so, they won the Lord´s grace.

"And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not."
(Jonah 3/10)

Important is:

They turned, so God was merciful to them.

Please note:

"And God saw their works, that they turned ..."
(Jona 3/10)

"... from their evil way ..."

God does not want us to "babble" flowery words that we want to convert -
But that we do so with the deed by striving with all our heart,
not to repeat the sins and mistakes.

When the Lord recognises this in us, he forgives us all our sins,
which we inadvertently commit again and again. For absolutely no one can go through life without sin. God knows this very well.
But he wants to see our serious efforts.

 


In the Bible, you will find a lot of quotations that clearly show that the Lord has gathered great anger.
The preachers of lies also like to conceal this.

In the cleartext point 118, you can read several Bible verses about God's wrath.

As I said, I do not mean to stir up fear in you, but
I would like to make you think and give you the advice,
to let the precious and helpful fear of God grow in you.
In the above-mentioned cleartext point 025, you will learn that there is a significant difference between anxiety and fear.
And there you can also read that the fear of God offers you advantages.

 

It is important that you walk with both legs on God's way.
It could be that you already carefully walk on God´s way just with one leg
(You often do good and also read in the Bible),
while the other leg still walks on the "normal" path.

But there is no "normal" way.

There is only God's narrow path that leads you into eternal life in God's kingdom -
And there is the broad path (on which almost all people go)
which will lead you straight into eternal damnation.

Always remember the words of Jesus Christ:

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way (the wide and easy way), that leadeth to destruction (eternal damnation), and many (people) there be which go in thereat.
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto (eternal) life, and (only) few (people) there be (this narrow path to eternal life) that find it (And then actually go on this way)."
(Matthew 7/13-14)

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You can easily check which way you are going.

This requires a comparison. Bring money and time in relation:
Money that you use for yourself - or for God and Jesus.
And time you invest for yourself - or for the Lord.

Use a piece of paper to write down everything that you do for God and Jesus Christ.
(For most people, unfortunately, a small business card is sufficient.)

Then take a second piece of paper, and write down everything you do for yourself, for your belly (going out for dinner i.e.), for your appearance (cosmetics, hairdresser, fitness, solarium, etc.)
and for your hobbies and leisure activities (car, travel, music, magazines, movies, etc.).

Write down the amount of money you spend for God and Jesus on each sheet of paper (Including donations for the poor, sick and needy people of the Third World) and the money you use to spread God's Word).

Now, consider how much money you spend on yourself and your hobbies.

Included in the "hobbies" are also all celebrations, meetings with friends and acquaintances, all trips and purchases in the eyes of God and Jesus.

Now consider the time - how many hours you "sacrifice" for God and
Jesus Christ. This could include:

Visit old and lonely people and walk with them - or shop for them.

It could also be overtime, for which you volunteer,
to donate the money to a reputable relief organisation.

How much time do you spend for reading in your Bible (or explanatory to it in this cleartext info) ?

Just calculate roughly the time you use for yourself.

Where is the main focus ?

Do you "sacrifice" more money and time for the interests of God and Jesus, or do you invest more money and time into your pleasures ?

By looking at this inventory, you went only a little bit "ahead" of time, because on the Last Day (at the Last Judgment) Jesus Christ will make you an inventory and he will ask you very uncomfortable questions !

If you ask yourself these questions today, then you can change life so that God and Jesus have joy in you.

Then - and only then will they be merciful and compassionate to you on the Last Day.

That we should "explore" and "judge" ourselves, we find in the Bible as a solicitation:

"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves ..."
(2 Corinthians 13/5)

"But let a man examine himself ..."
(1 Corinthians 11/28)

"For if we would judge ourselves (on the Last Day, in the Last Judgment), we should not be judged (judged by the Judge Jesus Christ)."
(1 Corinthians 11/31)

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Jesus Christ gave us an unambiguous outlook (a preview)
how it will be on the Last Day (at the Last Judgment).
Now, please consider carefully: If Jesus Christ were merciful and compassionate to all sinners and would love them
(as is so often asserted by the preachers of the half-truths),
why should there ever be a Last Judgment ?

And why would Jesus Christ warn us then of eternal damnation ?

Here are Jesus' words about which you should also think very carefully:

"When the Son of man shall come in his glory (Jesus Christ will return to the earth), and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another (he will sort out men), as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats ..."
(Matthew 25/31-33)


As a shepherd separates the sheep from each other (sorts out),
Jesus Christ will separate people from each other.
He will want some for his kingdom.

He says to them,

"For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat:
I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me:
I was in prison, and ye came unto me."

Then the righteous will ask him,
"Lord, when did we do this for you ?"

The answer from Jesus is:

"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one
of the least of these my brethren (your fellow men), ye have done it unto me."

But then he will say to the many other men:

"Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire,
prepared for the devil and his angels:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat:
I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took me not in:
naked, and ye clothed me not:
sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not."

They too will ask him, "When was that ?"

Then he will answer them:

"Verily, I say unto you, What you have not done to one of these least, you have not done me."

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment (to eternal damnation): but the righteous into life eternal.
(Matthew 25/35-46)

From this statement of Jesus, it is very obvious,
how quickly one becomes a sinner in his eyes:
By not doing something - omit the help.

If we are not merciful to the poor and needy,
then the Lord is not merciful to us !

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Jesus warns and exhorts the so-called name Christian,
who think of themselves being "believers", but in reality bear only the name "Christian".
Jesus' words:

"Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence ..." (They ate and drank together with Jesus, but they did not absorb his spiritual "food". Concerning the Lord's Supper: the name Christians [see cleartext point 098] participate in the Lord´s Supper.)
"... and thou hast taught in our streets."
(They have heard or read the advice and admonitions of Jesus Christ - but have not obeyed. His answer to them on the last day will be hurled at their heads tough, honest and blunt:)
"... I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity."
(Luke 13/26-27)

 

It is enough to neglect the help for the needy (for example, the people of the Third World) to be a sinner in Jesus' eyes.

Often it is not the great sins that make us men bad,
but the many small mistakes are the ones that spoil us.

In God's Word, we are called upon to fight the "little" sins.
As small foxes cause damage in the vineyard, our "little" sins also hurt us.

"Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes."
(Song of Solomon 2/15)

 

Therefore, seek your mistakes in yourself,
recognise them, repent them in prayer before Jesus Christ
(Through honest repentance, as described in cleartext point 009)
and make a serious effort not to repeat these mistakes !

This is what God and Jesus expect from you !

But do not keep God's laws out of compulsion, but out of gratitude,
because Jesus Christ took your sins on your behalf and then endured the punishment on the cross
- this agonising death penalty - he endured it for you !

This gratitude will help you to implement God's laws voluntarily and with enthusiasm.

Please read the above-mentioned cleartext point 064 on the topic of voluntary action.

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Moses asked the Lord (and therefore we also should ask God):

"Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee (and thy will), that I may find grace in thy sight:"
(Exodus 33/13)

If you have found grace in the sight of God (when the Lord is gracious to you), then he will tell you which way to go.

God teaches you by awakening your interest to explore in his word,
what he asks of you - that you may know God's will.
You're doing this already - because otherwise, you would not read so intensively in the cleartext info.

Through this "education" you will learn exactly what is right and wrong in God's eyes. If you then convert the knowledge into practice, then you go to God's way -
Because you now obey God's wishes. This, in turn, means that God is gracious to you if you make mistakes unconsciously (Which can never be completely ruled out). This is, therefore, the deeper meaning of the biblical passages:

"... if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way,
that I may know thee (and thy will), that I may find grace in thy sight:"
(Exodus 33/13)

God is merciful to the sinner.
The sinner then leaves his previous sinful path - if he (or she) is serious. He (or she) is now trying wholeheartedly to transpose the laws and commandments of God into action, to go God's way and thus serve the Lord.

Whoever serves God can rely on the grace and mercy of God.
He promised this when he said,

"... and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him."
(Malachi 3/17)

Again a condition for God's grace and mercy (for his compassion): Serve him !

If someone wants to serve God,
then he (or she) can not do that by sitting on a church bench,
but must actually work for God - thus do something for God.
And this action should not be a one-time affair - but take place daily, always.

That it is worth to serve God, we recognise by the following statement:

"Then shall ye return (on judgement day),
and discern between the righteous and the wicked,
between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not."
(Malachi 3/18)

If you want to serve God, then you can help spread his word.

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This costs money - but it is well-spent money because thousands of readers used the cleartext information on this homepage to look up the honest words of God and Jesus Christ (see visitor counter).

Many genuine Christians already help to pay for the advertising of this homepage.

If you want to know what is happening with this money, please
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Please also read in the already mentioned cleartext point 041 what it means to serve God. And then you have to ask yourself (and, of course, answer yourself) whether you are serving God - or whether you go through life with a religious painting.

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Please remember that God does not wait forever,
until everybody decides to be converted to the Lord and to accept God's present grace.

One day it's too late !

Please also read the cleartext point 113.
Its title: One day it's too late.

In the Bible we are warned:

"... behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."
(2 Corinthians 6/2)

At the moment God is merciful to the sinners.

Now they can be saved by honest repentance.

After death - or on the last day this chance is lost.

Then it will be too late !

Whoever has not "washed" away his sins with the blood of Jesus Christ -
And has not turned from sin afterwards, is lost forever !

 

As already mentioned, God does not set preconditions for his grace.
Every sinner can turn to the Lord - but he (or she) has to change his (her) life !

The law says, "Do this, do that, then you will live."

But the grace of God ensures that we get a different perspective on God's law. We are taken off the pressure to "have to do" something.

Instead, we do it voluntarily out of gratitude for God's grace.
God gives you eternal life in his kingdom -
And therefore always do what God expects of you.

 

Summary

The conditions which are necessary for God's grace and mercy.

We should:

1.   wholeheartedly endeavour to understand the words of the Lord

2.   convert one hundred percent to the Lord

3.   leave the sin - to turn away from sin -
      Not repeat it as best as we can

4.   fear the Lord (see cleartext point 025)

5.   learn to be humble (see cleartext point 072)

6.   not only expect mercy and compassion from the Lord but also offer it to our fellow                 human beings (including forgiveness - see cleartext point 078)

7.   live like a righteous (see cleartext point 047)

8.   not irritate or provoke God

9.   not be contentious

10. obey God one hundred percent

11. and we shall serve the Lord.

12. we should not be pious on the outside, but in reality be selfish and mendacious.

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Regarding the 12. point, the following information:

We are not forced to sacrifice our possessions. But who is super-pious on the outside, but inwardly cold and calculating, sins deliberately. To such sinners, the Lord is not merciful and compassionate.

Whoever is enthusiastic with his mouth about God and Jesus -
But inwardly thinks only about himself and in the preservation
of his own life standard, will have an evil awakening on the Last Day.

How gracious and merciful the Lord is to such "Christians," we learn in the book of Acts.

I am not writing this to frighten or scare you. But I always receive emails, in which I am told that my statements are false.
I am accused of undermining God's love and mercy in the cleartext information.

They write me: God forgives everything by Jesus' death in the cross.
No one must have a fear of God since Jesus' birth.

They think that everything is simply "puppies and kittens" and every person automatically enters paradise as soon as he calls himself a Christian.

Whoever believes this has already been "wrapped" by the preachers of lies. He (or she) does not understand that God's grace and mercy are only for those who wholeheartedly endeavour to put the words of the Lord into practice.

Our inadvertently committed mistakes and sins Jesus forgives us -
And this is not just one time, but over and over again.

But who sins deliberately can not expect grace and mercy from the Lord.

Always remember the warning from the New Testament:

"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth (in the future) no more sacrifice for sins
(Jesus sacrifice on the Cross does not count), but a certain fearful looking for of judgment (In which Jesus Christ a just - will be tough as a judge) and fiery indignation (hell), which shall devour the adversaries."
(Hebrews 10/26-27)

I emphasise this with the New Testament because it is often said:
"Since Jesus' birth, the Old Testament with its laws has been overridden. Now there is only grace. "

(Please refer to the above-mentioned cleartext point 125, which laws of the Old Testament have lost their validity.)


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In the New Testament, we are illustrated in an example that God is not merciful and compassionate to hypocritical "Christians", but treats them hard.


"And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul (thus without arguing): neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common."
(Acts 4/32)

They had put "everything in one pot", so to speak, that there should be no poor and no rich.

But this form of life was voluntary - no one was forced to do so.
You could also say "no." without facing disadvantages.

"But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession (He also wanted to be counted among the pious), And kept back part of the price (the sale of the field had brought in), his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power?"
(Acts 5/1-4)


In other words, "Why did you want to be more pious than you are ?"

"why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord?
behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in,
and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things."
(Acts 5/4-11)

If you love the Lord, you will work for him with a pure heart.
Then you do not deceive God and Jesus to portray yourself piously and religiously.

Consequently, you do not have to fear anything negative from God, but you can always count on God's grace,
love, help, goodness and mercy.

But those who are only hiding under the mantle of religion and piety are treated very hard by the Lord - and rejected.

Since this does not happen immediately (as in the case just now), but only on the last day, it is not believed by humans.

They are of the opinion that their "dear God" is always merciful to them.

 

Don´t be a person who merely confesses with the lips that God and Jesus are merciful and compassionate, but show your gratitude by helping to fulfil the important great commission, which Jesus gave to all Christians (including you).

By clicking on the following link, you will learn how you can help,
to spread the words of our Lord in a comprehensible manner.

Attention !

Most likely, you will hear deeply in your innermost a voice that tells you quite softly:

"Do not give your money ! Do not help spreading God's Word ! "

Whether Jesus or the Holy Spirit is telling you this ?

No - Satan is trying to stop you.

Do you want to obey him ?


If you want to help with a donation to spread the Word of God - here you will find information.

 

We Christians - also you - got the order from our Lord Jesus,
to make his words known to other people - and to explain them,
what God and Jesus expect of us, humans. This is even a commandment of Jesus -
The so-called great commission (also read the cleartext point 030).

Always remember the warning of Jesus Christ.
He said:

"He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad."
(Matthew 12/30 and Luke 11/23)

Whoever does not "gather" for the eternal kingdom by spreading God's Word, is "against" Jesus Christ - because he (or she) "scattereth".

This is fully in the sense of Satan - you must be aware of this !

Do you want to serve Satan (through your passivity, without actually wanting it) ?

In the Bible, we are very often exhorted and asked to become perpetrators of God's Word.
(Please read this in the cleartext points 010, 012 and 016.)

Through our deeds and works, we can show the Lord (prove him) that we love and serve him.

In cleartext point 023, you will learn that the Lord is watching and testing us during our earthly life. Whoever does not serve God can not expect much on the Day of Judgment -
Or rather, expect nothing from him.

We can read this in the following statement:

"Then shall ye return (on judgement day),
and discern between the righteous and the wicked,
between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not."
(Malachi 3/18)


But remember:

On the last day, it is too late - you can not change anything or make up ! No one knows when and how suddenly his end comes.

Therefore my advice:

Do not put off any longer, but become a culprit of God's word -
Otherwise, you are deceiving yourself by thinking that you can enter God's kingdom on the Last Day - but then must learn, that you are not welcome there, because through your passivity you have served Satan.


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

Put all your efforts to prove to the Lord that you have a true faith -
And not just have a dead faith.

"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."
(James 2/26)

"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."
(James 2/17)

But something dead is completely worthless !

 

Here, cleartext is spoken (or written) - exactly,
as the name of the homepage already announces: "Jesus-in-cleartext".

Please do not see these hard words as a threat -
This is the pure and blunt truth.

Only the full truth leads you into God's kingdom.

Jesus says:

"... and the truth shall make you free."
(John 8/32)

In cleartext point 064, you will see how from a felt compulsion
becomes voluntarism, just by rethinking. The title of this cleartext point is:
How does a "you have to ...!" become - a voluntary: "I want ..." - ?


In cleartext point 041, you will learn all that is meant by "serving God".
You can get there immediately by clicking on the link.

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