Often, the soul winner will face discouragements, fears and rejections as he spreads the precious life-giving word of God to others, who sometimes disregard the truth in contempt. It is vital to walk by faith and look beyond such temporal opposition for the sake of SOULS when witnessing. To focus in upon Scriptures, like the following passage, will help much. Soul winners (and all Christians who are persecuted) should rejoice over such adverse treatment:
Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets. (Luke 6:22,23)
To be rejected when evangelizing is GREAT NEWS for the servant of God, according to the Lord Jesus! Why? Because that form of persecution will bring a great reward — great enough that he should leap for joy. To ponder that fact will help the Christian to continue sowing God’s word to others, even in the ugly face of persecution. The mystery about this is, what exactly is that great reward? The Bible doesn’t say. The overcomers will just have to pleasantly wait to find out, but be assured they won’t be disappointed!
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The Saturday Sabbatarians have some strange views about Sunday worship, which are very dangerous! They also totally ignore the Scriptures which show first-century Christians religiously met together on Sunday (the first day of the week) so they can blame the alleged change from the Jewish Saturday to the Christian Sunday on the Catholics:
On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. (Acts 20:7)
Now about the collection for God’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. (1 Cor 16:1,2)
The Saturday Sabbatarians ignore those Scriptures and go a giant step into the devil’s hands! By their teaching that Sunday worship is the mark of the beast, they indirectly set a snare before the last generation to take the real mark of the beast, since they will not recognize it for what it is! Since they think Sunday worship is taking the mark of the beast such people will be receptive to the real thing. (Remember: False doctrine often leads into more dangerous false doctrines, as shown here.)
Antichrist 666 Mark of the Beast Rapture by Dan Corner
Dan Corner writes: Those of us who live in the United States have often observed the open wickedness and injustice all around us. Consequently, some Christians in this country have entertained the idea that the USA is Babylon The Great. Two glaring problems have been overlooked by those who embrace this view:
(1) Jesus taught the following about prophets dying in Jerusalem:
In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day – for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! (Luke 13:33)
The following characteristic of Babylon the Great parallels that truth. Rev 18:24 states:
In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints, and of all who have been killed on the earth.
That is hardly a description of America’s history.
(2) Remember that the USA was discovered recently in 1492. Before that, God’s prophets were already being slain.
It appears that Jerusalem is Babylon the Great and the city which is referred to in Rev 18:10. Another less credible possibility is Rome because of all the Christians who were slain by her during the inquisitions and crusades. The real issue, though, is not the identity of Babylon the Great, but instead living holy now through the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again, but who raised him from the grave? The answer has important theological ramifications. Scripture shows God raised Jesus. Then elsewhere we specifically read that it was the Father who raised Jesus. Yet in another Scripture we learn that Jesus raised himself and finally, the Holy Spirit raised Jesus! Here are the references for you to verify:
Jesus was resurrected by God (Acts 2:24; 2:32; 3:15; 3:36; etc.)
Jesus was resurrected by the Father (Gal. 1:1; Rom. 6:4)
Jesus was resurrected by Jesus (John 2:19)
Jesus was resurrected by the Holy Spirit (1 Peter. 3:18)
Corporately, that is proof for the doctrine of the Trinity since all of those verses are true. Without a belief in the tri-unity of God those passages would teach a serious contradiction in Scripture, which is impossible. All three members of the Godhead were involved in raising Jesus. It was, therefore, impossible for the Lord Jesus not to be raised from the grave. Do you know him?(1 John 2:3,4)
[Dan Corner believes Jesus is NOT the Father or the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Son, a separate person from both the Father and Holy Spirit.]