Repentance is heart preparation to receive the Lord.
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord .
Proverbs 16:1 KJV
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein † most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
Christians are Only to marry Christians
Men are Only to marry a woman
Churches are Only to fellowship with Believers
churches are Not to fellowship with openly sinful brethren.
If its wrong to judge in these matters, the churches become no different than a worldly society.
my early years were molded by what I saw and heard at Cadle Tabernacle, Indianapolis. huge crowds and then slow dwindling
till its closing. I do remember the vastness of the place and the presence of God when in the building. Thousands attended over many years. B R Lakin was one of the pastors.
Local Churches come and go, but the Doctrine of Christ and His Salvation for sinners remains today. With a repentant heart, turn in faith and receive the Lord Jesus as your Savior.
And saying, † The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe † the gospel.
Mark 3:17When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I CAME not TO CALL the righteous, but SINNERS to repentance.
when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. And THEY went out, and PREACHED that men should repent.
Mark 9:43-48 And if thy hand offend thee, CUT IT OFF: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, CUT IT OFF: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, PLUCK IT OUT: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
Mark 10:17-21 . And when he was gone forth into the way, † there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit ETERNAL LIFE?
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus BEHOLDING him LOVED him, and SAID unto him, One thing thou lackest: GO thy way, SELL whatsoever thou hast, and GIVE to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and COME, take up the CROSS, and FOLLOW me.
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, † Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
how could a person with any Bible knowledge at all miss that the avalanche of events in the Tribulation were going on around them and Not know that they were going to see HIS return at the end of the 7 years? or after two prophets rise from dead and fly to Heaven that there were only 3 1/2 years to go?
I believe no one knows the day or hour that the Great Trigger event
, The rapture (Day of Christ) takes place and the Anti-Christ is revealed.
But once the Day of the Lord (7 year trib) begins the Bible tells us you can count the days till he returns. MJT
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
people want justice but without anyone making any judgments or without any judges.
God one day will Judge the world by Righteous Judgments found in the Bible.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
There are 66 Books in the Old Book!