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What If…The One and Only True God loved this world that He created so much that He gave Himself by becoming a man (Jesus Christ) to save the people of the world from their sin? John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. NKJV
What If…A person believes in God and believes in Jesus and is a member of a Church and has been baptized but still dies and goes to @#!*% ? John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." NKJV Matthew 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness/sin!' NKJV

What If…Hindu’s, Buddhist, Muslims, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Wiccans, Witches, Wizards, Scientologist, Oprah Winfrey, Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and others that believe and are spiritual will still perish in @#!*% ? John 10:7-10 Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. NKJV Deuteronomy 18:9-12 “When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD.”
What If…The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not a way but the only way to Heaven with the One True God? John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. NKJV

What If…Oneness Pentecostalism is not the truth? Luke 3:21-22 When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased." NKJV
What If…Universalism is a lie from the pit of @#!*% ? Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. NKJV

What If…Practicing Homosexuals truly will not inherit the Kingdom of God despite what liberalism proclaims? 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. NKJV
What If…The love of God and the Holiness of God are equal? 1 John 1:5-6 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. NKJV 1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. NKJV

What If…Real love is not what human beings say but what God says? 2 John 1:6 This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. NKJV John 14:15 If you love Me, keep My commandments. NKJV John 15:10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. NKJV
What If…There are no good people anywhere on planet earth and all babies everywhere are born with the same depraved heart as Hitler and Charles Manson? Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? NKJV Romans 3:10-12 As it is written: " There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one."NKJV

What If…Salvation is only a gift to be received and nothing that can be earned? Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. NKJV Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. NKJV

We human beings were created with the aptitude to question things and that is good for it often times keeps us from allowing ourselves to be harmed in some capacity by other human beings, it is a part of our free will that makes us distinct and unique to all the other living animals on the planet. Although we were created with this capability, it still does not render to us autonomy because we are well aware that we had no say in our physical birth and none in the family or the part of the world we were physically born into. However, because we were created with independent thought and ability to make a limit of things, many men have rushed ahead and assumed that they are the all and all minus a Supreme being who created everything. This has led man to draw some damaging conclusions over the centuries that have further plunged us into destruction. God created us with the ability to question, but He also gave us a book (the Bible) that contains all the answers to any questions our finite mind could come up with during any era. When Solomon said in Ecclesiastes that there is nothing new under the sun, he was absolutely correct, because despite the era of man, his heart has never changed no matter what changed outside of him in the natural world. God has not changed, does not change, and will not ever change, therefore He sees every man of every era the same requiring the same remedy.

Sincerely in Christ,

Clifford D. Tate, Sr.

Author of “Silent Assassins of the Soul - Are you Broken by Pornography and Masturbation? You can be Restored by the Lord Jesus Christ and brought into Deliverance, Freedom, and Victory! A Guide for Men and Women in the Enemy’s Crosshairs” e-book available now @ Amazon Kindle, @ Apple I Bookstore for IPod, Barnes and Noble for Nook, Reader Store for Sony Reader, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker and Taylor, and eBookPie…


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