MISCONCEPTION ONE: God’s love for you is conditional. If I am not ‘good,’ then He won’t love me anymore. Therefore, I must work and strive to earn/keep God loving me.

TRUTH: God loves us unconditionally! No matter what we have done in our past, He loves us. It’s unfathomable to us, but He just loves us. It is not something we have to work for, to earn. He demonstrates His love for us in our everyday lives.

BIBLE BACKUP: John 3:16-17; Romans 5:8; Titus 3:4-5 . . . to name a few.

MISCONCEPTION TWO: God is waiting for me to make a mistake so He can punish me (which is what most ‘religions’ believe), and maybe even takes pleasure in punishing me. Therefore I must placate Him by doing “Good Works.”

TRUTH: God does discipline you, yes, but it’s because He doesn’t want you to repeat your misdeed (sin) which hurts you! He doesn’t want you to fall victim to your natural tendency to sin. A God who wouldn’t discipline you, doesn’t love you.

BIBLE BACKUP: Proverbs 3:11-12; Revelation 3:19; Hebrews 12:11; Job 5:17, to start.

MISCONCEPTION THREE: If I do enough good deeds to exceed my misdeeds, like giving to the poor, attending church, at least on the important days like Christmas and Easter, then I will earn enough “credits” to go to Heaven.

TRUTH: There aren’t enough “good deeds” you can do in your lifetime to “earn” enough points to gain salvation, and a “ticket” into Heaven. Only God can provide salvation and forgiveness of sins. Jesus paid for our sins when He died on the cross. As a matter of fact, He even helps you realize your need for salvation. Nothing like this plan could have ever emanated from the mind of mankind, validating the special message of the Bible. EVERYONE ignores God, sins, and therefore deserves Hell. God sent His Son Jesus to pay for my sins and yours so we can be reconciled with God to enjoy life with Him!

MISCONCEPTION FOUR: Since I believe that Jesus is real, the Son of God, and He died on the cross for my sins, therefore I am automatically “saved” and on my way to Heaven.

TRUTH: First of all, please realize that satan knows Jesus is real (and shudders), and knows that Jesus is the Savior. Head knowledge of Jesus is NOT a knowledge that saves you. You must respond to His prodding, confess your sins, ask for forgiveness, and abandon your sinning. God provides the ability to do this through the Holy Spirit when you make God the boss of your life.

BIBLE BACKUP: James 2:9; Romans 10:9-10

MISCONCEPTION FIVE: God helps those who helps themselves.

TRUTH: This is NOT taught in the Bible!!! The only “help” you can muster is to respond to the Holy Spirit’s prodding; but you can’t even do that yourself. Why, because you really are dead spiritually. God “awakens” you enough so you are able to respond to Him; to choose Jesus over the ‘world.’ Your salvation has been totally provided, free, because of God’s grace founded upon His unconditional love for His creation! He knows our ‘frame’ and knows we need help. This website purposes to be, under God’s direction, a help to you.

BIBLE BACKUP: Proverbs 28:26; Ephesians 2:8-9.

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Romans Ch 3, verses 10 & 23: “All have sinned, and fall short of God’s glory.”

Romans Ch 6, verse 6: “The wages (consequence) of sin is death, both physically and spiritually.”

Romans Ch 5, verse 8: “God demonstrates His love for us by sending His Son, Jesus, to die for us to pay our debt for sin.” (Even when we ignored Him!)

Romans Ch 10, verses 9,10,13: “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”

As always, it comes down to this: The Choice Is Yours!