Salvation (lead me to the cross)

First I want to say that I am so excited that you are taking the time to read this blog about salvation! I know some of the things that you have read on this blog site may seem foreign to you, because you do not have a personal relationship with Christ. You may be thinking…”How can I get to know this Jesus Christ that these stories speak of,” or you can be thinking “Why should I get to know this Jesus Christ that I am hearing about?”

The only thing I can say to that, is this:

We all need a savior! There is not one good person on this earth…NO NOT ONE. However, if you think that you are a good person, the next thing you should ponder is, “Am I good enough to go to heaven?”

So lets see…answer these questions for me;

1. Have you ever stolen anything?

2. Have you ever told a lie?

3. Have you ever lusted after someone?

Although these are just a few questions to the “are you a good person quiz that can be found at http://www.wayofthemaster.com/goodperson.shtml ” surly you have answered yes to one of them if not all of these questions.

Now the reason why I wanted you to take this test was not to make you feel bad or condemn you, however I wanted to show you that again NO MAN IS PERFECT and this is why we need a savior. See there is nothing you can do to save yourself, so Christ paid our debt when he died on the cross for our sins. Think about it like this…

We all deserve to go to hell for something we have done in our life; however the only reason we will not experience that (for those who except this free gift of salvation) is because a perfect King…Jesus Christ, came and he died for our sins, taking our place on that cross.

Yes Yes Yes…

He Saved Us…

Literally! 

Soooooo, this is why I think it would be really dope to get to know this King that we speak of. We really do owe him our life, but the only thing he require of us is to except his free gift of salvation. There is no good works we can do to get to heaven.

If you are still there and you are saying okay how do I except this free gift, I want to encourage you to take a look at these verses. If you don’t have a bible…google them 🙂 While reading them, really allow your heart to be open to what you are reading. Then if you feel that this is something you are ready to do… The bible commands us to repent, turn from our sinful ways, and ask God to forgive us for our sins… and I promise you God will take it from there!

 YOU CAN ONLY BE SAVED BY FAITH IN JESUS

Acts 16:31
John 3:16
John 3:18
John 3:36
Galatians 3:26
John 1:12
Romans 10:9
Romans 3:28 

Now I will close by quoting an awesome blog I found online about salvation that you can check out at cafemom.com,

“There are no works such as baptism, church membership, sacraments, walking ‘clean’, wearing the right clothes, talking the right talk, giving money or thinking clean that will open the door of heaven.” 

If you would like to talk with one of  the Banner of Modesty team leaders for more information about salvation, or obtain information on a great biblical church you can go fellowship with in your area… please contact us at banner_of_modesty@yahoo.com!

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Comfort Zone!

Many of us forget where God has brought us from… So you find solace in just attending Sunday fellowship, you find solace in just going to a week day bible study, and you find solace in the fact that everything is going well so far in your perfect little, white picket fence, world.

 
However, if you sit back and meditate on how jacked up your life was before you found Christ…How much you struggled with your lost of identification, how much you were hopping from one bed to another, and how because of your life style you could have been dead and gone….. I promise you a new passion, a new desire, and a new fire will be birth into your life and you will fall back in love with the idea of making disciples, spreading the gospel, and living a life that glorifies our Lord Jesus Christ!
 
It is time to leave your comfort zone!

Modesty in the Church!

A young woman walked into the church located at the corner of her block, hoping to find a little bit of peace on that day. She came in dressed in a small black skirt and a tight red lace blouse and went to sit at the only open seat she saw located towards the front of the church. However as she walked closer to the front, she could feel the looks piercing at her from every angle. She felt every lustful glance, to every judgmental glare. Finally, she made it to the seat and before she could sit down, the lady with the big fancy hat and navy blue pin striped suit on sitting in that row, places her bible and purse there to indicate that the seat was taken. The young lady stopped in her tracks and her eyes filled with tears, but she quickly blinked her eyes several times to keep the tears from falling down her face. As she turned to walk back towards the door she heard giggles and then an older lady say;

“That child must be lost!”

When she arrived back home, she went up stairs to her bedroom and shat the door. She began to cry. Last night she watched her step dad strangle her mother for several minutes before her mother passed out. Later that night she was forces to have sex with him, and then threaten to never tell, or else he would kill her and move on to her 4 year old sister. That morning as she dressed herself for church in the only “decent” clothing she thought she had; she made up her mind that she wanted to give her life to God, not because she thought things could get better. However, because she heard that with Christ she would find peace to get through this life.

Unfortunately, that day she was rejected by the “Church.” Unfortunately, that day, not one person cared enough to make room for her to sit. Unfortunately, that day she decided that this life was just too much to bear and she ended it with one cut to the wrist.

I did not share this story to condemn the way most churches handle women and girls who come into the church dressed immodest, nor am I justifying some women who dress immodest to seek attention from the opposite sex. However I am advocating for the women and girls, who have no clue of how to be a modest women and they need more Godly women to stop judging them and to start being the role model they need. No, it is not your responsibility to save the world. However, Yes as believers it is your responsibility to care. It is not the hemline that should concern us, it is the HEART!

Let’s address the social issue of immodest dress and behavior, by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and offering our hands.

Scriptures to meditate on:

1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

John 7:24  “Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”

Titus 2:3-5 “Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.”

Written By: Tiheasha Beasley