Most people just believe whatever their family taught them as they grew up. But how can you really prove what you should believe? Should you just read various articles or books on religion and then make up your mind? Or should you go to the absolute real source—the Holy Bible?
If you are willing, you can prove to yourself that the Bible was absolutely inspired by God and that it tells you definitively what you should believe! Jesus Christ said: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4). All authorities agree that He was clearly referring to the inspired Bible—the book that, increasingly, no one knows!
If you take the trouble to actually study what the Bible says on various subjects, like “going to heaven,” you will often find that the Bible says the exact opposite of what most people believe! For instance, Jesus said: “No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven” (John 3:13). Also, the Apostle Peter made it very plain that King David—whom God called “a man after My own heart” (Acts 13:22)—did not go to heaven when he died, but is rather “both dead and buried” (Acts 2:29)! And the Bible repeatedly tells us that the true followers of Christ are to be made kings and priests—one day assisting Christ in ruling over this earth (Revelation 5:9–10), not in heaven.
If you ask the average Protestant minister if you are supposed to “keep the Ten Commandments” he will often tell you, “No, for the Ten Commandments were nailed to the cross and Christians are not required to keep them today.” Yet, Jesus Christ repeatedly told us that we must obey all of the Ten Commandments. Jesus stated emphatically: “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:17–19). A little later, He began to name some of the Ten Commandments, such as murder and adultery, to show which commandments He was talking about.
Yet, the “learned” Protestant scholars often have a very clever way of trying to “do away” with Christ’s plain teaching about God’s commandments by saying that this was because Christ was teaching “under Judaism,” and so all of this is not necessary today. But what did Christ say about this?
Near the very end of His human life, Jesus told His apostles: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19–20).
Therefore, even after His resurrection from the dead and everything was nailed to the cross that was nailed there, Christ emphatically commanded His apostles to teach the exact same thing in the future that He had taught them! How can you possibly “twist” this around? Yet that is exactly what many biblically illiterate Protestant ministers end up doing!
So, my friends, you need to learn to actually study the book we call the Bible—the inspired word of God. You need to be alert and to be willing to do what the Bible actually says. Then, and only then, will you understand “true religion” and be willing to follow what Almighty God commands true Christians to do!
Almighty God inspired the author of Hebrews to tell us: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). So the Christ of the Bible does not change. He does not suddenly “introduce” all kinds of “new” and contradictory ideas about marriage, sex, murder, etc. For, if you are willing to understand, the Christ of the Bible is the One who existed with God from eternity as the “Word,” the Logos, the Spokesman for God throughout the entire Old Testament. As God inspired the Apostle Paul to tell us in 1 Corinthians 10:3–4, the Israelites “all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.” As many scriptures indicate, the God of ancient Israel was Christ! It was Christ who gave the Ten Commandments! It was Christ who commanded the seventh day Sabbath! It was Christ who gave the annual Holy Days that God commands all Christians to keep, such as Passover, Pentecost and the Feast of Tabernacles! In fact, Almighty God makes it very plain in prophecy that Christ will forcefully punish entire nations in the coming Millennium if they refuse to keep the Feast of Tabernacles (Zechariah 14:16–19)!
Why have you never heard this preached in the “mainstream churches”? Because the Bible also makes it very plain that Satan is the “god” of this present world—this present human society (2 Corinthians 4:3–4). The Apostle Paul explains that the devil is “the prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2), which means he is effectively in charge of the media! He blinds the minds of many through the constant bombardment of mis-information that comes pouring out through our media to confuse people—and especially our youth—about what is right and wrong, about the true nature of humanity, and about true religion! So if you truly want to understand how you ought to really worship the Creator, and how you ought to live in order to gain eternal life, you had better truly study the Bible in a way you have never done before!
We in this Work of the living Christ are here to help you. I urge you in genuine love and outflowing concern to request the tremendously helpful correspondence course we have available for those who are truly willing to study the Bible. Also, we have two very powerful booklets to help you understand if you truly want to understand. The first is titled Restoring Original Christianity. This booklet will open your eyes to what happened to the original Christianity of Jesus and how it became completely destroyed and twisted during the “Dark Ages” of this world’s religious development. Also, our very helpful and informative booklet titled The Bible: Fact or Fiction? will help you genuinely prove that what we call the Bible is, in fact, the revelation of God to mankind. Both of these booklets and the Tomorrow’s World Bible Study Course will be sent absolutely free upon your request.
But if you truly desire to live forever in the soon-coming Kingdom of God when Christ returns as King of kings, then you do have your part to do! So be willing to step out and act and show your Creator that you really do want to find “the Truth” if it is out there somewhere. Somehow, God has brought you to the place where it is truly revealed—as you can prove to yourself if you are willing! So send for these absolutely free materials, and learn to genuinely study the Bible and look up all the scriptures on any given subject with an open mind. Then be willing to “walk with God” and let the true Christ of the Bible guide your life and live His life within you through the Holy Spirit (Galatians 2:20).