|제 목 : What is faith? (New Life Church Pastor Choi Jong-dae’s sermon)
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|작성자 : Barnabas
|작성일 : 2023-10-26
What is faith?
(New Life Church Pastor Choi Jong-dae’s sermon)
You can go to heaven only by faith. But what kind of faith will get you to heaven?It is true that there are so many church members who go to hell even though they have been going to church their whole lives.We need to know why.God's people must properly understand and believe in God's power, God's work, and God's plan toward us We must believe the words of the Bible as they are, and put into practice what they say.That is the faith that goes to heaven.Human thoughts or doctrines should not be mixed with the words of the Bible.If you add or subtract human ideas from the Bible, you will go to hell.Fakeness breaks God's heart so much.False prophets bother God more than unbelievers.Therefore, “Not everyone who says, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of the Lord.”Through today's message, you will learn how to believe in order to enter heaven
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.We must first realize God’s power.Everything in heaven, earth, and the entire universe was created solely by God and is governed by God.There are many countries and kings in the world, but all authority is given by God. No dictator can stand without the Lord's permission.The person who enjoyed the greatest power in human history was King Nebuchadnezzar. As soon as the Lord commanded him, his body and mind instantly turned into those of a beast, he became a eater of grass in the fields.Nothing can exist without God, you must first realize this.He created humans and commanded them to keep the order of love.Those who put the word of God into practice can glorify God and continue to live.He who says he believes in God, but anyone who breaks God's order of love is actually not a believer in God.God trains these people and makes them believe in God.Discipline will come to those who do not listen to the Word, and destruction will come if they continue to not listen. The Lord's will is not for only certain people to be saved, but for all mankind to repent and be saved. No one was created to go to hell, God created everyone to go to heaven.It is written in the Bible, “I do not want anyone to perish.”
Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High.Why are humans, who were created to live in happiness and peace, struggling in the darkness of pain and death?The reason is because they despise the Creator and disobey His will.This is why various hardships do not disappear in our lives today.When you think you have passed one hurdle, another hardship comes.Those who do not believe in the Lord and rebel against Him are those who live in ondage to the things of this world.He who gives priority to worldly things is being dragged to hell.When tribulation and suffering approaches, the only solution is to quickly realize the reason, return to the Lord and live a life of repentance and obedience, and the end is to enter heaven.
Before I was afflicted, I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.I didn’t realize it until I suffered.Even though I go to church, I live the way my body wants.However, while passing through severe hardships, one experiences the spiritual world.Life changes when you realize that God lives and that heaven and hell actually exist.Even though he said he believed in it, he gave more priority to money, power, and fame in the world.After realizing that God controls everything in the midst of extreme suffering, we begin to truly obey the Lord's words.When he realizes that having much and being elevated in the world is nothing, he obeys the Lord. Focus all your life on going to heaven.David experienced God while going through severe suffering and confessed like this:Lord, I will now keep your word. Lord, you always do good, so please teach me good ordinances!
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.It's so painful when you suffer. Why does it have to be just me? Complaints inevitably come out.However, after meeting the Lord in the midst of suffering, he realized that the suffering was very beneficial to him.You realize that you have returned from the path to hell to the path to heaven.When a person saves himself from death through suffering, his religious life becomes successful.If you complain and collapse when hardship comes, you will be eliminated from the path to heaven.Even if they become successful and famous in the world, those who do not repent of their sins fall into hell at the moment of death. That is why the presidents of this country and famous pastors of large churches fell into hell.
For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou brightest us out into a wealthy place.He refines us like silver is refined. Put silver in a furnace and create a strong fire. The silver melts and becomes like water, and the impurities float to the top and are taken out.If you repeat this, the silver becomes as clear as a mirror, and then the reforging is complete.A fiery ordeal comes to heal a hard and stubborn heart.Their bodies get sick, their property is taken away by fraudsters, and their children do not listen.Nothing goes according to one’s will. They are caught in Satan's net, unable to move, difficult problems weigh them down, and people pass by over their head. This is being trampled on by people. They are caught in Satan's net, unable to move, difficult problems weigh them down, and people pass by over their head. This is being trampled on by people, severely contempted and despised.At that time, he raises his hand because he had no will. While doing so, he earnestly repented.The Lord sees his transformation and brings him to a place of abundance. Those who reached the place of abundance will also prosper in this world and enter heaven.As you pass through water and fire, your proud and selfish heart becomes humbled, and you become someone who thinks about the pain and difficulties of others.
Ecclesiastes 12: 13-14
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.When we look at everything in the world and see how humans end up, we come to one conclusion.What is it? All humans have to obey the commands given by God.The conclusion is that only those who meet the purpose for which they were created will live and go to heaven.It applies equally to everyone.Because we do not listen to commands and live in sin, we live under curses and fall into hell.
The only way to escape the curse and go to heaven is to obey the Creator's commands. This is proven throughout life.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. All humans are naked beings before the Lord. We can't hide anything.The motives of all words and actions are revealed before the Lord.But what are we making excuses for and hiding?Because we do not know God, then we do foolish things.When we read the Bible with an honest heart, our conscience are pricked.Let's not make excuses, but repent and make amends.When you repent of your sins, correct your mistakes and repent.Just repenting with your mouth without bearing the fruit of repentance becomes a false faith.
Thus shall ye say unto them, ‘The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.’Evil ghosts are also gods. But he is a god of destruction, and those who follow him will also perish.Because God allows it, even demons partially heal diseases and show miracles and signs.However, the sign of the devil is to make people not believe in the word of God.Those who are deceived by ghostly signs and prophecies do not know how to repent. If you only chase after visible targets, the result is going to hell.A god who did not create heaven and earth is a fake god and will perish.The God who created heaven and earth is only God.Do not follow the prophecy of the gift, but obey the word of God.We are not saved because we experienced the signs of the gift,We are saved by obeying the word of God.That is what the Creator God decided.What does it mean to obey the Lord? It is about believing in God the Creator as the only savior, and living a life of forgiveness and kindness to one’s neighbors.Receiving all kinds of things from the Lord and living for one's own lust and boasting is the path to destruction. Church members who do not know how to serve God and their neighbors are already living as servants of Satan.
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul.Buddhism cultivates the Tao, but it is a false Tao that cannot save humans.Walk in the life-giving way of God. The way of God is to serve God the Creator with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself.A person without love goes to hell even if he divides the Red Sea, divides the Jordan River, drives out demons, and heals diseases. Why? This is because it does not bear fruit worthy of the Word. This is because they do not walk in the ways of God. The way of God is to serve God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength; it is to give up greed and achieve goodness.
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.Just as Jesus said the same thing in the Old Testament, he said the same thing in the New Testament.The purpose of washing our sins with the blood of Jesus is to love God and love our neighbors.The entire Old and New Testaments teach this, and there is no other commandment.It appears that there are many different commandments, but all of them are merely specifications of the core commandment.Those who love God, love their neighbors, and live while repenting of their mistakes are keeping the commandment of love.
James 1: 21-22
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.Cast away your unclean thoughts and excesses of evil.Receive with meekness the way that will save your soul.The Ten Commandments are the way to save our souls.In the New Testament, the Ten Commandments were made more specific.Matthew Chapter between 5 and 7 recorded, the Sermon on the Mount, and the words of Jesus are the way of life.
There are many people who only hear the teachings of Jesus but do not put them into practice.This kind of religious life is deceiving oneself.You may think you believe well, but because you do not repent, you are going to hell.Repent, obeying with all your heart and strength.If you do that, the Lord will have mercy on you even if you cannot keep all the Ten Commandments.Receive the Lord's way with meekness. Then you will be forgiven, blessed, and go to heaven.When we repent, the merits of the Lord’s cross replace our shortcomings.So we go to heaven.Are you addicted to human doctrines and unwilling to repent and obey?False faith does not receive the Lord's mercy, and also the blood of Jesus cannot wash away one's sins.In the end, he will bear his sins and fall into hell.
James 1: 25-26
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.What is the way to be free from curse and death?Do not just know the word of God intellectually, but put it into practice in your daily life.Always repent of your shortcomings.Pretending to be pious but not practicing it is a fake religious life.One must bridle one's tongue.He should not say what comes out of his mind.A bridle is something that is put in the horse's mouth.If you don't put an iron rope in the horse's mouth, the horse will bite you.If we speak without restraint, we can hurt and kill others.We must control our lips by being filled with the Word and the Holy Spirit.When we get together, we have to give up the habit of slandering others.Those who do not bear this fruit of repentance cannot be saved.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.What is the godliness recognized by God?Take care of orphans and widows. The meaning of orphans and widows is that they represent people who cannot live on their own. True piety is caring for those in need and not allowing oneself to be stained by the world. Memorizing a lot of Bible verses is not godliness. Knowing but not doing is increasing sin.
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.Those who earnestly seek the Lord will meet Him.What does it mean to earnestly seek the Lord?Listening to and obeying the words of the Lord.Wealth and life are in the hands of the Lord.Obedience is better than gold and silver.A small spring is better than a large pool of water.It is better to obey the word of the Lord than to fill the whole house with treasures. The things of this world eventually fall and become depleted. But the Lord's power never runs out.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.In heaven, people live with the Lord.There will be no more tears, no more death, no more pain.When this world ends, a new world opens immediately.Heaven really exists. You have to believe this to have correct faith.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.One day, a pearl merchant came across a pearl of great value.He immediately sold all he had and bought it.When he realizes that heaven really exists, he renounces worldly things and sacrifices everything to go to heaven.Those who align their worldly life with going to heaven have true faith.Mark 9:47-49
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. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.Hell is a sea of fire. It's like salted by fire.Hell is full of instruments of punishment.The horrors of Hell cannot be fully described in human language.You have to believe that this kind of hell exists, so that you don't go to hell by striving hard.Even though you go to church, do you feel like heaven and hell are vague?Then you cannot break away from your sins.They go to hell because they cannot truly repent.If your eye sins, it is better to pluck it out and not go to hell.Because the penalty for sin is hell.Even after committing such a terrible sin, do you not repent? This person a person without faith.If you have committed a sin, do not rationalize it, but repent quickly.Repenting of your sins is the faith that will lead you to heaven.Since there is no one righteous, everyone must repent and go to heaven.
2 Thessalonians 1:8-9
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.Those who do not know God will naturally go to hell.Those who know God but do not obey His word also go to hell.When asked to repent of your sins, repent. That is obedience.
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
This knows also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.Turn away from the sins of the world. Do not love money.Do not disobey your parents. Release your heartless and bitter heart.Do not accuse or slander others. Don’t be hasty and be temperate.Do not disobey your parents. Abandon your harsh words and actions. Do not love worldly pleasures more than God.Nowadays, church members only have a form of godliness and do not have the power of godliness.Will we go to heaven if we have lived a long religious life? no.We must listen to these words carefully and put them into practice in our life.When we show mercy to others, we will receive the Lord's mercy and go to heaven.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.The Bible was written under the inspiration of God.The Bible is the only will of God.Only the word of God can rightly rebuke us and lead us to complete repentance.Follow the Lord’s commands and live a perfect life.Become perfect through obedience and repentance.Abandon human doctrine. Follow the Word and strive to be perfect in all things.This is the perfect faith to go to heaven.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.Do not fight directly with those who harm you,Fight against the evil spirits that work within him.In order to overcome demons, you must put on full spiritual armor.The full armor is the word of God, and the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount are spiritual armor.When we understand the Word and put it into practice, we overcome Satan.If you do not repent even if you heal the sick and drive out the demons, you have taken off your spiritual armor.To sin is to invite demons to come in.When you realize your sin and repent, the ghost is driven out.
After fulfilling all of the Lord’s commands, we must stand before the Lord.
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.When you die, the soul inside your body comes out of the body in a resurrected body.At that time, there are two types of resurrection. Going to heaven is the resurrection of life, and going to hell is the resurrection of death.Like human doctrine, when you die, your soul does not go into the tomb and wait. Many people think that when the Lord returns, those in the grave will be resurrected. They are misinterpreting the Bible.As soon as a person dies, he or she comes out of the body in a resurrected body and goes to heaven or hell.You can go to heaven only if you correctly believe the words of the Bible.
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom:When Lazarus died, his spirit did not enter the tomb. He immediately came out of his body in a resurrected body and was carried by angels into heaven.The resurrection from the grave when the Lord returns is a man-made doctrine. Do not be deceived.
And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.When he died on the cross, the thief next to him repented and was saved.The Lord did not tell him to go into the grave and then come out when the Lord returns.Immediately he said, “Today you will be with me in paradise.”Paradise is heaven. It is expressed as paradise because heaven is a very joyful and happy place.If you do not correctly believe the Word of God, you cannot go to heaven.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.Those who overcome demons and sin are allowed to eat of the tree of life in paradise.This means that you will enter heaven.Those who cannot overcome the temptation of demons, disobey and do not repent You can't go to heaven. That's why you can't eat the tree of life in heaven.
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.God gives the New Jerusalem in heaven to those who repent of their sins and overcome them.This means giving heaven.In the Book of Revelation, Jesus spoke to the seven churches one after another.He promised that if all seven churches obeyed, He would give them heaven.Jesus said that he would give paradise to some churches, and that he would give new Jerusalem in heaven to other churches.If heaven and paradise were different, the Lord would not have said like this.How can the Lord give paradise to some and heaven to others both living at the same time?Many theologians say that one enters paradise and ascends to heaven after thousands of years, but this does not fit the Bible.Through Augustine, Satan created purgatory, which is not even in the Bible. This is the doctrine of the Catholic Church. As a result, Catholics do not know how to repent of their sins. Their idea is to enjoy life on earth, enter purgatory, stay there for a while, and then go to heaven.Satan created a similar theory in the church.He shook the faith of the believers by separating heaven from paradise.He made them to live without repentance.As a result, countless church members fall into hell.Do not believe in human doctrines outside the Bible.
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.We are justified by believing in Jesus, because we are all sinners.For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.However, because Jesus shed his blood for our sins, everyone becomes clean when we repent. However, there is no human merit whatsoever. Sins are forgiven only through the grace of Jesus’ cross. Anyone who goes to church but does not repent will always remain a sinner.
Therefore, we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also.Anyone who repent they becomes righteous Once a debtor repays his debt, he is no longer a debtor.When I repent, the Lord pays for my sins.You are no longer subject to the punishment of your sins.This grace was not given only to the Jews.It is a grace given to all strangers.When Gentiles repent, they are all forgiven and become citizens of heaven.Believe the Bible, human doctrine says that only those who are specially chosen will go to heaven.It's a lie. Those who make such claims have no faith and are destined for hell.
Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.Circumcision in Israel is baptism today.Those who are baptized are saved by faith, and those who are not baptized also are saved by faith, both are same.This is because Jesus shed his blood to forgive sins of them all.Are the Ten Commandments abolished then? Absolutely not,After the cross, the Ten Commandments became clearer.When we repent according to the Ten Commandments, the blood of Jesus forgives our sins.Many heretics also repent, but their repentance is fake.They do not repent based on God's Ten Commandments, but they repent based on the words of the leader of heretics.It is fake, it is an act of worshiping humans as God.You must repent of your sins of breaking the Ten Commandments to receive forgiveness from the Lord and you go to heaven.
Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.What then shall we say? Is the law sin? No. I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness if the law had not said, ‘You shall not covet.’But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, worked in me all manner of covetousness, for without the law sin is dead.Therefore, is the law sin? No, we must repent of our sins and avoid judgment through the law. Be thankful that there is a law. He helps us discern and avoid hell.Because of the word of the Lord, even if we lust, we realize that we have committed adultery and repent.Even if you covet worldly things, you become an idolater.If you don't have the word of the Lord, you will all go to hell and understand.By always examining yourself according to the word of the Lord, you can avoid the path to hell in advance.
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.And it is clear that no one will be justified before God by the law, for it is said, “The righteous will live by faith.” The law does not come from faith, but the one who does it will live by it.Do they keep all the Ten Commandments?People like this go to heaven by their own ability. They don’t need to repent.But there is no such great human being. So everyone is a sinner and must repent.We must wash away our sins with the blood of Jesus.“The righteous will live by faith.” What does it mean?It means that you must wash away your sins with the blood of Jesus and become a righteous person, and that you must repent every day to maintain your qualifications as a righteous person.He cannot go to heaven just by repenting once.He must repent and be forgiven every time he sins.
They acknowledge God, but in their works they deny him, being abominable and disobedient and forsaking every good work.They confess with their mouths that God is their savior and go to church. However, they do not obey the word of God in their lives. They do not do good and do not try to love their neighbors. Such people are an abomination to the Lord.
While Jesus was teaching, he said, “Beware of the scribes who walk about in long robes, who want to be greeted in the marketplace, and who want to have the highest seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. For they are the ones who devour widows’ houses and pray long in hypocrisy; their sentence will be especially severe. He said fake faith wants to be respected by people, likes to be the head of the banquet, and likes to pray for a long time in a superficial way.
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. If a person has believed in Jesus for a long time and has risen to a position in the church, but lives a religious life without practicing love, his or her faith is fake and dead.Jeremiah 9:13-15
And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.Church members who do not listen to the voice of the Lord and live with a hard heart cannot avoid the judgment of the Lord.These people are the same as those who served Baal in the Old Testament.The god Baal is the god who provides pleasure and abundance in the world. He is a fake theologian.The Lord feeds these people mugwort and makes them drink poisonous water.Living a life as bitter as mugwort. Pain and suffering continue one after another.God's people deserve to be blessed.However, he lives under God's curse every day.The reason is because they have departed from the Word of God.conclusion What is faith? It is to believe in God correctly.Proper faith is believing the Word of God without adding or subtracting from it.The Bible says that God is one. Do not divide God into two or three.Heaven and hell really exist. Don't be confused.If you obey, you will go to heaven, and if you disobey, you will be cursed and go to hell.But are there any righteous people in the world? There isn't one.So everyone must become righteous through repentance and go to heaven.Repentance is based on the Ten Commandments and is done by bearing fruit worthy of repentance. Disobeying the Lord's command is a sin, and when you repent, you are reborn as a righteous person.It does not happen through repentance once.The idea that salvation is determined before birth is an evil statement made up by humans.Repentance is not just something you do verbally or intellectually.True repentance can only be achieved by actually correcting your wrong life.When a person lives a life of earnest repentance, even if his life did not fulfill all the Ten Commandments, the blood of Jesus completely washes him and allows him to enter heaven.
|이전글 : 2/2 Faith comes through the words of the Bible.믿음은 성경을 통하여 생겨나야 한다.
|다음글 : 1/2 Jesus is God Himself 예수님이 하나님이시다