Hell’s Best Kept Secret

tozer“A whole new generation of Christians has come up believing that it is possible to ‘accept’ Christ without forsaking the world.” – A.W. Tozer

You know, this idea that Jesus can be Savior without being your King and absolute sovereign is foreign to the Bible.  It is a lie from the pits of hell and millions are pouring into the abyss under the false assurance that they “prayed a prayer once.”  Listen, if you are struggling with doubts about your salvation..that fear is very legitimate.

Scripture is clear

“work out your salvation with fear and trembling“-Phillipians 2:12

“be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election” 2 Peter 1:10

Let me put it this way.  According to Scipture you are saved by faith alone.  Here is the definition of faith: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Heb 11:1 ESV.

If you do not have assurance or conviction, by its very definition you don’t have faith!

BE AFRAID!

When John the Baptist and Peter preached people cried out “What shall we do?!”  A holy panic fell upon them like people on a sinking ship.  “God have mercy on us!! Oh God, forgive us!”

There is a reason why tradition calls the front of our churches an “altar.”  Its symbolic meaning has been lost to consumeristic Christianity who go up to “receive something”- prayer, blessing, healing etc.

“We must alter the altar, for the altar is a place to die on.  Let all those who will not pay this price leave it alone!”  –Leonard Ravenhill (Why Revival Tarries)

Ray Comfort’s classic Sermon “Hells best kept Secret” is among the best I’ve ever heard on this. Using many simple illustration he clearly explains all of this much better than I ever could:

 

 

 

3 responses to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret

  1. Dear Mr. Longworth:

    I am with you. I have heard Mr. Comfort’s message years ago, and benefited from it. I even mentioned it in my book, soon to be published, in its last editing phase, THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE. I agree wholeheartedly with the concept that Jesus taught, as did Paul, that being a friend of the world makes you an enemy of God. If you will look at my website, you will see much along that line also. http://www.timetocareministries.org We are in the world, but not of it. There is much to be said of it, but let me put it in the terms that I did in my first published book, which went on amazon kindle a month ago: Christianity can be defined as a faith in which we are freed from bondage to the material world by devoted loving obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ. That book is called WE THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE, and it basically teaches how the corporations and powerful few are controlling the world by the media which exploits and manipulates the populace by forming faulty worldviews and mindsets, ​taking their attention away from what matters, to subjects like gossip, sports, lies, indoctrination to all kinds of evil like violence and sex, and forms a “lazy mentallity” of convenience. I have names, dates, documents, quotes, lots of scripture, and more to prove my points. It is a good way to gather ammunition in our battle against worldliness and to spread the gospel. I congratulate you for pointing out to Christians the right way. I have not viewed television in my home for over ten years, completely dowsing myself in Godly literature and input from Christian media, but basically and primarily the Bible. That is one good way to purify the mind. I suggest you do the same. God bless you and keep you.

    Michael Kahn

    In His service we remain, Michael K *Hebrews 10:25 (KJV) * 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some *is*; but exhorting *one another*: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. *Romans 12:10-12 (KJV) * 10 *Be* kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

    * We search for the truth, not to be “right”. If I make any mistakes, please let me know. Be a Berean*.

    • Hey Michael thanks for the thoughtful comment. Its good to hear from folks who have seen the same errors and are actively correcting it. Another classic message to listen too on this is Ten Shekels and Shirt by Paris Reidhead. You can visit the section on this site called Shattering Sermons for that. Sounds like your book would be good read. I’ll stop by your site too.

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