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I’ve added three new tracts that anyone can print on ReadyToHarvest.com.
Yeah, but doesn’t the Bible say?
This tract is aimed to address the real issues behind the skeptics who dismiss the Bible or the discussion of eternity. These people try to discredit the Bible due to things in it that they find questionable, and this tract gets down to the real issues.
Know For Sure What Will Happen After You Die
This tract is designed to catch the attention of the religious but lost person who doesn’t know for sure if they are going to heaven. It gives a clear plan of salvation, and has a place on the back for a church or ministry stamp.
I Found What I Was Looking For!
This is a wonderful, colorful, and interesting Bible tract that has a very specific use. Keep a couple of these in your purse or wallet, and if a cashier ever asks you “did you find everything you were looking for today?” Say yes, and then hand them one of these! The tract provides the plan of salvation in a way that those not familiar with the Gospel can understand. It has a space on the back to write or stamp your church information.
To view and download the tracts, go to http://readytoharvest.com/resources.html
Two new preaching videos are now available on the Ready to Harvest YouTube Channel and Ready to harvest website.
Many people get the idea that God wants them to learn and grow in a local church forever. They have the idea of the church as a forest that they can get their roots down deep into, and continually grow and perhaps plant the seed nearby to keep growing the forest. But is this the Biblical plan?
Neal Irion preached this message when he felt the Lord’s leading to leave Fargo Baptist Church, of Fargo North Dakota.
What does the Bible mean when it says “Go ye?” You’ll be inspired and have your assumptions questioned when you let God speak to you through the potent question: “When will you go?”
Sometimes you will be in the dark. You don’t know God’s will. You want the answers. What will you do? Other times you have a schedule, but God changes your best-made plans. Sometimes you will have to face a lot of problems. You’ll feel like it is time to sit down and rest. You’ll want it to be easier. And there will be times that people accuse you unjustly.
What will you do?
Brother Dan Schatz was called to follow the Lord and delivered this message before traveling to join with a local church in North Carolina. He shows us what the Bible tells us to have our cry at such times:
“I believe God.”
By Joshua Lindsey, July 2015
One of the great controversies in Fundamentalism of the 21st century is the issue of “Easy Believism” vs “Lordship Salvation.” Certainly there is an importance here, as it deals with the most important issue of all – that of salvation. What I have found to be the problem in dealing with this issue is that it is like the issue of Calvinism and Arminianism. If you claim to not hold to either position, then you will doubtless find yourself disowned by both camps, and even by people who put themselves in one camp or the other even when they are not really.
To explain this, I think that there are many people who take the “Balanced position” on this issue, and do not subscribe to Lordship Salvation or Easy Believism, but they have an incorrect understanding of what these terms mean. As a result, many men of God will say they are “Lordship Salvation” or that they are “Easy Believism” when they do not actually fall into that category.
Perhaps this is brought about by the fact that both have admirable names. For example, the name “Easy Believism.” I do think that Salvation is easy, and you do receive it by believing. So it is a good name. However, that does not make me have to hold the teachings of what is peddled under the name “Easy Believism”. I also believe that if someone is truly saved, they will believe that sin is sin, that it is an affront to a holy God. Thus, whether they realize it or not, since they are saying that God makes the rules on what is sin, they are saying He is Lord. (This doesn’t mean they will obey the Lord, or stop sinning necessarily though.) So Lordship salvation is also a good term. However, I am not a believer in Lordship Salvation either.
Now if you claim either of these terms as terms that represent yourself, don’t turn me off yet! We may actually agree, but use different terminology. These factors I mentioned have led to strange results. There are actually some who claim to be “Lordship Salvation”, others who claim to be “Easy Believism” and some who claim neither, who in effect believe the exact same thing! They also go around decrying each other and not realizing they are preaching the same gospel. What I hope to do is clarify the boundaries of what actual Lordship Salvation is, what actual easy believism is, and what the balanced position is.
As part of this I am going to also point out some false definitions of terms. “Willingness”, “Desire”, “Lordship”, all of these need to be clarified to avoid misunderstanding. I also need to clarify what “belief” and “repentance” actually are, and whether they are necessary for salvation.