Tuesday, December 29, 2015

That's why it's called grace!

Why the Gospel of Grace is such Good News! The "Good-O-Meter"

Published on Apr 17, 2014
http://basrijksen.com/ - This video is a great illustration why the Gospel of Grace is such Good News! Several people step on a scale called The "Good-O-Meter" to see if they can get into Heaven, but only one person is good enough to get in: Jesus Christ.

This clip can be downloaded at www.worshiphousemedia.com.

"If you don't get excited about the gospel, you've never really grasped what it's telling you" Derek Prince


The true gospel is 100% good news. There's is no bad news in the good news.

Any gospel that leaves you wondering:

- am I accepted?
- am I forgiven?
- am I abiding?
- am I pleasing to God?

is not good news.

Any gospel that leaves you insecure and uncertain is not good news.

Any gospel that leaves you with a sense of lack and emptiness is not good news.

Any gospel that demands you to clean up, straightened out and dried out to receive from God is not good news.


What makes the gospel bad news, thus stops being the true Gospel?

It's when we believe our needs are met through our performance instead of Christ's performance.

The Gospel comes for us to renounce our self-help programs in order to fully rely on the finished work of Christ because it's the good news that Jesus Christ has come to do and secure for you and me what we could never do or secure for ourselves.

You are not accepted, forgiven, abiding or pleasing to God based on what you do or don't do, but merely based on what Christ has done for you.

In Christ,
- you are warmly accepted
- you are fully forgiven
- you are forever abiding, and
- you are well-pleasing to God


This video is a great illustration why the gospel of grace is such good news! Several people step on a scale called the "Good-O-Meter" to see if they can get into Heaven, but only one person is good enough to get in: Jesus Christ.

Gratitude is the language of grace. How else can we respond then to say: "Thank you Jesus!"

If you want to turn to God, you could pray like this:

"Thank you heavenly Father for loving me. Thank you for sending your son Jesus to rescue me from sin and death, and thank you for raising Jesus from the dead. I was lost but you have found me. Jesus, be my king, my savior, my friend. Fill me with your Holy Spirit that I may know you more and reign in life with you. Lord, I am yours and you are mine. Thank you for promising to never leave me nor forsake me. Amen!"

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  1. We're not saved by rightly dividing. We are saved by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ for eternal life. We are saved by grace through faith alone.

    Those who study, understand and teach the mystery taught by Paul will be rewarded at the judgment seat of Christ. That is separate from justification.

    Acts 13:37 But he [Jesus], whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
    38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
    39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

    1 Corinthians 15
    1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
    2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
    3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
    6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
    7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
    8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

    17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

  2. +Grant Burgess
    God's GRACE means that though we all deserve to be cast into the lake of fire
    , those who believe in JESUS Christ are saved from this fate.
    But those who reject this fantastic and undeserved offer of MERCY, will join Satan and the fallen angels in Hell, aka the lake of fire, or the 2nd death (eternal separation from God-the Lord JESUS).

  3. +DanielSimpson
    Repentance isn't a work: it's a state of mind, generated by the Holy Spirit, who is JESUS in spiritual capacity.

    But don't waste your time on me, because I'm already SAVED, thank to JESUS.
    Spend your time, trying to proclaim the gospel to UNBELIEVERS.

  4. +DanielSimpson
    Write proper English please: it's you're and not 'your'.

    You didn't create me and you didn't die for my sins on the cross and you have not forgiven me and saved me, so please mind your own business, okay?
    JESUS is my Savior and Lord.

  5. +Mark .Rahe43920
    I'm not here on Google+ to play church, and you may say anything about me you like
    : you have not created me, you didn't die for me on the cross and you have not saved me and you are not JESUS Christ.

    Bub bye!

  6. +doncooper512
    You're right: JESUS makes the rules and no one else, so this ALSO means that if JESUS doesn't like someone anymore
    , because of his or her SATANIC behavior as a BORN AGAIN follower of Him, He has the RIGHT as GOD ALMIGHTY to say the following to BELIEVERS in HIM: Revelation 3:16 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
    16 Therefore because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, it will come to pass, that I shall spew thee out of my mouth.

    Many OSAS=adherents are as ARROGANT as HELL!

    Some of them are just as ROTTEN as ATHEISTS!

    They think they can co anything they like, because they are 'once saved, always saved'.

    This is NOT adding to JESUS' rules, but REMINDING people of their SINFUL TENDENCY to be a JERK, even after people have been saved!

    There is no such thing as 'the LAW of GRACE'.

    God is MERCIFUL, yes AMEN, but this doesn't mean we can be like a bunch of EVIL, ROTTEN JERKS, because no matter what we think or say or do, 'we're in'.

    Because of this conviction I have been called a 'sheep in wolves clothing' by +Mark .Rahe43920

    Well, then JESUS is also a DEVIL, according to him, because I'm ABSOLUTELY SURE, He wants us to REPENT from our sins and LACK of LOVE.

    Repentance and grace go HAND IN HAND!

    Repentance is 'part of the deal'.

    The devil will only repent in HELL, but he WILL repent.

    JESUS wants us to REPENT in THIS dimension and NOT when we're in HELL.

    I'm a FOLLOWER of JESUS, according to the GOSPEL of GRACE, revealed to us by JESUS' SPECIAL Apostle Paul.

    But I'm NOT a follower of the former MASS MURDERER Paul, but of JESUS!!!!!

  7. +doncooper512
    I know the difference between 'confess' and 'repent'.

    You really think you know things better than JESUS!

    And I'm also sure JESUS will deal with you BEFORE you'll get into His realm, and this goes for Mark too.

    I ONLY have these kinds of confrontations with TESTOSTERONE driven creatures and with someone of whom I'm still not sure whether it's a man or a woman or a transgender.

    I'm SICK and TIRED of this spirit of COMPETITION among MALE HUMANS.

    MEN are RESPONSIBLE for ALL WARS, even among believers in JESUS.

    I still have a lot to learn.....from a bearded SAVED SINNER who thinks he knows it all?

    DIE for me on a cross as a SINLESS LAMB and as my CREATOR, and SAVE me and LOVE me, and THEN you're really teaching me something!

  8. +doncooper512 You are like the 'friends' of Job and you don't know a thing about me.

    But you LOVE to ACCUSE me....this makes you feel HAPPY, don't you?

    What you told me was NOT on behalf of JESUS, but on behalf of your OWN EGO, called Don Cooper.

    I'm a JESUS-follower and not a Don Cooper-follower.

    Now go and tell some atheists about JESUS and see how they're going to treat you.

    Be glad you're not going to burn in hell, because that's what we all deserve!

    THAT'S MERCY, that's GRACE!

  9. +doncooper512
    And I'm the one who are telling you that you're DEAD WRONG!

    You don't know me and you don't love me: JESUS knows me and he loves me, and He happens to be my FATHER, because He is GOD!

  10. +doncooper512
    I don't hate you.....and I have to take a step...and then I'm accepted into YOUR church: THAT'S a WORK!




    HERE: I'm Not Talking About Religion http://ezekiel38rapture.blogspot.nl/2014/06/im-not-talking-about-religion-schijt.html

  11. +doncooper512
    So Don Cooper is DEAD?

    Listen Don: I'm happy you're not a SATAN-WORSHIPER or a MASS MURDERER or a CHILD RAPIST, or a STUPID ATHEIST.
    I don't need your acceptance and I don't need your mercy: I NEED JESUS' MERCY and HIS ACCEPTANCE.


    The man with the WHITE BEARD:

    Revelation 1:10-18 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
    10 And I was ravished in spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as it had been of a trumpet,
    11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, that first and that last: and that which thou seest write in a book, and send it unto the seven Churches which are in Asia, unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
    12 Then I turned back to see the voice that spake with me: and when I was turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks,
    13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks, one like unto the son of man, clothed with a garment down to the feet, and girded about the paps with a golden girdle.
    14 His head and hairs were white as white wool, and as snow, and his eyes were as a flame of fire,
    15 And his feet like unto fine brass burning as in a furnace: and his voice as the sound of many waters.
    16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword, and his face shone as the sun shineth in his strength.
    17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead: then he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not: I am that first and that last,
    18 And am alive, but I was dead: and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen: and I have the keys of hell and of death.

    STOP treating me as if I'm a babe in Christ, because I'm following JESUS for over 31 years now, and that's not an achievement, or something I'm proud of, but a testimony of my experience.

  12. +doncooper512
    I'm an ex-ATHEIST.
    I used to think that Christians are all INSANE, because (so I 'knew') there is NO GOD!

    Again you ASSUME to know me, by classifying my personality as PRIDE.
    My BEST friend, apart from JESUS, is a sister of 76 years old, and she's an ex-atheist too.
    And you're 7 years older than me.....
    What are we talking about??
    My dad died when he was 53, more than 30 years ago.
    JESUS only became about 33 when He was on earth.
    But He's 'the Ancient of days' https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=the+Ancient+of+days&qs_version=GNV

    STOP ACCUSING ME of doing things WRONG, in JESUS' name!

  13. +doncooper512

    Now you're ACCUSING me again for no reason because I was not entering 'this room'
    (a stupid internet page, controlled by the NSA-CIA) with 'my blazing guns', accusing you and Mark of not knowing scripture and I didn't call YOU or Mark Lukewarm, but I quoted Revelation 3:16 as an EXAMPLE of how JESUS can give His assessment of certain kinds of BELIEVERS in Him who behave and believe in a very unpleasant manner, according to His judgement.

    I only talk to you again if you can say something ENCOURAGING, because I have better things to do then talking to someone who's only critical.

  14. +Wayne Crook
    Here we go again....I'm only interested in JESUS and I suggest you do the same.

    Go tell unbelievers about JESUS and don't bother me with your nitpicking.

    HELLO!!! I'm already saved and not by you, but by JESUS!!!

    Welcome to concentration camp earth with Satan as its camp guard and God-the Lord JESUS as the supervisor.

    He's coming!


  15. +Mark .Rahe43920
    I'm already saved by JESUS, over 32 years ago.

    Most born again people come from churches and have a Christian-religious background.

    I used to think all Christians are mental cases and should be avoided at all costs.

    Now that's a long time ago, but still fresh in my mind, because most fellow believers I meet have this 'nutcase background' as if we're coming from different planets.

    In the beginning of my walk with JESUS I tried to get along with 'church people', but they don't understand me and I don't understand them.

    You think I'm not saved yet, because I still seem to be this atheist I used to be.

    But JESUS decided to save me in somewhat the same fashion as the Apostle Paul, and Paul as Saul was going to kill more JESUS-followers in Damascus, and I was waiting on the TOTAL DESTRUCTION of planet earth...which didn't happen....YET.

    Ask JESUS why He chose to save a person like me.

    I've never been a Christian, and I never went to church, except after my conversion, and this wasn't a success.
    But I went to Bible studies at homes of people, and this was much better for someone like me.
    At one of those occasions I met my ex-wife, and she has a Christian-religious, church-going background.

    Well I believe this is the main reason behind the fact that she didn't accept me anymore, which she told me on the day of death of my dad, the 27th of July 2015, after a relationship of 30 years, because she began to have close relations with church people again, and I believe they've had a BAD influence on her, because I noticed she had a 'Christmas tree' standing in her living room, when I passed her apartment not so long ago.

    She's again a PSEUDO-CATHOLIC, which ALL "Protestants' are, because they also love to gather on the Roman Catholic SUN-day, and most Protestants celebrate the Roman Catholic 'Christ-MASS'. (X-MESS).

    My Father is GOD and He's a JEW!


    My main interest is annoying Satan, and I know someone from Sweden who knows exactly what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcGLX7iZKUk

    Google+YouTube is FULL of CIA-NSA SPIES and NAZIS, because it's '1940' and the world is at the verge of World War THREE and NAZI-AMERICA is the 'bad guy', on behalf of the ROMAN EMPIRE.

    The US financed BOTH Hitler and Stalin in the past, and Hitler DEVASTATED my country and he MURDERED hundreds of thousands of my people, among them more than 100.000 JEWS, on behalf of the SATANIC VATICAN and LUCIFER.

    I'm no interested in religious games: THERE'S A WAR GOING ON!

    Hi people of the NSA: I know you can read everything and even 'private conversations': you are LOST without JESUS Christ!

    Pope Francis is the ANTICHRIST!

    DEATH to the ROMAN CATHOLIC CULT and the Roman Catholic ISLAM!


  16. +bibleberean1611 Don't follow people, but follow the PERFECT HUMAN, JESUS Christ, God, manifested in the flesh! We are ALL SINNERS and Bryan is a saved SINNER, and I am a SAVED SINNER and I believe you are a SAVED SINNER. SAVED from WHAT? GOD'S ETERNAL WRATH! Son DON'T CONDEMN Bryan, even though he is WRONG on certain issues, but I believe He's a SAVED SINNER, so I let God-the Lord JESUS deal with him.

  17. Romans 7:18-25 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

    18 For I know, that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me: but I find no means to perform that which is good,

    19 For I do not the good thing, which I would, but the evil, which I would not, that do I.

    20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but the sin that dwelleth in me.

    21 I find then that when I would do good, I am thus yoked, that evil is present with me.

    22 For I delight in the Law of God, concerning the inner man.

    23 But I see another Law in my members, rebelling against the law of my mind, and leading me captive unto the law of sin, which is in my members.

    24 O wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death!

    25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Then I myself in my mind serve the Law of God, but in my flesh the law of sin.

  18. +d w You try to get saved by DOING things and that's ANOTHER GOSPEL!

    Galatians 1:8 GNV 1599
    But though that we, or an Angel from heaven preach unto you otherwise than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

    Galatians 1:9 GNV 1599
    As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach unto you otherwise than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

    Galatians 1:8 King James Version (KJV)

    8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.


    d “Romans 2:28-29” w's profile photo
    d “Romans 2:28-29” w
    You have to reject lies, that's why it's called evil and sin.

    1. +d w You want to DO something in order to get saved, but being saved by GRACE through FAITH alone in the atoning blood of JESUS is NOT a DEED but a GIFT of God:

      Ephesians 2:8-9 King James Version (KJV)

      8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

      9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.


      d “Romans 2:28-29” w's profile photo
      d “Romans 2:28-29” w
      +Hans S believing truth is what we must do, there is no other righteousness required for salvation, but you must believe it with all your being. Be deceived by no one


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