Some will even teach that God is not such a mean tyrant that he will condemn the bulk of the population. Based on such false assumptions and part truths, we find some saying that they have such large numbers of members, God will have to accept them into the kingdom. God set choices before men, men must choose which one will lead to salvation. In essence men condemn themselves to eternal damnation. Adam and Eve made the wrong choice. Gen 3:6. People in Noah day made the wrong choice. G7:23, only eight humans of all the world population got aboard the Ark. The children of Israel made the wrong choice. Exodus 32:1-7, Israel showed a long history of turning its back on the Law of God, right up to the arrival of Jesus. Jesus obeyed every command of the father to include going to the cross of death. His brethren, the keepers of the Law of Moses were sure they had snatched the kingdom from him. However, the Bible tells us that his reward was a seat on the right hand of the father. The Jewish nation is no more and all power is in he hand of Jesus. Goto page 16
Mat 21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
Mat 21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
Mat 21:35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
Mat 21:36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
Mat 21:37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
Mat 21:38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
Mat 21:39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
Mat 21:40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
Mat 21:41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
Mat 21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Mat 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
Mat 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Religious institutions today have gone their own way. A board or council decided that they know better than God how to administer God's law. Great multitudes follow after them blindly. I am taken back to the parable of the wicked vine grower. I see the actions of this current generation in that parable. Matthew 21 :33. We are not commanded to follow the example of the parable, but to be warned by the actions of the vine grower. There are some who say that if it is the Bible then it is for man to do and practice. In short they attempt to justify wrong action by saying "it is in the Bible". This is an example of the blind leading the blind. Matt 15:4. Know that God has not appointed anyone over you to have you follow some priest hood. When the veil was torn in half, Matthew 2:51 every man was able to pray to God for him self. Those who obey the commands of Jesus become a part of the Royal priesthood. 1Peter 2:9. God then hear their prayer through Jesus. By determined study one can come to know the truth of the Bible and many will leave the teaching of lies behind.
Matt 3:1, ISA 5:1, Matt 25:14, Ss 8:11, Matt 26:50, Luke 22:54, Acts 2:23