The Bible Tells Us That There Is No Salvation
For Those Who Do Not Believe In Its Teaching!

2Chronicles 20:20,
"And they rose early in the morning, and went out through the desert of Thecua: and as they were marching, Josaphat standing in the midst of them, said: Hear me, ye men of Juda, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be secure: believe his prophets, and all things shall succeed well."

1Corinthians 15:1-2,
"Now I make known unto you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received and wherein you stand. By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders."

2Thessalonians 2:9-15,
"The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter."

Hebrews 5:8-9,
"And whereas indeed he was the Son of God, he learned obedience by the things which he suffered. And being consummated, he became, to all that obey him, the cause of eternal salvation:"

Romans 15:5-6,
"Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of one mind, one towards another, according to Jesus Christ: Rom 15:6 That with one mind and with one mouth you may glorify God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Are those 39,000 sects of one mind?
Well if they were, there would be only one, not 39,000 with all teaching the same truth and not teaching something different from one another.

John 14:23-24,
"Jesus answered and said to him:
If any one love me, he will keep my word. And my Father will love him and we will come to him and will make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my words. And the word which you have heard is not mine; but the Father's who sent me."

Mark 1:15, And saying:
The time is accomplished and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the gospel:

John 8:45-47,
But if I say the truth, you believe me not. (46) Which of you shall convince me of sin? If I say the truth to you, why do you not believe me: (47) He that is of God heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God

So do you believe that what is taught in Scripture must be believed in order to obtain your salvation?
We will see from the results of a litmus test of one key verse later on.

Acts 8:30-31;
"And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Isaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him."

2Peter 1:20-21;
"First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God."

Scripture is very clear in those verses that it is not to be interpreted on an individual basis. What happens if those verses are ignored or not believed? Every individual runs around acting as his own Pope with his own interpretation, and there we have the main cause of the chaos that we have today with 39,000 sects in the world that call themselves Christian.

So do you believe that what is taught in Scripture must be believed in order to obtain your salvation?

John 3:18,
He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Did you get the message from that verse? He is already judged who does not believe in the Word of GOD.
And who is the Word? If you do not know the answer to that question, then please read John 1:1.

John 10:14-16;
I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice.
So there shall be one flock, and one shepherd

With 39,000 sects in the world today with each teaching something different, is that obedience to
one flock, and one shepherd?
Isn't that a glaring example of so many ignoring a command from Jesus Christ Himself?

John 17:21-23;
I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me."

Do those 39,000 sects obey John 17:21-23?

John 10:25-28,
Jesus answered them: I speak to you, and you believe not: the works that I do in the name of my Father, they give testimony of me. (26) But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. (27) My sheep hear my voice. And I know them: and they follow me(28) And I give them life everlasting: and they shall not perish for ever. And no man shall pluck them out of my hand."

John 14:22-24,
"Judas saith to him, not the Iscariot: Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself to us, and not to the world?" (23) Jesus answered and said to him: "If any one love me, he will keep my word. And my Father will love him and we will come to him and will make our abode with him. (24) He that loveth me not keepeth not my words. And the word which you have heard is not mine; but the Father's who sent me

Acts 5:32-33,
"And we are witnesses of these things: and the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to all that obey him. (33) When they had heard these things, they were cut to the heart: and they thought to put them to death."

Galatians 3:1, "O senseless Galatians, who hath bewitched you that you should not obey the truth: before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been set forth, crucified among you?"

Galatians 3:22, "But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe."
Galatians 5:7, "You did run well. What hath hindered you, that you should not obey the truth?"

2Thessalonians 1:8-9, "In a flame of fire, giving vengeance to them who know not God and who obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. (9) Who shall suffer eternal punishment in destruction, from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his power."

Wow! Talk about fire and brimstone teaching from those two verses.
Is anyone listening? Is anyone in those 39,000 sects paying attention to 2Thessalonians 1:8-9?

2Thessalonians 3:14,
"And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed."

1Peter 2:6-8,
"Wherefore it is said in the scripture: Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious. And he that shall believe in him shall not be confounded. (7) To you therefore that believe, he is honour: but to them that believe not, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner: (8) And a stone of stumbling and a rock of scandal, to them who stumble at the word, neither do believe, whereunto also they are set."

1Peter 4:17,
"For the time is, that judgment should begin at the house of God. And if at first at us, what shall be the end of them that believe not the gospel of God?"

Romans 2:8,
"but for those who are factious and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury".

Factious? What is the meaning of that word?
It means divisive, dissentious, and discordant.
Isn't that what non-Catholic Christians have become?
Aren't those 39,000 sects, that call themselves Christian, guilty of being divisive, dissentious, and discordant?

1Corinthians 1:10,
"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all say the same thing and there be no dissensions among you, but that be perfectly united in mind and in one judgment."

What do those verses tell you? What part of the word 'one' is simply not understood or not heeded by the founders and followers of the 39,000 sects in the world today that call themselves Christian?
So back to the beginning where I pointed out several verses that warn of no salvation for those who do not believe in the teaching of Holy Scripture. Will you still continue to not obey those Scriptural teachings and simply ignore those verses?
If you answer yes, then you are playing Russian roulette with your salvation.

This litmus test for non-Catholics has only one question that I will present to them.
It will show beyond the shadow of a doubt if they obey the commands of Holy Scripture or not...
The question comes from:

Luke 1:48,
"Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed."

"Behold", means to see with attention.
"From Henceforth", means from the moment she said it until the end of time.
"All Generations", I would presume means just that, you, myself, and everyone else.
"Shall", denotes a command and not a suggestion.
"Call Me Blessed".

Holy Scripture could not be any more clear on this one verse, so there is no excuse for a misinterpretation of it or for any reason to ignore it.

The question:

Do you call the Mother of GOD, Blessed?
Have you ever done so in your entire lifetime?
Will you now comply with Bible teaching and do so from now on?
Or will you continue to play roulette with your salvation?
I have presented ample evidence of Bible teaching regarding obeying the commands within it,
and the dire consequences awaiting those who refuse to do so. 
The choice is yours.

Written by Bob Stanley
January 25,  2008
Updated August 8, 2008

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