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Connecting God And You

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The hardest thing about making a connection with God lies in the fact that this world mocks and scorns anyone who mentions any belief or evidence of a creator. We are pressured from birth not to even consider,anything relating to God or creation. A quick search on Google reveals the real failings of our 'enlightened' and 'modern' culture. There is not the slightest concern about death or its effects on our soul... the top ten problems facing humanity don't even consider death or the state of the dead. It is a conspiracy of silence and if you dare ask the wrong questions you face the scorn of society. Yet, only the right question can get the right answer.

It is Finished

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The death of Jesus Christ was much more than the removal of a 'religious competitor' for the Jews and far more beneficial for humanity than any other single event in history. Christ's sacrifice completed the Old Testament and introduced a foolproof plan for those seeking eternal life. JOH 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. It is over!!

Mankind Cannot Save Themselves

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Even the best minds in the world have come to the conclusion that life as we know it, will end unless drastic changes are made. What is missing that allows humanity to go from surviving and developing for thousands of years: to finding themselves on the brink of annihilation at their technological peak? God is not mentioned once by the most recognised minds on the earth. The difference today is that we no have the technology and numbers of people to overwhelm the earth and destroy it, thus real fears of total destruction are rising. Interestingly, the scriptures identified these problems thousands of years ago and have continually offered the only workable answer; right up to our current age.

The Gospel of Salvation

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

God has fully equipped us to abundantly promote his word to the people of this world. What God has given us bypasses natural ability, fear and doubt. It also has the power to cut through the ignorance and hardness of unbelievers (both the speaker and the hearer). All it requires is the willingness to put God first and to step out in faith and do what God wants us to do.

God Has Already Made the Rules

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The human race has notably and frequently gone outside the boundaries that God has defined as safe and life producing. God doesn't need us to form a church based on our beliefs; rather he chooses us through our humble obedience and builds his own church regardless of our opinions. God's plan is more powerful than our perceptions, not limited to our mindset and far greater than our religious comprehension. He makes the rules, he builds the church, he provides the signs, miracles and wonders they are not our call to make, but his. We can say whatever we like, but God's actions speak louder than ours. 1JOH 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: God's evidence overrules our beliefs... no matter what. Blind faith doesn't work with God... true faith comes with signs following...God has ordained it to be so and wants us to conform accordingly.

The Assurance of Scriptural Salvation

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

When God saves people, he does it in such a way that leaves no room for doubt… scripturally or emotionally. Doubts and fears (even false doctrine), can only rise when people move away from full scriptural evidence and start relying upon partial or incomplete references. Faith on its own is not enough, because faith is one sided. Unless God responds in a scriptural manner, then faith is vain… faith is a ripcord, it is not a parachute...the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit is where salvation dwells. Jesus said that signs and wonders would follow true believers... this allows true bible faith to be established.

Revealing the Hidden Truth

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Getting understanding about true Christian salvation, is far from being an easy task and it can only come from clear scriptural awareness. Many rely upon isolated scriptures or traditional family/religious beliefs... but this is not a safe way to go, if you want a provable guarantee of eternal life. As always, the best way to learn anything is by studying the detailed scriptures on the desired subject. This we will do and see what the experts of the day had to say about this important topic. The Spirit will always reveal and confirm the truth.

Keys to Real Treasure

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The biggest challenge for today's church is that it confuses the keys with the treasure, because they are devoid of clear understanding. Many are claiming salvation because they know some of the keys, which they mistakenly believe is the treasure. It is the job of the real church to reveal the difference between the two. Let's separate the keys from the treasure (salvation).

The Holy Spirit

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Well meaning Christians have turned this topic of the Holy Spirit into a fruit salad of concepts, dogmas, opinions, ideology and theology; with many of their conclusions limiting the Word of God and hindering the knowledge of bible salvation. If we want expert opinion on matters of doctrine, we need to turn to the experts.... those who God inspired to write the bible. We read in Revelation 22:18-19 of the unchanging "Word", which can neither be added to, nor taken from. These words were spoken by Jesus himself who is identified in Heb 13:8, "to be the same yesterday, today and forever". Today we will investigate the Holy Spirit and its life saving capacities from the scriptures.

The Abuse of God's Salvation Message

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

There have been many extreme practices promoted by Spirit filled people over many decades. The 'Toronto styled' blessings (laughing, crying, falling over, etc), the prosperity doctrine, extremes of faith healing, casting devils out of spirit filled people, etc. Have all come about for one reason... they confuse salvation with an emotive confession, that uses the name of Jesus Christ. Salvation has nothing to do with what we verbally claim, rather it depends upon God confirming our repentance through the anointing of the Holy Spirit. This takes it entirely out of our hands and places it in the hands of God.

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