His Glorious Appearing

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live with sound mind, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all lawlessness and purify a people for His own possession, zealous unto good works.”  Titus 2:11-14


There has been much debate regarding the Rapture, which could be better termed His Glorious Appearing.  There are even many pastors who sit on the fence, not knowing whether or not His Glorious Appearing is pre-tribulation or post-tribulation.  Yet the Bible is quite clear and common sense should prevail that the Rapture will happen prior to the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7), better known as the Tribulation.


The purpose in this chapter is not to just provide the evidence of the pre-trib Rapture being a sound doctrine, but also to provide needed information for those souls who will read such things, after having been Left Behind.  For those whom God allows to be deluded by the Strong Delusion, what can be done?  There opportunity for Salvation is prior to the Rapture and if they are those whom God is allowing to believe the lie (2 Thes. 2:11), after the Rapture, then their fate is sealed (Rev. 20:15).


Consider the following verses:


“And none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”  Daniel 12:10b


“At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank You, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed them to babes.”  Matthew 11:25


“And He said, To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.”  Luke 8:10


What many churches fail to recognize is that the Lord Jesus comes back twice.  Though once is His Glorious Appearing, where He does not set foot upon the earth, the other is His Second Coming.  The Bible is quite clear as distinguishing two separate events, for those who may see and hear.


“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:”  2nd Timothy 4:1


His Glorious Appearing is the end of the Church age, the Church is Raptured.  His Second Coming is His revealing Himself to Israel, it is all about God’s chosen people.  While the world will be judged, the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7) is about Israel.  Oftentimes the two of these get mixed up and create all sort of false doctrines and movements.  Let me try to clear some of the confusion up regarding these two separate events.


Starting with the end of the Church age and those who are truly Saved, let’s take a look at His Glorious Appearing, better known as the Rapture, as to why the Church or those who are Saved cannot be here during the Tribulation.  Then let’s take a look at some clear distinctions that what people assume to be verses that point to a post-trib are clearly discussing His Second Coming, which is the revelation of Jesus Christ (Lk. 17:30, 1 Pet. 1:13, Rev. 1:1) to the Jewish people, two separate events.


There are some scoffers who say that those who believe in the pre-trib Rapture are not willing to suffer through the Tribulation.  That as Jesus suffered on the Cross, so too must all of the Church suffer.  Well the Church has been suffering for 2,000 years.


“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction; but be of good courage, I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33


…” strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must enter the kingdom of God through many afflictions.”  Acts 14:22


So the clear cut argument that is given in the United States is that Believers do not suffer, perhaps some name calling, etc.  Yet, if one actually stands for what the Bible teaches and does not shy away from living separated from the world, there is affliction.


“Therefore, Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”  2nd Corinthians 6:17


I dare say that a majority of these who retort such things to true Believers, those who wrongly believe in the post-trib Rapture are not Saved themselves.  So why should they have affliction preaching a different Jesus (2 Cor. 11:4) and doctrines of demons (1 Tim. 4:1)?  One should not look at solely the United States of America as an example of harsh affliction that the true Saints throughout the ages have experienced on behalf of Christ.


For the United States was setup as a country for religious freedom, unlike most of the world.  There was a reason that our forefathers came here.  To focus solely on the United States is to be blind to the facts of history regarding the true Church.


The Bible is quite clear that Hades will not prevail against the Church, but we find that the saints during the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7) are prevailed against.


“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this Rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against It.”  Matthew 16:18


“And it was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.”  Revelation 13:7


“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one was able to number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”  Revelation 7:9-10


“Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?  And I said to him, Sir, you know. So he said to me, These are the ones coming out of great affliction, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them.  They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not fall on them, nor any burning heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”  Revelation 7:13-17


“And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them; and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the Word of God, who had not done homage to the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.”  Revelation 20:4


So who would be left to be Raptured at the end of the Tribulation?  For those who are truly Christians, who have repented and by faith believed into Jesus Christ as their Savior (Ro. 8:10-13, Ac. 17:30-31, Eph. 2:8-10), are with the Lord (1 Th. 4:17).  For during the Tribulation the Antichrist is allowed to overcome the post-Church age saints, that is those who receive Salvation during the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7).


Quite obvious is also the fact that when the Second Coming happens, when Jesus Christ sets His feet upon the Mount of Olives (Zec. 14:4), the saints are coming with Him.  How can they be coming back with Him, if they are still here?


“And you shall flee to the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah. And Jehovah my God shall come, and all the saints with You.”  Zechariah 14:5


…”so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.”  1st Thessalonians 3:13


Though there is still discussions and debates about these things, nowadays churches simply aren’t teaching these things.  They either cannot make up their mind, allow different opinions are have moved along unto other things.  The Bible prophesized this as well.


“Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were since the beginning of creation.”  2nd Peter 3:1-4


The Bible is quite clear about there being a Rapture, which should aptly be called His Glorious Appearing, but Rapture is also quite acceptable.


“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.  For this we say to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.  For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shouted command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together at the same time with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.  Therefore encourage one another with these words.”  1st Thessalonians 4:14-18


“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed; in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”  1st Corinthians 15:51-52


“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”  John 14:3


The argument of the Rapture being a silent thing should not be.  For quite clearly the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a -shouted- command and also the trumpet will sound.  For those scoffers, do not necessarily think that you have a foolproof argument that the trumpet is the same as the seventh trumpet in Revelation, for you do not.  One must look at the Holy Scriptures as a whole, not pick and chose which verses fit the theories that one wants to propagate upon the masses.


The Bible is quite clear that the Church, though appointed through the afflictions, persecutions and tribulations of this life, are not appointed to wrath.


…”and to wait for His Son from Heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the coming wrath.”  1st Thessalonians 1:10


“For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we watch or sleep, we should live together with Him.”  1st Thessalonians 5:9-10


“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment. But he who fears has not been made complete in love.”  1st John 4:18


Consider this verse in comparison of this:


“And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!  For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”  Revelation 6:15-17




“Because you have kept the Word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.”  Revelation 3:10


“After these things I looked, and behold, a door having been opened in Heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after these things.”  Revelation 4:1


There are some passages of the Bible that teach clearly about the Rapture, but ALSO about the Second Coming.  This is often a problem with those who hold the post-trib false viewpoint, they fail to recognize these things.


“3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed that no one leads you astray.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ, and will lead many astray.
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
8 All these are the beginning of travail.
9 Then they will deliver you up to affliction and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 And many false prophets will rise up and lead many astray.
12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
13 But he who endures to the end shall be kept safe.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
15 Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand),
16 then let those who are in
Judea flee into the mountains.
17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house.
18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes.
19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath.
21 For then there will be great affliction, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be kept safe
alive; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
23 Then if anyone says to you, Look, here is the Christ; or, There; do not believe it.
24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.
26 Therefore if they say to you, Behold, He is in the desert, do not go out; or, Behold, He is in the inner rooms, do not believe it.
27 For as the lightning comes out of the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.
29 And immediately after the affliction of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the heavens, and then all the tribes of the earth will wail, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near, at the doors.
34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things are fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away.
36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of Heaven, but My Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
39 and did not realize until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
40 Then two will be in the field: one is taken and the other is left.
41 Two will be grinding at the mill: one is taken and the other is left.
42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord comes.
43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief comes, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be dug through.
44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man comes at an hour you do not expect.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made administrator over his household, to give them food in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing.
47 Truly, I say to you that he will appoint him
as administrator over all his possessions.
48 But if that wicked servant says in his heart, My master delays his coming,
49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards,
50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not expecting him and in an hour he does not know,
51 and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”  Matthew 24:3-51


“And He said to the disciples, The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
23 And they will say to you, Look here; or, Look there. Do not go away nor follow.
24 For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under the heavens, shines to the other part under the heavens, so also the Son of Man will be in His day.
25 But first He must suffer many things and be rejected from this generation.
26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:
27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
29 but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 Even in the same way will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
31 In that day, he who will be on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not return back.
32 Remember
Lot‘s wife.
33 Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left.
35 Two will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left.
36 Two will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.
37 And they answered and said to Him, Where, Lord? And He said to them, Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”  Luke 17:22-37


Clearly when two are together and one is taken, the other left, this is teaching about the Rapture.  An interesting thing is that you will see that two are in a bed, as well as two are working.  When the Rapture happens, for some in the world it will be nighttime, for others it will be daytime.


In Matthew 24:42 clearly it states ‘your Lord’ which is talking about Christians, but in Matthew 24:31 it speaks of Christ gathering His elect.  The Church has never been termed the elect, that is clearly Israel.


“For Jacob My servant’s sake, and Israel My elect, I have even proclaimed your name; I have entitled you, though you have not known Me.”  Isaiah 45:4


Israel will not be Raptured, except those individuals who are truly Saved, as they are yet in unbelief and will not believe until the Second Coming.


“In that day Jehovah shall defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And he who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of Jehovah before them.  And it shall be in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.  And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and supplication. And they shall look on Me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they shall be bitter over Him, like the bitterness over the firstborn.”  Zechariah 12:8-10


For those scoffers who declare that there will be a Rapture of the evil ones, you know who you are, then pay attention and take heed!


“And as for you, son of man, thus says the Lord Jehovah, Speak to every sort of bird and to every beast of the field: Assemble yourselves and come; gather together from all sides to My sacrifice which I am sacrificing for you, a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood.  You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, drink the blood of the rulers of the earth, of rams and lambs, of goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan.  You shall eat fat till you are full, and drink blood till you are drunk, at My sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.  You shall be filled at My table with horses and riders, with mighty men and with all the men of war, says the Lord Jehovah.  And I will set My glory among the nations; all the nations shall see My judgments which I have executed, and My hand which I have laid on them.  Thus the house of Israel shall know that I am Jehovah their God from that day forward.  And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they were unfaithful to Me, therefore I hid My face from them. I gave them into the hand of their enemies, and they all fell by the sword.  According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them.  Therefore thus says the Lord Jehovah: Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name; after they have borne their shame, and all their treachery in which they were unfaithful to Me, when they dwelt safely in their own land and no one made them afraid.  When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of the lands of their enemies, and I am sanctified in them in the eyes of many nations, then they shall know that I am Jehovah their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their own land, and left none of them there.  And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Lord Jehovah.”  Ezekiel 39:17-29


“And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of the heavens, Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great.  And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.  And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he led astray those who received the mark of the beast and those who did homage to his image. These two were cast alive into the Lake of Fire burning with brimstone.  And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded out of the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.”  Revelation 19:17-21


Do not confuse the Second Coming of Christ to His Glorious Appearing.  For Jesus appears at the Rapture, but He does not set His feet upon the earth.  His Second Coming is a distinctive event.


“And I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.”  Revelation 19:11


“Behold, the day of Jehovah comes, and your spoils shall be divided in your midst.  For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem. And the city shall be captured, and the houses plundered, and the women ravished. And half the city shall go into captivity and the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.  And Jehovah shall go forth and fight against those nations, like the day He fought in the day of battle.  And His feet shall stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives shall split in two, from the east even to the west, a very great valley. And half of the mountain shall move toward the north, and half of it toward the south.  And you shall flee to the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah. And Jehovah my God shall come, and all the saints with You.  And it will come to pass in that day, that there shall not be light; the great lights will shrink.  And it will be one day which shall be known to Jehovah; not day and not night, but it will happen, that there will be light at evening time.  And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea, and half of them toward the western sea; in summer and in winter it shall be.  And Jehovah shall be King over all the earth. In that day there shall be one Jehovah, and His name one.  All the land shall be changed into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem. And it shall rise and dwell in its place, from Benjamin’s Gate to the place of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananeel to the king’s winepresses.  And they shall live in it. And there shall never again be utter destruction, but Jerusalem shall dwell safely.  And this shall be the plague with which Jehovah will strike all the people who have fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall rot away while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot away in their sockets, and their tongues shall rot away in their mouths.  And it shall happen in that day, that a great confusion from Jehovah shall be among them; and they shall each one lay hold of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor.”  Zechariah 14:1-13


In Matthew 24:30 the “sign of the Son of Man will appear in the heavens, and then all the tribes of the earth will wail”.  Clearly no one knows the day, nor the hour (Matt. 24:36).  There will be signs of Christ’s imminent Second Coming, as there are many prophecies that will be fulfilled.  If true Believers were here during that time we could simply count from the “abomination”, until the Lord returns.


“And from the time the regular sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that causes horror is set up, there shall be one thousand, two hundred and ninety days.”  Daniel 12:11




“And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was on the waters of the river, when he held up his right and his left hand to the heavens and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and a half. And when they have made an end of scattering the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.”  Daniel 12:7




“Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.”  Revelation 12:6





“But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.”  Revelation 12:14





“And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.”  Revelation 13:5


Clearly it would be contrary that no one would know the day nor the hour, verses being able to count the days from the time that the abomination of desolation is setup by the Antichrist.  One could simply count out the days and know for sure when Jesus was coming.


There used to be a time when the Churches in this country believed what the Bible says.  Just as many churches now believe that homosexuality, gay marriage, even transgenderism is acceptable, so too their Rapture doctrine, if they have one, is far from what the Word of God teaches.


The apostasy is in full bloom and things are not going to get any better.  There are no more warning signs, nothing that needs to happen, the Rapture is imminent and could happen at any moment.  When that will be is not known, but until then, we who are Believers need to be watching and ready.


“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”  Luke 21:36


Dear reader, there are a lot of scary things that will happen during the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7).  So what happens if you didn’t know, if you were deceived and because you were not truly Saved, even if you thought you were, you were Left Behind?

Even though God sends a Strong Delusion, that Strong Delusion is for those who made a willful choice to deny God, for those who refused to repent and believe the Gospel.  There are countless people who have made professions of faith, without even really understanding the Gospel.


I suspect that if you are reading such a thing as this and pondering what to do now, that you are not part of those whom God is allowing to believe the lie.  Salvation is simple for those who are Left Behind.  There won’t be much time to learn in depth doctrine, in fact finding a Bible might be nearly impossible (Am. 8:11), especially a good translation.


Call upon the Lord and do not be like the world who refuse to repent (Rev. 9:20-21, 16:11).  Rather put your trust in your Creator, even unto death.  For what will you give in exchange for your soul?  You only have one chance in this life, and this is your one chance!  I beg of you to yield to God and let Him take care of the rest.


“And it shall be, that whoever shall call on the name of Jehovah shall escape. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as Jehovah has said, and among the survivors whom Jehovah shall call.”  Joel 2:32


“But what does it say? The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that is, the Word of Faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For the Scripture says, Everyone believing on Him will not be put to shame.  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich toward all who call upon Him.  For everyone, whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  Romans 10:8-13


“For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death.”  Psalms 48:14


“And when He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.  For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?  For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”  Mark 8:34-38

“And as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, without sin, unto salvation.”  Hebrews 9:27-28


“Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.  Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear Jehovah and depart from evil.  It shall be healing to your navel and refreshment to your bones.”  Proverbs 3:5-8