SAVIOR REQUIRED

Written by: Leith Cunningham 8/22/2012

It is the words that should be stamped on the forehead of every human being ever born to mothers of this world. I require a Savior, you require a Savior, and everyone who has ever lived, or ever will live requires a Savior. The one exception is Jesus Christ, the only one never having sinned, Himself being the Savior of all mankind. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. All of mankind, bar none, is a mixture of good and evil, it is not in man to be naturally upright and pure, instead we are all marred in the potters hand, unable to guide and direct our own steps. O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. ( Jeremiah 10:13 ) We all need help, born in corruption and left to ourselves, there is no limit to the evil that lurks beneath the surface of every single one of us. Even the most pious and righteous of us in outward appearance and actions, have lurking inside that which is corrupt and evil. All may be to somewhat differing degrees, but the thread of corruption runs through out in the physical human race. God made us this way that we should require a Savior. He has created and supplied that Savior (the first born of all creation ( Colossians 1:15 ) in His Son Jesus Christ. To take away the sin of the world.

The next day John saw Jesus coming unto him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29 ) Christ will take away the sin of the whole world, removing it as far away as the east is from the west. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21 ) God has given all people into the care of Jesus Christ, we are all His people and He will save us all from sin and corruption. They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world." (John 4:42) Not just a select few, but the entirety of the world. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, (1 Corinthians 15:3) And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2: 2) All have sinned and in due time according to the purpose and plan of God all will come to Him. All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and he that comes to me I will in no wise cast out. (John 6:37 )

I am now eighty years old and have seen and witnessed first hand a lot of what mankind is capable of within this sin sick world in which we live. Not only have I witnessed it, I have to often been involved in it. Beyond that I have had privy to other testimonial experiences by others. I would like to take the time here and reveal some of what man is capable of in the corrupted state we all find ourselves in. To help us all to see more clearly why it is that we all need a Savior, and to see and understand as well how Jesus Christ is that Savior for all of mankind and in fact for all of creation. Don’t you think for one second that you do not also belong within the corruption that needs a Savior as well. Let me begin here by pointing out to you a thirty five year plus experience attending a church that leaned heavily toward legalism.

The pastor general was hell bent on beating down the whole church in which he had more or less brought into existence, through his preaching and teachings. He was a dictator of the first order, no truth could come into that church accept by himself. He set himself up as God, and instructed all exactly how, why, and when to do everything. And as sheep being led to the slaughter we all complied. He had the outward appearance of being the righteous person he led us to believe he was. After many years of being exposed to his gospel, that was no gospel at all, it became obvious to me that I was not being fed the truth of God.

By this time the pastor general had died and turned the reins over to another who turned out to be just as corrupt as I later determined the original had been. Through much soul searching and contemplation I followed the command of (Revelation 18:4) and as a child of God, I separated myself from them. I came out from among them as commanded to do, in that scripture. I began an in depth study on the church and especially on the original pastor general. It was an eye opening experience that caused me to wonder how I had ever been taken in by the preaching and teaching of this corrupted individual. Of course I was aware at the time that God uses corrupt individuals to serve His purpose, mainly I suppose because we are all corrupt and marred in the potters hand, all of us. But God uses us anyway. I learned the old man had an abundance of skeletons in his closet. He had, had an incestuous relationship with his young teenage daughter for a period of ten years, including full penetration sexual intercourse. Many of the top brass in the church were aware, but had turned their backs and I suspect they were prostituting themselves for a paycheck.

But even worse than that, the old man proved in time to be a false prophet. Setting dates for certain events that never came about, and in all, over one hundred false prophecies. All of them having a negative effect upon the membership. Eventually being exposed it turned the church into a Chaotic mess, with some going here and some going there to splinter groups who were all intent in picking up the pieces and receiving the tithes and offering from the goose who had been laying the golden eggs. Ministers following along after the scattered flock like as buzzards circling in the sky, waiting to pounce down on the prey and continue picking their bones clean. Biding their time as it were as they continued on, waiting for a good retirement. With all of the many splinter groups still in existence out there, they continue on preaching and teaching the same old legalism, custom, ritual and tradition. Still having a spell bound clientele that continues praying and paying. Sending in their first, second and third tithes and special offerings along with building funds and whatever else those at the top require of them. With those at the top gleaning tremendous rewards with liberal perks and large salaries, while the rank and file lowly membership pray and pay as they struggle to support and pay for the lavish and extravagant lifestyles of the mighty ones.The whole split up organization of multiple groups continue to operate as a church that supposedly teaches the truth of God, but in reality are far from it. Teaching instead a counterfeit gospel, one that falls way short of the truth of God. In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines, the commandments of men.

Such is the corruption of the physical creation of man. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (2nd Timothy 3:5) Several decades ago I read an article in the “Readers Digest” titled, “Where the young ones are”. It was aimed at and sent out to the pedophile community. For them to know where to find young children to sexually molest. At the time the subscription list numbered fifty thousand. I would imagine by now it has multiplied by a hundred fold or more considering the depravity within our society that continues to escalate further into the clutches of evil and sin with each passing day, month and year.

Within the Catholic church for the past number of years, many a priest has been exposed for sexually molesting and misusing their positions of leadership, by years of misusing and taking advantage of the children of the membership in all sorts of disgusting, dirty and ungodly, filthy practices. We can almost assuredly know that there are many more waiting in the wings to continue on with these horrible practices, and there being many more not having been exposed yet at this time, that will exercise the same things to those under their power of authority. The Catholic Church is not alone in the misuse of its power and authority. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: (Romans 3:10) Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins. (Ecclesiastes 7:20) I have to tell you here, one of the most revealing and happy times in my life was at that moment I learned this truth. I have known all of my life how bad I am, I actually worked at being bad and was quite successful at it. I developed a drinking problem and was involved in doing that which produced instant gratification, not being all that concerned for the other guy. I joined the U.S. Army as soon as I turned seventeen. Went through basic training being taught and programmed to destroy and kill the enemies of my country if and when necessary. A year later at eighteen, I was in Korea doing just that. As a rifleman and a machine gunner, it was my job to hunt down, destroy and kill the North Korean and Communist Chinese soldiers that were just as intent on doing that same thing to us. So I have bloody hands, and at the time it didn’t bother me to put an enemy out of his misery. I do vividly recall as an example, on this one day, of having three Chinese soldiers in my gun sights and pulling the trigger on them. Remembering how disgusted and agitated I was because they had not fallen dead on the ground. Either being out of range or I wasn’t a good enough shot.

Yes! I know well how bad I have been and how much in need I am of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I have never doubted that for one minute. I learned to dislike and hate the Korean people; you never knew who was friend or foe. I severely hurt and misused my share of the Korean people under my authority and care, for which I have to continue repenting for to this day. Then when I learned that none are righteous, that all have sinned, it was a joy to learn that I no longer felt alone. None of the self righteous, pious, holier than thou crowd could any longer cause me to feel beneath them, they too were unrighteous just as I am or ever had been. They all are in just as much need of the sacrifice of Christ as everybody else is. They may not be guilty of things I am, but then again who knows? Maybe I am not guilty of some of the specific things they are either. So, in a nut shell, we all should recognize that our collective future is all dependant upon the willingness of Jesus Christ to die in our stead to pay the required price for our salvation, all of mankind, which has already been done. The problem is however, that most will not believe that truth which Christ reveals in His Word. I will reveal one more recent case of unbelievable misuse and sin, of a father against his own little daughter. A few months ago it was being exposed on the Dr Phil show. The little girl had now become an adult as she appeared on his show. There was pictures of her as a little three year old girl when her father first began to sexually molest her. She was a beautiful little dark eyed girl. Her father had a drug addiction and not only sexually molested her himself, he traded her for money to be sexually taken advantage of by his addicted friends too. She told that her father would not for the most part allow her to wear clothing.

A game her father would play for dope money, was to strap her spread eagle and naked on a lazy Susan type table top, with all of his cronies sitting around the table, they would spin the lazy Susan and by which ever person it stopped at, for two hundred dollars an hour that person could have his way with her in any sexually fashion he desired, or one hundred and fifty dollars for a half hour. For the right price he had sent her away on extended stays at the homes of some of these creeps. Our prisons are full of such people and even much worse.

For such reasons as this we balk at the prospect that God will save all of mankind, that millions of individuals just like this and worse, that have been guilty of unimaginable sins so horrible to even mention, will end up in eternity with all the rest of us fine people. ( so we reason ) That however is looking at it through physical eyes of reasoning, not the reasoning of the much higher immortal, spirit power of Jesus Christ, who has been given all power and authority in heaven and earth. The One given the ability and understanding and knowing how to get the job done. He developed the plan of redemption and reconciliation of all creation before the world began, before mankind even existed. He knew it would require a Savior, and He knew He would be that Savior. He knew well the corruptness He had created within the human family and He knew exactly how to bring them all out of it.

No one is exempt from the fiery trials of God that He uses to test His servants. The purpose and plan of God in our lives is to refine us down into usable servants in His kingdom. Removing all wood, hay and stubble that would prevent and keep us from serving that purpose. For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. ( Psalm 6610 - 12 ) Our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:29) All! Bar none, will have their allotted time in the symbolic lake of fire, to burn up and destroy all unrighteousness from their being. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. (1 Corinthians 3:15) It is the symbolic fire of God that saves, not destroys. Do not let ministers of the Babylon of confusion fool or deceive you one minute longer.

It does however make our skin crawl to think these type people will ever be saved, doesn’t it? We imagine ourselves being separated and far away from the likes of those who do these wretched things. We would like to see them all live on in pain and agony for all eternity. But there is something wrong with this way of thinking, if we are to believe the Word of God. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) If the wages of sin is death, then it is death that we all will receive, not living forever in the raging flames of hell. If we believe this written word of God, then we have to believe that the gift of God is eternal, spirit, immortal life, having life as God and Christ have life. Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth! (1 Timothy 2:4 ) Is there any example of such wretched ungodly people as these we have been discussing in the bible that can still be expected to be saved? The answer is yes there is, and it is there on purpose to show as an example that God can and will save the worst and most sinful who have ever lived. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (1Timothy 1:15) All we need to do is examine the life of Saul of Tarsus who became the Apostle Paul.

Christ met Saul on the road to Damascus and in a heartbeat turned the worst of the worst that will ever live into His own Apostle. We can read about it in Acts. For, I will show him what great things he must suffer for my name's sake. (Acts 9:16) And as promised the Apostle Paul suffered much for the name sake of Christ. He was in effect thrown into the symbolic lake of fire. Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. (2nd Corinthians 11:23)

Read the whole account of the trials and tribulations of the Apostle Paul, this will help us to see, to understand and to realize that no one gets away with anything. All will in due time have to account for their decisions and actions in this life, no one, not one is exempt. The Apostle Paul was by his own admission the worst of the worst. "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life." (1Timothy 1:15-16) He was a murderer bent on destroying the church that Jesus Christ was building. He theoretically could have done it but for the intervention of Christ. It was a small and fledgling church in its very beginning stages.

Here in his article “Total Forgiveness” is a little of what Tony Capoccia has to say: The specific reason for this written account being in the Word of God is all being explained out here in ( 2 Corinthians 11:23-27 ) It tells us that during his ministry Paul was imprisoned, flogged, beaten with rods, stoned and shipwrecked. Many times he labored without food, sleep or adequate clothing. Why did he suffer to such extreme? For the sake of the gospel! Paul, writing from prison, says to Timothy: “And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. That is why I am suffering as I am.” (2 Timothy 1:11-12)

When one thinks of the great men of God in the Bible, those who have been used mightily by the Lord, the names Moses, King David, and the Apostle Paul come to mind. These three men all have something in common, which is, that they each committed severe sins in their lives. Moses, as a believer, committed the sin of murder, when he killed, in anger, an Egyptian. Yet Moses ended up being used by God to become the spiritual leader of the nation Israel, God's chosen people, to lead them out of Egypt into the Promised Land and to teach them the revelations from God’s that he received while in the presence of God. How can such a sinful believer still be used mightily by God?

King David, one who was not only a believer, but also the king over Israel, (and thus responsible for the Spiritual Leadership and vitality of that nation), committed not only the sin of adultery with Bathsheba but was also guilty of the murder of her husband-how does such a man continue to rule as King and even to be used by God to write many of the Psalms found in the Old Testament?  (I will add here also that King David was known as, and called a bloody man)

And lastly, the Apostle Paul, who as an unbeliever, was responsible for the deaths and persecutions of many, many Christians-truly a mass murderer, and yet ends up becoming not only a Christian himself, but an Apostle of Christ picked by God to pen most of the New Testament. How does this happen? Yes, how do such men, with such severe sins against God and His Word, end up being used in the ministry of the Gospel? The answer comes through the Grace of God and the Total Forgiveness granted through the Cross of Jesus Christ. The text that teaches this is found in 1st Timothy, Chapter 1, verses 15 and 16. This portion of Scripture addresses the subject of forgiveness with the conversion story of the Apostle Paul. This Scripture has a special place in my heart because I can identify with the Apostle Paul when he calls himself the worst of sinners: "Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life." ( end quote )

I might add here that God even called King David a man after His own heart. The facts are that gifted, talented and strong people all have something in common, along with those strengths; they often have big weaknesses as well. God is God and He will use whomever He knows is able to do the job, in His time and at His direction. None of these men appeared on the scene by accident. God knew them all before they were even conceived; He knew them in their mother’s womb, just as He has all the rest of us all as well. Make no mistake about it; He groomed them specifically, each for their destiny. He has brought us all too where we are in this moment of time. To be used by Him at His appointed time, in the way that He has determined before we were ever born, or before the world began. So it is my friends, my brothers and sisters in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Every Word of God is to be believed and lived by. Christ claims to be the Savior of the world, the Savior of all mankind and in fact the Savior of all creation. It is high time we stopped digging our heels in and denying the Word and truth of God.

I hope that I am not making sin sound as if it has no serious consequences, that there is not going to be a cost having to be paid caused by sin. Even though Christ paid the absolute and total cost for all sin for all time. The consequence of sin must be endured as well by the one guilty of it. Let me give you an example in my own case of some sufferings in going through the symbolic lake of fire that our God is, ( Hebrews 12:29 ) that has helped me or driven me in some way to modify and change my sinning ways. I have been in combat in the extreme forty and fifty degrees below zero weather, ether attacking or being driven back, no decent clothing for protection against the weather, half starved all the time, weighing about one hundred pounds when evacuated off the front lines, drinking the only water available at times out of the rice paddy's fertilized with human manure, walking through and smelling the charred remains of enemy bodies after a napalm ( jelly gas ) attack, it all has its effect on ones mind. I have handled the dead bodies of multiple thousands of comrades killed in action in Korea. Wrapped in shelter halves and having blood and body fluids oozing from them, as we shipped them back to their families. I last seen my best friend all shot to pieces and being attended by a medic, never knowing whether or not he made it home alive. I have watched comrades by my side shot and dropped stone cold dead in an instant. Others blown all to pieces, hardly enough left of a body to wrap in a shelter half. I have looked in the eyes of comrades with the thousand yard stare on their face, as if the mind had already gone. Another sitting strapped in a straight jacket as an animal, no longer able to control himself. One sitting beside me on my flight back home with his jaw shot off, as well as way to many other equally horrific sights and sounds to horrible to bring to mind.

Later in my civilian life sitting by the bedside of my closest brother, after having received a botched brain tumor operation, after receiving 32 units of blood, holding his hand as he gurgled and choked out his last breath of life. Then having to go to Atlanta, Georgia and tell his three little kids that their daddy would not be coming home again. The pain, sorrow and gut wrenching trauma that bothers me yet today after well over fifty years. Then some years later standing with my granddaughter by my six year old grandson as he lay on a gurney in a hospital emergency room after being hit by a truck. After having pronounced him deceased, holding the hand of my teenage granddaughter as she sobbed out her last good-bys to him. And again a few years later being there to see our son in law pronounced dead of a massive heart attack in front of his three half grown little girls and our daughter who had a hard time keeping everything together, and still thirteen years later does yet. We just a couple months ago put up a grave marker in our cemetery for him. Many more such incidences, the last one I will relate is the night our nearly twenty one year old granddaughter hung herself on a big pine tree in our yard. Having to cut her down and then watch as her mother lay uncontrollably sobbing and cuddling her cold dead body on the ground. My wife, her grandmother, out of her mind with grief. Nearly at the end of her ability to control her emotional pain and suffering at the sight of her dead granddaughter. All of this and much more, sending us through the lake of symbolic fire to mold and shape the clay that we all are in the hands of the potter Jesus Christ. We have all been marred in the potters hand, He will mold and remold us as suits His purpose until a finished product imerges that brings satisfaction to the potter. But in that process we never leave the potters hand.

Everyone will have their part in the lake of fire. It will however be symbolic not literal. It will have a time limit on it and also be fair and just in accordance with the amount and level of sin within the individuals life. For some it may be greater and longer, while for others it may be of a shorter duration and less severe. We can all thank God that He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, to whom He has given all power in heaven and earth, ( Matthew 28:18 ) to oversee and make certain all things work together for the good, to them that love Him and have been called according to His purpose. ( Romans 8:28 ) Then on to ( Romans 8:29 ) For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. It is a process, we are all being made in the image and likeness of Jesus Christ. Believe it, it is the Word of God.

My long time friend and brother in the Lord, James Oliver Near, and myself, some years ago unbeknownst to each other came out of this worlds religious system of Christianity, known as the Babylon of confusion, as God had commanded us all to do, in ( Revelation 18:4 ). Since that time through thousands of hours of bible study and research, God had been revealing His truth to us individually. There became a point in time when we reconnected and found we were both involved in doing the same thing. In the course of time we both began to feel the urging of Jesus Christ to be more active in spreading His words of truth more diligently. Jim has written booklets and I have written eighteen booklets and give them away to all, as I can afford to do it. I have one on this website titled, "The Road Back Home". It always seemed as if we could do more than just reach a few people around our home area. God has shown us how to do that and has led us into an awesome undertaking that almost boggles my mind. As of a few weeks ago Jim and I have reached a new level of service to God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Again, following His commandment to all of us in (Mark 16:15). He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. With our new website up and running now, in the blink of an eye, around the world in an instant, our message, which is the message of the good news of Jesus Christ. It goes out to every nook and cranny on this earth, wherever there are working computers. We are now preaching and teaching the truth of God around this globe that we live on. How awesome is that? Proving once and for all time that if God can and does use a couple of not to overly bright, not to well educated jackpine savages such as we are, and as the scripture tells us, He talked through the mouth of an ass, we can all rest assured that the plan of God is, was and always has been to use us all and to bring us all up to His own standard of righteousness to belong forever in His kingdom, to have life as Himself and His Christ have, immortal, spirit and never ending. Amen!

Our website,www.thetruthstandsout.com  is out there for all to glean from in understanding and truth. We teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Gospel means “Good News”, You will never have any better news come into your ears than that Jesus Christ is the Savior of all mankind. Not one to be lost, destroyed or to be burned alive in the hell hoax contrived by the Babylon of confusion to keep the dumb sheep in line, praying and paying as they systematically squeeze the last penny out of the pockets of even old widows, while the orphans go hungry and without, as they continue building their mega churches. On our website everything we have is free, freely we have received, freely we shall give. As explained on our site, we are ambassadors for Jesus Christ, we beg, we plead, we beseech you to be reconciled to Christ, who has reconciled the world, the universe and everything in it back to God the Father. We hope and pray we may have shed some light on the Word of God that strikes a note in your mind or heart, that you may reconsider what you are being taught and expected to believe that is coming straight from the table of demons. About those three Chinese soldiers, I am no longer disgusted, agitated and aggravated at myself for missing them. After slowly acquiring a portion of the mind of Christ, It brings great joy and a warm fuzzy feeling into my heart supposing that somewhere in China, there are three old Chinese soldiers of the past that instead of dying on the battlefields of Korea have enjoyed their families, their wives, their kids and grand kids and now great grand kids. And someday may be sitting in front of their computer reading the content of our website. What an awesome, magnificent and powerful God it is that we worship and serve. I am sorry if such straight talk offends you. If it does I suggest you go to your KJV and look at (Psalms 119:165) Great peace have they who love your law: and nothing shall offend them. May the God of all heaven and earth bless you with an open mind.

 

Leith Lyman Cunningham / James Oliver Near

 

 

WE WILL DO GREATER WORKS THAN CHRIST

And he said unto them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. ( Mark 16:15 ) Here we can see a direct command from Christ to His disciples. It is as valid and true today as that moment long ago as He uttered those words. Therefore, as servants of Christ in every generation since that time, it becomes our obligation, to the best of our God given ability, to follow and live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. We first need to understand exactly what it means to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all people. To go into all the world to teach or to preach becomes self evident. We simply must go into all the world to preach and to teach, if we are to follow the commandment of Jesus Christ. This is the easy part to understand, now we need to know and understand what the gospel is in order to teach and preach it to others. It is not to difficult to learn what the word gospel means, it means “good news”. So here we are gaining understanding about what it is that we should be preaching and teaching around the world, to every person. We are to be preaching the good news. Now all we have to find out is what is the good news that we need to be preaching about?

Here it becomes a little more difficult, because the whole entire Word of God is filled with the good news, that all concerns Jesus Christ. A good place to start might be to go to the Word of God that tells of Christ being born here on earth as a human baby. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. ( Luke 2:10 ) Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. ( Luke 2:11 ) Now we should not go to fast through here, we need to slow down and let these words sink deep into our mind, heart and being, because organized religion, also known as the Babylon of confusion has made it into a chaotic mess. Teaching for doctrines the commandments of men, as they point to these words trying to substantiate and prove their false doctrine of the Santa Clause and Christmas story to their deceived converts around the world. Lets go back and notice what it says and what it is really talking about. I bring you good tidings of great joy. The birth of Christ was perhaps the greatest news cast ever to be reported to mankind. Especially so if we stop and consider all of the ramifications it implies for all of creation, for all time. It was to bring good tidings of great joy. And here is the key to whom it was being delivered to and for. Which shall be to all people. Am I going to fast for anyone, did you get that? If you didn’t you should stay here awhile and contemplate exactly what is being said.

Good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. When the inspired Word of God tells us it is good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people, that is exactly and precisely what the words mean, good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Not just to a select few while all the rest are either annihilated and done away with altogether, or spend all eternity roasting alive in torment and torture for trillions upon trillions of years without any hope or relief. Religions Christian teaching hoax of a hell to control their flocks. Wake up my friends, my brothers and sisters in Christ. Come out of the Babylon of confusion as commanded by God in Revelation 18:4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. Then on over again in Jeremiah. "Come out of her, my people! Run for your lives! Run from the fierce anger of the LORD. ( Jeremiah 51:45 ) We are to come out of this worlds religious systems that all preach and teach contrary to the Word of God. Now lets get back to Luke 2:11, it will tell us the good tidings of great joy that verse 10 talked about. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. Did you get that one, a Savior has been born to us, he is Christ the Lord. It doesn’t talk about or say anything about a somewhat Savior, a partial Savior, a counterfeit Savior, a Savior unable to save all, In Jesus Christ we have a Savior that God the Father brought into existence and sent here to earth to be the Savior of all mankind, and indeed all of creation. He has been given that commission and is not allowed to save even one less than all.

What God the Father decided to do at a certain point, was to reproduce Himself. He brought forth His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All [other] things have been created through him and for him. Also, he is before all [other] things and by means of him all [other] things were made to exists." ( Colossians 1:15-17 ) It becomes clear here that Christ was the firstborn and through him came all the rest of creation in existence. God the Father first reproduced Himself by way of his only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Here in ( Genesis 1:26 ) They talk about how to make mankind. And God said, Let us make man in our image after our likeness… Gen 1:27 So ( Jesus Christ, now as his God and Father is, so is He, having all power in heaven and earth ) God Jesus Christ ) created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him Then by all power and authority being given to His Son. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. ( Matthew 28:18 ) Then on to verses 19 and 20. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Here again notice we have been given our marching orders, to go into all the world and to teach them all that God has commanded us to do. We cannot however be expected to preach and teach that which has not been given to us to understand. That is the absolute and total responsibility of our brother Jesus Christ. If He does not reveal it to us, we will be in darkness, unable to understand it. Unless the Father draws us to him, we cannot come to him. No man can come to me, except the Father who has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. ( John 6:44 ) There are other reasons that we cannot and do not know or understand the awesome truths of God. Often it is because our minds and hearts have not been properly prepared to receive it. I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. ( John 16:12 ) Christ will not put more upon us than we are able to bear at any given time. And again as the apostle Paul tells us. And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? ( 1 Corinthians 3: 1- 3 ) We first have to graduate unto strong meat from milk of the word. We have to be able to go beyond the physical, fleshly, carnal, worldly ability to understand. Spiritual things must be understood through and by the spirit.

The gospel message or good news is far reaching and is complex to the physical mind and understanding. When Christ came preaching and teaching the good news of the kingdom of God, as we read about here in Matthew. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. ( Matthew 4:23 ) It was not a message meant to be isolated to just healing sickness and disease among the people, any more than it was in just preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. The good news of the kingdom of God to come and be established right here on earth is indeed good news, but it doesn’t end there. The real good news that should make everyone perk up their ears after being taught all of their lifetime a false gospel that most all of mankind will be done away with or will suffer forever alive in a place called hell. Then to learn the truth of the matter, that not only will none be done away with, no one, not even one will go to a hell to suffer unbearable pain, torture and torment through out all eternity. That my friends, my brothers and sisters in the Lord, is the absolute best news that will ever enter your ears. Jesus Christ is the Savior of all creation, that is the express purpose he was sent to earth to accomplish. He cannot and will not fail to bring the purpose and plan of God to a successful conclusion. The purpose and plan of God will prevail as He brings all of His good pleasure to fruition.

And he said unto them, ( and consequently to all of us as well ) Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. ( Mark 16:15 ) Christ has instructed us in the way that we should go, and as He gives us the ability and means to do it, we should be as He was in relationship to his Father as he explained it to his folks. When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you." ( Luke 2:48 ) At the tender age of twelve Christ knew what his Father God expected of him. And he said unto them, How is it that you sought me? knew you not that I must be about my Father's business? ( Luke 2:49 ) With this example of Christ to follow, we also must be about his Fathers business. It isn’t as if he has not prepared us. For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food. ( Hebrews 5:12 ) He goes on to tell us that we will be given the ability and wherewithal to do greater things than himself. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. ( John 14:12 )

We might venture to ask the question, how is it possible to do greater works than Jesus Christ? Consider the fact that Christ was holding audiences spellbound with his spiritual understanding at age twelve and probably before that. He had the Holy Spirit within at full force, without limitations. He was the Son of God, He never sinned even once, He had seen how the Father operated and did all things, He could do only as he seen the Father do. Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for whatsoever things he does, these also does the Son likewise. ( John 5:19 ) Yet if Christ tells us we will be able to do greater works than he did, then we shall be able to do that. This paper is intended to be short and doesn’t attempt to cover all aspects of the good news. In fact I only intended to cover this issue we come to in this paragraph. That of doing a greater work than Christ. I would like to wrap it up by explaining how Christ and the Holy Spirit working with and in me, leading me into all truth, is making it possible for me to do greater works than Christ himself, while he was a physical person on this earth. However not me personally, but Christ in me.

The motivating force behind our service to God is our loyalty and love for Jesus. If our appreciation for Him is lacking, then so will be our service in the kingdom of God. Jesus pointed out that the result of our loving Him is the keeping of His commandments (John 14:15, 21; cf. 1 John 5:2,3). But at this time I would like for us to notice a slightly different angle than just the fact of the necessity of keeping the Lord's commandments. We want to consider the depth of our commitment and love for Him. The level of commitment is described very well in the words of Paul in the letter to the Galatians, so we will take his words as our text. "For through the Law I died to the Law, that I might live unto God. I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and delivered Himself up for me." (Galatians 2:19-20). I take it personally, I know that Christ suffered and died, then was resurrected and lives on, that I and all of mankind will eventually be just like he and our Father God is. That is what he tells us, and I believe him. I am but one person, with a limited education, with limited means, living in a rural area of our country, being eighty years old with a diminishing energy level, diminishing eye sight and hearing, restricted ability to move about freely, do not feel comfortable being far from my home or away from my health care providers. But listen carefully to what I have to say now.

After all of these things are said and have been considered, in a few moments I will have completed this letter and the admonition of Jesus Christ. To go into all the world and preach the gospel unto everyone! This particular part of his gospel message, that is. To take it to all nations around this world will then become the next step in that process. All of those during the time of Jesus Christ on this earth, including Christ himself, were restricted in the number of people that could be reached at one time, as well as the area that could be covered. Things moved at a much slower pace in those days. Traveling by ship as the apostle Paul, or by foot or by animal caravan. The Word spread at a different pace at that time. I will finish here in another few minutes, and even at my turtle speed in negotiating the internet and publishing it to our website will take very little time. At the very moment that happens, this message will go out in an instant to all nations on earth that have computers to receive from cyber space. How awesome is that? Think about it, this message along with all the rest of the truth of God on our website will lie dormant in multiple millions and probably billions of homes, offices, government establishments, schools, colleges, churches, businesses, hotels, motels, libraries, there being no end to where it can be found, looked at and seriously considered.

At this point I have accepted the admonition of Christ. To go into all the world and preach the gospel unto everyone! The Holy Spirit has promised to lead us into all truth. But the anointing which you have received of him stays in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him ( 1 John 2:27 ) But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. ( John 16:13 ) I am doing the job required of me. The truth of God is there in all of the world, waiting for the person that God would have learn his actual truth, to come and sit down by a computer and be led by the Holy Spirit to our website, to guide others into all truth as promised. In this way my friends, my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, I am actually doing a greater work than was possible for Christ to do within what was available in his time as a physical person here on earth. I do not fear that I am offending God or Christ in any way with these words, I am only being a witness to that which they have already revealed to me as the truth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. ( John 14:12 )

 

In closing on this subject, another thought comes into my mind. I am eighty years old as I earlier revealed in this letter. How long will God yet use me to preach and teach the good news of the kingdom of God and all that goes along with it? It occurs to me that I have received a bonus of sorts. My good friend and brother in the Lord, James Oliver Near, is my partner here on www.thetruthstandsout.com Besides that he is a comparatively young man in his fifties and the web master that looks after the site and keeps it in order. What this means to me is of great value. Suppose my life is ended unexpectedly and is cut short before my time and life expectancy. It would not stop my teaching and preaching the truth and Word of God going around the world. Just as I continue to learn from many different websites, some whose teachers and preachers have expired and their spirit having returned back to God, to be absorbed back into God from whence it came. Likewise, my efforts and labor of love of God and of the truth will continue on as long as there is someone there to maintain our website. I’ll sleep good tonight thinking, reflecting and meditating on these things.

 

Leith Lyman Cunningham 10/6/2012