So You Say You Are a Christian (Gospel Light Minute X #361)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #361 titled, “So You Say You Are a Christian.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.

How long have you been a Christian?

You may say, “I try to keep the Ten Commandments and do the best I can.” Some people say, “I became a Christian when I got baptized.” Others say, “I was born into a Christian family.”

How does someone become a Christian?

If someone could become a Christian by being born into a Christian family, by keeping the Ten Commandments, or by being baptized, we need to ask ourselves a very important question: Why did Jesus have to come to earth and die on the cross? My friend, the Bible has the answer! Continue reading “So You Say You Are a Christian (Gospel Light Minute X #361)”

God Loves You — He Really Does (Gospel Light Minute X #357)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #357 titled, “God Loves You–He Really Does.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.



The Holy Bible says, “God is love.” Please do not resent us for sharing the Gospel with you. We love your soul, and we want to tell you that if you have never been born again, you are on your journey to a place where you will burn forever and ever.

You see, the human race began when God created the first man, Adam. Adam was created sinless, yet he was also created with the ability to choose whether he would accept or reject God’s rule. God commanded Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; for in that day that he ate from the tree, he would die. The Bible says in Genesis 2:16-17, “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

Adam disobeyed God’s commandment and ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and on that day, he died spiritually. The Bible says in Romans 5:12, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” The Bible states here that because Adam sinned, all people are born with the nature of sin. If you have never been born again, you are spiritually dead toward God, just like Adam. If you continue in this condition until death takes you from this world, you will be eternally condemned to the lake of fire. The Bible says in Revelation 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Continue reading “God Loves You — He Really Does (Gospel Light Minute X #357)”

The Story of the Wordless Book (Gospel Light Minute X #356)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #356 titled, “The Story of the Wordless Book.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.



Dr. Baedecker, who for many years lived in England, obtained, through a Russian Princess, permission from the government of Russia, to visit all prisons and penitentiaries in the Russian empire, to give Bibles and Testaments to the prisoners. An interesting incident has been told of a visit in a Siberian penitentiary where an official conducted the Doctor in his visit and said: “We have at present a murderer in our charge”

‘Have I seen him?” the Doctor asked.

“No, he is in solitary confinement,” the official replied.

“Take me to his cell, please,” the Doctor said.

Preceded by wardens, the Doctor stumbled down the stone steps, into a dark basement, and in a gloomy dungeon the object of their search was discovered. Dr. Baedecker offered the man a New Testament, but pitifully he said, “I cannot read, thank you.” Continue reading “The Story of the Wordless Book (Gospel Light Minute X #356)”

You’re Cordially Invited to Heaven R.S.V.P. (Gospel Light Minute X #355)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #355 titled, “You’re Cordially Invited to Heaven R.S.V.P.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.



You are cordially invited to join the family of God and to enjoy all its benefits for now and eternity. R.S.V.P.

Did you know that God has already sent a special invitation to you? He doesn’t require that you dress up to approach Him or turn over a new leaf to impress Him. You can come just as you are. Yet this is the most important invitation you will ever receive.

The Bible gives God’s open invitation in Isaiah 55:6: “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near”. In Matthew 11:28, Jesus Himself invites you, saying: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. Continue reading “You’re Cordially Invited to Heaven R.S.V.P. (Gospel Light Minute X #355)”

Who is the One and Only Jesus? (Gospel Light Minute X #353)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #353 titled, “Who is the One and Only Jesus?” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.



Many men have been given the name “Jesus.” In Bible times, the naming of children was more serious than today. Today, parents name their child after a loved one or friend, or perhaps a name they think is pretty. In Bible times, children were given names which related to certain things, especially those in references to God. The Apostle Paul warned in 2 Corinthians 11:4 about the possibility of another Jesus being preached. We desire to present unto you the Jesus of the Bible. No person except Jesus Christ could fulfill the meaning of the name “Jesus,” because of Who and What He is. Continue reading “Who is the One and Only Jesus? (Gospel Light Minute X #353)”

Don’t Be Surprised (Gospel Light Minute X #350)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #350 titled, “Don’t Be Surprised.” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.



We get surprised when things come upon us unexpectedly. Many things that occur in our lives come without warning. Sometimes things like sickness, bills and family crises just cannot be anticipated. Even our own death can come by surprise. What comes after death, however, is something that does not need to be a surprise for anyone. It is not God’s desire that you be surprised after you die. He tells us in the Bible that every one of us will live somewhere forever. To be prepared for life after death, we must first examine what we believe about this matter in the light of God’s Word. Continue reading “Don’t Be Surprised (Gospel Light Minute X #350)”

How to Have True Victory in Life (Gospel Light Minute X #349)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #349 titled, “How to Have True Victory in Life”. I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.



Athletes have long-been aspiring for victory. Years of training, self-discipline, perseverance, patience, and determination are all in preparation for the goal. Whether competing as a team player or individually, the hope is to reach that defining moment when victory is claimed. Continue reading “How to Have True Victory in Life (Gospel Light Minute X #349)”

How to Know God is Always With You Even When You Are Hurting (Gospel Light Minute X #348)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #348 titled, “How to Know God is Always With You Even When You Are Hurting ” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.



Those of us who have lost a loved one to disease or have loved ones who are fighting an illness, or who dread its possible return, may sometimes feel as though we’re about to be overwhelmed with fear, or that God has abandoned us or doesn’t care about our battles. But God’s love for us is not wishful thinking. It is not a mirage in the desert of life on earth. Continue reading “How to Know God is Always With You Even When You Are Hurting (Gospel Light Minute X #348)”

Do You Know the Way to Heaven? (Gospel Light Minute X #347)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #347 titled, “Do You Know the Way to Heaven?” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.



Imagine you are about to enter a maze. There are four entry ways. The first sign post reads “Going to Church”. The second sign post reads “Saying Prayers”. The third sign reads “Good Deeds”. The last sign reads “Being Baptized”. Any of these paths is supposed to take you to Heaven which is in the center of the maze. You pick the path of “Going to Church.” You take a right, and then a left, and then another right, and come to…a dead end. You turn around, puzzled. Surely this was one of the ways that was supposed to take you to Heaven. You return to the starting point and start down the second path of “Saying Prayers”, only to find another dead end. You race frantically down the last two paths of “Good Deeds” and “Being Baptized”, each ending in a wall! Is the maze broken? No, there’s nothing wrong with the maze. What’s wrong is that lots of people are still trying to get to Heaven in ways that don’t work.

How many ways to Heaven are there? Each religion seems to have its own way (or lots of them) to get there, but they don’t agree with each other and therefore cannot all be true. Some say there is one God, some say there are many gods, and some say there is no God. How can they all be right? They can’t.

Is there a way to Heaven? Yes, there is. Can we know what it is? Yes, we can. Jesus Christ said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me”. This bold statement leaves no room for any other ways to God. Many people try to take these words lightly, by thinking that Jesus was a good religious teacher and nothing more. Yes, it’s true that He was a good teacher—and good teachers tell the truth! That’s why we have to take what He said very seriously.

One day, Jesus was talking with a religious man. Jesus said to him, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”. Religion is not the answer. There is a larger problem that must be dealt with. That problem is sin. Sin is like a wall that separates us from God. People have tried for countless years to climb over the problem of sin by elevating themselves morally, or to go around it by pretending that it doesn’t exist. But it does exist, and the reason we can’t simply climb over it is that—from God’s perspective—sin has made us spiritually dead. Dead people can’t climb!

Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth to provide the way by which you and I could be “born again”—given spiritual life and a personal relationship with God. Because this is nothing that we could ever do for ourselves, salvation is called a “free gift” many times in the Bible. It is a gift that was purchased at great cost to the Lord Jesus, Who laid down His life as a payment for our sin. There, at the cross of Calvary, He “bare our sins in His own body on the tree”. Then, on the third day, He rose victoriously from the grave to die no more. Now this gift of a new life—the only way to Heaven—is offered to you. Will you accept it? Will you acknowledge before God that you are spiritually dead in sin? Will you by faith trust Jesus Christ to be your Saviour? The Bible, God’s Holy Word, says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.

The way to Heaven is not something that we can earn or figure out for ourselves. Rather, it is only through faith in Jesus Christ, and is open to all who cast themselves upon the amazing grace of God.

The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

If you are willing to trust Jesus Christ with all of your heart so you can go to Heaven, please pray with me what is called the sinner’s prayer: Holy Father God, I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I admit that I have sinned against You and that I have broken Your Ten Commandments. I have lied before. I have stolen things before. I have lusted after people and things before. I have dishonored and disobeyed my parents. I have taken Your holy Name in vain. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please have mercy and grace upon my soul and forgive me of all of my sins, my failures, and my faults. As I now believe in Your Holy Son the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for my sins, was buried and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and help me to repent of my sins past. Help me to turn from my old, evil life and follow You in the new life. For it is in Your Name I pray. Amen.

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Thank you for listening to this Gospel presentation. If you have decided to trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour after listening to this podcast, please email us at gls@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. To find out more about what you need to do after trusting Christ as Savior, visit GospelLightSociety.com and read “What to Do After You Enter Through the Door”.

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The Importance of Hearing the Lord Before You Die (Gospel Light Minute X #346)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #346 titled, “The Importance of Hearing the Lord Before You Die .” I’m here to remind you of what the Bible says, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” like you and me.



In the Bible, a commandment came forth from God…”Hear ye Him!” He spoke of His beloved Son, Jesus. If you are not sure what will happen to you after you die, why don’t you listen on and see what Jesus said will happen?

If you reject Jesus, you will be judged one day by His Word. Hear ye Him! Jesus said in John 12:47-48, “And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” Continue reading “The Importance of Hearing the Lord Before You Die (Gospel Light Minute X #346)”