It Sounds Arrogant, But You Really Are “The Master of Your Fate” (Gospel Light Minute X #388)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #388 titled, “It Sounds Arrogant, But You Really Are ‘The Master of Your Fate’.” 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.

These haunting and thought-provoking words were written by the nineteenth century poet William Ernest Henley in a poem entitled “INVICTUS”. Henley was well known at the time in England, but, is best known today for the last line of this poem, which was written from a hospital bed as he suffered with tuberculosis. This line has been quoted in books, movies, and tattooed by many. It was quoted by Winston Churchill, Ashleigh Brilliant, and many people give Nelson Mandela credit for this phrase because he quoted it so often.

The words seem almost arrogant and defiant. However, if you will just think about it for a minute, these words are, oh, so true. You really are master of your own fate and the captain of your own soul. Continue reading “It Sounds Arrogant, But You Really Are “The Master of Your Fate” (Gospel Light Minute X #388)”

Only Bad People Go to Heaven and Many Good People Go to Hell (Gospel Light Minute X #380)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #380 titled, “Only Bad People Go to Heaven and Many Good People Go to Hell” 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.

Do good people go to Heaven?

Yes, they certainly would go to Heaven… if there were any people good enough!

People often say, “If I do the best I can and treat everyone fairly, I’ll go to Heaven.” But have any of us done the best we can or treated everyone fairly?

A religious leader in the Bible once asked Jesus Christ: “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?”

Without hesitation Jesus answered, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Continue reading “Only Bad People Go to Heaven and Many Good People Go to Hell (Gospel Light Minute X #380)”

This is a One-Way Street (Gospel Light Minute X #362)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #362 titled, “This is a One-Way Street .” 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 Word of God, the Bible, tells you that God knows all about you. He knows where you live, He knows your name, He even knows the thoughts and the secrets of your heart. “The Lord looketh on the heart.”

Yes, God knows all about you. He knows the good and bad things in your life. All the bad things are sin. To disobey is to sin. No one has to tell us how to be bad, we just are bad. The Word of God says in Romans 3:23, “…All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. You see, you are a sinner and God says in Romans 6:23, “The wages of sin is death”. This death means to be separated from God and suffer in Hell for ever and ever.

Is there anything you can do to get rid of your sin by yourself? God 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”. There is only one way to be saved, one way to have your sins forgiven. Continue reading “This is a One-Way Street (Gospel Light Minute X #362)”

The Solution to This Thing Called Life (Gospel Light Minute X #326)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #326, titled, “The Solution to This Thing Called 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.



THE SAD SITUATION:

The Bible says that every person is a sinner and separated from God. The Bible says in 1 John 1:8, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…”

Matthew 16:26 says, “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Continue reading “The Solution to This Thing Called Life (Gospel Light Minute X #326)”

GLMX #272: Escaping the ‘Suicide Squad’

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The much-hyped comic book movie, Suicide Squad, is now in theaters. It’s a far cry from typical superhero fare. In fact, there are no real heroes in it at all. Instead it’s a motley assembly of “bad guys” — “the worst of the worst” — who the head of a secret government agency believes “can do some good.”

Enter: a cold-blooded serial assassin; a psychiatrist who herself went crazy; a gangster who can produce fire with his hands; a psychotic Australian who is handy with a boomerang; a cannibal who has the bodily attributes of a crocodile; a man who is an expert with ropes (mostly strangling people with them); a Japanese swordswoman who can trap souls with her blade; and an archaeologist who turned into a witch after contact with an ancient power. That’s not to mention the Clown Prince of Crime — the Joker — who doesn’t need a squad; he produces plenty of mayhem just fine on his own.

The idea that this group of villains, this Suicide Squad, can actually do some good might seem laughable at first, but when you think about it, it’s not all that farfetched. Every year, billions of dollars are spent trying to reform violent criminals in jails around the world. The drug rehab and addiction treatment industry in the U.S. is said to be worth over $35 billion. Social activists have been clamoring for the government to ease restrictions on felons who have served their time so they have a better chance to successfully re-enter society. That’s not to mention the millions of people who struggle against sin, temptation, and vice every day. The reality is, the world is one giant suicide squad. We’re all bad people, and most of us are trying to do good. Continue reading “GLMX #272: Escaping the ‘Suicide Squad’”