Heaven or Hell: Your Move (Gospel Light Minute X #376)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #376 titled, “Heaven or Hell: Your Move.” 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.

Are you going to Heaven or to Hell? The Bible teaches that many seemingly good people are going to Hell, because the Bible says in Romans 3:23, “…all have sinned…” Ecclesiastes 7:20 says, “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Sin has a price. The Bible states in Ezekiel 18:4, “…the soul that sinneth, it shall die…” Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death…”

You might be wondering what happens to people who die in their sins. The Bible teaches in Hebrews 9:27 that, “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Revelation 20:15 says, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Is there any hope? Yes! God sent His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, into the world to pay the penalty for your sins. The Bible states 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.” Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Continue reading “Heaven or Hell: Your Move (Gospel Light Minute X #376)”

How Can You Know for Sure You’re Going to Heaven? (Gospel Light Minute X #373)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #373 titled, “How Can You Know for Sure You’re Going 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.

A recent poll indicated that for every American who believes he or she is going to hell, there are 120 who believe they’re going to Heaven. 

This optimism stands in stark contrast to Jesus Christ’s words written in the Bible in Matthew 7:13–14: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

The truth is that according to the Bible we don’t automatically go to Heaven. In fact, Hell—not Heaven—is our default destination. Unless our sin problem is solved once and for all, we can’t enter Heaven. That’s the bad news. 

But once that’s straight in our minds we’re ready to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. Jesus took upon Himself, on the cross, the Hell we deserve so that we could experience for eternity the Heaven we don’t deserve!  Continue reading “How Can You Know for Sure You’re Going to Heaven? (Gospel Light Minute X #373)”

Whether You Believe It Or Not, There Is A Burning Hell (Gospel Light Minute X #371)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #371 titled, “Whether You Believe It Or Not, There Is A Burning 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.

God has prepared a place of eternal punishment for all those who reject Him. It is called hell, and it is a place of everlasting fire. The Bible, God’s Holy Word states in Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” John 3:36 says, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

Hell was originally prepared for the devil and his angels. The Bible says in Matthew 25:41, “…Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” However, if you reject God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and the payment He has made for you, you will spend eternity in hell!

Should you reject God and go to hell, you will never again be bothered by a Christian giving you a Gospel tract. Nor will you have to worry about anyone knocking on your door and inviting you to church again. However, you will remember every sermon you ever heard, every Gospel tract that you rejected, and every kind word from a Christian friend pleading with you to be saved. Continue reading “Whether You Believe It Or Not, There Is A Burning Hell (Gospel Light Minute X #371)”

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)”

If No One Else Cares for You, God Does (Gospel Light Minute X #359)

This is the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, with the Gospel Light Minute X Podcast #359 titled, “If No One Else Cares for You, God 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.

Some time ago someone placed this ad in a Kansas newspaper:

“I will listen to you talk for 30 minutes without comment for $5.00. “

Sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? But the person was serious. Did anybody call? You bet. It wasn’t long before this individual was receiving ten to twenty calls a day. The piercing pain of loneliness was so sharp that some were willing to try anything for a half hour of companionship.  Continue reading “If No One Else Cares for You, God Does (Gospel Light Minute X #359)”

The Seven Great Wonders of John 3:16 (Part 2)

Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #133

TEXT — 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.”

On last week, we began looking at the seven great wonders of a single verse that has enormous meaning for every human who has ever lived. The words of John 3:16 have amazed and blessed people for two thousand years. These words are very familiar to most of us. They are so familiar, in fact, that many of us do not think of them in any special way anymore. But, there are seven great wonders in this verse that we are discovering from the Word of God.

On last week, we saw that the first wonder is the Great Authority — that is God himself Who is the reason behind John 3:16. The second wonder is the great motive — that is agape love which is what motivated God to set in motion a plan to save humanity. And, we saw also that the third wonder is the great gift — Jesus Christ himself whom God gave to the world so that we might be saved.

Now, as we move on, let us look at the remaining four great wonders of John 3:16.

1. We see the Great Welcome. John 3:16 uses the words, “that whosoever”. Who does God welcome to take advantage of His great gift? Very simply, God welcomes “whosoever.” What does the word “whosoever” mean? The definition of the Greek word makes it plain. Whosoever means: “each person, every person, any person, all people and everyone.” That is the meaning of whosoever. That is why this is such a great welcome.

2. Now, we move on to the fifth great wonder, and that is the Great Escape. Listen to these words: “believeth in him.” These three words tell us how we can escape the eternal punishment that we deserve, and instead have a new life with God. We do not have to work for our salvation and we do not have to suffer for our salvation. All we have to do is simply believe in Jesus Christ.

3. Now, let’s move on to the next great wonder — the Great Deliverance. If there is a great escape, then there must be a great deliverance. If we are to be saved, then we must be saved from something. John 3:16 says that if we believe in Jesus Christ, then we “should not perish.” What is this talking about?

4. Finally, we see the seventh great wonder of John 3:16, and that is the Great Possession. The Great Authority was moved by the Greatest Motive to give us the Greatest Gift. By extending the Great Welcome, we can take advantage of the Great Escape and the Great Deliverance in order to receive the great Possession. John 3:16 says, “but have everlasting life.” “Everlasting life” is the great possession we will receive when we believe in Jesus Christ for our salvation.

+ Plus, listen to Michael W. Smith singing “Here I Am To Worship” and Hillsong singing “Lead Me To The Cross”

The Seven Great Wonders of John 3:16 (Part 1)

Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #132

TEXT — 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.”

In our history lessons as children we learned of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These were architectural feats that amaze us even today because of the limited resources and knowledge which the creators had to work with. These seven wonders were: the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the beautiful hanging gardens of Babylon, the temple of Artemis in Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Mausolus in Turkey, the great, glistening Colossus of Rhodes, the mighty pyramids of Giza, and the lighthouse at Alexandria.

Even though we have made great progress in architecture, technology, and design since those ancient times, students of history and archaeology are still astounded and amazed at what our ancestors built thousands of years ago.

Today, I want us to look at some words that have amazed and astounded people for two thousand years. These words are rooted in the eternal past and have meaning for the eternal future. These are the words of Jesus Christ found in John 3:16. Out of the 31,373 verses in the Bible, this one is perhaps the most quoted and the most memorized of them all. Imagine what it must have been like to be Nicodemus — the very first person in recorded history to hear these words, uttered by none other than Jesus Christ himself: “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.”

We find in John 3:16 seven great wonders which we will look at today, and, Lord willing, next Sunday. Let us explore the first three of these amazing wonders from this verse.

1. Notice, the Great Authority. The first wonder we see in this verse is “God” — “for God.” Why is it such a wonder that God would be at the beginning of John 3:16? Why is it such a wonder that God initiated what John 3:16 tells us He initiated? This, my friend, is such a wonder because of God’s nature.

2. Notice, the Great Motive. A motive is the reason why someone does something. Why did God act to save humanity? What was His motive? John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world.” Love — that is what motivated God to set in motion a plan to save humanity.

3. Finally, notice, the Great Gift. John 3:16 tells us that because of God’s love, “he gave his only begotten Son.” What a wonder it is that God would give Jesus Christ in order to save the world. We may think that because God is God, he does not have the same feelings as we do. But that is not true. The love that you and I feel for our children, God feels in a way that is far more intense.

+ Plus, listen to Tamela Mann singing “Take Me To the King” and Matt Redman singing “Blessed Be Your Name”

GLMX #42: The Greatest Love of All

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Psychologists have long known that every person has two great longings and inward needs. The first is to be loved, and the second is to love. But when pressures and heartaches come into our lives, many give up any hope of ever finding love.

The tragedy is that we often look in the wrong places to fill this deep, deep need and longing. Some substitute lust for love. Others pursue material things or superficial relationships—all in the futile attempt to fill a God-shaped vacuum in the human heart. But there is good news! There is a love worth finding and a love worth sharing. The Bible 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”. On the cross of Christ, God’s mighty love was revealed and offered unconditionally to all who would be saved.

+ Plus, listen to Brandon Heath singing “Your Love”

GLMX #24: 7 Reasons Jesus Came to Die

Easter is one of the most important times of the year and it is especially important to Christians because around this time 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ was crucified for the sins of the whole world. Today, the “chief of sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, will share with you “7 Reasons Jesus Came to Die on the Cross”.

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The Most Profound Words Ever Spoken

Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #1

What are the most important words ever spoken? These words are found in John 3:16, which says: “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.” In this Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, Daniel Whyte III expounds on the immense importance of these incredible words.

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