Newsletter, October 2016

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Dear Friends, Do All Roads Lead To Heaven? There are a couple of false beliefs - if we embrace them, we would deny the Bible as the Word of God, and we would have no compassion for the lost. One is that all roads lead to heaven and the second one is that there is no Hell. A person has the right to choose what faith or religion he wishes, but that does not make all choices correct, nor does it absolve a person from the consequences of the choice no matter how sincere it might be. The Bible says that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and that God is a Holy God and cannot look upon sin. A person may have lived a good life by comparison to others around them. However our measuring stick is not other people, but Jesus. How does your life measure up against Jesus’ life? There is no one who has sinned so little that they do not need to be forgiven and no one who has sinned so much that they cannot be forgiven. In John 3:16 Jesus says, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” In John 8:32 Jesus says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” What is the truth? Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). Jesus gave His life on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. God desires that all people be with Him in heaven, but He has given each a free will and we are allowed to choose. Jesus was crucified, died, and buried. And He rose from the grave. The grave was empty. He rose bodily and He revealed Himself to over 500 brethren at one time (1 Corinthians 15:6). There is no other religious leader who has died to take away our sin, no other person has risen from the grave. If God would send His Son to suffer the agony of the cross so that we could be forgiven and spend eternity with Him, would He just accept anyone according to their own beliefs? Would He provide a way and then say it doesn’t matter, come any way you want? What about those who have never heard of Jesus? Romans 1:19-20 says . . . because that which is known about God is evident within them, for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. If someone is truly seeking the God of creation, He will reveal Himself to that person. With God nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37). Hebrews 9:27 says, It is appointed for men to die once and then the judgment. We must make our decision before we die. But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Rev. 21:8). People say that if God is a loving God He will not send anyone to Hell. God does not send anyone to Hell, they choose not to believe in the “way” God has so lovingly provided. When you die, do you know you will go to heaven? You can know. All you need to do is ask Jesus to come into your life, forgive your sins, repent of them by turning away from your sins and follow Him. He will remove your sins as far as the east is from the west and He will write your name in the Lamb’s Book of Life. He will send the Holy Spirit to dwell in you and you will be “born again” of the Spirit. Jesus said, “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:15). God loves you and wants you to spend eternity with Him. This is from my book “What’s It All About”. ************** I am very excited as we continue to make great progress on the transition to podcasting. By the first of Oct. we will have uploaded 46 programs. We will continue to add 19 additional programs each month and we will have our full inventory of programs available on podcast at the end of the two year transition project. These programs are phenomenal, offering a dynamic array of experiences from the lives of those interviewed and the incredible difference Jesus has made for each of them. Next month I will give you a snippet of topics that will be available. iTunes is free to download and our programs are free to listen to. To access our program on iTunes: go to the iTunes store, click menu, click podcast, type in A Woman’s Special Touch. You will see a list of the programs currently available, then click on the one you want to listen to. We would be greatly encouraged if you let us know you were able to listen to our program. ************* Copies of our programs are available on CD or Mp3 file. You may request a program in either format by emailing me at awstradio@gmail.com or call 209-772-2449. We will be happy to mail you a CD or send a free Mp3 to your email. If requesting a CD please consider making a donation of $5 to cover the cost. Visit our website www.awomansspecialtouch.com learn more about the ministry and to hear some of our interview programs. ********* Praise and Prayer Pray that our equipment would work well and that we can proceed to get the message of salvation out. We would appreciate you letting friends and family know that they can access our podcast on iTunes and Google Play Music, and at www.awomansspecialtouch.libsyn.com Thank you for your prayers and financial support. All contributions are tax deductible. *********** You can hear the radio program on WNVY 1070AM Mon-Fri. 5 pm & 10:15 pm. Pensacola, Fl. until Oct. 13th. The TV program can be seen on WVCY-TV 30 Milwaukee, *********** In His Bonds Norma Bonds