Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

a Reminder that could save your soul

You don't have to die and go to suffer hellfire for your wicked sins. The Lord Jesus Christ paid for them, trust His blood alone to atone for you. Receive Him in your heart, for He has loved you enough to die in your place.

Remember, neither Mary, nor Mohammed, nor Buddha, nor pope JP2, nor Ganesh, nor anybody else ever could, or would die on the cross for you. There was only 1 man on that cross. Mary didn't hang on it, neither did anyone else.
ONE man only hung on that cross of calvary. ONE MAN ONLY. No two people hanged there. ONE MAN ONLY. ONE body, ONCE broken.

Lift up a prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ, and tell Him that you surrender your self-righteousness in exchange for His. You can pray alone, now, simply step away from the screen, kneel and offer up a prayer from the heart. He will answer it and save you from yourself and hell. Get a King James Bible, start reading the book of John.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Fundamentals of Pen of Iron

If you're new or old to Pen of Iron, here are some basic doctrines we stand for and defend, because the Bible teaches. You will find them peppered throughout our posts, and sometimes exposited in the Bible Doctrines page.

The King James Bible is perfect.

Dispensations. Salvation is not identical in all dispensations, and Israel and the Church are NOT the same.

Pre-millennial. Definitely pre-millennial. That's Bible 101 right there.

The church-age ends in apostasy, not in the gospel conquering the world.

Salvation is by grace alone, through faith in the Son of God, without any admixture of works. Sacraments are a work of the devil.

Eternal security of the believer; in the church-age. A Christian does not have to endure to the end to be saved. That applies to tribulation folks.

The free choice and responsibility of man to receive or reject the Lord Jesus Christ.

Hell and the lake of fire are literal and the latter is the final, eternal, and conscious destination of all who reject the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ .

The Lord Jesus Christ resurrected physically, bodily, from the grave. It was the same body that was crucified that resurrected, but glorified.

The church is raptured BEFORE the tribulation; and there is MORE THAN ONE rapture in the Bible.

The independence of the local church.

Ecumenism is a work of the devil. Yes, that too.

Two ordinances given to the church: baptism and communion.

Baptism follows salvation; obviously then it is not required for salvation. It must be a conscious choice, and it is done in obedience to a commadment from the Lord Jesus. Baptism is by immersion.

Rome (with its religious system) is the bloody Babylonian whore of Revelation 17. Rome does not change.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Back to the streets

This past Sunday, after the church’s morning service, a group of people from the church headed to the streets of downtown Montreal with the purpose of spreading the gospel of our Lord. The men preached, and the women passed out tracts. The last time we had gone street preaching was in November and we had faced major opposition. The man in charge of our group got arrested. He was released within a few hours and had even managed to make it back to the evening service. The good news though, was that two souls got saved that day!

Not that anyone from our group got scared from going back to the streets again, but our Pastor wanted us to wait for a green light concerning any “legal” issues (there really aren’t any, street preaching is legal, and they had no right to arrest the man of God). By God’s grace, we made it back to the streets this past Sunday and this time, we didn’t face much opposition. Sure there are those who despise the word of God, but there those who thirst for it. A number of tracts were distributed, and the word of God was heard.

There is joy in serving the Lord. When we made it back for the evening service, the spirit of God got a hold of the entire church as we sung our lungs out to the Lord.

And I’ll tell you something else, there is power in the preaching of God’s Holy word.

1 Co 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Technological thirst and threats of disaster

Technology taken to extreme translates into human disaster.

I read the following:
Quote Robots are increasingly being used by ordinary people. Robot vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers are already in many homes, and robotic toys are increasingly popular with children.
As these robots become more intelligent, it will become harder to decide who is responsible if they injure someone. Is the designer to blame, or the user, or the robot itself?

Asimov's three laws for robots:
A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law

Humanoid heads with expressive features have become alarmingly lifelike.

The US military plans to have a fifth of its combat units fully automated by the year 2020. Asimov's laws don't apply to machines which are designed to harm people. When an army can strike at an enemy with no risk to lives on its own side, it may be less scrupulous in using force. Unquote

I wish to pose the question and I am dead serious. What guarantee have we got that humans will be safe in the long run? The day might come when people would not be able to distinguish between real human beings. Your next door neighbor might be one of humanoid monsters designed to exterminate the human kind.

WOE unto the world from the dangers of these technolgical advances which have done little good to restore the earth. Do I need to remind everyone of our environmental woes. Gas and carbon dioxide emissions. Depletion of the ozone layers. Global warming, water shortages, etc. The list goes on and on.

I can only think of one created being who would want to destroy God's work. And the picture is ugly no matter how much we try to sugar-coat it. The devil's latest trick is to design robotic toys to condition the mind of your children into acceptance.

If robots must obey orders, whose orders will humanoids and the like obey in the long run?
I wonder.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

It's not for me. Oh Really!?

It is one of those answers. You witness to somebody about the Lord and the answer pops up.
I appreciate what you are doing, but it is not for me!

Pastor Rick Sowell from Hope Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio will be holding revival meetings at our church during the last three days of April, and because this is such a special occasion, here am I all excited trying to rally the troops to come and hear the Word of God.

Patricia retired from work about a year ago. On her last day of employment I treated her to lunch at a nice Chinese diner. This made her very happy because no one had invited her to the place before. I thanked the Lord and hoped that she would see my Christian love as I witnessed to her about her need for salvation. She was a WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant) she explained but nothing more transpired that day. She gave me her home number and we agreed that I'd invite her to church next time we had a revival. Guess what. A month ago, Patricia was called in to replace a lady who is on maternity leave. Today, the Lord opened my mouth and I invited her to the revival. "I know you are trying to save me, she said, but this is not for me".

The Word of God is for everybody, I replied. This is not for me, she repeated. What do you mean it is not for you, I insisted. We are all created alike, body, soul and spirit. We all have a destiny and after death we either go into everlasting life, or eternal damnation, I explained.
Where are you going to spend your eternity?

I don't know, she said.

Jesus loves you and he wants to save you. You need not suffer for eternity. Jesus paid a hefty price to give you happiness. For once, give yourself a chance, I pleaded with her. Come and hear the Word. Let the Holy Spirit work in your heart to heal you from whatever scar or reason is causing you to answer me like this. This preacher does not come very often. Please plan to come and let the Word of God work in your heart, I pleaded again and again.

We will talk again, she replied. As she walked back to her desk, I did not know what to think.

I will try to talk to her again.
May the Lord open her eyes to see that the Word of God is for her and for everyone.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The most ridiculous thing I read

The most ridiculous thing I read in the news this morning comes from an article on the BBC website and entitled: Robotic age poses ethical dilemma

This is what it said: Last year a UK government study predicted that in the next 50 years robots could demand the same rights as human beings.

The full article can be viewed at:

In a previous article entitled: Robots could demand legal rights, it was said: If granted, countries would be obliged to provide social benefits including housing and even "robo-healthcare"...


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Prayer Request

Romans 8:28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose

Something is happening at my office and a decision that might affect my work assignment is awaited. Would you please pray with me that God be in the outcome. I do believe that all things work together for good as we read above, however, I feel safer when I pray.

Monday, March 05, 2007

the wisdom of a peanut farmer

Bob Jones Sr. was a down to earth peanut farmer. This is old time preaching, before "scholarism" catalyzed apostasy. The audio is about 15 minutes long.

If you want to know what is success for a Christian, listen. You won't get something like this in books or university libraries. This is for the real-world.

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