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The bad news:  eternal separation from God and from life is a feature of all major religions.  In one way or another, they all say that anyone who is not pure and holy is doomed.


The good news: The God of the Bible, alone, gives humans a viable remedy for this "pickle." According the Law God gave Moses, humans are made acceptable to Him and their sin is forgiven through offering the shed blood of a sinless subsitute for human sinners. Only the death of someone pure, undefiled, and untainted by sin, who must also be infinite, and eternal, can pay the penalty on behalf of all sinners, for all time, to free them from damnation.  God alone could provide this, and, what is more, He did so as a gift to humans. 

He promises to forgive and save eternally all those who claim the coverage of the blood of His Son, sinless Jesus, who, at the behest of His Father, took our punishment although untainted himself.

   God made a covenant with all the benefits going our way.  He has obligated himself to save out of the fire and bring into eternal life with him all those who claim the blood of the Lamb, Jesus, who died in place of the whole human race on the Passover, freeing all claimants from damnation.  His death is the total payment of the penalty for the sins of humanity.  God regards us as if we were as pure as Jesus if we claim His son's death as our cover. 
God did this only out of love for us.  No human can ever deserve or earn it, but nobody who comes for it is refused.  The standard of total human purity, holiness and undefiledness is utterly beyond our personal reach.  Some religions require that one's good deeds exceed one's bad deeds in order to escape damnation but this, too, is impossible.  As Jeremiah 17:9 says: "the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it?"
Only through Christ do we have hope.  God is not concerned about our selfish motive in claiming Christ as our cover.  He merely requires that we do it.  Jesus, the Lamb of the Passover, is the unblemished (or sinless) offering killed in his prime, the essential blood payment specified in the Torah, sacrificed by our loving Father to buy us out of damnation--an offer to be found nowhere outside of the Law God gave Moses.  God states in the Law that He will impute to us the purity of Christ when we claim, simply claim, his shed blood as our cover.


  You can hear/download this original gospel song with words by

Pauline Holmes Arcel, and singing/music by the highly talented Sharon Guinn, if you click : You paid for me



For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Lev 17:11

Is there a better verse in the whole Bible than the one above?  This statement from the Law God gave Moses is the gospel.  Only a blood payment releases us from damnation.  God has given us the blood of Christ upon the altar of Calvary.  When we claim that blood payment it completely atones for our souls.  It, alone, can pay the penalty for all human sin and free us from the lake of fire.  The Pure, Holy, and Undefiled lamb of God is our substitute in death.


BOOK:  "House on Fire" by Pauline Holmes.  Handy, useful tool for evangelizing.  Points out the essentialness, sufficiency and availability of the blood of Christ.  Gives understanding of why God's Word tells us to claim its coverage in order to avoid the lakeoffire. Click on the title to get a free pdf download:  House on Fire.


BOOK:  Many Christians say they are under grace now, not under the law. But if we were not under the law, Christ's death on the cross would be irrelevant.  Christ himself said he came to fulfill the law, not to do away with it.  The Law is the source of grace; it provides our God-given defense.  "Grace in the Law" is a book by Pauline Holmes, revised in 2014.  Order a copy for $10.00 on our "order" form or download the book for free in PDF form by clicking on the title: Grace in the Law >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

BOOK: Walter Arcel's 2005 book "A Simple Explanation": a highly thought-provoking, "can't put it down" work.  It answers many of the questions people have regarding how and why God saves, and why humans cannot ignore their eternal destiny.  It has the best argument for the resurrection ever found.  Click on the title to buy a hard copy or get a free non-pdf download:  A Simple Explanation.  Also, you can download a copy of an earlier book called "Faith 101"


BOOK:What has fear of hell to do with mental health? Do you want to understand what underlies persistent low self-esteem?  Or depression?  Or anxiety?  Would you like to discover the God-given source of mental health and peace of mind? 

The book, "Hell and Madness," by Pauline Holmes helps you recognize the inborn source of these problems:  existential guilt, the sense of being destined for eternal damnation for falling short of the absolute perfection of God.  Despite what the mental health field tells you, this guilt is not the result of past experience.  It derives from an inner, inborn sense of deserving damnation for falling short of perfection, and of having no personal control over the situation.  At some level, all humans have existential guilt because we all fall short of the mark.  Not everyone is driven into a recognizeable mental illness by it but it makes us all dysfunctional to some degree.  This book explains the situation and points to the freely available God-given cure.  To download the free PDF click on:
 Hell and Madness; Grace and Sanity: the true biblical basis for mental health


BOOK:  Are you too much  of a perfectionist?  To look at this often-distressing tendency, read:  "The Deadly Perfectionism Trap" by Pauline Holmes, published 2010.  Find out the shocking hidden source of humans' desperate quest for perfection and the reason for its vise grip.  Discover some of the strange, unexpected forms perfectionism can take.  Full of real life illustrations.  Purchase a copy or download the entire book for free in a PDF file by clicking on the title: The Deadly Perfectionism Trap